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March 18, 2011 Issue

Race Judicata gives Boys Hope Girls Hope a leg up

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Boys Hope Girls Hope are sponsoring Race Judicata, a 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk, which will be held Saturday, March 19, at Audubon Park, Shelter 10, at the Magazine Street entrance to Audubon Park. The funds raised from this race will go directly to support BHGH of New Orleans.

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Loyola hosts song and score symposium

The Center for Music and Arts Entrepreneurship, housed at Loyola University New Orleans, will sponsor a Song and Score Symposium focusing on the art of film scoring and commercial songwriting. The symposium is March 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Wolfpack baseball helps Japan with relief fundraiser, fireworks

The Loyola University New Orleans baseball team is encouraging all students, alumni and supporters to attend the March 25 game against Lee University as a way to help disaster relief efforts in Japan. The team will donate a portion of the proceeds from the gate to the NOLA Japan Quake Fund, and members of the Japan Club of New Orleans will also be in attendance providing information and accepting donations on site.

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University Ministry takes collection for Japan disaster relief

During the season of Lent, Loyola University Ministry will donate all collections to Japanese disaster relief. Collections will be sent to Catholic Relief Services, which is leading a fundraising effort for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Loyola launches mobile device-friendly website

Blackberry, Android, and iPhone users now have a cleaner mobile view of the Loyola University New Orleans website. This week, the Office of Web Communications launched the university's first mobile-friendly website which caters to the most popular and most used mobile devices and features a pared-down, graphic-friendly version of www.loyno.edu.

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Free talk examines the state of adult literacy

The Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy at Loyola University New Orleans will present “Engaging Literacy: Research to Policy to Practice,” by Stephen Reder, Ph.D. It takes place Wednesday, March 23, at 6 p.m., in Multimedia Room 2 in Monroe Library.

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Lenten Series offers music, words to reflect on the season of Lent

Loyola University New Orleans Jesuit Center and the Alumni Association present “Sacred Music, Sacred Words,” a series of concerts and lectures in March and April to observe the season of Lent. Every Wednesday night, a speaker or musical group helps attendees reflect on the goodness of God. All events begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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Loyola co-hosts climate change panel

The Center for the Study of New Orleans at Loyola University New Orleans has partnered with the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy and Global Green USA to present “Living With Climate Change: The Future For Generation Hot.” The climate change talk will be held Thursday, March 24, from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Tulane University School of Law, Room 110.

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Loyola Interactive Theatre Ensemble sheds light on social issues

Theatre at Loyola University New Orleans takes a LITE approach to heavy issues with a new interactive theatre group. The Loyola Department of Theatre Arts and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Ben Saypol have developed Loyola Interactive Theatre Ensemble, which uses scripted and improvisational theatre to promote dialogue and propose solutions to a variety of global socio-economic issues.

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Westerfield Fellows gather for conference

The Westerfield Fellows Program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents “Emerging Legal Scholarship: The Teaching Fellows Inaugural Conference,” on Friday, March 25, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the College of Law, Room 405.

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France honored with Integritas Vitae Award last night

Frank A. France ’49, M.Ed. ’56, founder of Kehoe-France School, is the recipient of the Integritas Vitae Award. France was honored at Loyola’s Benefactors Dinner last night, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.

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Loyola celebrates 'Music in our Schools' month

The National Association of Music Education recognizes March as “Music in Our Schools” month, and Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts will celebrate this by sponsoring a series of lectures recognizing the importance of music as a core subject in school curriculums. On Friday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m., Whitehead will give an Orff-Schulwerk workshop demonstrating new techniques with Orff instruments in the Communications/Music Complex, Room 204G.

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Scholarship banquet raises funds for international students

The Center for International Education at Loyola University New Orleans invites the Loyola community to the International Student Scholarship Banquet on Friday, March 25, at 6 p.m., in the St. Charles Room located in the Danna Student Center.

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Flutist Sir James Galway gives masterclass at Loyola

Internationally-renowned flutist Sir James Galway will present a special flute masterclass at Loyola University New Orleans on Sunday, March 27, while in town for a performance with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The masterclass will take place at 10 a.m. in Roussel Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex.

