May 1, 2015

Spring Semester classes end

 
January 31, 2015

Undergraduate Open House

 
January 27, 2015

Men’s Basketball vs. Saint Joseph’s

 
January 14, 2015

La Salle University’s 14th Annual Economic Outlook Forum to Feature Stuart G. Hoffman, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, for The PNC Financial Services Group, as Keynote Speaker on January 22 at the Union League of Philadelphia

 

Stuart G. Hoffman, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, for The PNC Financial Services Group, will be the keynote speaker at the 14th annual Economic Outlook forum on January 22 at The Union League of Philadelphia. Hoffman’s address is titled, “Prospects for the US Economy in 2015.”  The event, which starts at noon, is sponsored by The Union League of Philadelphia Business Leadership Forum and La Salle University.

“We are at a very different place in both our national and the global economy, than we’ve been in the past several years,” said William Sautter, Chair of the La Salle University Board of Trustees, “so I am looking forward to having a person of the stature of Stuart Hoffman share his perspective on the economic prospects for 2015 with the leaders of our region’s business community.”

WPHT talk show host Chris Stigall will introduce Hoffman, and following the presentation will moderate a brief question and answer session between the audience and Hoffman.

Hoffman will discuss the U.S. economy and financial markets and those economic indicators contributing to his favorable outlook for both in 2015.  As one of the most accurate forecasters and consistently “bullish” economist, Hoffman will share the reasons why he calls for the economic and stock market “bears” to be, as he puts it, “boiled in (cheap) oil.”

Hoffman joined PNC in 1980, following a six-year tenure with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He became Vice President and Senior Economist for PNC in 1987 and was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Economist in 1991. He has earned a solid reputation as one of the leading economists in the country, having been recognized as the most accurate forecaster for 2004 by Business Week and the second most accurate economic and interest rate forecaster for 2006 by USA Today. He was named one of the top forecasters in The Wall Street Journal economic survey covering the period of 1988 to 2012. Hoffman is a regular guest on national business television and radio programs, including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and The Wall Street Journal Radio Report, and he is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Barron’s. He is currently serving on the American Bankers Economic Advisory Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh, the local chapter of National Association for Business Economics. He is a past president of the National Association for Business Economics.

Hoffman is a 1971 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. He received a master’s degree in 1973 and a doctorate degree in economics in 1975, both from the University of Cincinnati, where he was a Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fellow. In 2004, the University of Cincinnati honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus and, in 2011, presented him with The Carl Linder Award for Outstanding Business Achievement.

For tickets, click here, or call, 215.951.1540.

The PNC Financial Services Group is one of the United States’ largest diversified financial services organizations, providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.

La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 30 schools in the North Region and among the top 10 Catholic schools in the region.

January 13, 2015

La Salle University’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic Offers Rehabilitative Services to Those Needing Help With Speech, Language and Cognitive Impairments

 

When Gertrude “Trudy” Snyder woke up from her third brain operation, she could not speak.

But you probably wouldn’t know that if you engaged her in a casual conversation.

She saw therapists at the Moss-Rehabilitation Clinic in Elkins Park, Pa., and now receives treatment every Thursday at the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at La Salle University, where she is treated by a graduate student.

The Northeast Philadelphia resident has made remarkable progress, but admits she has a ways to go before making a complete recovery.

At one point, she could not utter a complete sentence. “Now, I’m working with multi-syllable words,” said Snyder. “I speak OK in a one-on-one conversation, but I have trouble speaking in front of a group, which I’ve had to do for my therapy at Moss. I also have trouble reading aloud, but they don’t care about me taking so long to speak.”

In a one-on-one situation, Snyder seems relaxed and answers questions easily, but once in a while she’ll say words out of order, such as “That you much very.”

Still, this is a long way from when she started.

In her early 20s, she had two operations to remove brain tumors, and was fine until the tumor grew back five years ago. After surgery, she could not form words.

“When I started they would show me a picture and ask me to say something about the picture, what it is,” said Snyder.

