Wednesday, March 6, 2013
This popular conference will be held at the beautiful Gaylord Texan Resort ooverlooking Lake Grapevine. Please note that the hotel registration deadline is March 19th. The Gaylord Texan Hotel contains over four and a half acres of indoor gardens and winding waterways and is just six minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, 30 minutes from Dallas Love Field and within driving distance for all of our friends from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. The SW Regional Post Secondary conference is conveniently scheduled to begin the afternoon of Wednesday April 10th and conclude after Friday morning brunch on April 12th. Thus, only requiring the maximum of a two night stay. However, we have blocked a limited number of rooms for additional nights as there are a myriad of other activities to experience ranging from an opportunity to shop at the enormous Grapevine Mills outlet mall, sight see at Bass Pro shops or catch the Wednesday night Texas Rangers baseball game.
This informative conference provides you and your staff with a great low-cost opportunity for professional development and includes insightful messages from keynoters Dr. Belle Wheelan, President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Sarita Brown, President of Excelencia in Education, Washington DC. As a non for profit partner of higher education, ACT is sensitive to budget constraints that many are experiencing. Thus, we are able to offer this conference at a very low cost of $170.00 per person. This cost includes four complete meals. The conference registration link and conference agenda can be accessed here.
The 17th Annual ACT Southwest Conference provides post secondary administrators, from both student and academic affairs, with the opportunity to learn more about best practices associated with testing/assessment(including the latest information on Next Generation Compass) , student recruitment, institutional research, course placement, remediation, accreditation and retention related strategies. Most all session presenters are post secondary administrators who will share expert insight relative to how they have been successful in achieving critical institutional goals on their respective campuses. This conference continues to grow in attendance each year as it provides a wide array of campus administrators with an opportunity to gather valuable information relative to what others across the nation are doing to ensure optimal enrollments, increase student persistence and enhance overall institutional effectiveness.
If you are unable to join us in April, we ask you to please consider forwarding this email to other administrators or staff members that you believe would benefit from attending. Again, please note that there are a limited number of hotel rooms remaining to conference attendees at $149.00 per night. We anticipate these to fill so be sure to secure a room ASAP as we expect to fill our allotment before the hotel registration deadline of March 19, 2013. You can contact the hotel at 1-866-782-7897 to RSVP and mention the ACT INC GROUP rate. We are looking forward to seeing all past attendees, and a significant number of new attendees, this spring at the beautiful Gaylord Texan Resort.
Don Pitchford PhD
ACT Account Executive
From: Robert Mitchell, Jr., Registrar/Director of Records & Registration
Cc: Dr. Phyllis Dawkins, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Abdalla Darwish, Associate Provost
Dr. Alecia Cyprian, Assistant Vice-President for Enrollment Management
Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Re: Spring 2013 Mid-term Grading
The myDU portal for the entry of mid-term grades is now open; grades are due Friday, March 15, 2013 at 12 noon when the portal closes.
Guidelines for myDU grade entry:
•If a student does not appear on your roster please contact me immediately via your DU email account
•Enter the last day of attendance and the number absences for each student
•Every student should receive a mid-term grade of either A, B, C, D, F, NC, or P
•For students who fall into the Unofficial Withdrawal Policy (“WF”) please complete and submit the Unofficial Withdrawal Form by the grades due deadline. The form is located on myDU: Click on Faculty Tab then click on Office of Records and Registration on the left side of the page then select Unofficial Withdrawal Form.
•ALL mid-term GRADES ARE DUE at 12 noon on Friday, March 15, 2013
Please contact me via email if you are unable to access your course(s) on myDU or if you have any questions or concerns.
Robert Mitchell, Jr.
Office of Records and Registration
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122
Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Dillard University School of Nursing, Daughters of Charity, Tulane Medical Center, Tulane School of Medicine,
EXCELth Inc., and LSU School of Dentistry
Saturday, April 6, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. -Dillard University Campus
· Financial Fitness Workshop, Blood Pressure Screenings • Diabetes Testing • Eye Exams •Rapid HIV Screening • Heart Disease, Dental Screenings, Cooking Demostrations
· Enjoy Sports Activities: Football, Basketball, Volleyball, etc.
· Enjoy giveaways! Health Care Vendors! Live Music Entertainment! Food Booths, & Local Artist Booths !!!!
· Walk for Fitness!
AARP Soul Steppers Walking Clinic and Community Walk will meet at the walking trail located on Dillard’s campus beginning at 10:00a.m.
Contact Dillard University Community Development Corporation
Nick Harris at 504-816-4704
“ Addressing Obesity through Healthy Lifestyles”
Visit the Dillard CDC Farmer’s Market
“Fresh Produce and Fruit”
Co-Sponsors: Pilotland, Filmore Gardens, Virgil Park, Oak Park, Paris Oaks, Fairmont Park, Sugar Hill, Gentilly Height- East, Indian Village
We continue to have space available in the following Network Summer seminars. Please advise your faculty that for these two seminars, the application deadline has been extended to March 1.
