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October 29, 2010 Issue

Spiritual capital's positive impact examined tonight

The Center for Spiritual Capital, in conjunction with the Loyola University New Orleans College of Business, will host an interactive discussion on the positive impact of "spiritual capital" in today's volatile business climate, on Friday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall.

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Loyola University New Orleans improves green report card

Loyola University New Orleans' efforts "to go green" have greatly improved, according to a report by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. The institute released its findings this week in the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, in which Loyola was graded an overall score of B-, up from a C- in 2010.

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Physics department celebrates tradition of excellence

For nearly 100 years, the Loyola University New Orleans Physics Department has established itself as a vital player in supporting essential research that has transformed our lives.

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Loyola Week celebrates university's Jesuit history and identity

The first week of November marks Loyola Week, a series of events, activities and exhibits that celebrate the rich Jesuit heritage of Loyola University New Orleans. The week of activities will run Monday, Nov. 1 – Sunday, Nov. 7 and is presented by the Jesuit Center and the Student Government Association.

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Weeklong series salutes writers and their art

From November 1-5, Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate all versions of creative writing with "Week of the Writer," a series of events highlighting the works of several authors.

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College of Law hosts immigration panel

As the firestorm surrounding immigration in the United States continues to divide the nation, the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law will bring together legal scholars and experts for a day to examine best practices for states to work within federal guidelines on Friday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 5:45 p.m., in the College of Law, Room 308.

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Vocal students and alumni dominate at local Met Opera auditions

Vocal students and alumni from Loyola University New Orleans successfully competed at the district level of the Metropolitan Opera Gulf Coast regional auditions.

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Archaeologist discusses maps of ancient Rome

An ancient map of Rome which laid the foundation for the city's future development will be explored during a guest lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Scholar presents lecture on adverse environmental elements

Timothy Morton, Ph.D., professor of literature and the environment at the University of California, Davis, will speak at Loyola University New Orleans about the environmental challenges presented by "Hyperobjects," on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Loyola screens documentary on life of John Kennedy Toole

The tumultuous life of author John Kennedy Toole will be explored in a documentary film by Joe Sanford, "John Kennedy Toole: The Omega Point," at Loyola University New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Loyola Theatre presents fast-paced adaptation of a classic comedy

Is authenticity and honesty at the risk of being ostracized more important than moving up in the world via coddling and flattery? This question is at the core of Neil Bartlett's modern, edgy translation of Molière's classic, "The Misanthrope." The play will run in Loyola University New Orleans' Marquette Hall November 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, at 8 p.m.

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President's forum examines humans' effect on the environment

What have we done to provoke events in the most environmentally turbulent century in human history? Environmental historian John R. McNeill, Ph.D., will investigate this question during a free lecture at Loyola University New Orleans on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium. The lecture, "Turbulent Times: 100 Years of Environmental Change," is free and open to the public.

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Moot Court hosts golf tourney fundraiser

The Loyola University New Orleans Moot Court Board will present its 8th Annual Moot Court Golf Tournament fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 5, at 8 a.m. in Audubon Park.

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Students and alumni prowl to serve others on day of service

Loyola University New Orleans students and alumni will join together to renew their Jesuit commitment to service during the 11th annual Wolves on the Prowl national day of service on Saturday, Nov. 6.

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Loyola celebrates alumni memorial Mass on All Souls Day

The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association and the Office of Mission and Ministry invite the campus community to attend an alumni memorial Mass on All Souls Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m., in Ignatius Chapel located in Bobet Hall.

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Pep rally riles Wolfpack before Battle of Freret Street

Before the Wolfpack faces off against the Green Wave in the annual Battle of Freret Street on Sunday, Nov. 7, Loyola students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to support the team at a pep rally at 5 p.m. in the Danna Student Center's St. Charles Room.

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Renowned movie publicist shows how to create film industry buzz

One of Hollywood's most renowned publicists, Rob Harris, will speak at Loyola University New Orleans on Monday, Nov. 8, giving an insider's scoop on public relations in the film industry, including on-set wrangling of some of the industry's biggest stars.

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Alumna and special collections project assistant is published

Lee Levert, '85, special collections project assistant in the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, was recently published in the book "Entering the fray: gender, politics, and culture in the new South."

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DNP program early deadline November 1

According to an article in Nurse.com, new nursing graduates across the country report difficulty finding jobs despite a widely held belief that nursing was a "recession-proof" profession.

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Loyola read-a-thon sparks Haitian celebration

Haitian music, photography and poetry will be on display on Thursday, Nov. 11, as Loyola University New Orleans continues its celebration of the Half the Sky read-a-thon, a fundraiser for Fonkoze, the largest Haitian financial institution created to assist the country's rural-based poor.

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Loyola volleyball tops Dillard in three

The Loyola University New Orleans volleyball team hosted Dillard University at The Den on Thursday night and came away with a 3-0 victory (25-18, 25-23, 25-15).

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Upcoming Loyola Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Robert Ben Garant Creative Writing Workshop
Monday, Nov. 1, 2:30 p.m.
Audubon Room
Free

Robert Ben Garant Artist Forum
Monday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free

Hyperobjects
A lecture by Timothy Morton, Ph.D.
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free

The Petrified City: Reading the Marble Plan of Rome
A lecture by Susan Lusnia, Ph.D.
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free

HBO's 'Treme:' Spotlight on Music
A lecture Davis Rogan
Thursday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free

Moot Court Golf Tournament
Friday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m.
Audubon Park
$300 for team of four/$80 for individual golfers

Valerie Martin, guest lecture
Friday, Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m.
Audubon Room
Free

'John Kennedy Toole: The Omega Point'
A documentary film by Joe Sanford
Friday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free

'The Misanthrope,' a play by Molière
Translated and adapted by Neil Bartlett
Nov. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 8 p.m.
Marquette Theatre
Tickets >>

Loyola Chorale and Women's Chorale Concert
Friday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Free

Loyola vs. Tulane Pep Rally
Sunday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m.
Residential Quad
Free

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