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Autism Conference: Building Bridges for Transitions and Risk Management

The 8th annual Autism Conference: Building Bridges for Transitions and Risk Management will be held Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. at La Salle University in the Union Building at 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141. This is one of the region’s largest and most prestigious autism conferences. This year’s keynote speaker is Dennis Debbault, a leading expert on autism-related law enforcement and public safety interactions. There will also be workshops, an ASD law and advocacy roundtable, and interactive breakout sessions moderated by leading behavioral, legal, and education professionals along with parents, advocates, and others.

Discounted registration ends March 15, early registration is encouraged both to save money and to assure attendance as previous years have sold out! To register visit or call the conference manager at 609-518-1259 with questions. You may also send e-mails to See you there!

Drs. Deborah Yost, Robert Vogel, and Kimberly Lewinski - Empowering Young Writers: The “Writers Matter” Approach

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Deborah Yost, Professor of Education, Dr. Robert Vogel, Professor of Education, and Dr. Kimberly Lewinski, Assistant Professor of Education, on the publication of their book, Empowering Young Writers: The “Writers Matter” Approach (Temple University Press).

More information on the book may be found at

Dr. Pamela Lannutti - Experiencing Same-Sex Marriage: Individuals, Couples, and Social Networks

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Pamela Lannutti, Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Graduate Program in Professional and Business Communication, on the publication of her book, Experiencing Same-Sex Marriage: Individuals, Couples, and Social Networks (Peter Lang Publishers).

More information on the book may be found at the Peter Lang Publishers website.

Dr. Zane Wolf - Exploring Rituals in Nursing: Joining Art and Science

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Zane Wolf, Dean Emerita and Professor, School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Her book Exploring Rituals in Nursing: Joining Art and Science (Springer Publishing) has been awarded first place in the 2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards in the History and Public Policy category. Congratulations, Zane!

Graduate Student Photo Contest

We want to see La Salle from your point of view! Submit your photos to for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Guidelines: 200 pixels per inch or more, photos can be of people or landscapes, must include a short description of how the photo represents graduate studies at La Salle.

Please include your name and program and submit your photos by February 20th, 2014. See the graduate studies e-newsletter for more information.

Questions? Contact us at or 215-951-1211

La Salle CFT and Psy.D. Programs Among Best in the Nation

This year’s rankings are in and has named La Salle’s CFT and Psy.D. programs the fourth best in the nation for their quality of education. Congrats!

Student Employee opportunities

Paid student (undergrad or grad) employee opportunities now available in web and print design. Details at

Basketball: La Salle vs Wagner

Check out these great photos from the December 19th game against Wagner!

Publication: Dr. Madjid Tavana

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Madjid Tavana, Professor of Business Systems and Analytics, on the publication of his co-edited book Performance Measurement with Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis by Springer. Dr. Tavana co-edited the book with Dr. Ali Emrouznejad.

You can learn more about this book at the Springer Science and Business Media website.

Congratulations, Madjid!

Publication: Dr. Anthony Paul Smith

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Anthony Paul Smith, Assistant Professor of Religion, on the publication of his co-translation (with Nicola Rubczak) of Francois Laruelle’s Principles of Non-Philosophy (Bloomsbury).

Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapy conference

La Salle was well represented at the recent Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapy conference!

Senior Captstone Project 2013 Presentations

You are cordially invited to join us at the Online Master of Science in 
Instructional Technology Management 
SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT 2013 PRESENTATIONS. The event will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2013 6pm-8:30pm Metroplex –Room 105 4000 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 (Pizza will be provided). Presenters include:

Mary Beth Hallman – Topic: Aramark Employees Pay-for-Performance Model E-Learning course 

Roberta Laver – Topic: FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Training Program for Housekeeping staff

Suzanne Weaver –Understanding Non-Profit Organizations Training Course for new Board members of the ASTD Eastern PA Chapter 

Please RSVP your attendance no later than 
Fri., April 19, 2013.

Click here for Directions to the Metroplex

WANTED: Student Speaker Commencement 2013

Students completing graduate programs will have a similar opportunity to compete for the honor of delivering an address during the Graduate Program Commencement Ceremony to be held on Friday, May 17, 2013.

Click on the following link: and follow the directions for graduate students and submit a speech by Friday, March 15, 2013.  Members of the selection committee will then review unidentified copies of the speeches and they will determine the final pool of students to be invited for in-person auditions which will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6-7:30PM in the Rodden Theater. Students will be notified as early as possible if they are among those selected for auditions.

Thank you for your attention and response to this invitation.  Writing a commencement speech is a challenging and rewarding task.  If you have additional questions or concerns about appropriate content or the selection process, please do not hesitate to contact University Life @ 215-951-1374.

News and Notes


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