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May 17, 2013 Issue

Anonymous donor to give $100,000 to Loyola after successful Centennial Challenge

An anonymous donor will give Loyola University New Orleans $100,000, marking the end of the university's successful Centennial Challenge—a special fundraising campaign calling for 2,500 new donors in order to receive the funding boost.

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Bayou Boogaloo features eco-friendly signage by Loyola students

Art and design students at Loyola University New Orleans are going green this spring as they help to create signage made from recycled materials for the annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo May 17-19. The signs designate areas for recycling, food vendors, stage areas and more.

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Art alumnus exhibits on Julia Street, accepts post at local charter school

Peter Barnitz ’04, an alumnus from Loyola University New Orleans’ Department of Art and Design, is collaborating with two local artists to display their new exhibit, “Necessary Tangent,” at the L'Entrepot Gallery, located at 527 Julia Street in New Orleans. The exhibit is on display through May 31.

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University's Bateman team wins national public relations competition

Students at Loyola University New Orleans leading an anti-bullying campaign took home the university’s eighth national title in a public relations competition for college students—the Public Relations Student Society of America 2013 Bateman Case Study Competition. The Loyola Bateman team’s “Step Up, Reach Out!” campaign to stop bullying was chosen as the winner among 68 entries from colleges and universities nationwide.

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Pulitzer Prize winner and Loyola alumnus leads panel on state of Louisiana's coast

Most of Southeast Louisiana could go virtually underwater before the end of the century if a coastal master plan isn’t completed in the next 40 years, some experts say. Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental journalist Bob Marshall ’71 will headline a free, public panel discussion on that sobering topic May 22 at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola effort uses jazz to teach social studies concepts to New Orleans school children

New Orleans-style jazz is well on its way to making social studies classes cool again. A team of educators, musicians and advocates led by Loyola University New Orleans College of Social Sciences Dean Luis Mirón, Ph.D., are adapting a special curriculum that uses elements of jazz to teach the concept of democracy in an interactive workshop May 21.

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Baseball legend 'Rags' Scheuermann honored in annual fundraiser May 30

Loyola University New Orleans' Office of Alumni Affairs is hosting the third annual Coach Louis “Rags” Scheuermann Baseball Fundraiser Thursday, May 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Roux Room at Walk On’s Bar and Bistreaux, located at 1009 Poydras Street in New Orleans. The event benefits The Coach Louis “Rags” Scheuermann Baseball Scholarship, named in honor of Loyola legend and New Orleans icon—“Rags” Scheuermann.

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Southern Rep and Loyola join forces to host summer theatre camps

The Department of Theatre Arts at Loyola University New Orleans will team up for the first time with New Orleans’ only year-round professional theatre, Southern Rep, to host three new theatre camps this summer for children ages 9 to 18. Each camp will concentrate on a specific production for a designated age group and conclude with staged performances.

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