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Loyola at a Glance Faculty/Staff Newsletter

June 15, 2012 Issue

Loyola loses long-time teacher and beloved priest Father Fagin

Heavy hearts are on the campus of Loyola University New Orleans after the loss of Gerald "Jerry" Matthew Fagin, S.J., who died last night at the age of 74 after a courageous battle with cancer. Fagin, a member of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus, taught theology and spirituality at Loyola for 33 years, was a Jesuit for 55 years and a priest for 43 years.

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Loyola alumnus tapped to run WWL-TV

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Tod Smith '84 will return home to New Orleans as the new president and general manager of WWL-TV and affiliated properties WUPL-TV, NewsWatch 15 and WWLTV.com. Smith will replace Bud Brown, who is retiring after seven years at WWL.

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Theatre professor participates in prestigious teacher's program

Artemis Preeshl, associate professor of theatre arts and dance at Loyola University New Orleans, was recently chosen to participate in the Actors Center Teacher Development Program this month in New York City. She was one of only 12 individuals selected from college faculties around the world to participate in the course.

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NBC 'Today' show host, JCamp coming to Loyola

High school journalism students from across the country will converge on Loyola University New Orleans next week to sharpen their reporting skills, work together in a unique educational environment and meet high-profile national news correspondents and executives. The national multicultural journalism program, commonly known as JCamp, is being conducted by the Asian American Journalists Association.

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School of Mass Communication alumna wins National Murrow Award

Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication alumna and The Lens reporter Jessica Williams '11 was recently awarded a prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award in the Online News Operation Audio Investigative Reporting category.

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Loyola panel examines Louisiana's exploding prison population

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Quality and Equity in Education, in conjunction with the Foundation for Louisiana, will host "Louisiana Incarcerated: An Evening with Cindy Chang," a panel discussion convened to examine the multifaceted issue of the business of incarceration in Louisiana. The event will be held on June 20 at 6 p.m. in the 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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Alumnus, celebrated jazz pianist to perform at inaugural Alumni College

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus and noted jazz pianist Matt Lemmler '90 will return to campus to perform a special concert with the New Orleans Jazz Revival Ensemble, featuring guitarist Steve Masakowski, bassist James Singleton and drummer Geoff Clapp, on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

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President Wildes joins group in opposing proposed changes to The Times-Picayune

Loyola University New Orleans President Kevin Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., recently joined a group of concerned civic and business leaders in voicing their opposition to The Times-Picayune moving to a three-day-a-week print version in addition to the current web-based nola.com product.

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Loyola hosts jazz, art summer camps

In July, the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans will host two summer camps devoted to the arts. The 18th annual Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp will run its three-week term from July 2 - 20, and the art history-based KidsArt camp will run from July 9 - 20.

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Loyola administrator recognized for social media outreach

Loyola University New Orleans Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Provost M.L. "Cissy" Petty, Ph.D., is an expert on how to engage students through the use of social media and has been recognized for her effort by the higher education website www.bestcollegesonline.com.

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University photographer to share Katrina photos at national convention

Harold Baquet, the Loyola University New Orleans photographer since 1989, will be a featured presenter next week at the annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists, held June 20-24 in New Orleans.

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Alumni relive their Loyola experience this summer

As part of the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Enrichment Series, "Growing in Knowledge and Deepening our Faith," and in celebration of the university's centennial, the Alumni Association presents "Alumni College: Experience Loyola Again." This inaugural event will be held June 22-24, and is open to all alumni, spouses, parents and friends of Loyola University

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