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Fall 2019 Break – No Classes

October 21 - October 22

Lourdes University is open

A Tumultuous Period of Change: 1968 Through the 1970s

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Canticle Center 150 October 23 – November 13 (4 weeks) This course will examine, from legal, social and political perspectives, the turbulent, fascinating and consequential period from the Chicago protests at the Democratic National Convention of 1968 through the election of President Reagan in 1980. The focus will be on key political figures, events and court decisions associated with the Civil Rights and Antiwar movements in the United States. Also discussed will be the long term impact of those times…

Sugar – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Canticle Center 149 Back by request, an informative workshop on sugar! We will explore the history of sugar, and its dramatic increase in today’s foods. Topics covered will include: need, cravings, health hazards, hidden and artificial sugars, plus the outlook for the future. Barbara Mauter is an adjunct instructor with over 20 years’ experience teaching college. She has taught and presented various workshops for UT, BGSU, Monroe County Community College and Owens State Community College. Her interests center around…

Creative Cards

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Regina Hall Conference Room on Oct. 25 and Nov. 15; St. Joseph Hall 110 on Nov. 8 October 25, November 8, 15 (3 weeks) Craft your own unique greeting cards with experienced card maker Sister Roselynn. Each class will provide you with instructions and materials for 3 cards. Holiday themes as well as birthday, get well, and sympathy designs will be presented. Tap into your artistic side with projects that can be completed in a short time with a…

What’s So Good About Shakespeare?

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: Canticle Center 150 October 28 – November 11 (3 weeks) “Shakespeare” is, for many people, a scary name. It tends to conjure up highbrow language incomprehensible to all but Jeopardy wannabes. And it’s supposedly cruel and unusual punishment when foisted on innocent high school students—who tend to remember (if they do) only one line of the Bard: “It was Greek to me!” So! in these classes we will try to de-mystify the Swan of Avon and have some fun—and…


Celebrity Wait Night

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The proceeds raised from this event at Real Seafood Company Toledo makes a difference in the lives of our Lourdes students with student scholarships. For any questions or additional information, please contact Abbie Hall, Advancement Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751 or

Crocheting: Stitching Together

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Fireside Room, St. Agnes Hall October 29 – November 19 (4 weeks) Work on your crocheting with us! If you know basic crochet stitches then this class is for you. Bring your project, yarn and hooks. We will review some stitches and help with pattern reading. Class size is limited to allow for individual attention. Mary Jo Blohm is retired and enjoys traveling, reading and crafting. She was introduced to crocheting at an early age and has taught herself…

Blood Drive

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Lourdes University is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania, OH. To make an appointment, register online at using the code LOURDES. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors must present a photo ID at appointment.

The Will of the People: Readings in American Democracy

October 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Canticle Center 148 October 29 – November 19 (4 weeks) With the powerful impact of the digital age and social media, there are daily challenges to the functioning of the U.S. as one of the world’s oldest democracies. Indeed, our democracy rises out of the ideas enshrined in documents nearly 250 years old. How relevant are these ideas and documents today? How are we still grappling with the same issues that inspired and bedeviled our forebears? How are modern…

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Alumni Dinner

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

5:30 PM – Registration and Socializing 6:00 PM – Program Introduction of the 2020 Alumni Board members Guest Speaker – Robin Charney ’05 ProMedica’s 2019 Philanthropy Champion of the Year Presentation of the Alumna/us Award Door Prize – a Fitbit Charge 3 Alumni giveaways Faculty and staff will be in attendance Cost is $15 per person (no charge for December 2018 and May 2019 graduates) Cash bar IMPORTANT: Get your tickets by October 25 to reserve your seat at…

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