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Dillard eliminates Tougaloo for second straight year; advance to semi-final at 3p.m. vs. SUNO PDF Print E-mail
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image006(New Orleans, La.)  For the second straight year, (three seed) Dillard University eliminated (sixth seed) Tougaloo in the first round of the 2014 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Volleyball Championship. The Lady Bleu Devils won the contest in three sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-12).

Freshman middle blocker Shelby Stewart led the game with 14 kills and one block assist.  Junior setterAstasia Williams had a game-high 16 assists in the victory for Dillard, and her teammate freshman setterChelsea Jolivette had 15 assists.

GCAC Freshman of the Year, Chassidy Harris, led the Lady Bulldogs with nine kills while her teammate Mariah Price had a team-high 14 assists.  As a team Dillard hit .212 while Tougaloo had a hitting percentage of .030.

Dillard advances to the semi-final round of the GCAC tournament and will face Southern University at New Orleans at 3 p.m. today at the Castle on the campus of SUNO.

Individual game tickets are free to students of GCAC schools with their valid student identification as well as children 12 years of age and younger.  General admission tickets are $5 for adults aged 13 and older.  Tickets are only available at the door.

For additional information regarding the 2014 GCAC Volleyball Championship, please visit www.GCAConf.com.

 

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Dillard’s Brain Food Lecture to Feature Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater soloist and Author of Life in Motion Lecture set for November 11 PDF Print E-mail
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Nov. 3, 2014

Note: Venue change from Georges Auditorium to Lawless Memorial Chapel

(New Orleans) – On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Misty Copeland, ballet soloist with the American Ballet Theater and author of Life in Motion, will deliver the next Brain Food Lecture in Lawless Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. on Dillards campus. A book signing will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

Although Copeland began ballet at the late age of 13, she has excelled and had unprecedented success in her art. At 15, she won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards. She studied at the San Francisco Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive on full scholarship and was named American Ballet Theater’s National Coca-Cola Scholar in 2000.

 

Copeland joined American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company in September 2000, joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2001 and in 2007 made history by becoming their third African American Female Soloist and first in two decades.

 

Performing a variety of classical and contemporary roles, one of Copeland’s most important roles was performing the title role of “The Firebird” in “Firebird”, created on her in 2012 with new choreography by much sought after choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. In September 2014, she made history as the first black woman to perform the lead role of Odette/Odile with American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lakeduring the company’s first ever tour to Australia. In December 2014, Copeland is slated to perform the lead role of Clara in American Ballet Theatre’s production ofThe Nutcracker.

Copeland is passionate about giving back and has worked with charitable organizations in mentoring young girls and boys. In 2012, she was inducted into the National Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame and received the “Breakthrough Award” from the Council of Urban Professionals that same year. She was also named National Youth of the Year Ambassador for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in June 2013. In addition, Copeland received the Young, Gifted & Black honor at the 2013 Black Girls Rock! Awards.

She is author of two books, the New York Times Bestselling memoir, Life in Motion, co-written with award-winning journalist Charisse Jones and a picture book, Firebird, in collaboration with award-winning illustrator and author Christopher Myers. Both books were published in 2014. Her endorsements include American Express, COACH, and Diet Dr. Pepper and Under Armour.

Seats are on a first come basis. For more information go to @BrainFood, visitwww.dillard.edu or call 504.816.4800.  Upcoming lectures: Tuesday, December 2 – The Revius Ortique Lecture on Law and Society, Benjamin Crump, noted civil rights attorney; represented Trayvon Martin’s family in the Zimmerman trial and the family of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; Monday, January 26, 2015 –Jason L. Riley, author of Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed.

 
Dillard Students shine at NABA Southwest-Western Region Students Conference! PDF Print E-mail
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The 34th National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Southwest-Western Region Student Conference was held at the Dallas, Texas Westin Hotel on October 16 - 18, 2014. The conference proved to be a great opportunity for Dillard University’s 15 student participants to network, learn, and understand the significance and importance of the NABA brand.

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President of the NABA Student Chapter at Dillard, Amanda Riley, who is also a graduating senior, interviewed with Chevron Corporation, Deloitte LLP, and Grant Thornton. Brittany Smith, also a graduating senior, interviewed for a full-time position with Grant Thornton. 

