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November 30, 2012 Issue

Christmas celebrations this weekend feature music and elves

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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Loyola biology students use hissing cockroaches, scorpions to teach

Giant swallowtail caterpillars avoid getting eaten because they look like bird poop sitting on a leaf. That's just one of the fun facts a team of 15 Loyola University New Orleans biology students shared with children at Holy Ghost Elementary School Nov. 15 and 29.

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Andrew Nelson among featured travel experts at World Travel Market 2012

As a mass communication professor and contributing writer for National Geographic Traveler magazine, Loyola University New Orleans visiting professor Andrew Nelson sees firsthand how social media is changing the way people choose their next travel destination.

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Business alumnus honored by national real estate organization

Loyola University New Orleans College of Business alumnus Albert S. Pappalardo '64, CRE, president of New Orleans-based Pappalardo Consultants, Inc. was awarded the 2012 James D. Landauer/John R. White Award by the Counselors of Real Estate.

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Students host benefit concert Dec. 7 to gather Christmas toy donations

Loyola University New Orleans student Molly Portier wanted to use music to give back. With that idea, she spearheaded the second annual NOLA Polar Express benefit concert Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at The Howlin' Wolf, located at 907 South Peters Street in New Orleans.

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Nun and former principal receives Loyola's highest honor

Sister Imelda Moriarty C.C.V.I., former principal of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in Metairie, is the recipient of Loyola University New Orleans' 2012 Integritas Vitae Award, the university's highest honor.

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Offices in Monroe Hall moving due to construction

Several departments and offices in Monroe Hall are packing up and moving to new digs to accommodate ongoing renovations to the 43-year-old building.

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Stallone film set plays host to Loyola film students

Students in the digital filmmaking program at Loyola University New Orleans gained new insight into the workings of a major motion picture Nov. 14 while recently visiting the Bywater set of Sylvester Stallone's new feature thriller "Homefront."

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Music students perform for elderly retirees

Students in Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts are using their talents to give back to the community this holiday season with a series of live performances at the Poydras Retirement Home on Magazine Street in New Orleans.

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Blood drive on Monday benefits Loyola instructor's daughter with leukemia

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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Webinar Dec. 4 uncovers new trends in evangelization

Evangelization might be an ages-old term for the process of spreading the news of God's saving grace to the world, but that process has come a long way since the days of Jesus. In fact, spreading the good news is now happening through social media and other new and exciting ways. Those new evangelization trends are the topic of a webinar Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. featuring Loyola Institute for Ministry assistant professor Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Ph.D.

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Let it sneaux: Loyola to truck in 20 tons of manufactured snow

Twenty tons of manufactured snow will blanket the Marquette Horseshoe lawn at Loyola University New Orleans next week, creating a winter wonderland for faculty, staff, students and neighbors.

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Loyola participates in national student affairs mentorship program

Students who wish they could continue to be part of a collegiate lifestyle after graduation are in luck. Loyola University New Orleans is participating in a mentoring program developed by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators for undergraduate students wishing to explore and better understand the field of student affairs and/or higher education.

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Philippe Entremont performs next Friday 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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Loyola Opera presents Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide'

The Loyola Opera Theatre brings the legacy and genius of American composer Leonard Bernstein to life with its new production of the fast-paced comic operetta, "Candide," Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.

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