Gubi's Gazette
September 15, 2017


I saw the following message posted by one of our students on Facebook this week and must admit it gave me that warm fuzzy feeling inside.  “Perks of living in a small campus:  you can catch a ride from anyone because you know everyone.”  It happens every year, but it still amazes me how quickly and how strongly friendships form on a college campus. This year is certainly no exception, and I have already seen students look out for each other when sick, celebrate successes together, and offer support to each other in times of concern. 
Numerous studies have been conducted and 20 years worth of research shows that “students who are actively involved in both academic and out-of-class activities gain more from the college experience than those who are not so involved" (Pascarella and Terenzini). Through FYE 101, our freshmen are asked to participate in at least five out-of-class activities to help them find places where they thrive in our community.  Please continue to encourage your student to reach out and make connections on campus, as we believe this is crucial to their success as a student.  
Director of Retention and Student Success 


Lourdes University was recognized as a Silver Level Five Start Institution by the NAIA for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by obtaining zero ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.
On the courts and fields, fall sports are slowly moving from non-conference play into Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference competition. Volleyball player Angelica Dippold was honored as the WHAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 4 while Lane Trapp from men’s cross country was named the WHAC Runner of the Week that same afternoon. This past week Haggi Amirally was honored as the WHAC Offensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer.
With most of the teams in full swing, the Lourdes baseball team will open the fall portion of its 2018 season next weekend (Sept. 23-24) at home against Michigan-Dearborn at Mercy Field.  Women’s golf hosts the Lourdes Invitational at Heather Downs Country Club on Sept. 20.  In all, Lourdes has 13 home events slated beginning this Friday (Sept. 15) through the end of September.

Interested in supporting the Lourdes University Golf Program?

Join us for Lourdes Univeristy's 1st Annual Golf in the Dark Golf Scramble!
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 8pm Shotgun
Where: Heatherdowns Country Club, 3910 Heatherdown Blvd. Toledo, OH 43614
Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017
Entry Fee: $35.00 per player, $140.00 per team
Includes: Green gift, gift ba, two drink tickets, Closest to Pin and Long Drive prizes. Skins $20.00 per team optional (Not included in entry fee)
All proceeds benefit the Lourdes Univeristy Golf Program. 
Contact Coach Gil Guerrero for more infomation.
Encourage your students to attened Finances 101-The Game. They will be sure to leave with valuable information about living in the "real world"! 

Over the Labor Day Weekend, LEAP organized a day trip to the City of Detroit for a cultural and social outing. Students who participated attended the annual Ford Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival located in downtown Royal Oak, MI. The festival was setup over a four block radius highlighting different nationalities and featuring food, live concerts, and artwork provided by international as well as local artists.
After the festival, students traveled down to Comerica Ball Park to watch the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians baseball teams compete. This was the first time for many students to experience a live entertaining festival and a baseball game. “I had a lot of fun at the festival. Every corner I turned, there was a different style of food and music that made it most enjoyable,” said second-year student Ra’Zhane Newberry.  “Also, the seats for the baseball game were perfect! We were only rows away from the bull pen. I can’t wait for our next trip.”

Check out these photos from the College of Nursing. These second semester students are having fun practicing injections with Jell-O!
You can now discover Lourdes through our new virtual tour!
We didn’t realize how quiet it was this summer! Now that the semester is back in full swing, though, everything is back to normal. Students have been stopping by the Campus Ministry House to study, connect with one another, take a prayer break, or just relax. The semester is still “young” enough that folks are smiling even while they’re studying.
        The Labre Project once again has a full complement of volunteers and we’re glad to see that some of our alumni who are still in the area keep returning to be part of this outreach. Each Wednesday afternoon the CM House smells of delicious casseroles as all the food is prepared.
        Soup and Scripture is once again underway. This year we have several students who are eager to share their culinary skills with us as they prepare the homemade soup for our gathering. If you have a favorite soup or casserole recipe, send it along! We’re always looking for new taste treats.
        The Mission and Ministry Team (Sister Ann Carmen Barone, Laurie Knueven, and Sister Barbara Vano) have been staying busy by taking a Franciscan Journey with each of the First Year Experience classes. This has been a great opportunity to provide some background on Francis and Clare of Assisi as well as our Sylvania Franciscan heritage. Next time you see one of the students ask them to name their favorite quiet spot on campus or share their favorite Franciscan story.
"The Franciscan Journey that I went on was one of the most beautiful and breathtaking journeys I've ever been on. The artwork that the Franciscan Sisters brought to Lourdes was just amazing. The details told stories about what happened back then. This campus does give the setting of what the Franciscan Sisters wanted."-Emma Kosek

