The Department of Theatre at Delgado Community College announces its latest production, The Little Lamb Who Cried Wolf, written and directedby Michael Aaron Santos. The Little Lamb Who Cried Wolf will be performed by students from Delgado’s Theatre Program.

The Little Lamb Who Cried Wolf is the second installment in Santos’s Aesop Cycle, a project designed to adapt and reimagine five of Aesop’s famed fables into full-length plays for young audiences. The Race through Darkwood Forest, inspired by The Tortoise and the Hare, marked the first of this series and premiered in November 2011.

Inspired by Aesop’s fable with a similar title, The Little Lamb Who Cried Wolf tells the story of Savannah, a ewe that feels disenfranchised with being “just another sheep” in her village of Sheltered Skies. That all changes the day three strange sheep show up (who are actually wolves in sheep’s clothing) claiming that a pack of wolves have ransacked their village atop Blissful Mountain, and have taken the rest of their “flock” as prisoners. Savannah’s uncle, Sampson, fooled by the canine commander, Voltaire, agrees to aid in a rescue attempt. Savannah, in a quest to find out the real truth, sets out with her fellow ewe, Sage, to save her fellow sheep from the danger they now face. A fantastical journey ensues, complete with activist deer, mind control machines, mischievous monkeys and a mad scientist albatross, all culminating into a climatic revelation of the truth.

The production staff includes: scene design by Jim Means, light and sound design by Tom Dawson, costume design by Veronica Russell, and choreography by Nicole Buckels.

Opening night is Tuesday, April 22, at the Delgado Drama Hall on the Delgado City Park Campus, 615 City Park Avenue, third floor, in New Orleans.

The production will run for one week only: Tuesday, April 22, through Sunday, April 27. Curtain times for all performances except Sunday are at 7:00 p.m. Sunday’s performance will be a matinee at 3:00 p.m. There will be an additional matinee on Saturday, April 26, at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 for Delgado students, faculty and staff; $5 for children age 15 or under. For reservations or additional information, call 504-671-6360.

From left: John Gore, Edward Smith, Dwight Doughty, Anthony Coco, Steven Waldren, Jowharah Thompson, Tara Gehrkin.

From left: Miles Hendler, Chelsea Blunt, Olivia Ros.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Delgado Community College are hosting a special event for small business people in the greater New Orleans region: “Getting Back 2 Business: Small Business Community Outreach and Matchmaking Event.”

Become informed about the Federal contracting process and opportunities for contracts with HHS.

The event is scheduled on April 17, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Delgado City Park Campus, Student Life Center.

Pre-registration is required. There is a limit of two representatives per company. There is no cost to register.

Online registration is available at: http://www.hhs.gov/smallbusiness.

If you have questions, contact Linda Waters: linda.waters@hhs.gov, (202) 690-8457.

Achieve financial literacy at a boot camp scheduled April 21 at Delgado.

Here are some of the Delgado musicians who are performing at the 2014 French Quarter Festival.

Thursday, April 10:

5:30 pm           Delgado Music Faculty members Peter Cho, Jay Hagan, David Phy, and Ray Moore will be performing with the National WWII Museum’s Victory Big Band on the Jackson Square Stage

8:00 pm           Faculty Member Peter Cho will be performing with the James Rivers Movement at the Royal Sonesta Hotel at Irvin Mayfield’s Playhouse Presents Stage

Saturday, April 12:

11:00 am         Faculty Member Corinne Walters will be performing with the Universe Jazz Band on the 700 Bourbon Street Stage

11:00 am         Faculty Member Steven Edwards and members of the Delgado Chorus will be performing with the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans on the Classical Music Stage

12:45 pm         Faculty Member Michael Skinkus performs with the Honey Island Swamp Band on the Abita Beer Stage

3:15 pm           Faculty Members Corinne Walters and David Phy will be performing with Lena Prima on the Riverfront “Louis Louis” Stage

3:45 pm           Faculty Member Jesse Boyd will be performing with Charmaine Neville at the Jackson Square Stage

7:15 pm           Alumnus Keiko Komaki will be performing with the Brassaholics on the Louis Louis Stage

7:30 pm           Faculty Member Wayne Maureau will be performing with Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters on the Abita Beer Stage

Sunday, April 13:

12:30 pm         Faculty Member Jesse Boyd will be performing with Jeremy Davenport at the Jackson Square Stage

1:45 pm           Jazz Ensemble members Rhodes Spedale, Carl Meyer, Frank Wagner, and Rene Coman will be performing with Rhodes Spedale and Cool Breeze at the Rick’s 315 Stage

Learn more at http://fqfi.org/frenchquarter.

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Delgado Community College History Instructor Alan G. Gauthreaux, of the West Bank Campus, has represented the college at a variety of events surrounding the release of his new book, Italian Louisiana: History, Heritage, and Tradition.  

