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    Dillard Theater to host Pulitzer-Prize Winning Drama, “A Soldier’s Play” on June 17th PDF Print E-mail
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    Ad for Project 1 VoicesThe Performance is part of The 3rd Annual International Project 1Voice

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    (New Orleans) – As part of the American Theatre Project, Dillard University and The Standard New Orleans will present a staged reading of the 1982 Pulitzer-Prize Winning drama by Charles Fuller, “A Soldier’s Play.” The reading will take place simultaneously in 27 theaters in 12 states and 17 cities throughout the country and in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Georges Auditorium in the Professional Schools and Sciences Building on Dillard’s campus.
     
    The play is a murder mystery that takes place on an army base in Louisiana in 1944 during the time of segregation in the military.  When Sergeant Vernon Waters, a black army officer is killed, Captain Richard Davenport, who is also black, is sent to conduct the investigation. It explores not only the white racist attitudes of the time, but how blacks themselves harbored some of those same emotions and resentment towards other African Americans.
     
    This is third annual Project 1Voice Play Day which celebrates African American Theater.   
    “As one of the oldest African American University theaters in the country, Dillard is excited to once again host this Project1Voice production in partnership with the American Theater Project,” said Cortheal Clark, chair of Dillard’s theater department.  “We are also pleased to have such stellar individuals as Director Nicoye Banks, actor and native New Orleanian and Producer Ed Bishop, founding producing artistic director of the American Theater Project in Wash., D.C., involved in this project,” Clark added.
     
    Admission is free and open to the public. For more information on Project 1Voice and “A Soldier’s Play,” please see links below.

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    Dillard Part of Success of Growth of New Orleans PDF Print E-mail
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    In an article featuring the fastest growing cities in America, Dillard University is praised for its rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina.

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    Dillard Student Becomes McCord Scholar PDF Print E-mail
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    Bridget Sisney

    2013 Dillard University graduate Bridget Sisney has just been announced as a McCord Scholar, thanks to the generosity of the United Methodist Black College Fund. The Lina McCord scholars, selected from the 11 historically black United Methodist colleges and universities, are chosen by their chaplains and presidents. The student ambassadors are named for the fund’s longtime executive director, the late Lina H. McCord.

    Read more about this scholarship on the umc.org website...


     
    Dillard Professor on Advocate Advisory Board PDF Print E-mail
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    Dillard adjunct professor Erika McConduit has been named to The Advocate newspaper's New Orleans advisory board. The New Orleans-area community leaders will sit on a board to advise The Advocate’s owners and management on ways to improve the newspaper and tailor it to the tastes of New Orleanians.  

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    New Orleans Universities Discuss Post Katrina Recovery at NCORE PDF Print E-mail
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    Former Dillard president Dr. Marvalene Hughes discussed the devastation and recovery process of the institution post Katrina, at the 26th annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. She was joined by presidents of Xavier, Tulane, Loyola, Southern and Howard Universities.

    Read more in diverseeduation.com...


     
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