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This Week at La Salle

October 23, 2023

Melissa Olimpo, ’23

Melissa Olimpo, ’23, is a Sales Associate in the Philadelphia Phillies’ ticket office and is seeing the playoffs firsthand. Read more.  

Kim Haas, M.A. ’96

Kim Haas, M.A. ’96, is utilizing her La Salle education as she hosts the PBS travel series, Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. Discover her second season centered on Columbia.

Left to right: Ron Williford, president of the board of directors of The Business Center; Siani Butler, ’22, MBA ’23, community program developer at The Nonprofit Center at La Salle; Michael Shorr, director of the Southeast Region Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; State Representative Stephen Kinsey; Kara Wentworth, Executive Director at The Nonprofit Center at La Salle; and Michelle Snow, Founder of Grow with Snow.

In partnership with State Representative Stephen Kinsey, the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University hosted a grant seminar and announced a new free training program. Learn more.

Featured events

Newman Lecture Series: Lincoln and Frederick Douglass Debate Slavery and Equality in The Constitution 

Today, 6:30 p.m.  

Listen to a lecture by Joseph R. Fornieri, professor of political science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, that will explore the thought of two prominent thinkers, politicians, and statesmen, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Forneiri will explore the complexity of two men’s journey to reconcile the promises of equality for all with the reality of holding other men in bondage. Register for the lecture (space is limited).

On-Going Prayer for Peace

Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. 

Gather with fellow Lasallians of all faiths as we sit together in silence to pray for peace. You can choose to observe as you wish, whether it be reading from scriptures, reciting prayers, and/or meditating. This time is to support each other by our quiet presence, as we pray for peace.


Daily, Monday - Thursday, 1 p.m.

Sunday, 5 p.m.  

Celebrate the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time with Mass at De La Salle Chapel. 

Men’s Soccer vs. Monmouth 

Tuesday, 7 p.m.  

The Explorers take on the Hawks at McCarthy Stadium.  

Digital Mural Unveiling 

Thursday, 12:30 p.m. 

Gather on the Union Patio for the unveiling of the digital mural. Learn more about the mural. 

Men’s Basketball Blue & Gold Scrimmage  

Thursday, 5 p.m.  

Get ready for basketball season as the Explorers compete against each other in a scrimmage game.  

Celebrating Dussehra

Oct. 24 is Dussehra, one of the significant Hindu festivals celebrated at the end of Navaratri. Dussehra holds different significance in various regions of India. For some, it represents the end of Durga Puja, commemorating Durga’s victory in restoring dharma. For others, it marks Rama’s victory over Ravana during Ramlila. Festivities include fireworks, music performances, and waterfront processions with Durga clay statues.