The Franciscan Center announces February 2020 events

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce the February slate of events.

Saturday, February 1

The Halim Clinic hosts the Second Annual Fundraising Dinner at 6:30pm. This dinner will support Halim Clinic’s mission in improving the well-being of patients in the Toledo area by providing free medical and dental services. Equipped with an in-house pharmacy, Halim Clinic strives to continue patient care at no cost. Visit http://evite.me/mBREMX6hQ2 to RSVP. For more information, email contact@halimclinic.org.


Thursday, February 6

Hollister Financial presents the 2020 Retirement Roadshow from 6pm to 7pm. STRS, SERS and OPERS continue to make changes to their retirement plans, and more changes may be around the corner. In addition, the demands of the job continue to grow. This may be a great time to get an understanding of your retirement situation and how these changes affect you. Free admission. To register or for more information, visit https://www.hollister-financial.com/retirement-roadshow or call (419) 728-0309. Attendees are encouraged to bring a guest, as there is a great deal of information to share.


Sunday, February 9

Join the Toledo Jewish Federation for Winter Flicks at 4pm, featuring Foodie Shorts including Wendy’s Shabbat, Gefilte, Egg Cream and Sturgeon Queens. $8 per person; popcorn and water included. All pre-purchased tickets and passes will be available the day of event. Tickets will also be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. To purchase tickets, contact Hallie at (419) 724-0362 or hallie@jewishtoledo.org.


Tuesday, February 11

Lourdes University Lifelong Learning and the Sylvania Franciscan Village are pleased to present Family, Hope and Resilience on the Migrant Trail: a TED Talk video presentation, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. For the past 20 years, photographer and TED Fellow Jon Lowenstein has documented the migrant journey from Latin America to the United States, one of the largest transnational migrations in world history. Sharing photos from his decade-long project “Shadow Lives USA,” Lowenstein takes us into the inner worlds of the families escaping poverty and violence in Central America and pieces together the complex reasons people leave their homes in search of better life. Free and open to the public. Guests welcome to bring a lunch; cookies and coffee provided.


Monday, February 17

Lourdes University Women Together, Alumni Association and Career Services host Women Together—Speed Networking, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. This event is free and open to members of the Lourdes community. Lourdes students and alumni are welcome to sharpen their networking skills by connecting with alumni and other members of the Lourdes Community. For more information contact Andrea Brown, Assistant Director of Career Services at Lourdes University, at (419) 517-8893 or abrown@lourdes.edu.


Friday, February 21

The Lourdes Lifelong Learning program offers Modern Life in China—A Brief Introduction, a lecture by Professor Zhanguo Zheng, from 10:00am to 11:00am. Refreshments served at 9:15am.  What is it like to live in China today? Learn about the most populous country in the world from Zhanguo Zheng, a professor of Yeshun University in Hebei, China and Assistant Director of the University of Toledo Confucius Institute.


Friday, February 21

The Lourdes Lifelong Learning program hosts Afghanistan in Context, from 11:15am to 12:45pm. The roots of the current situation in Afghanistan can be traced to its history from the 19th to 21st century. Learn the ethnic make-up of Afghanistan, its borders, and government. We will discuss the role of Afghanistan in world politics since the 1800s and its possible futures. Michael Krautkraemer is from the Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center in Indiana University. Please note this speaker is joining via live computer link so will be able to interact and answer your questions. Reservation required. $10 for Lifelong Learning members; $15 for non-members. To RSVP or for more information call (419) 824-3707.


Thursday, February 27

Lourdes University presents the annual Black History Month Celebration The Power Within Us: Acknowledging the Past, Recognizing the Present, Focusing on the Future. Program begins at 4:30pm. For more information, contact Tonya Colbert, Coordinator of Multicultural Services and Director of Upward Bound, at (419) 824-3866. Free and open to the public.


Lourdes University

Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211. 

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