Loyola at a Glance
September 20, 2013 Issue
Loyola University New Orleans will showcase Cabra Hall's freshly renovated apartment-style suites Friday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. during a dedication and open house event.
Michelle Johnston, Ph.D., associate professor of management at Loyola University New Orleans, spent the summer practicing what she teaches in her leadership and business communications classes.
Recognizing his hard work as a soldier-in-training, Loyola University New Orleans junior and Army ROTC cadet Zachary Leftwich recently received the Louisiana Chapter's Order of Founders and Patriots of America Award.
In an annual homage to revolutionary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, Loyola University New Orleans saxophone professor Tony Dagradi and friends will present the Jazz Underground concert "Coltrane's Sound," Thursday, Sept. 26.
A short film by Loyola University New Orleans graphic design instructor Tom Varisco will screen at the TIMECODE: NOLA Film Festival in New Orleans this Saturday, Sept. 21, at the AllWays Lounge and Theatre on St. Claude Avenue. Varisco's assistant Erik Winkowski edited the film.
The idea that food is huge in New Orleans is an understatement, but a class for freshmen this fall at Loyola University New Orleans is showing the dynamics of Crescent City cuisine, from its impact on families and the community to its role in business.
New rules for Muslims living in the West are allowing women to take off their headscarves, allowing Muslim families to take out mortgages (in Islam interest is normally forbidden) and are even permitting intermarriage to non-Muslims. Loyola University New Orleans Islamic Studies professor Adil Khan, Ph.D., will explore the topic in a free, public lecture Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located on the third floor of Monroe Hall on Loyola's main campus.
Over the summer, 30 Loyola University New Orleans students immersed themselves in a new country, giving a whole new meaning to the word "service." Fifteen Loyola students participated in a 10-day service trip to Kingston, Jamaica in May while another 15 students traveled to Belize from late July to mid-August.
The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry will pay tribute to the late Gerald "Jerry" Matthew Fagin, S.J., with a celebration event Sept. 25 to commemorate the posthumous release of his new book, "Discovering Your Dream: How Ignatian Spirituality Can Guide Your Life."
Loyola University New Orleans invites its students' family and friends to visit the campus for Family Weekend Sept. 27-29.
Stuart H. Smith, J.D.'86, one of the largest donors to the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and founder of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at the university's Broadway campus, was honored Sept. 18 with a sculpture unveiling of his likeness.
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off the 2013-14 season with Lee Blessing's "Patient A," a dramatic exploration of the first-known case of clinical transmission of HIV.
From classical to jazz, Loyola University New Orleans will boast its talented music ensembles during the annual Prism Concert Saturday, Sept. 28, as part of the university's Family Weekend.
The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry begins its "First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City" series in October.
Conservative English philosopher and author Roger Scruton, Ph.D., will give a free lecture, "Our Church," at Loyola University New Orleans Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Miller 114.
The Loyola University New Orleans Modern Slavery Research Project, led by assistant professor Laura Murphy, Ph.D., will host sex trafficking survivor Minh Dang for an inspiring free, public talk Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. about how the power of language can achieve change and end injustice.
With plenty to fuel the discussion on the future of peace and democracy in the Middle East-including potential U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war, recent bloody events in Egypt and Iran's last presidential election-some of the leading experts in the fields of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies will hold a crucial roundtable and Q-and-A discussion at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.
Inspired by Walker Percy's best-known nonfiction book "Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book," the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans will host its second biennial conference, "Still Lost in the Cosmos: Walker Percy and the 21st Century," Oct. 11-12.
A free, public lecture Oct. 16 hosted by Loyola University New Orleans will explore the rise of China as one of the world's largest national economies.
The Preparatory Arts Program at Loyola University New Orleans recently awarded new merit-based scholarships for students currently enrolled in the piano program. The scholarships went to students who received the highest number of combined points at the annual Louisiana Music Teachers Association's piano rally held in April.
The Loyola University New Orleans head men's and women's golf coach Lisa Tinkler participated in the 100 Holes for History charity golf tournament at Audubon Golf Club on September 3.
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