Sylvain Cappell, Convener
Reframing Gender: Men, Women, and the State
Maya Mikdashi and Michael Gilsenan, Co-Conveners
Professor Gilsenan has just been added as a co-convener for this seminar. Additional bio information may be found here:
We also have extended the application deadline to March 8 for the special program that will be provided by the George H. Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising
Leadership in Fundraising Institute
Additional information and applications may be found on the FRN website at: http://www.nyu.edu/frn/programs.events/enrichment/network.summer.seminars.2013.html
If you have any questions, please contact Anne Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much – we look forward to your response.
Debra M. Szybinski
Anne L. Ward
Office of Faculty Resources
Faculty Resource Network
New York University
194 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Barbara M. AlbertExecutive Assistant
Office of Academic Affairs
(504) 816-4216 (office)
(504) 816-4144 (fax)
Williams and Neely Earn DU Co-Athlete of the Week Award
Freshman Tyrone Williams and sophomore Darius Neely were selected as the DU Co-Athletes of the Week for the dates of February 25-March 3.
The Marrero, La. native was sensational in the three games that Dillard played at the 2013 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament in Little Rock. Williams led his eighth seeded Bleu Devils through two huge upsets over cross-town rivals Xavier and SUNO as his team eventually made it to the championship game. Williams scored 25 points and grabbed four boards in the 2013 GCAC championship game where Dillard fell to Philander Smith. Williams also had another fabulous game and scored 26 points, pulled down six rebounds and had two steals in the semifinal victory over SUNO on the previous day. He also hit 4-of-6 three pointers in the game.
In the first round of the GCAC tourney, Williams helped his team eliminate the number one seed Xavier University as he poured in 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists and one block. Williams was named to the 2013 GCAC All-Tournament team.
On Saturday, the Charlotte native finished in first place out of 13 runners in the Men’s 200 Meter Dash final at the 2013 Tulane Team Challenge at Tag Gormley Stadium. He blazed by his competition as he crossed the finish line with a time of 22.59.
Neely also finished first out of nine participants in the Men’s 100 Meter Dash posting a time of 11.18 and was named “double-sprint champion” of the challenge. Neely led his team to a second place overall finish at the meet.
Neely was also a part of the Men’s 4x100 Meter Relay team that finished in first place with a time of 42:25.
#2 Panthers Defeat #8 Bleu Devils in GCAC Championship Game
The only challenge that he gave Dillard’s athletic teams before the year started was to “defeat Philander Smith,” but the championship game loss allowed Philander Smith to take a 4-3 lead in the overall head to head match up this season against Dillard (volleyball & basketball combined).
The Bleu Devils got off to a solid start as freshman Tyrone Williams continued his hot shooting streak and finished with 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting, but the Panthers made a key substitution midway through the first half when former Razorback player Andre Clark entered the game. The 6’9” center immediately made his presence felt finishing with 19 points and 13 rebounds in the game.
Despite trailing by just seven points at the half, the Bleu Devils had no answer for Clark throughout the course of the game as Philander Smith pulled away to win the second half by a 15 point margin. Coach Bernard Griffith and his Bleu Devils used a six man rotation for nearly the entirety of the tourney and the fatigue finally caught up to the young squad. Out of the eight players on Dillard’s tournament roster, all were either freshmen or sophomores.
Freshman Norvel Shelby had a solid game for Dillard with 12 points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist, but freshman Jarrain Jenkins had the worst shooting performance of his stellar season, going 1-for-16 from the field as he finished with just three points but grabbed 14 rebounds and added one steal.
Williams and Jenkins were both named to the 2013 GCAC All-Tournament team.
In the semi-final of the GCAC tournament, Dillard pulled off another astronomical upset with a 58-54 victory over the number five seed Southern University at New Orleans. Freshman Tyrone Williams finished with 26 points, hitting 10-of 16 shots from the field and nailing 4-of-6 three pointers. Williams also pulled down six boards, produced two steals, one block and one assist in 40 minutes of action. GCAC Freshman of the Year Jarrain Jenkins finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. Dillard played fantastic defense throughout the game and held SUNO to just 32 percent shooting from the field.
In the first round of the GCAC tourney, the number eight seed Dillard University pulled off the upset of a lifetime with a 59-56 victory over the numer one seed Xavier University in the first round of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference tournament. Thanks to Dillard’s stellar zone defense, Xavier shot just 30 percent from the field for the game.
Jenkins scored a game-high 23 points, nailing 10-of-18 shots from the field. He also pulled down nine rebounds, produced two assists and two steals in just over 37 minutes.
Sophomore Jordan Kilson filled up the stat sheet for the Bleu Devils with 14 points, six boards, five assists and four steals, and Williams had a stellar game as he finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block in 40 minutes of action for Dillard.
Dillard ends the season with a 5-21 record.
Lady Bleu Devils Eliminated from GCAC Tourney
GCAC Player of the Year April Perry scored 22 points in just 26 minutes for a SUNO team that produced five scorers in double figures against Dillard. On the other hand, the Lady Bleu Devils had one lone player who scored in double figures and that was GCAC Freshman of the Year Alena Evans who finished with 12 points, seven boards and four steals in 35 minutes.
