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September 2, 2011 Issue

Loyola Mass Comm alumnus anchors top New York newscast

Emmy-award winning journalist and Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Tom Llamas '01, was recently named the anchor of WNBC's 5 p.m. newscast in New York City, the nation's largest media market.

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Law student awarded diversity scholarship

Bobbi Roquemore, a third-year evening law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, is one of three recipients of the 2011 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship.

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Loyola professor helps inaugurate new series on medieval biblical interpretation

Director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry Tom Ryan, Ph.D, is proud to announce that he is serving as one of the editors of the religious book series "The Bible in Medieval Tradition," distributed by Eerdmans publishing.

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Loyola takes action to prepare for Tropical Storm Lee

The storm system in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Lee, is expected to gradually move toward the Louisiana coast over the next several days bringing heavy rainfall to the area and possible flooding. Loyola has activated its Emergency Management Team and the university is taking actions to prepare in the event the storm system should strengthen.

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Loyola moot court program named in top ten

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law moot court program has been named one of the top 10 advocacy programs in the country, according to the September 2011 edition of The National Jurist.

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Loyola Dance Team wins bid to 2012 championship

The Loyola University New Orleans Dance Team recently attended a National Dance Alliance camp and was awarded a bronze bid to the 2012 NDA Collegiate Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla., next April.

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Alumna named chief nursing officer

Rose Speights, M.S.N. '11, was named chief nursing officer for Vista Health System. Speights oversees all nursing activities at Vista Medical Center East and Vista Medical Center West, both in Waukegan, Ill., as well as at the Vista Surgery Center and Vista Freestanding Emergency Center at Vista's Lindenhurst campus.

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Religious studies professor publishes two books, presents paper at Kings College in London

Robert Gnuse, Ph.D., religious studies professor at Loyola University New Orleans, had two books published this year.

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Albanian art exhibit launches 2011 Montage season

The first exhibit of the 2011-12 Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series, "Ekspozitė Fjala Exhibition," will feature works created by students and faculty from the Academy of Arts in Tirana, Albania.

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Loyola volleyball team shuts out SUNO

The Loyola University New Orleans volleyball team opened the 2011 season last Saturday with a 3-0 shutout win over the Southern University at New Orleans Lady Knights. It was the season opener for both teams.

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Loyola Institute for Ministry celebrates alumni accomplishments

Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry is proud to announce that two of its distinguished graduates have been appointed to leadership positions in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Diocese of Baton Rouge.

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Loyola Montage Series to participate in third annual Culture Collision

The Loyola University New Orleans Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series will join 50 of the area's premier arts organizations on Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m. for the third annual Culture Collision. The one-night-only event, held at the New Orleans Museum of Art, is a celebration to kick off the 2011-12 cultural season.

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Acclaimed Indian sarod musician to perform at Loyola

The Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans will present an evening of sarod music on Friday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex, on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street.

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Loyola Institute for Ministry offers online information session

The Loyola Institute for Ministry will present an online information session on Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. C.D.T. The virtual open house will provide information on Loyola's online graduate program in religious education and pastoral studies.

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Author Stephen Rea leads fall Writing Institute

The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans presents its fall 2011 Writing Institute, hosted by author Stephen Rea.

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Mass of the Holy Spirit helps celebrate start of school year

Loyola University New Orleans' annual Mass of the Holy Spirit is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in Holy Name of Jesus Church.

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CLE program at College of Law announces fall slate

The Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law has announced its fall 2011 schedule with a variety of programs, from informal Saturday morning sessions on campus to estate planning conferences held downtown, and online courses.

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Loyola centers discuss future of Avondale Shipyard

The Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice and the Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy at Loyola University New Orleans have joined other local universities on the Avondale Shipyard Research Project.

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Inaugural NolaLoyola 2011: Live to Eat celebrates the best of New Orleans cuisine

New Orleans is unlike any other city in the world, and for lovers of great food, it's a little slice of heaven. This is why Loyola University New Orleans is proud to celebrate the Crescent City's flair for food by presenting NolaLoyola 2011: Live to Eat, Sept. 30.

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Loyola welcomes new faculty for the 2011-12 academic year

Loyola University New Orleans welcomes a cadre of nearly 40 new faculty members for the 2011-12 academic year.

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Loyola's Andre Perry featured in local documentary, engages educational panels

Andre Perry, Ph.D., the associate director for educational initiatives for Loyola University New Orleans' Institute for Quality and Equity in Education has recently participated in several civic engagement events.

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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz celebrates 25th anniversary with piano competition and star-studded gala concert

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz will celebrate its 25th anniversary with its International Jazz Piano Competition and an all-star gala concert in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11-12.

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