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tive energy into positive energy. He told the group that he did so by getting past the negative comments that had been made about him throughout his life. “The only way to fail is to not try,” said the Hornets guard. “It’s not the problem. It’s how you address the problem.” James encouraged the students to pay attention to what they think of themselves as a means to building self-esteem. March 11th was “Hornets Day at SUNO” it seemed. The Office of Retention invited representatives of the New Orleans Hornets to speak to SUNO’s freshmen as a part of the University’s retention strategy. The office is doing this in an effort to keep freshmen motivated to complete their programs of study at SUNO. SUNO was fortunate enough to receive a visit from two Hornets representatives. Gil McGregor, TV analyst for the team, and Mike James, a recent acquisition from the Houston Rockets. The 6’8” McGregor opened with a fiery speech about the impor- tance of social self-responsibility and self-discipline. Most notably he encouraged students to see their SUNO education through in order to take advantage “of billions of dollars that will be poured into rebuilding the Gulf Coast.” The star of the show was Mike James. James who made it a point to mention that he gradu- ated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh talked about the importance of perseverance. The child psychology graduate shared the stories of his trials and tribulations in trying to fulfill his dreams of becoming an NBA player. James told the audience that persevering is all about figuring out how to turn nega- SUNO Students Enjoy Inspiration from NBA Elite Women’s History Month Celebration On March 31 st SUNO pre- sented ceremonies in honor of Women’s History Month. The day was separated into two events designed to honor those women in the community who have had an impact on moving New Or- leans forward. The day began in the Health & Physical Education Build- ing with “Unforgettable Heroines: Knowledgeable, Professional, Persistent and Confident”. The following ladies were honored for the role they play in serving the best interests New Orleans. Continued on next page Special points of interest: > NBA Elite Inspire SUNO Students > Women’s History Month Celebration > Executive Director of HBCU Capital Financ- ing Program Visits SUNO Chancellor’s Monthly Report Southern University at New Orleans April 2008 Unforgettable Heroines: Knowledgeable, Professional, Persistent, and Confident

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  • tive energy into positive energy. He told the group that he did so by getting past the negative comments that had been made about him throughout his life. The only way to fail is to not try, said the Hornets guard. Its not the problem. Its how you address the problem. James encouraged the students to pay attention to what they think of themselves as a means to building self-esteem.

    March 11th was Hornets Day at SUNO it seemed. The Office of Retention invited representatives of the New Orleans Hornets to speak to SUNOs freshmen as a part of the Universitys retention strategy. The office is doing this in an effort to keep freshmen motivated to complete their programs of study at SUNO. SUNO was fortunate enough to receive a visit from two Hornets

    representatives. Gil McGregor, TV analyst for the team, and Mike James, a recent acquisition from the Houston Rockets. The 68 McGregor opened with a fiery speech about the impor-tance of social self-responsibility and self-discipline. Most notably he encouraged students to see their SUNO education through in order to take advantage of billions of dollars that will be poured into rebuilding the Gulf Coast. The star of the show was Mike James. James who made it a point to mention that he gradu-ated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh talked about the importance of perseverance. The child psychology graduate shared the stories of his trials and tribulations in trying to fulfill his dreams of becoming an NBA player. James told the audience that persevering is all about figuring out how to turn nega-

    SUNO Students Enjoy Inspiration from NBA Elite

    Womens History Month Celebration On March 31st SUNO pre-sented ceremonies in honor of Womens History Month. The day was separated into two events designed to honor those women in the community who have had an impact on moving New Or-leans forward. The day began in the Health & Physical Education Build-ing with Unforgettable Heroines: Knowledgeable, Professional, Persistent and

    Confident. The following ladies were honored for the role they play in serving the best interests New Orleans. Continued on next page

    Special points of interest:

    > NBA Elite Inspire SUNO Students

    > Womens History Month Celebration

    > Executive Director of HBCU Capital Financ-ing Program Visits SUNO

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    Unforgettable Heroines: Knowledgeable, Professional, Persistent, and Confident

  • Ms. Millie Charles, Former Dean, SUNO School of Social Work Ms. Sharon Clark, Principal, Sophie B. Wright Charter School Mrs. Alice Craft-Kerney, Ex-ecutive Director, Lower Ninth Ward Health Clinic Louisiana Senator Ann Du-plessis, District 2 Louisiana Senator Cheryl Gray, District 5 New Orleans Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, Dis-trict D Ms. Loretta Harrison, Foun-der/Owner Lorettas Authentic Pralines Ms. Paulette L. Hills, Mrs. Irene C. Howard, Ms. Ursula B. Johnson, Dr. Stella Pinkney Jones,

