Loyola at a Glance
February 27, 2009 Issue
Broadcaster and best-selling author Tavis Smiley will conduct a series of town hall meetings in conjunction with his 10-city tour in support of his new book, "ACCOUNTABLE: Making America As Good As Its Promise." Smiley will host one of those town hall meetings at Loyola University on Saturday, March 7, from 12 Ė 2 p.m. in Monroe Hall's Nunemaker Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Call the Office of Co-Curricular Programs at 865-3622 to reserve your seats. Tickets can also be picked up in the Office of Co-Curricular Programs, located on the ground floor of the Danna Student Center.
Internationally acclaimed jazz percussionist Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band will kick-off the 40th annual Loyola University Jazz Ensemble Festival with a "Jazz Journey" concert at the university on Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Loyola University New Orleans Jesuit Center and the Alumni Association will present "Sacred Music and Sacred Words," a series of concerts and lectures on Wednesdays in March and April to observe the season of Lent. Each of these free events takes place on Loyola's main campus and is followed by a coffee reception.
Next Friday and Saturday, the Jazz Studies Program at Loyola University New Orleans will present the Loyola Jazz Festival featuring concerts by the Loyola Faculty Jazz Ensemble and the Loyola Jazz Band featuring guest artist Rufus Reid.
Emmy Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Cokie Roberts, H'93, and her daughter, award-winning public radio reporter, Rebecca Roberts, will visit Loyola University New Orleans March 10 during a special tribute to former congresswoman and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican Lindy Boggs.
Renowned jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, H'07, and jazz vocalist Leah Chase, M'75, along with students from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, will perform at "Jazz for the Ages," a concert to benefit the Old Algiers RiverFest.
Loyola University New Orleans President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., and Jesuit Provincial the Very Rev. Mark A. Lewis, S.J., announce the appointment of the Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., as director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute.
Marcus St. Julien, D.M.A., instructor of music in the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University, will perform the final installment of his three-part series featuring the organ works of C√©sar Franck on Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m., at Temple Sinai Reform Congregation, 6227 Saint Charles Ave.
Loyola University New Orleans, in conjunction with its Women's Resource Center, will celebrate Women's History Month with a variety of events that pay tribute to women who make a difference in our community and beyond. The events are all free and open to the public.
Professor of Law Mitchell Crusto has contributed a chapter to the upcoming book, "Hurricane Katrina: America's Unnatural Disaster," a collection of essays that urges the reader to examine how African-Americans and others were affected by the national and global response to the African-American victims of the storm.
The Loyola Institute for Ministry presents "The Seven Last Words of Jesus," a Lent 2009 lecture and workshop, presented by the Rev. Jan Lambrecht, S.J. The free lecture, which will be Lambrecht's final public lecture at Loyola, takes place Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m., and the workshop takes place Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Internationally acclaimed British piano duo, the Cann Twins, will perform a dual piano concert featuring the music of Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Saint-SaŽns on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus.
Visual artist and writer, Senam Okudzeto, will visit Loyola University New Orleans to present a lecture, "Personal, Social, Cultural Economies or Capitalism and Schizophrenia," on Wednesday, March 4, at 4:55 p.m., in Miller Hall, Room 114, on Loyola's main campus.
The 2009 Graduate Fair will be held this Tuesday, March 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the St. Charles Room, and from 4 - 6 p.m. in the University Bookstore, both located in the Danna Student Center.
Award-winning Bulgarian independent filmmaker Adela Peeva will hold a public screening of her film, "Whose is this Song?" followed by commentary by Peeva exploring cultural conflict over a song. There will also be a question and answer session with visiting theatre arts Fulbright Scholar Arben Kumbaro following the screening.
Bernard Cook, Provost Distinguished Professor of History, published "Sindromul Munchen," in Magazin Istoric (the principal Romanian Historical Journal) in Feb. 2009. This was an expanded version of his invited lecture, "The use of 'Appeasement' in American Political Discourse," at Ovidius University in Costansa, Romania, in Oct. 2008.
The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference has named Ryan Brock men's basketball player of the week for the week ending Feb. 21.
The 22nd-ranked Loyola women's basketball team claimed their third straight GCAC regular season championship, home court advantage throughout the conference tournament and an automatic berth into the NAIA National Championship Tournament with a 58-44 win over the Southern University New Orleans Lady Knights Thursday night at The Den.
The Loyola men's basketball team outscored the Southern University New Orleans Knights 22-8 over the last eight minutes en route to a 76-62 win Thursday night at The Den.
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