At the La Salle clinic, Megan McGlinchey, a first year student in the University’s master’s program in speech-language-hearing pathology, has Snyder doing more complex exercises:

“She’ll assign me a letter, such as T, and in one minute ask me to say as many words as I can think of that begin with the letter T,” said Snyder.

The La Salle clinic charges only nominal fees for therapy sessions, says director James Mancinelli, M.S., CCC-SLP. “When a patient has no insurance, or their insurance runs out during treatment, we’re a resource,” he said.

Many people think the clinic only deals with speech issues such as stuttering, but Mancinelli said the clinic has treated people who suffered brain injuries or traumatic injuries from auto accidents that affect a patient’s language and cognitive skills.

Services for adults includea variety of communication and swallowing disorders such as aphasia, traumatic brain injuries, cognitive-communication impairments, right-hemisphere disorder, stuttering, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and voice disorders.

Services for children includedisorders of articulation and phonology, expressive and receptive language delays, hearing loss, auditory processing disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, and speech and language disorders as a result of developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, as well as pediatric feeding and swallowing impairments.

Snyder is McGlinchey’s first patient.

“I was a little nervous at first,” she said, “but I’ve grown more confident.” According to Snyder, “She’s terrific!”

One of the biggest differences between learning how to treat patients and actually working with one, McGlinchey said, is paperwork:

“I’m learning how to keep records of patient sessions, which are important,” she said.

Each student-patient session is monitored by a trained therapist watching on a video monitor; this way the therapist can show the student what they did right and how they could improve. These taped sessions are also used in classes.

For information about the clinic, call 215-951-1888 or visit http://www.lasalle.edu/snhs/centers-and-clinics/speech-language-hearing-community-clinics/

An educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values, La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order. Money magazine named La Salle University a “Value All-Star,” ranking it the eighth-best college nationwide for adding the most value for a college education. Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes 1,000 schools (60 of which are institutions of higher education) serving 940,000 students in 80 countries.

January 12, 2015

Spring Semester classes begin

 
January 6, 2015

George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association Presents Annual Award to La Salle University History Chair Stuart Leibiger

 

La Salle University History Department Chair and professor Stuart Leibiger, Ph.D., will receive the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association Award, given annually to a person who has done great service to perpetuate the memory and virtues of the first president.

“I am honored to receive this award because it is a lifetime achievement award. It recognizes that I have been researching, writing about, and lecturing about George Washington and the Founding (of the country) for more than 25 years,” said Leibiger, who joined the La Salle faculty in 1997. “I am also honored to receive this award because past recipients of the ward include distinguished Washington scholars whom I have long admired.”

Leibiger will receive the award on Washington’s birthday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the George Washington Masonic Temple in Alexandria, Va.

In addition, he will participate in a symposium at the George Washington Masonic Temple, giving a lecture on a Washington-related topic of his choice. He will present “Washington and Lafayette: Father and Son of the Revolution.”

He will also participate in a three-member session on Washington, in which each member will speak for 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

Leibiger is the author of Founding Friendship: George Washington, James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic, which chronicles the little-known personal and professional relationship Washington and Madison shared.

He has written numerous articles on the Founders for historical magazines and journals, and he has been a historical consultant for television documentaries and museums. He has worked on the editorial staffs of the Papers of George Washington and the Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

In addition, Leibiger has been a history content scholar for numerous teacher workshops run by the Bill of Rights Institute and other educational institutions in 17 states.

An educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values, La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order. Money magazine named La Salle University a “Value All-Star,” ranking it the eighth-best college nationwide for adding the most value for a college education. Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes 1,000 schools (60 of which are institutions of higher education) serving 940,000 students in 80 countries.

December 30, 2014

Men’s Basketball vs. Penn

 
December 5, 2014

Not a Problem: La Salle University Students Win Computing Contest

 

La Salle University computer science students Candice Schumann and Howard Stickley recently won a problem-solving competition at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in College-Eastern Region (CCSC-E) conference at York College of Pennsylvania.

Teams from 10 colleges had three and one-half hours to solve five problems. Schumann, a senior, and Stickley, a junior, were the only competitors to solve four problems. They received Amazon gift cards for placing first.

