Lasallian & Catholic Mission

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    Kristin Heyer to Discuss Civic Kinship at Annual Aquinas Lecture

    On April 6, Heyer will discuss topics surrounding migration and political justice within the frame of Catholicism.

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    Lenten Reflections: I Will Pray For You

    Brother Jack Curran, FSC, vice president for mission, shares his personal thoughts on the Lenten season, the fifth in a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their journey toward Easter.

  3. John Baptist de La Salle

    Buttimer Institute Returns to Its Roots at Manhattan College

    The two-week Lasallian retreat will take place this summer.

  4. Students on the Quad

    Lenten Reflections: The Multiplier Effect

    Julia Galdiz ’17 shares her personal thoughts on the Lenten season, the fourth in a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their journey toward Easter.

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    Community-Based Learning Helps Grow Culture of Service at Manhattan College

    Manhattan College is increasing its efforts to include more community-based learning courses in the curriculum and forge more dynamic local partnerships.

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    Lenten Reflections: Give Up and Give Out

    Erica Rebussini ’17 shares her personal thoughts on the Lenten season, the third in a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their journey toward Easter.

  7. Lois Harr

    Lois Harr Receives John F. Hurley, S.J. Commendation for Work with Catholic Relief Services

    Harr has spearheaded on-campus efforts with Catholic Relief Services and Fair Trade organizations.

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    Lenten Reflections: Step Back & Refocus

    John Fiore ’17 shares his personal thoughts on the Lenten season, the second in a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their journey toward Easter.

  9. St. John Baptiste De La Salle

    Lenten Reflections: The Journey Begins

    Brother Robert Bimonte, FSC, Lasallian in residence at Manhattan College, provides a reflection on Ash Wednesday. It is the first of a series of reflections from Manhattan College faculty, students and staff on their Lenten journey.

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    New Campus Store Showcases Students’ Business Smarts and Fair Trade Values

    School of Business students created a business and marketing plan for the store, enhancing offerings to the College community.

  11. Peace Week

    Peace Week Highlighted by Kathy Kelly’s Cost of War Lecture

    Manhattan College will host a series of events surrounding the antiwar movement.

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    Students Help Bronx Residents Navigate Tax Season

    Manhattan College students are working with the Northwest Bronx Resource Center to assist the local community with their income taxes.

  13. Professors from the College scout research and study abroad opportunities with Bethlehem University.

    College Faculty Find Inspiration in Bethlehem

    Faculty from the Schools of Business, Engineering and Liberal Arts spent Jan. 1-9 forging research and other academic partnerships with students and faculty at Bethlehem University, Palestine, and meeting prominent leaders and NGOs in Bethlehem, Hebron, and Jerusalem, including the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

  14. Fr. Bryan Massingale

    Leading Catholic Social Ethicist to Discuss Catholicism and Racial Equality

    Fr. Bryan Massingale will speak about cross-racial solidarity within the Catholic Church.

  15. Brother Augustine Nicoletti, FSC

    Brother Augustine Nicoletti, FSC Appointed President of Ethiopian Catholic University

    After 13 years at Manhattan College, Brother Augustine will lead the Ethiopian Catholic University of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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    Religious Studies Faculty Reflect on the Year of Mercy

    In December 2015, Pope Francis called for an extraordinary jubilee year, setting it apart from the ordinary cycle of jubilees, or holy years, which are called every 25 years in the Catholic Church.

  17. Kathleen White at 2014 Spring Honors Convocation

    Kathleen White ’14 One of Twelve to Receive Prestigious Mitchell Scholarship

    White is Manhattan College’s first Mitchell Scholar.

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    Students and Faculty Present at International Symposium on Lasallian Research

    Twenty-four members of the Manhattan College community traveled to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for the fifth annual International Symposium on Lasallian Research in September.

  19. Ghana Faculty Enrichment Program

    Clean Water, Clean Living: College’s Students and Faculty Advocate for Sustainability in Ghana

    Two things Manhattan College is well known for – social action and its engineering program – came together this summer to help solve water issues around the world.

  20. Kevin Ahern, Ph.D. and Alannah Boyle '18

    Summer Research Scholars Take on Both Lasallian and Technical Challenges

    Manhattan College's Summer Research Program includes five students working on Lasallian-focused research projects, plus a collaboration with students from Bethlehem University. 

  21. Service project April 2016

    Six Members of the Class of 2016 Join Postgraduate Volunteer Programs

    Manhattan College students will serve in the Lasallian tradition following Commencement.

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    Engineering Student Works to Improve Water Quality in Van Cortlandt Park

    John Abbatangelo '16 and civil and environmental engineering professors are partnering with The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park to contribute to the Wetland Stewardship for a Healthier Bronx project.

