Loyola at a Glance
April 17, 2009 Issue
Students seeking college courses at a discount rate have more options than ever before this summer at Loyola University New Orleans. In addition to offering more than 300 on-campus summer courses, the university has increased its online courses by over 60 percent, with more than 40 different online classes available to Loyola students, visiting students from across the nation, as well as new and continuing non-degree students.
Loyola invests professors from College of Humanities and Natural Sciences and College of Music and Fine Arts
On Thursday, three professors from the Colleges of Music and Fine Arts and Humanities and Natural Sciences were honored at the 2009 Loyola University New Orleans Investiture Ceremony.
Loyola University New Orleans Director of Residential Life Robert Reed has been promoted to assistant vice president for Student Affairs. Reed, who has served in his current position since 1981, will begin his new role on Aug. 1. The associate director of Residential Education, Craig Beebe, will serve as the department's interim director for 2009-2010.
Loyola University New Orleans President the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., and several other members of the Loyola community, were contributors to Seattle University's Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Seattle Journal for Social Justice.
The Rev. Peter Bernardi, S.J., associate professor of religious studies in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, will be the featured presenter of the 2009 Yamauchi Lecture in Religion. This semiannual lecture seeks to bring the results of religious scholarship to a wider audience. The lecture takes place on Sunday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Students from the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans will round out the spring theatrical season with the Senior Project One-Act Festival on April 17, 18, 22 and 23, in the Lower Depths Theater.
The Rev. Thomas Clancy, S.J., a crucial figure in the history of Loyola University New Orleans, passed away on April 13 at the age of 85.
The Loyola Ballet and the Komenka Ethnic Dance Ensemble celebrate National Dance Week with performances on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex, on Loyola's main campus.
Alison McCrary, a second-year student in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, will receive the Louisiana State Bar Association's 2009 Pro Bono Publico Law Student Award during its annual meeting on May 19 at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans.
Three students from the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans will showcase their talents with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Jean Montès.
Loyola's Ryan Brock has been named second team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association for the 2008-09 season. Brock is the first player in Loyola men's basketball history to receive All-Louisiana honors.
The Louisiana Sports Writers Association has selected Loyola's Trenese and Trenell Smith to the 2009 All-Louisiana Women's College Basketball Team. Trenese was selected to the second team while Trenell was named honorable mention.
Loyola University New Orleans Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Management and Associate Provost Sal Liberto will deliver the keynote address at Jesuit High School's Eighth Annual Commencement Luncheon on Friday, May 1.
Loyola University New Orleans will host a safety town hall meeting on Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m., in the Audubon Room, located on the second floor of the Danna Student Center. Loyola University officials encourage students, faculty and staff to attend in order to receive valuable safety information.
Loyola Opera Theatre will bid farewell to director David Morelock who is retiring this semester after 13 years of service. The production of Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas," the English three-act tragic drama based on Virgil's "Aeneid," will serve as Morelock's last performance as opera director at Loyola.
The first graduating class of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance will play its last concert at Loyola University New Orleans this Sunday. The Loyola Jazz Band also will also perform at the swan song concert.
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