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December 13, 2013 Issue

Art student honored by New Orleans City Council

The New Orleans City Council will honor Loyola University New Orleans junior Dianna Sanchez for her victory in a recent national Nintendo fan art competition. City Council President and Councilmember-at-Large Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson will issue a proclamation from the city Thursday, Dec. 19 at City Hall.

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It's going to be a Twelfth Night snowball fight at Loyola in 2014

A "throw me something, mister!" at Loyola University New Orleans is more likely to be answered with a flying snowball than colorful beads during Twelfth Night this year. The university is blanketing its front lawn with more than 20 tons of manufactured snow Monday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. to ring in the official start of Carnival season.

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Loyola Opera presents Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'

The Loyola Opera Theatre will transport audiences to an enchanted fairy-tale world next month with its new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's mythical opera, "The Magic Flute," Friday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.

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Cross-country coach and student receive top honors

Loyola University New Orleans Women's Cross-Country Coach Andy Canegitta was named Louisiana's Coach of the Year, and men's cross-country team junior Paul Freese was named the state's Athlete of the Year. Both earned the top honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana teams for the 2013 cross-country season. The awards represent firsts for Loyola.

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Art and Advent: Professor creates inspiring online resource for Catholics nationwide

If some of the world's most iconic Biblical paintings could talk, they would tell stories of faith perfect for this season of Advent. To inspire Catholics across the country this Christmas, Loyola University New Orleans professor Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Ph.D., is bringing those stories to life.

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Loyola hosts annual Metropolitan Opera auditions

Aspiring opera singers from the Gulf Coast will once again vie for the national spotlight during the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council District and Regional Auditions Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12 at Loyola University New Orleans.

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NOVA Chorale public concert features popular Christmas carols

The NOVA Chorale celebrates the holiday season at Loyola University New Orleans with "Hope: There is a Flower," a free concert of beloved Christmas carols Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Holy Name of Jesus Church on Loyola's main campus. The event is open to the public.

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Loyola Preparatory Arts Program continues popular flash mob, hip-hop dance courses

Fresh off the heels of a successful semester, Loyola University New Orleans Preparatory Arts Program is expanding this spring to continue the popular flash mob and hip-hop classes taught by Loyola ballet alumnus Kenneth "Kynt" Bryan '99.

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Celebrating MLK: New Orleans college students host 'Little Rock Nine' member who helped desegregate America's schools

Just 56 years ago, Minnijean Brown Trickey joined eight other African-American teenagers to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., as a part of the now-famous "Little Rock Nine." This January, she will join hundreds of New Orleans college students in celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during a free, public event series.

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