    Founder/Owner, Stella Jones Gallery U. S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Louisiana Louisiana Representative Charmaine Marchand, District 99 Ms. Frances Moore, Ms. Sally Ann Roberts, News Anchor, WWL TV Mrs. Gwendolyn Washington, New Orleans Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis, Dis-trict E Mrs. Vera Warren-Williams, Founder/Owner, Community Book Center Later that night, Womens History Month devotees were treated to an arts and crafts exhibit celebrating the month. Women in the Arts was held

    in the Knights Caf and fea-tured art by women who have their own businesses. Among those featured was SUNOs own Cynthia Ramirez, Profes-sor of Fine Arts. She pre-sented her Day of the Dead exhibit, which educated atten-dees on the Mexican celebra-tion of deceased loved ones. Another featured exhibitor was master quilter Cely Pedes-cleaux. Pedescleauxs quilts depicted those quilts that were used in the Underground Rail-road.

    cilitated by Dr. Mason. Dr. Mason states, "My under-graduate students were en-thralled by the customs and history of the treatment of women during this global women's forum. I was im-pressed by their attention, questions, and reactions dur-ing the forum. They responded to the panel by drawing com-parisons between the presenta-tions and their own experi-ences and by continuing the discussion beyond the forum itself. Further, it was powerful to hear them ask for similar future forums on SUNO's campus to address women's issues."

    Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, As-sistant Professor of Speech, and Mrs. Melonee Griggs, Program Coordinator for the Center for African and African American Studies, developed a program for Womens His-tory Month entitled Global Womens Forum: Women Creating a Connection Through Global Dialogue. The panel held April 1 at 12:30 pm in Building 43 con-sisted of Mrs. Melonee Griggs, Dr. Sudipta Das, Pro-fessor of History, and Dr. Xiongya Gao, Associate Pro-fessor of English and was fa-

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  • Don Watson, executive director of the HBCU Capital Financing Pro-gram and one of his asso-ciates, Derek Hansel, vis-ited SUNO in March to assess the progress the University is making to-ward returning to the original campus (Park Campus). In June 2007, SUNO received a $44 million low-interest loan to construct student hous-ing. Tony Pollatta from the Louisiana Office of Facilities, Planning & Control also attended meeting. Chancellor Vic-

    tor Ukpolo and Vice Chancellors Gerald Wil-liams, Gloria B. Moultrie and Janice Winder, Asso-ciate Vice Chancellor Robert Cannon and SGA President Jamal Amedee represented SUNO. In addition to discussing the progress of rebuilding, Richard A. Brown from Bani, Carville & Brown Architects presented a slide presentation on the design of the student housing facility.

    Don Watson, Executive Director of HBCU Capital Financing Program Visits SUNO

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  • Articulation Agreement Meeting with Delgado The administration from En-rollment Services, Deans and faculty members from the various colleges that will pro-vide courses at Delgado met to review the degree plan for Early Childhood Education and Criminal Justice. Faculty members from both Delgado and Southern University at New Orleans collaborated and selected appropriate courses to offer on Delgados campus. The Director of Admissions and some of the recruiters are remaining visible on Delgados campus weekly. Institute on Race, Criminal Justice & Education Academic Affairs has ac-cepted the responsibility to develop a committee of fac-ulty members who are in-volved with scholarly work addressing race, criminal jus-tice and education to create a committee entitled Institute on Race, Criminal Justice and Education. This was one of the requests of the Southern System level Council of Vice Chancellors of Academic Af-fairs and the System Vice Chancellor of Academic Af-fairs. Strategic Plan The Strategic Planning Com-mittee is making progress in terms of conducting an analy-sis of the data submitted by all academic units with sugges-tions for improvement and recommendations for includ-ing information that will strengthen the fiber of the 2006-2011 Strategic Plan. The Executive Committee is

    developing a summary of the progress made thus far and an articulation of the anticipated next step in the process. Quality Enhancement Plan The QEP is a critical part of the SACS preparation process and it is evolving into a very meaningful document. We have had total campus in-volvement on numerous occa-sions through the Town Hall meetings and the yearly sur-vey, providing an opportunity for vast input from everyone throughout the University. Womens History Month The Womens History Month program was excellent. Retir-ees of the University were acknowledged from adminis-trators to faculty and staff members. Many of the honor-ees had a number of years, 29 to 47, that they had served and contributed to the growth process of this university. It was a very joyous occasion and an opportunity to embrace our forbearers in a way that helps them to know that their contributions and legacies at Southern University at New Orleans are still respected, admired and held near and dear to all of our hearts. This is another way to improve the image of the University and identify positive advocates in the community who love and respect this institution. College of Arts and Sciences Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 of Great Britain, Gordon Brown , Prime Minis-ter of the United Kingdom, and the Prince of Wales, Charles have replied to Dr.

