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Student Support and Success Newsletter 11-01-2023

Wednesday Nov. 1, 2023
SoPA News Highlights: Homecoming photos, meet Tulane's veteran advisor, scholarship deadlines
Bustling campus ahead of the Tulane homecoming game.

Tulane SoPA Homecoming Recap

Thank you to all who visited the SoPA Homecoming Reception and Tailgate during Wave Weekend 2023. Your presence made it a weekend to remember, and we can't wait to do it all again next year!

View the Homecoming Photo Gallery
Laura Rodriguez-Mascorro speaks at UC Merced conference.

Laura Rodriguez-Mascorro’s final capstone project at Tulane SoPA led to a regional conference for her campus community and beyond.

Physical therapist tests man's leg flexibility.
Routine physical therapy visits can improve overall health for people of all ages

Tyra Mitchell, DPT, a professor of exercise science in Tulane SoPA’s kinesiology program, explains why the concept of routine physical therapy visits is becoming more mainstream.

Read more on SoPA's news page.

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The Elmo and Margaret Allen Waltzer Scholarship

This spring semester scholarship award recognizes a high-achieving SoPA student. Named in memory of Elmo Waltzer (UC '54), a charter member of SoPA's Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter and his wife Margaret, who were both supporters of lifelong education.  Recipients are selected based on their service to their local communities, to SoPA, or to Tulane University. 

The current application deadline is by midnight on January 4, 2024.

Harrah's Scholarships for Minority Students

Endowed through a generous gift from the Harrah’s Foundation, these scholarships support the education of students who contribute to the ethnic diversity of Tulane’s undergraduate student body.

To be eligible, a SoPA undergraduate student must:

  • Be a member of an ethnic minority group contributing to the diversity of the university
  • Demonstrate academic merit (cumulative GPA of at least 3.4)
  • Have declared a major field of study
  • Have earned at least 30 credit hours through SoPA

 The current application deadline is by midnight on January 4, 2024.

Osher Re-entry Scholarships

The Osher Re-entry Scholarships, endowed by a $1,000,000 gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation, provide tuition assistance for adult students re-entering higher education. Multiple awards are available.

To be eligible for the Osher Re-entry Scholarships, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled, part-time students in the School of Professional Advancement between the ages of 25 and 50
  • Be pursuing his/her first bachelor’s degree
  • Have a cumulative interruption of at least 5 years in their pursuit of higher education
  • Have earned at least 9 credit hours at SoPA but not more than 40 credit hours total (including transfer credit)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Submit a complete application, including required tax forms

The current application deadline is by midnight on January 4, 2024.

Spring 2024 Registration opens November 6. View the classes available and plan your course schedule.
Need assistance with scheduling? Contact your advisor!
Adobe Creative Jam
Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m CDT | LBC Lobby
Attend this one-day workshop to collaborate to develop digital communication and career skills, use Adobe Express and Rush, and compete with peers to win prizes. Open to all Tulane students! RSVP here!
Thanks TU: Tulane's Annual Day of Gratitude
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m CDT | Berger Family Lawn
Help us create messages of gratitude and showcase the impact that philanthropy has at Tulane. We'll show you gratitude in return with activities, food trucks, Tulane gear, and fun! Bring your Splash Card to tap at the registration table and let us know you stopped by.
TU PRSSA: Artificial Intelligence & PR 
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. CDT | Online
The Tulane community is invited to join the TU PRSSA E-Board for our fourth meeting of the 2023-2024 semester! In this session, we will be on artificial intelligence (AI) and public relations (PR). 
Tulane vs. Tulsa Military Game Day Experience
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | Time: TBD | Bea Field Alumni House
Join the Tulane Military and Veteran Alumni Community to hear updates on current offerings and events, and exciting initiatives. Special guests and speakers, tailgate menu, cash bar and more! The first 70 guests to check in on Saturday will receive a complimentary game ticket to the Tulane Fan Deck. Additional info and updates will be sent to registrants in the coming weeks. Free to attend, but registration is requested.
Pre-Diwali Celebration
Thursday, November 9, 2023 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CDT | The Broadside
The Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Faculty and Staff Affinity Group invites you to a pre-Diwali celebration.  Come join your friends and colleagues for live music and delicious food! 
Tulane Tuesday: Creole Creamery
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT | LBC 
Wear your Tulane gear each Tuesday and stop by the LBC Main Hallway to get the day's FREE giveaway - Creole Creamery!
Tulane Language Day
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m CDT | LBC
Please join us for a celebration of language and culture at Tulane Language Day (TLD)! This event will celebrate language and culture in unique and exciting ways. Tulane University students, faculty, and staff will embrace the diverse languages offered at the School of Liberal Arts and explore their rich cultural backgrounds.
SoPA Student Organization Presents: New Orleans Pelicans Vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Gameday Meet-up 
Saturday, November 18, 2023 | 4 p.m. to 8 p.m CDT | Smoothie King Center
SoPA students are invited to join the SoPA Student Organization (SoPASO) at the Smoothie King Center to watch the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Complementary tickets will be given to SoPA students and up to one guest each. An RSVP link will be available in the next week.
More Tulane Events
Calendar Section
  • November 6: Priority registration for Spring 2024 begins
  • November 20-26: Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
  • November 27: Classes resume
  • December 1: Spring 2024 Early Enrollment Scholarship deadline
  • December 8: Last day of classes
  • December 11-16: Exam period
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Making Headlines Section
A sample of faculty, staff, and students who are mentioned in local and national news publications. 

Fox: Tulane SOPA Natl Physical Therapy Month 

THRIVEinEDU by Rachelle Dené: Chat with Hazel Woods 

4WWL: Talking About Security and Intelligence in the Middle East Conflict 

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