Homecoming 2016


Homecoming 2016
Nov. 19


Homecoming has evolved into a wonderful community tradition at La Salle. For the past few years, Information Technology alumni and students gather to honor an alumnus identified as a leader in the world of technology at the annual IT Leadership Award and Presentation. On the Friday evening of Homecoming Week, the Alumni Association holds its annual Alumni Association Awards Dinner, honoring community leaders, alumni of distinction, and exceptional members of the current graduating class. The Saturday of Homecoming Week has traditionally been filled with wonderful food, live music, and a great gathering of students, alumni, faculty, and Christian Brothers, which really brings out the spirit of La Salle.

Information Technology Leadership Award

Holroyd Atrium
6:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Award Presentation

This year, the IT Leadership Award will be presented to Joanne Bechta Dugan, Ph.D., ’80, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Computer Engineering Programs at the University of Virginia. The IT Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding individual who has made a positive impact on business, government, education, or society through the advancement of information technology. RSVP for this event by Thursday, Nov. 10. For more information, call the IT Department at 215.951.1136.

Alumni Association Awards Dinner

6 p.m. | La Salle Union Ballroom

The Alumni Association cordially invites you to the annual Awards Dinner on Friday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes alumni and students who have made significant contributions to La Salle University and the community.

The dinner will recognize outstanding seniors in the Class of 2017 with induction into the Alpha Epsilon Alumni Honor Society and will honor Paul J. Burgoyne, Esq., ’70, with the John J. Finley, ’24, Award for his tireless volunteer work and support of La Salle.

That night, the Alumni Association will also present its highest honor, the Signum Fidei Medal, to Joseph Devine, FACHE, ’78, President and CEO of Kennedy Health.

Click here for more information about the Alumni Association Awards.

Explorer Interviews

9 a.m. | La Salle School of Business

Do you have a high school senior interested in carrying on the La Salle legacy and attending La Salle University? Explorer Interviews involve meeting up with one of our alumni for a conversation, so that we can get to know your student are beyond the test scores and transcripts. This is your student’s opportunity to show us who you really are and how you will be a contributing member of the La Salle University Community both inside and outside the classroom. All students who participate in an Explorer Interview and commit to La Salle, will receive a sizeable campus bookstore voucher. Additionally, qualified Explorer Interview participants will be entered into a drawing to receive a year of free campus housing!

Campus Store

10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Wister Hall, First Floor

Make a trip to the campus bookstore so you can stock up on the latest in La Salle wear and accessories to show your Explorer pride.

Classes Without Quizzes

Listen to La Salle faculty delve into the humanities, current events, technology, and more. Whether you'd like to see a favorite professor, learn about the latest groundbreaking drone research, or get a guided tour of campus, you'll find something to spark your intellectual curiosity. Choose from one of the following topics:

The Drone Age: How Drone Technology Will Change War and Peace.
Michael J. Boyle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science

10 a.m. | Founders' Hall (School of Business), Room 528

How will drones change international politics in the coming decades? This presentation explores how drones will change the risks and incentives that governments, terrorist organizations, and a variety of other actors have and what consequences this will have for the prospects of peace - and war.


Happy Holidays? Surprising ways to avoid holiday weight gain.
Robin Danowski, MS, RD, LDN, Assistant Professor of Nutrition

10 a.m. | Founders' Hall (School of Business), Room 529

Is it possible to celebrate the season without packing on the pounds? Even the strongest willpower is often no match for holiday meals and treats. Research studies show most adults gain some weight over the holidays. But, don't lose hope because this year can be different. Come find out how to enjoy festive moments without ditching your healthy eating habits.


The Art of Seeing
Siobhan M. Conaty, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History

10 a.m. | La Salle University Art Museum

What is the difference between looking and seeing? The untrained eye misses many visual experiences, but the trained eye finds beauty and enigma in the commonplace, unusual in the usual, and meaning in the apparently meaningless. The world holds subtle delights and surprises for those who will only take a second look. Join me in the La Salle University Art Museum for a mini session developing the critical skill of observation and find out why the art museum has become an important place to train future doctors, detectives, and business entrepreneurs!

Monday Morning Sales Tips
Michael Dipietro,  MBA, Assistant Professor of Marketing

10 a.m. | Founders' Hall (School of Business), Room 531

Learn exciting tips in negotiating better deals as a consumer and a business for your next exciting purchase.

The “Renaissance of La Salle Address” by Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D.

11 a.m. | Founders' Hall (School of Business Building) Auditorium

La Salle University President Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., to offer a presidential address to all parents and families. She will speak on the renaissance of La Salle University which includes major initiatives recently announced to best position the University for future success. In addition, she will highlight the challenges and obstacles currently facing all in higher education.

Art Museum

Noon–3 p.m. | Olney Hall, Lower Level

Stop by the La Salle University Art Museum to check out the latest special exhibitions on display, Theodore A. Harris: Collage and Conflict and Julius Bloch: Drawings and Prints. The Art Museum has a comprehensive collection of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present, and it strives to document this history with examples of most of the major art movements with a wide selection of subjects.

In addition to the permanent collection, the museum owns a number of special collections that are not regularly viewed. The largest of these is the works on paper collection. Smaller holdings include groups of rare illustrated Bibles, Japanese prints (19th–20th centuries), Indian miniatures, African carvings and implements, pre-Colombian pottery, and Ancient Greek ceramics.

Homecoming Tent

Noon–2:30 p.m. | Tennis Courts (20th Street Entrance)
Tent Only—Alumni and guests: $30; Children 12 and under: $5
Tent and Game—Alumni and guests: $40; Children 12 and under: $15

AmyLynn Flood, ‘95, President of La Salle’s Alumni Association, invites everyone to join faculty, staff, Christian Brothers, students, and fellow alumni for the Homecoming Party, followed by the La Salle Explorers men’s basketball game vs. the Texas Southern Tigers at 3 p.m. The tent will sell out quickly, so please register early.

La Salle Men’s Basketball

3 p.m. | Tom Gola Arena
Game Ticket $15

After the Homecoming festivities in the tent, cheer on the La Salle Explorers as they take on the Texas Southern Tigers. To view the full 2016–17 men’s basketball schedule, visit goexplorers.com.

Homecoming Liturgy

5:30 p.m. | De La Salle Chapel, Lower Level, College Hall

Join the La Salle community in the celebration of the Mass of the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Fall Reunion at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia

7:30–10:30 p.m. | Xfinity Live! Philadelphia

Celebrate your Reunion with your La Salle classmates and friends! $25 per person includes a drink ticket & food.