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Family Weekend 2008 begins today

October 3, 2008

Loyola University New Orleans will host Family Weekend October 3–5, 2008. The cost is $35 per individual, but is complimentary for Loyola students and children under 18. Registration includes Family Weekend events and a commemorative Family Weekend giveaway. Admission to the performance of “The Bug” on Sunday, Oct. 5, is not included in the registration.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (800) 798-ALUM, (504) 861-5454, or e-mail alumni@loyno.edu. To register, please visit http://alumni.loyno.edu/familyweekend2008.

Listed below is the schedule of events:

Friday, Oct. 3

  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parents Registration. Office of Co-Curricular Programs, Lower Level, Danna Student Center.
  • 9:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Shadow your son or daughter to class. 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. classes; 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. classes; 11:30 a.m.– 12:20 p.m. classes; 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. classes; 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. classes; 2:30 – 3:20 p.m. classes. Loyola University New Orleans prides itself on its small student/faculty ratio. As such, some classroom space availability may be limited. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you for your consideration.
  • Noon. Join members of the Loyola community at one of our daily Masses. St. Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall, first floor.
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Celebrating Haitian Tradition, Celebrating Diversity! Join Loyola’s Office of Mission and Ministry in the Peace Quad for some good times and an introduction to a unique culture as the university wraps up Loyola Week 2008. Enjoy carnival games and cultural dishes to the unique sound of a steel-drum band. Peace Quad.
  • 4 – 5 p.m. “Loyola is a Jesuit University—what does that mean?” This fascinating lecture will be led by the Rev. James Bradley, S.J., Multimedia Room 1, Monroe Library, first floor.
  • 5 – 7 p.m. Family Weekend Fais Do Do. We guarantee “you’re gonna have big fun” at this Louisiana-style celebration, featuring music by the Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, dancing, socializing, and of course, Cajun and Creole cuisine, with a special appearance by Audubon Zoo’s Wetland Express. University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., vice presidents, college deans and other members of the faculty, staff and administration will be on hand to welcome you to campus. Academic Quad, between Marquette Hall and Bobet Hall.
  • 7:30 p.m. The Complete Prokofiev Sonata Series, Performance 1. Professor and pianist John Murphy will present the first of a three-part series that features the piano sonatas of Sergei Prokofiev. In this event, he will perform sonatas #1, 5, and 6. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex.

Saturday, Oct. 4

  • 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Registration continues. Office of Co-Curricular Programs, Lower Level, Danna Student Center.
  • 8:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. “Fun, Facts, and Fables—All About New Orleans” Bus Tour. Learn about three centuries of life in the Crescent City as a professional guide leads you on a memorable tour through historic New Orleans. Space is limited. Participants meet at Loyola’s Freret Street entrance. Each tour lasts approximately two and a half hours.
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m. Loyola Symphony Orchestra Concert. Join us for an evening of classical music performed by students in the College of Music and Fine Arts, conducted by Jean Montes. This event is free. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex.
  • 9 – 11 p.m. Sweet Laughs. Join us for a night of New Orleans-style desserts and comedy. Satchmo’s, Danna Student Center, Lower Level.
  • All day. Family Time Explore New Orleans. Be a part of the new New Orleans! What to do in New Orleans? Do as the New Orleanians do: indulge, savor and celebrate! Indulge your senses, savor New Orleans’ rich cultural experience, and celebrate everything that still makes New Orleans America’s most unique, authentic and enthralling destination. Enjoy all that our city has to offer by spending time as a family. For more information about life in New Orleans, please visit www.loyno.edu/parents.

Sunday, Oct. 5

  • 9 a.m. Family Weekend Mass. University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., celebrant. St. Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall.
  • 9:30 a.m. Conversation with University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J. Fr. Wildes invites you to share your thoughts during this open discussion session directly following Mass. St. Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall.
  • 10 a.m. – noon. Jazz Brunch. The perfect close to Family Weekend! University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., and the university deans invite you to a festive, leisurely New Orleans-style buffet brunch with a side of jazz by Loyola students. Drop by anytime and enjoy a mimosa or glass of champagne before you leave town. Make sure you don’t miss this event! Orleans Room, Danna Student Center.
  • 2 p.m. “The Bug” by Richard Strand. Join Loyola’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance as they kick off the 2008 – 2009 season with Richard Strand’s “The Bug.” Lower Depths Theater, Communications/Music Complex. Tickets are $8 and available at the box office or online at http://cmfa.loyno.edu/box-office.

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