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November 9, 2012 Issue

Loyola Ballet celebrates centennial with classic and contemporary works

The Loyola Ballet launches its new season with a mixed repertory concert featuring excerpts from Yuri Grigorovich's acclaimed Russian ballet, "The Stone Flower," Nov. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m.

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Loyola alumnus wins Guinness World Record for motorcycle ride

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Edwin Escobar '97 embarked on a motorcycle ride mission to Central America's capital cities. Twenty-nine hours later, he finished with a world record and raised $52,000 for children's nutritional programs in El Salvador.

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Student expo brings local businesses, free food, drinks and music to campus

Loyola University New Orleans Student Media is hosting a fall expo showcasing local businesses and featuring free food, drinks, product samples and live music Thursday, Nov. 15 from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Peace Quad.

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Loyola music industry professor visits West Bank, mentors Palestinian entrepreneurs

At the second annual Celebration of Innovation last month in Ramallah, Loyola University New Orleans professor Elliott Adams joined 12 American mentors, investors and business-leaders seeking to harness the new culture of innovation in the West Bank.

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Montage November concerts showcase major music ensembles

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series continues this month with performances by some of the major music ensembles at Loyola University New Orleans. All events are free and open to the public.

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Events highlight business side of New Orleans Super Bowl

Next week, students can examine the business side of football mania with two presentations focusing on Super Bowl XLVI. Both events are free and open to all Loyola University New Orleans students.

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Peter Burns' new book ranks UConn's Jim Calhoun as all-time great coach

A new book by Loyola University New Orleans political science professor Peter F. Burns, Jr., Ph.D., describes where the University of Connecticut's basketball head coach Jim Calhoun ranks in terms of all-time great coaches.

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Annual estate planning symposium set for Nov. 14

Loyola University New Orleans co-sponsors the 21st Annual Estate Planning Symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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Intern Queen shares internship success secrets at Loyola

Lauren Berger, CEO of Intern Queen Inc., had 15 internships during her four years of college. She'll use that experience to help Loyola University New Orleans students land their next great internship during a keynote address Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Audubon Room of the Danna Student Center.

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Susan Brower presents on growing use of 'clickers' in Chicago

Susan Brower, associate professor and media services coordinator in the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library at Loyola University New Orleans, presented "Choosing, Growing and Sustaining Clickers on Campus" at the Clickers Conference 2012 Oct. 25 in Chicago, Ill.

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Law Clinic professor honored for work with juveniles

Majeeda Snead, J.D. '84, clinical professor in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans' College of Law, was honored Oct. 20 with a 2012 Justice of Youth Award from the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana.

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Songstress Stephanie Jordan performs at Loyola

Vocalist Stephanie Jordan, whom critics have compared to Norah Jones and Diana Krall, will perform at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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Nathan Henne publishes first-ever English translation of Guatemalan novel

Loyola University New Orleans assistant professor of languages and cultures Nathan Henne, Ph.D., completed the first-ever English translation of "Time Commences in Xibalba," a novel by Luis de Lion.

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S.L. Alexander headlines local events for 'Courtroom Carnival'

S.L. Alexander, Ph.D., associate professor of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication, is hitting the road to promote her book on high-profile New Orleans court cases, "Courtroom Carnival: Famous New Orleans Trials."

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Blood drive to help Loyola instructor's daughter, Children's Hospital

The holidays are right around the corner, and as the spirit of the season blooms, faculty, staff and students at Loyola University New Orleans have united to organize a campus-wide blood drive to benefit the daughter of alumnus and music finance instructor Jude Boudreaux '00.

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Famed French maestro Philippe Entremont returns to New Orleans to perform with Loyola Symphony Orchestra

Philippe Entremont, H'83, internationally renowned pianist and conductor, is well known throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region for his exceptional career and his time spent as music director of the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra from 1980 to 1986. On Friday, Dec. 7, the maestro returns to New Orleans to perform the "Triple Concerto," one of Beethoven's most celebrated compositions.

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Support men's basketball as they take on Tulane

The Loyola University New Orleans community is invited to show their Pack pride during the Battle of Freret Street: Loyola vs. Tulane Pep Rally Nov. 27. The rally takes place from 5-7 p.m. in the St. Charles Room, located in the Danna Student Center.

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MBA open house is Nov. 27

Those looking to improve their business acumen and expand their education are invited to a free MBA open house hosted by the Loyola University New Orleans College of Business on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

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Loyola Theatre presents New Orleans premiere of 'El Nogalar'

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans continues its season with the New Orleans premiere of Tanya Saracho's "El Nogalar," an explosive tale of humor and heartache in today's changing Mexico.

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Loyola celebrates Christmas with two musical events

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the Christmas season with two musical events Sunday, Dec. 2. Singing with Santa, a Christmas sing-along for the Loyola community, will take place in the Danna Student Center's St. Charles Room at 12:30 p.m. Afterwards, the public is invited to Christmas at Loyola, an annual Christmas concert held at Holy Name of Jesus Church at 3 p.m.

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