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September 16, 2014 Issue

School of Mass Communication launches social media, environmental communication minors

Responding to employer and student demand, the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans just launched two new minors, social media and environmental communication. These minors are geared toward non-mass communication students, as all graduates increasingly are expected to adapt to careers that heavily rely on digital storytelling and consumer engagement, skills that, until now, have only been available to mass communication majors.

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'Endgame' explores an 'ain't dere no more' future

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance kicks off the 2014-15 season with Samuel Beckett’s tragic comedy “Endgame,” which runs in Lower Depths Theater Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets for “Endgame,” as well as all other theatre productions during the season, unless otherwise noted, are available for $12 for general admission, $8 for students, children and seniors, and can be purchased online or by calling 504-865-2074. Season tickets and group rates are available.

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Student interpreters help New Orleans attorneys aid influx of child migrants

Student interpreters at Loyola University New Orleans are lending their skills to help local lawyers and other immigration advocates aid an influx of unaccompanied minors fleeing from Central America. The group of at least 17 student interpreters from Loyola’s new Spanish/English Translation and Interpreting Certificate Program are joining in on a pro bono project led by the New Orleans-based immigration law firm, Ware | Gasparian and managing partner Kathleen Gasparian '95, J.D. '02. The project, called PB&J—Pro Bono and Juveniles—is a way to connect these child migrants with not only the free legal help they so desperately need, but also the interpreters necessary to break through the language barrier.

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Loyola, Old U.S. Mint host live jazz concerts from fall to spring

On Thursday, Sept. 25, the classic sounds of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane will kick off the Jazz Underground series, a string of six live jazz concerts hosted by Loyola University New Orleans Montage Fine and Performing Arts series, which hosts more than 250 public events throughout the academic year. The first concert, “Coltrane’s Giant Steps,” is set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in Satchmo’s on Loyola’s main campus. Additional concerts scheduled for Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Jan. 22, Feb. 5 and March 5 feature everything from the music of Leroy Jones to the Astral Project.

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