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November 21, 2008 Issue

Loyola welcomes new Alumni Relations director

Loyola University New Orleans is pleased to announce the appointment of Monique Gaudin Gardner, J.D., to director of Alumni Relations.

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Loyola Ballet presents "The Nutcracker Suite" tonight and Saturday

The Loyola Ballet will present a holiday concert featuring Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" and other contemporary and character works. "The Nutcracker Suite" will be accompanied by the Loyola Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Jean Mont├Ęs.

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Loyola sings in the season with Christmas celebration

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the holiday season with the annual Christmas at Loyola musical celebration on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., at Holy Name of Jesus Church, located at 6367 St. Charles Ave. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Moot Court team advances to finals

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Moot Court Team won the regional competition of the 59th Annual National Moot Court Competition at U.S. District Court in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 15. The competition is hosted by the Bar Association of New York. Loyola last won the regionals in 2006.

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Governor Bobby Jindal appoints Loyola student to juvenile justice advisory board

David Zoller, a Loyola University New Orleans political science major and senator in the Student Government Association, has been appointed to the Louisiana Governor's Advisory Board of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Office of Public Affairs and the 2008 Bateman team take home honors from PRSA New Orleans

The work of Loyola University New Orleans' Office of Public Affairs and the 2008 Bateman team received recognition last night during the Public Relations Society of America's New Orleans chapter Anvil Awards banquet.

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"How a Book is Made" debuts in Loyola's Diboll Art Gallery

Selections from the special collections of Loyola University New Orleans' Monroe Library and contemporary examples by national and international artists will be featured in the upcoming exhibit "How a Book is Made" to be shown in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Loyola's Monroe Library.

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Peace committee calls for student projects on world peace

The Student Coordinating Committee for World Peace at Loyola University New Orleans will host the first annual Student Peace Conference, an interdisciplinary summit dedicated to global peace, the week of March 23, 2009. Along with speakers, community action programs and cultural events, there will be an academic component in which all students are invited to present a paper or project on the subject of peace.The deadline for submissions is Monday, Dec. 15, 2008.

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Tuszynski's three-point play propels Wolfpack to best start in 55 years

Wolfpack junior forward Nick Tuszynski scored a lay-up with 31 seconds remaining while being fouled and hit the ensuing free throw to push the Wolfpack to a 78-77 win over the Philander Smith Panthers Tuesday night at The Den. The victory pushed the Wolfpack record to 4-0 for the first time since the 1953-54 season.

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Kathy Barnett presents paper in Nevada

Kathy Barnett, Ph.D., associate professor of management, presented a paper at the conference for the Association of Business Communication in Incline Village, Nevada.

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John Biguenet's "Rising Water" produced across the country

John Biguenet, Robert Hunter Distinguished University Professor, was named Theatre Person of the Year and his play "Rising Water" was named Best Original Play at the 2008 Big Easy Theatre Awards. "Rising Water" has been produced in the last six months in numerous locations across the country.

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Wing Fok serves as keynote speaker at Asian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Gala

Wing M. Fok, Ph.D., the Henry J. Engler, Jr., Distinguished Professor in Management, served as the keynote speaker for the inaugural Asian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Gala on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Jing Li to present paper at annual meeting this month

Management Professor Jing Li, Ph.D., will present a paper at the Association for Global Business 2008 annual meeting this month.

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Loyola trio named to All-GCAC volleyball team

The Wolfpack volleyball's team season may have ended this past weekend, but the awards continue to roll in. Mary Seals, Sarah Howard and Gina Gill were all named to the GCAC All-Conference Team.

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Kate Lawrence appointed new board member to Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education

Kate Lawrence, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing, is a new member of the board of directors for Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education.

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Daphne Main published in tax journal

Accounting Professor Daphne Main, Ph.D., and two external colleagues published "Depreciation and Section 179 Deductions Get a One Year Boost in 2008" in the June issue of Practical Tax Strategies.

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MBA Director Kendra Reed appointed to editorial board

MBA Director Kendra Reed, Ph.D., was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and is the faculty athletic representative for the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.

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Stuart Wood published in international journal

Economics Professor J. Stuart Wood, Ph.D., published "The Finance of Katrina" in the International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 35, Numbers 7 and 8, 2008, pp. 579-589.

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