• CHARTER SCHOOL LECTURE AT LOYOLA: Leading experts will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Loyola University New Orleans in a panel discussion that will explore lessons learned from charter schools founded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. “New Orleans Education Reform — A Guide or a Warning for Communities? Grassroots Lessons Learned, 2005-2015” will be held in Louis J. Roussel Hall, located in the Music and Communications complex at Loyola, 6363 St. Charles Ave. The talk is sponsored by the Biever Guest Lecture Series and the sociology department, with the Scholar’s Strategy Network. “New Orleans is now being held up as a model for other cities to follow. At this time, the city’s education system is almost 100 percent charter schools, and other cities are charter-izing,” said assistant professor of sociology Carol Ann MacGregor. “What about New Orleans should be a model, and what should be further explored? This panel discussion is designed to be an examination of what we’ve learned and an exploration of what we could do better.” Panelists are Kristen Buras, a Loyola alumna and associate professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University; Karran Harper Royal, who works as an education advocate and serves as assistant director of Pyramid Community Parent Resource Center in New Orleans; Raynard Sanders, who holds a doctorate from Teachers College Columbia University and has more than 35 years of experience in teaching, educational administration and community development in New Orleans; and Willie Zanders, an alumnus of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, is a former Loyola University administrator and assistant professor of School Law at Xavier University and the first African-American legal adviser for Loyola University.
  • DELGADO OPEN HOUSE: The Delgado Community College Sidney Collier site, 3727 Louisa St., in New Orleans is hosting an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The open house is an opportunity to tour the new $21 million facility and meet with faculty and students. Spring 2016 classes begin Jan. 16. Visitors will learn about some of the college’s most in-demand offerings, including air conditioning and refrigeration, a view and open house for prospective students, parents and counselors from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Fall preview gives students and their parents the opportunity to learn about admissions, majors and fields of study, financial aid, scholarships and student life. Attendees should go to the University Center (third floor) to begin. Campus tours will be available throughout the evening. For information, call (504)rchitecture design, barbering/cosmetology, carpentry, civil and construction management, computer aided drafting and design, electrical and practical nursing. The new Delgado location is in the Desire-Florida area, between Gentilly and the 9th Ward. It replaced the former Louisiana Technical College Sidney Collier campus that was devastated by floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina.
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE: Xavier University will host its annual fall pr 520-7388 or email apply@xula.edu.
  • SCHOOLS COOPERATE: Nunez Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond have entered into a new articulation agreement. Students who complete an Associate of General Studies with a Business concentration at Nunez can transfer all of their credits to the College of Business at Southeastern toward a baccalaureate degree. Credits from Nunez can be applied to 11 concentrations in business offered by Southeastern including: finance, entrepreneurship, e-commerce marketing, and supply chain management. Nunez graduates who elect to complete a bachelor’s degree at Southeastern will be able to further specialize through these concentrations. Articulation agreements between community colleges and four-year universities are critical for students who plan to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs. In addition to this new articulation agreement with Southeastern, Nunez Community College has agreements with Our Lady Holy Cross College, Northwestern State, Nicholls State and the University of New Orleans. Students can also transfer from community college to an in-state four-year university through the Louisiana Transfer Degree program.
  • SOUTHEASTERN PRIORITY REGISTRATION: Students at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond can register for spring 2016 classes starting Monday through Friday, Nov. 20, at 12:30 p.m. The priority registration period is for all currently enrolled students, returning students, new transfer and graduate students. Students may check enrollment appointment times, spring class schedules and register online by logging into their LEONet account from Southeastern’s Web page, southeastern.edu. For information about registration, contact Southeastern’s Office of Records and Registration, (985) 549-2066, (800) 222-7358 or records@southeastern.edu.
  • SLU SPORT MANAGEMENT: The sport management program at Southeastern Louisiana University was named No. 5 among the 50 Most Affordable Urban Schools for the profession in 2015. SMG, an international sport marketing and venue management corporation, created the listing based on a review of 158 U.S. institutions that offer four-year bachelor’s degrees in sport and/or fitness administration/management and located in an urban or city setting. Criteria included internship opportunities, such as professional football, basketball or baseball teams and other opportunities, and net price for attending the institution. Southeastern was cited for its proximity to New Orleans and its robust internship opportunities, as well as the employment of its graduates in a variety of sport and recreational settings. “We are honored to receive this recognition for offering a strong program that provides a variety of real-world ready opportunities for students in our growing sport management academic program,” said Eddie Hebert, head of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Hebert said Southeastern has 100 students pursuing the degree. Southeastern is the only program from Louisiana included in the listing.
  • DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM: The Dance Theater of Harlem will perform Nov. 20 in Cook Auditorium at Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. For information, call (504) 283-8822.
  • DILLARD UNIVERSITY: Human rights activist Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of “Just Mercy,” will present the Revius O. Oritque Jr. Lecture on Law and Society at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 in Georges Auditorium at Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. For information, call (504) 283-8822.