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Spring Fest schedule set; Concert guest to be a ‘surprise’

 A “mystery” concert guest. A Player’s Ball. Free tickets for a Tyler Perry movie. A pool party. And community service.

These are some of the weeklong activities scheduled by the Student Government Association for this year’s Spring Fest at Dillard starting Sunday.

According to SGA President Chavalier Sharps, all plans, times and events were being finalized Wednesday night as the Courtbouillon went to press. The event’s theme is “Season Finale: Spring Fest 2010.”

Flyers will be posted with up-to-date information.

Dillard students, among others, will perform at the annual concert, scheduled for Thursday night. However, the SGA did not release the name of the headliner. Last year’s guest was R&B recording artist Chrisette Michele.

Current scheduled plans include:


“Saturday Night Live” at 6 p.m., Lawless Memorial Chapel.


Student Appreciation Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Kearny Lounge. Cold Stone Creamery will conduct demonstrations and provide ice cream.

The day will end with a pool party at 9 p.m. in Dent Hall.


Pep Rally/Sprit Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Kabacoff.

That night, a movie outing at Elmwood AMC Theater, in which students will have the opportunity to see Tyler Perry’s film sequel “Why Did I get Married Too?” Sharps said shuttles will be provided for all students to the free event; if a student wants to attend, he or she must ride the shuttle.

“What we did was rent an entire theater…and we had to pay for each individual seat,” said Sharps. “The only way that they’re going to know that you’re with Dillard University is that you have to ride the shuttle, so you can’t have your transportation.”


A field day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in both Kearny Lounge and Kabacoff. A variety of games and sports, such as kickball and football, will be set up.

“What we’re really going for are the inflatables,” said Sharps.

The Player’s Ball is set for Wednesday night.

“The Player’s Ball is something that was started last year, and we want to continue that on as an SGA tradition,” said Sharps. “People can come out and dress up in their best player’s attire.”

The event will feature a question-and-answer game, during which judges will rate participant responses and their attire. The winner of the ball will then be crowned by the current winner Michael McField.


Plans for a morning event Thursday were being finalized. However, that night, Café du Monde will be on Kabacoff.

“We’re going to have the actual company come to Kabacoff, and they’re going to be making beignets and hot chocolate,” said Sharps.

“We’re going to decorate it to make it look nice and inviting, and then we have a party immediately afterwards,” said Sharps, who encouraged people to come to Thursday’s night event for a special surprise, i.e. the annual concert.


A midnight breakfast will be held in Kearny Lounge from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Spring Fest will end with a day of community service, which will be decided by McField and Miss Dillard Carmelita Foster.

Sharps said the annual fashion will not be held this year because of budget issues.

“We actually had been in the stages of the fashion show itself. We were going out getting the clothes, getting the vendors, having practices with the models, but the budget wouldn’t allow for us to do the fashion show,” said Sharps.

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