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Alumni relive their Loyola experience this summer

Loyola press release - May 21, 2012

As part of the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Enrichment Series, “Growing in Knowledge and Deepening our Faith,” and in celebration of the university’s centennial, the Alumni Association presents “Alumni College: Experience Loyola Again.” This inaugural event will be held June 22-24, and is open to all alumni, spouses, parents and friends of Loyola University.

Over a three-day weekend, participants will have the opportunity to attend classes, mingle at social events and meals, take field trips and stay in a dorm on campus.

Registration is available for $275 per person for the entire weekend or $150 per person to attend Saturday events only. Registration for young alumni (Classes 2001-11) is $175 per person for the entire weekend or $95 per person for Saturday only. The cost includes session fees, meals (excluding dinner at Arnaud’s Restaurant) and parking. Registration, information and course titles are available at www.alumni.loyno.edu/alumnicollege12, which also includes information about special discounted hotel rates exclusively reserved for attendees.

Classes will be taught by Loyola’s outstanding current and retired faculty and alumni, and will be grouped into tracks that will help identify topics of particular interest. There will be four tracks, six sessions per track, and a joint session on Sunday, taught by University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

Tracks will include:

  • New Orleans and the World, a look at the history of New Orleans and Louisiana;
  • Art and Culture, a glimpse of music, literature and art in New Orleans;
  • Loyola and the Jesuit Mission, an extraordinary blend of theological insight and historical perspective from Jesuits;
  • Politics and Society, aspects of society that bring life to New Orleans.

When not in class, attendees will be able to socialize with fellow alumni, Loyola faculty and administrators and attend a Mass or faculty concert. Three complimentary field trips are also available, including a visit to the National WWII Museum, a tour by Loyola visual arts professor Mark Grote, M.F.A., of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art and a post-Katrina tour led by environmental communications professor Bob Thomas, Ph.D. A Friday evening dinner at Arnaud’s is also planned, but not included in the registration cost.

For more information or to register for classes, visit www.alumni.loyno.edu/alumnicollege12, call 504-861-5454 or e-mail alumni@loyno.edu.