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April 27, 2012 Issue

Loyola Ballet celebrates National Dance Week with performances, Russian masterpiece

The Loyola Ballet celebrates National Dance Week and Loyola University New Orleans' centennial with a mixed repertory program on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m., in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex, on Loyola's main campus. The performances, directed by Laura Zambrano, include classical, contemporary and character works.

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History professor receives two prestigious fellowships

Mark Fernandez, Ph.D., history professor at Loyola University New Orleans, was recently named the seventh annual Woody Guthrie Fellow through the BMI Foundation, Inc. Fernandez was also named a Louisiana Historical Association Fellow for his extensive publications on Louisiana's history and culture and his service to the LHA.

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Maroon writers win prestigious national award

For the second time in three weeks, several members of Loyola University New Orleans' student newspaper, The Maroon, have been singled out by one of journalism's most prestigious organizations. This time, they received top national honors.

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Upcoming fundraiser to benefit coach Louis 'Rags' Scheuermann Baseball Scholarship Fundraiser

The annual fundraiser honoring longtime Loyola baseball coach Louis "Rags" Scheuermann will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 7-10 p.m. in the Roux Room at Walk On's Bar and Bistreaux, located at 1009 Poydras Street in downtown New Orleans.

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Loyola English professor interviewed for national public radio show

Chris Schaberg, English professor at Loyola University New Orleans, was recently interviewed about his book "The Textual Life of Airports" for the Wisconsin Public Radio/Public Radio International show "To the best of our Knowledge." Schaberg's interview will be included in an hour-long show about airports that will air on May 6. The show is syndicated throughout the country and will also be available on the website.

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Students spend spring break giving back

While many students spent their spring break relaxing or hanging out at the beach, members of the Black Student Union at Loyola University New Orleans spent their break in Philadelphia working with the developmentally disabled.

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Mass communication professor takes 'Courtroom Carnival' to Jazz Fest

S.L. Alexander, Ph.D., associate professor of mass communication, will have a book signing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 4, 3-4 p.m. in the book tent. "Courtroom Carnival: Famous New Orleans Trials" chronicles several colorful courtroom clashes involving Louisiana's political and civic elite whose trials and tribulations captured widespread public attention.

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Student affairs VP selected as board member for multiple educational organizations

M.L. "Cissy" Petty, Ph.D., vice president for the Office of Student Affairs at Loyola University New Orleans, was recently elected as a board member to several organizations that will assist her in the advancement and development of student affairs and higher education in her office.

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Loyola's Bateman Team returns to the national finals

The Loyola University New Orleans Bateman Team is once again headed back to the finals of the nation's premier case study competition for public relations students.

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Ignatian Award winners announced

The 2011-12 Ignatian Awards for Outstanding Senior and Graduate Students were announced earlier this week. The awards are given annually to those students who represent Loyola University New Orleans and its commitment to Ignatian values with distinction and honor.

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Montage Series presents Jewels of the Baroque concert

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans presents "Jewels of the Baroque," a classical chamber concert by the Lyrica Baroque ensemble, on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street.

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Graduates celebrate in style with farewell gala

The Office of Co-Curricular Programs, in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs, invites all graduating seniors to the Marquette horseshoe for a farewell graduation party under the stars on Thursday, May 10 from 8-11 p.m.

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Loyola alumnus wins second prize in international vocal competition

Justin Hopkins '06, a Loyola University New Orleans alumnus from the College of Music and Fine Arts, won second prize in the finals of the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition, held in April at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. A bass-baritone from Philadelphia, Pa., Hopkins tied with Jacob Keith Watson, tenor, for second place prizes of $10,000.

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Packport program awarded Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Campus Program

The Packport program, developed in the Office of Residential Life and the Office of Student Affairs at Loyola University New Orleans, recently received the Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Campus Program in Jesuit Student Affairs at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Loyola students perform at New Orleans Jazz Fest

In what has become an ongoing tradition, students from Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts will perform at the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fair Grounds.

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