La Salle celebrates
its moving faith
La Salle University-Manila celebrates its Mission Statement-University
Week with the theme “Moving Faith” from January 21 to 26 as
part of the University’s 10-year countdown to its centennial.
celebration will commemorate the spirit of faith by which
our founder St. John Baptist de La Salle drew inspiration
to establish the first La Salle school. As a testimony to
this calling, the Lasallian community will hold a presentation
titled “Living the Lasallian Spirit: To Teach, To Touch, To
Transform” at the Sentrum in De La Salle Lipa on January 25.
St. La Salle’s feastday, which falls on January 26, also marks
his 350th birth anniversary.
During the week, the University will be a showcase of activities
and events that bear witness to the Lasallian faith-that-serves.
The program themes will cover concern for the environment,
spirituality, nationalism, children’s rights, and drugs, among
other issues, and these will be tackled through lectures,
symposia, seminars, and contests.
The fete will kick off with a Thanksgiving Mass to be held
at the Amphitheater on January 21 at 8:15 a.m. Throughout
the week, observers can view at the Student’s Plaza a BAMCREF
exhibit featuring its various activities for public school
children, as well as an exhibit by the College of Engineering
on their countryside outreach programs.
Meanwhile, the College of Business and Economics (CBE) will
hold an activity called “Adopt-a-Child” in which children
from St. Anthony Parish in Singalong, a CBE-adopted community,
will share an afternoon of fun and games with the students.
Now on its second year, the Lasallian Enrichment Alternative
Program (LEAP) will offer students different tutorials and/or
hands-on training on a plethora of topics of interest. The
LEAP is meant to complement the classroom learning of students,
and emphasize the total development of the person. The Student
Council and the Council of Student Organizations sponsor the
celebration will also be an avenue for fun and camaraderie-building.
Community members will pit skills and agility as they get
into fun games during the first day at the PE and Sports Complex.
Basketball enthusiasts will also be treated to a tune-up game
between Shell and Alaska on January 23, 1-2:30 p.m. at the
PE and Sports Complex. Tickets are sold at P50 each, proceeds
of which will be donated to “For the Kids”, the annual special
Olympics held on campus.
Meanwhile, faculty members will showcase their performance
talents in a variety show called “Talents Unlimited” to be
held on January 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the William Shaw Theater.
The week will culminate in a concert featuring the Passage
Band and Parokya ni Edgar. The concert, titled “Moving Faith
in Music: DLSU @ 90,” is sponsored by the Engineering College
Assembly. Tickets are sold at P120 each.
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