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August 21, 2009 Issue

Loyola makes the grade in two national surveys

Loyola University New Orleans was ranked No. 6 among master’s universities in the South in the U.S. News & World Report 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” which hit newsstands Thursday, Aug. 20.

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Loyola's School of Nursing to offer state's first doctor of nursing practice program

Since the initial enrollment of nursing students at Loyola University New Orleans in 1979, the School of Nursing has mounted innovative programs in nursing, keeping pace with dramatic changes in nursing education.

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Class of 2009 dedicates gift on anniversary of Katrina

The Loyola University New Orleans Class of 2009 will dedicate a sculptural bench to the university on Saturday, Aug. 29, to pay tribute to 637 colleges that took in displaced Loyola students in the semester following Hurricane Katrina.

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Fall 2009 faculty and staff convocation

Please mark your calendar to attend the Fall 2009 President’s Convocation for faculty and staff, scheduled for this Monday, August 24, at 3 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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College of Social Sciences receives $250,000 to study New Orleans' schools

Loyola University New Orleans College of Social Sciences was awarded a $250,000 seed grant from the Ford Foundation to establish the Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education.

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Ron Paul speaks at Loyola University New Orleans

U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), will present “The Fed and Foreign Policy,” at Loyola University New Orleans on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m., in Nunemaker Hall on Loyola’s main campus.

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Loyola elects five new board members

Loyola University New Orleans board of trustees elected five new members for the term beginning Aug. 1, 2009. They are the Rev. James M. Bowler, S.J., the Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Chad Shinn, N. John Simmons Jr., ’76, and the Rev. Paul Soukup, S.J.

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Loyola welcomes back law students

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law welcomes new and returning law students for the 2009 — 2010 academic year. Classes begin for law students this Monday, Aug. 24.

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Loyola film studies professor selected as international presenter

New Orleans filmmaker and Loyola University New Orleans Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Video Technology Jim Gabour has been selected as a featured director for the annual International Broadcasters Conference in Amsterdam.

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Loyola supports military with educational funding

Loyola University New Orleans began participating in the Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill in August, which provides financial support for education and housing to individuals who have served or are currently serving in the military.

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Become a fan of the Wolfpack on Facebook

The Loyola University New Orleans athletic department recently launched a fan page for Wolfpack athletics on Facebook.

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Human Resources revises vacation policy for staff

In order to provide employees greater flexibility in how vacation time off may be used, and to meet changing fiscal requirements, the University is making changes to the vacation policy.

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