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Dillard University Receives Historic Number of Brazilian Students PDF Print E-mail
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Teachers to Study English as a Second Language

brazilian teachers(New Orleans, LA) –Dillard University’s Center for Intensive English Language (CIEL) in the Office of International Students and Study Abroad Programs (OISSAP) became the first language program at an HBCU to receive 24 public school teachers from Brazil to study English as a second language through the Professional Development Program for Teachers of English Language in the USA (PDPI). 

The teachers arrived on June 23
rd and will remain in the program for six weeks. While in the program, they will strengthen their written and oral fluency, learn new teaching methodologies and assessment approaches, and gain an understanding of online resources, and other tools in the continuing education of teachers. 

The summer program is a continuation of a joint agreement between the HBCU Alliance and the Brazilian Government, an initiative created by President Barrack Obama and Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil in a commitment to send more than 100,000 Brazilian students abroad. 


At least a dozen students from Brazil arrived at Dillard last spring.  "The 12 students who arrived in the Spring of 2013 were successful at meeting their English language goals and are now eligible to receive academic training at Dillard University and a host of other Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country, according to Dr. Kimya Dawson-Smith, director of CIEL and OISSAP at Dillard.  "We are truly proud of these students and the faculty and staff who have worked hard to ensure the success of our program"


The CIEL Program is excited to have these students and is looking forward to receiving 28 new students in the fall, as well as additional students and teachers in the spring of 2014.


 
Rain Plan for 2013 Baccalaureate and Commencement Services PDF Print E-mail
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Due to inclement weather, President Kimbrough has advised, the University will implement its rain plan for the 2013 Baccalaureate Service and Commencement Exercises.

Baccalaureate will take place in Lawless Chapel at 6 p.m.

Commencement will be at the UNO Arena and will begin at 9 a.m. Please follow the link with a map indicating where faculty, students, staff and the golden grads should park for entrance to the robing area in the auxiliary gym.

For directions to the arena, click here. Remember, please share with your guests. 


 

Details of Rain Plans:

 Venues

Baccalaureate: Lawless Chapel, 6 p.m.

Timeline for Baccalaureate

Arrival time:

4:45 p.m. - Students- robe Will Alexander Library, 1st floor

5:15 p.m. - Faculty and professional staff; robe in Rosenwald Hall first floor and Room 114

5:15 p.m. - Platform party; robe in Lawless social room

5:30 p.m. Lineup

5:35 p.m. Pre-Ceremonial begins

5:45 p.m. Procession begins

6:00 p.m. Program begins

7:15 p.m. Program ends

Robing for Baccalaureate: [Graduates will be given umbrellas if needed to process from library to Chapel]

· President, cabinet, trustees, speaker, platform marshals- Lawless Social Room

· Choir – room in chapel next to sanctuary

· Class of 2013 and student marshals –1st floor Will Alexander library

· Faculty/staff and faculty/staff marshals– Rosenwald 114 and main hall

Commencement: UNO Arena, 9 a.m.

Timeline for Commencement

Arrival time: 7:45 a.m.

President to address graduates: 8:15 a.m.

Lineup: 8:30 a.m.

Procession: 8:45 a.m.

Program begins: 9 a.m.

Program ends: 11:15 a.m. ·

. Continental Breakfast will be served on campus: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

· Platform members- President’s conference

· Graduates and Choir - Kearny main dining hall

· Golden Graduates – First floor Kearny

· Faculty and staff – Kearny West Wing

Transportation:

Shuttle service will be provided for graduates residing on campus who need transportation as well as for Golden Graduates who need transportation.

Robing at UNO Arena:

· Platform – Privateer Room

· Graduates- Gym

· Faculty and staff – Gym (there will be a partition in the gym for these areas)

Security

Dillard security will still be needed at UNO but must inform the UNO police

Ushers and Logistics Volunteers

More will be needed at the arena EMS Will be advised of rain plan and location at UNO


 
Dillard to Graduate Valedictorians and Salutatorian on Saturday, May 11, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Dillard University’s Class of 2013 graduates on May 11, with three students honored for their exceptional academic performances: valedictorians Lauren Lemonious and Ezinne Eziyi and salutatorian Rachel Williams.

