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November 4, 2011 Issue

Political strategist Mary Matalin accepts appointment as visiting lecturer

Mary Matalin, well-known Republican political consultant and New Orleans resident, has accepted an appointment as a visiting distinguished lecturer in political science at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola M.B.A. alumna named one of D.C.'s 'Top 40 Under 40'

Alumna Elizabeth Scott, M.B.A.'06 was recognized as one of Washington D.C.'s "Top 40 Under 40" by the latest edition of The Washington Business Journal, which features the area's top business and community leaders and owners under 40.

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Loyola law professor appointed to federal bench

The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously voted to confirm Loyola University New Orleans College of Law associate professor and Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Higginson to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The vote was 88-0.

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Prepare for Battle!

Join the Loyola community on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 5-7 p.m., for the Battle of Freret Street pep rally in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center, preceding the men's basketball game against Tulane at Fogelman Arena.

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Montage Series features Mozart's Requiem, chamber music and jazz

Loyola University New Orleans' Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series presents a week of chamber music, jazz and choral concerts in Roussel Performance Hall in November. All events are free and open to the public.

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Alumnus honored by Jesuit High School

Michael A. McGlone '72, J.D. '75, a partner in the New Orleans law firm of Kean Miller, was named Alumnus of the Year by Jesuit High School.

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Mass Comm alumna serves dual role at WWOZ

Briana Prevost '10 has joined award-winning public radio station WWOZ's web team, where she serves as both Livewire editor and the station's digital and editorial content coordinator.

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Popular film group visits Loyola as part of fall college tour

Loyola University New Orleans welcomes the popular independent film company Wong Fu Productions to its campus on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 7-9 p.m. in Roussel Hall. Wong Fu Productions creates short, comical videos focusing on everyday activities of young Asian-Americans which have become online sensations.

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Loyola career coordinator serving dignity to the homeless

Loyola University New Orleans staffer Georgia McBride '06 has a passion for service. As a career development coordinator for the university, her job is to help students find jobs that send them on their career paths to become productive members of society. While this is commendable in and of itself, McBride's real passion involves helping a group of people whose reality is somewhat dark and full of uncertainty, who are more often than not, living on the fringe of society.

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Faculty, students and alumna named to '40 under 40'

Four members of the Loyola University New Orleans community were named to Gambit Weekly's 14th annual "40 Under 40," which profiles the accomplishments and contributions of 40 standout New Orleanians under the age of 40.

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Department of languages and cultures presents lecture on astronomy in Medieval churches

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Languages and Cultures presents "Astronomy, Space, and Time in Medieval Churches," a lecture about astronomical learning in the Middle Ages, on Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author gives reading at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans' Biever Guest Lecture Series and College of Humanities and Natural Sciences present Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey in a reading from her latest book of creative non-fiction, "BEYOND KATRINA: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast," on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Audubon Room, located in the Danna Student Center.

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First-Year Experience program screens film on child sex trafficking

Loyola University New Orleans' Office of Academic Affairs presents a film screening of "Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth," a documentary about domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it, on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Loyola's Jazz Underground series continues with Steve Masakowski and Nova NOLA

Nova NOLA, a progressive, contemporary jazz band led by legendary jazz guitarist Steve Masakowski, will continue Loyola University New Orleans' Jazz Underground series on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Satchmo's, located in the basement of the Danna Student Center on the university's main campus.

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Loyola Institute for Ministry in Scotland turns 20

Loyola University New Orleans' Institute for Ministry, or LIM, celebrates 20 years of offering master's degrees and certificates in pastoral and religious education at its location in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Office of Mission and Ministry organizes Ignatian retreat for homeless

Loyola University New Orleans Office of Mission and Ministry Assistant Director Josh Daly recently helped facilitate a retreat for homeless and formerly-homeless men at Manresa Retreat House in Convent, La.

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Music chaplain performs across the city

Ken Weber, associate chaplain for liturgy and music in University Ministry, has recently performed in a number of prestigious productions in the New Orleans area, including his latest appearance in the New Orleans Opera Association's production of Puccini's "Turandot."

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