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Martin Luther King Jr. 2013 Week for Peace PDF Print E-mail
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You're invited to join us for the Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace, a week of events to commemorate Dr. King's life and legacy and honor all past and present leaders for social change. The MLK Week for Peace is coordinated by the DREAM Team, a coalition of staff and students from Dillard, Loyola, Tulane and Xavier universities.

Many of the events are free and open to the public, including the convocation on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Dillard's Georges Auditorium in the PSB. Titled "The Continuing Need for Affirmative Action in a Diverse American," this panel discussion will feature W. Jelani Cobb of Rutgers University, Silas H. Lee of Xavier, Justice Bernette Johnson of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Bill Quigley of Loyola, and more. It will be moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry of Tulane and MSNBC and be preceded by a light reception at 5:30 p.m.

For more information regarding the Interfaith Service and any other Week for Peace events, contact Jerald Bowman at 816-4792 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 
President Lyons and the Staff Task Force Recognize Employees Who Go Above and Beyond PDF Print E-mail
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In December, Interim President James Lyons and his Staff Task Force named Lynette Berry of business and finance the Employee of the Month, and gave You Got Caught Doing Something Good Awards to Cedric Warren and Vaughn Williams.

Also in attendance were Keith McKendall, assistant vice president of facilities, James Hobbs, assistant vice president of ITT, Kim Ramsey, chief accounting officer, Dr. Kevin Bastian, assistant vice president of student success, and Dianna Holliday Woods, chair of the President's Staff Task Force.

Dillard would like to thank all its employees who go the extra mile to make this university a special place to work and learn!

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Lynette Berry of Business & Finance was the Employee of the Month for Dec. 2011

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Cedric Warren of Facilities "Got Caught Doing Something Good"

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Vaughn Williams of Facilities "Got Caught Doing Something Good"

 
Ruth Simmons and Ronald Burns Appointed to Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail
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RuthSimmons-WebDillard University has appointed two new members to its board of trustees: Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, president of Brown University, and Mr. Ronald V. Burns Sr., president and C.E.O. of BMG Enterprises.

“I am very excited to welcome these two stellar individuals to Dillard University’s board of trustees,” said Joyce Roche, the board’s chair. “Between their appointment and the recent announcement of Dr. Walter Kimbrough as our next president, it is a very exciting time at Dillard.”

Ruth J. Simmons has served as president of Brown University since July 3, 2001 and plans to step down from that position at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. She was president of Smith College from 1995 until the time of her appointment at Brown.

RonaldBurns-WebA native of Texas and a 1967 graduate of Dillard University, Simmons received her Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures from Harvard University in 1973. She was recently appointed by President Obama as a member of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. In 2001, Time Magazine named her America’s best college president. In 2007, she was named one of U.S. News & World Report’s top U.S. leaders.

Ronald V. Burns Sr. owns BMG Enterprises, a diverse corporation consisting of three different businesses. Burns graduated from Dillard University in 1973 with a B.S. in accounting. In 1974, he assumed the position of vice president and internal auditor with Liberty Bank and Trust Company, which he held until 1984.

In 1984, Burns founded Quick Courier Services, Inc., a same-day delivery and logistics service. In 1992, he started Burns Management Group, a consulting firm with an emphasis on business development and government relationships. In 1993, he founded Global Parking Systems, a parking management company whose clients include Louis Armstrong International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and the William Hobby and George W. Bush airports in Houston.
 
Thanksgiving Baskets and Bibles PDF Print E-mail
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Many thanks to everyone who contributed to Dillard's Thanksgiving baskets and Bibles drive for 2011. You made it a huge success! All donations went to churches and agencies in the New Orleans metropolitan area and members of the Dillard University community. Please reach out and bless someone less fortunate than yourself during this holiday season.


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DU Choir to Host 75th Annual Holiday Concert, Perform at the White House PDF Print E-mail
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The Dillard University Choir will perform its 75th annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, entitled “A Child Is Born,” will be held in Lawless Chapel on the Dillard University campus. As always, the Holiday Concert will be free and open to the public.

"The choir has endured many long hours in preparation for this concert,” said choir director S. Carver Davenport. “We will perform selections with orchestra that will portray this wonderful time of the year, such as "Hallelujah Chorus," arguably the most celebrated musical selection ever written. In addition, we will perform selections such as "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" by Felix Mendelssohn, "You Raise Me Up" as sung by Josh Groban, and Kurt Carr's "For Every Mountain," on which Jonte Landrum Thomas ("Sunday's Best" finalist on BET) will be the lead singer with the choir.”

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Just three days later, on Dec. 7, the Dillard University Choir will travel to Washington, D.C. and sing at the White House. They will perform in the East Wing from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for guests touring the White House and viewing its holiday decorations.

"I am truly blessed to be the choir director for such wonderful young people who are passionate about cultivating their voices and their performances,” said Davenport.

 
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