Tuesday, November 24, 2009

HU Players & Co. Presents "Dearly Departed"

Elicia McCray as Suzanne

and Kenyon Parson as Junior

The Hampton University Players and Company proudly presents the hilarious comedy “Dearly Departed” by David Botrell and Jessie Jones. The production will be held on Dec. 4-6 in Armstrong Hall’s Little Theater at HU. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee opens at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, children and students, and admission for HU students is free.

Family should be the source of comfort and emotional support when a loved one dies. The Turpin Family is the exception. In this comedy, the limits of family love are tested and redefined. From a dysfunctional family to a cadre of eccentric friends, the audience will learn that funerals consist of more than potato salad and flowers. Dearly Departed shows how the definition of family far extends genetics.

Dr. Robin Boisseau, an assistant professor of theater, serves as director for “Dearly Departed.” In his 22nd year, C. Perry Otto will serve as scenic and light designer for the production. Destiny Gordon, a senior technical theatre major from Camden, N.J., will serve as costume designer.

For ticket information, please contact the HU Box Office at 757.727.5236 or 757.727.5402.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

HU President Appointed to NCAA Presidential Search Committee

Dr. William R. Harvey

Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey, who is a member of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and its executive committee, has also been appointed to serve on the search committee to select the next president of the NCAA. The six-person presidential search committee will select a national search firm and intend to identify the next president prior to fall 2010. The president will replace the late Myles Brand, remembered as a towering figure who as NCAA president redefined the role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education.

“Dr. Harvey has been appointed by his peers and charged with overseeing the operations in the NCAA’s search for a new president. His colleagues have a lot of confidence in his leadership and we are very fortunate to have his support,” said NCAA Interim President James L. Isch, NCAA senior vice-president for administration and CFO.

“Bill brings a history and a level of integrity to this organization as it searches for a new president,” said Wallace I. Renfro, NCAA vice president and senior advisor to the president.

“I look forward to serving the NCAA in this search as we have some big shoes to fill,” said Harvey. “This is a historic moment as we search for a person of leadership, integrity and dedication to become president of the organization which governs and directs collegiate sports in this country.”

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. It is comprised of institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals committed to the best interests, education and athletics participation of student-athletes.