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September 16, 2011 Issue

U.S. News ranks Loyola in top 10 among southern universities for 21st consecutive year

For more than two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Loyola University New Orleans in the top 10 among regional universities in the South. According to the 2012 edition of "Best Colleges" by U.S. News Media Group, Loyola took the No. 8 spot in the exclusive national rankings, making this the 21st year the university has maintained its top 10 status.

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Loyola students visit New Orleans film set for major motion picture experience

Students in Loyola University New Orleans' digital filmmaking department recently spent an evening on the set of the feature thriller "Parker," studying the workings of a major theatrical project as cast and crew filmed exterior action scenes on the banks of New Orleans' Bayou St. John.

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Latino student conference held at Loyola

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, along with Tulane University Law School, will co-host the 15th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Conference, Thursday, Sept. 29, through Saturday, Oct. 1. Registration is $70 per student.

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Law and business alumnus named one of the best lawyers in country

Harold J. Flanagan '84, J.D. '95, of Flanagan Partners, L.L.P., New Orleans, La., was named to the 2012 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America," the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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Loyola celebrates Constitution Day

Each year, Loyola University New Orleans celebrates Constitution Day, which commemorates the formation and signing of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, recognizing citizens born in the U.S. and those who became citizens by naturalization.

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Historic Thomas Hall renovation celebrated with open house and dedication

Loyola University New Orleans recently completed a major renovation of Thomas Hall, one of the university's original buildings, which served as a residence and chapel for Jesuits of the New Orleans Province until 2005. To celebrate the renovation's completion, the university will host an open house at Thomas Hall on Sept. 27, with a dedication ceremony for the Loyola community at 12:30 p.m. and a reception for the general public starting at 5 p.m.

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Alumnus and opera star Alfred Walker performs voice recital on campus

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Alfred Walker '96 will perform a solo voice recital on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 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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Wolfpack takes first place at cross country meet

Loyola men's and women's cross country teams got the season off to a fast start, as both teams took first place at the Four Points by Sheraton Wolfpack Invitational last Saturday.

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Loyola Opera presents a Verdi and Wagner Concert

Loyola Opera Theatre presents an evening of selected works by romantic composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 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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Registration underway for Family Weekend 2011

Loyola University New Orleans will open its doors to students' family and friends for the university's annual Family Weekend to be held Sept. 30 - Oct. 2.

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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies brings award-winning poet to campus

Loyola University New Orleans' Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies presents award-winning poet and critical essayist, Jesús Barquet, in a presentation of his new book on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in Multimedia Room 2 in the Monroe Library.

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Loyola-Xavier volleyball matchup rescheduled for Oct. 13

The volleyball game between Loyola and Xavier that was postponed due to Tropical Storm Lee has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. in The Den.

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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 Theatre opens season with bold new version of classic tale

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off the 2011-12 season with "In The Blood," Suzan-Lori Parks' contemporary story based on the main character from Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter."

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LIM alumna to present webinar on theological reflection

The Loyola Institute for Ministry will host a webinar focusing on its method of theological reflection on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. C.D.T., conducted by Marion Danforth, Ed.D.

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Loyola's Jazz Underground series kicks off with tribute to Cannonball and Coltrane

"Celebrating Cannonball and Coltrane," an evening of jazz honoring an historic recording by musicians John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, will kick off Loyola University New Orleans' Jazz Underground series on Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Satchmo's, located in the Danna Student Center on the university's main campus.

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LIM's First Tuesdays speaker series kicks off in October

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry will kick off its annual First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City free speaker series with an address by New Orleans culinary icon Leah Chase on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Chase will deliver the presentation "I Just Pray and Keep On Going."

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Loyola to host inaugural conference of the Walker Percy Center

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Walker Percy's novel, "The Moviegoer", by hosting a conference about the Southern writer Oct. 14-16 on its main campus.

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