Medical Mission to Pestel, Haiti, Jan 11 ̐ 19, 2014

Welcome to the Blog for the 2014 Mission to Ferrier and Pestel, Haiti. This year's mission is a joint effort from several different groups, including: Franciscan Health Care, Lourdes University College of Nursing, Mt. Carmel Hospital, SCORE, and of course many generous donors. Background In 2009, Lourdes University College of Nursing faculty member Martha Gallagher … Continued

2011 Student Pilgrims

Ali ElMokdad, Benjamin Jakeway, Aileen Santry and Allison Walter have their passport ready, their bags packed and are ready for the annual Franciscan Student Pilgrimage to Italy! Follow Allison and Ali’s blog as they follow in St. Francis’ footsteps as they visit famous basilicas, the Roman Colosseum, Trevi fountain, and the original Portiuncula Chapel and learn … Continued

We recognize the College of Arts and Science faculty on their achievements for the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

Conference Hosted or Planned

Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D.
Planning Committee Member, Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference: “Negotiating Shakespeare.” Bowling Green State University, 8-10 October, 2015.

External Reviewer at another Educational Institution

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
HLC Peer Corps Site Visitor, September 2015, for private university in Indiana.

Kate Beutel, Ph.D.
External Program Reviewer- University of Detroit, Mercy, MA in Liberal Studies program

Grant Recipient of Student, Program or Professional Scholarship

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D., submitted by:
LU Science Lab Renovations Project with Anjali Gray, to Flower Hospital Auxiliary, awarded $35,000.

Poster Presentation

Matthew E. Lancaster, Ph.D.
Lancaster, M. E. & Homa, D. (2015, Nov.) Feature to feature inference following learning of correlated and uncorrelated category structures. Poster session at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Presenter at Conference (paper, roundtable, workshop)

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
From Tales to TRAILS: Blazing Through Assumptions to Data Driven Decisions, with Michelle Rable, 2015 Assessment Institute, IUPUI, 25-27 October 2015.

Kate Beutel, Ph.D.
“Contested Space: The Round House” at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 6, 2015

“Inversions of Justice” at Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Columbus, OH, November 13, 2015

“Damien’s Successors: Religious Figures in Erdrich’s The Plague of Doves and The Round House” at annual conference of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Charleston, SC, March 4, 2016

Adam R. Hodge, Ph.D.
“‘Our women and children cry for food, and we have no food to give them’: The Environmental Dimensions of Eastern Shoshone Dispossession,” A Confluence of Cultures: U.S.-Native American Relations in the 19th Century, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri, October 10, 2015.

James J. Minesky, Ph.D.
Olsavsky, M.J., Carnicom, C., Schmidt, K.L. and Minesky, J.J.  2016.  Creating Synergies for Great Lakes Ecosystem Restoration & Sustainability Via Undergraduate Courses.  Oral presentation at the 2016 annual conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.  06-10 June 2016.

Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D.
“Women Encountering Jesus: The Power of transforming Love” Day of Reflection for the Toledo Diocesan Conference of Catholic Women.  The Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation. Carey, OH. May 11, 2016.

“Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Women Mystics. Franciscan Spirituality Center. February 13, 2016

“Care for Creation: Muslim and Catholic Accord.” With Fatima Al-Hayani. Lourdes University 34th Annual Ecumenical Lecture. April 3, 2016.

Second Hour. “Mary of Nazareth: Woman of Grace and Mercy.” Defiance, OH. Oct 7, 14, 2015.

Spirituality of leadership. Little Flower Parish. September 24, 2015.

“Saints: Our Companions on the Journey” Life Long Learning. September 10, 17, 24, 2015.

Keynote presenter for “Shaping the Future of Our Legacy” The General Assembly of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania June 24-26, 2015.

Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D., submitted by:
Shelangoskie, Susan and Anjali Gray. “Sins against Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Scientific and Rhetorical Literacy.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference: “Arts and Sciences.” Columbus, 12-14 November 2015.

“‘Nerves of Empire’: Submarine Telegraph Technological Travel Narratives and Imperial Control.” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference: “Victorians and the World.” University of Hawaii, Honolulu, July 2015.

“Negotiating Shakespeare with Digital Tools.” Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, BGSU, October 2015.

Elizabeth T. Wise, Ph.D.
11/21/2015 Presented “Student Research Projects Related to the Intersection between Chemistry and Art” at the 2015 Northwest Ohio Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching; Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Public Performance, Recital, or Exhibition

Robert Campbell, M.A.
“Reducing Academic Dishonesty: A Full-Cycle Approach” Lifelong Learning Presentation, Lourdes University, April 22, 2016.

