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Student Support and Success Newsletter 08-01-2023

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
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Tulane University and Dillard University partner for accelerated master’s programs

The Tulane School of Professional Advancement has partnered with Dillard University to offer students an accelerated path to earning a graduate degree.

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SoPA Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Applications for SoPA’s Fall 2023 endowed scholarships will close on Sunday, August 6, 2023. 
  • Monaghan Scholarship:  awarded to a SoPA undergraduate student majoring or minoring in Homeland Security Studies
  • Osher Re-entry Scholarships:  awarded to SoPA undergraduate students with at least 9 credits but not more than 40 credits who are between the ages of 25 and 50 with a 5-year or more gap in the pursuit of higher education
  • Rowe Scholarships:  awarded to SoPA undergraduate students who are military veterans or active-duty military, with preference given to those injured in the line of duty
  • Tidewater/Assad Scholarship:  awarded to a SoPA undergraduate majoring or minoring in Humanities
Tyjae Spears

Tyjae Spears: From SoPA to NFL sensation

Tulane School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) alumnus Tyjae Spears has been making waves with his remarkable achievements both on and off the football field.

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New scholarships to help NOLA city employees pursue Tulane degree

The Tulane School of Professional Advancement is now accepting applications for three scholarships reserved for employees of the City of New Orleans.

Read more on SoPA's news page.

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Counting down to the Fall 2023 Semester!

Don't forget to register for classes. Space is limited. 
Register for Classes
IT Security+ Certification - CPST 4912 
Online or Uptown Lecture | 3 Credit Hours 
This course is for students with a basic understanding of information technology who wish to do a deeper dive on Cybersecurity and also prepare for, and potentially earn, a CompTIA Security+ industry certification at the same time. This course is open to both undergrad and grad students.

Public Policy Foundations - MPAD 6000
Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours 
Explore policymaking, implementation, and analysis with a focus on practices that reflect the values and priorities of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Emphasis will be on policy within local and urban contexts. 

Stress Management - KINE 2230
Uptown or Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours | Attributes: SoPA Science Requirement
Examine stress from a psycho-physiological and behavioral perspective and discuss the science behind how stress effects the mind and body, students are given the opportunity to experience strategies for coping with stress. Learn how to cope with everyday stressors as well as those that occur unexpectedly.

Health and Medical Issues - HMLS 3150
Uptown or Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours  | Attributes: SoPA Science Requirement
Discuss the important health and medical management issues involved in crises and emergencies, and the wide range of health issues inherent to crisis including biological, radiological, nuclear events and emergencies.

Persuasive Public Speaking - SPEC 1400
Uptown or Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours | Attributes: SoPA Humanities Requirement
Learn the principles of audience analysis, speech composition, and delivery with a focus on persuasive techniques.
Business Communications - BSLS 2250
Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours | Attributes: SoPA Writing Requirement
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. 

Education In A Diverse Society - EDLA 2000
Online or Uptown Lecture | 3 Credit Hours | Co-requisite: EDLA 2890
Catalyze and refine innate skills for developing social change in the context of the current educational systems locally, nationally, and internationally. Emphasis is placed upon reflection, inquiry, and personal involvement in planning an effective and successful career in education.

Principles of Advertising - MDES 2400
Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours | Attributes: SoPA Humanities Requirement
Learn about the fundamentals of advertising, beginning with the history and evolution of advertising as an element in the economy, a specialized form of communication, a craft, and an area of ethical sensitivity. 

Immigration Law Practic- GLSP 4070
Online Lecture | 3 Credit Hours 
Explore the development and enforcement of immigration law in the U.S., based upon the Constitution, federal laws, and social policies; identify the social institutions involved in immigration; and evaluate the administration of immigration benefits.

Tulane Hillel Job and Internship Fair
Thursday, August 24, 2023 | 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST

Join us at Tulane Hillel for our Job and Internship Fair. Speak with Hillel staff members about available internships, one-time work opportunities and part-time job offerings, such as being a photographer or receptionist. Local Jewish community organizations will also be present with job and internship opportunities.


TUCP General Interest Meeting
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST

Are you interested in joining Tulane University Campus Programming, the on campus group that works to bring Tulane fantastic concerts, comedians, public speakers, student musicians? Come to the Rathskeller Lounge (in the basement of the LBC) on September 6th at 7 PM to meet the board, learn what it means to be a committee member, and get involved. We look forward to meeting you!

More Tulane Events
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  • August 21: Classes Begin
  • August 25: Last Day to Confirm Registration for SoPA Students
  • September 1: Last Day to Register/Add Classes
  • September 4: Labor Day Holiday - No Classes
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A sample of faculty, staff, and students who are mentioned in local and national news publications. 

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