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November 12, 2010 Issue

Performance offers different perspectives to Bach composition

Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” considered by many to be one of Bach’s crowning achievements, will be the featured piece in an afternoon performance by pianist Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., dean of Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts. Col. John R. Bourgeois, USMC (Ret.), will then conduct the Loyola Chamber Winds in an original arrangement of the piece.

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Loyola Theatre presents fast-paced adaptation of a classic comedy

Is authenticity and honesty at the risk of being ostracized more important than moving up in the world via coddling and flattery? This question is at the core of Neil Bartlett’s modern, edgy translation of Molière’s classic, “The Misanthrope.” The play will run in Loyola University New Orleans’ Marquette Hall November 12 and 13, at 8 p.m.

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Jazz brunch offers prospective students a taste of life at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans is hosting its annual Jazz Brunch Open House for prospective students and their families, this Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Fall Yamauchi Lecture focuses on Jewish-Christian relationships

Loyola University New Orleans assistant professor of religious studies Mari Rethelyi, Ph.D., will present the Fall 2010 Yamauchi Lecture in Religion “All in the family? Jewish and Christian Encounters,” on Monday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. in the St. Charles Room, located in the Danna Student Center.

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Military Court comes to College of Law

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will host a special session of the U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the College of Law, Room 308.

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Contemporary feminism on display at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans will welcome Nona Willis Aronowitz, author of “Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism,” to speak on her contemporary look at feminism.

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Violist Roberto Diaz gives all Brahms concert

Viola virtuoso Roberto Díaz will visit Loyola University New Orleans to give an all Brahms performance on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall. A world famous violist, Díaz holds the position of president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music and is former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Loyola Ballet performance includes pirate story and holiday delights

The Loyola Ballet will present an evening of classical, character and contemporary dance joined by guest Komenka Ethnic Dance Ensemble on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex, on the Loyola University New Orleans main campus.

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Business honor society receives international accolade

Calling it a “significant accomplishment,” international business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma recognized its Loyola chapter with the prestigious “Premier Chapter” designation earlier this month.

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Loyola assembles PR team to promote financial literacy

Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication has selected five students to represent the university in the annual Bateman Case Study Competition, organized by the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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Loyola employees encouraged to donate to United Way

This year, Loyola has set an ambitious goal to raise $28,000 for the 2010 United Way Campaign, and the Loyola community is urged to give serious consideration to be a part of something that helps so many.

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Dining Services lends a helping hand through a canned food drive

Loyola University New Orleans Dining Services is taking part in the annual canned food drive, Helping Hands Across America.

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Home cookin' comes to the Orleans Room

Loyola University New Orleans Dining Services will bring home-style cooking to the Orleans Room throughout November, featuring a different student recipe twice a week.

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Gill named SSAC Volleyball Player of the Week

Loyola volleyball player Gina Gill was named Southern States Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the third time this season after leading the Wolfpack to a 2-0 record for the week.

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Upcoming Loyola Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception
Friday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Marquette Hall, Front Balcony

Joint Athletic Tailgate Party
Saturday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m., game follows at 7 p.m.
The Den

Loyola Wind Ensemble Concert
Saturday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m.
Roussel Hall, C/M Complex

Loyola Concert Band
Monday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
Roussel Hall, C/M Complex

Young Alumni Pack Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m.
Greenville hall, Front Parlor

Jazz Underground Concert - Thelonious Monk Institute Sextet
Thursday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Satchmo's Jazz Cafe, lower level Danna Student Center
$10 General admission / $5 faculty, staff, and non-Loyno students / Loyno students free

Semora "Lola" Davis Scholarship/Tribute
Friday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m.
College of Law, 526 Pine Street

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