On March 12, Gauthreaux made a presentation before receptive audiences at Louisiana’s State Old Capitol building, where members of the Italian population crowded the theater to hear the author speak.

He also appeared at the Jefferson Parish Library’s East Bank Regional Branch on April 2, where he shared with the audience, which included members of the East Jefferson Italian American Society, the history of the Italian struggle to assimilate into Louisiana society after the American Civil War.

In addition to book signings around the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Hammond and Mandeville areas in the coming weeks, Gauthreaux will soon appear on WRBH radio in New Orleans for a book discussion forum.

The author credits a colleague, Delgado Professor of Criminal Justice Daryl Hippensteel, Ph.D., for his contributions to the success of the book and his encouragement with future projects.

For a complete, updated schedule of events where Gauthreaux will be speaking or signing his work, follow him on Twitter @Italian_Louisia or on Facebook at Italian Louisiana.

"Friday Night Fastball" starts on April 4. Don’t miss the debut of this new sports program brought to you by WGNO/WNOL and Delgado Community College!

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Delgado Community College was well represented during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), March 22-28. Dr. Monty Sullivan, president of LCTCS, moderated an alumni roundtable lunch discussion with Amos Winbush III at the Ruby Slipper Café, which is owned by program alumnus Erich Weishaupt. Sullivan and Winbush also participated in a Fireside Chat at Gallier Hall. Both events were also attended by three representatives from Goldman Sachs.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program alumni pictured at the Ruby Slipper event on March 26 (left to right): Paul Irons, Elite Property Management & Investment; Joaneane Smith, Global Commerce & Services; Marques Celestine, Jackson-Noble; Dr. Monty Sullivan; Amos Winbush III; Angelica Rivera, Comex Construction; Erich Weishaupt, the Ruby Slipper Café; Iam Tucker, Integrated Logistical Support, Inc.; and Malin Matrejean, Malin Construction Company.

Dr. Monty Sullivan with Amos Winbush III at the Fireside Chat at Gallier Hall.

For more information about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, go to www.dcc.edu/10ksb.

The Delgado Community College Foundation held the 2014 Roast of the Town fundraising event on Friday, March 28, at the Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre in downtown New Orleans. Educators and civic leaders from the greater New Orleans region and around Louisiana enjoyed a gourmet dinner provided by top local restaurants, as they came together to promote and support Delgado while experiencing an evening of comedic entertainment.

The event roasted Dr. Joe May, former President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Roasters included Robert Adley, Senator, District 36; Leon L. Giorgio Jr., President and CEO of Select Properties Ltd., and Vice Chairman of the Delgado Foundation Board; John Young, President of Jefferson Parish; and Dr. Monty Sullivan, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Delgado Interim Chancellor Deborah Lea gave remarks as well.

Eric Paulsen of WWL-TV News was the emcee.

Eric Paulsen with Dr. Joe May.

Dr. Joe May, left, with Foundation Board members Woody Oge, center, and William Sizeler.

Chef Vance Roux of Delgado Culinary arts prepares an appetizer.

Items for the silent auction on display.

Fine Arts students from Delgado Community College locations in New Orleans, the West Bank and the Northshore are presenting their work to the public in an exhibition opening on April 10 and continuing through April 24 at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery on the City Park Campus of Delgado Community College.

There will be an opening reception of the Fine Arts Student Exhibition on Thursday, April 10, 6 – 8 p.m.

The Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery is located at 615 City Park Avenue in New Orleans, Building 1, third floor. Gallery hours are Monday – Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge. For further information contact Brenda Hanegan, gallery director, at 504-671-6377, bhaneg@dcc.edu.

Head Coach Joe Scheuermann of Delgado Baseball will join WGNO-TV Sports Director Ed Daniels on a new high school baseball show starting this Friday, April 4.

Ever wondered if you have what it takes to be on TV or radio, or to work in media? Delgado Community College public relations students are offering a chance for high school and college students to find out April 9. 

Discover Delgado Student Media Day will be Wednesday, April 9, in the City Park Campus Student Life Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  WGNO’s Tyler Wing will emcee with celebrity guest Trombone Shorty at 11 a.m. 

Students will have the chance to be on camera with Delgado TV, record for radio with Dolphin Radio, and play Pictionary and trivia with The Dolphin newspaper staff. 

Students will spin for a prize if they participate in media events to test their skills. Prizes include gift certificates for movies and  restaurants, USB car chargers and more.

This event is in conjunction with Discover Delgado Day for visiting high school seniors sponsored by the Delgado Office of Admissions. In addition to helping showcase what Delgado’s programs have to offer new students, it is a way to let current students know about Delgado student media.

“When we conducted a survey of Delgado students two years ago, we found that most did not know we have a radio station, TV production or student newspaper,” Dolphin Editor Seth Mattei said.  “We launched a campaign to raise awareness of our three student media outlets.  We have an online live portal for the newspaper at delgadodolphin.net and a scavenger hunt with online clues to promote followers for the online paper, and you can listen to Dolphin Radio online at dolphinradio.org.”

