Father Jim Bacik Lecture Series

The Sylvania Franciscan Village will offer a four-part Father Jim Bacik Lecture Series on Morality. Each lecture is offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania.

The lecture topics are as follows:

•Tuesday, May 17: Richard McCormick on Abortion

McCormick, born and raised in Toledo, became one of the foremost moral theologians in the country. This lecture examines his work on abortion, including his rules for discussing this volatile topic.

•Tuesday, June 28: BernardHaring on the Dangers of Legalism

Haring was a pioneer in the renewal of Catholic moral theology in the 20th century. This lecture explores his conviction that the moral life is not about keeping rules but responding wholeheartedly to Christ’s call.

•Tuesday, July 19: Charles Curran on Birth Control

Curran became well known for his dissent from official Church teaching on contraception. This lecture examines his fundamental arguments which still could be an important part of an ongoing discussion on this topic.

•Tuesday, August 9: Karl Rahner on Existential Ethics

Rahner, the great German Jesuit Theologian, contributed important ideas to the development of Catholic moral theology. This lecture examines his fundamental notion that morality involves responding to God’s personal call to us as unique individuals.

The cost for the series is $35; $10 individual pre-registered or $15 walk-in per lecture. RSVP at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org or call 419/824-3515.

Luminations! brightens Lourdes scholarship fund

The 16th annual Luminations!, Lourdes University’s signature scholarship fundraising event was held April 30 at the Franciscan Center. Since its inaugural event, Luminations! has brought in more than $2.6 million for student scholarships.

L-R: Local entertainer Kelly Broadway talked with Lourdes graduate Chrys Peterson who served as the emcee for the event.
L-R: Local entertainer Kelly Broadway
talked with Lourdes graduate Chrys
Peterson who served as the emcee
for the event.

The honorary chair for the event is the Makulinski Family including Mark, Rose and Eleanor Makulinski; Regina and Raeann Demock; Jennifer and Craig Krueger; David and Christina Makulinski; Rob and Sherri Makulinski; Marie, Chuck, Meghan and Chelsea Slates; Kent, Sally and Paul Makulinski; Brian and Jenai Makulinski; and Matt Makulinski.

Ohio Representative Robert Latta and his wife, Marcia Sloan Latta, mingled with guests before the entertainment.
Ohio Representative Robert Latta and
his wife, Marcia Sloan Latta, mingled
with guests before the entertainment.

 

Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed cocktails, grazing stations, a live student auction, an expansive silent auction and music by the Maxx Band. In the theatre, attendees were entertained with performances by the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony and vocalist and local entertainer Kelly Broadway, along with performers from the Croswell Opera House. Lourdes alumna Chrys Peterson was the emcee for the evening.

L-R: Luminations co-chairmen Mark and Rose Makulinski with Joan Livingston and Lourdes President David Livingston, Ph.D., greeted guests at the gala.
L-R: Luminations co-chairmen Mark and Rose Makulinski with Joan Livingston
and Lourdes President David Livingston, Ph.D., greeted guests at the gala.

Platinum sponsors for the event were Harvey and Connie Tolson, John and Sarah Bates, The Makulinski Family Foundation and Steel Dynamics.

Franciscan Center June events

Thursday, June 2
The Sylvania Franciscan Village and the Theology Department of Lourdes University offer the annual Karl Rahner Lecture in honor of Father Jim Bacik from 5:30-7 p.m. Stephen Bevans, SVD, is the guest lecturer. Professor Emeritus at Catholic Theological Union and the Faculty Moderator for Catholics on Call,he is a Roman Catholic priest in the Society of the Divine Word, an international missionary congregation. Fr. Bevans served for nine years as a missionary in the Philippines. Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. RSVP at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org or call Ashley at 419/824-3515.

Friday, June 3
Vibe Dance Co. of Temperance, Mich., is holding aVibe Dance Studio recital from 6:30- 9 p.m. For more information, contact Heather Saul, Artistic Director, at 734-497-4534.

Thursday, June 16
The D&D Dance Studio recital is offered at 6:30 p.m. Contact Karen Niewiadomski at 419/471-0171.

For more information, call 419/824-3517, visit www.lourdes.edu/gradschool or email gradschool@lourdes.edu.

Lourdes Lifelong Learning program offers interfaith dialog

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Program will offer“Peace,Justice andViolence: Where Does Faith Fit In?” on Wednesday, May 25, at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. An interfaith dialog with members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is open to the public; however, reservations are required. Featured speakers include Father James J. Bacik, Rabbi Alan Sokobin, Th.D., D.D., J.D.; and Dr. S. Amjad Hussain.

