The BASH to Raise Funds for Scholarships

The Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Foundation will host its annual BASH celebration and fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 from 7-11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.

The BASH, which began in 2004, is named for SUNO’s chancellor emeritus and first chancellor, the late Emmett W. Bashful, the event’s first honoree. This year’s BASH co-chairs are SUNO alumni Constance W. Lavigne, Ed Robinson and Eric Wright. Frank Williams is the acting chair of the SUNO Foundation.

In addition to honoring SUNO students for their academic achievement, the BASH will raise money for University scholarships. Entertainment will be provided by the Renaissance Band.

“Scholarships play an important role in helping Southern University at New Orleans attract and retain the best qualified and most deserving students. As the cost of providing a quality college education continues to rise, and as federal and state dollars continue to shrink, scholarship support has become more crucial than ever,’’ said Gloria B. Moultrie, vice chancellor of Community Outreach/University Advancement. “We encourage the community to attend this year’s BASH to help more deserving students to achieve their academic goals.”

Tickets are available at the SUNO Office of Community Outreach/University Advancement in the Emmett W. Bashful Administration Building, Room 312, 6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126. For information, call 504-286-5341.

Christal Hollins Named Player of the Week

Christal Hollins for the WEB

Christal Kay Hollins, a senior opposite side hitter  from New Orleans, has been named Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.

Christal led the Lady Knights to an undefeated week as SUNO swept through the Pensacola Christian Lady Eagles Invitational 4-0. She collected three consecutive double-doubles, averaging 13.3 kills and 18.6 digs in wins over Robert Morris, Trinity Baptist and Pensacola Christian. She topped her career best in digs twice with 18 against Robert Morris and 21 against Pensacola Christian. Her 16 kills against Pensacola Christian were one of her career best.

Her attack percentage for the week was an impressive .576. This is her first Player of the Week award this season and the third of her career.

The Lady Knights (10-4) will travel to Loyola University (5-9) for its next match Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.   Then the team will play four straight home matches: Friday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. against the University of Mobile (13-1); Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. against Voorhees College (1-6); Monday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. against Edward Waters  College (5-8); and Wednesday, Oct.1 at 7 p.m. against Xavier University (6-2).

Please mark your calendars and come out to support our Lady Knights!

SUNO to Commemorate Restoration Thursday

Bashful BuildingAfter nine years, multiple moves, a building demolition, 45 FEMA trailers, three new buildings and three building renovations, Southern University at New Orleans is restored to full capacity for the first time since Hurricane Katrina inundated the campus with water.

The University will commemorate this milestone at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 on the front lawn of the Emmett. W. Bashful Administration Building.

State and local officials, including New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, are scheduled to attend the event, which marks the completion of renovations in the Bashful Building, the Leonard S. Washington Memorial Library and the University Center. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour each building and witness SUNO Chancellor Victor Ukpolo roll the first ball in the University Bowling Alley since Hurricane Katrina.

“I am happy to report that SUNO is back and is bigger and stronger than ever,” Chancellor Ukpolo said. “Now that the University is whole again, we are focused on moving forward by introducing new degree programs in coming months and starting new construction projects. We hope everyone will help us celebrate this significant moment in our history.”

In June, the University celebrated as the last FEMA trailer was removed. While on campus, the trailers housed the colleges, departments, classrooms and auxiliary offices. As refurbished buildings reopened and new buildings were brought online, the students, faculty, staff and administrators moved into permanent structures. The trailers began to be decommissioned in December 2013 with the opening of the Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex.

Looking ahead, the University expects to open its new $3-million Small Business Incubator Center next spring. In addition, several new buildings are in the design phase: Natural Sciences, Art & Humanities, Education & Human Development and the Millie M. Charles School of Social Work. Bids are expected to go out on the Social Work building in November.

Lady Knights to compete in PCC Invitational

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After a tough lost to Wiley College (6-10), the Lady Knights (6-4) are preparing for the Pensacola Christian College Invitational this weekend in Pensacola, FL.

The team will play Pensacola Christian at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and Robert Morris at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Lady Knights will face Trinity Baptist at 9 a.m. The Lady Knights also will play at 11 a.m. Saturday with the opponent determined according to the results of round-robin play. The matches will consist of the best of three of five sets.

The Lady Knights remain atop the early GCAC standings with a 2-0 record.



Lady Knights take on Wiley College at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Team huddle for the WEB

The Lady Knights Volleyball Team is on a four-game winning streak after defeating Talladega College 3-0 Saturday, Sept.6.  The Lady Knights (5-3) are in second place behind Dillard University (2-0) in conference standings.

The team will face Philander Smith College (5-5) at 7 tonight in Little Rock, Ark. , before gearing up for its home game Tuesday, Sept. 9 against Wiley College. That game will begin at 5:30 p.m. in The Castle.

Please come out and support our Lady Knights!


Lady Knights Play Well At Belhaven Classic

2014-2015 Lady Knights Volleyball Team: Standing from left, Edrielle Barrow, Nestaze' Bailey, Adriana "Niko" Titonea, Jana Reininghaus, Milica "Meci" Golubovic, Dh'creeion Glapion, Shannon Jones, Kiara Freeman. Front row from left, Jenny Pham, Stephanie Buhl, Christal "KK" Hollins, Ana Privrat

2014-2015 Lady Knights Volleyball Team: Standing from left, Edrielle Barrow, Nestaze’ Bailey, Adriana “Niko” Titonea, Jana Reininghaus, Milica “Meci” Golubovic, Dh’creeion Glapion, Shannon Jones, Kiara Freeman. Front row from left, Jenny Pham, Stephanie Buhl, Christal “KK” Hollins, Ana Privrat

The Lady Knights beat three out of four teams at the Belhaven Classic volleyball tournament August 29-30  in Jackson, Miss.

The team lost the first game to Millsaps College (0-3) before defeating Lyon College (3-0),  Belhaven University (3-0) and Rhodes College (3-0). The team’s overall record for the year so far is 4-3.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, the Lady Knights will face Talladega College in Alabama at 1 p.m.


Lady Knights Win Season Opener

Team huddle for the WEBThe Lady Knights defeated Texas College by a score of 3-0 in the team’s season opener Thursday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. in  The Castle. The Volleyball Team’s next opponent is Faulkner University at 6 p.m. Friday,  Aug. 22  in The  Castle. On Saturday, Aug. 23, the Lady Knights will travel to Mobile, Ala. to face off against the University of Mobile.