|Sylvania Franciscans Honored as Environmental Heroes|
In Honor of Earth Week, the Environmental Wellness Committee of the Sylvania Franciscan Village (the Sisters of St. Francis and their sponsored ministries of Lourdes University and Sylvania Franciscan Health) held the second annual Environmental Heroes luncheon on April 23, 2013. The Sylvania Franciscans were honored as this year’s Environmental Heroes. Read more...
|First Wellness Fair a Success!|
The first Sylvania Franciscan Village Wellness Fair was held on Wednesday, April 10th. Nearly 200 people braved the stormy weather to attend. There were 45 exhibits covering five aspects of wellness: Social, Environmental, Spiritual, Physical and Emotional. The nursing students from Lourdes University also participated and offered many exhibits on health-related topics. To see the scope of the offerings at the Wellness Fair, click here.
|Sylvania Franciscans Honored by the Franciscan Academy|
Six Sylvania Franciscan Sisters, who were past principals of the Franciscan Academy of Lourdes University, were honored March 9, 2013 at the Academy’s 40th
anniversary gala. The six Sisters, representing more than 20 years of leadership, served the Academy from 1973 to 1994. Read more...
|Sylvania Franciscan Sponsored Ministry in Healthcare Expands|
Sylvania Franciscan Health, the health and human services ministry sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, recently expanded to include a seventh hospital. Bellville General Hospital, a 32-bed acute-care facility 60 miles west of Houston, Texas, and will be a part of the St. Joseph Health System. Read more...
|Dr. David J. Livingston named 9th President of Lourdes University|David J. Livingston, PhD, Vice President for Advancement at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, has been appointed as the 9th President of Lourdes University. After conducting a search which garnered candidates from 24 states and Canada, Dr. Livingston was selected unanimously by Lourdes University, its sponsor The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, and the institution's Board of Trustees. He will begin his role as President July 1, with an inauguration planned during the 2013-2014 academic year. Read more...
|Dr. Janet Robinson to receive Milestones Award|Lourdes University's Interim President, Dr. Janet H. Robinson, Ph.D., has been chosen to receive the 2013 YWCA Milestones Award for Education. The award will be presented at the 18th Annual YWCA Milestones: A Tribute to Women event in March. Read the Toledo Blade article here.