What does it mean to be Lasallian?

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La Salle University

La Salle University Digital Commons Explorer Café

Explorer Connection

Spring 3-12-2014

What does it mean to be Lasallian? Kathleen Czekanski La Salle University, [email protected]

Susan Dixon La Salle University, [email protected]

Joel Garver La Salle University, [email protected]

Follow this and additional works at: http://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/explorercafe Recommended Citation Czekanski, Kathleen; Dixon, Susan; and Garver, Joel, "What does it mean to be Lasallian?" (2014). Explorer Café. Paper 16. http://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/explorercafe/16

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Let us remember… …we are in the holy presence of God.

Why us?

International Association of Lasallian Universities

International Association of Lasallian Universities

= IALU

IALU

Leadership Program

 Assist universities in ongoing formation and enrichment  Tailored for university faculty  Informed, committed lay faculty essential for Lasallian mission

IALU  Learn about Lasallian education  Witness its international scope

Leadership Program

IALU

Leadership Program

 Consider how better to animate universities with Lasallian spirit  Return as resources, mentors, animators of Lasallian mission

“Lasallian is a term

to describe a person who is personally fulfilling the mission set forth by Saint John Baptist de La Salle.” - from http://lasallian.info

 Finding ourselves in the Lasallian story  Living out of Lasallian principles

Finding ourselves in the Lasallian story  Who was St. La Salle and what did he do?

Finding ourselves in the Lasallian story  When & why was our University founded?

Living out of Lasallian principles  What principles animate our Lasallian mission?

Living out of Lasallian principles  What principles animate our Lasallian mission?

Living out of

Lasallian principles

What is “faith in the presence of God”?

What does it mean to be Lasallian?

 What difference would it make if I really believed…  …God is living and present in my fellow students?  …in my community?  …in my world?  …in me?  How would such faith fuel zeal? What does it mean to be Lasallian?

Living out of

Lasallian principles

What is “quality education” in the Lasallian tradition? What does it mean to be Lasallian?

 How might our Lasallian story shape our pedagogy?  How does the Lasallian experience of serving the poor shape how we teach and learn?  How is education primarily about relationships?  How does faith inform our critical engagement with the world? What does it mean to be Lasallian?

Living out of

Lasallian principles

What does it mean to live in community? What does it mean to be Lasallian?

Authentic community =

“…where persons meet persons, where mind speaks to mind and heart to heart, where the learning experience is shared with persons who can call each other friends.” – Br Luke Salm, FSC, Lasallian historian

 St La Salle believed effective teaching and learning happen in community.  Education begins with respect for each individual student. What does it mean to be Lasallian?

 How do you contribute to community?  How does Lasallian commmunity show God’s presence among us?  How does being in community help us develop tolerance, empathy, respect for others, and working together for a larger purpose? What does it mean to be Lasallian?

Living out of

Lasallian principles

How do we serve the poor? What does it mean to be Lasallian?

 Christian Brothers vow to serve the poor through education.  La Salle University continues this tradition by –  Serving students of modest means  Being sensitive to economic need  Raising awareness of poverty  Advocating for justice for the marginalized in our city & world What does it mean to be Lasallian?

 What does “service to the poor” mean to you as part of the La Salle community?

What does it mean to be Lasallian?

Living out of

Lasallian principles

How are we part of a diverse global Lasallian association? What does it mean to be Lasallian?

How many…  80 Countries? countries  1050 Schools? schools  5000 Brothers? Brothers  100,000 Lay partners? lay partners  1,000,000 Students? students – http://www.lasalle.org/en/where-we-are/

What does it mean to be Lasallian?

http://www.lasalle-ialu.org/map.php -- interactive map

Lasallian institutions of higher education What does it mean to be Lasallian?

How are we each distinctive?  Aviation program – Chicago area

What does it mean to be Lasallian?

How are we each distinctive?

 Cyber security & digital forensics – in Memphis, TN What does it mean to be Lasallian?

How are we each distinctive?  Music industry major – in Winona, MN

What does it mean to be Lasallian?

How are we each distinctive?  The Elfenworks Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism –near Oakland, CA What does it mean to be Lasallian?

How are we each distinctive?

 E-waste Awareness Day at DLSU-D

 De la Salle Philippines  Resource sharing, green campuses What does it mean to be Lasallian?

How are we each distinctive?  15 Mexico campuses  Medical school  School of Architecture & Design What does it mean to be Lasallian?

How are we each distinctive?

 Bethlehem University – situated in Palestine

What does it mean to be Lasallian?

 How is La Salle University, here in Philly, part of a larger network?  How, practically, can we strengthen our connections?

What does it mean to be Lasallian?

5. To utilize the Services of Lasallian Universities… 7. To produce relevant publications on Lasallian themes such as service to the poor, the rights of the child, and education for justice and current educational trends.

What does it mean to be Lasallian?

 Consider the disciplines in which you are engaged… 5. To utilize the Services of Lasallian Universities… 7. To produce relevant publications on Lasallian themes such as service to the poor, the rights of the child, and education for justice and current educational trends.

 How might you produce research on Lasallian themes? What does it mean to be Lasallian?

St. John Baptist de la Salle… …pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts… …forever!