  23. David Caiafa '19

    Manhattan College’s David Caiafa Named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow

    Freshman honored as one of 218 community-engaged students to receive prestigious award.

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    College’s Lasallian Legacy Shines Through Newly Dedicated Stained Glass Windows

    A Mass and ceremony on Apr. 7 celebrated the installation of windows illuminating the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

  25. Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers windows

    Manhattan College Dedicates New Chapel Windows Depicting Life of John Baptist de La Salle

    The event took place on campus on Thursday, April 7.

  26. Mission Month on campus

    Mission Month Celebration Continues Throughout April

    More than 100 events during April will highlight the College’s continual commitment to its founding mission.

  27. Simon Adams, Ph.D. Delivers Annual Cost of War Lecture to Cap Peace Week

    Simon Adams, Ph.D. Delivers Annual Cost of War Lecture to Cap Peace Week

    Peace Week 2016: Going Beyond Borders takes place March 7-10.

  28. Manhattan College

    School of Education and Health: Transforming Minds, Bodies and Lives

    Faculty, students and alumni are making a difference in a wide range of settings, locally and globally.

  29. Manhattan College Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers

    Praying Lent: College Hosts Faith Workshop, Meditations and Other Opportunities to Reflect with Fellow Lasallians

    Jaspers celebrate the Easter season with events that remind us of our Catholic identity.

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    Manhattan College Students Volunteer with VITA Program To Offer Free Tax Services

    Business students work with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Northwest Bronx Resource Center for the rest of tax season.

  31. Brother Thomas Scanlan, FSC

    Brother Thomas Scanlan, FSC, Receives ACCU’s Hesburgh Award

    The Manhattan College president emeritus was honored by Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

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    Jaspers Connect Across Cities and Class Years to Benefit U.S. Military Abroad

    Manhattan’s alumni magazine, M, and the Mentor Program brought together three likeminded communication majors to give back.

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    Students & Faculty Advance Common Good Through Research

    Thirteen Manhattan College students recently presented their research projects at the 2015 Saint Mary’s University International Symposium on Lasallian Research in Minneapolis. In addition, several Manhattan professors attended the conference to share their research and findings along with the students from Sept. 27-29.

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    Around the World : 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis

    Manhattan’s faculty experts and administration weighed in on the papal visit to give a global context to this historic event.Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D.Assisant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith (HGI) Education Center

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    On Campus : 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis

    Pope Francis stood before the United Nations on Sept. 25 to address a worldwide congregation that included prominent leaders, environmentalists, and Manhattan College students who listened to his historic speech on campus via a live telecast of the event.

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    Manhattan College Bears Witness to the Pope’s 2015 Apostolic Journey

    New York City has a way of dwarfing historic moments in the contiguous and contagious movement of its 8 million-plus inhabitants. But from Sept. 24-25, even the Big Apple couldn’t overshadow the arrival of Pope Francis, as thousands stopped their daily activities to hear a word from or catch a glimpse of His Holiness. From faculty and administrators to students and alumni, the Manhattan College network was there to bear witness: in person, on campus and around the world.

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    In Person: 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis

    Vespers - St. Patricks CathedralPresident Brennan O'Donnell and Br. Jack Curran reflect on the Thursday night prayer service.Read More [+]

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    Counseling Alum Becomes Agent of Change as Missioner in El Salvador

    Serving a rural village in Central America, Melissa (Blythe) Altman ’06 and her family are operating programs for local children in an effort to better their futures.

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    Environmental Science Majors Find Green Solutions for Earth Day

    The School of Science and CURES to host events beginning on April 15.

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    Celebrating The Mission: With Great Gusto and Patience Every Day

    As the campus celebrates Mission Month this April, the College reflects on some of Manhattan’s many mission-inspired works that occurred throughout the year.

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    Students, Faculty Examine Racial Issues on Campus and Beyond

    In light of the widely publicized deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the social unrest that followed, the professors and students at Manhattan College recently organized a Racial Justice Teach-In to recognize and challenge structural racism and white privilege.

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    Agape Latte Program Debuts at Manhattan College

    The new Campus Ministry event series seeks to foster discussions about faith.

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    Manhattan College Celebrates Collegewide Day of Service

    The College’s Campus Ministry and Social Action office is working to expand local service programming for students.

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    Manhattan College Students to Join in Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 24

    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, Manhattan College students will volunteer at several sites across the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens.

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    Bronx Native John McMahon ’73 Leads Urban Youth Programming

    The Manhattan College alumnus has served as a longtime board member at the Fresh Air Fund.

