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January 7, 2011 Issue

Loyola commemorates anniversary of Haiti earthquake

Loyola University New Orleans will commemorate last year’s devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti with a prayer service featuring Haitian music performed by students on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Bobet Hall’s Ignatius Chapel. A fundraiser will be held during the week of January 10th with proceeds going to Doctors without Borders.

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Loyola recognized by Carnegie Foundation

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has awarded Loyola University New Orleans its Community Engagement Classification, recognizing the university’s long tradition of partnering with and reaching out to its wider community.

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Past president of Loyola dies at age 96

Former Loyola University New Orleans President Michael F. Kennelly, S.J., died on Monday, Jan. 3, at Ignatius Residence in New Orleans. He was 96 years old. Kennelly devoted 77 years of his life to the Jesuit order and was a priest for 64 years. He was Loyola’s 13th president, serving from 1970-74, and was known for his steady leadership of Jesuit academic institutions, both at the collegiate and high school level.

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Loyola celebrates Jesuit history with Cajun music performance

Cajun-French music groups Lost Bayou Ramblers and Feufollet will bring the sounds of Acadiana to Loyola University New Orleans for a one-night-only event on Friday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Hall.

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Martin Luther King Jr., Week for Peace events announced

Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all white elementary school in the South, and world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni will be featured guests at Loyola University New Orleans during the 25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr., Week for Peace, Jan. 17-21. The week, which includes a day of community service and a talent showcase, is sponsored by Loyola, Dillard, Tulane and Xavier Universities.

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Loyola trustee and priest discusses Jesuits' influence on music

The Rev. T. Frank Kennedy, S.J., Ph.D., Loyola University New Orleans trustee and director of The Jesuit Institute at Boston College, will present “Jesuits and the Arts: Mission Music and Music of the Missions-Is There Such a Thing,” on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

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School of Nursing adds D.N.P. executive leadership track

Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing has expanded its Doctor of Nursing Practice program for post-masters nursing students who wish to excel in an executive leadership career.

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Faculty and staff convocation is January 21

The Spring 2011 President’s Convocation for faculty and staff is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Alumna enters Pepsi grant contest to keep late son's vision alive

A Loyola University New Orleans alumna is hoping to carry out her late son’s legacy of helping rebuild New Orleans one home at a time, by entering his nonprofit, Matt’s Trees in the Pepsi Refresh Project, an initiative designed to fund good ideas, big and small, that help refresh our world.

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Strong second half gives Loyola women a victory over Talladega

Loyola University New Orleans women's basketball team utilized a strong second half performance in a 59-55 victory over Talladega College Wednesday night in The Den.

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Loyola outlasts SUNO in double-overtime, 96-95

Ryan Brock scored a season-high 33 points while Darrinton Moncrieffe and Corey Gray came through with clutch free throws as the Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team defeated the SUNO Knights, 96-95, in double-OT on Wednesday night at The Den.

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Upcoming Loyola Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Trio Solis, featuring music faculty from Florida State University
Tuesday, January 11, 7:30 p.m.
St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1545 State Street

Lost Bayou Ramblers and Feufollet, Cajun/French music concert
Friday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall
$15 General Admission; $8 Students and Loyola employees

More than a Run up a Hill: The Spanish-American War of 1898
Wednesday, January 19, 7 p.m.
Multimedia Room II, Monroe Library

The History of Jesuits and Music, a lecture by the Rev. T. Frank Kennedy, S.J., Ph.D.
Thursday, January 20, 7:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium

President's Convocation for Faculty & Staff
Friday, January 21, 3 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium

Walker Percy, a documentary film by Winston Riley
Wednesday, January 26, 7 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium

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