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July 15, 2011 Issue

Meeting on Monday to reveal plans for Monroe Hall

Loyola University New Orleans President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., recently announced plans to move forward with Phase II of the university’s facilities master plan, including a major renovation to the Monroe Hall Science Building. The university will host a meeting on Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. in Monroe Hall’s Nunemaker Auditorium to unveil plans for the renovation project which is slated to begin in early 2012.

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Reception to celebrate giant hat exhibition

Visual arts professor W. Mark Grote brings his exhibit of giant hats inspired by 15th century paintings of Piero Della Francesca to Loyola this summer. “The Hats of Piero Della Francesca” are displayed in Dixon Court, located at the St. Charles Avenue entrance of the Communications/Music Complex. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, July 28 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Dixon Court and is open to the public.

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Loyola athletics icon to enter Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame

James “Big Jim” McCafferty came to Loyola University New Orleans in 1938 to play football, but it was his accomplishments on the basketball court as both player and coach which will earn him a posthumous spot in the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame.

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Men's cross country and track welcomes 16 new student athletes

Loyola University New Orleans head cross country and track coach Andy Canegitta announces the addition of six new student athletes to this year’s recruiting class, including locals Mario Ramirez of De La Salle and Vikhar Samad from Haynes Academy.

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School of Nursing receives federal grants

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing was recently awarded two grants worth nearly $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Social Sciences alumna releases sixth book

Belinda Hulin ’75 celebrated the release of her sixth food-related book, “The Keepsake Cookbook: Gathering Delicious Memories One Recipe at a Time”—a cookbook-writing how-to for families and organizations to write their own culinary histories.

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JSRI director moderates for International Caritas Assembly

The Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., director of Loyola University New Orleans’ Jesuit Social Research Institute, served as moderator for the weeklong General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis in Rome, Italy. This year’s assembly theme was “One Human Family, Zero Poverty.”

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Jewish foundation honors alumna

Joyce S. Pulitzer ’79, received the Jewish Federations of North America’s Endowment Achievement Award from the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana.

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Loyola plays host to international classical piano competition

Twelve of the world’s best young classical pianists will converge on the Loyola University New Orleans campus July 24-31 for the 23rd annual New Orleans International Piano Competition.

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Ryan Brock named outstanding amateur athlete

The Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame named Loyola’s men’s basketball standout Ryan Brock as the Greater New Orleans Outstanding Male Amateur Athlete.

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Alumna named top female achiever

Mamie Sterkx Gasperecz ’84, M.B.A. ’87, executive director of the Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses in New Orleans, was included in New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Female Achievers” list. Gasperecz was honored with nine others at a luncheon on July 13.

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