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Family Weekend is March 11-13

Loyola announcement - March 1, 2005

Loyola to Host Family Weekend 2005

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans will host Family Weekend 2005 on March 11-13, 2005. Last year Family Weekend attracted over 800 from 34 states and 3 foreign countries. Listed below is the schedule of events:

Friday, March 11, 2005

Parents registration. St. Charles Room, Danna Center

9:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

9:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Shadow your son or daughter to class.9:30 – 10:20 a.m. classes10:30 – 11:20 a.m. classes11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. classes12:30 – 1:20 p.m. classes1:30 – 2:20 p.m. classes2:30 – 3:20 p.m. classes

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Loyola 411. Come learn more about various campus organizations and ask the questions you forgot to ask during orientation. Campus organizations that will be participating include University Police; Monroe Library; Residential Life; Financial Aid; Counseling & Career Services; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Office of Service Learning; Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) lab. Danna Center Lounge

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Loyola study abroad informational fair. Meet Loyola faculty who host study abroad programs and current students who have participated. Danna Center Lounge

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Enjoy lunch on your own with your son or daughter at one of the Loyola dining service locations.

12 p.m.

Join members of the Loyola community at one of our daily Masses. St. Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall first floor

1 – 2 p.m.

Student Activities Program: Life Outside the Classroom. On the surface, your student's life outside of the classroom may seem like a mix of working, eating, sleeping, and socializing. But did you know that Loyola is always educating your student? This session explores the intentionally structured student life program that offers a variety of activities, services, and leadership opportunities that significantly contribute to the development of the whole person. Life skills, learning outcomes, and your role as parents will be discussed. Presented by Chris Cameron, director of the Danna Center and Student Activities. Audubon Room, Danna Center second floor

2 – 2:30 p.m.

“A Jesuit Campus in the 21st Century.” The Rev. Simon Hendry, S.J., director of the Jesuit Center, will lead a conversation on the Jesuit ideals and their significance in the spiritual development of the Loyola community. Octavia I & II, Danna Center second floor

2:35 – 3:30 p.m.

“New Orleans People and Places.” Dr. Mark Fernandez, associate professor of history, will discuss the culture of the city of New Orleans from its founding to present. Audubon Room, Danna Center second floor

2:35 – 3:30 p.m.

“The State of the Music Industry, and Its Future.” College of Music Professor, John Snyder, Conrad N. Hilton Eminent Scholar in Music Industry Studies, will will discuss how Loyola is preparing our students for a successful future in the music industry. Communications/Music Complex, Room 204G

2:35 – 3:30 p.m.

“A Loyola Business Education-Not Just In The Classroom.” A group of College of Business faculty members will discuss the ways in which learning at Loyola takes place in and out of the classroom. Miller Hall, Room 204

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Dean’s Open House. Visit with the dean and faculty from your son’s or daughter’s college at an informal wine and cheese reception.Dr. Edward Kvet, dean, College of Music, and faculty will be located in Dixon Court, Communications/Music Complex.Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, dean, College of Business Administration, and faculty will be located in the CBA Atrium, Miller Hall third floor.Dr. Frank E. Scully, Jr., dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and faculty will be located in the Visual Arts Center and Collins C. Diboll Gallery, Monroe Library, fourth floor.

4:30 – 6 p.m.

Family Weekend Presidential Welcome Reception Join the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., university president, for a special Loyola Family Weekend welcome reception. St. Charles Room, Danna Center

7:30 p.m.

Faculty/Alumni Recital Series Loyola Faculty Jazz Septet Tony Dagradi, saxophone; Nicholas Payton, trumpet; John Mahoney, trombone; Matt Lemmler, piano; Brian Seeger, guitar; Jesse Boyd, bass; John Vidacovich, drums. Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex

Saturday, March 12, 2005

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Continued Registration. This is also another chance to meet members of the Loyola’s parents committee. St. Charles Room

9 - 11 a.m.

Loyola Family Weekend Service Learning Project. Spend part of the morning learning more about Loyola's Service Learning Program which provides an educational experience that combines classroom instruction with community service in order to strengthen the community, individual students, and learning opportunities at Loyola University New Orleans. Volunteers will be working with elementary students in outdoor enrichment activities from the Good Shepherd School, a Jesuit Nativity school. This event is co-sponsored by the Loyola Student Government Association. Meet in Loyola's Residential Quad for this hands on experience. Rain site: St. Charles Room, Danna Center 12 & 1 p.m.

Loyola Family Day at the Ballpark12 p.m.

Buses depart from Mercy Hall parking lot on the main campus (buses will be making continuous round trips from the field). Directions will also be provided.1 p.m.

Join us as we back the pack for the Loyola Wolfpack vs. Spring HillBadgers baseball game Segnette Field (adjacent to the Alario Center) 2000 Bayou Segnette Blvd., Westwego, LA 70094. Complimentary game ticket; concessions will be sold at the game. Game tickets will be available at registration.

6 p.m.

Family Weekend Steamboat Natchez Dinner/Jazz Cruise Excursion 6 p.m.: Boarding; 7 - 9 p.m.: Cruising; Cost for the dinner/jazz cruise is $38.50 per adult and $21.50 for children ages 6 - 12. Savor the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the authentic Steamboat Natchez. Enjoy casual buffet-style dining and the live jazz of the world renowned “Dukes of Dixieland.” To make a reservation, contact the Steamboat Natchez reservation line directly at (504) 569-1414. Please indicate that you would like the Loyola Family Weekend rate and provide reference number 6091 to receive the discount. Please board the boat at the Toulouse Street Dock, located behind Jax Brewery at Decatur and Toulouse Street As St. Patrick's Day weekend is a busy time downtown with parades and other festivities, please arrive early; boat departs dock at 7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

University Concert/Guest Artist Series Loyola Jazz Band with guest artist Dennis Mackrel, drums John Mahoney, directorLouis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music complex

Sunday, March 13, 2005

9 a.m

Family Weekend Mass. University President, Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., celebrant. Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall

10 a.m. Jazz Brunch. Tickets are $10 per person, complimentary for your Loyola student and children under 12. Pick up of purchased tickets at registration. This event does sell out; reserve your seats today. Orleans Room, Danna

To reserve your place, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent relations at (504) 861-5454 or (800) 798-ALUM. The schedule is listed on Loyola’s web site at www.loyno.edu/alumni.