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March 9, 2012 Issue

Mass Communication professor rediscovers Detroit

Andrew Nelson, Loyola University New Orleans visiting professor of mass communication, is not only a teacher and a publicist for the National WWII Museum, he's also an accomplished travel writer, penning stories for Copley News Service, The New York Times, San Francisco Magazine and Ready Made for the last 12 years.

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Music industry forum series continues with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

The music industry studies program at Loyola University New Orleans presents Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, in "Friends, Funk and Fortitude," a forum about their lives, music and success as one of New Orleans' favorite local funk/rock bands on Monday, March 12 at 5 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

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Two alumnae to lead separate offices at College of Law

Monique Garsaud '86, J.D. '97, has been selected as the new director of the Career Development and Law Practice Center, formerly known as the Office of Career Services, at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Christine E. Cerniglia '98, J.D. '03, has been chosen as the new coordinator of the Office of Law Skills and Experiential Learning, formerly known as the Office of Law Skills.

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Loyola student to climb Mount Kilimanjaro as fundraiser for New Orleans public schools

Douglas Alexander, a physics junior at Loyola University New Orleans, is training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro as a fundraiser to support physics programs in New Orleans area schools.

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Loyola alumna named president of Wittenberg College

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Laurie Joyner, Ph.D., '86, former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was recently named president of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Joyner will be the university's 14th president and first female to serve in the position in the school's 167-year history.

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Theatre professor's film wins honorable mention at Hollywood film festival

Artemis Preeshl, associate theatre professor at Loyola University New Orleans, was awarded Honorable Mention for Best World Cinema Feature for her dramatic short film, "Pancha Ratna-Five Gems," at the DIY Film Festival's 10th annual gala on March 5 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.

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Loyola to showcase 'My Louisiana Love'

A sneak preview of the documentary film "My Louisiana Love" will be shown on Monday, April 23 in Nunemaker Auditorium at 7:30 pm. The film, produced by Loyola alumna Monique Verdin '11 and Sharon Linezo Hong, traces a young woman's quest to find a place in her Native American community as it reels from decades of environmental degradation.

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Dear World at Loyola invites campus to send message to the world

Hailed by James Carville as an "unconventional" founder of a new form of expression, Robert X. Fogarty's community art project, Dear World, will be visiting the Loyola University New Orleans campus on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Fogarty and the Dear World at Loyola project will be located in the One Loyola Room, located on the main level of the Danna Student Center, just outside the University Bookstore. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.

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Loyola MBA program to hold open house

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Business will hold an open house for all potential students interested in pursuing an MBA degree on Tuesday, March 20 in Miller Hall, Room 112. The open house will begin at 6 p.m., with an information presentation starting at 6:20 p.m.

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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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Law student honored by national organization

Third-year Loyola University New Orleans College of Law student, Lacey Rochester, was one of five students nationwide honored as a 2012 Distinguished Law Student by the American College of Bankruptcy, an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals.

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Girl Scouts join Loyola in centennial celebration

This month, as a part of Loyola's impending centennial celebration, several students in Loyola's honors program are "Rediscovering 1912," through a seminar taught by University Honors Program Director Naomi Yavneh, Ph.D., and university librarian Terry Gallaway, M.S.I.

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English department presents seminar on renaissance poetry

The English Department at Loyola University New Orleans presents Wendy Hyman, Ph.D., in the lecture, "How Not To Seduce a Virgin: Death and Doubt in Renaissance Erotic Poetry," on March 13 at 5 p.m. in the Whitney Bank Presentation Room, located on the first floor of Thomas Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Women's Basketball to Play Lewis-Clark State in the NAIA National Tournament

The 24th ranked Loyola University New Orleans women's basketball team will take on Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) in the opening round of the 2012 NAIA Division I National Women's Basketball Championship in Frankfort, Ky. on Thursday, March 15. Game time is scheduled for 10:45 a.m in the Frankfort Convention Center.

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President welcomes newly-admitted students next weekend

The 17th annual President's Open House at Loyola University New Orleans is scheduled for Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The President's Open House is an informative and fun-filled day for the admitted students of the Class of 2016 to visit campus.

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Film screening and discussion to examine frivolous lawsuits

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents an educational forum and screening of the documentary "Hot Coffee," on Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m. in the College of Law, Room 405. It is free and open to the Loyola community. A panel discussion and Q&A session with Susan Saladoff, director and producer of "Hot Coffee," will follow the screening.

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Acclaimed author Stephen Rea returns to lead spring Writing Institute

Acclaimed author Stephen Rea returns to Loyola University New Orleans this spring to host the Writing Institute, presented by the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing. The writing course, "Writing Well-Crafted Fiction," will take place on Tuesday evenings, March 20 - May 8, from 7 - 9 p.m.

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Physics department hosts NanoDays 2012

The Department of Physics at Loyola University New Orleans presents NanoDays 2012, part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering, on Thursday, March 29 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the St. Charles room of the Danna Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Jazz Underground series continues with bassist Roland Guerin

Roland Guerin, a versatile, in-demand bassist who frequently tours and performs with Allen Toussaint, will continue Loyola University New Orleans' Jazz Underground series with music from his most recent CD, "A Different World," on Thursday, March 29 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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Silver Scribes report to Loyola

More than 40 budding high school journalists from eight schools across the New Orleans metro area converged on the Loyola University New Orleans campus last week to compete in the 35th annual Tom Bell Silver Scribe Competition, presented by Loyola's School of Mass Communication and the New Orleans Press Club.

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Loyola University New Orleans Magazine gets face-lift, new website

A new century deserves a new look. That is the philosophy the Office of Marketing and Communications took when its staff decided to redesign the Loyola University New Orleans Magazine in honor of the university's centennial.

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Loyola wins national educational advertising awards

The Loyola University New Orleans Office of Marketing and Communications was recently recognized in four different categories at the 27th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.

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