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December 5, 2008 Issue

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 this 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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Ann H. Cary selected for prestigious national fellowship

Ann H. Cary, director and professor in the Loyola University School of Nursing, was named a 2008 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. This fellowship program focuses on leading the country's health care system into the 21st century. Cary was one of 20 nurses in an executive leadership role to receive the fellowship this year.

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Loyola visual arts alumnus performs installation on campus

Loyola University New Orleans visual arts alumnus Butch Merigoni will present an original performance installation titled "1986" on Friday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Peace Quad located in front of the Danna Student Center.

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Monroe Library gets a new look

The first floor of Loyola University New Orleans' J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library, known as the Learning Commons, has recently received a makeover.

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JSRI and Law Clinic combine efforts to assist Guatemalans

In July 2008, Loyola's Jesuit Social Research Institute partnered with the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice to provide a series of workshops on U.S. immigration law and policy for law students and faculty at Universidad Rafael Landivar and its extension campuses in Guatemala.

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Institutional Advancement announces four new appointments

Christopher Wiseman, Ph.D., associate vice president for major gifts at Loyola University New Orleans, announces the appointment of four new major gifts officers for Institutional Advancement.

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University Bookstore welcomes Ivon Fascio as store manager

Ivon Fascio recently was hired as store manager for the Loyola University Bookstore. Fascio brings with her more than 20 years of experience in retail management, including supervision of both local and regional retail operations.

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"STePs HoME" are an illuminating tribute to Katrina experience

Artist Dawn Dedeaux has chosen Loyola University New Orleans as a host to her city-wide exhibit "STePs HoME." The steps, which illuminate at night, can be seen on the lawn in front of the Communications/Music Complex, on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street.

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Loyola duo named GCAC players of the week

The Gulf Coast Atlantic Conference named Ryan Brock and Trenese Smith Player of the Week for men's and women's basketball, respectively, for the week ending Nov. 29.

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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. 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.

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Loyola's Brock scores 33 in win over Carver Bible

Loyola's Ryan Brock scored a game high 33 points as the Wolfpack defeated Carver Bible College 79-72 Monday afternoon in the Carter Gymnasium on the Carver campus.

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Loyola students present at tropical medicine meeting

Two Loyola biological sciences students, Nick de la Rua and Jonathan Kurtz, will present results of their research on Chagas disease at the 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Dec. 7-11, at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans.

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Wolfpack's Falcone named to NAIA Scholar-Athlete list

Loyola's Madeline Falcone was named to the 2008 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete list.

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