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October 1, 2010 Issue

SGA to hold forum on worker's rights

Loyola University New Orleans Student Government Association, in conjunction with Student Affairs, will hold “A Voice for Everyone,” a panel discussion intended to educate the Loyola Community on issues related to collective bargaining and union representation for contract employees. The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5th, in Roussel Hall.

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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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Foursquare hits Loyola's campus

Hip to be square? Yes! Foursquare, the latest, cutting-edge social media application designed to keep student, faculty and staff engaged on what’s happening on campus, is landing squarely on Loyola University New Orleans’ campus starting October 1st.

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Family Weekend begins today

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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Archaeology lecture to be held 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.

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Loyola to premiere documentary 'God in America'

Loyola University New Orleans will host the television premiere of the documentary series “God in America: The 400-year struggle for the soul of our nation” at 7 p.m., Oct. 6, in Roussel Hall.

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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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Philosopher gives lecture on acts of kindness at Loyola

Award-winning author and philosopher William S. Hamrick, Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, will give a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans, "The Challenge of Kindness and the Phenomenon of Shame."

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Team Loyola makes strides in the fight against breast cancer

Loyola University New Orleans students, faculty, staff and friends will join together for the third year as “Team Loyola” to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

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Happy Birthday Iggy!

On Tuesday, October 12, from 12:30-2 p.m., the Jesuit Center, located in the Office of Mission and Ministry, will celebrate the 10th birthday of "Iggy," the statue of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in between the Danna Student Center and the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library.

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Loyola graduate, wife of NY Yankees All Star to host book signing

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Laura Posada ’93, J.D. ’96, author and wife of New York Yankees All Star Jorge Posada, will return to campus to sign copies of her new book, “The Beauty of Love: A Memoir of Miracles, Hope and Healing,” at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 14, in front of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library.

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Dean Angeles to receive highest honor from The Midwest Clinic

Loyola professor emeritus Dean Angeles will receive The Midwest Clinic’s highest honor at its annual Chicago conference in December.

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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, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Loyola brings home cooking to the Orleans Room

Loyola University New Orleans Dining Services opened their cookbook to students’ home recipes through a friendly competition, “Recipes from Home.”

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Denis Janz tapped for scholar-in-residence program in Jerusalem

Denis Janz, Ph.D., Provost Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, has been appointed scholar-in-residence by the Tantur Institute for Ecumenical Studies in Jerusalem, Israel.

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CLE program at College of Law announces fall slate

The Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law has announced its fall 2010 schedule with a variety of programs, from informal Saturday morning sessions on campus to estate planning conferences held downtown, and online courses.

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Gina Gill named SSAC Volleyball Player of the Week

Southern States Athletic Conference named Loyola University New Orleans’ Gina Gill Volleyball Player of the Week for the week ending September 26.

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Psychology professor speaks to congressional aides in D.C.

Janet R. Matthews, Ph.D., professor of psychology, recently attended The Education Leadership Conference, an invitation only conference sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Matthews was the only representative from Louisiana at the event which targeted psychology educators from across the country.

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Rent-a-Text program is huge success

Rent-A-Text, an innovative textbook rental program launched by Follett Higher Education Group, saved Loyola University New Orleans students $106,000 on course materials this fall alone.

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Cross country competes in Gulf Coast Stampede

The Loyola University New Orleans cross country team completed their second meet of the season, running in the Gulf Coast Stampede on Sept. 25, hosted by the University of West Florida.

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Events this week at Loyola

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Tazewell Thompson, vocal masterclass
Friday, Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m., C/M Complex, Room 230
Free admission

'Unfinished Catholic Conversations The Church and Major Paradigm Shifts in Western Culture'
Friday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Miller Hall, Room 112
Free admission

Patrick Jacobs, alumnus vocal concert
Friday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Roussel
Free admission

'Almost, Maine'
a whimsical comedy by John Cariani
Oct. 1, 7, 8, 9, 8 p.m.
Oct. 2, 3, 2 p.m.
Lower Depths Theater
Tickets: $12 General admission, $8 students, seniors, Loyola employees
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a concert featuring Loyola's major music ensembles
Saturday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Roussel
Free admission

Meanings in Early Celtic Art
a lecture by Peter S. Wells
Monday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., Nunemaker
Free admission

A Woman's Work is Never Done: Reforming and Rebuilding New Orleans
a lecture by Pamela Tyler, Ph.D.
Thursday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Nunemaker
Free admission

The Challenge of Kindness and the Phenomenon of Shame
a lecture by William Hamrick, Ph.D.
Thursday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Bobet Hall, Room 332
Free admission

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