SPANISH COLONIALISM: Archaeological information from a Spanish colonial fort built in North Carolina in the 1560s will be presented during a lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Whitney Bank Presentation Room in Thomas Hall at Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
The lecture, “Fort San Juan: Lost (1568) and Found (2013),” will be presented by Christopher B. Rodning, an associate professor of anthropology at Tulane University. The event is free and open to the public, with free parking available on campus. For information, send email to Connie Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish Captain Juan Pardo marched inland from Santa Elena, the first colonial capital of La Florida, to the edge of the Appalachian Mountains in 1566. At the Native American town of Joara, in western North Carolina, Pardo and his men built Fort San Juan and founded the Spanish colonial town of Cuenca.
Native American warriors attacked Fort San Juan and other colonial outposts built by the Pardo expeditions in the Carolinas and eastern Tennessee in 1568. Following these and other attacks, the focus of Spanish colonialism in the American South shifted from exploration and military installation to missionization and trade.
Recent archaeological excavations at the Berry site in western North Carolina have shed light on the architecture and material culture of the Spanish colonial settlement at Joara.
DELGADO REGISTRATION: Priority registration is open through May 22 for summer session and fall semester classes at Delgado Community College. The summer session begins June 3 and the fall semester begins Aug. 15. Day, evening, weekend and online courses are available. To register online, visit www.dcc.edu. For information, call (504) 671-5012.
UNCF: Dillard University alumnus Dr. Warren Jones was recently inducted into the UNCF National Alumni Council Hall of Honor.
Jones is chairman of the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center at Dillard, and he founded the Mississippi Institute for Improvement of Geographic Minority Health and Health Disparities. He was elected the first African-American president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
DELTA TAU DELTA: Delta Tau Delta fraternity has presented its Hugh Shields Award to its Epsilon Phi Chapter at Southeastern Louisiana University. The award is given annually to 10 chapters that excel in academics, finances, recruitment, membership education, operations, campus leadership, service and alumni relations.
The chapter also received individual programming awards for excellence in the area of academics, membership education and ritual performance. Chad Mouledous, of Metairie, was recognized as president of the Inter-Fraternal Council at Southeastern.
Members of Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta include Victor Earl, Cameron Pigeon and Jared Vogel, of Kenner; and Evan Bailey and Chad Mouledous, of Metairie.