Back by popular demand, VisionQuest will host another "Message in the Middle" service this Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Lawless Memorial Chapel. Beginning at noon, "Message in the Middle" will include music from the VisionQuest Chorale, dance from the Liturgical Dance Company and a powerful message from all the participants.
The uplifting event will feature another stellar guest preacher, Reverend BaSean Jackson. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion in 1997. Minister Jackson continued his theological education at the Morehouse School of Religion of the Interdenominational Theological Center where, he obtained a master of Divinity with a double concentration in New Testament and Theology. He graduated with honors as a member of the International Honors Society of Theta Phi. He received a Master of Theology from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Dillard University welcomes Reverend BaSean and looks forward to his sermon.
For more information about this event, contact Joshua Lazard at
or (504) 816-4555.
Dillard Theatre Students Recognized by Actor Nicoye Banks
Dillard Theatre students are generating lots of buzz and it's not just on the DU campus. The current production of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf" has gotten plenty of attention and praise from viewers. The Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy and Film New Orleans mentioned the production and its crew in an announcement about an exciting opportunity for Dillard Theatre students to receive special scholarships awarded by New Orleans actor Nicoye Banks' "It Takes Heart" Foundation.
Banks, a New Orleanian, stars in the soon-to-be released film "Woman Thou Art Loosed! On the 7th Day", and will partner with Encore Event Planning to create a special ceremony to present students with the theatre arts scholarships.
"We want people to be able to reach their dreams," says Encore Event Planning partner Essence Harris.
For Harris and her partner, touching the lives of students from New Orleans is extremely important. That sentiment is also shared by Banks, who is focusing on Dillard University students, despite being a former Southern University student. Banks remembers how many people helped him on his way up and wants to be able to provide the same opportunities for others.
Banks has been on the Dillard campus for a rehearsal of "For Colored Girls..." and has spoken to students in communications, as well as given an interview with WDUB radio.
On April 5, 2012 Banks will be part of a stellar movie premiere at the AMC Theatre in Clearview Palace 12. Encore Event Planning has organized the event which will include a media-infused red carpet arrival and VIP reception. Tickets are available exclusively online here.
For information about the Dillard Theatre production, contact Cortheal Clark at (504) 816-4245.
Spring 2012 Open House a Success
The 2012 Spring Open House at Dillard University was another huge success. So says Monica White, Coordinator of Campus Tours and Special Events who lead the effort to promote Dillard University to prospective students and their families.
"In the five years working here, this has been by far the largest and most successful Open House", she adds.
Dillard faculty, staff, students and alumni pooled their talents and resources to welcome close to 300 visitors to the campus on Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012. Visitors from as far away as Maryland, Arkansas, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and other towns in Louisiana had positive feedback to share about their visit and the university.
One student said on their survey, “ I have officially fell in love with Dillard.”
Dillard University thanks all participants for their efforts and looks forward to seeing future students back on campus.
Social Media Lecture Series Invites Local Newscasters
Social media is more important than ever and Dillard University's School of Mass Communications wants to explore its impact in an upcoming lecture series. WDSU News Channel 6 Anchors, Norman Robinson and Camille Whitworth and FOX8 general assignment reporter, Evan Anderson, a Dillard Alumnus, will lecture on ‘Social Media: Impact in Broadcast News’ on Wednesday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. in Georges Auditorium. The event is scheduled to last until 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited, including the campus and the general public.
For more information on the lecture, contact Janella Newsome at
or (504) 816-4790
View our photo gallery of images from the lecture!
Dillard University's White Tiger Martial Arts
On Sunday March 18, 2012 Dillard University martial arts instructor Norward Sears and the university martial arts students joined with Grand Master Arthur Robertson and the White Tiger Demo Team to showcase their skills during "Fan Fest" in-front of the New Orleans Arena.
"This experience was a great opportunity for Dillard University students to display the importance of self defense," said Mr. Sears. "I am very proud of my students for showing up and doing their best."
Dillard White Tiger Demo Team (March 18, 2012):
Lakia Stevenson, Trenell Williams, and Briana Birchmore - Hapkido Fans
Lyndon Catalan demonstrated - Nunchucks
Instructor Norward Sears - Dual Nunchucks while Blindfolded
Fan Fest at the New Orleans Arena - 2012
Lakeside Expo in the Lakeside Mall in Metairie LA - 2012
National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Medard H. Nelson Charter School - 2012
Martial Arts Demo at Dillard University Theater During Homecoming week - 2011
Dillard University Martial Arts presentation, in the Student Union Health & Wellness Center, with special guest Grand Master Arthur Robertson (5th Degree Black Belt) and the Kenner White Tiger Demo Team - 2011
Make Self Defense a Part of Your Dillard Experience.
For more information about White Tiger Martial Arts at Dillard University contact Peter Stevenson, Director of Recreation, Health and Wellness, at 504.816.4656