Presidential Search Update

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Upcoming Events
Presidential Search
Phonathon 2016
WAVE Festival
Ecumenical Lecture
JMM Leadership Summit
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Alumni Interaction
Alumni in the News
Lifelong Learning at
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Presidential Search Update
As we begin the search for our next President, the Board of Trustees have
retained the executive search firm of Hyatt-Fennell to assist in the process.
Cheryl Hyatt, a partner in the firm, is seeking your input and insights into
the expectations regarding the characteristics and qualities you would like
to see in our new President. Ms. Hyatt would appreciate your completing
this small questionnaire. Your opinions are a valuable part of the process
as she and the committee review applicant information. The responses will
be summarized by Hyatt-Fennell and shared with the committee and the
Board of Trustees prior to their review.
Please take a few minutes to fill it out and send it back to her
Feel free to use as much space as you need. To keep within the timeline
she would like your answers by March 7th. If you prefer to discuss this
with her directly, please call Cheryl at 724-242-0476.
W.A.V.E. Festival
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Ecumenical Lecture
Sunday, April 3, 2016
J.M. Magliochetti
Leadership Summit
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
We know that your time is very valuable, but your contribution to this
process is essential and greatly appreciated. We therefore thank you in
advance for your kind cooperation.
Questions regarding the President:
1. What qualities or characteristics (professional) should the new
President possess?
2. What challenges do you think the President will face coming into
the position?
3. What do you think are the short- and long-term priorities for the
new President?
4. What makes Lourdes unique? (why would someone want to work
at Lourdes University)
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Annual Alumni
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Hit the Links
Friday, June 3, 2016
Submission of your name is optional.
Thank you,
Ernest Enrique
Lourdes University Board Chair
Phonathon 2016 is wrapping up this week.
Fourteen incredible student callers contacted
alumni and friends of Lourdes during the first two
weeks of February. They worked hard to gather
updated alumni contact information, share events
and happenings on campus and ask for support
for the Annual Fund.
During this short period of time, callers raised
nearly $16,000!
If you did not hear from us, we might not have your updated contact
information. To keep current with Lourdes news, go to: Click
here to update your information in our records.
9th Annual Celebration of Women Festival
Saturday, March 19, 2016
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free Admission
Franciscan Center Commons, Lourdes
6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH 43560
Lourdes celebrates National Women's History Month by recognizing the
diversity and vision of area women artists and business women. This
celebration of women festival is an indoor exhibition and sale of fine arts,
crafts and other creative expressions.
The WAVE Festival originated as a way to celebrate the successes and
accomplishments of women throughout the local community. In the spirit
of our Franciscan values, we embrace the civic communities whom we
engage, celebrating the many talents of our participants, and welcome the
visitors who come to our campus. In conjunction with the annual
recognition of March as Women's History Month, we are pleased to bring
together talented artists, craftswomen, and performers for the afternoon. It
is our hope that the experience will not only impress and delight you, but
empower you as well. Proceeds will benefit a local women's charity.
Lourdes, the only higher education institution currently in Northwest Ohio
that began as a women only college, is proud to host the festival. Founded
by Mother Adelaide and the Sisters of St. Francis fifty-six years ago,
Lourdes embraces its history and the spirit in which we continue to
recognize and honor women who not only have shaped our past, but will
influence our future. For more information contact Marisol Strelow at 419824-3871
The WAVE Festival Committee has selected Rebekah's Haven, a shelter
for homeless and needy women with small children, providing hope and a
safe place to stay, as the beneficiary of the 9th annual festival.
Past recipient organizations of W.A.V.E. Festival proceeds include: Aurora
House, Second Chance, Women Blessing Women, Harbor House,
Bethany House, Family Promise of Greater Toledo and many others.
Ecumenical Lecture
The Theological Studies department is pleased to announce our annual
ecumenical lecture. See below and the attached flyer for details.
