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Campus Community Connections 
Keeping Community Partners Connected! 

Campus Community Connections provides valuable and up to date information about opportunities on campus at Tulane and in the community. It also serves as a forum for community partners to make announcements to each other. If your organization has any events or news you would like to promote in the newsletter, please send the information to Teddy Nathan at  


Check Your Online CPS Profile 
The CPS Online is the Center for Public Service's online database. This is a great way to highlight your organization via your profile page. Here you can list important information about your organization, describe your specific volunteer needs, post job descriptions and interact with students, faculty, and other community partners. It's also the best way to stay informed and involved with the CPS. 
Please sign-in here to review your CPS Online Profile to make sure all of your information is up to date and your needs are listed.  If you're unsure if you have a profile page already or you have forgotten your username or password, please email Teddy Nathan at

Also, please create Public Service Activities for Summer 2013 Opportunities.  

How to Make Your Organization More Collaborative
Please join CPS for our second Non-profit Toolkit Workshop of the semester on Friday, March 22, from 9-11 AM, at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center at 1712 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard.

This will be a very special workshop that will provide information, resources, and best practices to help your organization collaborate with other nonprofits and different organizations to address social problems and help achieve your mission.
Our facilitator for the workshop is Myron Rogers. Myron Rogers is an author, speaker and consultant with a practice in large-scale organization change and leadership development.

Please RSVP here!

For more information, please contact  
On Our


Paul Tough Lecture

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Monday, March 11, 2013
6 PM
Dixon Hall, Tulane University

One of the leading voices in the country on the topics of education reform and social innovation and best selling author Paul Tough will be giving a lecture on how "nature" and "nurture" are intertwined and exploring parent-child relationships. Learn more about Paul Tough at Free and open to the public with a book-signing and reception to follow! If you're interested in having a table at this event, please email Teddy Nathan at

50th Anniversary of Desegregation of Tulane Forum and Reception



Wednesday, February 27, 2013
LBC Room 213

This February 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Tulane. Come meet some of the first African Americans to enroll at Tulane and learn about this period in the history of Tulane. A reception will immediately follow the forum. Admission is free and open to the public! For more information contact Carolyn Barber-Pierre at   




In Our Community...

Earth Fest!   



Saturday, March 16, 2013 
Audubon Zoo
10 AM-5PM

The Audubon Zoo presents Earth Fest,
a fun way for zoo visitors to learn
about saving the environment!
Exhibits representing groups
from the non-profit and governmental sectors as well as businesses
involved with environmental
issues will help Zoo visitors answer questions for prizes on the
Earth Quest game. Food and
crafts also available! Recycle
unwanted Mardi Gras beads at
the door for discounted admission!


Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival
tennessee williams

March 20-24, 2013

214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 


Dedicated to American playwright  

and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams, the annual festival held in his honor packs various writing workshops, panel discussions, writing contests, readings, and  

main events honoring Williams' works into five days. For more information on schedule, ticket prices, and speakers, please visit 


Community Bulletin Board 
Here is where any announcements your organization would like to make will be posted for people to see. If you have any announcements that you would like posted here, please email Teddy Nathan at

The Power of Sponsorship: Navigating Your Way to the Top
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Freedman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University
Please join the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University in presenting a lecture by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a professor at School of International and Public Affairs at Colombia University and founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation, one of the leading "think tanks" on diversity and talent management. Admission is free and open to the public! There will be a reception to follow! For more information, contact Jan Muvihilll at

2013 Plant and Tree Sale
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8AM-noon
The Department of Parks and Parkways
2829 Gentilly Blvd.
The New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways with Parkway Partners are hosting the 2013 Annual Plant and Tree sale! Rain or shine, bring your wagons! For more information, contact the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways at

Taste New Orleans, Savor Literacy (to benefit STAIR)
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 5-7 PM
Tulane Campus, LBC Pocket Park, 31 McAlister Drive
Now in it's second year on Tulane's campus, the Taste New Orleans, Savor Literacy event is a great food festival to benefit the STAIR project! Tickets are only $20 for unlimited samplings from restaurants such as Sun Ray Grill, Acme Oyster House, Blue Oak, and many, many more! Enjoy music by the Soul Rebels! There will also be raffle prizes! For tickets visit

Treme Day: 5K + Health and Wellness Fair
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 8AM-1PM
Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School 1301 N. Derbigny Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Come join Clark Prep in their 5K and Health and Wellness Fair! All proceeds go to Clark Prep's Athletic and Enrichment Program, supporting their scholar athletes, musicians, and performers! Adult pre-registration for the race is $20, $25 day of registration. The Health and Wellness Fair begins at 9:30 AM in the Clark Prep gym and cafeteria featuring information booths, seminars, various medical exam demonstrations, along with food, drinks, and music! For more information and to register, please visit

Green Schools Makeover Competition
K-12 Schools across the country are invited to to enter the Green Schools Makeover Competition! Compete for a chance to win $75,000 and Global Green USA's technical assistance in seeing the plans through to completion! For competition rules click here! To learn more about green schools, please visit

Third Annual Gulf Coast Restoration Summit
Friday, April 19, 2013
New Orleans, LA
Join hundreds of government, business, and community leaders to discuss the newest topics on the RESTORE Act and how the Gulf Coast will be affected! Get the latest information on the new BP oil spills claims process for 2013, the $21 billion in RESTORE Act monies, and much more. This all-day regional and national event will consist of top speakers, an exhibition of leading companies, a leadership luncheon, and a VIP leadership reception. Register for this event here! For more information involving speaking, sponsorship, and exhibiting details, please email For more general information about the event, please visit


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