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November 1, 2013 Issue

Professor's latest award-winning play 'Broomstick' selected for festival

"Broomstick," the latest play by Loyola University New Orleans professor John Biguenet telling the story of a confessing witch in rhymed iambic pentameter, was selected for PlayFest at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater Nov. 8-10.

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Loyola honors Phyllis Taylor for longstanding educational support

Longtime New Orleans champion of education Phyllis M. Taylor, chairwoman and president of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, is the recipient of Loyola University New Orleans' 2013 Integritas Vitae Award, the university's highest honor. Loyola will recognize Taylor at the 1912 Society Dinner Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt New Orleans. Tickets for the event are available at loyno.edu/1912.

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Loyola alumni president honored as a Junior Achievement Rising Star

Current president of the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association Amy Cyrex Sins has been named to the Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans' 2013 class of Rising Stars and will be honored at the organization's 10th anniversary of its City Stars Soirée Friday, Nov. 8 at JA BizTown, 5100 Orleans Ave.

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Loyola students and alumni on board for New Orleans Opera's 'Noah's Flood'

Fresh off the heels of a successful season debut, the New Orleans Opera Association once again enlists Loyola University New Orleans students and alumni for its upcoming production of Benjamin Britten's opera "Noah's Flood."

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Local musicians young and old unite for volunteer orchestra's fall concert

The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra, a volunteer community ensemble founded and coordinated by Loyola University New Orleans students, presents a free concert Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

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Historic visit with Jesuit Superior General invigorates U.S. Jesuit college and university leaders

The Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, recently met for the first time with all presidents and chairs of the boards of trustees of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, including Loyola University New Orleans President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., and Board Chair J. Kevin Poorman.

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Loyola students, alumni help transform Mardi Gras World into charity dental clinic

Tomorrow, more than 200 Loyola University New Orleans students and alumni will help transform Mardi Gras World located at 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl. in New Orleans into a massive, pop-up dental clinic expected to treat some 1,000 low-income patients.

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'Set the World on Fire' with Loyola Week 2013

Loyola University New Orleans' Office of Mission and Ministry and the Student Government Association will co-host Loyola Week from Saturday, Nov. 2 to Friday, Nov. 8.

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Department of Counseling wins mental health fundraising challenge

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Counseling is consistently raising money for a good cause. For the second year in a row, it raised the most money among local universities for mental health resources to benefit the community.

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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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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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Loyola Institute for Ministry's free 'Spirituality in the City' series discusses 'The Muslims Around You'

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry continues its "First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City" series in November with a conversation about "The Muslims Around You" set for Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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Traveling exhibition honors the art of book workers

At a time when the prevalence of bookstores is declining and the popularity of e-books is steadily increasing, a new art exhibit opening at Loyola University New Orleans honors the legacy of the book workers' craft. "Horizon," a nationally touring exhibit presented by the Guild of Book Workers, features 53 works celebrating leading examples of book arts today.

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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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Loyola hosts revamped, interactive Fall Open House Nov. 16

Loyola University New Orleans will host a new take on its Fall Open House for prospective students this year, unveiling a fresh format that boasts concurrent, engaged learning sessions with professors and Loyola's top researchers, as well as campus tours.

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Bicentennial celebration of Verdi and Wagner boasts Loyola symphony, chorus and illustrious alumni

A free concert commemorating the 200th birthdays of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner features the Loyola Symphony Orchestra and Loyola Chorus alongside special guests and Metropolitan Opera stars Alfred Walker '96, Greer Grimsley '76 and Luretta Bybee.

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November music events include Frohnmayer memorial recital, concerts by student and faculty ensembles

The Loyola Faculty Brass Quintet will kick off a series of concerts, including a memorial recital dedicated to the late Phil Frohnmayer, by Loyola University New Orleans' leading musical ensembles as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

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Grammy-nominated opera star Livengood offers masterclass at Loyola

Internationally renowned Metropolitan Opera star and Grammy-nominated mezzo-soprano Victoria Livengood is hailed for her powerhouse performances. On Friday, Nov. 8, the multifaceted singer presents a free masterclass at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Rick Trolsen brings the music of Neslort to Loyola

New Orleans trombonist and composer Rick Trolsen will lead his alternative jazz/rock combo, Neslort, in a Jazz Underground concert at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Nov. 14 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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Lecture: Violent Vikings had an artistic side, too

While the Vikings may have gone down in history as bloodthirsty pirates bent on plundering and destruction, one Loyola University New Orleans professor seeks to uncover the Vikings' more artistic side.

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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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Loyola launches new homepage design Nov. 4

Loyola University New Orleans is launching a new homepage design for its website at www.loyno.edu Monday, Nov. 4. The new design focuses on information relative to prospective students and parents and will showcase student life galleries as well as academic videos and research.

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Are social sciences a weapon in the 'cult wars?'

A free lecture Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Loyola University New Orleans will explore the role social sciences can play in promoting alternative images of minority religious movements-or "cults" as they are labeled by the media and others.

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