Health Care and Social Services Career Expo offered

Davis College and Lourdes University are offering a Healthcare and Social Services Career Expo, Internship and Job Fair on Friday, October 21 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The event is open to the general public as well as students and alumni of Davis College and … Continued

Solar Superstorms features the Power of a Star

What can cause our normally benign Sun to erupt in such fury that it can threaten the world’s power and technological infrastructure? Solar Superstorms at the Appold Planetarium takes audiences into the inner workings of our star. It follows the path of hot electrified gas as it rises from the Sun’s core, through its tangled … Continued

Professor Emerita returns as guest speaker

Dr. Deborah Schwartz, Lourdes University Professor Emerita, returned to campus on October 11, 2016, as a guest speaker for Dr. Susan Shelangoskie’s professional writing class. The professional writing students are learning how to write effectively for many different professional contexts including the web. Dr. Schwartz, who retired from Lourdes in 2013 as Dean of the … Continued

Veterans Day event scheduled

Lourdes University is offering a Veterans Day event on Friday, November 11 at 4 p.m. at the Franciscan Center. The featured speaker is Colonel Scott E. Reed, Vice Commander at the 180th Fighter Wing – Toledo Air National Guard Base. Light refreshments will be served directly after the event. “It is a privilege to welcome … Continued

Three Issue Forums offered in October

Lourdes University is offering three issue forums, open to everyone on campus. Designed to provide a thoughtful examination of current issues, not candidates, each forum will offer reliable information on an important topic, along with analysis from the point of view of Lourdes University’s Franciscan values of community, learning, reverence and service. There will be … Continued

Congrats to the 2016-2017 Tau Scholars

Lourdes University has selected 18 individuals to receive Campus Ministry Tau Scholarships. Each student receives $2,000 per year for up to four years. To qualify, the Tau Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 from high school or a transferring institution. Tau Scholars are required to work an average of 4-5 hours per week … Continued

Lourdes University’s Spirit Week starts on October 3 and culminates on October 8 with a Student Dance at the Canticle Center.

Monday, October 3 

Open House

  • 3 to 5 p.m.
  • St. Clare Hall 142/143

Banner Wars

  • 5 p.m.
  • St. Clare Hall 143


Tuesday, October 4

Gray Wolves Games

  • 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Mid-Campus grounds and Lourdes Commons, Russell J. Ebeid Hall


Wednesday, October 5

Where do you live on Route 66?

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Across from Welcome Center, Russell J. Ebeid Hall

Toledo Labre Project

  • 4 p.m. set-up
  • 5 p.m. departure
  • San Damiano Campus Ministry Project


Thursday, October 6

Ultimate Blow Out

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Ebeid Center, lower level Delp Hall

Zero Waste Lunch

  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Franciscan Center


Friday, October 7

Morning of Service – no morning classes

Pumpkin Workshop

  • 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Canticle Center 168

Tau Celebration

  • 5 p.m.
  • Ebeid Center, lower level Delp Hall

Homecoming Kick-Off

  • 7 p.m.
  • Rec Center, Mid-Campus


Saturday, October 8

Open House and Tours

  • 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Rec Center, Mid-Campus

Parking Lot Pre-Game Party

  • 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Canticle Center

Women’s Gray Wolves Soccer game

  • 2 p.m.
  • Lourdes/Northview Athletic Complex, Silica Drive

Men’s Gray Wolves Soccer game

  • 5 p.m.
  • Lourdes/Northview Athletic Complex, Silica Drive
  • Homecoming Court introduced at half-time

Homecoming/Inauguration Dinner

  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Dining Hall

Homecoming Dance

  • 8 p.m.
  • Canticle Center


New Director of Development

Mary Arquette, vice president for institutional advancement, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brittanie Kuhr as Lourdes University’s director of development. Ms. Kuhr received her master’s degree in higher education from The University of Toledo where her thesis focused on “Donor Perceptions of Cultivation and Stewardship at Lourdes University.” Prior to joining Lourdes, Ms. … Continued

Mark your calendar for this year’s Homecoming

Lourdes University’s Homecoming starts on October 3 with Student Spirit Week and culminates on October 8 with a Student Dance at the Canticle Center.

Alumni are invited to return to campus to enjoy an array of Homecoming activities during the week-end. Alumni activities start on Saturday with a tour of the new Ebeid Recreation Center and include men’s and women’s soccer games where the Homecoming King, Queen and Regents will be chosen. Please see the schedule below for a full listing of Homecoming activities.

October 3 – 7

  • Student Spirit Week
  • Academic Presentations on Franciscan values, interfaith, art, etc.
    (Faculty, Staff and Students)

Friday, October 7

  • Morning of Service (Faculty, Staff & Students)
  • 8 -10 pm   Homecoming Weekend Kick-off on Mid-campus with S’mores & Bon Fire (Students Only)

Saturday, October 8

  • 10:30 – 12 pm Open House & Tours at the Ebeid Recreation Center (Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Prospective Students)
  • 12:00 –   2 pm  Pre-Game Parking Lot Party at the Canticle Parking Lot (Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Prospective Students)
  • 2 pm – Men’s Soccer Game at Northview High School
    Homecoming Court announced between games
  • 5 pm – Women’s Soccer Game at Northview High School (Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Prospective Students)
  • 5 – 8 pm Dinner in the Dining Hall Alumni & Friends
    ($15/person); students w/ID (meal plan or $7.50)
    Faculty & Staff
  • 8 – 11 pm Student Dance in the Canticle Center
    Students must present their student I.D.  D.J. entertainment & refreshments.Shuttle service to and from the residence halls will be provided.

The Inauguration of President Mary Ann Gawelek will begin Saturday Oct. 8 with a reception in the evening. Make your reservations for the inaugural events.

For more information regarding Homecoming, contact Kelly Dilworth in Institutional Advancement at 419-824-3751 or by email.