Tulane Black Student Union

September 2013

Welcome to tBSU !

Welcome back to the crescent city and your new family away from home - The Tulane Black Student Union! As we embark on this journey together, we implore you to explore New Orleans and all of the amazing culture that it has to offer. Your interest in celebrating diversity here on Tulane's campus is why we have tBSU. TBSU is a community for Black Students to come together and create lasting friendships while leaving a legacy on our campus and community.
This year we have have big plans, but none of it is possible without you! We are so excited to see returning and new members to Tulane's Black Student Union. Whether you're an upper classman or a freshman, we invite you to come to our first general body meeting . At this meeting we will introduce our executive board and talk about our upcoming events, how to become a freshman representative, and most importantly give you a chance to meet and make friendships with other Black Students!

First General Body Meeting

Thursday September 12th 8 P.M. OMA Office

(Office of Multicultural Affairs is located in the basement of the LBC suite G04)

About our montly newletter

This year is the first edition of tBSU's monthly newsletter. This news letter will keep you updated on tbsu events, general body meetings, and how to contact us. Along with fellow organizations events, and interesting local festivals on and off campus. Each news letter will highlight a tBSU student of the month that has shown outstanding achievements in academics and/or our surrounding community. We hope that by including inspirational quotes and videos that our news letter will be something you look forward to receiving in your outlook inbox!

If you are interested in volunteering to help write our monthly news letter please let a member of the executive board (e-board) know at our first meeting.

Food for Thought Section

Topic: Innovative ways to bring people together.

Ispirational Quote:

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. - MAYA ANGELOU

"Because I said I would" and the Promise Card

This video covers the story of young man who found a way to honor the memory of his dad through "Promise Cards". This simple but innovative idea makes you take a second thought at how to appreciate the importance of following through with a promise.

"Because I said I would" and the Promise Card

Sihk Brothers "The Society of Indivduality Honor and Knowledge"

Sihk Brothers, started from a highschool club at an arts school in West Palm Beach. The founders of this group are comprised of black and other multicultural students. In less 5 years it has grown into a national website that constantly features new and upcoming artists. The reason we've choose to share this video with you is because it shows how an idea can grow into reality when you set your mind to it. It also shows how communities can be built in many shapes and forms. Be sure to check out the link to their website below the video!

The Society of Individuality Honor & Knowledge

Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma Modern interpertation of "The Swan"

Enjoy this video where the two completely different worlds of classical music and hip hop collide to create a memorable performance.
Fun Fact: Yo-Yo is one of the greatest cellist alive today, and he visited Loyola last year for a free master class for Tulane and Loyola Students.

Opening Ceremony Blog Exclusive - Spike Jonze Presents: Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma
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