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August 20, 2010 Issue

Loyola ranks in top 10 among southern universities for 20 years

For the 20th year in a row, Loyola University New Orleans has ranked in the top 10 among regional universities in the South, according to the 2011 edition of "Best Colleges" by U.S. News Media Group.

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Environmental law professor to sign new book Saturday

Robert Verchick, J.D., Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar and Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University College of Law, will sign his new book, "Facing Catastrophe: Environmental Action for a Post-Katrina World," tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m., at Octavia Books, located at 513 Octavia Street, in New Orleans.

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Loyola commemorates 30th anniversary of 'A Confederacy of Dunces'

The 30th anniversary of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "A Confederacy of Dunces," will be celebrated at Loyola University New Orleans during Wolfpack Welcome Aug. 23-27, the week of orientation for new students.

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School of Nursing offers loan forgiveness program

Students at Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing can receive an advanced graduate degree, with the federal government picking up most of the expense, thanks to a recently awarded grant.

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Bob Thomas to speak on BP oil spill and media

Bob Thomas, Ph.D., director of the Center for Environmental Communications and Loyola Chair of Environmental Communications, will be a featured speaker at "The Gulf Oil Disaster: Covering What Comes Next."

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Orientation for international students begins Monday

The Center for International Education will hold mandatory orientation sessions for new degree-seeking international students next week.

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Students commit day of service to commemorate Katrina anniversary

First-year students at Loyola University New Orleans will go "Into the Streets" in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Thursday, Aug. 26.

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Montage Series launches new art season

Get ready to be inspired with the launch of the 2010-11 season of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola and Overture to the Cultural Season present art gala

Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts joins with Overture to the Cultural Season in presenting, "Célébration des Arts," a celebration of the essence of New Orleans art, music, theatre, dance and creative writing.

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Faculty and staff convocation next Monday

Loyola University New Orleans President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., will welcome back faculty and staff for the new academic year during the Fall 2010 President's Convocation, this Monday, Aug. 23.

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La Divina Gelateria opens at Loyola University

Dining Services at Loyola University New Orleans will offer a taste of Italy with the addition of La Divina to the university's dining options.

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Loyola welcomes news students during the President's Convocation

Loyola University New Orleans will greet more than 800 first-year students during the Fall 2010 President's Convocation for new students at Holy Name of Jesus Church on Friday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m.

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Wolfpack athletics takes to the airwaves

Loyola University New Orleans Wolfpack athletics will be featured this fall in a segment on Fox Sports South in conjunction with their affiliation with the new Southern States Athletic Conference.

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Loyola baseball announces recruiting class

Loyola University New Orleans head baseball coach Gerald Cassard announced the addition of nine student-athletes to join the Wolfpack for the 2010-11 academic year.

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