In This Edition
Dear Graduate Students,
Welcome to our new students and welcome back to our returning students! I hope that you had a restful holiday and are now ready to begin the new semester with a renewed focus on your academic pursuits. Your graduate programs provide you with 21st–century curricula infused with a personal and practical approach, in keeping with our Lasallian values.
Best wishes for a successful semester!
Margaret McManus, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
Spring 2014 Orientation Guide provides you with helpful information about campus resources and academic policies. Available here.
Graduate Annual Publication
Your contribution to the 2013 edition of our best graduate work could be a paper, an executive summary of your thesis or dissertation, a slide presentation, or an abstract that you authored in the 2013 calendar year. If you wish to have your work considered, please contact your Program Director. Read the 2012 edition at http://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/graduateannual/.
New Web site for the School of Business
Visit http://www.lasalle.edu/business/ to see the fresh look, launched in mid–January.
Graduate Student Representatives on Committees
We need to hear your voice on the University’s Curriculum Committee and on our self–study committee for our University–wide accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Students must be in good academic standing and be able to attend daytime meetings in person or by conference call. If you are interested, please send your name, your graduate program, your contact information, and an endorsement from your Graduate Director to Christina Norelli (email@example.com).
Graduate Student Photo Contest
We want to see La Salle University from YOUR point of view!
What does La Salle look like through your eyes as a graduate student? Is it your favorite reading spot on the quad? Is it interacting with your classmates on a group project online or face–to–face? Submit your photos via e–mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 20. The winner will receive a gift card valued at $100.
- Photos must be a minimum of 200 pixels per inch.
- You may submit as many photos as you’d like; each will be judged separately.
- Photos should include student faces and places that represent La Salle University, at any of our domestic or international locations.
- You must provide a short description of the photo and how it relates to graduate studies at La Salle University.
- Please include your name, graduate program, phone number, and e–mail address.
All submissions will be judged during the week of March 10 by a
pre–selected panel of graduate students, faculty members, and administrators. The winner will be announced during Heritage Week 2014!
All photos submitted become property of La Salle University.
By submitting your photo(s) and description, you and all featured in the photos and description grant permission for use in print or electronic publications in the future.
Heritage Week Special Celebration
La Salle’s Heritage Week, celebrating the 151st anniversary of the founding of the University, will be celebrated March 17–22. To honor the graduate students, Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week will be co–celebrated this week. All graduate students are invited to the University–wide dinner on Wednesday, March 19, in the Ballroom in the La Salle Union on Main Campus. Refreshments will also be available at each of the centers every evening during this week.
Call for Artwork Submissions!
Are you an Explorer? Do you like to express yourself through art?
Then you are invited to participate in the first Explorer Expressions exhibition in the Community Art Gallery of the La Salle Art Museum! Feb. 14–March 14, 2014
Participation: The exhibition is open to the entire La Salle community–students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
Guidelines: Submissions are invited in all art media, including but not limited to photography, mixed media, and digital art, as well as drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The exhibition of artwork will be at the sole discretion of the Art Museum staff.
Work may be submitted to the Art Museum by Feb. 13 at noon.
For more information, contact Miranda Clark–Binder at x3680 or by e–mail at email@example.com.
Enrollment News for Spring 2014:
218 new students
1,934 total graduate student body, enrolled at Main Campus, Bucks County Center, Montgomery County Center, Prague, and Basel.
The M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership program, directed by
Laura Otten, Ph.D., was launched this semester. Tell your friends about this new online program, http://www.lasalle.edu/nonprofitleadership.
Check out pictures of our graduate students from the Explorer basketball reception Dec. 19.
La Salle Association of Women MBAs
On Nov. 22, the La Salle Association of Women MBAs (LAWMBA) hosted a Networking Night event in the La Salle Art Museum through the hard work of the organization’s new executive committee.
During the evening, there was a raffle, hors d’oeuvres, and an inspiring speech from Margaret McManus, Ph.D., the
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies. As LAWMBA grows supporters, they equally seek to benefit organization members and the University community through enriching events such as the fall 2013 Networking Night. The organization will continue to offer many events of this type and welcome all graduate students–male and female. With strong alliances with alumni members in executive positions, the LAWMBA understands the importance of networking and professional development and welcomes all graduate students to take part in its events.
(From left) Heather Grossmuller, Rebecca Kirby, Mary Reilley, and Jaclyn Donato at La Salle University Art Museum.
The La Salle School of Business and the Union League presented the 13th annual Economic Outlook luncheon on Jan. 13.
Charles Plosser, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, spoke to more than 480 guests about the positive outlook for economic growth in the country this year.
The M.A. in Professional and Business Communication and the M.S. in Computer Information Science programs each will celebrate their 20th anniversaries this year. Congratulations!
Zupenda Davis receives Red Ribbon Award from the University of Pennsylvania Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Zupenda Davis, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, Director and assistant professor, Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program, was recognized for community leadership at a ceremony on Dec. 2 at Philadelphia City Hall. Since 2004, the Community Advisory Board of CFAR has held an annual Red Ribbon Award ceremony to honor those active in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Awards are given in recognition of a policy–maker, a researcher, a community member, and a young person who have made an outstanding contribution through their respective work.
Graduate CIS Student Participates in Mobile Computing Hackathon
Michelle Kustra, a graduate Computer Information Science student, participated in a Hackathon on mobile computer development. The two–day event, co–sponsored by
Comcast Interactive Media and Verizon Wireless and organized by Michael Wacey, La Salle lecturer, and Ed Dougherty, Villanova assistant professor, was held on Nov. 9 and 10 at Villanova.
A hackathon is a fast coding session in which teams produce new applications for a specific system–at this event, the Android system.
CEES Graduate Student Speaks at Conference and Consortium on Human Trafficking in Moldova
Nikki Junker, a graduate student in the Central and Eastern European Studies program, presented her paper,
“Realities of Human Trafficking Legislation in Moldova,” as part of a panel, “Human Trafficking in the Post–Soviet Region,” at the 2013 Association of Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies (ASEEES) Conference held in Boston on Nov. 21. On Dec. 19,
she spoke on this topic as participant in the Cultural Knowledge Consortium (CKC) Speaker Series.
Nikki and colleagues Greg Gillespie and Heather Brown, both former CEES students, have had papers chosen for presentation at the 2014 Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia Conference in Pittsburgh on Feb. 21–23. All three are proud to represent La Salle at this conference.