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Loyola Week celebrates university's Jesuit history and identity

Loyola press release - November 1, 2010

The first week of November marks Loyola Week, a series of events, activities and exhibits that celebrate the rich Jesuit heritage of Loyola University New Orleans. The week of activities will run Monday, Nov. 1 – Sunday, Nov. 7 and is presented by the Jesuit Center and the Student Government Association.

As a Jesuit educational institution, the university’s principles are based on the 450-year-old teaching traditions of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order. The Jesuits are renowned the world over for excellence in education, focusing on liberal arts, value-centered education of the whole person, and a commitment to lifelong learning, social justice and service.

“Loyola Week is a week of celebration and fun, speakers, events, lectures and prayer,” said the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry. “It links the campus community to the 27 other Jesuit universities across the United States and the network of more than 900 Jesuit schools in 69 countries. Our Jesuit heritage is what makes us unique as an institution and this is the week we celebrate it as a community.”

In addition to the many activities planned for the week, Dziak said the Loyola community should also be on the lookout for St. Ignatius walking around campus beginning Nov. 1.

Loyola Week schedule of events:

Monday, Nov. 1

All Saints Day Outdoor Mass
5 p.m., Marquette Horseshoe
The campus community is encouraged to dress as their favorite saint or wear black and gold to this outdoor service.

Tuesday, Nov. 2

Jesuit Jeopardy
12:30 p.m., One Loyola Room/Danna Student Center
Test your Jesuit knowledge, and you could win money and Magis. Co-sponsored by SGA/UPB.

Dinner with the Jesuits
5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Orleans Room, Danna Student Center
Fiesta with the Fathers! Come enjoy some delicious Mexican cuisine and relaxed conversation with Loyola’s men in black. Co-sponsored by SGA.

All Souls Day Memorial Mass
6 p.m., Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall
This Mass will remember those who came before us. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the Alumni Association.

Jesuit Speaker Series – President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.
7:30 p.m., Manresa Den, Bobet Hall, Room 107
After feeding your body, feed your mind and soul with words of wisdom from Fr.Wildes. Co-sponsored by Co-Curricular Programs.

Women’s Volleyball vs. University Of Mobile
7 p.m., Recreational Sports Complex
Support the Wolfpack as they bump, set and spike Mobile back to Alabama. Sponsored by the Maroon Platoon.

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Film Screening: The Calling
7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
Come to the New Orleans debut of this award-winning documentary, which follows the deliberations of a few who found a direction and a calling. A dialogue with director David Ranghelli and producer Trey Burvant will follow. Co-sponsored by LIM/department of English.

Thursday, Nov. 4

Careers in Nonprofits: Men and Women with and for Others
12:30 p.m., Audubon Room, Danna Student Center
Looking for something that’s a little more meaningful? Career opportunities in the nonprofit sector may be just for you! Be a part of an interactive panel discussion with representatives from the New Orleans community. Sponsored by the Student Career Development Center.

Dodgeball: Battle of Pamplona
5 p.m., Residential Quad
Pump up the volume, put on your kicks, sport your jersey, bring the heat, play the field, throw-it-back…and possibly win $500! Co-sponsored by the Maroon Platoon.

HBO’s TREME: Spotlight on Music
7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
The show’s award-winning music director Blake Leyh and consultant/writer Davis Rogan will outline the vision of the show’s creators and discuss how music was used to realize it. Davis and his band will perform music from the show. Co-sponsored by the Center for Music and Arts Entrepreneurship, the Center for the Study of New Orleans, and Music Industry Studies.

Friday, Nov. 5

Louisiana Writer of the Year, Valerie Martin: Who Dat Writer
11:30 a.m, Audubon Room, Danna Student Center
Get to know Catholic writer Valerie Martin as she shares her time, talent and treasures with Loyola during an interview with professor of English John Biguenet. Sponsored by the department of English.

'The Misanthrope'
8 p.m., Marquette Theater
Enjoy a contemporary spin to Moliere’s 17th-century comedy, performed by Loyola’s very own. Limited tickets available for sale in the Jesuit Center at half price! Sponsored by the department of theatre arts and dance.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Wolves on the Prowl
8 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center, at 8 a.m.
Do good, feel good. Come out for a day of service involving the entire Loyola community. From 1:30 - 3 p.m., there will be a Wolfpack Party at the Fly with free food. Sponsored by the Alumni Association.

Concert with a Cause
4 – 7 p.m., Baseball field at the Fly behind Audubon Zoo
The Wolfpack Party at the Fly will continue with what’s sure to be an incredible benefit concert for the Gulf Coast with a variety of local bands and performers. Co-sponsored by Loyola SGA and Tulane SGA.

Sunday, Nov. 7

Loyola vs. Tulane Pep Rally
5– 7 p.m., St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center
Sport your Wolfpack Pride! Come dressed in your finest Loyola gear and let’s get “Iggy” with it. Food, music, a photo booth and more will be available. Men’s basketball game starts at 7 p.m. at Tulane. Come cheer on your men in Maroon! Co-sponsored by Loyola Athletics and the Maroon Platoon.

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