Bellarmine University is a private, 4-year Catholic school located in Louisville, KY, in the Belknap neighborhood not far from the Ohio River and adjacent to Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. The school was opened in 1950 as a college, established by Archbishop John A Floersh and named for the Cardinal Saint Robert Bellarmine. The college achieved university status in 2000. In 1968, the school merged with Ursuline College and became co-educational and independent from the Archdiocese. The 135 acre campus features Our Lady of the Woods Chapel (technically, there is no ‘Lady of the Woods’ in Catholic tradition – the statue is actually ‘Our Lady of Grace’), so named due to its setting. The majority of the campus features modern and contemporary architecture using a lot of red brick and glass. Notable alumni include “Mallard Fillmore” comic creator Bruce Tinsley.