    Mokosso's letter sent to the Queen in November, 2007 on the situation in Cameroon. Dr. Mokosso's letter to the Queen was a panoramic view of the state of affairs in Cameroon. Cameroon is the only country in Africa with a triple colonial legacy-German, British and French. After the defeat and expulsion of the Germans from Cameroon in the First World War, the territory was partitioned between France and Britain. Since independ-ence and unification of former British and French Cameroons in 1961, the majority French Cameroonians have promul-gated policies aimed at domi-nation and "Frenchification" of English speaking Cameroo-nians. Although France con-stantly meddles in Cameroon's affairs with impunity, the Brit-ish attitude is one of "benign neglect". Dr. Mokosso's letter was therefore a polite indictment of Her Majesty's government for abandoning its former trust territory to the whims and caprices of an arrogant and pompous French govern-ment and an over-bearing and viscous Franco-phone cohort. The Cameroon" problem" comes up for discussion in the British Parliament this month.

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  • Department of Natural Sci-ences Dr. Mostafa Elaasar attended the American Physical Society March Meeting held at the New Orleans Convention Cen-ter from March 10-15, 2008. With the help of the American Institute of Physics and col-laboration of the SUNO Li-brary, the department received many physics journals pub-lished by the American Insti-tute of Physics and the Ameri-can Physical Society free for one year. Dr. Solomon Adekunle at-tended the following Hayward Genetics Seminar Series on Fridays (12:00N-1:00PM at Tulane University Medical School: A Consequence of p53 Gene Deletion: Duplex Kidneys and Aberrant Nephrogenesis Zubaida Saifudeen, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor, Section of Nephrology Fri-day, March 7, 2008, Tulane Medical School Room 5001 12:00 Noon 1:00 p.m. Modifiers of a Cancer Pheno-type, Guillermina Lozano, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Cancer Genet-ics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, Fri-day, March 14, 2008, 11:00am, CSRB 5th Floor Conference Room,. Room 563, 533 Bolivar St., New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Adekunle attended the Delgado Articulation Agree-ment Meeting at Delgado Community College, and a Conference on Molecular Medicine: Applying Current

    and Emerging Technologies, University of Florida Continu-ing Medical Education Series, March 27-30, 2008, Buena Vista Place, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Dr. Murty Kambhampati and seven SUNO students (six biology majors and one chem-istry major) participated in and made presentations at the annual Joint BKX/NIS meet-ing in Irving, Texas from March 12th 16th. A supple-mental grant in the amount of $34,000 was submitted to NSF. These funds were re-quested to support one faculty (Murty S. Kambhampati) and four undergraduate student summer research interns (HaWanna St. Cyr, Nyesha Smith, Tyra Bunch, and Car-men Maldonado) at the Brookhaven National Labora-tory for a period of 10 weeks. Dr. Heon Kim and Dr. Zheng Chen attended the American Mathematical Society Meeting from Friday, March 28th through March 30th at LSU. Department of Arts and Hu-manities Mr. Darryl Brown, Assistant Professor of English (Temporary), was a guest pan-elist on the Charlotte Talks radio show with host Mike Collins of WFAE, FM 89.9, in Charlotte, NC, in the Average Joes program on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. The topics varied from education and politics to crime and illegal immigration. Dr. Romanus Ejiaga, Associ-ate Professor of Humanities,

    attended the National Council for Black Studies Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 19-22, 2008, to present a paper on HBCUs in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: Challenges and Pros-pects. The conference theme was titled, The African World Experience.Ms. Tara Jill Cicarone, (Temporary), Assistant Professor of English attended and covered The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival for the online maga-zine www.Nolafugees.com.

    Ms. Cynthia Ramirez, Associ-ate Professor of Fine Arts of-fered a lecture on The Day of the Dead for SUNOs Womens History Month on Monday, March 31 at 5:30 in Bldg # 43.

    Mr. Michael Pierce, Assistant Professor of Music, conducted a solo instrumental recital at the SUNO Womens History celebration held in the Gym-nasium on Monday, March 31, 2008, at 12 noon.