“It was a crazy experience! I have never been on a team that solved more than three problems before,” Schumann said. “Since it was my last competition at La Salle, I pushed myself to try to get through as many problems as fast as possible. There were other teams in a different room, so we didn’t know how we were doing in comparison.”

Stickley said, “It was the best experience I have personally had at a competition. Our team has done well in the past, but I don’t remember us ever having solved more than three problems. The experience was made even more memorable because this was Candice’s last programming contest, so this was the last time we would have a chance to work as a team.”

They practiced 16 hours to prepare for the latest CCSC-E competition.

Schumann said she and Stickley tried to solve the easiest problems first, then the harder ones. Schumann has competed at five CCSC-E competitions, and Stickley has competed at four. A second La Salle team, with students Kane Sebesky and Jefferson Lima, also participated, and completed two of the problems.

Schumann has received three grants from the National Science Foundation to attend special programs on advanced mathematics. La Salle University Mathematics and Computer Science Department Chair Jonathon Knappenberger, Ph.D., said Schumann came to the University with such a strong background in math that she bypassed freshman-level courses in her first year, and will graduate a semester early in December.

An educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values, La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order. Money magazine named La Salle University a “Value All-Star,” ranking it the eighth-best college nationwide for adding the most value for a college education. Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes 1,000 schools (60 of which are institutions of higher education) serving 940,000 students in 80 countries.

December 1, 2014

La Salle University Honors Johnson & Johnson’s Mike Rose with Information Technology Leadership Award

 
Provost Joseph Marbach presents the 2014 Information Technology Leadership Award to alum Michael Rose.

Provost Joseph Marbach presents the 2014 Information Technology Leadership Award to alum Michael Rose.

La Salle University honored Michael Rose, a vice president at Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. and a La Salle alumnus, with its 11th annual Information Technology Leadership Award.

Rose is Vice President, Supply Chain Visibility, Customer & Logistics Services with the Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain. “My responsibilities include: product identification and traceability, product identification standards and eCommerce strategy,” he said.

Rose was a biology major at La Salle, but it was during course electives that his interest in technology grew.

“I took several extra math and physics classes. My classmates, Jack Powers and Paul Coady, would take Steve Longo’s physics classes because we really liked Steve as a professor, and we knew that any course taught by Steve would be worthwhile,” Rose said. “My only regret is that I dropped (mathematics professor) Sam Wiley’s topology class during the spring semester of my senior year. As fate would have it, to prepare for one of my classes in graduate school, I had to quickly learn topology to be able to complete the course assignments.”

“I was always interested in science and technology, even as a kid,” Rose said. “I had a microscope and collected rocks and minerals. I value the practical application of technology—not necessarily technology for technology’s sake alone—because its use has positive impacts in so many areas: our families, our lives, our culture, as well as creating business opportunities. Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) use of technology improves the lives of our patients that use our innovative products. From a supply chain perspective, we use technology to combat counterfeit products and help ensure that our customers receive genuine products. Through the business application of technology, J&J continually improves their efficiency and effectiveness.”

Margaret McCoey, Director of La Salle’s Graduate Programs in Computer Information Science and Information Technology Leadership said, “I actually remember Mike’s student days and his tutoring of math students—I was one—along with his participation and membership in the computer science advisory board.”

“One specific instance I recall involved a student who missed an opportunity to apply for the J&J Leadership Program. Mike heard about the student and intervened on her behalf. The intervention was positive for the student, who is still a current J&J employee,” McCoey said. “Whenever we have asked Mike for help, either on curriculum reviews, classroom visits, or panel discussions, the answer is always the same. I am pleased we are able to honor Mike with this award and proud to be associated with him professionally and as a member of the La Salle community.”

Rose and his wife, Donna, have been married for 35 years and they have two sons. They reside in Fountainville, Pa.

An educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values, La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order. Money magazine named La Salle University a “Value All-Star,” ranking it the eighth-best college nationwide for adding the most value for a college education. Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes 1,000 schools (60 of which are institutions of higher education) serving 940,000 students in 80 countries.

 

 

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