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October 21, 2014 Issue

Loyola launches new strategic plan to build on New Orleans' educational strengths, among other strategies

Loyola University New Orleans announces its newly approved strategic plan, "Transforming Loyola 2014"-a six-year plan that won unanimous support from its Board of Trustees at its mid-October meeting. The plan calls for building stronger learning connections with the cultures and traditions of New Orleans as well as focusing more on students' career opportunities. It also emphasizes the importance of experiential, hands-on learning and of a Jesuit approach to higher education.

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The Advocate's John Georges discusses media war in New Orleans

In a city with two competing newspapers, New Orleans has witnessed its share of media wars. In a special guest appearance at Loyola University New Orleans, John Georges, publisher of The Advocate newspaper and CEO of Georges Media Group, will address that exciting topic, as well as his success as an entrepreneur and his long-term plan to provide news to print and online readers throughout south Louisiana. The free, public talk is set for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. in the St. Charles room, located in the Danna Student Center on the university's main campus.

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Expanded Loyola rugby team attracting new students to the sport

As Loyola University New Orleans' new official full-time head coach for the expanded Loyola Wolf Pack Rugby Club, Sam Brock has seen tremendous interest in the sport from young men and women. And on the heels of recent team successes, including capturing the National Small College Rugby Organization's 2014 Deep South Rugby Conference regional championship in April, high school students interested in the sport are eyeing Loyola as their top choice for higher education. Collegiate rugby is governed by USA Rugby.

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Loyola students help show thousands of middle and high school students why physics is fun

When an expected 1,000 or more middle and high school students converge on New Orleans for the American Physical Society's Student Plasma Expo 2014, they'll be learning some of those difficult science concepts through hands-on demonstrations and experiments performed by a team of physics students from Loyola University New Orleans. Sparks will literally fly at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31 when the Loyola student team, which numbers more than a dozen, will showcase how electric charges are generated, among other experiments.

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