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SUPPORTING THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY (UCU)/LVIV BUSINESS SCHOOL(LvBS), LVIV, UKRAINE
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 23, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) is the only Catholic university on the territory of the former Soviet Union. It is a private university and although accredited in Ukraine, it does not rely on any funding from the Ukrainian government.
In addition to the programs of the university’s Lviv Business School (LvBS), bachelor’s and master’s degrees are offered in theology, history, and social pedagogy. A School of Journalism is set to open in 2011. Currently more than 1,000 students are enrolled at the UCU, including undergraduates from Canada, Brazil, Russia, Belarus, and Poland.
Certificate programs include philosophy, bioethics, icon-painting, and training to assist individuals with special needs. The university also offers a semester abroad program in the English language and a summer school for foreigners who want to study the Ukrainian language and culture and an English-language section of its icon-painting summer school.
New educational programs are being developed as the Ukrainian Catholic University seeks partnerships and academic exchanges with such established institutions as Fordham University in New York and Loyola University in Chicago. The university has academic partnerships with numerous educational institutions in Ukraine and throughout the world, including in the US, Canada, Germany, and Italy.
Father Borys Gudziak, the tireless rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, continues to be a spokesman for educational reforms and democratic values. Sophia Opatska, the CEO of the Lviv Business School at the university, proceeds to cultivate new programs in business and business management which incorporate corporate responsibility and ethics in a free market economy.
The Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, is based in Chicago. New and exciting changes are happening in 2011, as UCEF/USA will be joining forces with UCEF/Canada to build a strong development campaign which will include the Great Plains and West coasts of both countries.
LVIV BUSINESS SCHOOL (LvBS)
The Lviv Business School, established in 2008, integrates management education programs and unique value-based products of business development as part of executive development programs based on specific needs of individuals and the companies they represent.
UCU thrives in a corruption-free zone, offering a Western-style education, in Ukraine’s challenging academic environment.
For more information, see: www.ucu.edu.ua/eng/
 TO DONATE IN THE UNITED STATES:
A. Online: www.ucef.org/donate.htm
B. Or send a check, made out to the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation (UCEF) to: 2247 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773-235-8462; Fax: 773-235-8464; E-mail: email@example.com; website: www.ucef.org.
 TO DONATE IN UKRAINE:
Direct donations to the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv, Ukraine can be made in hryvnias or in US dollars by wire transfers to the UCU bank account in Lviv. Donations can also be made in Canada, and in Europe. Link: http://www.supporting.ucu.edu.ua/en/contribute.html.
 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
For complete information about donating to UCU in the USA, Canada, Europe, or in Ukraine please contact Marta Kolomayets, Chief Operating Officer, Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation (UCEF), Chicago, IL, by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 773 235 8462.
NOTE: The Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation(UCEF)/Lviv Business School (LvBS), www.ucef.org, is a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C., www.USUBC.org. The Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation (UCEF)/Lviv Business School (LvBS) is represented on the USUBC board of directors by Chief Operating Officer Marta Kolomayets, Chicago, IL.