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Loyola at a Glance Faculty/Staff Newsletter

August 22, 2008 Issue

Loyola University welcomes accomplished centennial class

Loyola University New Orleans is expected to welcome more than 700 freshmen today at 4 p.m. during its convocation ceremony for new students at Holy Name of Jesus Church.

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National survey says...Loyola makes the grade!

Loyola University New Orleans is ranked fifth among master’s universities in the South in the U.S. News & World Report edition of America’s Best Colleges 2009. This is the second year in a row Loyola has risen in the ranks, from sixth in 2007 and seventh in 2006.

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Deep discount offered to local police seeking criminal justice degrees

Loyola University New Orleans’ Department of Criminal Justice, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the New Orleans Police Department have partnered to give officers pursuing bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice a 60 percent discounted rate on course fees.

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Exciting events from the College of Music and Fine Arts

Mark your calendars! Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts offers an exciting lineup of fall events as part of its Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

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Katrina III anniversary program celebrates helping and hope

The heroic events directly following Hurricane Katrina will be celebrated at Loyola University New Orleans during an anniversary program called Katrina III: Stories of Helping and Hope. The program takes place Friday, August 29, at 7 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall on Loyola’s main campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Loyola to receive Role Model Award from Minority Access, Inc.

Loyola University New Orleans is to be honored as one committed to diversity by Minority Access, Inc., during its ninth National Role Model Conference in Arlington, Va., Sept. 26 – 29.

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Journalism students publish travel stories in The Times-Picayune

A group of globe-trotting Loyola University New Orleans students shared stories of their travels to Central America in a multimedia report in the travel section of The Times-Picayune and nola.com.

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Campus community encouraged to ‘go green’

Loyola University New Orleans continues its commitment to maintaining greener campuses by encouraging and helping the university community recycle, reuse and save energy on both of its campuses.

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Shuttle services resume today

For the second year in a row, the Loyola/Tulane Student Shuttle Services returns today with the Safe Ride program. The Grocery and Entertainment Shuttle will begin on Saturday, August 30.

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Prolific professor and playwright maintains active schedule outside the classroom

Loyola University New Orleans professor, playwright and author John Biguenet has had a busy year.

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Bob Thomas leads talks on environmental issues

Bob Thomas, with Loyola’s Center for Environmental Communications in the College of Social Sciences, presented talks at two town hall meetings on energy hosted by U.S. Senator David Vitter.

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Three Loyola alums featured in Clarion Herald

Loyola University New Orleans College of Social Sciences graduates Andre Breaux, Katie Sporer and Jeanie Donovan were featured August 9 in the Clarion Herald, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

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