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December 3, 2010 Issue

'Life at Loyola with Kelsey and Chelsea' show launches Monday

Two Loyola University New Orleans students are out to capture and share ‘la vida Loyola’ in an exciting, new web video series which will launch on the university’s homepage Dec. 6. “Life at Loyola with Kelsey and Chelsea,” hosted by Loyola junior Kelsey Pabst and sophomore Chelsea Fielding, will give a fresh perspective on the Loyola experience as seen through their eyes.

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Kris Kringle visits the Loyola community for a sing-along

It’ll be a holly, jolly Christmas at Loyola when Santa and his entourage make their annual stop for singing and good cheer! The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association invites the university community and friends to the Singing with Santa party, Sunday, Dec. 5 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the St. Charles Room, located in the Danna Student Center.

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Loyola celebrates the season with annual musical showcase

Loyola University New Orleans will ring in the holiday season with its annual Christmas at Loyola musical celebration on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m., at Holy Name of Jesus Church, located at 6367 St. Charles Ave. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Dining Services brings holiday cheer to the Orleans Room

Loyola Dining Services will spread holiday cheer among students with a gingerbread house decorating event and the annual Christmas lunch. Students will be able to decorate gingerbread houses provided by Dining Services and the University Programming Board on Monday, Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m., in the Orleans Room.

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LIM co-sponsors free spirituality speaker series this month

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry will continue its free speaker series throughout the holiday season with separate presentations by Rabbi Edward Cohn of Temple Sinai and the Rev. Gail Bowman, Dillard University’s chaplain. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Rabbi Cohn will present “Yours, Mine and Ours: What a Friend I Have In...”

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At-risk New Orleans children get a helping hand from Loyola students

For more than 100 years, the organization now known as North Rampart Community Center has provided a nurturing, safe haven for inner-city New Orleans children. Loyola is now partnering with the center through its service learning program, placing college students there to help mentor, tutor and sometimes just listen to the kids.

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BOT member talks about Catholic values in today's media landscape

Communicating Catholic values in today’s ever-changing media landscape has its challenges, and the Rev. Paul A. Soukup, S.J., Ph.D. , will discuss these and the opportunities communication programs face in carrying out their Jesuit mission through their work on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in Studio A on the fourth floor of the Communications/Music Complex.

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Let it sneaux, let it sneaux, let it sneaux!

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Dream no more - snow will fall on Loyola University New Orleans’ main campus on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. for the annual evening of Sneaux@Loyno, held on the Marquette lawn.

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The 'Beer Man' to sign Saints book at Loyola next week

The Loyola University New Orleans Bookstore welcomes former New Orleans Saint Michael “Beer Man” Lewis for a book signing on Friday, Dec. 10, from 12-2 p.m. Lewis will sign copies of the new pictorial, “WORLD CHAMPS: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Perspective of the Super Bowl XLIV Champion New Orleans Saints.”

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College of Law grad named president of N.O. Bar Association

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law graduate Brian P. Quirk, J.D. ’89, was installed as president of the New Orleans Bar Association on Nov. 18, at the Audubon Tea Room.

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New Orleans playwright and professor maintains busy year

John Biguenet, the Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor of English, has maintained a busy year of speaking, publishing and traveling.

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Canned food drive collects more than 2,000 cans for the needy

Uptown Campus Dining, a dining partnership between Loyola University New Orleans and Tulane University, collected more than 2,280 cans for Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana as a part of Sodexo’s annual Helping Hands Across America canned food drive.

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Law student and Katrina author speaks at oral history annual meeting

D'Ann R. Penner, Ph.D., a second-year Loyola University New Orleans College of Law student, was a featured speaker at “Times of Crisis, Times of Change: Human Stories on the Edge of Transformation,” the 44th annual meeting of the Oral History Association in Atlanta, Ga.

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Upcoming Loyola Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Loyola Symphony Orchestra featuring John Murphy
Saturday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall, C/M Complex

Singing with Santa
Sunday, Dec. 5, 12:30 p.m.
St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center

Christmas at Loyola: A Musical Celebration
Sunday, Dec. 5, 3 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church

Young Alumni Mass
Sunday, Dec. 5, 9 p.m.
Ignatius Chapel, first floor of Bobet Hall

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m.
Marquette Horseshoe

Communicating in a Catholic World - Lecture with Rev. Paul A. Soukup, S.J., Ph.D.
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
Studio A on the fourth floor of the Communications/Music Complex

Annual Family Law Conference
Thursday, Dec. 9 to Friday, Dec. 10, 8 a.m.
Pan American Life Center, 601 Poydras St.

End of the Year Hot Cocoa Party!
Thursday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m.
First Floor of the Monroe Library

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