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Eagle Award: October 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Every month, Dillard University salutes those staff members who go the extra mile. Dillard employees are encouraged to nominate colleagues who "got caught doing something good" for the Eagle Award. Efficiency, integrity, volunteer service, a positive attitude, and dedication to Dillard University are among the qualities for which individuals are selected. Employees must receive three nominations in order to be eligible. We thank the Eagle Award winners for October 2010 -- Warren Page, Angela Pittman, Michell Matthew, Letonia Taylor, Joel Young and Virgil Robertson -- for a job well done.

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(L-R:) Warren Page, Angela Pittman, Michell Matthew, President Marvalene Hughes, Letonia Taylor, Joel Young and Virgil Robertson.

 
DU Theatre Presents "Inside the Creole Mafia" PDF Print E-mail
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The Dillard University theatre department has partnered with Junebug Productions for a presentation of "Inside the Creole Mafia" on Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Samuel DuBois Cook Fine Arts Center on Dillard's campus. A discussion will follow the Friday evening performance.

"Inside the Creole Mafia" explores issues of race and identity in New Orleans. Billed as a "not too dark comedy," the show was first presented in 1993 and has been updated to reflect the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Mark Broyard and Roger Guenveur Smith, who co-wrote the show, will star in the two-man staging at Dillard University.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Dillard Univeristy Box Office in the Cook Center. Call (504) 816-4857 for details. Tickets are $15. Discounts are available for students, seniors, active military, and groups of 10 or more.

Click here for the Junebug Productions press release.

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74th Annual Holiday Concert PDF Print E-mail
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The Dillard University Choir will perform at the school's 74th Annual Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. The concert, titled A Child Is Born!, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Lawless Memorial Chapel on the Dillard campus. The show is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Professor S. Carver Davenport will direct the choir and be accompanied on piano by Dr. Lucian Zidaru. This year’s concert will include special guest performances from Valerie Jones Francis, '83 and Jonté Landrum Thomas. The concert will be narrated by Rev. Gail Bowman.

The choir will perform classics including “Silent Night,” "White Christmas," and many more.

We hope you can join us for a night of beautiful music and holiday cheer!

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Dedication Ceremonies a Success PDF Print E-mail
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Dillard University would like to thank those who attended one or both of the school's recent dedication ceremonies. Your support helped make these nights great successes for all those involved.

On Nov. 11, 2010, Dillard University dedicated its new Mock Trial Center in honor of Justice Revius O. Ortique Jr., a Dillard alum and the first African American elected to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court. At the dedication, United States Attorney General Eric Holder gave the Inaugural Revius O. Ortique Lecture On Law and Society. For more information on the event, please click here.

On Nov. 18, 2010, Dillard University dedicated the auditorium in the new Professional Schools and Sciences Building in honor of John and Dathel Georges, local philanthropists and friends of the university. At the dedication, actor Wendell Pierce (HBO's "Treme") gave an address. For more information on the event, please click here.

To view the programs for the dedication ceremonies, please click the thumbnails below.

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DU Dedicates Georges' Auditorium in PSB PDF Print E-mail
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Georges1Dillard University will pay tribute to Dathel and John Georges and the Galatoire's Foundation at the dedication of the Georges Auditorium in the new Professional Schools and Sciences Building on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The dedication is open to the public and refreshments will be provided by Galatoire's Restaurant.

The program will feature music by the Dillard University choir, and remarks by the Georges and actor Wendell Pierce (HBO's "Treme").

Dathel and John Georges and the Galatoire's Foundation made a major donation this year to Dillard University for academic scholarships.

For more information, view the official press release here.
 
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