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October 18, 2013 Issue

Professor studies Catholic schools for national research project

Loyola University New Orleans sociology professor Carol Ann MacGregor, Ph.D., is part of a new nationwide research project helping to decode how different school sectors-from home schools to public schools and Protestant schools to Catholic schools-mold students into good citizens with high morals.

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Vienna Boys Choir returns to Loyola

The Vienna Boys Choir is hailed as a musical treasure of Austria and one of the world's foremost children's choral groups. Five years after their Loyola University New Orleans debut, the group returns Tuesday, Oct. 22 for an encore performance.

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Students showcase cultures from around the globe in Loyola's Country Fair

Students at Loyola University New Orleans are turning the campus into a multicultural destination Friday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m.

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Alumni selected as influential money makers by CityBusiness

Several Loyola University New Orleans alumni from the College of Business and the College of Law were recently honored as 2013 Money Makers, presented by New Orleans CityBusiness. All were honored during an awards celebration Sept. 26 at the Ritz Carlton.

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Students connect with alumni for a chance to win $5,000

Loyola University New Orleans students representing 13 student organizations will compete against each other to win $5,000 to fund their dream project proposals in the Loyola Connect competition.

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LPO's Prieto and Italian pianist Lupo offer public masterclasses at Loyola

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Conductor and Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto and award-winning Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo will present free masterclasses next week at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola begins offering new teacher certification for students pursuing undergraduate degrees

Loyola University New Orleans is now offering students the chance to earn a teaching certificate in secondary education while pursuing an undergraduate degree in English, mathematics, French, Spanish, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science or history.

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Chamber singers, string and sax quartets wrap October Montage events

A series of free concerts by faculty and student ensembles in late October showcases the variety of talent and artistry in the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Take Back the Night protest puts spotlight on sexual assault

Loyola University New Orleans is joining the international wave of peaceful protests to end rape and other forms of sexual violence by hosting a candlelight vigil Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.

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Dine out for Wolf Pack basketball Oct. 23

Wolf Pack Athletics and the Alumni Association of Loyola University New Orleans have partnered with Ye Olde College Inn for an evening to support the university's basketball program.

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Loyola hosts local human trafficking author and journalist

The Loyola University New Orleans Modern Slavery Research Project is hosting New Orleans-based journalist Stephanie Hepburn, author of "Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight."

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Italian drummer Andrea Marcelli performs at Loyola

Italian drummer and composer Andrea Marcelli joins saxophonist Woody Witt in a concert to continue the Jazz Underground Series at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Satchmo's, located in the basement of the Danna Student Center on the university's main campus.

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Loyola event uncovers little-known Jesuit ballets

Most know the Society of Jesus as the largest Catholic order in the world with a rich Jesuit educational tradition. Many people, however, don't know about the order's involvement in dance, which was especially prevalent in 17th-century Paris. Author and dancer Judith Rock, Ph.D., will bring the little-known world of Jesuit ballets to life in a free, public lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Beggars Fraternity celebrates 90 years of brotherhood

The Beggars Fraternity of Loyola University New Orleans-the first social fraternity ever established on a Jesuit campus-will celebrate its 90th anniversary Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Billy Joel drummer, Saturday Night Live vocalist and others examine changing music industry in 'The Sessions'

Liberty DeVitto, legendary musician and long-time drummer for Billy Joel, headlines a panel of national musicians and experts gathering at Loyola University New Orleans Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to examine the ever-changing landscape of the music industry.

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Event showcases documentary work on Dooky Chase's Restaurant

The Loyola University New Orleans Documentary and Oral History Studiowill bring to life how one of New Orleans' most celebrated eateries-Dooky Chase's Restaurant-played a pivotal role in the Crescent City's music, culture, civil rights and food scene in a free, public event Tuesday, Oct. 29.

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Loyola brings Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice' to the stage

The world of William Shakespeare comes to life in November as the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents the bard's groundbreaking dramatic masterpiece, "The Merchant of Venice," an unforgettable tale of mercy and justice, generosity and greed.

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Public lecture Oct. 30 explores American Jewish life

Dubbed as one of the nation's most influential American Jews, Jonathan Sarna, Ph.D., will headline a free, public lecture Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Loyola University New Orleans examining key trends that will affect American Jewish life in the 21st century and beyond. The event is held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.

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Legal historian discusses Lincoln's quest to abolish slavery

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will present a free lecture by American historian and legal scholar Paul Finkelman, Ph.D., on how Abraham Lincoln, once a railroad lawyer, eventually became known as the "great emancipator."

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Support men's basketball as they take on Tulane

The Loyola University New Orleans community is invited to show their Pack pride during the Battle of Freret Street: Loyola vs. Tulane Pep Rally Sunday, Nov. 3.

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Irish singing sensations The Priests return to Loyola

The Priests, a classical music group of three Northern Ireland Catholic priests from the Diocese of Down and Connor, are one of the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. With increased global fame and a U.S. tour under their belt, Frs. Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy return to Loyola University New Orleans Tuesday, Nov. 26 for a special holiday performance.

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