A priest of the Diocese of Toledo, Father James J. Bacik is a widely regarded theologian, writer, lecturer and pastor who served as Campus Minister and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at The University of Toledo for more than 30 years. He holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford in England and currently teaches in the Master of Arts in Theology program at Lourdes.

Rabbi Alan Sokobin served as rabbi for Congregation Shomer Emunim and Associate Professor of History at The University of Toledo. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in 1955 and holds academic degrees from Syracuse University and the Hebrew Union College.

Surgeon, writer and explorer, Dr. S. Amjad Hussain is an emeritus professor of surgery and humanities at The University of Toledo. Dr. Hussain has taken on leadership roles in numerous organizations. Among them, he has served as president of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.

The dialog will be moderated by Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D., Dean of the Lourdes University Graduate School.

The cost for the event is $12 per person and includes lunch with the speakers. RSVP at 419/824-3707 or lifelong@lourdes.edu. Reservations required by May 18.

Lourdes offers summer learning opportunities

For more than 20 years, the Lourdes University Chemistry and Physical Sciences and Education departments have kept hundreds of fifth through eighth grade students excited about the sciences through innovative summer camp programs.An added bonus for summer campers is that they learn from Lourdes Education majors who design their lesson plans.

“The summer science camps give students unique opportunities that they don’t get in the classroom. That’s what gets students excited about the sciences, especially at the middle school age when they can start to get less engaged,” said Christine Knaggs, Ph.D, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.In fact, Dr. Knaggs indicates the program has been so influential that more than one-fourth of summer campers return the following year with a portion choosing to enroll at Lourdes as college freshmen.

Extreme Science Monday,June 6 to Friday,June 10 9 a.m.-noon daily. Deadline to register: May 10 Mother Adelaide Hall Room 118, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania
Young campers will have fun analyzing the world from nanoscale to space with polymers, using Lourdes’ brand new 3D printer and viewing BIG, the Appold Planetarium’s latest show.

Wild Nature in 3D Monday,July 11 to Friday,July 15 12:45-3:45 daily. Deadline to register: June 10 Center for Science Education and the Environment in St. Agnes Hall, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania
Outdoor science enthusiasts will participate in a variety of fun activities including catching crayfish and exploring wooded areas of campus. The cost for each summer science camp is $110 per camper. All campers receive a Tshirt. Limited scholarships are available. To register, call 419/517-8940 or visit www.lourdes.edu/sciencecamp.

Learning the Art of Ceramics
The Lourdes University Department of Art is offering its own summer program that allows individuals of all ages to learn the art of ceramics. A variety of sessions are offered at the Canticle Center, 5335 Silica Dr., in Sylvania for beginner and advanced artists. Individuals can choose from four-week or one-week intensive sessions offered from May through September.

Sessions include Advanced Wheel Throwing; Ceramic Surface; Pottery Boot Camp; Mugs, Bowls, Plates; and Beginners & Beyond (Wheel & Hand). For more information, call 419/824-3685 or email eszavuly@lourdes.edu.

Lifelong Learning opportunities

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program will offer several May classes. To register and/or review the entire list of spring 2016 classes, email lifelong@lourdes.edu., visit www.lourdes.edu/lifelong or call 419/824- 3707.

Critiquing the Day Away
Tuesday, May 17, 9:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Regina Conference room. Cost: $32 members; $44 nonmembers Is there a writing project you feel blocked from completing? Is writing’s solitary nature cutting you off from helpful comments? Would a small community of writers reviewing your work be just what you need? Then you might consider signing up for one or more of these workshops, which are standalone events, not continuous classes. Each seminar focuses on the journey of writing. Domestic Terrorism: the Threat Within Tuesdays, May 17-24, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Cost: $22 members; $34 nonmembers Terrorism seems to be everywhere now, even close to home. How can homegrown terrorists affect us? This two-week class examines the organizations and groups which may pose a threat to the U.S.

Supervolcanoes
Thursday, May 26, 11:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Appold Planetarium Cost: $14 members; $26 nonmembers Feel the Heat! Supervolcanoes explores rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks like a sleeping dragon beneath the surface of planet Earth.

Named to nonprofit board

Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D., Lourdes University associate professor of English, has been appointed Chair of the board of directors of Toledo Integrated Media Education, a nonprofit committed to bringing a culture of positive engagement to the local media landscape by helping community members become participants. TIME is scheduled to debut its flagship enterprise, a community radio station WAKT-LPFM Toledo, on 106.1 FM in July 2016.

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The TIME organization, led by a provisional board, has been working on this initiative since 2013, gathering input from the greater Toledo community and recording pilot episodes of shows submitted by community members. “The work that has gone into this effort already is impressive,” said Dr. Shelangoskie. She added, “The new permanent board is committed to carrying out the vision of community engagement and providing a forum for the underrepresented voices that launched this project.

