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February 22, 2013 Issue

Cokie Roberts talk Feb. 26 is postponed

Next week's Presidential Centennial Guest Series talk featuring Cokie Roberts has been postponed. Roberts, a veteran journalist with ABC News and political commentator with NPR, has been called to Rome to cover the Pope's resignation.

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Pi Kappa Phi fraternity starts new chapter at Loyola

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is set to begin a new chapter at Loyola University New Orleans this spring, the first new fraternity on campus in 20 years. From Monday, Feb. 25 to Friday, March 8, Pi Kappa Phi Leadership Consultant Keenan Dollar will be on Loyola's campus meeting with interested students who want to be founding fathers of the new fraternity.

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Law professor chosen as co-chair elect of law association's section

M. Isabel Medina, J.D., the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law has been chosen co-chair elect of the constitutional law section of the Association of American Law Schools, and as co-chair next year, will plan the section's 2014 annual program.

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Loyola hosts Employ the Pack conference for students

The Career Development Center is leading the charge to help its students and young alumni land full-time jobs with its first-ever employment boot camp, Employ the Pack, set for March 16.

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Loyola hosts 'Roots' actor Ben Vereen in documentary film screening Monday

Loyola University New Orleans will host actor Ben Vereen, best-known for his role as Chicken George in the 1977 TV miniseries "Roots," in a film screening of "Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles" Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

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Wanted: Diversity-themed photos for student contest

What does diversity mean to Loyola's student body? How is it important? What does it look like? Can it be captured in a photograph? Now students will have the opportunity to tell their story and share their perspective of diversity on campus by participating in the Face(s) of Loyola Diversity Photo Contest.

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2013 Magis Student Leadership Awards nominations being accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the Loyola University New Orleans Magis Student Leadership Awards, a celebration of leadership and service, and a ceremonial salute to university excellence.

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Tonight: Film screening features Louisiana musicians 'singing their way out of prison'

What song would you play if your life was on the line? That's the premise behind a documentary film featured in a Loyola University New Orleans Film Buffs Institute screening tonight at 6:30 p.m.

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Inspirational speaker talks about 'Finding Purpose in Your Passion'

The Office of Co-Curricular Programs at Loyola University New Orleans presents a free lecture by award-winning political strategist, women's activist and lifestyle expert Valeisha Butterfield-Jones.

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Montage series presents free masterclasses by world-renowned musicians starting Saturday

An award-winning clarinetist and an internationally recognized opera star will present free masterclasses at Loyola University New Orleans in the coming week.

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Law students compete at world's largest moot court competition

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law students will compete in one of the regional rounds of the world's largest moot court contest, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

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Saturday: Loyola Sexual Assault Response Advocacy Initiative hosts training

Loyola University New Orleans' nationally recognized program, the Sexual Assault Response Advocacy Initiative, will hold its spring 2013 training this Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library Living Room.

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Broadway Building achieves LEED Silver status

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's Broadway Building has achieved LEED Silver Certification for its environmentally friendly characteristics, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Loyola hosts international pianists in concerto showcase, solo recital

Preeminent young classical pianists from around the world will return to Loyola University New Orleans this weekend to perform at two events presented in conjunction with the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans.

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Georgia rockers the Black Lips share music industry knowledge with students

Georgia garage/punk rock band the Black Lips will speak about the modern-day music industry at a forum at Loyola University New Orleans Monday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.

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2013 Lenten Series features discussion on conscience by Fr. Vacek

Loyola University New Orleans' Jesuit Center presents its 2013 Lenten Series, "Church in the Desert, Church in the World: Reflections in the Spirit of the Second Vatican Council," a series of events in February and March to observe the season of Lent.

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Jazz Underground features New Orleans' jazz all-stars

The "All-Star Jam" at Loyola University New Orleans Feb. 28 will bring together some of New Orleans' most innovative jazz artists in celebration of the historic jam session tradition.

