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March 25, 2011 Issue

Scholarship banquet raises funds for international students

The Center for International Education at Loyola invites the Loyola community to the International Student Scholarship Banquet on Friday, March 25, at 6 p.m., in the St. Charles Room located in the Danna Student Center.

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Wolfpack baseball helps Japan with fireworks and funds

Loyola's baseball team is encouraging all students, alumni and supporters to attend the March 25 game against Lee University as a way to help disaster relief efforts in Japan. The team will donate a portion of the proceeds from the gate to the NOLA Japan Quake Fund, and members of the Japan Club of New Orleans will also be in attendance providing information and accepting donations on site.

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Loyola Invitational Band Festival kicks off this weekend

Several high schools will travel to Loyola tomorrow to participate in ensemble performances and workshops as part of the Loyola Invitational Band Festival. The festival takes place March 26, from 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. in the Communications/Music Complex.

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Flutist Sir James Galway gives masterclass at Loyola

Internationally-renowned flutist Sir James Galway will present a free flute masterclass in Roussel Hall on Sunday, March 27, while in town for a performance with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

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School of Nursing hosts alumni brunch

Loyola's College of Social Sciences invites nursing alumni to its annual School of Nursing brunch celebration on Sunday, March 27. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. at the award-winning restaurant, Ralph's on the Park, located at 900 City Park Ave. in New Orleans.

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Islamic culture versus the American dream discussed at Loyola

How do Muslims integrate into a society that is culturally and religiously different from their own? Loyola assistant professor of Islamic studies Aaron Spevack, Ph.D., will address this topic at the Spring 2011 Yamauchi Lecture in Religion "Islam and the American Dream," on Tuesday, March 29, at 5 p.m. in the Audubon Room, located in the Danna Student Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Loyola hosts panel on Latino political influence

Latino influence on modern United States politics will be the topic of discussion at a Loyola forum featuring prominent political science experts from across the country, all of whom are Loyola alumni. "Latino - America: How Latinos Influence Contemporary U.S. Politics" takes place Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Wheel of Fortune calls on Loyola students to attend 'College Week'

Pat Sajak, Vanna White and the Wheel of Fortune gang are taping "College Week" on Saturday, April 16, at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, and want Loyola students to be part of the live audience.

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Students learn lessons good enough to eat at the Edible Schoolyard

Loyola students have partnered with the Edible Schoolyard at Samuel F. Green Charter School, a project that teaches young students the value of healthy eating and how to grow organic produce in their own back yard.

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Loyola celebrates 'Music in our Schools' month

Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts celebrates 'Music in Our Schools' month by sponsoring a series of lectures recognizing the importance of music as a core subject in school curricula today and Saturday.

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University Ministry takes collection for Japan disaster relief

During the season of Lent, Loyola University Ministry will donate all collections to Japanese disaster relief. Collections will be sent to Catholic Relief Services, which is leading a fundraising effort for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Loyola launches mobile device-friendly website

Blackberry, Android, and iPhone users now have a cleaner mobile view of the Loyola's website. Last week, the Office of Web Communications launched the university's first mobile-friendly website which caters to the most popular and most used mobile devices and features a pared-down, graphic-friendly version of www.loyno.edu.

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Loyola Interactive Theatre Ensemble sheds light on social issues

Theatre at Loyola University New Orleans takes a LITE approach to heavy issues with a new interactive theatre group. The Loyola Department of Theatre Arts and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Ben Saypol have developed Loyola Interactive Theatre Ensemble, which uses scripted and improvisational theatre to promote dialogue and propose solutions to a variety of global socio-economic issues.

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Loyola offers new program in pre-law history

Beginning this fall, Loyola's Department of History will offer a new pre-law concentration. The new program was developed using guidelines from the American Bar Association and prepares students for the rigors of law school.

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Louisiana Writer Award winner Valerie Martin speaks at Loyola

New Orleans-born writer and winner of the 2010 Louisiana Writer Award, Valerie Martin, will discuss her writing career during a special interview by playwright John Biguenet, the Loyola Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor of English. A reception will be held at Loyola on March 28 at 6 p.m., in Bobet Hall, Room 101, followed by the talk at 7 p.m.

