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February 14, 2014 Issue

Loyola basketball player Jasmine Brewer honored nationally for community service

Loyola University New Orleans women's basketball senior Jasmine Brewer has been named as one of only 10 women's college basketball players in the country to the 2014 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Team.

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This weekend: ESPN sportscaster Michael Smith comes to Loyola

ESPN sportscaster Michael Smith ‘01 will return to his alma mater to give New Orleans high school students a taste of what it’s like to be a journalist in today’s world of digital media.

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Honors Program sponsors historic slavery and freedom exhibit for NBA All-Star celebrations

As part of the National Basketball Retired Players Association All-Star celebrations, the Loyola University Honors Program is exhibiting historic documents relating to slavery and emancipation in the U.S.

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Grad Fair to be held Feb. 17-19

As seniors prepare for their upcoming graduation, they are encouraged to attend the 2014 Grad Fair, a one stop shop for all graduation needs.

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Authors discuss differences among massive database of asylum cases in U.S.

A free lecture at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will cover an often-overlooked responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security: asylum decisions.

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What's really going on at Guantanamo Bay? Loyola event reveals answers

Speakers at a free panel discussion Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Loyola University New Orleans will seek to prove that human rights violations at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facilities are not a forgotten thing of the past.

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Second annual 'All-Star Jam' reunites New Orleans' jazz greats

Five of New Orleans’ most innovative jazz artists will reunite at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Feb. 20 for the second annual All-Star Jam, a Jazz Underground concert celebrating the historic jam session tradition of New York City’s mid-century jazz scene.

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February Montage calendar boasts free concerts

Two free concerts at Loyola University New Orleans this month will run the musical gamut, from the electronic sounds of the modern laptop orchestra to the classical sounds of American horn music.

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'Smardi Gras' puts the focus on safety and fun for Mardi Gras

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate a new twist on Mardi Gras this year—a week of fun events designed to promote safety during Carnival season. Loyola’s Office of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association will host “Smardi Gras” from Friday, Feb. 21 through Friday, Feb. 28.

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School of Mass Communication pursues historic national accreditation

After two successful evaluations were completed last month, Loyola University New Orleans is poised to become the first Jesuit university in the U.S. to hold national accreditation from both the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications as well as the Public Relations Society of America’s Certification in Education for Public Relations.

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Spiritual guidance of LGBT community focus of workshop for Catholic schools

Kurt Bindewald, director of the Loyola University New Orleans Office of Mission and Ministry and advisory chair of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, presented a half-day workshop to 30 Catholic school administrators Jan. 25 at St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans.

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Backpack journalism: Loyola offers new for-credit summer class for high school students

Loyola University New Orleans announces “Backpack Journalism: From Beignets to Bayous,” a new two-week summer program starting June 9 that will send high school students roaming across New Orleans for a journalism experience in one of the world’s most colorful cities.

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Loyola offering NASA-funded scholarship program for minority students

Loyola University New Orleans is joining in on a national effort to make sure minority students have the opportunity to stick with science and pursue promising careers in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and math.

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