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September 7, 2012 Issue

Registration underway for Family Weekend 2012

Loyola University New Orleans opens its doors to students' family and friends for the university's annual Family Weekend, to be held Sept. 28-30.

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Hurricane Isaac tests Loyola's emergency response plans

In the days following Hurricane Isaac's slow march across south Louisiana, Loyola University New Orleans administrators have been reviewing their response with a critical eye to ensure emergency preparations continue to evolve and meet the demands of each situation.

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Music education professor presents research at international conference

Edward McClellan, Ph.D., coordinator of music education at Loyola University New Orleans, recently presented his national research study, "Identity Formation of Undergraduate Music Education Majors," at the International MayDay Colloquium: Aims of Music Education conference.

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Loyola reschedules Welcome Back Fais Do-Do

The Loyola University New Orleans centennial celebration continues into the new academic year with a Welcome Back Fais Do-Do open to all faculty, staff and students on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Rescheduled to follow the Mass of the Holy Spirit, the Fais Do-Do will be held in the West Road Garage turnaround area, which will be closed to parking that day for the event.

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Internationally-renowned Tokyo String Quartet to stage farewell performance at Loyola

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans is proud to present a special farewell performance of the critically-acclaimed Tokyo String Quartet. The concert will take place on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 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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Montage series includes woodwind workshop, vocal competition and free performances

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans will feature two performances, a vocal competition and a woodwind workshop as part of a series of free music events in September.

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Centennial Mass of the Holy Spirit helps celebrate start of school year

Loyola University New Orleans' Centennial Mass of the Holy Spirit is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, in Holy Name of Jesus Church. Loyola President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., will be the principal celebrant.

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New exhibit, visiting lecturers highlight upcoming events for Department of Art and Design

The Department of Art and Design at Loyola University New Orleans will open a new exhibit and host two lectures by visiting artists this month. All events are free and open to the public.

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Department of Languages and Cultures presents two lectures by Swiss historian

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Languages and Cultures will present two lectures by leading scholar Kurt Raaflaub, Ph.D., later this month. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies hosts Ignatian spirituality lecture

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University New Orleans will present leading scholar Carlos Man Ging Villanueva, S.J., Ph.D., in the lecture, "Ignatian Spirituality in Latin America: The Practice of Spiritual Accompaniment," on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Audubon Room on the second floor of the Danna Student Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Archbishop Aymond kicks off Loyola's Presidential Centennial Guest Series

The centennial celebration continues at Loyola University New Orleans this fall with the launch of a Presidential Centennial Guest Series. The Most Rev. Gregory Michael Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, will start the series off with his talk, "Catholic Education: Gifts and Challenges in 2012 and Beyond," on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex, on Loyola's main campus. For those unable to attend in person, the presentation will be made available via live streaming.

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Critically-acclaimed author presents lecture on 'Obamacare'

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents critically-acclaimed author and president of Legal Writing Pro, LLC, Ross Guberman, in a free lecture about lessons learned from the "Obamacare" briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court. The lecture takes place on Friday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in the College of Law, Room 308, and is open to the public.

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Civil rights experts gather to prepare local lawyers on transforming city

As the city of New Orleans finds itself in the midst of new initiatives aimed at reforming corruption and improving morale in the New Orleans Police Department, top civil rights lawyers and judges from throughout the region will gather at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law to demonstrate the best practices and information on filing civil rights class actions in federal court.

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