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May 2, 2014 Issue

School of Mass Communication receives two historic national accreditations

The School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans has become the first Jesuit university program in the U.S. to hold national accreditations from both the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and the Public Relations Society of America’s Certification in Education for Public Relations.

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Loyola honors 5 outstanding graduates, including an aspiring Benedictine monk

Chad Aubert, who graduates next week from Loyola University New Orleans, is preparing for a life as a Benedictine monk. Although he is setting out on an uncommon path, drastically different from his fellow classmates, his commitment to faith and devotion to represent Loyola with honor and distinction are qualities that he shares with the four other 2014 Ignatian Award recipients—the highest award for graduating seniors.

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Local woman devoted to preserving the history of New Orleans Jesuits receives Loyola's top alumni award

A Loyola University New Orleans alumna instrumental in preserving the university’s colorful history with the once Jesuit-run WWL-TV, including an entire collection of material from the station’s late local broadcasting legend and alumnus Phil Johnson ‘50, will receive Loyola’s highest alumni honor.

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Art lecturer presents solo exhibition focusing on historic New Orleans canals

Inspiration hit Loyola University New Orleans Art and Design lecturer Barbara Brainard while browsing old maps of New Orleans canals in Loyola’s J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library. That inspiration led to Brainard’s art—large-scale drawings of New Orleans canal systems and the surrounding urban architecture—now on display in her solo exhibition at the Cole Pratt Gallery located at 3800 Magazine St. in New Orleans.

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School of Mass Communication to induct alumni into Den of Distinction

Three Loyola University New Orleans mass communication graduates—a network TV executive, a nonprofit leader passionate about the common good and a national media director—will be inducted into the Mass Communication Den of Distinction Friday, May 9.

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Student-athlete's passion for numbers shines with the Pack and the Pels

Loyola University New Orleans women's basketball player Megan Whittaker made the best of this basketball season. When she wasn't busy hitting three-pointers for the Wolf Pack and playing an integral role as a starting guard in their journey to regional championships and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics quarterfinals, she used her passion for basketball to assist another squad: the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Faculty and staff eat free at annual crawfish boil

Ready to pinch the tail? The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association is hosting its annual Senior Crawfish Boil Friday, May 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Peace Quad on the university’s main campus.

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Graduation ceremony to showcase live social media posts from students and their families

This isn’t your grandma’s graduation ceremony. This year, Loyola University New Orleans is harnessing the power of social media during commencement to help students and their families capture memories, share congratulations and create digital keepsakes—all in real time.

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Loyola offers professional piano, voice training for adults this summer

The Loyola University New Orleans Preparatory Arts program—one of the few comprehensive arts programs in the metropolitan New Orleans area offering a structured program of music studies—is offering music classes catering to adults this summer.

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Loyola offers new MBA programs for professionals and those on the fast track

This fall, Loyola University New Orleans will introduce a new full-time Fast-Track MBA that can be completed in one year—the only program of its kind in the area. The university will also unveil a revamped Professional MBA program that can be completed in as little as two years.

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