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Lenten Series offers music, words to reflect on the season of Lent

Loyola University New Orleans Jesuit Center and the Alumni Association present "Sacred Music, Sacred Words," a series of concerts and lectures in March and April to observe the season of Lent. Every Wednesday night, a speaker or musical group helps attendees reflect on the goodness of God. All events begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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Symposium reviews new developments in Louisiana law

The Loyola Law Review presents "A Legislative Symposium: Recent Developments and Areas of Pending Change," on Friday, April 1, from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Loyola's College of Law, Room 405.

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Army War College panel questions national security, military issues

The U.S. Army War College's Eisenhower Series College Program will host a free panel discussion on Loyola's campus concerning current national security and military issues as well as government policies.

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President welcomes newly-admitted students next weekend

The 16th annual President's Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. President's Open House is an informative and fun-filled day for the admitted students of the Class of 2015 to visit campus.

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Forum focuses on role of art in reducing urban violence

Using art to reduce urban violence will be the topic of a forum at Loyola, "Art, Community and Nonviolence," on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall. Artwork from "An Artist's Rage," an exhibit by Colombian-New Orleanian artist Gustavo Duque, will be on display at the event to facilitate conversation.

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Writer Claudia Yelin speaks at Loyola on own emigration experience

Argentinean writer and psychologist Claudia Yelin will present a talk on her book "Emigration: In Search of a Safe Space," at Loyola on Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., in Multimedia Room 2, Monroe Library. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Brendan Brown Lecture examines third-world food trade

Loyola's College of Law presents its annual 2011 Brendan Brown Lecture on Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in College of Law, Room 405. The featured speaker this year is James Thuo Gathii, associate dean for research and scholarship and the Governor George E. Pataki Professor of International Commercial Law at Albany Law School.

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Harrah's hosts 'Rags' Scheuermann Scholarship fundraiser

Loyola will honor its legendary baseball coach Louis "Rags" Scheuermann with a scholarship that will provide student-athletes with funding necessary to succeed in their academic and athletic careers. A fundraiser for the scholarship will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7-10 p.m. at the Harrah's Casino New Orleans Theatre.

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Loyola hosts graduate studies open house

Loyola will host a Graduate Council Open House on Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the St. Charles Room in the Danna Student Center on Loyola's main campus. The open house aims to provide information about various Loyola graduate programs to those seeking to continue their education.

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Loyola web team updates university calendar

Loyola's online calendar has gotten a much needed makeover thanks to the Office of Web Communications. The new calendar, which debuts March 31, will be more user friendly and easier to read.

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Upcoming Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Loyola Wind Ensemble - As part of the Loyola Univ. Invitiational Band Festival
Saturday, March 26, 3 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Free

Sir. James Galway, flute masterclass
Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m.
Roussel Hall
Free

Annual School of Nursing Brunch Celebration
Sunday, March 27, 10:30 a.m.
Ralph's on the Park
$35 per Person

Crescent City Wind Symphony concert
Sunday, March 27, 3 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Free

Interview with Novelist Valerie Martin
Monday, March 28, 6 p.m.
Bobet Hall, Room 101
Free

Yamauchi Lecture - 'Islam and the American Dream'
Tuesday, March 29, 5 p.m.
Audubon Room, Danna Student Center
Free

Venerable Tsering Phunstok, Lecture on Tibetan Buddhism and the 'Dance of the Monks'
Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free

Lenten Series 2011: 'Music for Mass: 2000 years of Catholic Sung Prayer'
Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church
Free

'Latino - America: A forum on how Latinos influence contemporary US politics'
Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free

Jazz Concert: Dr. Michael White remembers George Lewis
Thursday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
Satchmo's Jazz Cafe, Danna Student Center
$10 General, $5 Loyola employees and non-Loyola students, Loyola students Free

Loyola Student Peace Conference
April 4 - 8
Audubon Room, Danna Student Center
Free admission

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