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    Michael Pierce, Assistant Professor of Music Photo Courtesy of Geraldine Cosby

    http://www.Nolafugees.com

  • Department of Social Sci-ences Dr. John Penny granted five interviews with WWL-AM on crime and justice issues in the Greater New Orleans Metro-politan Area. The issue was the cause of the proliferation of women committing more serious crimes. The interviews also focused on how, from a criminological perspective, prevention can be imple-mented. He was also inter-viewed by Louisiana Public Publishers on the matters of crime and Justice which is a statewide publication and by Fox 8 TV channel on crime and justice issues. He contin-ues to supervise three learners who are engaged in complet-ing their scholarly theses. These theses, when com-pleted, will contribute to the deficit of knowledge in the areas of being researched. He is consultant and advisor to SUNOs Campus Ministry who represented our school at the Louisiana Home and For-eign Mission State Baptist Convention held in Slidell, LA at the Slidell High School on March 28, 2008. Dr. Penny, as co-chair of the corrections component of the Crime Sum-mit, hosted a meeting at SUNO on Saturday, March 29, 2008 and attended a meet-ing at Odyssey House as a Board Member. This meeting dealt with treatment for sub-stance abuse by in and out patients. He also attended a meeting at Volunteers of America as a Board Member. This meeting dealt with hous-ing formerly incarcerated fed-eral inmates. Dr. George Amedee attended a retreat of the City Planning Commission on Friday March

    7. He also attended the City Planning Commission meeting on March 25, 2008. Also on March 25, he met with the University/Faith Based Part-nership of the SUNOs Uni-versity Rebuilding American Partnership funded by HUD and met with Mr. Ray Thomas of the Katrina Corps about volunteer activities needed for the HUD /URAP project. He served as advisor to the Politi-cal Science Club in hosting the "African Curves Fashion show on March 15, 2008, and traveled to Chicago March 19-22, 2008, with five students to attend the National Confer-ence of Black Political Scien-tists Conference. Mrs. Evelyn B. Harrell suc-cessfully defended her disser-tation on the Religious and Spiritual Values of Older Afri-can American Women that Motivate them to Volunteer in their Community at the Tulane School of Social Work on March 31, 2008. She also was approved for tenure. Professor Patrick Dowd was approved for retention. He is the faculty advisor for the Stu-dents for the Prevention and Education of Substance Abuse (SPESA) Club March 26, 2008, the discussion was on fund raising and Substance Abuse Awareness Week (SAAW) week planning. Museum Studies On March 1, 2008, Ms. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd and Dr. Sara Hollis attended Michelle Briscoe Longs Masters Pro-ject Exhibition (opening re-ception) at Stella Jones Gal-lery. Ms. Beauchamp-Byrd also attended the opening of the Radcliffe Bailey exhibition

    at Arthur Roger Gallery. Dr. Hollis attended the opening reception of the 20th Anniversary Cele-bration exhibition at the Jazz and Heritage Gallery. On March 5, 2008, Ms. Beauchamp-Byrd brought her class to meet with Mapo Kinnord-Payton and Ron Bechet, both professors of Studio Art at Xavier University. Also on March 15, 2008, Dr. Hollis and Ms. Beauchamp-Byrd at-tended Judy Boudreauxs Masters Project exhibition at Mckenna African American Museum. Ms. Beauchamp-Byrd is serv-ing as acting curator for the exhibition entitled A Celebra-tion of Faith: Henriette Delille and the Sisters of the Holy Family, organized by the SUNO Museum Studies Pro-gram Affiliate, New Orleans African American Museum (NOAAM); she engaged Mu-seum Studies student, Beryl Johns, as paid Curatorial As-sistant for the project.

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    Judy Boudreaux, M.A. Mu-seum Studies Candidate

    Michelle Briscoe-Long M.A. Museum Studies Candidate

    MaPo Kinnard Payton, speaking with Museum Studies Students

    Ron Becht, speaking with Museum Studies Students at Xavier University

    Judy Boudreaux and Ayo Scott

  • Dr. Hollis is serving on the NAME planning committee. She also served on the plan-ning committee for the Womens Month activities. She was on the program for the noon ceremony honoring womens contributions to the city and our campus. She was also on the program for the evening event presenting women in the arts. Dr. Hollis later attended a meeting at the LA Board of Regents with Dr. David Adegboye and Dr. Pamela Wanga to hear the Master of Arts in Museum Studies and the Early Child-hood Development Programs progress. College of Business Comments on the 2nd Draft Accreditation Plan were re-ceived from Dr. Mo Sarhan, Dean, College of Business, Savannah State University (CBAs AACSB Mentor). The review and revisions of AACSBs Accreditation Plan is in line with the mentors suggestions. Research: (Publications & Working Papers) Kwun, O., and Alshare, K. (2007), The Impact of Fair-ness on Users Satisfaction with IS Department, Acad-emy of Information and Man-agement Sciences Journal, 10(1), 47-63, 2007. Donald Sarrat, Sam Eweni, Tenure versus The Right to Terminate Employment: A Study of Cases and Findings, International Journal of Devel-opment Studies (Coming March/April 2008) Nickels, D., Kwun, O. and Omar, A., (2008), The effect of organizational culture on e-

