to the October 2012 edition of the Dillard Today E-Newsletter.
Homecoming is just around the corner! That means Founders' Day,
Coronation Ball, and a slew of other great Dillard traditions will
soon be here. This month, we give you all the information on these
events and more. We hope you can make it out to campus to take part
in the festivities! Also, we have our Fall Open House on Saturday,
Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an important recruitment
event to help boost enrollment and usher in the next generation of
Dillard students. If you know someone who could benefit from a
Dillard education, encourage them to come learn what we're all
about. It could change their life forever. Ex fide fortis!
Sincerely, Mona Duffel Jones Senior Director, University Communications
Founders' Day and
Sunday, Nov. 11, Dillard will host its annual Founders' Day
Convocation at 3:30 p.m. in Lawless Memorial Chapel. Dr. Cheryl
Taylor, '77, (pictured) interim dean of Southern University and
A&M College School of Nursing, will give the keynote address.
This year's convocation will celebrate the 70th anniversary of
Dillard's School of Nursing.
Founders' Day is one of the highlights in an exciting slate of
Homecoming Week events. On Saturday, Nov. 10, Dillard's Homecoming
Parade will roll through the Gentilly community from 10 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. That afternoon, from 1-6 p.m., there will be an Alumni
& Pre-Alumni Tailgate in Kabacoff Plaza on Dillard's campus (click here for
tailgate rules). The following Saturday, Nov. 17, the Dillard Bleu
Devils men's and women's basketball teams will host their
homecoming doubleheader in Dent Hall Gymnasium. Those games will
also be preceded by a tailgate in Kabacoff Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. We hope you'll join us for Founders' Day and more Homecoming
Nursing Scholarship Gala:
Sunday, Nov. 11
On Sunday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m., following the Founders'
Day Convocation, Dillard's School of Nursing will host a
Scholarship Gala to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The gala, which
will be held in the Professional Schools and Sciences Building, will
feature a wine reception, dinner, live music from pianist Lucian
Zidaru, and an address from Dr. Mackie Harper Norris, '60.
Throughout 2012, Dillard has celebrated the Year of the Nurse.
There have been roundtables and panel discussions to enrich the
education of today's nursing students, and commemorative banners
have been hung across campus and on Gentilly Boulevard. Founded in
1942, Dillard's program was the first accredited nursing school in
the state of Louisiana. To learn more about the history of the
program, please click here. To
purchase gala tickets ($70), please visit the cashier's office on
the first floor of Rosenwald Hall during business hours (M-F, 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or contact Travis Chase at (504) 816-4713 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you
for supporting Dillard's School of Nursing!
Bleu Pride Rising Tour
Kicks Off Oct. 30
New Orleans Alumni!
You're invited to meet Walter M. Kimbrough, the seventh president
of Dillard University, at the kickoff of his nationwide Bleu Pride
Rising Tour. Dr. Kimbrough is heading out across the country to
meet with local alumni chapters. Now you can be among the first to
learn about his vision for Fair Dillard. The Bleu Pride Rising
Kickoff will be held on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Georges Auditorium
in the PSB. To RSVP, contact Kathy Ancar at (504) 816-4304 or email@example.com, or Brenda
Reynolds at (504) 816-4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni! Stay tuned for more information about the
Bleu Pride Rising tour. It may be coming to your town soon!
Show your spirit. Bleu pride is rising!
DU Hosts Cultural
Exchange w/ Matsue, Japan
Dillard University hosted a cultural exchange ceremony
between New Orleans and its Japanese sister city, Matsue, on Oct.
19. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu welcomed to campus a group of
Japanese delegates representing higher education and commerce. The
delegates received a gift of okra seeds, while bestowing fig trees
to New Orleans.
Those trees will be nurtured in Dillard's greenhouse by Dillard
undergrads and students from nearby Langston Hughes Academy (LHA)
as part of the From Seed To Table
program, which brings LHA students to Dillard to garden, learn
about nutrition, and work with DU students in a mentoring program.
To learn more about the cultural exchange with Matsue, and to view
photos from the event, please click here.
Speak at Dillard
A pair of
renowned Hollywood filmmakers spoke at Dillard this month. Kerwin
DeVonish, who has served as Spike Lee's cinematographer on films
such as the recent "Red Hook Summer" and the forthcoming
Michael Jackson documentary "Bad 25," spoke on Oct. 5.
Sharon Seymour, who has served as production designer on films such
as Ben Affleck's "Argo" and George Clooney's "The
Ides of March,"spoke on Oct. 10. Both sessions were free and
held in the Georges Auditorium in the PSB.
included three parts: an interview conducted by Keith Alan Morris,
assistant professor of mass communication at Dillard; clips from
the artists' films and accompanying discussion; and an audience
Q&A. Both DeVonish and Seymour have recently worked on Spike
Lee's remake of the 2003 Korean film "Oldboy," which has
been shooting locally and is scheduled for release in 2013. To
learn more about the lectures, and film at Dillard, click here.
Legal Eagles: Alumni
Stewart, Jones Honored
Judge Carl E. Stewart, '71, became the Chief Judge of
the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which
hears appeals from federal courts in Louisiana, Texas and
Mississippi, on Oct. 1. Stewart, a resident of Shreveport, is the
second African-American appointed to the Fifth Circuit and the
first to serve as Chief Judge. President William Clinton appointed
him as U.S. Circuit Judge in 1994. As Chief Judge of the Circuit,
Stewart will sit on the Judicial Conference of the United States,
which establishes policies for federal courts nationwide. Stewart
gave the Ortique Lecture on Law and Society at Dillard's Founders'
Day Convocation in 2011.
Michael D. Jones, '82, a partner in the D.C. office of
Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a member of Dillard's board of
trustees, has been officially installed as co-chair of the board of
trustees for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. As
co-chair with Jane C. Sherburne, he will lead an influential board
of over 200 members. His term officially began on Sept. 1 and
a welcome reception was held in his honor on Sept. 18. Jones serves
as co-chair of the university's Advantage Dillard! capital
DILLARD Today: A Monthly E-Newsletter From Dillard University - October 2012