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January 13, 2012 Issue

Visual arts professor is visiting artist at Valencia College

Loyola University New Orleans visual arts professor Barbara Brainard will be featured as a visiting artist when she presents her exhibit, "A New Orleans Portfolio: Works by Barbara Brainard," at an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla.

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Council earns state player of the week honors

Loyola University New Orleans senior guard Keiva Council was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this year. Earlier this week, she also earned the Southern States Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, as well as NAIA National Division I Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

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Loyola president receives MLK Jr. Jazz Award

Loyola University New Orleans President the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., and six other community members will be recognized as exemplifying the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision at an awards ceremony at the Royal Sonesta Hotel this Sunday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.

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Music alumnus presents free outreach programs at Loyola and local public schools

Loyola University College of Music and Fine Arts alumnus and saxophonist Jake Saslow '09 will return to New Orleans Jan. 18 - 20 to perform at Snug Harbor and conduct free outreach programs at Loyola and in New Orleans public schools.

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School of Nursing online program named one of the best in the U.S.

The 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Top Online Education Programs rankings guide singled out the Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing as one of the best online graduate programs in the country.

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Gridiron innovator heads 2012 Athletics Hall of Fame

Legendary college football coach Clark Shaughnessy, often credited as the "father of the T-formation" and early innovator of the modern passing game, headlines the Loyola University New Orleans Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012, which includes baseball players Jerry Brady '62 and David Lindsey '00, and cross country standout Stephanie Legleu Crews '02.

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Loyola hosts Metropolitan Opera auditions

Loyola University New Orleans will once again play host to several young aspiring operatic stars as they compete for the chance to perform on one of the world's most prestigious stages at the Metropolitan Opera National Council District and Regional Auditions on Jan. 14 and 15 in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.

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Two Loyola alumni recognized by White House for service

As the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday approaches, the White House, in coordination with the Corporation for National and Community Service, honored two Loyola University New Orleans alumni, Ansel Augustine '00, M.P.S. '02, and John Smestad Jr. '96, M.R.E. '00, for their commitment to service through the MLK Drum Majors for Service program. Former Loyola student Daniel Green was also recognized with the award.

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President Wildes presents talk on medical ethics to Ochsner physicians

The Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., president of Loyola University New Orleans, presented a talk to Ochsner physician leaders during the Ochsner Leadership Institute on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the healthcare system's Elmwood campus in Metairie.

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Forensic chemistry program in line for national accreditation

The Chemistry Department at Loyola University New Orleans recently announced substantial changes to the forensic chemistry degree program that will bring it in line with accreditation standards of the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission.

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English professor co-authors new book on women in the media

Katherine Adams, the Hutchinson Distinguished Professor and chair of the English Department at Loyola University New Orleans, recently collaborated with professors from the University of Tennessee to publish the new book, "Seeing the American Woman: 1880-1920."

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Law alumnus named dean of Stetson College of Law

Christopher Pietruszkiewicz, J.D. '92, has been named the new dean of Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Fla.

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Social Sciences alumna joins Department of Homeland Security

Katrina Workman Berger, M.C.J. '06, was selected as the deputy assistant director for domestic operations within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Homeland Security Investigations Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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President welcomes back faculty and staff

The Spring 2012 President's Convocation for faculty and staff is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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VITA provides free tax help for the needy

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program this year to provide free tax preparation assistance for people with low to moderate incomes. The sessions, designed by the Internal Revenue Service, begin Monday, Jan. 23, and continue through Thursday, April 12.

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Loyola Opera presents classic comedy, 'The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein'

The Loyola University New Orleans Opera presents its new production of Jacques Offenbach's "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein," a classic comedy filled with lively satire and rousing music, in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus, on Friday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m.

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Loyola Theatre debuts screwball comedy, 'Anton in Show Business'

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans debuts the madcap comic play, "Anton in Show Business," a sharp, wry comedy based on three actresses who have been cast in an ill-fated production of Anton Chekhov's play, "The Three Sisters."

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National legal journalist presents 'Lions of the Trial Bar'

The Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents "Lions of the Trial Bar," a lecture by award-winning legal journalist and bestselling author Mark Curriden on Feb. 1, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium located in Monroe Hall.

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