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October 14, 2011 Issue

Walker Percy conference begins today

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Walker Percy's novel, "The Moviegoer," by hosting a conference about the Southern writer today through Sunday, Oct. 16 on its main campus. Walker Percy, a prominent Catholic novelist, taught at Loyola during the 1970s, and several of his former students will be returning to honor the author and the novel.

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Take Back the Night protest puts spotlight on sexual assault

Loyola University New Orleans is partnering with Dillard and Tulane Universities to raise awareness of gender-based violence by hosting the 20th Annual New Orleans Take Back the Night ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. on the Marquette lawn on Loyola's main campus.

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M.B.A. alumnus creates buzz in New York, addresses Loyola audience on Wednesday

Entrepreneur Paul Ellis '07, founding member of New Orleans startup The Receivables Exchange and an M.B.A. graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, will discuss his company and its rapid success with both Loyola's M.B.A. Association and Entrepreneur Association on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5:15 p.m. at Miller Hall, Room 114.

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Loyola alumna using sculpture background to revolutionize medical field

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Nancy Hairston '90 is putting a new face on the medical field. By using cutting-edge, 3D technology to digitally develop custom cranio-facial implants and surgical planning devices for reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, Hairston is changing the lives of disfigured soldiers, accident victims and cancer patients around the world.

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Communications professor pens 'Courtroom Carnival'

New Orleans is world-renowned for taking the simple and mundane and turning it into a Carnival-like event, from parades to funerals and, yes, even to legal proceedings. Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication associate professor and award-winning journalist S.L. Alexander has chronicled several of these colorful courtroom clashes in a new book, "Courtroom Carnival: Famous New Orleans Trials."

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Carter examines how to find God in all things in modern times

Loyola University New Orleans President Emeritus James Carter, S.J., Ph.D., will present a lecture titled, "Finding God in All Things" on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in Miller Hall, Room 114. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Loyola Institute for Ministry.

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Law professor presents at South Texas College of Law

M. Isabel Medina, the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, presented a paper on "The Challenges of Effective Legal Defense in Deportation Proceedings."

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International Student Association hosts Country Fair

Which country's name means 'Land of the Trees?' Where can you find the largest inland delta in the world? In which country was the Panama Canal going to be built? Find out the answers to these and many other questions at Loyola University New Orleans' Country Fair on Friday, Oct. 21, sponsored by the International Student Association and the Center for International Education.

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Alumnus and television star Anthony Laciura to perform in New Orleans Opera's Turandot

Former Loyola University New Orleans Board of Trustees member and Loyola College of Music and Fine Arts alumnus Anthony Laciura '74 will perform a leading role in the New Orleans Opera Association's upcoming production of "Turandot" on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in the New Orleans Theater at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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Crusto speaks at Latino law student conference

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Mitch Crusto presented reflections on Latinos' contributions to New Orleans at the National Latino/a Law Student Association Conference, co-sponsored by Loyola and Tulane Law Schools.

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Broomstick riding not just for witches - Qudditch flies high at Loyola

The magical game of Quidditch, made famous by J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series, has become increasingly popular among Loyola University New Orleans students who are now preparing to compete in the Mardi Gras Carnival Cup at Louisiana State University in February.

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New College of Law Building dedication set for Oct. 25

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, along with the Office of Career Services at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, have found a new home just a block away in the new College of Law Broadway Building, following a lengthy renovation.

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Wolfpack gives back on Nov. 5

Loyola University New Orleans alumni, family, friends, staff and students are encouraged to show their 'Pack pride on Saturday, Nov. 5 for the 12th annual Wolves on the Prowl national day of service.

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Music professor releases Christmas CD, presents two papers in Europe

Sanford Hinderlie, music professor at Loyola University New Orleans, recently recorded and released a new CD, "Christmas in New Orleans." A solo jazz piano rendition of traditional and secular Christmas songs, the CD was originally released in Germany and is due out in the U.S. next fall.

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Wolfpack awarded Champions of Character

Loyola University New Orleans was once again named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions of Character Five Star Institution. This marks the third consecutive year the 'Pack has been awarded this prestigious title.

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SGA's Constituency Week will feature free food and events for students

The Student Government Association invites Loyola University New Orleans students to attend Constituency Week from Monday, Oct. 24 to Thursday, Oct. 27.

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Loyola to allocate funds to plant trees to honor live oak

Loyola University New Orleans is allocating $500 toward the replanting of native trees in coastal Louisiana to honor the live oak tree near Monroe Hall that will be removed on Monday, Oct. 17 due to the renovation of the building.

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Loyola hosts real estate forecasting conference

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Business, in conjunction with the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, will host the 1st Annual "Real Estate and Forecast Seminar" in Roussel Hall in the Communications/Music Complex on Tuesday, Oct. 18 beginning at 8 a.m.

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Alumnus Logan Skelton performs piano recital on campus

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Logan Skelton, D.M.A., '83, will perform a solo piano recital on Saturday, Oct. 22 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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Loyola counselor publishes first novel

Loyola University New Orleans Financial Aid Counselor Michael Barrera published his first novel, "So Shall We Pass," in August.

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United States Air Force Falconaires Big Band to perform at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans proudly presents the United States Air Force Academy Band's Big Band Jazz Ensemble, The Falconaires, on Wednesday, Oct. 19 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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Faculty-Staff Campaign seeks 100 percent participation

The Loyola University New Orleans 2011-12 Faculty-Staff Campaign has officially kicked off and whether you have been giving for 29 years like Robert Reed, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, or if this is your very first gift, gifts of all sizes make a difference.

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Symposium to examine Louisiana exoneration case

Former death row inmate John Thompson, founder and director of Resurrection after Exoneration, will share his powerful story about his experiences with the justice system during "Prosecutorial Immunity: Deconstructing Connick v. Thompson."

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Two Loyola professionals named among Louisiana's Most powerful and influential women

Two women at Loyola University New Orleans were recently honored during the third annual Louisiana Women's Conference on Sept. 23 in New Orleans at the Hilton Riverside. College of Law Dean María Pabón López and General Counsel Gita Bolt were both named at the conference as being among Louisiana's most powerful and influential women of 2011.

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Montage Series features vocal, composer masterclasses by world-renowned musicians

Loyola University New Orleans' Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series will offer masterclasses with two acclaimed musicians at the end of the month.

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Loyola Theatre presents a fresh new vision of Godspell

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents a fresh production of the musical "Godspell," celebrating the show's 40th anniversary of opening on Broadway. The musical will run in Loyola's Marquette Theater on Nov. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

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Loyola staffer co-produces documentary to air on WDSU-TV

"Close Ties Tying on a New Tradition," a documentary about mentoring African-American males in New Orleans, hits the small screen next week, airing on WDSU-TV both Saturday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11:35 p.m.

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