New Orleans Events – Thursday, August 13
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Thursday, August 13.
Aug. 13. – Aug. 16 – KAPPA ALPHA PSI — Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. holds its 82nd grand chapter meeting/ conclave in New Orleans through August 16. More than 6,000 are scheduled to participate. Location: Morial Convention Center and Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans.
— 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, will discuss improving African-American student achievement by working across federal agencies and communities, as well as important factors that contribute to the overall academic success of students of color. He also will highlight the Obama Administration's commitment to improving educational outcomes for all students. Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans.
—5:30 p.m. Johns will give closing remarks. Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans.
Aug. 13 – ENGINE TEST — Media opportunity to view a RS-25 engine test, tour Stennis facilities and interview NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne officials. Location: Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, MS
Aug. 13 – CASSIDY – EVENTS — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy in north and central Louisiana.
— 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. He will address the Home Builders Association of Northeast Louisiana. Location: Gilley's Heating and Cooling, LLC, 2100 Cypress Street, West Monroe.
— 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. He will address the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Location: Sai Convention Center, 2301 MacArthur Dr., Alexandria.
— 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. He will hold a town hall meeting in Opelousas. Location: Delta Grand Theatre, 120 South Market St., Opelousas.
Aug. 13 – VITTER – HIGHER EDUCATION — U.S. Sen. David Vitter meets with administrators and students from Louisiana Tech and University of Louisiana at Monroe in two separate events.
— 8:25 a.m. Louisiana Tech press availability. Location: Louisiana Tech, Wyly Tower, 16th Floor Conference Room, Ruston.
— 10:00 a.m. Louisiana-Monroe press availability. Location: Louisiana-Monroe, Library, Media Room, 6th Floor, Monroe.
Aug. 13 – CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS — The Historic District Landmarks Commission holds a public hearing on the proposed relocation of Confederate monuments in New Orleans, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans.
Aug. 13 – CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS II — The Human Relations Commission holds a public hearing on the proposed relocation of Confederate monuments in New Orleans, 6:00 p.m. Location: City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans.
Aug. 13 – TARPON RODEO AWARDS — The awards ceremony for winners of the Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo will be held, 6:00 p.m. Location: Boomtown Casino, Boomers, 4132 Peters Rd., Harvey.