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School of Nursing hosts alumni brunch

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Social Sciences invites nursing alumni to its annual School of Nursing brunch celebration on Sunday, March 27. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the award-winning restaurant, Ralph’s on the Park, located at 900 City Park Ave. in New Orleans.

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Louisiana Writer Award winner Valerie Martin speaks at Loyola

New Orleans-born writer and winner of the 2010 Louisiana Writer Award, Valerie Martin, will discuss her writing career during a special interview by playwright John Biguenet, the Loyola University New Orleans Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor of English. A reception will be held at Loyola on March 28 at 6 p.m., in Bobet Hall, Rm. 101, followed by the talk at 7 p.m.

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Environmental communication chair helps restore trees to wetlands

Through his work with Restore the Earth Foundation, Robert Thomas, Ph.D., director of the Center for Environmental Communication and chair of environmental communication at Loyola University New Orleans, is helping to restore the Louisiana wetlands one tree at a time.

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MBA students advise on $500k investment

Master of Business Administration students at Loyola University New Orleans watched as months of research transformed into reality Tuesday night, when South Coast Angel Fund announced its first investment of $500,000 in Omnicademy, a social networking platform that enables universities and colleges to syndicate their courses with one another.

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Loyola hosts panel on Latino political influence

Latino influence on modern United States politics will be the topic of discussion at a free forum at Loyola Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Law professor wins accolades for giving legal aid to homeless

Judson Mitchell, J.D., assistant clinical professor in Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, located in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, is the recipient of the 2011 Legatus Christi Award, given by the Harry Tompson Center of New Orleans.

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Symposium reviews new developments in Louisiana law

The Loyola Law Review presents “A Legislative Symposium: Recent Developments and Areas of Pending Change,” on Friday, April 1, from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Room 405.

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Student Affairs VP presents on social media at national conference

Loyola University New Orleans Vice President and Associate Provost for Student Affairs M.L. “Cissy” Petty, Ph.D., was a key panelist at the 2011 NASPA Annual Conference held in Philadelphia, Penn., earlier this week.

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University wants ideas on top speakers for the centennial celebration

The Centennial Committee Guest Speaker Subcommittee asks the Loyola community to submit nominations for high-profile speakers for two major university/community-wide events – one to be scheduled for fall 2012 and the second for spring 2013. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2011.

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Army War College panel questions national security and military issues

The U.S. Army War College‘s Eisenhower Series College Program will host a free panel discussion on the Loyola University New Orleans campus concerning current national security and military issues as well as government policies.

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Upcoming Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Race Judicata 2011
Saturday, March 19, 8:30 a.m.
Shelter #10 in Audubon Park
Individual pre-registration, $18.00

Song and Score Symposium
Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium

'Loyola Jazz Fest: Loyola Jazz Band with Nicholas Payton'
Saturday, March 19, 4:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall, C/M Complex
Students, Loyola Faculty/Staff, $5.00

Women's tennis vs. Savannah College
Monday, March 21, 2 p.m.
University of New Orleans

Loyola Faculty Chamber Ensemble concert
Tuesday, March 22,, 7 p.m.
Roussel Hall

'Talking About Teaching: More on Teaching Critical Thinking through Class Discussions'
Wednesday, March 23, 3:30 p.m.
Monroe Library, Room 334

'Engaging Literacy: Research to Policy to Practice'
Wednesday, March 23, 6 p.m.
Multi-Media Room 2 in Monroe Library

Lenten Series 2011: 'Music and Meditation Meets Cura Personalis,” presentation by David Thies, ’06'
Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m.
Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall

Biological Sciences Career Seminar - 'The Many Worlds of Veterinary Medicine'
Thursday, March 24, 12:30 p.m.
Monroe Hall, Room 157

Loyola Interactive Theatre Ensemble
Thursday, March 24, 2011 to Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m.
Lower Depths Theater, C/M Complex
$5 Donation - proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House

Westerfield Fellows Program presents 'Emerging Legal Scholarship: The Teaching Fellows Inaugural Conference'
Friday, March 25, 10 a.m.
College of Law, Room 405
Free and open to Loyola law students and faculty

International Student Scholarship Banquet
Friday, March 25, 6 p.m.
St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center
$20 per person or $35 per couple

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