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Student Support and Success Newsletter 10-10-2022

Monday October 10, 2022
Tulane SoPA and partners awarded $10M grant for teacher preparation programs

The grant will help support the expansion of teacher training for New Orleans and the region. 

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Tulane SoPA Public Administration program honors late U.S. Congressman John Lewis 

Members of the Tulane and New Orleans community celebrated the announcement with representatives of the John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation and Former Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Tulane SoPA IT program recognized by National Security Agency

The Information Technology program has received a Program of Study Validation from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C). 

Share your SoPA jack-o-lantern skills

Fall weather is here and we've got the perfect project to get you in the Halloween—and Homecoming—spirit! 

Campus Dining fights food insecurity with new program

Are you skipping meals to make ends meet? Tulane Dining Services and the Swipe Out Hunger Program are here to help. 

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Read more on SoPA's news page.

Faculty Feature Section
"As a cybersecurity leader, I feel it is vital to prepare our professionals through practical experience, which is why I incorporate my day job into my classes at night."
Amanda Fennell

Information Technology Adjunct Professor and  CSO & CIO at Relativity

Amanda Fennell entered the industry after completing a master’s in digital forensics (High-Tech Crime), and now serves as chief security officer and chief information officer at Relativity, where she is responsible for championing and directing security strategy as well as building and supporting Relativity’s information technology.

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Prisca Washington
Susan de la Houssaye
Porsha Hughes
Meet our new SoPA Staff. Click the photos to learn more.
SoPA's newest Staff members Prisca Washington, Assistant Director of Academic Advising (left/top); Susan de la Houssaye, Senior Career and Professional Development Advisor (right/top); and Porsha Hughes, Student Support Specialist (left/bottom) are here to serve SoPA students on their academic journey.

National Coming Out Day Celebration
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

National Coming Out day is October 11th! Come celebrate being out and proud with Queer Student Alliance! Food will be provided.


Kick it with Kinesiology
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Grab a slice and some swag. Meet faculty and mingle with fellow students. SoPA t-shirts, resistance bands, and swag available while supplies last!


Pumpkin Decorating with Tulane AIGA

Thursday, October 13, 2022 | Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join the Tulane University AIGA Student Group for Pumpkin Decorating at the outdoor classroom on the uptown campus (between Gibson and Tilton halls). Children are welcome at this event. Be sure to reserve your pumpkin here


Food Truck Village
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Homecoming Tuesday Tidal Wave brings food trucks, inflatables, and games to the Berger Family Lawn for students to enjoy. Food is free and will be served until it runs out! Follow @tuhomecoming on Instagram for updates on this event. 


Homecoming Concert ft. Hot Chelle Rae
Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 7 p.m. 

Hot Chelle Rae will be headlining the annual Tidal Wave Homcoming concert on the Berger Family Lawn. Follow @tuhomecoming on Instagram for updates on this event. 


School of Professional Advancement Coffee with the Dean Open House
Friday, October 21, 2022 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Visit Tulane SoPA on the Uptown campus and meet Dean Suri Duitch and other SoPA faculty, staff and students. Learn more about Wave '22 Weekend at Tulane.


School of Professional Advancement Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | Time: TBD
Join Green Wave fans on the quad four hours prior to kick-off to enjoy the tradition of tailgating. Visit the SoPA Tailgate Tent for free food, drinks, and fun! Look for our SoPA flags, bring family and friends, and enjoy a beautiful day on the Berger Family Lawn. Learn more about the Tulane Green Wave Homecoming game including ticket and travel information.
More Tulane Events
Calendar Section
  • October 24:
    • Last Day to Withdraw
    • Last Day to Change Grading Rules other than Audit
  • October 29-30: Designated Make-up Days (Only Used in the Event of University Closure)
  • November 7: Priority Registration for Spring 2023 Begins
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Making Headlines Section
A sample of faculty, staff, and students who are mentioned in local and national news publications. 

NOLA: New Orleans public schools have fewer certified teachers, but does that really matter?

The New York Times: FEMA Chief ‘Adds a Human Touch’ to Disaster Response

Forbes: 10 Crisis Management Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn From Response To Hurricane Fiona

The Muse: Not Everyone Can Quiet Quit
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