    commerce adoption, Pro-ceedings, 276-283, Federation of Business Disciplines (Southwest Decision Sciences Institute) 2008 Conference-Houston, TXOmar, A., Bhutta, K, and O Kwun, O., (2008), The impact of e-commerce tax policy on state and local government reve-nue, Proceedings, 1-10, Fed-eration of Business Disci-plines (Southwest Decision Sciences Institute) 2008 Con-ference-Houston, TX Okpechi, Simeon, Poverty Alleviation in the State of Louisiana Through Targeting and Performance Budgeting Systems, American Account-ing Association Southwest Chapter, Proceedings of Fed-eration of Business Disci-plines, Houston, TX March 4-8, 2008 Alijani, Ghasem David, Tabi, Samuel, Welsh, Steve, and Hoffman, Don, E-Medicine and Design of a Global Health Care System, Decision Sciences Institute, Southwest Region, Proceed-ings of Federation of Business Disciplines, Houston, TX March 4-8, 2008 Kwun, O. (Co-authored with Alijani, G., Jandhyala, R., and Hernandez, C.), Design and Implementation of an In-House E-Learning Application Framework, (Submitted to The 2008 International Con-ference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Informa-tion Systems, and e-Government (EEE'08)-Las Vegas, Nevada). Research in Progress Mancuso, Hardy, and Pittman, Using the Andragological and Service Learning/

    Teaching Concepts to En-hance Minority Outcomes Learning for Undergraduate Students (Submitted to: Academy of Business Disci-plines or to the Journal of Business Cases & Applica-tion.) Paper Presentations Omar, Adnan, Kwun, Obyung and Bhutta, Khurrum, The Impact of E-Commerce Tax Policy on State and Local Government Revenue, Fed-eration of Business Disci-plines Conference, Houston, TX, March 4-8, 2008 Okpechi, Simeon, Poverty Alleviation in the State of Louisiana Through Targeting and Performance Budgeting Systems, American Account-ing Association Southwest Chapter, Federation of Busi-ness Disciplnines Conference, Houston, TX, March 4-8, 2008 Alijani, Ghasem David, Tabi, Samuel, Welsh, Steve, and Hoffman, Don, E-Medicine and Design of a Global Health Care System, Decision Sciences Institute, Southwest Region, Federation of Business Disciplines Con-ference, Houston, TX, March 4-8, 2008 Nickels, David, Kwun, Obyung, and Omar, Adnan, The Effects of Organizational Culture on E-Commerce Adoption, Decision Sciences Institute, Southwest Region, Federation of Business Disci-plines Conference, Houston, TX, March 4-8, 2008

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  • Conference Track & Session Chaired Omar, Adnan, Chair of the E-Commerce Track, Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (SDSI), 39th Annual Federa-tion of Business Disciplines Conference, Houston, TX, March 4-8, 2008 Kwun, Obyung, Chair of E-Commerce Session, Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (SDSI), 39th Annual Federa-tion of Business Disciplines Conference, Houston, TX, March 4-8, 2008 Conference Attendance Omar, Adnan, Alijani, G. David, Kwun, Obyung, and Okpechi, Simeon, 39th An-nual Federation of Business Disciplines Conference, Hous-ton, TX, March 4-8, 2008 Cynthia K. Beaulieu and Kathryn E. Tousant, 4th An-nual Economic Development Forum, 2008 Empowering, Embracing and Enhancing, Small Business & Non- Profit Development, Shreveport, LA, March 14, 2008 James E. Pittman, American Society of Public Administra-tion Annual Conference, Dal-las, Texas, March 7-11, 2008 Cynthia Beaulieu and Kathryn Toussant, Monthly LED Tech-nical Meeting at New Orleans World Trade Center, March 2008 Community Service Pro-jects: Igwe Udeh, National Judge, Miller Brewery Companys Business Plan Competition, Chicago, IL, February 22-24, 2008

    Frank Martin, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Review Panel for the City of New Orleans, New Orleans Aviation Board, and the Sew-erage and Water Board March 27, 2008 Louis Mancuso and his Man-aging A Small Business Class, A Class Project to Help Chef James and Emile Labat De-velop a Business Plan to Open a Restaurant on Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA March 2008 Louis Mancuso and his Princi-ples of Marketing Class, -A Class Project to Help Dr. Wil-liam Belisle to Develop a Marketing Plan for Motorcycle-like Safety Sys-tem, New Orleans, LA - March 2008 SBA Community Express Loan Program On Wednesday, March 5, 2008, SUNO- SBDMI held a workshop for small businesses in need of working capital. The seminar was a working workshop, with over 70 indi-viduals in attendance. Ms. Eleria Hunter, Technical As-sistant Consultant for the SBA, explained the Express Loan Program in detail and assisted the group of 70+ to complete the 11 page applica-tion. For businesses present that did not have a business checking account, which was a requirement for applying for the loan, Ms. Monica Baugh, Assistant Vice President, Business Banking, J.P. Mor-gan Chase Bank, was present to open their business check-ing account at the workshop. In addition to the Express Loan presentation, Mr. Roy

