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September 23, 2011 Issue

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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Latino student conference to be 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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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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Theatre professor lands guest role on new television series pilot

Ann Mahoney Kadar, theatre professor at Loyola University New Orleans, will guest star in the pilot episode of the new CW television network series, "Hart of Dixie," on Monday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.

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Center for International Education holds Study Abroad Fair

Students and their parents can learn all about international study opportunities during the annual Family Weekend Study Abroad Fair on Friday, Sept. 30, from 12 – 2 p.m. in the Peace Quad.

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String bass instructor receives a day in his honor

David Anderson, string bass instructor at Loyola University New Orleans, will be recognized by the Strauss Performing Arts Center of the University of Nebraska with a day in his honor on Saturday, Oct. 1.

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Loyola president elected to chair the New Orleans Civil Service Commission

Shortly after being sworn in as one of the newest members of the New Orleans Civil Service Commission on Monday, Loyola University New Orleans President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., was elected to helm the group as its chairman.

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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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Law professor speaks about Constitution Day and Hispanic heritage

M. Isabel Medina, the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans' College of Law, was a featured speaker at two events on Sept. 15.

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Author Laura Dodd offers advice on finding your dream job

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Loyola University New Orleans will host New Orleans native Laura Dodd, author of "Dig this Gig - Find Your Dream Job or Invent It!"

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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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Business professor named Distinguished Miller Fellow

Business ethics professor Nick Capaldi, Ph.D., was recently named a Distinguished Miller Fellow at the Jack Miller Center for the Teaching of America's Founding Principles and History at the University of Virginia.

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Ignacio Volunteers celebrate 20 years of giving back to a Belizean community

Last month, 16 students, faculty and staff from Loyola University New Orleans traveled to Belize, Central America for 24 days to host the 'Umadagu Lescuelana' summer camp in the coastal town of Dangriga, Belize.

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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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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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Biology department hosts career seminars

The Department of Biological Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans will host a series of career seminars featuring prominent regional scientists.

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First-Year Experience program presents seminar on human trafficking

Loyola University New Orleans' Office of Academic Affairs presents Shamere McKenzie, a survivor of human trafficking in the U.S., in a lecture about her experience and the issue of modern day slavery on Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 114 of Miller Hall.

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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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Immigration detention to be topic of two-day conference at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans' Jesuit Social Research Institute, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice in the College of Law will come together for an event that will examine the realities of immigration detention in the southern United States.

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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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