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This Week at La Salle

March 25, 2021

A historic Day of Giving

This year’s Day of Giving was a record-breaker. More than 1,800 gifts from the La Salle community exceeded $1 million—a single-day record for philanthropic contributions made to the University.

Adam Al-Asad, ’21

‘We’re meeting people where they are’

Adam Al-Asad, ’21, knows the pain caused by substance addiction. His sister, Sarah, has battled it. Together, they launched a nonprofit that creates safe spaces to help Philadelphians in recovery.

Genesis Perez, ’22

Google led this student to La Salle

A first-generation student and first-generation American, Genesis Perez, ’22, turned to Google to help shape her college search. Perez takes pride in her firm alignment with La Salle’s mission of service and social justice.

Featured Events

Mystical Hope: A Palm Sunday retreat

Sunday, March 28, 3 p.m.

This virtual retreat, offered by the Lasallian District of Eastern North America, is open to all. Sign up.

Mass

Sunday, March 28, 6 p.m.

Mass for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion will be held at 6 p.m. in the De La Salle Chapel and livestreamed on Facebook through the La Salle UMAS page.

John XXIII Pacem in terris lecture

Tuesday, March 30, 7 p.m.

The marquee event of Mission and Heritage Month features a panel discussion on the papal encyclical Fratelli tutti and global efforts to enact for the common good. Learn more.

Weighing in: How can we identify and reduce weight stigma?

Wednesday, March 31, 3:30 p.m.

Edie Goldbacher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, and Ilana Chamdi, a student in the Psy.D. program in clinical psychology, address this important topic in the final installment of the Explorer Café series. Here’s how to register.

Brett Conley, ’23

Committed to making change

Volunteerism is a part of who Brett Conley, ’23, is. That commitment to community even led the School of Business student to donate bone marrow. Read more about Conley, who has been recognized as a 2021 Newman Civic Fellow.

Photo of crucifixion

A Palm Sunday reflection

The self-paced, anti-racism retreat offered through the Lasallian District of Eastern North America (DENA) continues with a Palm Sunday-themed reflection.

More to explore

COVID-19 vaccine certification

The University invites employees and students to submit a COVID-19 vaccine certification form if you have completed a full cycle of the COVID-19 vaccine. Have questions? Here’s how to submit one.

The Basket

The St. Benilde Tower location of The Basket, La Salle’s on-campus food pantry, is open today from 12–5:30 p.m.

Weekday Masses

Each week, on Monday and Wednesday, Mass will be held at 1 p.m. in the De La Salle Chapel. Those who attend will be required to wear face masks and maintain physical distancing.