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December 4, 2009 Issue

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Loyola for sing-along event

Loyola University New Orleans will have an early Christmas visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus to help children of all ages ring in the holidays. The Clauses will visit the campus this Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1 – 3 p.m. in the Danna Student Center's St. Charles Room.

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Free H1N1 vaccination now offered to all Loyola employees

Loyola University New Orleans will begin vaccinations for employees who choose to be inoculated for the H1N1 virus.

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Loyola celebrates the season with annual musical showcase

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the holiday season with the annual Christmas at Loyola musical celebration this Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m., at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

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Billionaire George Soros visits Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans recently hosted an evening discussion between George Soros, philanthropist, founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute, and Loyola alumnus and retired Judge Calvin Johnson, J.D. '78, who served as chief of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.

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Loyola's campus to see 'sneaux' flurries next week

Despite weather forecasts to the contrary, it will snow on the Loyola University New Orleans campus Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m.

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Students research real-life issues with Rebuilding New Orleans class

Staying true to the mission of the First-Year Experience, political science professor Peter Burns is teaching Rebuilding New Orleans, a hands-on approach to offering solutions to real problems affecting the city.

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Electro-Acoustic Ensemble gives 24-hour meta-performance

Students from the Electro-Acoustic Ensemble at Loyola University New Orleans will participate in a 24-hour meta-performance of Erik Satie's "Vexations," beginning Friday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m., in the Danna Student Center. The meta-performance will last until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.

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Loyola faculty and staff invited to Advent Retreat

The Loyola University New Orleans Jesuit Center presents "An Advent Retreat: A Time to Watch, Wonder and Welcome," on Friday, Dec. 11, from 1–4:30 p.m.

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Women and Jesuit values the topic of brown bag lecture

Judy Deshotels, Ph.D., a fellow at the Jesuit Center of Loyola University New Orleans, will present "Women in Dialogue with Jesuit Values: from Juana to our 21st Century College Campus," on Monday, Dec. 7, at 12:30 p.m.

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Loyola musicians participate in New Orleans-based Disney film

The Pinnacle Gospel Choir, organized by Loyola University New Orleans staffer Lyle E. Henderson, will be featured in the upcoming Disney animated film, "The Princess and the Frog."

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Theatre arts professor directs classic holiday tale at Rivertown Repertory Theatre

Director C. Patrick Gendusa, visiting assistant professor of theatre arts at Loyola University New Orleans, and Rivertown Repertory Theatre bring to the stage the beloved and timeless holiday classic of love and sacrifice, "The Velveteen Rabbit."

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Legal traditions of the WTO examined in presentation

Colin Picker, professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, recently presented his paper "Legal Cultural Politics in International Trade: Common v. Civil Law in the World Trade Organization," as part of the 2009-10 Working Paper Series at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

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Loyola graduates 10th class of environmental fellows

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Environmental Communication graduated its 10th class of fellows in November.

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International education instructor presents memoirs at conference

Karen Ashley Greenstone, instructor in the Intensive English Pilot Program at Loyola University New Orleans, presented a reading from her in-progress Hurricane Katrina memoir at the annual conference of the Louisiana Association of College Composition in November.

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Loyola professor gives writing workshop in Colombia

Uriel Quesada, Ph.D., director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, was invited by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá to give a four-day workshop about the art of writing short stories.

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New book dedicated to late Loyola theology professor

Former assistant professor of religious studies at Loyola University New Orleans, Grant Kaplan, recently edited and translated a new book titled "Faithfully Seeking Understanding: Selected Writings of Johannes Kuhn," published by The Catholic University of America Press.

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Loyola's Ryan Brock and Trenese Smith named Players of the Week

Loyola University New Orleans basketball players Ryan Brock and Trenese Smith were honored as Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Players of the Week for the week ending Nov. 28.

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Loyola's Madeline Falcone named NAIA cross country scholar athlete

For the second consecutive year, Loyola University New Orleans women's cross country student-athlete Madeline Falcone was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Daktronics Scholar Athlete list.

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