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April 1, 2011 Issue

Sec. of Education holds teaching town hall at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans is partnering with the U.S. Department of Education to host a TEACH town hall meeting on Friday, April 8, featuring U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The TEACH event will take place at 2 p.m. at Loyola's Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex.

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President welcomes newly-admitted students this weekend

The 16th annual President's Open House is scheduled for tomorrow, 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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Last lecturer gives lessons learned from the Vikings

The University Honors Program at Loyola University New Orleans is sponsoring its third annual Last Lecture on Sunday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall. John T. Sebastian, Ph.D., associate professor of English and former director of Loyola's University Honors Program, will present "All I Really Needed to Know, I Learned from the Vikings."

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Rev. Richard Rohr talks on bridging divides

Franciscan priest and widely known author and speaker the Rev. Richard Rohr will explore ways to seek out the presence of God in daily life in a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The event will be held Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m. in Monroe Hall's Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Third annual student peace conference runs April 4 - 8

Loyola University New Orleans' Student Coordinating Committee for World Peace will host its third annual Student Peace Conference, an interdisciplinary summit dedicated to global peace, April 4 8.

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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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Lenten Series presents evening of peaceful music with alum

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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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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Writer Claudia Yelin speaks about her 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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Music competition winners play with the Loyola Symphony

Students from the College of Music and Fine Arts will be featured with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra at its annual concert on April 10 featuring the winners of Loyola's Concerto, Aria and Composition Competition. Held the previous fall, the competition recognizes Loyola University New Orleans' finest musicians.

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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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John Besh judges the battle during Loyola's Iron Chef 2011

Student cooking teams from southeastern Louisiana will return to Loyola University New Orleans to battle it out during the 2011 Iron Chef competition on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Danna Student Center's St. Charles Room.

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Legacies of Viking longships explored during free talk

The simple but mighty vessels used by the Vikings during a period of great exploration will be discussed during a free lecture on Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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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 University New Orleans will host a Graduate Studies Open House on Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the St. Charles Room in the Danna Student Center.

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Wolfpack athletics holds annual golf tournament April 15

The 14th annual Loyola Wolfpack Athletics Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 15 at Audubon Golf Course. Lunch begins at noon and players tee up at 1 p.m. An awards ceremony follows at 5 p.m.

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Summer session registration opens April 4

Students in search of college credits at discounted rates now have more options than ever before. More than 200 undergraduate, graduate and law courses will be offered this summer at Loyola University New Orleans, including 41 online courses. Registration for summer courses begins April 4.

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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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Music theory professor publishes article on Haydn's use of bariolage

James S. MacKay, Ph.D., associate professor of music theory, recently published an article, "Bariolage and Formal Design: Haydn's 'The Frog,' Opus 50, No. 6, Finale," in Haydn-Studien, the official scholarly journal of the Joseph Haydn Institute in Cologne, Germany.

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Upcoming Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Loyola Chamber Orchestra concert
Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Free

'All I Really Needed to Know, I Learned from the Vikings,' Last Lecture with John T. Sebastian, Ph.D.
Sunday, April 3, 6 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
Free

3rd Annual Student Peace Conference
Monday, April 4 - Sunday, April 10
Free

'Art, Community, and Non-Violence'
Monday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free

'First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City,' with Rev. Fred Luter, Jr., pastor of the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
Tuesday, April 5, 12:15 p.m.
Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, Lenes Hall, 130 Baronne St.
Free

Reading by Novelist Sefi Atta
Tuesday, April 5, 5:30 p.m.
Audubon Room, Danna Student Center
Free

'Bridging the Divides, Healing the Wounds,' lecture by Fr. Richard Rohr
Wednesday, April 6, 6 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free

Lenten Series 2011: 'Music and Meditation Meets Cura Personalis,' presentation by David Thies '06
Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Ignatius Chapel
Free

U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Program
Thursday, April 7, 3:30 p.m.
College of Law, Room 405
Free

TEACH Town Hall with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Friday, April 8, 2:15 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Free

Loyola Ballet Spring concert - Celebrating National Dance Week
Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 8 p.m.
Roussel Hall
$12 General, $8 Students, seniors, children, and Loyola employees

Handel's 'Messiah'
April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Loyola students, faculty and staff - Free; All others - $10 for preferred seating, $5 for reserved seating

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