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Lasallian Tuition Discount Program

Lasallian Tuition Discount Program

In recognition of dedicated service to the Lasallian Mission, and to encourage the pursuit of lifelong learning and development of skills as educators and leaders,LewisUniversityis pleased to offer a 33% tuition discount. It is the hope that this tuition discount will encourage employees (and their dependents) of Lasallian organizations to pursue their higher education goals and become more effective contributors and leaders. To see if you qualify for this program, please see eligibility parameters below. Eligibility requirements: Employees (and their dependents)…

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The Lasallian Connection to the NATO Protests

The Lasallian Connection to the NATO Protests

The Lasallian Connection to the NATO Protests

I live less than two miles from McCormick Place in Chicago. That made me more than interested in what was going on with the NATO Summit.

My presumption was that everyone involved in these demonstrations would be trouble-making anarchists, intent only on wreaking havoc.

Then I saw Kathy Kelly being interviewed last week. I’ve heard her speak before. She is a graduate of our St. Paul High School which had been on Chicago’s southwest side until it closed in 1979, (By the way, her father, Frank Kelly, was a 1934 grad of De La Salle in Chicago and taught at De La Salle for his entire career.)

Kathy is about 60 years old and has been advocating for nonviolent solutions for decades. She does not so much condemn the bomber as draw our attention to the “bombee,” oftentimes the children caught in the struggle. She was one of those invited to speak in Grant Park at the Sunday afternoon rally. I told myself that if all the protestors were like Kathy we’d have nothing to fear. (Unfortunately, not all are like Kathy – but most are, I believe)

Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown wrote about Kathy on Sunday. Here’s a link to his column:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/12626724-452/after-months-in-afghanistan-70-trips-to-iraq-she-deserves-to-be-heard.html

I rode my bike down to Grant Park last Sunday morning just to get a look for myself. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, was polite and orderly. Dozens of groups and individuals, each peacefully bearing witness to their particular position.

I was struck by the disabled Vietnam veteran, confined to his electric wheelchair, wearing the medals that he had earned in the service, and bearing a sign in contrast to so many of the others. His sign said that he was pro-NATO and pro-government, and pro-USA. This was in stark contrast to almost everyone else. And here’s the part that strikes me the most — he did not taunt others for their views, nor did others taunt him. All simply advocated their own positions and courteously acknowledged the right of others to do so as well.

Brother Thomas Hetland FSC, is the Religious Institutes Relationship Manager in the Health Management Services for Religious division at Christian Brothers Services.

Using Real Estate Assets to Support Your Mission

Using Real Estate Assets to Support Your Mission

When determining how existing real estate assets are aligned to your community’s mission and ministry, thoughtful consideration must be given to maximize these limited resources. Identifying how your real estate is utilized, planning for current and future operating expenses, and discovering feasible options and alternatives are the keys to painting a true picture of the benefits each asset holds for your community. Due to the changing needs of communities over time, religious organizations may find they have excess or underutilized…

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