President-Elect Colleen Hanycz Gets a Taste of Philly

The La Salle community gave President-Elect Colleen Hanycz, Ph.D., a warm welcome and a sampling of some hometown favorites with a Taste of Philly reception during her campus visit in early April. In addition to her introduction to Tastykake, soft pretzels, and cheesesteak egg rolls, Hanycz also met many students, faculty, and staff members and […]

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La Salle Ranks in Nation’s Top 5 Percent for Value

A recent Brookings Institute report ranked La Salle in the top 5 percent of four-year colleges and universities in the nation for economic value of education, based on expected salaries for its alumni at the mid-career level. Using a formula based on expected outcomes, La Salle University graduates exceeded their expected income by more than […]

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Heritage Week Celebrates Tradition and Achievement

La Salle celebrated the 152nd anniversary of the University’s founding in 1863 with a week of special events in March. Harty and Jones Receive Distinguished Faculty Awards English Department Chair Kevin J. Harty, Ph.D., received this year’s Faculty Distinguished Scholarship Award, while the Faculty Distinguished Service Award was presented to Nancy Jones, Ph.D., Chair of […]

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Business Building Points to Progress

There has been no mistaking the progress on the La Salle School of Business building this spring, with the steel frame soaring skyward as construction moves on pace toward a January 2016 grand opening. The structural steel framing of the three- and six-story portions was completed in April, and the frame of the facility’s lecture […]

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La Salle School of Business Maintains AACSB Accreditation

The La Salle University School of Business has maintained its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Considered the hallmark of excellence in business education, less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide earn AACSB accreditation. Since its last AACSB accreditation extension, the School of Business has demonstrated continuous growth and […]

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A Golden Celebration for the Class of ’65

As the Class of 2015 prepared to flip their tassels and mark the beginning of their alumni journey, members of the Class of 1965 returned to campus this May to celebrate their golden anniversary as Explorers. A trip to the ballpark proved to be a winning start to the spring Reunion weekend, as the Phillies […]

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Tibetan Monks Craft Sand Mandala

A group of Tibetan Buddhist monks created their own work of art during a three-day visit to La Salle’s Art Museum this April. After finishing the intricate sand mandala, the monks held a completion ritual in which they brushed the tiny grains of sand back together, recognizing the reality of impermanence—an important concept in Buddhism. […]

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Haaz Honored with Dondero Award

La Salle’s Department of Psychology chose Edward J. Haaz., M.Ed., ’74, President and Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Health Solutions, as the recipient of this year’s John P. Dondero Award for his distinguished service and contributions to the mental health and corporate consulting fields. The first “non-recovering” degreed professional to work at the Livengrin Foundation, […]

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DiBattiste Accepts Holroyd Award

Thomas Keagy, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and James Pierce, Ph.D., Chair of the Biology Department, presented Peter DiBattiste, M.D., ’78, with this year’s Holroyd Award for his significant contribution in the field of medicine and medical research and the positive impact he has had on society through his professional and […]

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Cheyney University, La Salle Sign MBA Agreement

Representatives from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and La Salle University have formed an academic program partnership for an MBA Affiliation program. Qualified students enrolled in Cheyney University’s Bachelor of Science program will now be considered for admission to La Salle’s Full-Time or One-Year MBA program, provided they meet all of the requirements outlined in the […]

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Miniature Portraits Join Permanent Display at Art Museum

A new permanent installation at the La Salle University Art Museum features 19th-century portrait miniatures, including miniature painted portraits, a silhouette portrait on paper from Charles Willson Peale’s Philadelphia Museum, and several examples of early photographic portraits: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes. Miniatures were often worn or displayed as intimate mementos of loved ones, particularly when […]

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Another Easter Food Drive Success

This Easter holiday, more than 800 families had fresh fruit and produce on the table thanks to La Salle’s fifth annual Easter Food Drive. With the help of community partner The Fresh Grocer, the University gathered and distributed more than 4,000 pounds of food to 11 faith-based institutions in the local community. “This is the […]

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Nursing Lecture Focuses on Simulation Revolution

More than 200 attendees gathered in Tom Gola Arena for the Graduate Nursing Program’s 29th Annual Distinguished Lecture on April 20, 2015. John M. O’Donnell, Dr.PH., R.N., CRNA, MSN, professor and Chair of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the University of Pittsburgh, talked about “The Simulation Revolution in Health Care Education: Why it Matters to […]

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La Salle’s Most Recent Grants

La Salle has received the following grants: • The Moses Feldman Family Foundation: $30,000 for the Writers Matter/Israel Program • Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association: $26,000 for the La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center’s Nursing at the Backstretch Program • Philadelphia Cultural Fund: $10,115 for general operating support of the La Salle University Art Museum • Petrucci […]

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Phi Beta Sigma Chapter Celebrates 35 Years

La Salle’s Mu Upsilon chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with a re-chartering event on campus. Jonathan A. Mason Sr., the International President of the fraternity, presented a replica of the chapter’s original charter to the founding members of the chapter who were in attendance—Roland Finger, ’81, Tyrone Knight, Daniel Tann, Esq., […]

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Lambda Celebrates 80 Years on Campus

While the average lifespan of an independent fraternity is just six years, Sigma Phi Lambda recently celebrated eight decades. More than 200 alumni brothers returned to campus on May 30 for the 80th anniversary of La Salle’s first-ever fraternity, an independent. After Mass, a cocktail hour, and dinner, the alums formed a traditional Brothers Circle […]

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