    Mack gave a brief presenta-tion on the SBDMIs NxLevel Entrepreneurial Training Classes offered at SUNO. A SBA Business Development Specialist gave a brief over-view of other SBA loan pro-grams and distributed the SBA Recource Guide. The SBA also had a representative from their SCORE Program explain briefly the availability of SCORE Counselors for addi-tional technical assistance. Also, Dr. Mancuso, Professor, Department of Business Entre-preneurship, College of Busi-ness and Public Administra-tion spoke about the Entrepre-neurship Degree Program of-fered at SUNO Grants Kwun, O. and Alijani, G., Study of Motivating Factors in Taking On-Line Courses (Submitted to SUNO Re-search and Strategic I).

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  • LED Grant & Workforce Development Activities (March 2008)

    Title Date Description Speaker(s) SBA Community Express* 3/5/08 Assist attendees in filling out E. Hunter, SBA & Loan Program (61 Attendees) l oan applications Chase Bank (See attached write-up & letter) Quick Books Tutorial 3/8/08 Training in beginning computer Jerry Parker (18 Attendees) accounting program Workforce Development 3/13/08 Visited Southern University at Beverly Parker Shreveports Workforce Development Office. (See attached write-up) LED-Business Recovery 3/20/08 Informational meeting regarding Michael Heck,

    Grant & Loan Program SUNOs participation in upcoming LED Phase II Loan Program

    LED Monthly Meeting 3/25/08 Regular Monthly Information Daniel Waguespack Exchange Meeting for Technical LED Assistant Grant Providers Quick Books Tutorial 3/29/08 Training in Beginning computer Jerry Parker (14 Attendees) accounting program NxLevel Entrepreneurial 3/24/08 thru Collaboration with Mr. Roy Mack Training 4/23/08 Urban League of N.O. N.O. Regional Park & Counseled a total of 10 clients LED

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  • College of Education The College of Education re-ceived and reviewed the ap-proved programs from the State Department of Educa-tion, submitted in 2004. No program approval form was received for the Early Child-hood Education Program. The Dean met with Ms. Blanche Adams of the State Department of Education re-garding the Program Approval for Early Childhood Educa-tion. Although the program was approved, there is no evi-dence that the submitted pro-gram of study was approved as submitted. Consequently, the dean met with faculty to revisit both the Early Child-hood Education (PK-3) and the Elementary Education (1-5) programs. Both programs of study were revised and will be resubmitted to the Univer-sity Curriculum committee and, subsequently, to the State Department of Education for approval, based on the new course numbering system and the addition of new courses and/or the changing of exist-ing courses to meet the re-quirements of Bulletin 746. The Director for Child Devel-opment and Family Studies attended training to become a State Examiner for Program Approvals (i.e., NCATE/State Joint visits), and the Director for Field Experiences and Stu-dent Teaching attended the Literacy Training Meeting. The College of Education, through the J. K. Haynes Foundation and the Educa-tional Testing Service, hosted a Praxis II (Content Knowl-edge) training session for the New Orleans community in which representatives from the

    Educational Testing Service provided the training. Attend-ing the training session were 3 faculty members and 16 can-didates from the College of Education and others from the community, including five (5) from Dillard, eight (8) from Xavier, two (2) from the Uni-versity of New Orleans, two (2) from the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and one (1) from the University of Florida. The evaluations of this train-ing session indicate that it was exceptionally well done. Re-quests have been made for similar training sessions for faculty. The College of Education held a retreat at the Best Western Avalon Hotel to work on the Conceptual Framework and Standard 2 based on com-ments from the Mock NCATE/State Review Team. Following the retreat, in which faculty revisited the 2002 Conceptual Framework (Preparing Reflective Practi-tioners and Social Advocates for Urban Environments), the group accepted the overall theme of the Conceptual Framework (Reflective Practi-tioners for Global Environ-ments); however, after revisit-ing each of the strands in the 2002 framework and those that were accepted previously but for which historical docu-ments were lost in the storm (2006-07), the group approved the following strands: Instruc-tional leaders, Continuous Assessors, Astute Technolo-gists, Advocates for Diversity and Collaboration, and Reflec-tive Professionals. The COE Faculty and Liai-sons from the College of Arts and Sciences met to align the new conceptual framework

    strands with standards from the State (LA CET) and from professional specialty associa-tions (NAEYC and ACEI, respectively) and to reconsider the proficiencies *(knowledge, skills and dispositions) associ-ated with the new framework. The Conceptual Framework Committee and each of the six standards committees met and began updating their reports for the Institutional Report based on the work from the retreat and subsequent meet-ings. These materials were-completed in preparation for the training session to be con-ducted by Drs. Gloria Bonner and Phil Waldrop, from our partner University (Middle Tennessee State University). Ms. Shirley Mason, a retired teacher, donated curriculum development materials for use by students and faculty. These materials will be located in the Mini-Library and Curriculum Materials Center in Building 45 of the The College of Education re-newed our PassPort (data management system for teacher education) subscrip-tions for candidates in the College of Education. Materi-als collected between 2006-07, which were submitted as hard copies rather than entered on the system, can be placed on the system. Data for 2007-08 will also be placed on the system.

