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Student Support and Success Newsletter 01-10-2023

Tuesday January 10, 2022
SoPA News Highlights: Spring 2023 featured courses & Represent your Mardi Gras Krewe
Image of White board and marker with reads, "New Year's Resolutions: 1. Register for SoPA classes 2. Organize my life schedule 3. Crush my goals in 2023
Coming : Spring 2023  
The Spring semester officially begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17. You can still join a course's waitlist through Thursday, Jan.12. Need inspiration? Check out some of our featured courses below! 
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Featured Courses
Business Communications - BSLS 2250
Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours | Attributes: SoPA Writing Requirement
Students develop and improve business writing and communication skills by identifying and creating clear, concise, and correct business language; analyzing each audience to target and tailor messages appropriately; and using critical thinking and a problem-solving approach to analyze business issues. 
Foundations of Academic Success - SOPA 1100
Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours 
Students will develop the skills needed to promote academic and personal success through topics including: strengths assessment, motivation, goals, self-advocacy, self-management, and well-being. Students will also explore the campus resources and support services available to them and create academic success toolkits. 
Persuasive Public Speaking - SPEC 1400
Online or Uptown Lecture | 3 Credit Hours | Attributes: SoPA Humanities Requirement
Students will explore the principles of audience analysis, speech composition, and delivery with special attention given to persuasive techniques.
Data-Informed Leadership, Management, and Decision-Making - MPAD 6110
Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours 
Examine the use of data in strengthening the effectiveness in public service organization leadership, management, programming, and decision-making. Emphasis will be on local and urban contexts. Explore tools and approaches to collecting, analyzing, and communicating data.
Disaster Communications - ESSC 6010
Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours 
This is an advanced examination of modern emergency management concepts, national and international trends, practical and political issues and policies, technological applications to emergency management, and the development and practical implementation of sound emergency management practices designed to protect people, communities, critical infrastructure and key assets.
Represent your Krewe
It's Carnival Time in New Orleans! 

Are you riding on a float, performing with a krewe, or participating in some other way in Mardi Gras festivities? Let us know by filling out SoPA's Rep your Krewe form. If you prefer the view from the sideline, check out the 2023 Mardi Gras parade schedule for more details on the upcoming parades in and around NOLA.

Tell us about your Krewe

Important message from Tulane Campus Health


If you are taking in-person classes on any of Tulane’s campuses, please ensure that you meet the university’s immunization requirements. Failure to do so will result in a registration hold being placed on your student account, which will prevent you from adding or dropping classes. You must complete the missing requirement before the hold can be cleared.
How to Check Your Compliance Status:
Here are instructions for checking your immunization compliance status in the Patient Portal.
  1. Log in to the Patient Portal.
  2. Click the Immunization tab.
  3. Scroll down and look beneath the instruction box at the top of the page. In red letters, you will see either the words Compliant, Verified or Not Compliant.
  4. If you see Compliant, Verified, this means you are in compliance and need to take no further steps. If you see Not Compliant, this means you are not in compliance, and you must take further steps.
Read the full message
News Section
Tulane football player holds Cotton Bowl Trophy

Tulane stuns USC in history-making Cotton Bowl victory

The Green Wave football team including several SoPA student athletes concluded the magical 2022-23 season with a thrilling last-second 46-45 victory over No. 10 USC in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on Monday.

Power Grid

Expert: No easy solutions to protect power grid from crippling gunfire attacks

Michael Wallace, program director for emergency and security studies at Tulane SoPA says recent attacks and vandalism on electrical substations have raised questions about protecting these valuable pieces of America’s infrastructure.

Tell Us Your News

Read more on SoPA's news page.

Faculty Feature Section
"In a society where media is so pervasive and ever-changing,  I think it’s vital for students to learn the problem-solving skills necessary to create strategic, innovative, cultural and socially significant communication solutions."
Tamar Gregorian, Ph.D., APR

PR + DMMC Coordinator; Professor of Practice

Tamar Gregorian, Ph.D. has over a decade of experience in creating strategic communication campaigns for a variety of clients in both the public and private sectors. She has taught a variety of communication and public relations courses both in-person and online at several universities. Her current courses include Principles of Public Relations, PR Case Studies, Strategic Corporate Communication, Media Relations and Media Research.

Meet Dr. Gregorian

Tulane Tuesday | 2023 Planner
Tuesday, January 17, 2022  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST

Wear your Tulane gear each Tuesday and stop by the LBC for a FREE giveaway hosted by the Tulane SoPA admissions team. SoPA swag will be available while supplies last!


Tulane Students Veterans of America (SVA) first meeting of Spring 2023
Monday, January 19, 2022 | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CST

Mark your calendars for the first meeting of SVA in Spring 2023 which will include a Career Services spotlight with Susan de la Houssaye. More details will be shared at a later date. Come find out more about SVA and what exciting things we have planned for the Spring semester. We look forward to seeing you there


Student Employment: Spring 2023 Student Part-time On-campus Job Fair
Monday January 23, 2023 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST

Meet with Tulane departments interested in hiring students for part-time employment. All are welcome! Students with and without Federal Work Study awards.

More Tulane Events
Calendar Section
  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - University Holiday 
  • January 17: Classes Begin
  • January 20: Last Day to Confirm Registration for SoPA Students
  • January 27: Last Day to Register/Add and Last Day to Drop with 100% Tuition and Fee Refund
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Making Headlines Section
A sample of faculty, staff, and students who are mentioned in local and national news publications. 

NOLA: Tulane SoPA uses flexibility and support to prepare professionals for career growth

News Wise: No easy solutions to protect power grid from crippling gunfire attacks

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