Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter is on campus this morning to announce a new fellowship program for Social Work and Public Health students. This new program is the latest initiative in our long-running and fruitful relationship with the Peace Corps. I have always been proud of the consistently high number of Tulane students who become Peace Corps volunteers.
Such volunteerism seems to be a natural part of Green Wave life. This is evident even when we gather for fun. For instance, many Tulane alumni of all ages will return to New Orleans Oct. 26-28, as we kick off "Wave '07," our first-ever All-Alumni Reunion weekend. A number of special events are planned around the Homecoming football game but, as the first order of business, visiting alumni will volunteer to help clean up and beautify local schools. For more information on this and other Homecoming reunion activities visit http://reunions.tulane.edu or call 1-888-265-7576.
Speaking of Homecoming, Rachel Kohn, a senior at Tulane and a finalist for Homecoming Court, will be a contestant Tuesday, Oct. 23 on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." The show, with host Meredith Vieira, can be seen locally on WVUE at 11:30 a.m.
Rachel, who is majoring in anthropology and English, said that if she won big on the show she would get Saints season tickets, travel and splurge on designer sunglasses and shoes for both her and her mom.
But just in case the "Millionaire" thing doesn't work out, Rachel and other students may want to visit the Lavin-Bernick Center For University Life Oct. 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. More than 70 representatives from universities throughout the nation will be on hand to discuss graduate and professional school opportunities with interested Tulane students.
Have a great weekend,
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