Dillard trailed 52-18 at the half and shot just 19 percent for the game. Senior Jazzmin Smith was held to just seven points, two steals and two boards in just 20 minutes of action. Smith was recently named 1st team All-Conference and played her final game in a Dillard uniform.
Dillard ends the season with a seven game losing.
Bleu Devils Eliminate rival Xavier from GCAC Tourney
The Gold Rush had no answer for Dillard’s Jarrain Jenkins who was recently named GCAC Freshman of the Year. Jenkins scored a game-high 23 points, nailing 10-of-18 shots from the field. He also pulled down nine rebounds, produced two assists and two steals in just over 37 minutes. Jenkins picked up his fourth foul with 14:54 left in the ball game, and at the time Dillard held a six point lead. He was then forced to sit out for quite some time, and that is when the Gold Rush went on a huge run and took a 43-40 lead with 8:34 left in the game.
Several minutes later, Jenkins entered the game and scored eight points down the stretch to close out the game for the Bleu Devils.
Wanto Joseph had a strong game for Xavier with 20 points, seven boards, five assists and four steals on the night, but the Gold Rush had only one other player to score in double figures.
Dillard (4-20 overall) had a 33-26 lead at the half and only allowed Xavier to hit just seven first half shots. Sophomore Jordan Kilson filled up the stat sheet for the Bleu Devils with 14 points, six boards, five assists and four steals, and freshman Tyrone Williams had a stellar game as he finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block in 40 minutes of action for Dillard.
Dillard Vies for GCAC Championship in “Battle of HipHopPrez”
In the semi-final of the GCAC tournament, Dillard pulled off another astronomical upset with a 58-54 victory over Southern University at New Orleans. Freshman Tyrone Williams finished with 26 points, hitting 10-of 16 shots from the field and nailing 4-of-6 three pointers. Williams also pulled down six boards, produced two steals, one block and one assist in 40 minutes of action. GCAC Freshman of the Year Jarrain Jenkins finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. Dillard played fantastic defense throughout the game and held SUNO to just 32 percent shooting from the field.
Dillard’s Henry Grabs 2nd Place Finish in Women’s 100 Meter Dash
Lady Bleu Devils junior sprinter Courtney Henry finished in second place in the Women’s 100 Meter Dash at the 2013 Tulane Team Challenge at Tag Gormley Stadium. Henry posted a time of 13.17. She also collected a third place finish in the Women’s 200 Meter Dash with a time of 26.71.
Also in the 200, her teammate’s junior sprinter Destinee Showell and freshman sprinter Dominique Hardin finished fifth and seventh, posting times of 26.96 and 27.98 respectively.
Showell went on to compete in the Women’s 400 Meter Dash and took home an eighth place finish with a time of 1:01.99. She also competed in the Women’s 100 Meter Dash with her teammate Henry and finished in fifth place, posting a time of 13.67. Hardin also participated in the Women’s 400 and finished in 11th place with a time of 1:03.94.
“Overall I expected Courtney to do pretty well,” said head coach Bobby Williams Jr. “I was satisfied with her performance regardless of the weather conditions since it was very cold, and Destinee did very well, competing in three different sprinting events for us.”
The GCAC defending champion Lady Bleu Devils have dropped down in numbers, but nonetheless continue to keep striving for success.
“Our women’s team is very small since we lost some ladies to unforeseen events, so this year will be a year to focus on individuals at nationals.”
Senior Jonquil Griffin, who was recently named the recipient of the 2013 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character Award, finished fifth overall in the Women’s Triple Jump with a distance of 10.28 meters.
The Lady Bleu Devils finished sixth overall at the 2013 Tulane Team Challenge.
Dillard’s Neely Takes 1st in 100 & 200 at Tulane Team Challenge
“It’s a great accomplishment since I’ve never been named double-sprint champion before,” said Neely. “I feel like our men (Bleu Devils) did well regardless of the weather conditions.”
Also in the Men’s 100, sophomore Kermit Buggage and sophomore Tobyus Simmons finished second and third overall, posting times of 11.40 and 11.48 respectively.
In the Men’s 200, sophomore Jevonte Ezzard finished in second place behind his teammate Neely, posting a time of 23.00. Simmons ended up in fourth place with a time of 23.38.
In the Men’s 400, Ezzard finished in second with a time of 49.50 and junior teammate Matthew Jones finished in third with a time of 50.45.
Normally temperatures range between 70 and 80 degrees on an ideal track day, but temperatures were around the low 40’s with a ton of wind at City Park.
“I honestly think the weather conditions slowed down my times, but no excuses,” said Neely.
In the Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles, senior Runell King finished first with a time of 17.27, and senior Marcel Williams finished second overall in the Men’s Javelin Throw with a distance of 31.63 meters. With the Tulane Team Challenge, Williams completed the first collegiate track and field meet of his career.
“It was very fun,” said Williams. “One day during offseason I told my teammates that I would throw 100 yards in my first meet, and to hear the announcer yell over the speakers that I threw equivalent to 103 yards was a true accomplishment.”
Ezzard, Buggage, Simmons, and sophomore Friday George were a part of the Men’s 4x100 Meter Relay team that finished in first place with a time of 42:25.
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