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Art and design luminary April Greiman talks at Loyola

April Greiman, an art and design luminary whose collaborations with acclaimed architects such as Frank Gehry and RoTo Architects have earned her frequent critical praise and an international following, will present a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Feb. 28.

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Loyola is victorious in the Tip Off Challenge against Spring Hill

Loyola University New Orleans won the Tip Off Challenge-the off-the-court game of pride and support-over Jesuit rival Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. The final score was 83-68 in overtime.

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Experts gather in New Orleans to discuss special education reform

A conference focusing on the impact of special education reforms on laws and practices is the central topic of a daylong event at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

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James Carter String Quartet performs March 2

Following the rousing success of their inaugural performance last fall, the James Carter String Quartet will return to the stage Saturday, March 2 for a free concert as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola.

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Loyola Writing Institute hosts new community courses

Dreaming of writing the next great American novel or memoir? Loyola University New Orleans Writing Institute is hosting eight-week classes for the community beginning March 4.

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Mission Partners program launches for staff

The Loyola University New Orleans Office of Human Resources announces the launch of the Mission Partners program, an ongoing series of free sessions open to all employees and dedicated to staff development.

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Institute of Politics features CNN's Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic strategist and New Orleans native Donna Brazile is the featured speaker for the Institute of Politics at Loyola University New Orleans March 5 at 7 p.m.

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Winner selected for Loyola's Krewe of Tucks Instagram contest

This year's Mardi Gras celebration featured Loyola University New Orleans' first-ever float in the Krewe of Tucks parade. The float, celebrating the university's centennial, was also candidly captured by students, alumni and others in Loyola's Krewe of Tucks Instagram contest.

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Influential conservative Christian thinker speaks about religious and civil liberties

Robert P. George, J.D., Ph.D., former presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will deliver a free lecture at Loyola University Orleans Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall located on the second floor of the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus.

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Center for Spiritual Capital, College of Business host deans' colloquium

The Center for Spiritual Capital in Loyola University New Orleans' College of Business will host its first-ever colloquium-a special three-day academic seminar bringing together the best and brightest scholarly minds from business schools across the country-Feb. 28 to March 2 in downtown New Orleans.

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Struggles of the Mexican-American War: Mexican novelista shares tales of 'Tejas'

Loyola University New Orleans will host one of Mexico's leading novelists, poets and playwrights in a discussion that hearkens back to the contentious days of the Mexican-American War.

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Ricky Graham premieres new musical at Loyola

Celebrated playwright and New Orleans native Ricky Graham will present the world premiere of his musical, "The Money Box," at Loyola University New Orleans in March.

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Loyola hosts viewing of award-winning 'Journey of the Universe' film

Exploring the epic scientific and historic drama from the Big Bang to the effect people have on the planet today, Loyola University New Orleans will screen the award-winning documentary "Journey of the Universe" March 9.

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College of Law sponsors 5K Race Judicata to support at-risk children

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Boys Hope Girls Hope are sponsoring Race Judicata, a family- and pet-friendly 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk, which will be held Saturday, March 9 at Audubon Park in Shelter 10 located at the Magazine Street entrance.

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Loyola Jazz Festival boasts two performances by famed percussionist Brian Blade

Acclaimed jazz percussionist and former Loyola student Brian Blade will perform in two concerts Saturday, March 9 as part of the 44th Annual Jazz Festival at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Alumnus and award-winning Bach pianist returns to Loyola

The Rev. Seán "Brett" Duggan '77 is an internationally renowned pianist and acclaimed expert on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. On Sunday, March 17, Duggan returns to Loyola University New Orleans to perform Bach's masterpiece, "The Art of Fugue."

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Jazz Underground Series presents the genius of Ellis Marsalis

Celebrated jazz patriarch and Loyola alumnus Ellis Marsalis M.M.E. '86 will lead an ensemble of jazz students in a rousing program of classic jazz standards and iconic original compositions on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint, located at 400 Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans.

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