The Franciscan Center announces January events

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 by: Helene Sheets | Category: Events

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce the January slate of events. Saturday, January 12 The Jewish Federation Film Club presents Humor Me at 7 p.m. Starring Jemaine Clement, Elliott Gould, Bebe Neuwirth, Annie Potts and Ingrid Michaelson, the movie is the directorial debut of Sam Hoffman. The movie was inspired by Hoffman’s website Old Jews Telling Jokes which also sparked an off-Broadway play, a bestselling book and lecture series. The event is open to the public. For ticketing information, contact Hallie Freed at 419-724-0362. Friday, January 18 The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program presents U.S. Immigration Policy with Tom Estrella and Dr. Dale Lanigan. As caravans of migrants seeking asylum descend upon our border with Mexico, the debate on our approach to immigration intensifies. Should immigration laws be restructured? Should we build the wall? Do immigrants have a role in "Making America Great Again?" Join Retired Lourdes University Psychology Professor Tom Estrella and Dr. Dale Lanigan, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Justice Studies as they discuss and debate immigration policy in the United States. Good friends from opposite sides of the political aisle, they tackle the history of domestic immigration policy as well as the positions taken by the major political parties. Refreshments are offered at 9:15 a.m. and the presentation begins at 10 a.m. The lecture is free to first-time visitors and Lifelong Learning members. Membership: $45. For more information, call 419-824-3707 or email Friday, January 18 The January Lifelong Learning Hot Topic – Facts vs. Opinion: Distinguishing between them in the News – begins at 11:15 a.m. Take a test to see how good you are in separating fact from opinion; then compare your results with a nationwide survey. Learn whether age makes a difference! Discuss social media sources of news and how to judge their accuracy. Discussion is led by veteran facilitator Norm Thal. The lunch and learn event is $10 for Lifelong Learning members and $15 for non-members. Cost includes a lunch of soup, sandwiches and dessert. Reservations are requested at least one week prior. Call 419-824-3707 to reserve your seat. For more information about Lifelong Learning, visit Tuesday, January 22 Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. (S.A.V.E.) offers “Bringing the Quality Back into Water Quality: From Rain Gardens to Public Policy” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The guest lecturers are Kari Gerwin and Patekka Pope-Bannister. Gerwin is the Director of Water Quality Planning at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG). Pope-Bannister is the Commissioner of Plant Operations for the City of Toledo. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419-824-3691 or email Thursday, January 24 The Christ Child Society is holding a General Meeting at 9:30 a.m. The event is open to Christ Child Society members only. For more information about the organization, visit ---------------------------- The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University offers a beautiful state-of-the-art theatre, commons and conference center located in the picturesque Toledo suburb of Sylvania at 6832 Convent Blvd. The conference center is available for conferences, camps and seminars. For information, call 419-517-8950. Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions, 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 or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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