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March 14, 2014 Issue

National Geographic Traveler publishes Mass Comm professor's article

Andrew Nelson Andrew Nelson, visiting professor in the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans, recently had an article published in the April edition of National Geographic Traveler.

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Three former Louisiana governors to share political insights at Loyola

Not one, but three former Louisiana governors will headline the Institute of Politics at Loyola University New Orleans Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Former governors Kathleen Blanco, Edwin Edwards and Buddy Roemer will reflect on their extraordinary experiences in politics and discuss the top issues facing Louisiana today.

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2014 Lenten Series continues 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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Professor publishes work uncovering lesser-known stories of New Orleans' longshoremen

Loyola University New Orleans history professor Justin Nystrom, Ph.D., and his students are bringing to light the lesser-known history of the Gulf region through their documentary efforts with the men who work the ports-the longshoremen. Nystrom's article on his work was published this month.

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President Wildes featured as panelist on medical ethics discussion

Loyola University New Orleans President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., will join a panel of experts next week to explore end-of-life issues and the medical ethics that surround them.

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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 starting tonight.

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Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI focus of Brendan Brown lecture

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents "Natural Law and Public Discourse: The Legacies of Joseph Ratzinger," a lecture by F. Russell Hittinger, Ph.D. Hittinger was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 as a professor ordinarius in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

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Saturday: Loyola Jazz Festival features concert with famed musician Victor Goines

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Victor Goines '84, world-renowned clarinetist, saxophonist, educator and one of the most respected jazz musicians today, will perform Saturday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. with the Loyola Jazz Band at the 45th annual Loyola Jazz Festival.

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Cissy Petty recognized among top 13 student affairs professionals in the nation

Loyola University New Orleans administrator M.L. "Cissy" Petty, Ph.D., known for her outstanding ability to connect with students, is receiving a national higher education award in student affairs.

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Laptop orchestra presents the electronic sounds of creativity in out-of-the-ordinary concert

The modern laptop orchestra has musicians from across the globe putting down their instruments and picking up their laptops to create a new kind of 21st century musical presentation.

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High school bands team up with Loyola and award-winning composer for free concert March 22

Leading high school bands from Louisiana and Alabama will converge at Loyola University New Orleans Saturday, March 22 to participate in ensemble performances and workshops as part of the Loyola Invitational Bands Festival featuring guest conductor and award-winning composer Andrew Boysen, Jr.

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Consulate of Mexico hosts editorial presentation of dean's book

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will host an editorial presentation of the book "Persistent Inequality: Contemporary Realities in the Education of Undocumented Latina/o Students."

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Conference at Loyola will address legal representation of immigrants in Louisiana

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and nonprofit Human Rights First are hosting a daylong conference "Left Out in Louisiana: Addressing the Crisis in Immigration Representation," Friday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the College of Law, room 308.

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Annual golf tournament supports Wolf Pack athletics

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Wellness presents the 17th Annual Wolf Pack Golf Tournament Friday, April 11 at the Audubon Park Golf Course.

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Calling all budding writers: Loyola offers community writing courses

The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans is offering five non-credit community creative writing classes this spring through the Loyola Writing Institute. The classes, all taught by published writers, meet one evening a week for eight weeks, beginning the week of March 23. Registration is now open.

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Marketing and Communications brings home multiple higher ed marketing awards

Loyola University New Orleans' Office of Marketing and Communications was recently recognized for excellence in marketing in two higher education awards competitions.

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Annual event honors scholarship donors, allows students to give thanks

Loyola University New Orleans will honor the generosity of those who provided scholarship support for the 2013-14 academic year during its annual Scholarship Donor Dinner, to be held Thursday, March 20 at the Audubon Tea Room.

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