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July 13, 2012 Issue

Loyola announces Centennial Guest Series lineup

Loyola University New Orleans is celebrating its centennial throughout 2012-13 with a series of events featuring acclaimed guest speakers, authors and artists. The series will provide an array of cultural, artistic, Catholic and intellectual perspectives. Each will supplement Loyola's mission of providing outstanding holistic Jesuit education and serving the New Orleans community.

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Former 'USA Up All Night' host honored for successful business

Loyola University New Orleans communications alumna Rhonda Shear '77, has been Miss Louisiana, Queen of Endymion, host of "USA Up All Night" and a television actress. Now she's achieved accolades from her peers as a successful businesswoman.

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Students help enrich lives of at-risk youth

The Office of Service Learning at Loyola University New Orleans has been partnering with organizations that serve at-risk youth throughout New Orleans for many years, and now one of those partnerships has welcomed some of these children to Loyola's campus.

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Law alumna recognized for work in Catholic Church and community

A Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumna, currently preparing to become a nun with a local congregation, was recently named by the National Catholic Reporter as one of its inaugural "12 Catholic women under 40 making a difference." Alison McCrary, J.D. '10, was featured in the article for performing social justice movement work throughout the South.

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School of Nursing receives two major grants to support students and program needs

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing was recently awarded more than $1.19 million in tuition and fees to support Doctor of Nursing Practice students.

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Loyola hosts free National Community Band concert

Loyola University New Orleans will present the National Community Band in a concert on Sunday, July 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street.

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Loyola's School of Nursing holds virtual open houses

Primary care health professionals are needed now more than ever as the country prepares to deliver unprecedented medical coverage to its citizens through the Affordable Care Act. Loyola University New Orleans' School of Nursing has expanded its commitment to preparing the primary care workforce and is holding several online open houses in July and August for qualified nurses interested in pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

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