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Dear Graduate students,
As we conclude the fall semester, I am sure that you are busy with your final assessments, projects, presentations, and exams. These provide an opportunity for you to reflect on your achievement of the learning goals of your course and your program. The fall semester was especially highlighted by the University's announcement of its plan to construct a new School of Business building.
We look forward to the winter intersession and spring semester classes. Register now, if you haven't done so already!
On behalf of the Provost, the Deans, the Program Directors, and the faculty, I wish you a blessed and peaceful holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014!
Margaret McManus, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
Register Now for Spring Semester
Please consult with your Program Director about your academic progress and plans.
Spring 2014 Orientation Guide
This guide summarizes many of the services available to graduate students, and is available here.
Complimentary Tickets to La Salle Men’s Basketball Games
You and a guest are invited to cheer on the Explorers at a La Salle men’s basketball game! This will be a great atmosphere to socialize, network, and meet other graduate students.
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, La Salle vs. Wagner College
Reception at 6 p.m. in the
Hall of Athletes, Hayman Center
Game at 7 p.m. in Tom Gola Arena
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, La Salle vs. George Washington University
Reception at 6 p.m. in the
Hall of Athletes, Hayman Center
Game at 8 p.m. in Tom Gola Arena
To reserve your tickets, please e-mail the following information to Christina Norelli (email@example.com): Your name, your graduate program, your guest’s name, and your e-mail address. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please reserve early. You may pick up your tickets at the Ticket Office in the Hayman Center at any time up until the night of the game.
Graduate Annual publication
The Graduate Annual furnishes a collection of the best papers from our graduate programs. The 2012 Graduate Annual has been published on the Digital Commons at http://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/graduateannual/.
Your contribution to the 2013 edition could be a paper, an executive summary of your thesis or dissertation, a slide presentation, or an abstract, with a limit of 30 pages, that you authored in the spring 2013, summer 2013, or fall 2013 semester. If you wish to have your work considered, please contact your Program Director and watch the Web site,www.lasalle.edu/gradstudies
, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lasallegrad
, for detailed information and submission deadlines. We look forward to an outstanding edition!
Considering a new laptop? The La Salle University Notebook Program offers several models at a great value: http://www.lasalle.edu/technology/notebook/
New School of Business Building
Board of Trustees Chairman William Sautter and President Brother Michael McGinniss, F.S.C., have announced the University's plans to construct a new $35 million, 78,000-square-foot facility for the La Salle School of Business. The new building, to be located at the intersection of Wister Street and Chew Avenue, will include a 300-seat auditorium, a sales training laboratory, computer rooms, simulation labs, and a large atrium when it opens in spring 2016. Click here to see the building renderings http://www.lasalle.edu/blog/2013/11/13/la-salle-university-announces-plans-for-new-35-million-business-school-facility/
The School of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). http://www.aacsb.edu/
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Beginning in spring 2014, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program will be offered 100 percent online.
IT Leadership Award
La Salle has presented Franz Fruehwald, '80, MBA '94, with the 10th Annual IT Leadership Award. As CIO of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Fruehwald is responsible for setting the strategic direction for information technology for the archdiocese. Fruehwald is also active in his local civic and religious communities. Past IT Leadership awardees Diego Calderin, ’83, and Dean Henry, MBA ’86, were in attendance.
The IT Leadership Award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding individual for his/her impact on the information technology community, commitment to Lasallian values, and service as a model to IT students. For more pictures, follow this link to Facebook: http://goo.gl/1ne0dk.
CIO University Certificate Recipients
Congratulations to the M.S. in IT Leadership program graduates who received the CIO University certificate at the IT Leadership Award event. CIO University is a consortium of universities, facilitated by the U.S. General Services Administration, that offer programs to directly address executive core competencies for IT acquisition, use, and disposal. For more information, visit https://cio.gov/innovate/future-ready-workforce/cio-university/
Javier Aguero, ’06, M.S. ’12
Romona Harrs, ’10, M.S. ’13
Patricia Coonelly, B.A. ’04, B.S. ’09, M.S. ’13
Anthony DiPoalo, M.S. ’13
Reginald Parks, M.S. ’13
Thomas Stagliano, M.S. ’13
Cary Summers Jr., ’10, M.S. ’13
La Salle University was among the colleges named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars in 2013–14, according to the United States Department of State. The success of the top-producing institutions was highlighted in the Oct. 28 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Three students from La Salle won Fulbright Scholarships in 2013–14, which ranked among the most Fulbright recipients. A fourth Fulbright recipient in 2013–14 was a 2009 La Salle University graduate who is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Since 1965, more than 60 students from La Salle have received Fulbright Scholarships.
For more details, visit http://www.lasalle.edu/blog/2013/10/31/la-salle-university-cited-as-a-top-producer-of-fulbright-students/
To find out more about applying for other Honors awards available to graduate students, visit http://www.lasalle.edu/honors/scholarships.php
Counseling and Family Therapy Programs
Laura Gambrel, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, has received the 2013 Annual Dissertation Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The award is given to recognize scholarly achievement by several recent graduates whose research study is related to couples and family therapy or family therapy training. The award consists of a plaque, up to a $500 reimbursement for travel to the AAMFT annual conference during the year in which the award is received, and a conference fee waiver.
Visit Gambrel’s faculty page »
Lynn Collins, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, has been elected President of the Society for the Psychology of Women (SPW). SPW is one of the largest divisions of the American Psychological Association. Collins said that the application of technology to psychology will be a focus of her presidency.
For more details, read the news release.
Visit Collins’ faculty page »
Central/Eastern European Studies
In October, Leonid Rudnytzky
, Ph.D., professor emeritus
, travelled to Western Ukraine to undertake an impressive schedule of professional activities. He read papers at two events in L’viv and ventured to Ivano-Frankivs’k for a third conference, where he offered his personal memories of Cardinal Slipyj and participated in the presentation of an anthology of poems in the cleric’s honor. This anthology features portraits painted by Montgomery County, Pa., artist Yuri Hura. Next, the road led Rudnytzky
to Zazdrist and the Josyf Slipyj Memorial Museum. Even the day of his departure included a publisher meeting to discuss a collection of essays on Romanticism, authored in part by several La Salle faculty members.
Master’s in Public Health (MPH)
Jillian L. Baker, DrPH, assistant professor of public health, has been featured in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of 12 “Emerging Scholars” selected annually for research in the community. The Diverse honor recognizes her summer focus groups with African American fathers and sons discussing the challenging topic of sexually transmitted infection. Baker’s previous and ongoing research is the subject of an upcoming article in the winter edition of La Salle Magazine.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
A cohort of six new students began the DNP program in the fall.
Two DNP students, Linda Kauffman and Cherie Burke, will defend their capstone projects this month and plan to graduate in January 2014.
Suzanne Weaver, M.S. ’13, Instructional Technology Management (ITM) program
Suzanne Weaver takes an active role in her chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). It was through ASTD that she became aware of La Salle’s programs and selected the ITM program in recognition of the growing role of technology in learning solutions. Reflecting on her La Salle experience, Weaver said the ITM program gave her a sound theoretical foundation for her practice in the field. She said the program also increased her awareness of the vast and growing array of technological tools at her disposal and taught her to select them with a keen eye to her audience and their instructional needs. She added that the online format helped her learn new collaboration strategies and apply them in her professional ventures.