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This Week at La Salle

October 18, 2023

Image of a large group of students on the Hansen Quad.

La Salle University received a $2.2 million, five-year Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The grant will fund a comprehensive project titled “Advancing the La Salle Experience” that integrates a variety of strategies. Learn more.  

The Peace Pole on the quad.

Gathering in Prayer

Please join our La Salle community at these opportunities to pray for an end to the violence in the Middle East and to pray for peace:

Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace
Today, 4 p.m.

In honor of our Lasallian values, please join the University community for a brief interfaith prayer service for peace. We will gather by the Peace Pole on the quad.

Ecumenical Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land
Today, 7 p.m.

The International Association of La Salle Universities invites everyone to come together and pray for peace. Join on Facebook. 

Thursday, 1 p.m. 

This Mass will specifically call for an end to the violence against innocent Israelis and Palestinians.

Rosary at the Grotto
Thursday, 1:30 p.m. 

After Mass, pray the Rosary at the Grotto of Mary in commemoration of October being the month of the Rosary. 

William M. Nolte

Career intelligence officer William M. Nolte, ’70, Ph.D. visited students in the Introduction to International Relations class to discuss history and the work of the intelligence community. Read more about the campus visit from this alumnus.  

Featured events

Game Night  

Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.  

Challenge President Dan Allen, Ph.D., to a game of Uno in the Connelly Library.  


Sunday, 5 p.m.  

Celebrate the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time with Mass at De La Salle Chapel. 

Digital Mural Unveiling

Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m.

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

October is Italian Heritage Month

This cultural celebration began in 1989 with a special proclamation by President George H.W. Bush. In 2010, Philadelphia became home to the second-largest Italian American population in the United States. The beautiful Italian culture is filled with lasting traditions and deep community ties that has contributed to arts, culture, food, and architecture in the U.S. Currently in the White House, Jill Biden is the first Italian-American First Lady. This month acknowledges the esteemed accomplishments and successes of Italian immigrants and Italian-Americans. 


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Hindu celebration of Navaratri

Celebrated from Oct. 15-24, this annual Hindu festival honors Durga, a goddess also known as Adi Parashakti, who defeated a demon after a battle that lasted nine days and nights. Celebrations begin with worship, scripture readings, and dancing. It ends on the10th day with Dussehra, which commemorates her victory. 

Bahá’í commemoration of the Birth of the Báb

Oct. 16 is the Bahá’í commemoration of the Birth of the Báb. The Báb, also known as Siyyid-Ali-Muhammad, is a symbolic figure believed to have been sent to tell the Manifestations of God or Baha’u’llah. The day of the Birth of the Báb begins with prayers and devotional readings. It continues with a festive social gathering at home or in a place of worship. In keeping with the essence of Bahá’í, the celebrations are open to all.