Junior Glenn Beverly was selected to interview with Dell, and was also invited by the finance director at Dell to sit at the Dell table during the scholarship luncheon. Tamara Johnson, a graduating senior, enjoyed networking with a hiring manager at Chevron Corporation for future opportunities.

Students were able to network with several recruiters and corporate executives. In fact, Albert Haynes was contacted for an interview with Enterprise just by following up with a contact he met at the conference. The conference was certainly the best way for Drew Jenkins, Whitney Maxwell, Jeffery Brooks, Temeka Lewis, Mbayame Ndoye, Wayne Maghett, Devin Fontenette, and Quayara Reed to move from their comfort zones to the networking zone.

"I truly enjoyed the Etiquette in Corporate America workshop, which taught valuable lessons beneficial to students," said Nicolette Hill following a session she participated in that focused on how to survive in corporate America. The students are already looking forward to next year’s NABA conference.  


 
Dillard’s Brain Food Lecture to Feature Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater soloist and Author of Life in Motion Lecture set for November 11 PDF Print E-mail
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Life in Motion Photo Credit Gregg Delman copy(New Orleans) – On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Misty Copeland, ballet soloist with the American Ballet Theater and author of Life in Motion, will deliver the next Brain Food Lecture 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.

Although Copeland began ballet at the late age of 13, she has excelled and had unprecedented success in her art. At 15, she won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards. She studied at the San Francisco Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive on full scholarship and was named American Ballet Theater’s National Coca-Cola Scholar in 2000.

Copeland joined American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company in September 2000, joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2001 and in 2007 made history by becoming their third African American Female Soloist and first in two decades.

Performing a variety of classical and contemporary roles, one of Copeland’s most important roles was performing the title role of “The Firebird” in “Firebird”, created on her in 2012 with new choreography by much sought after choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. In September 2014, she made history as the first black woman to perform the lead role of Odette/Odile with American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lakeduring the company’s first ever tour to Australia. In December 2014, Copeland is slated to perform the lead role of Clara in American Ballet Theatre’s production ofThe Nutcracker.

Copeland is passionate about giving back and has worked with charitable organizations in mentoring young girls and boys. In 2012, she was inducted into the National Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame and received the “Breakthrough Award” from the Council of Urban Professionals that same year. She was also named National Youth of the Year Ambassador for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in June 2013. In addition, Copeland received the Young, Gifted & Black honor at the 2013 Black Girls Rock! Awards.

She is author of two books, the New York Times Bestselling memoir, Life in Motion, co-written with award-winning journalist Charisse Jones and a picture book, Firebird, in collaboration with award-winning illustrator and author Christopher Myers. Both books were published in 2014. Her endorsements include American Express, COACH, and Diet Dr. Pepper and Under Armour.

Seats are on a first come basis. For more information go to @BrainFood, visitwww.dillard.edu or call 504.816.4800.  Upcoming lectures: Tuesday, December 2 – The Revius Ortique Lecture on Law and Society, Benjamin Crump, noted civil rights attorney; represented Trayvon Martin’s family in the Zimmerman trial and the family of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; Monday, January 26, 2015 –Jason L. Riley, author of Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed.

 
Kevin Powell, Acclaimed Political Activist and Author to Lead Domestic Violence Workshops at Dillard PDF Print E-mail
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(New Orleans, La.) –Noted political, cultural, literary, and hip-hop figure Kevin Powel will conduct a series of classes and workshops at Dillard University, including two events that are open to the public on Oct. 22-23 at 7 p.m. in Georges Auditorium on Dillard’s campus.

Powell is known for his activism in the movement to end violence against women and girls will lead domestic violence workshops. The workshop on Oct. 22 is a “males only” session with the theme: “From Tupac Shakur to Barack Obama to Lebron James: The Past, Present, and Future of Black Males.” On Oct. 23, the workshop will be open to “women only” and is titled: If Women and Girls Ruled the World: A Community Conversation.”

Powell is the author of 11 books, including Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and the Ghost of Dr. King: Blogs and Essays. His writings have appeared in The Washington Post, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, Ebony, Esquire, and Vibe Magazine, to name a few.  He has appeared on “The Oprah Show” highlighting domestic violence; and he has done a great deal of humanitarian work, ranging from Hurricane Katrina to earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, to Superstore Sandy in New York. As a pop culture curator, Powell produced the first exhibit on the history of hip-hop in America at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are on a first come basis. For more information visitwww.dillard.edu or call 504.816.4800


 
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