Sunday, May 12, 2013
His speech included a fair amount of humor, directed at himself.
Martin Sheen, award-winning actor, social activist and humanitarian, delivered the commencement address on Saturday, May 4 at La Roche College. (see attached video). La Roche, founded in 1963 by the Sisters of Divine Providence, invited Sheen to the campus as part of the college’s 50th anniversary celebration. Sister Candace Introcaso, president of La Roche College, said in a news release that the causes that Martin Sheen has been dedicated to, mirror the long-established mission of La Roche, which is “educating future leaders who work for mercy, compassion, generosity and justice.” For decades, Sheen has been an activist on peace and social justice issues such as the alleviation of poverty and homelessness, the fair treatment of …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Students get hands-on experience with art, science, nursing and more at La Roche College.
Third grader Megan Maloney wanted to be a chef before she visited La Roche College on a field trip. She changed her mind after seeing what the nursing program was all about. "I like seeing how things can help people and make them better," she said. She was joined by K-8 students from Providence Heights Alpha School in late January for a field trip to various classrooms at La Roche where the faculty showed them what their futures could hold. The trip came during National Catholic Schools Week. Providence Heights Alpha School, located on the La Roche campus, enrolls students from throughout the North Hills. The students rotated through nine activity stations led by La Roche faculty and students. They learned about dance, nursing, teaching, …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Where does Santa live? A dorm room? I think not.
The moral of the story is: If you want a blow-up Santa in your dorm room, go out and buy one. A former La Roche student found out the hard way that doing otherwise can cost you $447. The young man, who was 18 at the time of the incident in December, appeared Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner on a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property after a stolen blow-up Santa was found in his dorm room. The commonwealth reduced the charge to a summary count of disorderly conduct, and the judge imposed a $300 fine plus $147 in court costs. Here's what the criminal complaint filed by police has to say about the incident: It all started late Dec. 4 when another student (we'll call him Grinch) came to the room of this …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Admission is free to all events.
La Roche College and the Sisters of Divine Providence host their much-anticipated Festival of Lights on Friday Dec. 7. Equitable Gas sponsors the community wide event, open to everyone. Families have been coming from all around the North Hills for the past 16 years to celebrate this annual transition into winter and the holiday season. The festival begins at 3 p.m. with a craft show, featuring a variety of vendors and artists, in the Zappala College Center. There are activities for children, including crafts, games, and a visit from Santa in the Kerr Fitness & Sports Center. Other activities include carriage rides around campus, ice sculpting, games and the night concludes with a fireworks display. Admission is free to all the …
Monday, October 29, 2012
No information is available on a possible new date for the event.
Hurricane Sandy-related weather conditions have forced La Roche College to cancel tonight's scheduled anniversary event, A Discussion with Nicholas Kristof. Pulitzert Prize-winning author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is unable to travel to Pittsburgh due to weather conditions, according to La Roche spokeswoman Gina Work. No information is available about a new date for the program.