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August 10, 2012 Issue

Music education alumna commits to educating New Orleans youth

Megan Bordelon '10 is among several recent graduates of the music education program at Loyola University New Orleans who have made a passionate commitment to the schools in the New Orleans region. This past spring, she completed her first year as director of bands at St. Clement of Rome School in Metairie, La.

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Student honored for dedication to New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans senior sociology student, Jancarlos "J.C." Romero, was recently named a 2012 Honorary Secretary of State for Louisiana for his leadership in the community, as well as for being elected the new co-chairman of the Young Democrats of New Orleans.

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Law professor Medina maintains active schedule throughout the summer

M. Isabel Medina, J.D., the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, was not only called upon this summer to speak at a conference and on television, but also provided pro bono legal representation to an individual in an immigration case.

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Law clinic receives $557,000 in grants to help represent needy

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is the recipient of several grants totaling $557,000 for the next three years. The grants were given to the Workplace Justice Project in the clinic, which educates, litigates and advocates for low-wage workers in the greater New Orleans area and for policy changes in Louisiana.

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Marguerite Piazza '40, Loyola alumna and legendary opera star, dies at 86

Marguerite Piazza '40, an acclaimed opera singer and television star who graduated from the College of Music at Loyola University New Orleans, died of congestive heart failure on Thursday, Aug. 2 in Memphis, Tenn. She was 86.

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Loyola vice provost and psychology instructor present at international first-year experience conference

Melanie McKay, Ph.D, vice provost for faculty affairs at Loyola University New Orleans, and Brad Petitfils, Ph.D., instructor of psychology at Loyola, recently represented the university at the 25th annual International Conference on the First-Year Experience in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Archbishop Aymond kicks off Loyola's Presidential Centennial Guest Series

The centennial celebration continues at Loyola University New Orleans this fall with the launch of a Presidential Centennial Guest Series. The Most Rev. Gregory Michael Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, will start the series off with his talk, "Catholic Education: Gifts and Challenges in 2012 and Beyond," on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.

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Crusto presents at conference in Virgin Islands

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Mitch Crusto, J.D., spoke to Louisiana judges and lawyers about a citizen’s constitutional right to legal counsel and lawyers’ duty to serve the unrepresented.

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