Ecumenical Lecture


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Ecumenical Lecture

JMM Leadership Summit


Ecumenical Lecture

Hit the Links

Alumni in the News

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The Theological Studies department is pleased to announce our annual ecumenical lecture. See below and the attached flyer for details.

Alumni Interaction

Care for Creation: Muslim and Catholic Accord

Lifelong Learning at


Presenters:Fatima Al-Hayani, PhD & Sr. Shannon Schrein, PhD, OSF

Parent Center

Sunday, April 3 @ 3:00pm

Franciscan Center, Rooms A&B

All are welcome. Bring a friend!



Ecumenical Lecture

Sunday, April 3, 2016

J.M. Magliochetti

Leadership Summit

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Annual Alumni


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hit the Links

Friday, June 3, 2016

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


2016 Joseph M. Magliochetti Leadership Summit

Business as a Noble Profession: Creating the Culture

Wednesday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m.

Park Inn by Radisson in downtown Toledo

Panel Members are Vicki Escarra, CEO of Opportunity International, an organization working to end global poverty by creating and sustaining 20 million jobs by 2020. and Haley Thomas, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ballreich Bros., Inc., an Ohio manufacturer and distributor of potato chips and snacks

Purchase Tickets

1. Go to the payment page .

2. Click on the Make a Donation button.

3. At Payment Type, choose the Joseph M. Magliochetti Leadership

Summit option.

Tickets (includes lunch): $25 general seating; $50 preferred seating

For more information:

or 419-517-8887


Lourdes University-The Franciscan Center Saturday, April 30, 2016 6 p.m.

Lourdes University will host its annual, premier scholarship fundraising event, Luminations. An audience of 500 guests will gather to celebrate higher education and raise funds for student scholarships. The event will be hosted by Honorary Chair, the Makulinski Family Foundation and

Lourdes University President Dr. David Livingston and his wife, Joan.

Luminations will feature an exceptional silent auction with over 100 unique items donated by various local businesses and individuals in the community. As guests peruse the silent auction, they will enjoy cocktails, a remarkable assortment of grazing stations and fine music provided by the

Maxx Band.

The entertainment program will begin promptly at 8 p.m. with proud

Lourdes alumna, Chrys Peterson emceeing. Performers will include the

Ballet Theatre of Toledo, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony, local entertainer and vocalist, Kelly Broadway and performers from the Croswell

Opera House.

Tickets to Luminations are $125 each or $150 for patron tickets.

Sponsorship, advertising, silent auction donation opportunities are available. For more information, please call 419-824-3751 or email


Each year, on the first Friday in June, members of the Toledo-area community "hit the links" for Lourdes University students. Sponsored by

MT Business Technologies, Inc./RICOH this year's golf outing will host 200 golfers in hopes of raising $41,000. Since its inception in 2000, Hit the

Links has raised nearly $300,000 dollars for student scholarships at

Lourdes University.

Hit the Links has been held at the Bedford Hills Golf Club in Temperance,

Michigan for the last 11 years. The outing includes 18 holes of golf played over 3 courses, a continental breakfast and lunch in the pavilion. Contests will include: top men's team, top women's team, top mixed team. Additional prizes will be awarded for:

Closest to Pin



Hit the Links is a magnificent opportunity for members of the community to gather to support higher education and Lourdes' students. The generosity of our sponsors and participants is what truly makes this event a success!

For more information on Hit the Links or how to get involved in this event, call 419-824-3751 or email


Alumni Annual Dinner

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cocktails and Registration - 5:30 pm

Program - 6:00 pm

Franciscan Center Commons

$10 per person; New 2015-16 grads are free!

Please join us for a special evening shared with fellow alumni, a delicious meal, important alumni updates and more!

Presentation of Alumnus of the Year Award

Voting on 2016-2017 Slate of Officers


Raffle - includes an iPad®!

Purchase tickets at

For more information:

or 419-824-3751

Alumni in the News

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Alumna, Cynthia Ruff '06, has completed her second book, "Keeping

Company with the Bishop". It is currently in e-Book format and can be purchased by visiting the Kindle Store at

her shortstory collection "In Ordinary Time" is also available.

Joseph Smith '09, graduated from Oakland University in Rochester,

Michigan with MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner in December 2015.

Shop through Amazon Smile and raise money for Lourdes!

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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


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 subjects

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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