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February 20, 2009 Issue

Gov. Jindal, Guantanamo attorney to speak at 2009 Loyola commencement - Herbie Hancock to receive honorary degree

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will address the Loyola University New Orleans 2009 graduating class, and internationally renowned jazz musician and chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at Loyola, Herbie Hancock, will receive an honorary degree during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m., at the Louisiana Superdome.

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Ellis Marsalis, Leah Chase and Monk Institute students to perform benefit concert at Loyola

Renowned jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis and jazz vocalist Leah Chase, M'75, along with students from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, will perform at “Jazz for the Ages,” a concert to benefit the Old Algiers RiverFest.

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New dean selected for the College of Music and Fine Arts

Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D., has been selected as the new dean for the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola encourages students to have fun, but be safe during Mardi Gras celebrations

Laissez les bons temps rouler, but be careful! Loyola University New Orleans encourages its students and employees to enjoy a safe and festive Mardi Gras celebration. Classes will be suspended Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 23 and 24, in observance of the Mardi Gras holiday and will resume on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25.

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Cokie and Rebecca Roberts to join Loyola University in tribute to Lindy Boggs

Emmy Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Cokie Roberts, H’93, and her daughter, award-winning public radio reporter, Rebecca Roberts, will visit Loyola University New Orleans March 10 during a special tribute to former congresswoman and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican Lindy Boggs.

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Loyola University New Orleans to add women's tennis to athletic program

Loyola University New Orleans will add women’s tennis to its sports lineup for the 2009-10 academic year in order to meet Title IX and Gulf Coast Athletic Conference requirements. The addition of women’s tennis will give the Wolfpack 11 sponsored sports.

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Moot Court team makes it to final four in national competition

Following their regional championships win, the Moot Court team of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law competed in New York City on Feb. 2 against 27 other national teams from 13 regions.

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Loyola hosts 2009 spring MBA information sessions and open house

The Loyola University New Orleans Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business will host two open houses this spring to meet students and professionals interested in earning a Loyola MBA.

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Music faculty member and organist to perform at Temple Sinai

Marcus St. Julien, D.M.A., instructor of music in the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans, will perform the final installment of his three-part series featuring the organ works of César Franck on Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m., at Temple Sinai Reform Congregation, 6227 Saint Charles Ave.

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Religious studies professor discusses Catholic-Jewish relations on WLAE-TV

Peter J. Bernardi, S.J., associate professor of religious studies, was recently featured with New Orleans Archbishop Alfred Hughes on WLAE-TV.

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Loyola welcomes Albanian Fulbright Scholar

Fulbright Scholar, theatre director, playwright, journalist and translator Arben Kumbaro, brings his knowledge and experience of Eastern European theatre and culture to Loyola University New Orleans this spring.

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Nurse fellows visit Loyola this week

Seven Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows visited Loyola University New Orleans’ School of Nursing this week to explore health care reform in Louisiana and to analyze Louisiana’s emergency preparedness progress since Hurricane Katrina.

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Big first half propels Loyola to back-to-back winning seasons

The Wolfpack men’s basketball scored 53 first half points on 75.9 percent shooting as the team secured Loyola’s first back-to-back winning seasons since the 1970-71 and 1971-72 campaigns, defeating the Dillard Blue Devils 83-67 Thursday night at The Den.

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Mainguy's double-double gives Loyola win over Dillard

Wolfpack forward Christine Mainguy notched her second double-double on the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds as Loyola defeated Dillard 79-60 Thursday night at The Den.

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