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    Ms. Shirley Mason, a retired teacher, donated curriculum devel-opment materials for use by stu-dents and faculty

  • School of Social Work Harry A. Russell assisted the Phi Alpha Honor Society to schedule the induction cere-mony which is scheduled for April 18, 2008 likely in trailer 43, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; await-ing confirmation from Albert Jones on the room. Dr. Russell participated as a guest speaker for the Southern Institute of Education and Research at a conference held on Saturday March 8th on be-half of the Teach for America organization. Topic: trauma and stress related behavior of school children post Katrina, addressing cultural differences through cultural competence (See attached section follow-ing report); began preparation for NASW conference presen-tation with faculty co-presenters; Conference date is April 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. in Baton Rouge; assisted with coordinating and drafting MOU for the Usher New Look Foundation and attend two meetings with Foundation representatives and two with involved faculty; attended various internal committee meetings; held HBSE commit-tee meeting, where we are revamping the readings and completing the syllabus con-solidation for the new BSW HBSE I course, which will cover the entire life cycle; and held a telephone planning dis-cussion with Adin Thayer, who is due in town April 8, 2008 to finalize plans for the proposed May 15 conference on Mental Health and Race, to be held on campus and the NASW conference. Dr. William Stewart attended the Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities in Natchitoches, LA on March 4,

    2008 and chaired a session of the Association of Louisiana Faculty Senates in the after-noon. Prof Gladys Merrick at-tended the BPD Conference; conducted Senior Seminars which included "Exit Inter-views" with the BSW commit-tee members participating; and met with the Lyceum Com-mittee in conjunction with plans for the Gospel/Health Fair scheduled for Wednes-day, April 23, 2008. Prof Bonnie Alston attended the Baccalaureate Program Directors Conference/ Field Directors Workshop in Destin, Florida; attended a Supported Education Seminar sponsored by the Louisiana Office of Mental Health on Emergency Preparedness Before, During, and After Tragic Events; and conducted an Inservice Train-ing Workshop to Agency's supervising students who are currently in Field Practicum. DIVISION FOR STUDENT AF-FAIRS Thurgood Marshall Train-ing Students Ivan Ferrouillet, Madison Ngaffeeson and Sa-brina Effron were selected to attend the Thurgood Marshall Sales Training in Charlotte, NC on March 2-5, 2008. Dr. Adrell Pinkney, Director of Student Activities and Organi-zations and University Liaison for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Foundation Pro-gram, accompanied these stu-dents to the training. SUNO Graduate Fair

    On March 3-4, 2008, Services for Students with Disabilities sponsored the SUNO Gradu-ate Fair. The fair provided graduating seniors the oppor-tunity to purchase graduation regalia and other memorabilia through that office, since the University Bookstore has not reopened since Hurricane Katrina. A Healthier You Seminar In an effort to educate and encourage students to eat healthier, Services for Stu-dents with Disabilities hosted A Healthier You Seminar on March 4, 2008. Mr. James Seymour, owner of Court-neys Catering along with Chef James Batiste, prepared several dishes in SUNOs Knights Cafeteria to demon-strate the essence of cooking and eating healthy in order to control and prevent medical conditions such as high cho-lesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

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  • Student Affairs Participates in SUNOs Open House and Family Day On Saturday, April 5, 2008, all units of the Division for Student Affairs participated in SUNOs Open House and Family Day. Staff from each unit, donned in their Division for Student Affairs shirts, took turns manning the display table that was beautifully draped with the Student Af-fairs blue and gold table ban-ner. Dr. Adrell Pinkney, Di-rector of Student Activities and Organizations, provided blue and gold balloons as decoration. Dr. Janice Winder, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, provided giveaways such as pens and highlighters with the Student Affairs logo. T-shirts and stress knights, provided by the Student Development Cen-ter, as well as t-shirts provided by the Office of Student Or-ganizations were also given to attendees that visited the Stu-dent Affairs table. In addition, brochures, fliers and other information and materials from the various units in the Division were distributed to campus guests. Members from the Universitys student ambassadors organization, First Fifty Knights, served as greeters at this event. All You Want to Know About Students Disabili-ties Seminar On March 6, 2008, Services for Students with Disabilities sponsored the All You Want to Know about Students Dis-abilities Seminar. Kali Fahrig, along with other staff from the Louisiana Vocational Rehabilitation agency, served as presenters at this seminar and provided students infor-mation on the benefits of us-

