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April 8, 2011 Issue

U.S. Secretary of Education holds teaching town hall at Loyola today

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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Loyola biologists help endangered fish to recover

Thanks in part to help from biology professor Frank Jordan, Ph.D., and student researchers at Loyola University New Orleans, the Okaloosa darter will be downgraded from endangered to threatened on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's endangered species list May 2.

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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 are offering free tickets to Loyola University New Orleans.

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President's Forum to focus on effects of oil spill

Loyola University New Orleans will hold the second part of its 2010-11 President's Forum series: "Oil and Water: Spotlight on the Gulf" on Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. on campus at Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

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Last week to receive free tax help from VITA

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program as a way to provide free tax preparation assistance for people with low to moderate incomes. The sessions, designed by the Internal Revenue Service, continue through Thursday, April 14.

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Loyola Ballet recognizes National Dance Week

The Loyola Ballet celebrates National Dance Week with performances on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in Roussel Hall in the Communications/Music Complex at Loyola University New Orleans.

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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.

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Lenten Series wraps up with the Rev. Mark Mossa, S.J.

Loyola University New Orleans Jesuit Center and the Alumni Association present the final event in "Sacred Music, Sacred Words," a series of concerts and lectures in March and April to observe the season of Lent.

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Brendan Brown Lecture examines third-world food trade

The Loyola University New Orleans 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. John R. Hale, Ph.D., archaeologist and faculty member from the University of Louisville, will present "Dragons of the North: The World of Viking Longships."

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Puerto Rican scholar lectures on Salsa music at Loyola

Since the 1970s, Salsa music has been one of the most significant cultural expressions for Latinos in the United States. Angel G. Quintero-Rivera, Ph.D., will give a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans "The Complex Geography of Salsa Music: Culture, Nation and Migration," detailing the influence of this genre today. The free event takes place Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall.

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M.B.A. students help streamline bottling process for NOLA Brewing

Local microbrewery NOLA Brewing and a team of Loyola University New Orleans M.B.A. students worked together to steer the three-year-old company in the right direction for a new bottle processing system. The collaboration was part of the Idea Village's New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Competition.

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New employees join Institutional Advancement

Three new employees recently joined the Office of Institutional Advancement at Loyola University New Orleans.

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The Maroon named top non-daily college newspaper in the region

Loyola's Maroon was honored as the region's best non-daily college newspaper, receiving the coveted Mark of Excellence Award by the Society of Professional Journalists.

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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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Harrah's hosts 'Rags' Scheuermann Scholarship fundraiser

Loyola University New Orleans 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, 7-10 p.m. at the Harrah's Casino New Orleans Theatre.

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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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Thomas to address conference of environmental educators

Bob Thomas, Ph.D., director of the Center for Environmental Communication and chair of environmental communication at Loyola University New Orleans, will address the American Education Research Group next week highlighting the reasons that environmental educators and researchers are failing to effectively communicate with the American public.

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Greenstone co-presents paper at locally-held conference

Karen Ashley Greenstone, an instructor in the Loyola Intensive English Program, located in the Center for International Education, co-presented a paper titled "Examining Virtual Communities of Practice for Research, Collaboration and Dissertating in TESOL."

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Upcoming Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

TEACH Town Hall with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Fri., 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

Concert with Adam Mayon, MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition winner
Sun., April 10, 2p.m.
St. Mary's Church, Ursuline Convent, 1116 Chartres Street
Free

Senior One-Act Festival, presented by Loyola Theatre
Tues., April 12 and Wed., April 13, 7 p.m.
Lower Depths Theater, C/M Complex
Free

1718 Reading with Barb Johnson
Tues., April 12, 7 p.m.
The Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave.
Free

'Dragons of the North: The World of Viking Longships,' lecture by Dr. John R. Hale
Tues., April 12, 8 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free

'The Complex Geography of Salsa Music: Culture, Nation and Migration,' lecture by Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera
Wed., April 13, 7 p.m.
Audubon Room, Danna Student Center
Free

Lenten Series 2011: 'Blocked, Restricted, Unavailable: Is God On Your Contact List?,' presentation by the Rev. Mark Mossa, S.J.
Wed., April 13, 7 p.m.
St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center
Free

MUSAICA concert
Wed., April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Free

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

Graduate Studies Open House
Thurs., April 14, 6 p.m.
St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center
Free

Alumni Family Day
Sat., April 16, 11 a.m.
Turchin Stadium - Tulane University
$15 includes game ticket as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and soft drinks. Children 12 and under eat and get into the game for free

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