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February 4, 2011 Issue

The countdown to graduation begins with a party

To help the Class of 2011 make their final months at the university something special to remember, the Student Government Association, the Loyola Alumni Association and the Office of Co-Curricular Programs are hosting a "100 days 'til graduation" party on Friday, Feb. 4, from 5 - 7 p.m.

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Gambit recognizes Loyola faculty for support of the arts

Gambit Weekly and the Big Easy Foundation will honor New Orleans classical music, opera and dance communities at its annual Tribute to the Classical Arts awards ceremony Monday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m., at the Monteleone Hotel located in downtown New Orleans. Several members of the Loyola community have been included in this year's line-up of nominees and award winners.

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McKay and Kaskel recognized for their FYE achievements

Two staff members of Loyola University New Orleans have been nationally recognized for their achievements in spearheading development of the First-Year Experience program.

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Loyola launches Sexual Assault Advocacy Initiative

The Office of Student Affairs has recently launched a Sexual Assault Response Advocacy Initiative, which seeks to train campus advocates to respond to students who have experienced a sexual assault.

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Peace advocate to give presentation on recent travels to Holy Land

Morgan Bach, peace advocate and Israeli-Palestinian conflict researcher, will give a multimedia presentation "Roots Run Deep Here: Reflection on Non-Violent Resistance in Palestine," at Loyola University New Orleans detailing her recent travels to Palestine and Israel. The lecture takes place Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in Miller Hall, Room 114.

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Baquet's photographs showcase a 'New Orleans no more'

Local photographer Harold Baquet shares photographs of a 'New Orleans no more' with his exhibit, "In the Blink of an Eye,' which opened last night and runs through March 24 at Loyola University New Orleans" Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery.

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Loyola celebrates Black History Month

Loyola University New Orleans' Black Student Union, along with the Office of Student Affairs, will celebrate Black History Month with a series of musical performances, field trips and lectures.The Loyola community is also encouraged to participate in a day of service on Saturday, Feb. 5.

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Wolfpack Hall of Fame gains three new members

Wolfpack Athletics and the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association will welcome three new members to the Wolfpack Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Danna Student Center, preceded by a reception at 7 p.m.

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Loyola celebrates 'Love Your Body' week

The Women's Resource Center at Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate health and well-being with "Love Your Body Week," Feb. 14 – 19. This year's theme will be food and women's empowerment.

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Loyola hosts forum on post-Katrina public education

Local education leaders will examine the state of public education in New Orleans five years post-Katrina during a panel discussion at Loyola University New Orleans on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall's Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Pope John Paul II's final years examined

Renowned author and lecturer George Weigel will explore the life, times and struggles of Pope John Paul II in an examination of his book, "The End and the Beginning, Pope John Paul II - The Victory of Freedom, The Last Years, The Legacy." The lecture, sponsored by Loyola University New Orleans' Catholic Studies program, will be held on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., in Monroe Hall's Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Conference challenges students to make positive changes

The Office of Co-Curricular Programs at Loyola University New Orleans presents the Student Leader Initiative conference, Saturday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The conference is free and open to all Loyola students. Lunch will be provided.

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Biever lecture focuses on indigenous forms of thinking and doing

Walter Mignolo, Ph.D., the William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature at Duke University, will give a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans, "Decolonial Thinking and Doing in Abya Yala and Latin America," on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.

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Loyola Opera presents Floyd's 'Susannah'

Loyola Opera Theatre will present a story of bigotry, desire and murder in its upcoming production of Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah." The story is loosely based on the biblical account of "Susannah and the Elders" and is considered a timeless exploration of human fallibility.

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Loyola Theatre presents local adapation of 'Waiting for Godot'

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will lend a local flair to their upcoming adaptation of Samuel Beckett's brilliant comedy "Waiting for Godot," which runs Feb. 16, 17, 18, and 19, at 8 p.m. and Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Lower Depths Theater.

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George Winston concert to benefit Catholic Charities oil spill relief

Renowned pianist George Winston will perform a benefit concert at Loyola University New Orleans to help families affected by the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The concert takes place Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Loyola's Roussel Hall.

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Calling all Loyola photographers!

Did you take that perfect photo when you were traveling, studying or working abroad? Maybe you captured the essence of another culture, country or people. If so, now is your chance to show it.

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Upcoming Loyola Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Black History Month Series 2011 - 'The Harlem Renaissance,' with Trimiko Melancon, Assistant Professor of English
Tuesday, February 8, 12:30 p.m.
Manresa Den, Bobet 107
Free

Black History Month Series 2011 - We Got Your Back, Wolfpack! BSU Night at the Den
Tuesday, February 8, 5:30 p.m.
University Sports Complex
Free

'What Christians Believe and Why It Is Important,' lecture by Luke Timothy Johnson
Tuesday, February 8, 7 p.m.
Audubon Room, Danna Student Center
Free

Black History Month Series 2011 - 'Inspired by Song: A Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance'
Wednesday, February 9, 7 p.m.
Satchmo's Jazz Café, Danna Student Center
Free

'Decolonial Thinking and Doing in Abya-Yala and Latin America,' lecture by Walter Mignolo, Ph.D., Duke University
Thursday, February 10, 7 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
Free

Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble performance
Thursday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
Satchmo's Jazz Café, Danna Student Center
Free

'The Highest Courts in a Globalized World–A Danish View,' lecture by retired president of the Supreme Court of Denmark, Torben Melchior
Thursday, February 17, 6 p.m.
College of Law, Room 112
Free

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