Dale Lanigan, Ed.D.
Made two presentations on Hate Crimes at Toledo Public Library in October 2015

Appeared on WTVG Channel 13 news program to discuss politics and political parties in November 2015

Published Book

Benjamin Brown, Ph.D.
“The Christian Humanism of Anselm of Canterbury.”  In A Companion to Medieval Christian Humanism: Essays on Principal Thinkers.  Ed. John P. Bequette.  Companions to the Christian Tradition, ed. Christopher M. Bellitto, vol. 69.  Boston, MA: Brill, 2016.

Adam R. Hodge, Ph.D.
The following is a book chapter, not a whole book: Adam R. Hodge, PhD, “Chapter Five: Auxiliaries and Scouts.” In A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign. Edited by Brad Lookingbill. Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

Noah Roderick, Ph.D.
Roderick, Noah. The Being of Analogy. London: Open Humanities Press, 2016

Published Peer Reviewed Article

Elaine C. Ault, B.S., C.S.M.M.
Ault, E. “Scientific Material Management Certification Overview” The NAOSMM Newsline, Winter 2016 Volume 48, No. 4

Ault, E. “Easy Integration of Technology” The NAOSMM Newsline, Winter 2016 Volume 48, No. 4

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
“A Multiple Inhabitance: Cultural Negotiation in Native American Autobiography.” The Dialogue of Cultures. Ed. Anca Dobrinescu, Editura Universităţii din Ploieşti, 2015.

“Eastern Promise,” Emanations 2+2=5, ed. Carter Kaplan, International Authors, 2015.

Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D.
“‘Nerves of the Empire’: Submarine Telegraph Technological Travel Narratives as Imperial Adventure.” Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century. Ed. Kate Hill. London: Ashgate, 2016. 92-108.

Reviewer for a Book, Journal or Article

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
Advisory Editor, Rhizomes: Culture Studies in Emerging Knowledge, 2015.

Served as Professional Expert in Some Capacity

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D.
International Authors Advisory Board, 2015

Judge, National Council of Teachers of English 2015 Norman Mailer Writing Award for Middle and High School Teachers, 2015.

Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D.

External reader for promotion portfolio. Sienna Heights English faculty promotion review. March 2016.


Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D.

Book Review: Rebecca Moore, Women in Christian Traditions. New York: NY University Press.  Published in Catholic Books Review.

Book Review: Laura Vance. Women in New religions. New York: NY, University press. Published in Catholic Books Review

Juror for the College Theology Society Annual Volume.  An Unexpected Wilderness: Seeking God on a Changing Planet. Orbis Press, 2015

Writing of Self-Study or New Program

Holly L. Baumgartner, Ph.D., submitted by:
Academy of Student Persistence and Completion, with Michelle Rable and Rachel Duff-Anderson, HLC, 2015.

Lourdes Quality Initiative Year One Analysis and Report, August 2015 (with Karen Mohar and Jenny Gagne)

Second Nurse Anesthesia Conference offered

  Dr. Judy Didion, Ph.D., RN, Dean of the Lourdes University College of Nursing; and Dawn AuBuchon, M.S., CRNA, Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program; are pleased to announce the second Nurse Anesthesia Conference on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The site of the conference is the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., in Perrysburg, Ohio. The conference speakers include: Clarence Biddle, … Continued

Dean Elected President of National Organization

Lourdes University Provost Geoffrey Grubb, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the election of Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School, as President of The College Theology Society. Sr. Shannon will begin her term at CTS’s annual convention in June. “I have been an active member of The College Theology Society since 1985 … Continued

Lourdes University participates in AICUO’s “Ohio Independent College Visit Days 2016 You Can” program

Lourdes University President David J. Livingston, Ph.D., and Vice President of Enrollment Dean C. Ludwig, Ph.D., are pleased to participate in the Ohio Independent College Visit Days 2016 You Can program. OnMonday, June 27; Wednesday, June 29; and Thursday, June 30, rising high school juniors and seniors and their families can learn more about the … Continued

Lourdes University Invites Third-Party Comments

Lourdes University invites comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on November, 14-15, 2016 by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Lourdes has been accredited by the Commission since 1964. … Continued

Lifelong Learning announces May classes

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program is pleased to offer the following classes that are offered or begin in May 2016. The classes are held at various Lourdes University classroom locations, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. To register for Lifelong Learning classes and review the entire list of spring 2016 classes, visit, email or call 419-824-3707. … Continued

58th Lourdes University Commencement announced

Dean L. Spangler to deliver commencement address and receive honorary degree; Retired Lucas County Juvenile Court Judge Andy Devine to receive honorary degree   On Saturday, May 14, Lourdes University President David J. Livingston, Ph.D., will confer bachelor and master’s degrees on more than 350 graduates during the 58th commencement exercises. Dean L. Spangler, Chairman of the Board … Continued