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March 2, 2012 Issue

Law alumna to lead litigation section of American Bar Association

Nancy Scott Degan, J.D. '83, of the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. in New Orleans, was nominated to lead the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, which is the ABA's largest specialty section, having approximately 60,000 members.

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Loyola University announces new emergency manager

Loyola University New Orleans has hired Stephen Murphy as its emergency manager. This newly created position is responsible for managing university-wide emergency preparedness and business continuity programs, including training and guidance for emergency response, impact analysis and planning, and assessment of response efforts.

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Psychology professor recognized for distinguished service in massage therapy

Glenn Hymel, Ed.D., psychology professor at Loyola University New Orleans and licensed massage therapist, received two prestigious awards in 2011 for his service to the field of massage therapy. He also currently serves on the editorial boards of two professional journals.

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International Student Scholarship Banquet celebrates Iranian New Year

The Center for International Education and the International Student Association at Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, at the 10th annual International Student Scholarship Banquet on Friday, March 9 at 6 p.m. in the St. Charles Room located in the Danna Student Center.

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Music instructor receives Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement Award

John Rankin, guitar and music industry studies instructor at Loyola University New Orleans, was recently awarded the 2011 Best of the Beat: Lifetime Achievement in Music Education Award. Sponsored by OffBeat Magazine, the Best of the Beat Awards pay tribute to those who are voted the best in a variety of musical categories and genres.

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Indian Arts Circle screens documentary on Indian classical music at Loyola

The Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans present a screening of the documentary, "Raga Unveiled," on Saturday, March 3 at 6 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall.

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Lenten Series features Jesuit lectures and Latin Mass

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 March to observe the season of Lent. Each of these free events will take place on Loyola's main campus at 7 p.m.

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University counselor receives award for advocacy

Brooks Zitzmann, LMSW, staff counselor at the University Counseling Center in Loyola University New Orleans' Office of Student Affairs, has been selected as an Excellence Award Bronze Honoree by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

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Journalism competition returns to Loyola

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication, in conjunction with the New Orleans Press Club, are teaming up again to present the 35th annual Tom Bell Silver Scribe Competition, which features high school students from throughout the New Orleans area competing in a variety of categories related to the communications industry.

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Human rights advocate to speak at College of Law

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.

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History department hosts lecture on human rights in apartheid-era South Africa

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.

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Loyola takes gold, silver at ADDY Awards

Loyola University New Orleans had another strong showing at the New Orleans ADDY Awards, which recognizes excellence in advertising, during the New Orleans Advertising Club's local chapter awards gala, held Feb. 25 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Women in politics focus of two events next week

The Women's Resource Center at Loyola University New Orleans presents two events next week geared towards encouraging young women to participate in politics, both in school and after graduation. Both are free and will be held in the Audubon Room, located in the Danna Student Center.

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School of Nursing awarded national scholarship

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing was recently awarded a national scholarship by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, which will pay tuition for a deserving new student to attend Loyola's Doctor of Nursing Practice program starting this year.

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Loyola hosts 'Curriculum of a Community'

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.

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Loyola hosts 43rd annual Jazz Festival

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.

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Montage series continues with symphonic organ recital

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans presents organist Ronald Wyatt in a solo recital, "Great Romantics for an American Symphonic Organ," on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

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Loyola Theatre ends season with Shakespearean classic

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.

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Montage Series offers two free music festivals this month

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans will host two free music festivals this month. On March 16 and 17, trumpeter Ben Albright and percussionist Nobue Matsuoka '94 will be featured guests at the annual Trumpet and Percussion Festival. On March 24, high school bands from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will travel to Loyola University to participate in ensemble performances and workshops as part of the Invitational Bands Festival, featuring guest clinician and conductor, David Holsinger.

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