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November 18, 2011 Issue

Loyola provost honored with new professorship

In honor of Loyola University New Orleans Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Edward J. Kvet, D.M.E., the College of Music and Fine Arts recently announced the new Edward J. Kvet Professorship in Music and Fine Arts.

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Barnett Professorship in Free Enterprise Studies announced

For the last 37 years, professor William Barnett, Ph.D., has been a constant presence in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Business, teaching generations of young students the theory and reality of economics. Now, his legacy will live on thanks to the creation of the William Barnett Professorship in Free Enterprise Studies, announced last week by the College of Business.

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Alumna sheds new light on life with brittle bone disease

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Katherine Klimitas '11, recently published "Looking Up," a unique perspective on living with the genetic bone disorder, brittle bone disease.

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Montage Series features chorale, symphony concerts

Loyola University New Orleans' Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series presents two free concerts to close out the fall season. Both events are in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall and are open to the public.

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Loyola Ballet presents classical romantic ballet and special guests

The Loyola Ballet continues its longstanding tradition of excellence in dance with a mixed repertory program on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m., in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex, on Loyola University New Orleans' main campus.

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Alumnus and board of trustees member honored

Loyola University New Orleans trustee Sean C. O'Keefe '77, H'03, of Arlington, Va., was among the distinguished Syracuse University alumni who were honored with the George Arents Award during the university's 2011 Orange Central celebration.

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Business professor presents at international business communication conference

Loyola University New Orleans associate professor of management Michelle Johnston, Ph.D., recently presented "Introducing the Newest Communication Inventory: The Communication Preference Profile" at the Association of Business Communication International Conference held in Montreal.

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Law alumnus honored by New Orleans Bar Association

Glenn G. Goodier '70, J.D. '71, a partner in Jones Walker's admiralty and maritime practice, was honored by the New Orleans Bar Association as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award.

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Andre Perry speaks at gathering of nation's top African-American educators

Andre Perry, Ph.D., associate director for educational initiatives for Loyola University New Orleans' Institute for Quality and Equity in Education, was a featured keynote speaker at the 39th Annual Conference of the National Alliance of Black School Educators held this week at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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CityBusiness honors several alumnae as Women of the Year

Eleven alumnae of Loyola University New Orleans were recently honored as New Orleans CityBusiness' 2011 Women of the Year.

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Loyola's study abroad program nationally recognized for undergraduate participation

Loyola University New Orleans' Center for International Education has been recognized by the Institute for International Education and the U.S. Department of State as having one of the top 40 participating study abroad programs in the country.

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History alumna writes book

Melissa Soldani-Lemon '90, a faculty member at Tallahassee Community College who has long been an advocate for the needs of military veterans, has written "Marvin's Book: The Story of a Professor and a Promise," available online as an e-book, with a paperback edition to follow.

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College of Business launches Global Business Association

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Business recently announced the formation of the Global Business Association, a student-based organization focusing on international business, foreign trade, geo-political issues and cross-cultural relations.

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Religious studies department hosts fall Yamauchi series lecture

The Department of Religious Studies at Loyola University New Orleans presents Michael Anthony Novak, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of religious studies, in a lecture, "We The People: A Vision of the Church Still Unachieved," on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Loyola helps students on and off the court

Basketball is a game pure and simple. For some local high school players, this game can possess life-changing possibilities, like earning a college scholarship. But while New Orleans has no shortage of talented high school prospects, basketball talent alone is not enough to ensure they can meet the requirements to get into college, and if admitted, stay there and graduate.

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