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February 11, 2011 Issue

Loyola hosts forum on post-Katrina public education

Local education leaders will examine the state of public education in New Orleans five years post-Katrina during a panel discussion at Loyola University New Orleans on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall’s Nunemaker Auditorium. The forum, hosted by the Loyola Society for Civic Engagement, will address the current issues, progress and changes facing New Orleans’ public education system.

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Loyola launches Sexual Assault Advocacy Initiative

The Office of Student Affairs has recently launched a Sexual Assault Response Advocacy Initiative, which seeks to train campus advocates to respond to students who have experienced a sexual assault. The initiative will host its first training session for campus advocates on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 251.

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'Love Your Body' week begins Monday

The Women’s Resource Center at Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate health and well-being with “Love Your Body Week,” Feb. 14 – 19. This year’s theme will be food and women’s empowerment.

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Simno to represent corporate and foundation development for Loyola

Renny Simno ’98, has been named development officer for corporations and foundations for Loyola University New Orleans. In his new role, Simno will be responsible for developing relationships with corporations and foundations capable of extending financial support to the university.

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Photography contest ends Sunday

Did you take that perfect photo when you were traveling, studying or working abroad? Maybe you captured the essence of another culture, country or people. If so, now is your chance to show it.

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Pope John Paul II's final years examined

Renowned author and lecturer George Weigel will explore the life, times and struggles of Pope John Paul II in an examination of his book, “The End and the Beginning, Pope John Paul II - The Victory of Freedom, The Last Years, The Legacy.” The lecture, sponsored by Loyola University New Orleans’ Catholic Studies program, will be held on Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in Monroe Hall’s Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Department of Counseling to offer dual master's degrees

Students seeking a master’s degree in counseling can now enroll in a program that offers an additional degree in either criminal justice or music therapy.

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Loyola Opera presents Floyd's 'Susannah'

Loyola Opera Theatre will present a story of bigotry, desire and murder in its upcoming production of Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah.” The story is loosely based on the biblical account of “Susannah and the Elders” and is considered a timeless exploration of human fallibility.

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Loyola read-a-thon raises money for Haiti relief efforts

The Center for International Education, Women's Resource Center and University Ministry, announced that its read-a-thon fundraiser, which began in November when author and women's rights activist Sheryl WuDunn visited during International Week, raised approximately $1,300 for Fonkoze, the largest microfinance institution in Haiti.

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Loyola Theatre presents local approach of 'Waiting for Godot'

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will lend a local flair to their upcoming approach of Samuel Beckett's brilliant comedy “Waiting for Godot," which runs Feb. 16, 17, 18, and 19, at 8 p.m. and Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Lower Depths Theater.

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Changes in U.S. mortgages explained in free presentation

The Real Estate Law Society at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents “Crepes! The Mortgage Market is Changing - What do I need to Know?" on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., in the Broadway Activities Center, Room 202.

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Former Denmark Supreme Court justice presents at Loyola

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents a lecture by the former president of the Supreme Court of Denmark, Justice Torben Melchior. Melchior’s presentation, “The Highest Courts in a Globalized World–A Danish View,” will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. in the College of Law, Room 405. It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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Leadership conference challenges students to make positive changes

The Office of Co-Curricular Programs at Loyola University New Orleans presents the Student Leader Initiative conference, Saturday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The conference is free and open to all Loyola students. Lunch will be provided.

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George Winston concert to benefit Catholic Charities oil spill relief

Renowned pianist George Winston will perform a benefit concert at Loyola University New Orleans to help families affected by the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The concert takes place Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Loyola’s Roussel Hall.

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Archaeology lecture takes-on imperial boot styles

Connie Rodriguez, Ph.D., associate professor of classical studies at Loyola, will be the featured speaker at the next Archaeological Institute of America national lecture in New Orleans. The lecture, “Imperial Dress Boots,” takes place Monday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Grad Fair brings the bling, and more, for graduating students

It’s that time of year again! Graduating students can shop ‘til they drop and gather important commencement information at the 2011 Graduate Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the St. Charles Room in the Danna Student Center. The Graduate Fair for law students will be held Wed., March 2.

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Black History Month celebration continues

Loyola University New Orleans’ Black Student Union, along with the Office of Student Affairs, will celebrate Black History Month with a series of musical performances, field trips and lectures, including an appearance by motivational speaker Stacy Nadeau, model for Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty.

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Upcoming Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Black History Month Series 2011 - 'Reliving Our History: A Trip to the Museum'
Saturday, Feb. 12, Bus departs from the turnaround at 9:30 a.m., outside the entrance of Carrollton Hall.
New Orleans African American Museum of Art
$5 admission

Love Your Body Week: 'Walk in the Park'
Feb. 14, 16 and 18, 12:30 p.m.
Fountain at Audubon Park's St. Charles Ave. central entrance

Black History Month Series 2011 - Food for Thought: 'Civil Rights Movement' with Anthony Ladd, Professor of Sociology
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 12:30 p.m.
Manresa Den, Bobet 107

Study Abroad 101 Info Session
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m.
Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2

'Five Years Later: The State of Public Education in New Orleans since Katrina'
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall

Black History Month Series 2011 - 'Embracing Real Beauty: A Night with Stacy Nadeau'
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.
St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center

'The Highest Courts in a Globalized World–A Danish View,' lecture by retired president of the Supreme Court of Denmark, Torben Melchior
Thursday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m.
College of Law, Room 112

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