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Dillard Athletics to Host Billy Ray Hobley Scholarship Gala, Bleu Devil Classic Doubleheader vs. Xavier PDF Print E-mail
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Fundraiser and Rivalry Basket Ball Games set for Jan. 30 and 31

 

(New Orleans – LA) On Jan. 30  and 31, Dillard University’s athletic department will host the 7th Annual Billy Ray Hobley Scholarship Gala  and the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl Bleu Devil Classic, the annual basketball doubleheader featuring men’s and women’s games versus crosstown rival Xavier University. The gala will be held in the atrium of the Professional Schools Building on Friday, Jan. 30 and the basketball games will be held on the “Battlefield” (Dent Hall) on Dillard’s campus.

This year’s gala honorees are Dr. Charles C. Teamer, vice president of First NBC and former vice president of Fiscal Affairs at Dillard and Eugene Lamb Jr., ’71, alumnus and former athlete. Both will receive Dillard’s “Legacy Award” for their outstanding long-term contributions to their respective communities.

Teamer, who is well known in New Orleans’ financial arena and for his service on numerous boards and civic organizations, served in a number of positions at Dillard including concurrent roles as athletic administrator and VP of Fiscal Affairs for more than 30 years. Under his leadership in athletics, the men and women’s basketball teams won nearly 20 championships in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC), District 30 and placed third in the National Final Four Tournament in 1984. He has served in a variety of civic organizations, including Chair of the following boards: The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Greater New Orleans, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, World Trade Center, Urban League, Metropolitan Area Committee, Advisory Board Harrah’s Entertainment New Orleans.

Lamb, who was a member of the men’s basketball team during his undergraduate years at Dillard, returned to his hometown in Midway, Fla. where he taught Health and Physical Education, coached basketball, and worked with the Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Department for a combined 35 years.

Lamb also served on the city council and in 1986 as Mayor of the city of Midway. As a result of his dedication and civic involvement, Midway Recreation Center and Sports Complex for youth has been named in his honor.

New Orleans rhythm and blues band BRW will perform at the scholarship gala named for Hobley, the late Dillard basketball great who played for the Harlem Globetrotters. Tickets are $75, and all proceeds will go to athletic scholarships for Dillard students.

Starting times for the games on Saturday, Jan. 31 are as follows: Lady Bleu Devils basketball team will host Xavier at 3 p.m. on the “Battlefield” in Dent Hall Gymnasium, and the men’s game will follow at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and are good for both games.

Tickets for the 7th Annual Billy Ray Hobley Scholarship Gala and the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl Bleu Devil Classic are available through www.dillardbleudevils.com and the Dillard University cashier’s office on the first floor of Rosenwald Hall (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). Limited quantities will also be available at the door to both events.

Join us for a celebration of Dillard athletics. Come out and show Bleu Pride!

 
Dillard's Brain Food Lecture Jason Riley, author of 'Please Stop Helping Us' PDF Print E-mail
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Dillards Brain Food Lecture to Feature Jason Riley, Author and Member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

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(New Orleans) – On Monday, January 26, 2015, author of Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed, will deliver the first Brain Food Lecture of 2015 in Georges Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Dillard’s campus. A book signing will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

In his recent book, Please Stop Helping Us (2014), Riley examines how many well-intentioned government programs are really hurting black Americans rather than helping them. For example, he argues that minimum wage laws actually price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force and that affirmative action in higher education has resulted in fewer black college graduates. Riley purports that the current methods and approaches to helping the socioeconomic advancement of blacks are not working.  In 2008, his book Let Them In, argued for a more free-market oriented U.S. immigration policy. 

Riley sits on the Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal where he has been employed since 1994. He has written opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration and race, among other subjects. He has also worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News. Riley has appeared as a commentator on Fox News for more than a decade.

A native of Buffalo, New York, riley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York.

Seats are on a first come basis. For more information go to @DUBrainFood, visitwww.dillard.edu or call 504.816.4800.  Upcoming lecture: February 3 – Charles M. Blow, New York Times Columnist and CNN Commentator.

About Brain Food, The Dillard University President’s Lecture Series

 President Walter Kimbrough launched his official lecture series, Brain Food, April 18, 2013. Brain Food is a seven-course meal of intellectual sustenance, providing information that feeds intellectual cravings. Lectures are a way to stimulate the intellectual discourse on the campus. These noted scholars, authors, politicians and public intellectuals expose not only the campus community to their ideas and concepts, but also the broader community in which Dillard resides. The lectures are of interest to parents, high school and college teachers, lawmakers, clergy, activists, and anyone interested in understanding contemporary issues. All lectures are free and open to the public.


