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This Week at La Salle

November 25, 2020

Student wrapping Christmas gifts

Help spread holiday cheer

University Ministry, Support and Service has gone virtual with its annual toy and gift drive, creating an Amazon wish list to bring cheer to 65 children in the city’s Mantua section. Find out how you can help children in need this holiday season.

Fall photo of campus with College Hall in the distance

‘A family, whether on campus or online’

“We have so much for which to be thankful,” President Hanycz wrote in a Thanksgiving message to the La Salle community. “Together and by association, we continue to make this a special community in which to live learn and work.” Read the full message.

Thanksgiving meal

How to have a guilt-free Thanksgiving dinner

From mashed potatoes and stuffing, to decadent slices of pie, you can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without overindulging. Check out these tips from Laura Frank, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition and a licensed dietitian nutritionist.

La Salle in the media

For many, Thanksgiving celebrations will be different this year. Kelly McClure, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, explained in an interview with KYW Newsradio how to ease stress while having difficult conversations with family members about Thanksgiving.

Alumni Association Awards

Last week, La Salle’s Alumni Association recognized Trustee Stephen T. Zarrilli, ’83, and nonprofit food bank Philabundance during its annual awards ceremony. Learn more about the honorees and watch the recorded virtual ceremony.

Featured Event


Sunday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m.

Mass for the first Sunday of Advent will be celebrated from the St. Joseph Chapel of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. View the live-stream via the La Salle UMAS Facebook page.


“A little bit of a whole lot” this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, gratitude might be harder to come by due to the pandemic. How can we focus on what we have, rather than what we lack? “Simply acknowledging the little bit (we have) can lead us to the otherwise hard-to-come-by realization of the whole lot,” shares Maureen O’Connell, Ph.D., associate professor of religion and theology, in offering a video prayer reflection to the La Salle community.

More to explore

COVID-19 Archives Project
University Archives is still accepting stories, photos, and more to chronicle for future generations how today’s Explorers are learning and working during the pandemic. Read about the project, including how to contribute.

Flu vaccine requirement
La Salle will require every member of the University community who plans to maintain a campus presence in Spring 2021 to receive a flu shot. Read the full announcement.

Grading policy
La Salle has adjusted the grading policy for the Fall 2020 semester. Find out what’s changed.

If you have questions about the spring semester, explore the University’s FAQ for the most up-to-date information