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May 8, 2009 Issue

Loyola continues to monitor US swine flu outbreak

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus have been identified in Louisiana. Health officials at Loyola University New Orleans are taking precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of everyone on campus.

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Loyola announces Ignatian award winners

Loyola has announced its 2008-2009 Ignatian Awards for outstanding senior and graduate students. Awards for Outstanding Senior Male and Female and Graduate Student were presented at the Baccalaureate Mass Friday, at Holy Name of Jesus Church, and the Spirit of Ignatius Award for Outstanding College of Law Graduate will be presented at the Law Graduation Mass, Friday, May 15, at 2 p.m., also at Holy Name.

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Loyola webcasts 2009 unified commencement live

Loyola is pleased to announce that the Spring 2009 unified commencement ceremony will be webcast live, providing access to family and friends who are unable to attend. On Saturday, May 9, the webcast begins with the procession at 9:45 a.m. and the ceremony at 10 a.m.

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Instructions for faculty and staff participating in commencement

Loyola University New Orleans will hold its Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 8, and its 98th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, at the Louisiana Superdome. The College of Law will hold its Graduation Mass and commencement on Friday, May 15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Please read further for instructions for faculty and staff participating.

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John Biguenet debuts "Shotgun," second drama in "Rising Water" trilogy

Loyola University New Orleans professor, playwright and novelist John Biguenet will debut the second drama in his "Rising Water" trilogy, "Shotgun," at Southern Repertory Theatre, May 6-31. Opening night is Saturday, May 9.

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New Orleans International Piano Competition gold medalist performs at Loyola

Acclaimed pianist and 2006 New Orleans International Piano Competition gold medalist Dustin Gledhill perform a solo concert at Loyola on Monday, May 11, in Roussel Hall.

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Two Loyola alumni gift College of Law with bust of St. Ignatius

On Thursday, May 7, Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law held a ceremony in the Law Library to dedicate a bust of St. Ignatius Loyola, a result of a generous gift from Evangeline M. Vavrick, L’64, and her daughter, Evangeline A. Vavrick, L’01.

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Political science students present policy reports to New Orleans City Council

Political science students from Loyola's College of Social Sciences presented research findings on ad valorem tax and taxicab policies to the city’s Governmental Affairs Committee on Monday.

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Institute for Ministry hosts summer programs for church and school professionals

The Loyola Institute for Ministry is planning four summer workshops to educate church and school leaders.

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WDSU hires Loyola alum for morning weather spot

Loyola University alumnus and New Orleans native Jay Gallé will join WDSU-TV's staff of meteorologists, the television station announced.

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