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Alumni Weekend 2012 will be celebrated with Loyola's Centennial Celebration

Loyola press release - April 10, 2012

Throughout 2012 and 2013, Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its chartering as a university. The centennial will be observed from April 2012 to May 2013, featuring a number of signature and academic events that celebrate and explore Loyola’s rich history. Loyola University alumni are invited back to campus to celebrate Loyola's 100-year anniversary during Alumni Weekend 2012.

The schedule of class-specific events, together with a variety of all-class activities, will be happening throughout the weekend.

The classes of 1952, 1962, 1972, 1987, 1982, 1992 and 2002 will celebrate milestone reunions during Alumni Weekend festivities, April 13 -15, 2012.

For additional information, visit www.alumni.loyno.edu/alumniwknd12www.alumni.loyno.edu/alumniwknd12 or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-798-ALUM, 504-861-5454, or e-mail alumni@loyno.edu. All events are open to all alumni and free unless otherwise noted.

2012 Alumni Weekend Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 13, 2012
5 - 7 p.m.
• Alumni Welcome Reception
J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library
$20 per person/$30 per couple
• Book Signing and Centennial Exhibit
Monroe Library, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. Presidents’ Exhibit in Thomas Hall, all day, free

7 – 9 p.m.
• Alumni Reunion Class Dinners
Various locations on campus
$40 per person/$70 per couple
Classes of 1952, 1962, 1972, 1987, 1982, 1992, and 2002

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - Founder’s Day Events
1 -- 2 p.m.
• Campus Tours
Meet in front of J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library

2 – 3 p.m.
• Book signing and lecture by Loyola’s Provost Distinguished Professor of History, Bernard Cook, Ph.D.
Location: Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall
Meet Bernie Cook, author of “Founded on Faith: A History of Loyola University New Orleans”

3 p.m.
• Loyola Concert Band
Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall
Featuring the premiere of the Ignatian Fanfare by Col. John Bourgeois '90, H '05

5 p.m.
• 100th Anniversary Celebratory Mass
Holy Name of Jesus Church

6:15 p.m.
• Picnic Dinner Anniversary Celebration
Marquette Lawn
Complimentary food and soft drinks; cash bar available
Music: The Yat Pack and Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes
Centennial cake
Centennial video screening
Special appearance by the 610 Stompers
Fireworks finale

Sunday, April 15, 2012
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Annual Alumni Association Jazz Brunch
St. Charles Room
Limited seating is available at the Jazz Brunch.
Registration will close at 220 attendees.
$30 per person/$50 couple
Adjutor Hominum Award presentation
Young Alumni Award and individual College awards
Alumni Association annual meeting/ passing of the gavel
Presentation of reunion class gifts

3 p.m.
• Loyola Chorale, Chamber Singers, and NOVA Chorale
Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall

7 p.m.
• St. Louis Cathedral Spring Concert
St. Louis Cathedral
Loyola chorale to perform

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