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Commencement Schedules for NOLA's Universities

For some portions of the City, this time of year is not Fest Season, but Commencement Season. Caps and gowns have already taken flight at Dillard and SUNO, but Tulane, Loyola, UNO, and Xavier will all be distributing sheepskins in the days ahead. With dozens of events, it’s easy to be confused. NoDef has the full schedules for the local schools below.

FQF: Apps & Apprentices

The French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron is a celebration of the Vieux Carré (or Old Square), but there is plenty of focus on the new. In 2016, the fest teamed up with GE Digital to update the festival’s mobile app. The cutting edge improvements help fans- and lets GE Digital give back to the community.

Reading: Laura Mullen & Afton Wilky

by Sara Slaughter for Room 220

The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop will host a reading by Laura Mullen & Afton Wilky at 8p.m. tonight (3.09), at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus, Liberal Arts Building, Room 197. The reading will be followed by a Q&A, book signing, and brief reception. The event is supported in part by Poets & Writers.

Fire on the Bayou (Magazine)

By Sara Slaughter for Room 220

Carnival is over for 2016 and it's time to focus our creativity on content not costumes. Bayou Magazine will celebrate the launch of Issue 64 at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at Saturn Bar (3067 St. Claude Ave.). Issues of the magazine will be available for sale. The event will also feature a DJ, raffle prizes, games, and more.

Quit Your Fossin'

UNO Prez Peter Fos Steps Down

During his two and a half tenure as president of the University of New Orleans (UNO) Peter Fos has overseen a series of high profile cuts. On Monday (8.31), the university chief announced one more cut: himself. Fos will step down as President on January 1, 2016.

The Doc Is In

True Orleans Film Fest Celebrates Non-Fiction

Are tired of the typical summer fare of paperback novels? This weekend, Shotgun Cinema’s True Orleans Film Festival will brush aside fiction in favor of three days of documentaries at UNO’s Nims Theatre. The event will feature five features, four panels, and lots of shorts. 

Bringing the Blues: NOPD Leases Training Space from UNO, Intros Recruits

By Lucy Leonard

Help is on the way for NOLA’s strapped police force. On Tuesday (6.23) afternoon, the New Orleans Police Department, in conjunction with the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation and the University of New Orleans, announced the launch of the newest police recruit class. These 33 recruits will be training at a new facility at the UNO Research and Technology Park while the current training academy is remodeled. The $2.4 million renovation is scheduled to begin later this year.  

Digging For Answers

Site of Royal Street Collapse Yields Archaeological Sandbox

New Orleans is a city that knows a bit about finding silver linings. So, when a historic building collapsed last October, the University of New Orleans’ Dr. Ryan Gray also received an opportunity. The urban archaeologist is now leading a team of students in a rare excavation within the French Quarter.

Graduation Party Stickup

Graduation is often accompanied by grousing about money spent and debts incurred. The dough was a bit more poignant at a graduation party by UNO on Saturday (5.16) morning. Authorities say that one graduation fete was the scene of a stickup.

State of Play: Theatre Listings 4.22– 4.29

Compiled by Michael Martin

With the onset of Jazz Fest, the spring theatre season has slowed down a bit. Yet, there are still performances to be had. At the universities, tis' the time for student projects. A master puppeteer is in town and Tennessee Williams is still on the docket at Anthony Bean. Click through for full listings.

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