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 Tulane Empowers

Nonstop excitement under way at Helluva Hullabaloo Auction
“Downton Abbey” tour, World Series tickets and a Super Bowl raffle are among items at the 12th annual auction benefiting Tulane student-athletes and Empowers programs.
 
Food as medicine
Things are cooking at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine where students are learning how to use food as medicine and teaching community members nutrition skills. View the video.
 
Inspiring teens for healthcare careers
Instead of watching “ER” on TV, this group of high school students learned directly from medical students what it might be like to be doctors.
 
Passion for social work leads her to South Africa
December social work grad Leah Krandel implements a weekly feeding scheme for her global field placement.
 
PitchNOLA finds winner in ‘The Well’
Plan for an integrative medical practice wins “elevator-pitch” competition for ventures to spur social change in New Orleans.
 
Program Plants Youth on Urban Tract
Blue Cross Blue Shield and Whole Foods sponsor Grow Dat Youth Farm, a project of Tulane City Center.

Band grad hands down one role, gains another

An environmental biology master's candidate, Catherine Wilcoxson will return in August to train band members to perform a new season of pregame and halftime shows 

May 7, 2013  

Erika Herran
eherran@tulane.edu 

Over the past five years, Catherine Wilcoxson hasn't just played trumpet for the Tulane University Marching Band, she's learned what it takes to be a leader. During her time at Tulane, Wilcoxson has marched in the drum line during Mardi Gras parades, performed with the Tulane Jazz Ensemble and, at this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, she accompanied pianist Jesse McBride

Wilcoxson, who is graduating next month with a master's degree in environmental biology, credits a marching band scholarship for helping her discover a talent for teaching younger musicians. And as section leader, she's been an essential part of the team, says Barry Spanier, director of bands. 

"We expect a lot from our more experienced band members, and Catherine has exceeded our expectations every time," says Spanier, who recently launched a marching band endowment  to support student awards, uniforms, instruments and travel costs. More... 

 

 

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