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March 5, 2010 Issue

Loyola receives top bond ratings from national credit agencies

Loyola University New Orleans is in strong financial standing according to two national credit rating agencies. The university was assigned an A1 rating by Moody's Investor Services and an A+ long-term rating by Standard & Poor's Rating Services for its 2010 series revenue bonds.

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New center launches next week in name of literary giant Walker Percy

The memory and contributions of prominent Catholic-American author and former Loyola University New Orleans faculty member Walker Percy will be honored at the university through the creation of a new center bearing his name.

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Turtle Island Quartet to play Roussel Hall

For one night only, the two-time Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet will wow audiences at Loyola University New Orleans with their glorious fusion of jazz and chamber music.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts to speak at College of Law

Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald columnist and 2004 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary, will be the distinguished speaker at Loyola University New Orleans' 2010 Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Award Ceremony.

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Honduran ambassador visits College of Business

The United States Ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens will visit Loyola University New Orleans on Friday, March 12 to talk to College of Business students and faculty about U.S. policy in the western hemisphere and the recent Honduran political crisis.

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Loyola hosts forum on the needs of the New Orleans Latino community

On March 18, Loyola University New Orleans will host "ĄJuntos! A Forum on Latino New Orleans," featuring panelists from service agencies which directly engage the growing local Latino population.

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Loyola theatre presents classic Russian comedy "Heart of a Dog"

"Heart of a Dog," Frank Galati's modern adaptation of Bulgakov's classic comedy, closes the 2009-10 theatrical season for Loyola University New Orleans' Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

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Race Judicata lends a hand to Boys Hope Girls Hope

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Boys Hope Girls Hope are sponsoring Race Judicata, a 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk, which will be held Saturday, March 20.

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Richard Louv speaks about reconnecting with nature tonight

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the Loyola Environmental Law Society will host the 23rd annual conference for the National Association of Environmental Law Societies, through Sunday, March 7.

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The nation's first minor in the study of New Orleans is official

Loyola University New Orleans will offer a New Orleans studies minor starting fall 2010. Loyola Provost Edward Kvet D.M.E., approved the minor last week after it was vetted by the Standing Council on Academic Planning.

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Award-winning filmmakers to lecture and screen films on campus

Award-winning filmmakers Nina Rosenblum and Dennis Watlington will present a lecture and screening of their new documentary films "In the Name of Democracy: The Story of Lt. Ehren Watada," on Thursday, March 18, and "Twin Lenses," Friday, March 19, at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Staff Conference Day 2010 offers professional development

Staff Conference Day, a day dedicated to the development and appreciation of the staff of Loyola University New Orleans, will be held on Wednesday, March 31.

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Westerfield Fellows gather for workshops

The Westerfield Fellows Program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents "Emerging Legal Scholarship: The Westerfield Fellows Inaugural Workshops."

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Loyola Life holds pregnancy resource forum March 15

Loyola Life will sponsor a panel discussion to help inform the Loyola community of the resources available to pregnant students, faculty and staff, who want to continue study and work at Loyola.

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Department of Criminal Justice plans Easter basket delivery to children living in shelters

Members of the Loyola University New Orleans Department of Criminal Justice are hoping to deliver the spirit of Easter to children living in domestic violence and homeless shelters in the city next month.

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Loyola approves articulation agreement with Delgado

The Loyola University New Orleans Office of Professional and Continuing Studies has re-signed a formal articulation agreement with Delgado Community College to provide a smooth transition for Delgado students who want to complete bachelor's degrees at Loyola.

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Monk Institute joins efforts to raise money for the Old Algiers RiverFest

On March 11, River Festivals Foundation Inc. will join with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance to present "Jazz for the Ages," a concert that pairs students with master musicians.

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Public Affairs introduces Samuel J. Green Charter School students to university careers

The Loyola University New Orleans Office of Public Affairs hosted four students from Samuel J. Green Charter School on Friday, March 5, as part of the Power Ties career-awareness program.

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Loyola criminal justice professor and graduate publish book on crime after disasters

Loyola University New Orleans criminal justice professor Dee Wood Harper Jr., Ph.D., and Loyola criminal justice master's graduate Kelly Frailing, recently edited and published "Crime and Criminal Justice in Disaster."

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