Loyola at a Glance
February 17, 2012 Issue
John Biguenet, Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor at Loyola University New Orleans, achieved multiple milestones and accomplishments over the past year, including interviews on television and radio programs and appearances in various literary publications.
A group of Loyola University New Orleans community members celebrated the new year in Kingston, Jamaica while also aiding the less fortunate.
Loyola University New Orleans has launched a new centennial website, www.loyno.edu/2012, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the university's founding. The launch of the website coincides with the Centennial Campus Carnival celebration held yesterday, which was an internal pep rally for the official centennial kick-off in April 2012.
The Loyola University New Orleans community today mourns the loss of alumnus Charles Anthony '51, H'04, an acclaimed opera tenor who died Wednesday at the age of 82. He set the record for most appearances at the Metropolitan Opera-2,928-during a career that spanned from 1954 to 2010.
Kendall J. Eskine, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Loyola University New Orleans, recently had his manuscript, "Stirring Images: Fear, Not Happiness or Arousal, Makes Art More Sublime," accepted and published in Emotion, a top-ranked psychology journal of the American Psychological Association.
Six Loyola University New Orleans students and recent graduates were recognized for exceptional journalism ability at the Southeast Journalism Conference convention held last week at the University of Tennessee-Martin. This is the first competition of the 2012 journalism contest season, with several Maroon and Wolf staff members being named "Best in the South."
Laissez les bons temps rouler, but be careful! Loyola University New Orleans encourages its students and employees to enjoy a safe and festive Mardi Gras celebration. Classes will be suspended Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of the Mardi Gras holiday, and will resume on Monday, Feb. 27. The university will resume normal business operations on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice presents "Veterans: Know Your Rights Family Law Seminar," on Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. It is free, open to all veterans and takes place in the College of Law Broadway Building, Room 135.
Loyola University New Orleans' Jesuit Center and the Alumni Association present "The Spiritual Exercises: The Heart of Ignatian Spirituality," a series of lectures on Wednesdays in February and March to observe the season of Lent. Each of these free events will take place on Loyola's main campus at 7 p.m.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Boys Hope Girls Hope are sponsoring Race Judicata, a 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk, which will be held Saturday, March 3, at Audubon Park, Shelter 10, at the Magazine Street entrance to Audubon Park. The funds raised from this race will go directly to support BHGH of New Orleans.
The Music Education Department at Loyola University New Orleans presents leading scholar James T. Frankel, Ph.D., in a lecture on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall. Sponsored by Loyola's Music Education Lecture Series, the seminar is free and open to the public. Louisiana continuing learning units will be awarded to music teachers who participate.
The Office of Marketing and Communications was recently recognized for its outstanding work by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education with five Awards of Excellence, the highest category of awards CASE offers. The department, which is part of the Office of Institutional Advancement, will be recognized at the annual CASE District III Conference in Atlanta next week.
Loyola University New Orleans' Institute for Ministry is offering a Friday night lecture on spirituality and a Saturday workshop on how spiritual care/chaplaincy ministry can aid the fostering of spirituality in the workplace. Saturday will also explore spiritual care/chaplaincy both as a profession and a ministerial vocation.
The Institute for Quality and Equity in Education at Loyola University New Orleans, in conjunction with Sophie B. Wright Charter School, will hold a public lecture to examine educational practices and policies required to build safe, inclusive and productive communities and community groups. "Curriculum of a Community: New Orleans as a Good School" will take place on March 6 at 6 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.
The 43rd Annual Jazz Festival at Loyola University New Orleans presents world-renowned trombonist Ed Neumeister in a one-night-only concert with the Loyola Jazz Band on Saturday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans ends the season with William Shakespeare's classic play, "All's Well That Ends Well," in Loyola's Marquette Theater on March 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m.
Jules Lobel, J.D., the Bessie McKee Wathour Endowed Chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, will be the distinguished speaker at Loyola University New Orleans' 2012 Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Awards Ceremony.
The Department of History at Loyola University New Orleans presents of Tiffany Jones, Ph.D., in the lecture, "Apartheid Madness: Deconstructing Allegations of Human Rights Abuse in Psychiatric Institutions during Apartheid South Africa," on Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Miller Hall, Room 114. The event is free and open to the public.
The Jazz Underground Series at Loyola University New Orleans continues with "Battle of the Tenors," featuring saxophonists Tony Dagradi and Derek Douget, on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Satchmo's, located in the basement of the Danna Student Center on the university's main campus.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University New Orleans presents Grammy-nominated percussionist Bobby Sanabria in the concert lecture, "Clave: A Rhythmic Journey from Africa to the New World," on Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.
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