Val laurenValedictorian Lauren Lemonious, an urban studies and public policy major from Detroit, will enroll at Harvard Law School in September. A graduate of Cass Technical High School, Lemonious pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha and tutored with Upward Bound during her four years at Dillard. As a member of the Melton Foundation, an international organization that unites students from across the globe, she traveled twice to Germany and once to Chile; she will visit India with the cohort in August. She completed summer internships with the law firm Hughes Hubbard and Reed in New York City. She plans to go into corporate law, entrepreneurship and consulting. Her parents are Shari Lemonious, a social worker, and Garfield Lemonious, an engineer.

val ezinneValedictorian Ezinne Eziyi was born and raised in Abia State, Nigeria. She came to the U.S. at age 16 and studied at the University of Iowa and Tallahassee Community College before settling at Dillard, where she majored in economics and minored in accounting for three years. On campus, she served as the vice president for revenue and finance of the Applied Business Laboratory Executive Program; the vice president of the Junior Class Council; and a peer consultant in the Writing Center. She logged 245 community service hours at Dillard. She interned last summer with the Brinker Capital investment firm in Berwyn, Penn., and plans to go into finance and consulting. She is the youngest of six children born to Ugo Iziyi.

sal rachelSalutatorian Rachel Williams, a psychology major from Baton Rouge, La., has been accepted into an education policy master’s program at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. A graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School, she has served as a UNCF social entrepreneurship fellow, a Teach For America rising leaders fellow, a Southern Education Foundation leadership initiative fellow, and an external affairs intern for the Recovery School District. She received the Sutton Prize as the Class of 2013’s exceptional female student. She plans to develop education policy and work in the non-profit sector. Her father, Willie Williams, is a dentist, and her mother, Andrea Huff, works for the state of Louisiana.


 
Dillard Offers College Classes for High School Students PDF Print E-mail
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lousiana course choiceStarting in fall 2013, New Orleans students will have the opportunity to jumpstart their college careers at Dillard University. The Course Choice program, administered by the state of Louisiana, enables high school juniors and seniors to take undergraduate courses for both high school and college credit, free of charge, at Dillard.

The program covers the costs of textbooks and transportation. The College classes are free of charge. College credits earned through Dillard’s Course Choice classes can go toward an undergraduate degree – at Dillard as well as at other colleges and universities. Dillard will offer Course Choice students the following classes: Biology 101 and Lab; Fundamentals of Writing; Expository Writing; College Algebra; Pre-Calculus; Physical Science; and Introduction to Psychology.

Students will take their classes on Dillard's campus with undergrads from more than 40 states and 14 countries while building their resumes and experiencing university life. Students in the program will be eligible to participate in activities offered by the Student Activities Board and its 45 registered clubs and organizations.

To learn whether your high school qualifies, visit www.louisianacoursechoice.net.


 
Dillard to Host Screening of Documentary "Shell Shocked" PDF Print E-mail
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shell shocked docDillard University first-year students will host a screening of Shell Shocked, a new documentary about gun violence in New Orleans, on April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Georges Auditorium in the Professional Schools and Sciences Building.

Following the screening, the film’s writer and director, John Richie, will participate in an audience Q&A. Dillard welcomes the public to attend the free screening, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.  

Shell Shocked, produced by the New Orleans-based Scrub Brush Productions, captures opinions and testimonies from activists, community leaders, police, city officials, youth program directors, family and friends of victims, and the children who live in the midst of violent communities in New Orleans in an attempt to identify positive solutions.

After Dillard students watched the film earlier this year in a first-year seminar course, they arranged a screening for the community.

“Watching Shell Shocked really changed my perception of violence in New Orleans,” said Salimah Ali, a freshman mass communication major from Houston. “We want to screen it to draw attention to the problem and to get people talking about solutions.”

The film will be used to raise awareness and funding for anti-crime and violence prevention youth programs in New Orleans. To learn more about the film, visit ShellShockedDoc.com.

For more information about the screening, please contact Ms. Shannon Williamson at (504) 816-4520.


 
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