Care for Creation: Muslim and Catholic Accord
Presenters:Fatima Al-Hayani, PhD & Sr. Shannon Schrein, PhD, OSF
Sunday, April 3 @ 3:00pm
Franciscan Center, Rooms A&B
All are welcome. Bring a friend!
With the very recent publications of Pope Francis's Laudato Si: Care for
Our Common Home and the International Islamic Climate Change
Symposium's (IICCS) Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, the
time is ripe for Muslims and Catholics to work more closely on ways that all
might reverence God's gift of creation and call our brothers and sisters to
action for the sake of our common home. Dr. Al-Hayani and Sr. Shannon
will discuss Muslim and Catholic understandings of the goodness of God's
creation, our special call as believers to treat the environment with respect
and awe, and some practical ways for doing this together.
DR. AL-HAYANI earned her doctorate in Islamic Studies from the
University of Michigan and has taught, lectured and published widely on a
variety of issues in the field, including Muslim understandings of science
and religion.
SR. SHANNON SCHREIN, a Sylvania Franciscan, earned her doctorate in
theology from Marquette University. Currently serving as the Director of the
MA in Theology at Lourdes University, she has shared her Franciscan way
of life and her love of Jesus and the Scriptures with her students for more
than forty years.
Benjamin J. Brown
Chair and Associate Professor
Dept. of Theological Studies
Lourdes University
The Joseph M. Magliochetti Leadership Summit is recognized as the
greater Toledo region's foremost event dedicated to realizing business as a
noble profession. "We are pleased to welcome two very fascinating and
exemplary women leaders in business as our key panelists for the fourth
Joseph M. Magliochetti Leadership Summit. Vicki Escarra, CEO,
Opportunity International, and Haley Thomas, Director of Marketing and
Sales, Ballreich Brothers, Inc. will share their personal and professional
experiences on the challenges and successes of 'creating the culture' to
lead nobly within a global business world," says Ryan Butt, J.D., Dean of
the College of Business and Leadership.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Park Inn by Radisson ~ Grand Ballroom
Downtown Toledo
Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 30.
Phone: 419-517-8887 or Email:
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Please note we are listed as Lourdes College instead of Lourdes
University. We are working to have this corrected.
Requesting Alumni Interaction
Lourdes University, Office of University Relations, is seeking help from
alumni by engaging in social media. Please like the Lourdes University
LinkedIn page. This is a great opportunity to stay connected to the
Institution, discuss your Lourdes experience, and interact with prospective
and current students.
There is a difference between the Lourdes "company" page and the
Lourdes "university" page. The company page is an outlet for users to get
acquainted with Lourdes University. University Relations also posts press
releases onto this page. The University page allows for interaction or
networking between members; similar to Facebook.
If you have questions, please contact Mike George at 419-517-8990or
Alumni in the News
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Lifelong Learning at Lourdes
Lifelong Learning is an exciting educational program at
Open to all interested men and women, the only
requirement for participation is an interest in
ongoing learning! Participants enjoy:
Classes in a wide variety of academic
Day Trips of educational interest
Monthly Lectures featuring outstanding speakers, held on the third
Friday of each month from September through May
All classes are offered for the sheer joy of learning with no tests, exams, or
grades. Many are taught by Lourdes instructors or Lifelong Learning
members who have a particular area of expertise. As alumni, you are
granted a membership to Lifelong Learning, so you can take classes at the
member rate.
For more information, contact Laura Megeath, Lifelong Learning
Coordinator at 419-517-8897 or
Parent Institute at Lourdes University
You may have seen the article in various news outlets about the opening of
the Parent Center at Lourdes. For more information, click here.
Judge Andy Devine's book Parents: The Perspective of a Juvenile Court
Judge is available for $12.95. To purchase the book, download the form
here and send to Mary Arquette, Vice President, Institutional
Advancement, 6832 Convent Blvd, Sylvania, OH 43560.
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