Lourdes students selected for Franciscan Pilgrimage

Sr. Ann Carmen Barone, OSF, Lourdes University Vice President for Mission and Ministry, is pleased to announce the selected students who will travel to Assisi and Rome, Italy as part of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU) Student Pilgrimage Program. Lourdes juniors Ainsley Quigley and Jacob Supina will travel abroad December 27 for … Continued

LLHT -Benefits and Opportunities of Engaging in Your Community

The Lifelong Learning Hot Topic presents Benefits and Opportunities of Engaging in Your Community from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Emily Avery, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at United Way of Greater Toledo is the guest speaker. The United Way of Greater Toledo focuses on ensuring all individuals have equal access to a quality education, a healthy … Continued

Are you filled with Gray Wolves Power? Do you excel at uplifting and engaging others? Do you have a knack for entertainment? Do you like having extra scholarship money to go towards books, tuition, etc? If you answered YES to any of these questions, we have the perfect job for you. BECOME THE SCHOOL MASCOT – Gubi. Even if you are shy, this is a great opportunity for you, as your participation will be strictly confidential to maximize your true LU Spirit.

become gubi

How Gubi will Benefit YOU

  • $1,000 renewable scholarship per academic year
  • Celebrate the Franciscan Heritage of Gubi
  • Represent Lourdes University at various public events
  • Visit different businesses and corporations
  • Have the opportunity to be acknowledged by ESPN as one of the top mascots in the country


How YOU will Benefit Gubi and Lourdes University

  • Create University Spirit across campus
  • Assist with mascot social media posts
  • Appear as Gubi at 1-3 Lourdes home games, and or campus & community events each week
  • Allow students to build a bond with Gubi
  • Allow businesses to get a feel of what being a part of Gray Wolves Nation is all about


For further information or questions, complete the interest form link and/or contact Meredith Errington, at gubi@lourdes.edu.



Gubi was born on October 28th, 2009 in Gubbio, Italy. After traveling to the states, he settled down in Sylvania, Ohio where he attended Lourdes University. Gubi initially came to Lourdes to obtain his degree in Communications and Marketing. Soon however, people came to realize Gubi was looking for a family, not a career.

Ever since Gubi stepped foot on campus, his big heart and Gray Wolves Pride has spread through the campus like a wildfire. We here at Lourdes, believe it is safe to say, Gubi has found his home! Experience the full story here.


Color: Terra Cotta

Song: Gray Wolves Fight Song


  • Taking long walks around the beautiful Lourdes University campus.
  • Attending LU Athletic events on a weekly basis.
  • Spreading team spirit and respect throughout the Ebeid Recreation Center.
  • Visiting schools to encourage students to be GUBI GREAT!

Gubi and classmates

Movie: White Fang, Air Bud, Twilight

Fairy Tale: 3 Little Pigs

Foods: Grasshoppers, Blueberries, Mayberry Sherbet Ice Cream, and WHAC Competition





Christmas in Gubbio

According to the accounts told by his companions, one time St. Francis of Assisi was staying near the village of Gubbio when a large wolf approached the city and began to terrorize the people. The men of the village had planned to hunt for the wolf and to kill him when Francis offered to mediate the situation. Francis and his companions, armed only with their trust in God, went in search of the animal. When they found him, Francis rebuked the wolf for harming the townspeople. Francis, however, also realized that the wolf was hungry and looking for food.

Having made peace with the creature, Francis took the wolf back to the townspeople and struck a pact with them. At the urging of Francis, the people of the village agreed to feed and care for the wolf and the wolf agreed to make peace with the village. As a sign of his consent, “the wolf knelt down and bowed his head and with gentle movements of his body and tail and ears showed, as much as possible, that he wished to observe every part of the pact with them…lifting his right paw, he placed it in the hand of Saint Francis.”

The wolf continued to live in Gubbio for two years and the people fed him and kindly received him in their homes. When the wolf finally died of old age, the people of Gubbio mourned for him because he had served as a reminder of the holiness and gentleness of the saintly man from Assisi (Fior 21).



Gubi, the Lourdes University Gray Wolves mascot represents:

· The reverence St. Francis had for all of God’s creatures – including animals and nature.

· The story of St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio

Lourdes University is home to Gubi – our beloved Mascot. Whenever you are in Gray Wolves Country, be on the lookout for our fearless & fierce leader.



Learn more about Gubi and check out the following links:


Christmas in Gubbio and Other Stories Francis Might Tell

The Lifelong Learning program offers its holiday luncheon – Christmas in Gubbio and Other Stories Francis Might Tell – from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sheila Otto, a professional story teller and historical reenact-er shares this poignant story of how St. Francis of Assisi provided the first live Nativity which filled the townspeople of Gubbio, … Continued

Auxiliary Luncheon Meeting

The Lourdes University Auxiliary Luncheon Meeting at 11:30 a.m. features the Lourdes University Chorale. $20 per person. Individuals can RSVP with Abbie Hall, Advancement Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751 or ahall@lourdes.edu.

Choose the option that works best for you:

3 Year BSN

  • Take courses year-round
  • Begin courses in spring, fall or summer semester

4 Year BSN

  • Pursue your degree in two semesters per year
  • High-achieving high school graduates can qualify for Direct Admission to the Nursing major with a 3.0 GPA and 22 ACT/1120 SAT

5 Year BSN

  • Designed for working professionals
  • Fewer courses per semester
  • You can even skip a semester with your advisor’s assistance

2 Year BSN for Transfer Students

  • Complete your nursing courses in 1 year PLUS 2 semesters
  • High-achieving transfer students can qualify for Direct Admission to the Nursing major with a 3.0 GPA

Contact Us

Speak with an Admissions Counselor at 419-885-5291 or luadmits@lourdes.edu

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Recognizing our best

President Mary Ann Gawelek is pleased to recognize the following Lourdes University students who are scholarship recipients. Presidential Scholarship Recipients Biology major Erin Bonanni Nursing major Kylee Caughhorn Early Childhood Education major Ashley Church Social Work major Grace Collier Psychology major Emily Crain Nursing major Melissa David Biology major Haley DeChant Accounting major Abagail Dobson … Continued