New Orleans Events – Tuesday, Friday, March 27
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, March 27.
BERNARD NOBLE – PETITION — Groups supporting clemency for Bernard Noble, who's serving more than 13 years for possession of 2.8 grams of marijuana, will raise awareness and collect signatures supporting his release, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Location: Starbucks, 7700 Maple St., New Orleans.
UNO – KATRINA RECOVERY — The University of New Orleans hosts a daylong summit on the recovery of New Orleans 10 years after Katrina, 8:30 a.m. Location: UNO Ballroom, 2000 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans.
SPECIAL EDUCATION — The Special Education Advisory panel meets, 9:00 a.m. Location: Claiborne Building, Room 1-36 Thomas Jefferson Room, 1201 N. Third St., Baton Rouge.
BOARD OF REGENTS – STAKEHOLDER TOUR — The Louisiana Board of Regents holds a stakeholder engagement tour, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Location: Southeastern Louisiana University, Student Union Ballroom, 3rd Floor, 303 Texas Ave., Hammond.
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM — The Southern University System Board of Supervisors holds its regular meeting, 9:00 a.m. Location: Southern University, J.S. Clark Administration Building, Board Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Baton Rouge.
TELEMEDICINE – LAFAYETTE — Lafayette Consolidated Government will hold an official ribbon cutting for its new Telemedicine Clinic, 10:00 a.m. Location: City Hall, 705 West University Ave., Lafayette.
CHANGE OF COMMAND — The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk host a change of command ceremony at which Brig. Gen. Timothy P. McGuire will be installed, replacing Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman, 10:00 a.m. Location: Fort Polk, Warrior Field, Fort Polk.
NORTHWESTERN STATE – HENDERSON — Dr. Jim Henderson will be formally invested as Northwestern State University's 18th president, 11:00 a.m. Location: Northwestern State University, A.A. Fredericks Auditorium, Natchitoches.
STARBASE GRADUATION — Graduation day for fifth grade students participating in STARBASE Louisiana, a national science, technology, engineering and mathematics program. Col. Bruce Cox, the new 307th Bomb Wing Commander at Barksdale Air Force Base, will be the guest speaker, 2:00 p.m. Location: Elm Grove Elementary, 1541 Old Highway 71, Elm Grove.
NORTHWESTERN STATE – PRESIDENT — Northwestern State University hosts the second annual President's Command Performance, a spring gala to celebrate the arts in conjunction with investiture ceremonies for President Dr. James Henderson, 7:30 p.m. Location: Northwestern State, A.A. Fredericks Auditorium, Natchitoches.
March 28 – CELEBRATE AFRICA — The Arts Council of New Orleans and AfricaNola present the 4th annual Celebrate Africa Day, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Palmer Park, corner of South Carrollton and South Claiborne, New Orleans.
March 28 – CLEMENTINE HUNTER — Opening reception, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., with Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, of exhibit “The Murals of Clementine Hunter,” which runs through April 30, 2016. Location: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, 800 Front St., Natchitoches.
March 29 – LSU – BLACK SCHOLARS — The LSU Black Faculty and Staff Caucus' 30th annual Black Scholars Awards program will be held to recognize more than 1,000 black students who have achieve a 3.0 grade point average of higher. Location: LSU Student Union Theater, Baton Rouge.