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November 8, 2013 Issue

PR News names alumnus' public relations agency its 2013 Small Firm of the Year

PR News recently named Deveney Communication, helmed by Loyola University New Orleans alumnus John Deveney '88, its 2013 Firm of the Year (Small).

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Loyola hosts Fall Open House Nov. 16 for prospective students

Loyola University New Orleans will host a Fall Open House for prospective students, offering engaged learning sessions with Loyola's top professors and researchers, as well as campus tours.

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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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Law professor named high school alumnus of the year

St. Augustine High School recently named Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Mitch Crusto, J.D. as the 2013 alumnus of the year. Crusto is a 1971 graduate of the New Orleans school.

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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 '98 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 tonight, Friday, Nov. 8 at JA BizTown, 5100 Orleans Ave.

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Susan Brower presents at conference in Chicago

Susan Brower, associate professor and media services coordinator in the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library at Loyola University New Orleans, presented "Team-based Budgeting for Technology" at the Consortium of College and University Media Centers Annual Conference Oct. 12 in Oak Brook, Ill.

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Sunday: Memorial recital celebrates the life of Philip Frohnmayer

Loyola University New Orleans students, faculty and alumni unite this Sunday, Nov. 10, to present a memorial recital honoring the life and legacy of Philip Frohnmayer, a longtime faculty member and artistic pillar of the music community who passed away in September.

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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. Today, Friday, Nov. 8, the multifaceted singer presents a free masterclass at Loyola University New Orleans.

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College of Law graduate elected president of American Association for Justice

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnus, Burton LeBlanc, J.D. '90, was elected president of the American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

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Loyola honors Phyllis Taylor for longstanding educational support

Longtime 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 Thursday, 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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Alumni named to '40 under 40'

Five Loyola University New Orleans alumni were named to Gambit Weekly's 16th annual "40 Under 40," which profiles the accomplishments and contributions of 40 standout New Orleanians under the age of 40.

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Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice' concludes this weekend

The world of William Shakespeare comes to life this weekend 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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Tibetan monks bring traditional Buddhist dances and music to Loyola

In their U.S. Tour of Compassion and Harmony, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from India's Sera Jey Monastery present three days of traditional monastic dances, traditional rituals and sand mandalas at Loyola University New Orleans from Tuesday, Nov. 12 to Thursday, Nov. 14.

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November music events include concerts by student ensembles

The Loyola Jazz Band continues a series of concerts this month by Loyola University New Orleans' leading musical ensembles as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series. All performances are free and open to the public.

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Medieval Film Fest presents 'The Way,' starring Martin Sheen

Emilio Estevez's 2010 dramatic film, "The Way," honors El Camino de Santiago, known as the Way of St. James, a Catholic pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. As part of the Medieval Film Fest, Loyola University New Orleans presents a free screening of the film Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

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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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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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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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Resident funnyman Harry Shearer discusses the art of comedy at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans artist-in-residence Harry Shearer will lead a discussion on the mechanics of comedy in cinema during "What's So Funny About That," a public forum Monday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.

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College of Business hosts MBA information session and open house

An upcoming open house for the MBA program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Business will showcase a revised curriculum launched this semester. The open house is Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. in Miller Hall, room 112 on Loyola's main campus.

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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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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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