Black Colleges’ Success in STEM
July 1, 2011
SUNO to hold 2011 free summer enrichment science programs
May 12, 2011
The University will hold three summer science enrichment programs for K through 12 students as well as high school teachers. The programs are free for attendees. The deadline to register for the programs is Monday, May 23rd by 5 p.m.
|Gateway to Excellence in Math & Science (GEMS)|
|Elementary School Students:||Session I: June 6th through 17th|
|Session II: June 27th through July 8th|
|Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)|
|High School Students:||June 6th through July 8th|
|Science Enrichment for Teachers (SET)|
|High School Teachers (Science and Math):||July 11th through July 22nd|
To register, log on to www.sunocas.com/e3mas or fill out a form on SUNO’s Park Campus at 6400 Press Dr. in Brown Hall (the Old Science building), room 308 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information call (504) 284-5458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helvie-Mason’s blog featured
March 11, 2011
After being recognized as a top education blog in January, Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason’s blog “Communication & Higher Education: Life On the Tenure-Track At A Teaching Institution” has been featured for Online Master Resources in Education. The Online Master Resource is an online source of information for scholars in education. The blog is listed as a reference for academics in the field of Education.
Helvie-Mason’s blog recognized among top education blogs in the nation
January 3, 2011
Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason’s blog, “Communication & Higher Education: Life On the Tenure-Track At A Teaching Institution” was recognized by the University of Wisconsin-Stout as one of their ”Top 8 Education Blogs To Inspire and Inform”. The university recognized Dr. Helvie-Mason’s blog as a collection of “‘tell-it-like-it-is’ postings” which “provide amusing and insightful reflections on how to improve teaching and communication within the higher ed system.”
Amedee appointed to New Orleans Recreation Development Commission
December 16, 2010
The City of New Orleans unveiled on December 15th Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s appointments to theNew Orleans Recreation Development Commission and introduced the board which will be responsible for the oversight of the new public-private partnership. Dr. George Amedee, Professor of Political Science and Chairman of the City Planning Commission, is one of the appointees. Plans to form the commission were put into motion after New Orleans voters elected to amend the City Charter to form the new commission.
The commission is a thirteen-member organization which includes: Dr. Amedee; Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Councilmember-at-Large Arnie Fielkow, Chair of Youth and Recreation Committee; Andy Kopplin, Deputy Mayor and CAO; Judy Reese Morse, Deputy Mayor & Chief of Staff; Paul Vallas, Superintendent of the Recovery School District; Woody Koppel, Chairman of the Orleans Parish School Board; the Chairman of the New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation (TBD); Corrine “Rini” Marcus, representing District A;Kira Orange-Jones, representing District B; Roy Glapion, representing District C; Christian Rhodes, representing District D; Michael Darnell, representing District E. Terms for appointed members of the Commission will be for five years starting on January 1, 2011.
Dr. Amedee says that his main focus, as a member of the commission, will be to make sure that plans to improve and maintain recreational facilities are done in an equitable fashion. “We want to make sure that things are consistent, according to the city’s Master Plan,” says Dr. Amedee.
Ramirez appointed to NEA grant panel
October 4, 2010
Ms. Cynthia Ramirez, Associate Professor of Fine Art, has been appointed to the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Education Grant Panel for 2011-2012. Ms. Ramirez is a multi-media artist who has exhibited her work in numerous local, national and international exhibitions.
She received a B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and a M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the University of New Orleans. Ms. Ramirez has taught eight years in the Talented in the Visual Arts Program for the Orleans Parish Public Schools, and she served as the Program Coordinator for the Arts Council of New Orleans’ Urban Arts Training Program, a summer job program for youths creating public art in the New Orleans community.
Ms. Ramirez was Visual arts/Site Coordinator for the New Orleans Theatre Associations’ Children Summer Art Program, and she is also Visual Arts Coordinator of Alternative Roots’ State of the Nation: Visual & Performance Arts Festival. Ms. Ramirez was awarded an Adolph Gottlieb Emergency Artist’s Assistance Grant, Joan Mitchell Emergency Artist’s Assistance Grant and Louisiana Cultural Economic Artist’s Assistance in 2006.
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