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DU Theatre to Open 76th Season with "Mahalia," a Gospel Musical PDF Print E-mail
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The Dillard University theatre program will open its 76th season this month with a six-performance run of “Mahalia,” a celebration of the life and work of gospel warrior Mahalia Jackson on the centennial of her birth. The show opens on Friday, Oct. 28 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 6 in Cook Theatre on the Dillard campus.

Jackson (1911-1972) rose from humble roots in New Orleans’ Black Pearl neighborhood to become the preeminent gospel singer of her day, captivating the nation and audiences worldwide with her distinctive voice and effervescent delivery. She is known for recordings such as “Elijah Rock,” “Precious Lord” and “We Shall Overcome.”

She was also a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and an important figure in the civil rights movement. She famously performed at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy as well as at King's funeral. “A voice like hers comes along once in a millennium,” King once said of the beloved singer.

"We are thrilled to open our 76th anniversary season with such a moving show that provides a unique historical look at the life of Mahalia Jackson,” said Cortheal Clark, director of Dillard’s theatre program. “She was the world's greatest gospel singer and the spiritual voice of the civil rights movement."

The Dillard University production of “Mahalia” is directed by Troy R. Poplous from a book by Tom Stolz. Tickets are $15, and $10 for seniors and students. The Saturday, Nov. 5 performance is a special fundraiser for Friends of the Dillard University Theatre. This show will be preceded by a full dinner in the Professional Schools Building. Tickets to the dinner and show are $50. For more ticket information, please contact the Dillard University box office at (504) 816-4857.


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Mahalia: A Gospel Musical
Dillard University’s Cook Theatre
Box Office: (504) 816-4857

Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.
*Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.

*The Saturday, Nov. 5 show is a special fundraiser for Friends of the Dillard University Theatre. It will be preceded by a dinner in the Professional Schools Building’s atrium.

 
Title-Clearing Workshop for Homeowners PDF Print E-mail
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CDCLogoThousands of New Orleans residents face property issues that seem insurmountable, from successions and blight judgments, to co-owner disputes, property liens and tax sales. On Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, Dillard University’s Community Development Corporation will host a community-wide title-clearing event to assist homeowners with these legal matters. The event will be held in Dillard’s Professional Schools Building, rooms 131-135, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lawyers will be on-hand to educate homeowners about protecting their property and to offer free legal services.

The workshop’s nonprofit partners include Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, the Pro Bono Project, Louisiana Appleseed, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. These organizations recently partnered to form a title-clearing group called Save New Orleans Homes. Over the next two years, they will collaborate to help 400 low-income homeowners in Orleans Parish clear title to their property, enabling residents to rebuild, make productive use of their land, and build wealth and assets.

Homeowners who wish to learn more about protecting their property and the importance of clear title, as well as those seeking legal assistance for property issues, are encouraged to attend the workshop at Dillard. Louisiana Appleseed volunteer attorneys will be on-hand to educate the public about the importance of clear title, as well as changes in succession laws. Lawyers from the Pro Bono Project and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services will also be there to answer property questions and perform case intake to determine whether individuals qualify for free legal services.

Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and the Pro Bono Project have helped homeowners obtain clear title, while Louisiana Appleseed has advocated for simplification of Louisiana laws to make it easier for people to clear title. The Lawyers’ Committee has addressed title clearing in several states. To learn more about their title-clearing collaborative, visit www.savenolahomes.org, or call (504) 529-1000 to determine eligibility for free legal assistance.

For more information about the title-clearing workshop, contact: Jessica Haynes of Louisiana Appleseed at (504) 561-7304 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; and Nick Harris of Dillard University’s Community Development Corporation at (504) 473-1141 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Dillard Named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll PDF Print E-mail
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Honor-Roll-2The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently named Dillard to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership among institutions of higher education and its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The CNCS Honor Roll recognizes universities whose students, faculty and staff engage in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

“Congratulations to Dillard University and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities,” said Patrick A. Corvington, chief executive officer of CNCS. “We salute all the Honor Roll awardees for embracing their civic mission and providing opportunities for their students to tackle tough national challenges through service.”

Dillard University students are required to complete 120 hours of community servicebefore graduation, and at least 60 of those hours must entail service-learning specific to their major field of study. Dillard University’s Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) integrates service into the curriculum through the first-year seminar course, a general education requirement for all students. For eight straight years, the CFYE has facilitated first-year students’ participation in national Make A Difference Day. During the spring semester, the CFYE guides students through a semester-long planning process so they can execute a service-learning project on Global Youth Service Day in April. This year, Dillard’s Class of 2014 led numerous projects, including raising awareness of domestic violence, feeding the homeless, and planning clothing and food drives to benefit the needy. Students also spoke to high school students about attending college and taught elementary and middle school students how to live healthier, more active lifestyles.

This fall the CFYE will spearhead Louisiana Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) for the Class of 2015. The CERT program provides disaster preparedness training and teaches basic disaster response skills. Participants learn how to assist others during a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available.

“When I arrived at Dillard University eight years ago, I was excited to know that the university had a community service graduation requirement,” said Dr. Henrietta Harris, director of Dillard’s Center for the First Year Experience. “I am incredibly impressed by the compassion and creativity our students possess. They are using the skills acquired in their coursework to impact the problems facing the world around them.”

A total of 851 institutions applied for the CNCS’s fifth annual Honor Roll, a nine percent increase over last year. The CNCS, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, acknowledged a total of 641 colleges and universities for theirimpact on issues including literacy, neighborhood revitalization, and supporting at-risk youth. Dillard joined 15 other HBCUs on the list, including Morehouse, Spelman, North Carolina Central, and Claflin.

 
Dillard Ranked Among Top HBCUs by U.S. News & World Report PDF Print E-mail
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toplist_us_news_collegesDillard University ranked among the top ten HBCUs for the fifth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s long-running America's Best Colleges feature. Dillard was ranked at number nine. The publication ranked the country’s top 35 HBCUs in order.

This marks the fifth straight year that U.S. News & World Report has produced a ranking of undergraduate education at HBCUs. The colleges are compared only with one another for these rankings, using a special peer survey among HBCUs.

In order to be on this rankings list, a school must be currently designated as an HBCU by the U.S. Department of Education, a status created as part of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Additionally, the college must be a baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students.

 
President Obama to Appoint Alumna Cynthia Butler-McIntyre to Key Administrative Post PDF Print E-mail
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CynthiaPresident Barack Obama announced on Sept. 6 his intent to appoint Dillard alumna Cynthia Butler-McIntyre to the board of trustees of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. The news came as Obama announced his intent to nominate or appoint 28 individuals to “key administrative posts” in the near future.

“I am confident that these outstanding men and women will greatly serve the American people in their new roles,” Obama said, “and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

Butler-McIntyre graduated from Dillard University in 1976 with a B.A. in early childhood education. She is the director of human resources in the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Louisiana and the national president of Delta Sigma Theta, a public service organization. She is a national board member of the National Council of Negro Women, a past national board member of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, and the secretary of the Louisiana State Association of School Personnel Administrators. She holds an honorary doctorate of divinity from Christian Bible College of Louisiana and an M.A. in educational administration from the University of New Orleans.

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is an independent federal government agency established to "encourage and support research, study and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind." Governed by a presidentially appointed board of trustees, the foundation seeks to nurture and recognize pioneering individuals and programs that reflect the visionary spirit and pioneering heritage of Christopher Columbus.

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation was founded in 1992. It awards individuals for extraordinary work in the fields of agricultural science, life sciences, homeland security, community service, special education and more.

 
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