    ing their services to continue their educational pursuits. The presenters shared success stories of Vocational Rehabili-tation clients and informed the audience that the organization is currently providing funds to assist qualified candidates with completing Ph.D. pro-grams. Disabilities Awareness Semi-nar Ms. Yolanda Mims, Director of Services for Students with Disabilities and Ms. Jacquelyn Williams, Coordinator of Adaptive Technology and Accommodative Testing, at-tended the Disability Aware-ness Seminar on March 12, 2008, which was sponsored by Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. The guest speaker for this seminar was Jan Jarrow, who helped pio-neer the policies in post-secondary education currently used by the AHEAD organiza-tion. Participants were also provided information on the revisions made to laws and services in higher education relative to students with dis-abilities. Disability Expo Meeting On March 17, 2008, the staff of Services for Students with Disabilities hosted a meeting with representatives from lo-cal colleges to develop strate-gies for the Disability Expo to be hosted by the Los Angeles based company, Operation Confidence, in October 2008. SUNOs Services for Students with Disabilities staff were selected to spearhead this event. Louisiana Army National Guard Training Workshop Mrs. Joyce Scott-Clipps, Counselor Liaison for

    SUNOs Veterans Affairs Program, attended the Louisi-ana Army National Guard and Service Members Opportunity College Educational Benefits Training Workshop on March 13, 2008. The workshop was held at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. Participants were provided information on the various benefits available to veterans and service men and women for college tuition. DIVISION FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH /UNIVERSITY AD-VANCEMENT Legislators Reception Ralphs on the Park was the setting for a reception for members of the New Orleans area Louisiana Legislative Delegation. More than 10 diverse members of the dele-gation, president Slaughter and representatives from the System and Chancellor Uk-polo with representatives from our campus were present. The lawmakers pledged their sup-port for upcoming legislation relative to the rebuilding of our campus, particularly HB961 sponsored by Repre-sentative Karen Carter Peter-son.

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    On Saturday, April 5, 2008, all units of the Division for Stu-dent Affairs participated in SUNOs Open House and Family Day.

  • Chat with the Chancellor Two very important Chat with the Chancellor sessions have been held in recent weeks. Alumni in the New Orleans area have met with Chancellor Ukpolo and Vice Chancellor Moultrie. The alums have been updated on the status of the campus. They have agreed to support the chancellor in his quest to rebuild the campus. The ses-sions were spearheaded by Michael Bruno, Frank Wil-liams and Chief Warren Riley. Staff Appointment Community outreach coordi-nator, Mary Ann Francois was recommended to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Lou-isiana Governors Mansion Foundation, and she has ac-cepted the appointment.

    Womens History Month In celebration of Womens History Month, the University recognized women in the community, former female employees and three deceased females. Among the commu-nity honorees present were:

    TV Anchor, Sally Ann Rob-erts, Councilwomen Cynthia Hedge-Morrell and Cynthia Willard-Lewis, Entrepreneurs Lorretta Harrison. Stella Jones, and Vera Warren-Williams. Former employees were Irene Cowan Howard, Millie M. Charles, Frances Moore, Gwendolyn Washing-ton, Ursula Johnson and Paulette Hills. Deceased Heroines were: Mrs. Pauline Glover, Dr. Leetta Allen Haynes and Dr. Melinda Bartley Martin. Higher Education Coalition Vice Chancellor Moultrie con-tinues to meet with the New Orleans higher education coa-lition. They met with the Greater New Orleans Inc. to plan an agenda for the legisla-tive session. Southeastern has joined with the local public institutions of higher learning in the region.

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    Mary Ann Francois, Community Outreach Coordinator

    Special points of interest:Chancellors Monthly ReportSouthern University at New OrleansApril 2008Contd Womens History Month CelebrationPage #Don Watson, Executive Director of HBCU Capital Financing Program Visits SUNOPage #Academic Affairs HighlightsPage #Chancellors Monthly ReportApril 2008Page #Chancellors Monthly ReportApril 2008Page #Chancellors Monthly ReportApril 2008Page #Chancellors Monthly ReportApril 2008Page #Chancellors Monthly ReportApril 2008Page #Chancellors Monthly ReportApril 2008Page #Chancellors Monthly ReportApril 2008Page #Chancellors Monthly ReportApril 2008Page #Chancellors Monthly ReportApril 2008Page #Chancellors Monthly ReportApril 2008

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