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cgad(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – Former Dillard student and Fox-Television cooking series Master Chef contestant Christian Green will be featured in a cooking demonstration Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to

1:30 p.m. in Kearny Dining Hall on Dillard’s campus.

Green’s passion for cooking began when he started watching his mother cook in the kitchen. His craft was perfected during teen and young adulthood working at various New Orleans restaurants and retirement home dining facilities.

The Fox-Television cooking series MasterChef held an open call in New Orleans and Green was selected to compete against 29 other chefs selected nationwide for Season 5 episodes taped in Los Angeles. Green was among the top five remaining contenders. Green’s culinary skills and knack for well-seasoned and beautifully cooked meat entrees helped him succeed on the show.

Green attended Dillard University between 2006 and 2009, majoring in business and finance. He left school before graduating in order to provide for his son, Caiden, who was born in 2007.

The demonstration is open to the public with a cost of $8 (without a meal card) for lunch that includes the entrée that Chef Green will demonstrate in honor of Chef Leah Chase, matriarch of New Orleans’ creole cuisine. For more information call Zella Palmer at

(504) 816-4091; @Dillard_Ray; and @du1869.

Neuroscientist Dr. Monique Cola, Alumna of program to deliver the keynote address Breakfast is set for 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in the Student Union, 2nd floor PDF Print E-mail
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monique-colaDillard University will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Upward Bound Program during a breakfast on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. in the Student Union. Founded in 1964, Dillard’s Upward Bound Program is one of 17 pilot programs in the country and is the first in Louisiana. Upward Bound is a Federal TRIO Program and was initially created as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” to assist students of color and low-income white students in attaining a college education.   

The breakfast will feature graduates of Dillard’s Upward Bound program as well as the first director, Ms. Adrienne Tervalon, who will be honored along with Dr. Camacia Smith-Ross, who spearheaded the program after Hurricane Katrina. 

Representative Cedric Richmond and a representative from Senator Mary Landrieu's office will also be present. 

The event is free and open to the public, however, seating is limited. Please call Jolanda Taylor for more information 816-4668.

Dillard U. Library Public Lecture with Dr. V.P. Franklin Sept 20 2014

Dillard University to Host “An Evening with MC Lyte” Wednesday, September 17 PDF Print E-mail
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(New Orleans) – MC Lyte will spend an evening discussing her new release “Dear John” and the #EducateOurMen initiative by the Hip Hop Sister Foundation on Dillard University’s campus at 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

WHAT:          “An Evening with MC Lyte”

WHEN:          Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:         Georges Auditorium, Professional Schools Building

                     Dillard University

                     2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70122

OTHER:         “Dear John” featuring Common is the first single from MC Lyte’s LP, her first studio album in 11 years. MC Lyte will be available for interviews and photos following the event.   

                    The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Dillard University office of Communications and Marketing at 504-816-4800.

Dillard to feature Michelle Guobadia at Greek 101 Anti- Hazing Workshop on Sept. 10 PDF Print E-mail
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(New Orleans) - The Office of President and the Pan Helenic Council of Dillard University are sponsoring a workshop featuring noted sorority/fraternity expert Michelle Guobadia on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Georges Auditorium on Dillard’s campus.  Guobadia, who engages in frank talk about hazing, addresses the myths and misconceptions of how hazing adds value to a fraternity/sorority chapter.  The theme of the Greek 101 Workshop is “Hazing  Makes You a Better Greek, and Other Stupid Myths.”

According to her promotional flyer, Guobadia offers insight into Greek ritual, and says that tearing a person down or using ridicule and violence to make them feel they are part of a special community a life-long bond cannot build a life-long bond. The workshop is free and open to all college students and the general public. For more information call Hermine Jones at (504) 816-4837 or  go to or

Guobadia is the Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of North Carolina where she advises 33 fraternities and sororities.

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The Saturday Science Academy (SSA) enrolls 200 students from grades 2-8 who are divided into two clusters by grade level for a 10-week program. The Academcy starts Oct. 3, 2015 and ends Dec 12, 2015. Classes run from 9 a.m. to Noon.

The SSA grants minority students access to potential careers in science and engineering. The project helps develop skills in the creative expression of scientific and mathematical ideas. It also provides activities in the technical use of computer to hone quantitative and analytical problem solving skills and also exposes students to the scientific method in a laboratory setting where discovery and heuristic methods are used in observing, classifying and analyzing physical phenomena. 

The program also motivates and develops positive attitudes towards science, mathematics and engineering through direct exposure to role models; and improves precision and power in oral and written communication skills. Students will establish coalitions between Dillard University and community organizations including the church to form a broad-based approach to solving problems associated with having few minorities working in science and technology fields.

Apply here, then contact Dr. Ruby Broadway at (504) 816-4725.

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