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December 11, 2009 Issue

Student Affairs spreads holiday cheer to St. Bernard Parish

The Loyola University New Orleans Office of Student Affairs will forgo the typical office holiday party to spend a day volunteering with the St. Bernard Project, rebuilding homes of Katrina Survivors.

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Assistant White House press secretary briefs Loyola PR students

Assistant White House Press Secretary Nick Shapiro told public relations students that his "work is challenging, long and hard," but not without rewards, during a conference call Friday.

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Free H1N1 vaccination now offered to all Loyola employees

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

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NEA Jazz Master David Baker showcases works at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans will host an evening of jazz music featuring world-renowned composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator and writer David Baker. The NEA Jazz Master will showcase works from his new big band CD, "Basically Baker."

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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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From gangsta rap to English ballads, students dig deeper into protest music

"Crank the Volume: Where are the New Marleys and Lennons?," "Music Against Music: Music in the Internet Age" and "Politician or Pop Star?" These are all class topics of the First-Year Seminar, Protest and Pop Music, taught by Robert Bell, director of Writing Across the Curriculum and instructor of English in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences.

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Students learn to use performance for social change

The intersection of theatre, performance and community activism is examined in one of this semester's First-Year Experience seminars, "Performing Activism."

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Trish Nugent presents at African Studies Association annual meeting

Last month, Trish Nugent, special collections librarian/archivist in the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library, presented "Joseph-Aurelien Cornet, F.S.C., Collection" at the African Studies Association 52nd Annual Meeting held in New Orleans.

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Loyola men's hoops: Wolfpack knocks off St. Thomas 71-67

The Loyola University New Orleans men's basketball team had four players in double figures as they defeated the University of St. Thomas in Houston, 71-67 at the Jerabeck Athletic Center on Dec 5.

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Loyola's Hadley named volleyball NAIA scholar-athlete

Loyola University New Orleans volleyball player Kristie Hadley was recently named to the 2009 Daktronics-NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athlete list for her performance in the classroom.

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