"So far the highlight of my FYE class was the Franciscan Journey. The Franciscan Journey was the highlight of the class for me because I got to learn more about Lourdes history, the history of Saint Francis and Mother Adelaide, the Sisters, and I got to see more things available for me. One place I learned about that I loved was the Port. I enjoyed finding another reverent place I can go to, to pray and just sit in peace on campus."-Shyla Zientek

"The classes with Laurie from campus ministry really helped me understand the background behind Lourdes and how it started. It was very informative to learn about how Mother Adelaide was such a contributing factor to the success at Lourdes and the community. "-Sam Fullerton 
Lourdes student volunteers greeted our guests at Celebrity Wait Night. 

Celebrity Wait Night

On Monday, September 11, Lourdes University hosted our annual Celebrity Wait Night. It was a delightful evening, raising much-needed scholarship funds for our students. From our 325 guests and generous supporters, we raised over $25,000, which will directly benefit our students. Thank you for your continued support of Lourdes University. Together, we can make a difference!
"Celebrity Wait Night to me was a chance to not only better my University, but to better myself and make connections with people in our community. The event was a great chance to let the people who donate to Lourdes have a look at a real student and how I am affected by the scholarships they fund. Throughout the night I got to network myself as I met CEOs and other representatives from various companies in the area, even having a couple of them ask for my résumé to look at hiring me when I graduate in December!"-Kiley Wortman 
"The opportunity to volunteer at the Celebrity Wait Night was a fantastic opportunity to connect with many amazing and supportive members of the Lourdes community. It was an incredible opportunity to get to know so many people that impact our daily lives as students."-Zach Grennan 

Exciting New Opportunity for Students!

Lourdes University Career Services and Financial Aid Offices signed a Work Study Agreement with the Ronald McDonald House! Students who are FWS eligible can work at the house and use their FWS allocation! Students can apply by checking with Financial Aid on their status and then checking out the job posting on Lourdes University College Central Network!
Encourage your student to learn more about the employment and internship opportunities, company culture, and how to build their own network NOW!
Your student can...
  • Bring a resume, if they have one.  If not, they can come and learn!
  • Feel free to dress in business casual attire; however, it is not required. 
  • Come late or leave a little early if needed!
All Spotlights are in REH 101
Multicultural Services, the Office of Diversity, and Latino Student Union have planned a fun slate of events for the Lourdes University community in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.
¡Bailemos! (Let’s Dance!)
Monday, September 18th
8 to 10 pm in the Franciscan Center Gym
Enjoyo a dance lesson with Josh Flores and his crew
¡Vamos al Cine! (Let’s go to the Movies!)
Tuesday, September 26th
8 pm in the Franciscan Center Theatre
Enjoy a showing of Walk Out; discussion follows.
Revealing the truth about DACA
Tuesday, October 3rd
4 to 5:30 pm in the Ebeid Student Center
Cena de Celebración (Celebration Dinner)
Thursday, October 12th
4:30 to 7 pm in the Dining Hall

Advising & Registration Month

October will be advising and registration month. There will be more details in future editions.  If your student is a Biology, Environmental Studies, English, History, or Theology major, please encourage him/her to attend the following event.
Wishing you a very relaxing weekend! Enjoy the beautiful weather. 
Peace and all good, 
Alisa Smith | | 419-824-3963
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