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Dear Graduate Students,
Having just celebrated Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week earlier this month, we want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for choosing La Salle University for your graduate studies. As one of our 2,000 graduate students, composing approximately one-third of the total student body, you contribute to the intellectual life of the University. Please join us in continuing the celebration of La Salle’s 150th anniversary at one or more of the events described in this newsletter.
Best wishes for continued success in your graduate studies.
If you haven’t registered for Summer 2013 classes, I encourage you to do so soon. Please contact your graduate director or adviser with any questions about your academic progress and selection of courses. The Summer 2013 Orientation guide provides you with a set of resources regarding registration, financial aid, technology, parking, and other student services.
The Online M.S. in Instructional Technology Management program presents 2013 Capstone Projects on Thursday, May 2, 2013,
from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Center at
Metroplex Corporate Center, Room 105, 4000 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Pizza will be provided.
- 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
RSVP to email@example.com no later than Friday, April 19, 2013.
As part of our 150th anniversary celebration during Heritage Week in March, several professors and graduate directors presented “Celebrating the History and Future of Graduate Education at
La Salle” at an Explorer Café. The discussion recounted the launch of the first graduate program, the M.A. in Theology and Ministry, more than 50 years ago, and covered the development of graduate programs at La Salle, where we now have 22 graduate programs. The programs focus on both theory and practice, having academic and professional aspects. With five online programs now, graduate education in the future will include programs delivered in a variety of formats: online, hybrid, and face-to-face at convenient locations for students. Moreover, the University strives to enhance the graduate culture and to continue to grow graduate enrollments. Facilitated by Marianne Dainton, Ph.D., of the Department of Communication, panelists included School of Business Dean Emeritus Greg Bruce; Deborah Yost, Ph.D., of the Education Department;
Steve Smith, Ph.D., of the English Department; Bobbe Baggio, Ph.D., of the Instructional Technology Management graduate program; student Tracy Newhall; and Margaret McManus, Ph.D.,
Executive Director of Graduate Studies.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Who expects a historian to pack an arena? Perhaps the clever people planning our Heritage Week. On March 21, introduced by History Department Chair Stuart Leibiger, Ph.D., Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin held the large crowd mesmerized with her storytelling. Weaving together tales from her presidential internship with Lyndon Johnson and her recent bestseller Team of Rivals with threads connecting La Salle’s founding and the city of Philadelphia to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Goodwin delivered at admirable speed and with dry wit. Her dominant theme addressed leadership qualities as expressed by President Lincoln. After a breath and great applause, she took many thoughtful questions from the crowd, expressing some regret at the current state of politics.
“Ghosts of Chivalry: The Knights of Columbus and the Ku Klux Klan”
On March 13, our English Department hosted the lecture
“Ghosts of Chivalry: Knights of Columbus and the Ku Klux Klan.” Martin Shichtman, a professor of English and Jewish studies at Eastern Michigan University, offered background on fraternal orders and the relationship between the two organizations and spoke of the anti-Catholic “Bogus Oath” widely attributed to the Klan, which was in fact authored by the Knights. Laurie Finke, a professor of women’s and gender studies at Kenyon College, followed with an analysis of the symbolism used by the Klan to capture followers in the South, particularly imagery of heroism and patriotism. The lecture was informative and engaging, sparking questions from the audience.
Click here to read the full Collegian article by Dom Gulli.
Jordan Urban, a 2006 graduate of La Salle’s Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program, forged an association during her internship that has deepened and borne professional fruit.
In January 2013, after taking on roles of increasing responsibility, she was appointed Executive Director of the Center for Families and Relationships (CFAR) in Oxford Circle, Philadelphia. Urban has taught extensively at Holy Family, Philadelphia University, and the Family and Play Therapy Center, though the demands of her new job will not permit her to continue to teach. She also maintains a private practice in Mt. Airy. Urban writes warmly of La Salle and her love for her work.
Learn more about CFAR.
Web Design and Developer Student Employment/Internship Opportunities:
The Division of Student Affairs, Administrative Services has two types of paid student (undergrad or grad) employee opportunities (10 to 15 hours per week). Positions would start in fall 2013. Well-qualified candidates may be eligible to work this summer (up to 35 hours per week):
- Design, implement, and maintain Web sites for student organizations and divisional staff pages.
- Preference for those with experience designing sites in Photoshop or Illustrator and then converting into a Wordpress template.
- Design, implement, and maintain web applications for the Division of Student Affairs.
For both positions, the ability to problem-solve and learn new skills will make up for any current lack of experience. Will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
For those who need it, Michael Nielsen can supervise as an internship site for credit. Students may contact him directly via e-mail or at the phone number below.
Division of Student Affairs
La Salle University