Students at Delgado can get immediate hands-on experience writing for the newspaper, hosting a radio show or working with state-of-the-art TV production.  There are even opportunities to be a news anchor or sports commentator for live Delgado sports events.

Students from the Public Relations Issues and Strategies (MSCM 242) class are conducting the awareness campaign for Delgado student media as a service-learning project.  Service learning teaches course material through hands-on activities.

“This is the best way to learn PR concepts, since the book won’t provide answers to what you run into with real-life situations,” public relations student Mel Benyahia said. “You learn more by doing than by just reading about it.”

For more information, contact Susan Hague at (504) 491-5315.

Forty years ago today, April 1, 1974, Hank Aaron hit a home run at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium, home of the Delgado Dolphins. Two games later, in Atlanta, Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record for the most home runs in Major League Baseball history! Read about it on Delgado’s Community blog: Hammerin’ Hank & Kirsch-Rooney…40 Years Later.

When you’re on Facebook, be sure to like Delgado’s Community Blog! Thank you.

Hank Aaron, courtesy NOLA.com/The Times Picayune

Delgado Community College practical nursing students visited the Louisiana State Capitol yesterday, where they offered free blood pressure screenings and information about quitting smoking. The students were recognized by the House of Representatives in the afternoon. SGA representatives from Delgado also spent the day at the Capitol, where they met with legislators and public officials. The visits were part of the annual Delgado Day at the State Capitol.

More photos are available on the Delgado Facebook page and the LCTCS Facebook page.

Delgado SGA representatives with LCTCS President Monty Sullivan at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Free blood pressure screenings by Delgado practical nursing students at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Delgado practical nursing students being recognized by the House of Representatives at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Delgado practical nursing students at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Be sure to visit Delgado’sCommunity blog to read about all things Delgado and New Orleans. Here are the most recent posts.:

Melanie Deffendall: Champion for Women

Student Success Snapshot- Robert Gassiot

Delgado Baseball…still going strong!

Gumbo Lesson

Whole Foods, Whole New Orleans

Delgado’s Community Footprint is Growing

Thirty-Year Mardi Gras Tradition Celebrated in Reserve

Mardi Gras 2014

A Typical Mardi Gras Day

New Projects Coming Soon To City Park

Remembering Rags

Restaurant Review – Mo Pho

Contributors now posting on Community include the Delgado Public Relations and Marketing team as well as faculty and staff volunteers. Anyone who would like to contribute should contact Tony Cook at 504-671-5478, tcook@dcc.edu.

Thank you for being part of our Community!

In the News

On March 21, three members of the Community blog team presented a session at the national conference of NCMPR, the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. Titled “Birth of a Blog,” the session focused on all aspects of creating, maintaining and promoting a blog focusing on campus-community connections. About 75 professionals from around the country attended the session, where they were presented with Mardi Gras beads on behalf of New Orleans and Delgado Community College.

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Pictured following their presentation at last week’s national conference of NCMPR, the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, left to right, from Delgado Public Relations and Marketing: Hilton Guidry, webmaster; Tony Cook, assistant director; Leslie Salinero, publications coordinator.

Delgado Community College and Nicholls State University are working together to brand south Louisiana as a culinary education destination.

At the inaugural Dinner of the Century fundraiser for Nicholls, held on Sunday, March 23, officials from both institutions signed a memorandum of understanding making it easier for culinary students to cross-enroll at Nicholls and Delgado, as well as to seamlessly transfer between both schools. Scholarships will also be created to help Delgado associate’s degree graduates continue their education by working toward a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls.

The agreement will pave the way for future initiatives such as additional online classes for culinary students through Nicholls Online and the Delgado Community College Distance Learning Program, and the sharing of faculty and resources between the institutions.

Nicholls is the only university in Louisiana to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary arts. At its founding in 1994, the culinary bachelor’s degree was the first of its kind at a public university in the United States. Delgado’s two-year program provides the technical skills necessary to enter the culinary and hospitality workforce, while Nicholls’ bachelor’s degree program builds on those skills to train students in business and restaurant management.

Nicholls State University and Delgado Community College signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday, March 23, making it easier for culinary students to cross-enroll at Nicholls and Delgado, as well as to seamlessly transfer between both schools. The agreement was signed at the inaugural Dinner of the Century in New Orleans, a fundraiser benefiting the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls. Dinner of the Century celebrates dinners of the past. This year’s event commemorated the 200th anniversary of the “Defense of Fort McHenry,” the poem that would eventually become our national anthem, by recreating a dinner by President James Madison and his wife, Dolley.

Pictured, left to right: Deborah Lea, Interim Chancellor of Delgado Community College; James Madison, as played by John Douglas Hall; Dolley Madison, as played by Lynn Uzzel; Dr. Bruce Murphy, Nicholls president; and Chef John Folse.