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January 30, 2009 Issue

Loyola Opera Theatre performs Donizetti's comedy "The Elixir of Love"

Melody and magic meet in Loyola University New Orleans Opera Theatre's presentation of Donizetti's comic opera, "The Elixir of Love." Stage director David Morelock and music director Carol Rausch will lead the cast and live orchestra in two performances on Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 1, at 3 p.m.

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New Orleans judge to receive highest honor from Loyola College of Law

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnus and adjunct professor, retired Judge Calvin Johnson, is the recipient of the 2009 St. Ives Award, the highest honor awarded by the College of Law Alumni Association.

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"The Recording of America" debuts in Loyola's Diboll Art Gallery

Printmaking works from the Herbert D. Halpern collection in New Orleans will be featured in the upcoming exhibit "The Recording of America" to be shown in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Loyola's Monroe Library. "The Recording of America" will run Feb. 5 - Mar. 26. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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Faculty members honored for 25 years of service at Loyola University New Orleans

During the Loyola faculty and staff spring convocation at Loyola University New Orleans on Jan. 23, University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., recognized nine members of the faculty who have completed 25 years of service.

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Loyola alumna returns to speak with graphic design students

Samia Saleem, founder and member of New York-based design firm Corpus NYC and a Loyola alumna, will present a lecture in Nunemaker Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. The lecture is free to attend.

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College of Music string faculty perform chamber concert Tuesday

Loyola University New Orleans College of Music faculty members Allen Nisbet, Bruce Owen and Amy Thiaville, along with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Elizabeth Overweg, will present a string quartet concert featuring the music of Mozart and Beethoven on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall

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Faculty Senate awards four professors at convocation

During the Loyola University New Orleans faculty and staff spring convocation on Jan. 23, the University Faculty Senate honored four of its colleagues with prestigious awards.

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Whistleblower gives lecture "What the Tobacco Industry Doesn't Want You to Know"

The Health Education at Loyola committee or HEAL and the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living welcome Victor DeNoble, Ph.D., to Loyola to present "What the Tobacco Industry Doesn't Want You to Know" on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Piano professor performs part two of Prokofiev Piano Sonata Series

Professor and pianist John R. Murphy will present the second concert in his three-part series highlighting the piano sonatas of Sergei Prokofiev on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus.

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Loyola community sends notes of encouragement, advice to President Obama

"Remember the words spoken to Spiderman, Mr. President, 'With great power comes great responsibility.' Good luck!" wrote Loyola student Mark Johnson to President Barack Obama on Inauguration Day. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Loyola University Bookstore offered stamped postcards addressed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., to any student, faculty or staff member who wished to send a personal note to the new president.

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Loyola theatre presents "The Scene," a comedy about ego, showbiz and a little black dress

"The Scene," a fierce, edgy and scathing comedy by Theresa Rebeck, will open the Loyola University New Orleans 2009 spring theatre season. Directed by Artemis Preeshl, "The Scene" is a modern and sharply written variation of a marital love triangle and is full of people in the scene, on the scene and desperate for the scene.

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Whelan Children's Center celebrates Valentine's Day

The Loyola University New Orleans Bookstore is celebrating Valentine's Day by helping children from the Whelan Children's Center make Valentine's cards for retired Jesuits in residence on campus.

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Loyola recycling to set up one-time collection for metal items

This February, Loyola University New Orleans Recycling will arrange a one-time pick up of metal material in an effort to increase environmental awareness and sustainability on campus. The types of metal that will be accepted are aluminum, steel, iron, brass, lead and copper.

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Mass Communication head elected to two important posts

Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D., interim director of the School of Mass Communication and the Loyola chair of Environmental Communications in the College of Social Sciences, was elected president of the Louisiana Children's Museum board of directors for 2009-10. He was also elected to co-chair the steering committee of the Early Learning Village, a subsidiary of the LCM to be constructed in City Park.

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College of Business introduces freshmen to business mentors

The Loyola University New Orleans Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business and the Career Development Center hosted the Executive Mentor Networking Night on Thursday, Jan. 22, which introduced college freshmen to professionals in the business community in a social setting.

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Loyola awards Marquette Faculty Fellowships

Loyola University New Orleans has awarded six 2009 Marquette Faculty Fellowships and five 2009 Marquette New Faculty Fellowships to faculty members to support two months of full-time work on scholarly or creative projects during summer 2009. Edward J. Kvet, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced the recipients at Spring Convocation on Friday, Jan. 23.

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Professor and playwright keeps busy outside of classroom

John Biguenet, Robert Hunter Distinguished University Professor and professor of English in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, has maintained an active schedule outside of the classroom throughout the summer and fall.

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Loyola men's basketball receives votes for third straight week

The Loyola University New Orleans men's basketball team received votes in the 2008-09 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll for the third consecutive week, after finishing the week with a record of 1-1.

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McChesney leads Loyola in sweep of Tougaloo

David McChesney hit three home runs on the afternoon as Loyola completed a GCAC sweep of Tougaloo last Saturday at Segnette Field.

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