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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West to Lecture at Dillard University on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For More Information, Contact:

Mona Duffel Jones

504.816.4024 office

504.812.2535 mobile

Jan. 7, 2013


Tavis Smiley and Cornel West to Lecture at


Lecture, Q&A, Book Signing, Free and Open to the Public


(New Orleans) On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dillard University will host an evening with two of the preeminent leaders in African-American thought today, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. The event, part of the authors’ Poverty Manifesto lecture series in conjunction with the High Quality Speakers Bureau, will feature addresses by Smiley and West, followed by an audience Q&A, and a signing of their 2012 book “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.” It will begin at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 in Lawless Memorial Chapel. It is free and open to the public.


Smiley is the host of “Tavis Smiley” on PBS, as well as the syndicated radio programs “The Tavis Smiley Show” and “Smiley & West.” He is the first American to simultaneously host talk shows on both public TV and public radio. He has authored 15 books, including “Covenant with Black America,” which became the first non-fiction book by a Black-owned publisher to reach No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. In 2009, Time magazine named him to its list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People.


West is a professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary and professor emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton. He has written 20 books and edited 13. He is best known for his classics “Race Matters” and “Democracy Matters,” and his memoir “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.” He appears frequently on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “The Colbert Report,” CNN and C-SPAN. He has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films and made three spoken word albums.


About High Quality Speakers Bureau: HQSB brings unique capabilities in lecture representation, special events and entertainment, helping organizations create powerful meeting experiences and messages using high quality talent and creative media. HQSB speakers are major thought leaders, celebrated personalities and top experts on the most important contemporary issues. HQSB provides an enormous talent network from which to draw expertise, informed commentary and even enjoyable entertainment. Contact: (323) 290-2311


Dillard University SOAR Spring 2013

Good morning, Dillard University Community:

As a reminder, Spring 2013 SOAR begins tomorrow, Thursday, January 10th and Friday, January 11th, 2013. Attached to this email is the SOAR play-by-play as well as the Faculty and Staff Resource Guide.

There's an 80% chance of rain expected tomorrow, so I am requesting your patience as the rain may cause some delays getting to campus as well as with new students navigating their way on campus.

As always, let’s welcome new students to our DU Family and love on our continuing students when they arrive Friday.

In the Bleu Devil Spirit,

Alecia Cyprian, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
Office of Enrollment Management
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122
504.816.4398 phone
504.816.4895 fax


Invitation to the AEF's 2013 Visiting Professor Program

I am writing to invite you to apply for the Advertising Educational Foundation’s 2013 Visiting Professor Program (VPP), a two-week summer fellowship for professors teaching in the liberal arts, advertising, marketing and communications. The VPP provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and the industry.


In 2012, 18 professors were hosted by companies in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Seattle. Since 1987, 455 professors from schools such as: Clark Atlanta, FAMU, Howard, North Carolina A&T, and Savannah State have participated in the VPP, experiencing the day-to-day operations of an advertising agency, a marketing or media company.


Program dates for the 2013 VPP are June 3-15. Please fill out and submit an application online by visiting the On-Campus section of our website, Letter of recommendation (on letterhead) must be mailed and postmarked by January 31stLetters of recommendation are not accepted via fax or email.


You may reach me at 212-986-8060 x15 or at should you have any questions. We appreciate your consideration of the VPP and kindly ask you to share this information with colleagues who may be interested.




Sharon Hudson

Vice President, Program Manager


Advertising Educational Foundation

220 East 42nd Street

New York, NY 10017

Tel: 212-986-8060 x15

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