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    Manhattan College Named a Global Campus by Catholic Relief Services

    Catholic Relief Services recognizes Manhattan College’s commitment to social justice through a wide range of student-led programs and events.

  47. St. John Baptist De La Salle Statue

    Students Serve Their Brothers and Sisters Abroad in El Salvador

    A group of Jaspers were immersed in the culture and education of the Central American country through one of the College’s newest L.O.V.E. trips.

  48. Manhattan College Students in Haiti

    Engineers Help Bring Clean Water to Lasallian Community in Haiti

    Using their expertise on water filtration systems, two students and their professor visited a Lasallian school and Brothers community to advise on infrastructure.

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    Lasallian Leaders Camden Retreat Sparks Hope with Simple Acts

    Manhattan College’s Lasallian Leaders who were in town as part of a three-day service retreat with De Sales Service Works this fall. By cleaning streets and renovating parks, 16 students worked to instill hope in a community where potable drinking water is scarce.

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    Russian Muslims Share Their Experiences with MC Students and Faculty

    In an effort to combat anti-Islamic propaganda, the College welcomed a Russian delegation working to advance the rights of Muslims in Russia. Students, faculty and administration joined them for a campus tour and roundtable discussion in O'Malley Library.

  51. Cameroon Villager

    Manhattan's Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Begin to Build Bridge in Cameroon

    Three students and their professional mentor traveled to the village of Mbirbua on the first of five trips to build a bridge for the community.

  52. students, faculty and administrators participating in lasallian research symposium

    Manhattan Community Expands the Scope and Nature of Lasallian Research

    Eight faculty and administrators from Manhattan College joined more than 120 academics from the international Lasallian network to discuss the characteristics of Lasallian research at the 3rd international Lasallian Research Symposium from Sept. 28-30.

  53. Manhattan College Students

    Extracurricular Excursions

    Manhattan's 60+ student clubs, organizations and honor societies take Jaspers from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to the top of the George Washington Bridge.

  54. St. John Baptist De La Salle Statue

    Five Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Accept Post-Graduate Service Opportunities

    Anthony DiCesare, Tegan Nelson, Carlos Orbe, Ivy Seraphin and Kathleen White will begin a year of service this fall.

  55. Carolyn Woo

    Catholic Relief Services President and CEO To Deliver Undergraduate Commencement Keynote on May 18

    College will present Carolyn Woo with honorary doctorate during ceremony.

  56. Manhattan College Study Abroad

    Lasallians Abroad: Jaspers Connect with Cuba, Discover Unshakeable Bonds

    During a weeklong multifaceted study abroad experience in Havana, Cuba, more than a dozen Jaspers discover Lasallian resolve after 50 years of restricted religious practice.

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    Mission Makers: Recast, A Campus Tradition Highlights Community’s Faithful Practice

    In April, Manhattan College celebrates Mission Month, an affirmation of events and activities that highlight ways that Jaspers bring to life the hallmarks of our Lasallian heritage.

  58. Save Your City

    Students and Young Alumni Build Business to Help Fund Education in the Bronx

    With the help of fellow Jaspers, Perry Rizopoulos ’13 started Save Your City, a charitable clothing line that donates supplies to disadvantaged schools in the community.

  59. Brennan O'Donnell

    President Elected to ACCU’s Board of Directors

    Brennan O’Donnell elected to Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Board of Directors.

  60. Manhattan College

    Students Visit Lasallian School, Catholic Relief Services in Haiti

    Four years after the earthquake, Manhattan College helps rebuild with L.O.V.E.

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    Alumni Continue Lasallian Mission with Teach for America

    The highly competitive program consistently recruits Jaspers to lead a nationwide educational revolution in low-income communities.

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    College Mourns Former Board Member, Eileen McEntegart

    Eileen F. McEntegart, a former member of Manhattan College’s board of trustees, died on Dec. 29.

  63. Campus Community Steps Up to Aid Lasallian Partners in Philippines

    Manhattan College is sending donations, water filters and prayers to the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

  64. Psych Student Restores Sight to Blind on Medical Mission Trip

    In hopes of becoming an ophthalmologist like his father, Jerry D'Aversa ’14 traveled to Grenada to assist with sight-restoring surgeries.

  65. Student Volunteers Contribute to Record-Setting Year With Tax Prep Program

    For the fourth consecutive year, Manhattan College business students partnered with the IRS to provide free tax preparation services to low-income families in the Bronx.

  66. Eliot Engel

    Congressman Eliot Engel Will Visit Campus on Feb. 11 to Discuss Social Justice Issues

    Event marks College’s one-year anniversary as Fair Trade College.