Gubi's Gazette
March 3, 2018
Student Government Officers
Student Government Association Officers
When I pull into campus every day, I count my blessings. We are so grateful your student has become a part of our community.  On a daily basis, I witness acts of kindness and students taking care of each other, and I know our students will make a difference in the workforce after graduation. Our Student Government Association Officers (Fred Miller, Olivia Stanton, Devin Stanley, and Danny Kruzel) are truly the Fantastic Four and greeted our special guests on Sibs N' Kids weekend.
The campus has been a flurry of activity, and it doesn't seem possible, but we have reached the midway point.  Spring break has arrived, and Lourdes students are traveling all across the country.  Some students are returning home, others are participating in athletics, while others are traveling on a mission trip.
Please check in with your student to see if he/she is ready to finish the second half of the semester strong.  Midterm grades should be posted by Tuesday afternoon, March 6.  Encourage your student to login and review grades.  Advising Week starts on March 12.  Please confirm with your student that he/she has already scheduled an appointment with his/her advisor.  Work with your student to ensure  he/she does not have an account hold.  Make sure to encourage your student to apply for scholarships for the 2018-2019  school year.  The General Scholarship Applications is due by March 28.
Below are a few highlights of recent campus activities.
Eliah, Katera, Razhane, Fred, Danny, & Ray
Black History Month
We concluded our celebration of Black History with a program called Our Roots Run Deep where Lourdes students Eliah Ball, Katera Harris, Payton Hulsinger, Danny Kruzel, Fred Miller, Razhane Newberry, and the Lourdes Chorale shared their talents with the campus community.  Keynote speakers included our own Aaron Baker (Upward Bound Academic Coordinator) and Ray Wood (Toledo Branch, NAACP President).  
Earlier in the month, students were able to experience a  highly entertaining performance by Step Afrika and to share a Soul Food meal in the cafeteria.
Soul Food meal
Soul Food meal
Sibs and Kids
LEAP (Lourdes Events & Activities Planning) staff (Cassandra Evans, Evan Kinard, Juan Echevarria, Courtney Knoerl, Kennedy Adams, and Joe Guillory) coordinated a weekend full of activities for Sibs N' Kids weekend including a visit from the Toledo Zoo and Imagination Station.  Our students and their siblings were seen with huge smiles all across campus. 
Craft time
LEAP Staff
Our cheer team repeated as WHAC Champions and are heading to Oklahoma City to compete in the NAIA National Championships over spring break.  Lourdes University's Jennifer Chudey and Noelle Miller have been named to the 2018 NAIA Competitive Cheer & Dance All-America Team as announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Lourdes Cheer Repeats as WHAC Champs
Lourdes University's Ray Porter and Ty Wilson have both earned berths for the 2018 NAIA Wrestling National Championships and are competing in Des Moines, Iowa on March 2 and 3. 
Ty Wilson
Ray Porter
Congratulations to our senior winter athletes. 
Men's Basketball:  Malik Thurman  
Cheer:  Molly Green, Tiffany Osborn, and Ashley Fullenlove
Women's Basketball:  Sara Pribonic, and Tatyana Reynolds
Molly, Tiffany, & Ashley
Sara & Tatyana
Alisa Smith
Our offices remain open during spring break if your student has any questions or needs to take care of any business. 
As always, we are here to help your student have a successful semester.
Alisa Smith | | 419-824-3963
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