 
Dillard’s Brain Food Lecture to Feature Jason Riley, Author and Member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board PDF Print E-mail
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(New Orleans) – On Monday, January 26, 2015, author of Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed, will deliver the first Brain Food Lecture of 2015 in Georges Auditorium at 7 p.m.on Dillard’s campus. A book signing will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

In his recent book, Please Stop Helping Us (2014), Riley examines how many well-intentioned government programs are really hurting black Americans rather than helping them. For example, he argues that minimum wage laws actually price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force and that affirmative action in higher education has resulted in fewer black college graduates. Riley purports that the current methods and approaches to helping the socioeconomic advancement of blacks are not working.  In 2008, his book Let Them In, argued for a more free-market oriented U.S. immigration policy. 

 Riley sits on the Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal where he has been employed since 1994. He has written opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration and race, among other subjects. He has also worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News. Riley has appeared as a commentator on Fox News for more than a decade.

A native of Buffalo, New York, riley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York.

Seats are on a first come basis. For more information go to @BrainFood, visit www.dillard.edu or call 504.816.4800.  Upcoming lecture: February 3 – Charles M. Blow, New York Times Columnist and CNN Commentator.


 
Dillard University Receives $100K from NEH for Study of Black Creole Culture PDF Print E-mail
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The study will be interdisciplinary and will include digital media


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(New Orleans) - Dillard University recently received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The university is one of only three institutions in the city and five state-wide to receive a NEH award. The grant is part the NEH’s Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and represents the full amount requested by Dillard. It will commence in Spring 2015 semester for a two-year period and will provide funding for a project entitled “Defining, Documenting, and Teaching New Orleans Creole Culture.”  According to Hannah Saltmarsh, assistant professor of English and principle investigator (PI) for the grant, the project includes documenting contemporary Black Creole culture, creating a digital archive of findings, and will explore the critical aspects of multi-cultural and racial identity of creoles in New Orleans.

“We are excited about this project because it gives us the opportunity to collaborate across disciplines to tell the story of a culture that gives New Orleans its uniqueness,” said Saltmarsh. She explained that the project will include interviews with Black Creole families, elders, artists, craftsmen, musicians and other members in the community to chronicle the evolution of traditions and contemporary life.

Saltmarsh noted that she is working with a team of scholars at Dillard, some of whom were instrumental in writing the proposal for this project. Colleagues like Mona Lisa Saloy, coordinator and professor of English, is already working on a new English course, “Black Creole New Orleans” and will take students on a journey through history to curate and write about this subject.  


Saloy defines the ‘creole’ as a Colonial term designed to describe the native descendants of mixed enslaved Africans born in the New World. "Technically, every Black person who is a descendent of mixed enslaved Africans is Creole, she added. “Because of the pervasive French and Spanish colonial enslavement of Africans, from Louisiana to Florida, Haiti to Martinique, millions of these Creoles share a common language, a culture producing architecture, building trades, cuisine, costuming, music, dancing, and Folklore,”

Saloy said.

Goals of the project include assisting students in developing strong oral communication skills specific to the elderly and larger community as well as understanding the significance of digital archives and technology fluency. “In essence, the project will provide an enhanced humanities education through experiential, project-based, interdisciplinary learning focused on Creole cultures who built this city and retain its international uniqueness, producing Foodways (cuisine), Jazz & R & B, dance, Folklore, and literary traditions revered throughout the world,” Saltmarsh concluded.

            

In addition to Saltmarsh and Saloy collaborators on the grant included Nancy Dixon, assistant professor of English, Nia Haydel, director for the Academic Center for Excellence, Mark Raymond, media specialist/tech support technician, and Cynthia Charles, director of library.



 
Dillard to Offer its First Online Course Spring 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Dillard University will offer its first online course beginning Spring 2015.  The course, PE 306 - Principles of Disease Prevention and Control, will be taught using Blackboard Learn LMS. According to Dr. Rona Tyger, Coordinator for Instructional Technology and the course instructor, 95% of all engagement will be conducted online.  Two face to face meetings will be scheduled for the first week of the semester, in the evening, in computer labs so the instructor can orient the students to the online course delivery format, course student learning outcomes and participation expectations.

PE 306 is a study of major communicable and non-communicable health problems with emphasis on prevention and control.  Students interested in taking the course must have a Blackboard Onboarding course completion certificate and have taken and passed ENG 111 to register.   

Dr. Yolanda Page, Vice President for Academic Affairs, says offering the online course not only meets student demand for such courses, but also provides access to those who can't get to campus and also makes more courses available.  “I think offering online courses will assist the university with increasing enrollment,” Page said.  She added that there are plans to offer additional online courses during Summer 2015.  However, there are no plans to offer any online degrees, but it is anticipated that the university will eventually have a robust offering of online courses.

For more information about PE 306 or online courses contact, Dr. Rona Tyger at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 816.4873.

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