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October 8, 2010 Issue

Team Loyola makes strides in the fight against breast cancer

Loyola University New Orleans students, faculty, staff and friends will join together for the third year as "Team Loyola" to participate in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

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'Almost, Maine' closes this weekend

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off the 2010-11 season with John Cariani's quirky romantic comedy "Almost, Maine" running Oct. 1-9 in Loyola's Lower Depths Theater.

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Happy Birthday Iggy!

On Tuesday, October 12, from 12:30-2 p.m., the Jesuit Center, located in the Office of Mission and Ministry, will celebrate the 10th birthday of "Iggy," the statue of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in between the Danna Student Center and the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library.

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Actor Spud McConnell portrays Ignatius J. Reilly at Loyola

New Orleans radio personality and award-winning actor John "Spud" McConnell will visit Loyola University New Orleans where he will perform excerpts from John Kennedy Toole's "A Confederacy of Dunces" and discuss his relationship with the novel and the misanthropic protagonist he has brought to life.

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Loyola graduate, wife of NY Yankees All Star to host book signing

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Laura Posada '93, J.D. '96, author and wife of New York Yankees All Star Jorge Posada, will return to campus to sign copies of her new book, "The Beauty of Love: A Memoir of Miracles, Hope and Healing," at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 14, in front of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library.

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Concert of new music raises awareness for Gulf Coast

The long-term implications brought by the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be the focus of an upcoming concert with John Reeks, instructor of clarinet at Loyola. The event will strive to raise awareness about ecological impacts caused by the crisis.

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International Student Association hosts Country Fair

Which country has an ice hotel? How many characters must one learn in order to read a Japanese newspaper? Which country is the largest exporter of black peppers? Find out the answers to these and many other questions at Loyola University New Orleans' annual Country Fair, Friday, Oct. 22

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Loyola dances to raise money for Invisible Children

The Loyola University New Orleans Community Action Program will hold a dance-a-thon to raise funds for Invisible Children, an organization created to bring peace and awareness about the Ugandan war.

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World renowned pianist Emanuel Ax performs at Loyola

Emanuel Ax, world famous award-winning pianist, will perform a solo concert in Roussel Hall at Loyola University New Orleans to support the rebuilding and revitalization of the arts in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

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International organization names Loyola's Kathleen Breaux president

Kathleen Bertin Breaux, staff member in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, was elected president of the Association of Wish Granting Organizations at its annual conference in Atlantic City this summer.

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Foursquare hits Loyola's campus

Hip to be square? Yes! Foursquare, the latest, cutting-edge social media application designed to keep student, faculty and staff engaged on what's happening on campus, is landing squarely on Loyola University New Orleans' campus starting October 1st.

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Gina Gill earns SSAC Player of the Week

The Southern States Athletic Conference named Loyola University New Orleans' Gina Gill Volleyball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

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Events this week at Loyola

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

'Almost, Maine'
a whimsical comedy by John Cariani
Oct. 8 and 9, 8 p.m.
Lower Depths Theater
Tickets: $12 General admission, $8 students, seniors, Loyola employees
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Pandit Ronu Majumdar, flute and Vidhwa Mysore Manjunath, violin
a concert sponsored by the Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans
Friday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
$15 General admission, $10 Students, $50 Sponsors with preferred seating - Tickets available at the door

Team Loyola joins the fight against breast cancer
Sunday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m.
City Park, Roosevelt Mall
Free admission

leadSTRONG Lecture: The Over-Involved Student Leader
Monday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
St. Charles Room
Free admission

Book signing and discussion with Laura Posada
Thursday, Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.
Monroe Library
Free admission

Just 'Toole'ing Around: an evening with Spud McConnell
Thursday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free admission

John Reeks - New Works for Clarinet and Strings
a concert to raise awareness for the Gulf Coast
Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Free admission

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