Lourdes Appoints 9th President

Dr. David LivingstonIn February, David Livingston, PhD, former Vice President for Advancement at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, was appointed Lourdes University's ninth President.

After conducting a search which garnered candidates from 24 states and Canada, Dr. Livingston was selected unanimously by Lourdes, its sponsors the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, and the institution's Board of Trustees.

Dr. Livingston began his role as President on July 1, and his inauguration will take place on Sunday, September 22. Learn more about Dr. Livingston.

Luminations Once Again Lights the Night for Student Scholarships

Lourdes' signature fundraising event once again dazzled business leaders and community members who believe in the university's values-centered education. The evening of cocktails, excellent food, silent and live auctions, and talented entertainers realized more than $264,000 for student scholarships.

 Susan and Allan Block with Tim Shew

Education Announces New Licensure

The College of Education & Human Services established the Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA) License in Integrated Science Program. Those who receive this licensure can teach all forms of science in 7-12th grade within the region, including biology, chemistry, earth science, life science, physics and space science. For more information, visit www.lourdes.edu/education.

Spring Lectures Provide Enlightenment and Engaging Dialogue

HandsThe departments of art, history, and theological studies continue bringing talented experts in their fields to engage and enlighten audiences. This year's lectures included the art of pulp fiction and multimedia artist Thomas Allen; the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War; and the "full communion relationships" of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and their partner churches.

Two additional speaker series were introduced in spring including Faith Talks that addressed "feminine models of spirituality in Catholicism and Islam;" and "The Power of the Word" Spring Colloquium on the Muslim and Christian faith expression.

Tutoring Bridges Cultures and Language

The Academic Support Center offers English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring to better serve students for whom English is not their first language. Three part-time ESL tutors – Cecilia Martaus, Leigh Rencurrell, and Bettina Ritchie bring a combined 45 years of experience.

To learn more about the ASC and these talented and well-traveled tutors, visit Academic Support Center online.