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March 8, 2013 Issue

Ricky Graham premieres new musical tonight

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

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Professor's latest play chronicling levee collapse premieres in New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans professor and Louisiana Writer Award winner John Biguenet will premiere his new play "Mold"-the latest play in his "Rising Water" trilogy chronicling the 2005 levee collapse, horrific flooding and its aftermath-Saturday, March 23 with previews beginning March 20.

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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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Who made Loyola possible for you? Seniors can name honorees in commencement program

The 2013 Loyola University New Orleans Senior Class Giving Committee will use this year's senior class gift to pay tribute and pay it forward. Every donation of $20.13 will go toward a scholarship for an incoming freshman.

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Next MBA open house is Tuesday, March 12

Loyola will hold three MBA open houses and information sessions this spring. Open houses will be held on the following Tuesdays: March 12, April 9 and May 7.

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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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Career Services holds first-ever employment boot camp

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 DNP professor is recognized as La.'s nurse administrator of the year

Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing professor Gwen George, R.N., D.N.P., F.N.P.-B.C., was named Louisiana's Nursing School Administrator of the Year Feb. 16.

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Chagas disease expert publishes new research on stopping spread of killer disease

Loyola University New Orleans biology professor Patricia Dorn, Ph.D., published new research in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene highlighting methods that are vital to stopping the spread of the often fatal Chagas disease, a leading cause of heart disease in Latin America.

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Today is deadline for students to submit diversity-themed photos

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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Loyola's laptop orchestra presents free concert

Performers from across the globe are putting down their instruments and picking up their laptops to create a new kind of 21st century musical presentation-the laptop orchestra.

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Legacy Scholarship Award deadline is March 13

Loyola University New Orleans students with former Wolf Pack members in their family tree can apply for up to $5,000 in scholarship money for tuition, books, room and board, or additional student fees.

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Tickets still available for Matt and Kim concert

Matt and Kim, the Brooklyn-based indie pop duo best known for their spunky hybrid of indelible songs, an emphatic beat and high-energy live shows, will be the featured act for Loyola University New Orleans' annual Loup Garou concert April 11.

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Martin cancels March 18 Loyola talk

The Rev. James Martin, S.J., associate editor of America magazine, has canceled his talk on March 18 at Loyola University New Orleans. This talk was part of Loyola's year-long Presidential Centennial Guest Series developed in honor of the university's hundredth anniversary.

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Lenten Series features Gregorian Chant Mass Sunday

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 March to observe the season of Lent.

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Magis Student Leadership Awards nominations accepted until March 22

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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Culture, politics and malaria: Health worker speaks about Mali

Saba Rouhani, a public health consultant at the London School of Tropical Medicine, will share her cultural and political reflections as a health worker in Mali in a Loyola University New Orleans lecture March 12 at 7 p.m.

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Loyola hosts 'Django Unchained' actress Laura Cayouette for film screening

New Orleans actress Laura Cayouette of Academy Award-winning film "Django Unchained" joins the Loyola University New Orleans Film Buffs Institute for a special Q-and-A event followed by a screening of the Quentin Tarantino presentation "Hell Ride" Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.

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Environment Program explores climate change debate

The Loyola University New Orleans Environment Program is hosting a lecture on the climate change debate Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in Bobet Hall, room 214.

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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, H '07, 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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Film screening contrasts pop-culture nuns and real-life nuns

Catholic nuns from the New Orleans area will converge at Loyola University New Orleans to share what their lives are really like during a free film screening event featuring "A Question of Habit," a documentary contrasting the Catholic nuns represented in contemporary U.S. pop culture and the lives of actual religious sisters.

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Loyola hosts regional high schools in Invitational Bands Festival

High school bands from Louisiana and Texas will travel to Loyola University New Orleans Saturday, March 23 to participate in ensemble performances and workshops as part of the Loyola Invitational Bands Festival featuring guest contemporary composer David Gillingham, Ph.D.

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Jesuit Center accepting applications for new staff fellow program

The Jesuit Center at Loyola University New Orleans introduces the Ignatian Staff Fellows Program, an opportunity for staff to participate in a year-long workshop on Jesuit education and Ignatian values.

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