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March 15, 2013 Issue

Speaker to address representation of African-Americans on reality TV

Student Advocates for Gender Equality at Loyola University New Orleans present the lecture "You Say No to Ratchet Culture, Reality TV Can't: Representations of African-Americans on Reality Television."

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LIM speaker series to feature Philip and Ellen Frohnmayer

Loyola University New Orleans voice professors Philip and Ellen Frohnmayer will be featured guests next month at the Loyola Institute for Ministry's First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City Speaker Series.

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Benson Foundation gives $5 million to Loyola to provide student scholarships

Students with financial need at Loyola University New Orleans will soon have more scholarship dollars available to them thanks to the philanthropy of Tom (H'87) and Gayle Benson. The Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation recently pledged $5 million in financial aid to the university to be used for scholarship support for academically talented students with demonstrated financial need.

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Loyola issues Centennial Challenge to university community

An anonymous donor has issued a fundraising challenge to Loyola University New Orleans, and the president and the Office of Institutional Advancement is calling on all alumni and members of the university community to meet it head on.

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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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Sunday: Alumnus and Bach pianist returns to Loyola

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

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Law fraternity raises money for New Orleans rebuilding efforts

The Phi Alpha Delta Law fraternity in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is holding a fundraiser March 25 at Bruno's Tavern to benefit the St. Bernard Project, a local volunteer organization specializing in rebuilding homes and providing affordable housing in disaster areas.

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Alumnus competing for $50K prize during entrepreneur event

Loyola University New Orleans College of Business alumnus Stephen Fingerman MBA '88 is competing in the Big Idea, the culminating event of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

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Ricky Graham musical continues this weekend

Loyola Theatre concludes its run of Ricky Graham's new musical, "The Money Box," with three more productions this weekend.

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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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Martin cancels March 18 Loyola talk

The Rev. James Martin, S.J., associate editor of America magazine, has canceled his March 18 talk 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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Career Services holds first-ever employment boot camp Saturday

The Loyola University New Orleans 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 this Saturday.

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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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Lenten Series concludes with discussion on fasting

Loyola University New Orleans' Jesuit Center presents its final event in the 2013 Lenten Series, "Church in the Desert, Church in the World: Reflections in the Spirit of the Second Vatican Council," to observe the season of Lent. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Association, the series concludes March 20 with a conversation on fasting.

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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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One week left for Magis Student Leadership Awards nominations

Nominations are still 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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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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Free choral events on tap for Montage Series

A series of free choral events at Loyola University New Orleans throughout the next month will showcase the wide variety of vocal talent and artistry in the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

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Loyola community invited to Hornets friends and family night

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Business has partnered with the New Orleans Hornets to offer discounted tickets for Loyola faculty, staff and students to the Hornets game against the Memphis Grizzlies next week.

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Viola, opera masterclasses set for April

Grammy-nominated violist Roberto Díaz and acclaimed opera tenor Bryan Hymel '01 will present free masterclasses in April as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola showcases how nanotechnology isn't just for researchers

On April 4, a giant carbon nanotube fashioned from black balloons in front of Loyola University New Orleans' Danna Student Center will serve as an obvious and larger-than-life sign that the Department of Physics is passionate and excited about nanotechnology and nanoscale science.

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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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'Brasil Sensacional!' event brings live Brazilian music, dancing and food to Loyola

Ready to experience beats like the samba, an evening of dancing and mouth-watering Brazilian foods? The "Brasil Sensacional!" event April 18 at 6 p.m. boasts live music and performances from New Orleans-based traditional Brazilian dance troupe Casa Samba.

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