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September 24, 2010 Issue

Saints owner Tom Benson gifts $8 million for new Jesuit Center

Through the Gayle & Tom Benson Charitable Foundation, New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has generously pledged $8 million to Loyola University New Orleans to create a new home for the university’s Jesuit Center.

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Loyola hosts NORD reform panel discussion on upcoming vote

Loyola University New Orleans and Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans will host a public panel discussion next week on proposed legislation that would create the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, a public private partnership to provide for increased resources for recreational services for citizens of all ages.

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Loyola to host coaching clinic on Saturday

Loyola University New Orleans will host a coaching clinic on Saturday, September 25 at the University Sports Complex on Loyola's main campus, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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The Lindy Boggs Center presents 'The 13 Lessons'

The Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy at Loyola University New Orleans has partnered with the Ashé Cultural Arts Center and One Book, One New Orleans to raise awareness of adult literacy through theater.

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Information Technology to perform Emergency Messaging System test

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 at approximately 12:45 p.m. , Information Technology will perform a test of the university’s Emergency Messaging System.

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Registration underway for Family Weekend 2010

Loyola University New Orleans will open its doors to students’ family and friends for the university’s annual Family Weekend from Oct. 1 – 3.

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Loyola volleyball tops Dillard in three

The Loyola University New Orleans volleyball team traveled to Dent Hall on Thursday night and handed former conference rival Dillard University their first loss of the season, blanking the Lady Blue Devils 3-0.

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Loyola Theatre opens season with whimsical and quirky love story

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off the 2010-11 season with John Cariani's quirky romantic comedy “Almost, Maine” running Oct. 1-9 in Loyola’s Lower Depths Theater.

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Loyola offers writing course for community members

Community members will have the opportunity to refine their creative writing skills with help from a new course at Loyola University New Orleans starting this month.

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Biology professor uses online radio show to address oil spill issues

Craig Hood, Ph.D., professor and chair of biology at Loyola University New Orleans and host of the weekly radio talk show, “Science Matters,” will focus several of his upcoming shows this fall on issues surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Loyola spotlights women's role in reforming New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans’ Center for the Study of New Orleans presents the latest installment in the Biever Guest Lecture Series, “A Woman's Work is Never Done: Reforming and Rebuilding New Orleans.”

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DINEwOrleans honored by college association

Loyola has been recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers for a cutting-edge program that helps students gain insight into different careers through interaction with Loyola alumni.

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The New Freret initiative wins $25,000 grant

The New Freret was recently awarded a $25,000 grant as part of the National Markham Mark of Distinction Award by Markham Vineyards of St. Helena, Calif. Loyola Theatre Arts costume director and extraordinary assistant professor Kellie Grengs, led the push for the grant.

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School of Nursing hosts alumni brunch

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Social Sciences will celebrate its annual School of Nursing alumni brunch on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Law professor testifies in Senate impeachment trial

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Dane S. Ciolino recently testified in front of the 12-member Senate Impeachment Trial Committee in the trial of New Orleans federal Judge Thomas Porteous.

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Loyola hosts archaeology lecture on Early Celtic art

Early Celtic art will be the topic of discussion at Loyola University New Orleans in a guest lecture by Peter S. Wells, Ph.D., professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota. “Meanings in Early Celtic Art” takes place Monday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall.

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Quigley honored at inaugural award ceremony

William P. Quigley, J.D. ’77, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor, was honored with a Civil Rights Leader award by the Louisiana Justice Institute in a ceremony at Xavier University of Louisiana in August.

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Events this week at Loyola

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Crescent City Wind Symphony
Performing symphonic band works by John Philip Sousa, Malcolm Arnold and Aaron Copland
Sunday, Sept. 26, 3 p.m., Roussel
Free admission

20th Century Voices
Violin concert with Dr. Stephen Redfield from the Univ. of Southern Miss.
Monday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., Roussel
Free admission

'The 13 Lessons'
A play presented by The Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center and One Book, One New Orleans
Thursday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Nunemaker
Free admission

Jazz Underground Jam Session
Featuring Tony Dagradi and students
Thursday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Satchmo's
Faculty/Staff $5, Loyola students Free

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