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February 21, 2014 Issue

Alumni reinvigorate Krewe of Freret for Mardi Gras

A group of seven young Loyola University New Orleans graduates united in their passion to preserve and enhance a Mardi Gras tradition are debuting a new parading group under an old name-the Krewe of Freret-a group that had been absent for 20 years.

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Moot court team wins regional competition

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law students returned to New Orleans this past weekend as champions after winning the Phillip C. Jessup U.S. Rocky Mountain Regional competition, one of the largest and most prestigious moot court competitions in the world.

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Play chronicling levee collapse from Loyola's John Biguenet secures local award nomination

The final play in the "Rising Water" trilogy chronicling the levee collapse after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 written by Loyola University New Orleans professor John Biguenet was nominated for Best Original Work of Theater, Scripted in the 2013 Big Easy Theater Awards presented by the Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education.

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CNN political analyst and former presidential adviser to address Loyola's Class of 2014

David Gergen, adviser to four presidents and senior political analyst for CNN, will address the Class of 2014 during Loyola University New Orleans' spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 10.

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Who's your ADDY? Loyola brings home Best in Show for NOLA ADDY Awards

School of Mass Communication senior Ophelia Battle won Best in Show at the 2014 NOLA ADDY Awards Feb. 7, joining an elite group of Loyola students and staff who brought home multiple ADDY Awards during the Ad Club of New Orleans' local chapter awards ceremony held at the Cannery.

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Monday: Mardi Gras Forum explores unusual Carnival celebrations around the city

From the Jefferson City Buzzards' "cockroach" flopping in the streets to the miniatures of 'tit Rex's tiny wagons, a forum Monday, Feb. 24 at Loyola University New Orleans will showcase the varied and unusual celebrations that make up New Orleans' legendary Mardi Gras.

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'Smardi Gras' puts the focus on safety and fun for Mardi Gras

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate a new twist on Mardi Gras this year-a week of fun events designed to promote safety during Carnival season. Loyola's Office of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association will host "Smardi Gras" through Friday, Feb. 28.

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Attention graduating seniors: Win the first payment for student loans

The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association will foot the bill for the first payment on a student loan for one lucky graduating senior in each of the university's five colleges-the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, College of Social Sciences, College of Business, College of Music and Fine Arts and College of Law.

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Design class spearheads hoops promotion this Saturday

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Athletics and Wellness is partnering with associate professor Daniela Marx's Graphic Design IV class to create larger-than-life personalized graphic portraits showcasing Loyola's athletes for the Wolf Pack basketball games Saturday, Feb. 22 against Bethel University in The Den.

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Is Loyola in your family tree? Alumni Legacy Scholarship deadline is March 7

Loyola University New Orleans students who have family members who have attended Loyola are eligible for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Award. This year, the Loyola Alumni Association will award a total of $30,000.

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Kenyan acrobatic group performs at Loyola

"Lost in Africa," an interactive musical event featuring the Kenya Safari Acrobats, will showcase their distinct brand of gravity-defying acrobatic stunts at Loyola University New Orleans Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. It is free and open to the public.

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Backpack journalism: Loyola offers new for-credit summer class for high school students

Loyola University New Orleans announces "Backpack Journalism: From Beignets to Bayous," a new two-week summer program starting June 9 that will send high school students roaming across New Orleans for a journalism experience in one of the world's most colorful cities.

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Taize prayer services open to community

Loyola University New Orleans is hosting members of the Taizé community for prayer services Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25. Taizé is an ecumenical religious community in Burgundy, France, known for its meditative sung prayer.

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Silver Scribe High School Journalism contest winners announced

Dozens of students from six area high schools took part in a day-long journalism competition Saturday, Feb. 15 co-sponsored by the Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication and the New Orleans Press Club.

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Washington Garcia masterclass, recital rescheduled

Two Loyola University New Orleans Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series events with Ecuadorian-American pianist Washington García, Ph.D., scheduled for today, Feb. 21 have been rescheduled to better accommodate the Uptown Carnival parade schedule.

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Register now for Race Judicata, a 5K fundraiser for at-risk youth

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Boys Hope Girls Hope are sponsoring Race Judicata, a family- and pet-friendly charity 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk Saturday, March 8 to help provide a safe environment for at-risk children through Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans.

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Sorcery in the soil: Archaeology lecture uncovers magic rituals in ancient Egypt

Do you believe in magic, ancient magic that is? While thoughts of ancient villages might conjure up images of old women who curl fingers around thumbs to avoid the evil eye or ill townspeople seeking out spells and cures from the local wise woman, today archaeologists are using Graeco-Roman artifacts from ancient Egypt to reconstruct and understand magic rituals.

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2014 Lenten Series to offer reflections on Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Loyola University New Orleans' Jesuit Center presents its 2014 Lenten Series, "The Heart of Ignatian Spirituality: The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola," a collection of events in March and April to observe the season of Lent.

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Public event offers a guidebook glimpse into New Orleans' literary, distinctive hotspots

Two authors will offer an insider's guide to New Orleans' memorable sites and literary hotspots that reflect the distinct culture existing only in the Crescent City.

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Loyola-produced HIV/AIDS docudrama nominated for theater award

Joining the best of New Orleans theater, Loyola University New Orleans' production of the HIV/AIDS docudrama "Patient A" secured a nomination in the Best University Production category of the 2013 Big Easy Theater Awards.

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Loyola Theatre joins Sherlock craze with 'Hound of the Baskervilles' running in March

It's been more than 125 years since the famous British detective Sherlock Holmes appeared in print, but the popularity of the mystery stories never fades. Joining the Sherlock craze most recently evidenced by the hit BBC TV series, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans will run "Hound of the Baskervilles" for two weekends in March.

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Loyola offering NASA-funded scholarship program for minority students

Loyola University New Orleans is joining a national effort to make sure minority students have the opportunity to stick with science and pursue promising careers in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering and math.

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Who do you think leads the Pack? Nominations open for alumni awards

The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association is seeking nominations for alumni who have devoted their unique talents to serving the university and their communities.

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