Lourdes offers summer learning opportunities

For more than 20 years, the Lourdes University Chemistry and Physical Sciences and Education departments have kept hundreds of fifth through eighth grade students excited about the sciences through innovative summer camp programs. An added bonus for summer campers is that they learn from Lourdes Education majors who design their lesson plans.

“The summer science camps give students unique opportunities that they don’t get in the classroom. That’s what gets students excited about the sciences, especially at the middle school age when they can start to get less engaged,” said Christine Knaggs, Ph.D, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In fact, Dr. Knaggs indicates the program has been so influential that more than one-fourth of summer campers return the following year with a portion choosing to enroll at Lourdes as college freshmen.

Extreme Science
Monday,June 6 to Friday,June 10 9 a.m.-noon daily. Deadline to register: May 10 Mother Adelaide Hall Room 118, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania Young campers will have fun analyzing the world from nanoscale to space with polymers, using Lourdes’ brand new 3D printer and viewing BIG, the Appold Planetarium’s latest show.

Wild Nature in 3D
Monday,July 11 to Friday,July 15 12:45-3:45 daily. Deadline to register: June 10 Center for Science Education and the Environment in St. Agnes Hall, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania Outdoor science enthusiasts will participate in a variety of fun activities including catching crayfish and exploring wooded areas of campus. The cost for each summer science camp is $110 per camper. All campers receive a Tshirt. Limited scholarships are available. To register, call 419/517-8940 or visit www.lourdes.edu/sciencecamp.

Learning the Art of Ceramics
The Lourdes University Department of Art is offering its own summer program that allows individuals of all ages to learn the art of ceramics. A variety of sessions are offered at the Canticle Center, 5335 Silica Dr., in Sylvania for beginner and advanced artists. Individuals can choose from four-week or one-week intensive sessions offered from May through September.

Sessions include Advanced Wheel Throwing; Ceramic Surface; Pottery Boot Camp; Mugs, Bowls, Plates; and Beginners & Beyond (Wheel & Hand). For more information, call 419/824-3685 or email eszavuly@lourdes.edu.

Sylvania Franciscans Elect New Leadership Team

The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, elected a new Leadership Team April 19 during the community’s quadrennial General Chapter. The five-member team will oversee the Congregational governance and the day-to-day operation of the Congregation. Chosen for a four-year term, the team will be formally installed during liturgy at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 26, in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel on the Motherhouse grounds in Sylvania.

L-R: Sister Sharon Derivan, Sister Shannon Schrein, Sister Mary Jon Wagner, Congregational Minister, Sister Rachel Nijakowski, and Sister Theresa Darga, Assistant Congregational Minister, are members of the new leadership team.
L-R: Sister Sharon Derivan, Sister Shannon Schrein, Sister Mary Jon Wagner,
Congregational Minister, Sister Rachel Nijakowski, and Sister Theresa Darga,
Assistant Congregational Minister, are members of the new leadership team.

Sister Mary Jon Wagner was elected Congregational Minister; Sister Theresa Darga, Assistant Congregational Minister; Sisters Sharon K. Derivan, Rachel Marie Nijakowski, and Shannon Schrein, were elected Councilors.

“Celebrating 100 years as a religious community give us pause to remember and build a new future into our second 100 years,” said Sister Mary Jon Wagner, Congregational Minister for the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio. “The newly elected Leadership Team will meet challenges, risks and opportunities as we carry our Franciscan identity and charism into our future. Our direction will include living the Gospel in joyful servanthood, being messengers of peace, commitment to works that reverence human dignity, the poor and marginalized, and respecting all gifts of God’s creation. As a religious congregation, we call ourselves to be ‘women of peace and seekers of justice.’”

Awards ceremony

Lourdes University Provost Geoffrey J. Grubb, Ph.D., will serve as Master of Ceremonies at the 2016 Awards Ceremony on April 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. The annual Awards Ceremony celebrates the achievements of students in their academic major as well as their work with student organizations, campus ministry and athletics.

Newman Award
During the ceremony, the Newman Award will be presented to Jerry Jones. The Newman Award is bestowed biannually to a man or woman of national, regional or local renown who is recognized for his/her educational, social, moral or cultural leadership.Jones is the president and CEO of Woodlands Consulting Group, a firm that specializes in strategic planning, change management, marketing strategies, research, venture development and feasibility studies. Prior to founding Woodlands Consulting Group, he served in executive and leadership roles for The Blade, Toledo Scale Corporation and Owens-Illinois.