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April 29, 2011 Issue

Loyola receives top bond ratings from national credit agency

Standard & Poor's Rating Services has given Loyola University New Orleans its stamp of approval in terms of financial strength. S&P affirmed its 'A+' long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) on series 2010 and 2006 revenue bonds issued by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority on behalf of Loyola University.

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First female NOAA chief receives honorary doctorate from Loyola

Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Loyola University New Orleans during its commencement ceremony on May 14.

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Loyola's School of Nursing among the nation's best

Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the nation's top nursing graduate programs. Loyola placed in the top 30 percent of the 467 nursing schools examined by the publication, ranking ahead of many publically-funded universities such as Louisiana State Health Sciences Center.

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Andre Perry joins Institute for Quality and Equity in Education

Loyola University New Orleans announced today that Andre Perry, Ph.D., a national leader in educational reform and co-chair of Mayor Landrieu's Education Transition team, will become an adviser to its Institute for Quality and Equity in Education.

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The Wolfpack is in the house at this year's JazzFest

Several members from the Loyola University New Orleans community will perform at this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Be sure to mark your JazzFest calendar to catch these Loyola folks in action.

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Loyola Opera Theatre stages bubbly Poulenc opera

Poulenc's quirky one-act opera "Les Mamelles de Tir├ęsias," ("The Breasts of Tiresias") will be staged at Loyola University New Orleans by Loyola Opera Theatre Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall's Nunemaker Auditorium.

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John D'Arcy Becker named Adjutor Hominum award recipient

The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association has selected John D'Arcy Becker '61 as the 2010 recipient of the Adjutor Hominum Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association.

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Student takes a spin during Wheel of Fortune's 'College Week'

A Loyola University New Orleans student recently got to spin the wheel as part of Wheel of Fortune's "College Week," which will air May 9 ľ 13 on WVUE-TV Fox 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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WYES to premiere 'Freedom Riders' documentary at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights Freedom Riders by premiering the screening of a documentary of the same name on May 9, 7 p.m. in Roussel Hall.

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Alumni weekend takes place May 13-15

Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Weekend will take place Friday, May 13 ľ Sunday, May 15. The weekend is held in conjunction with commencement events, allowing alumni to celebrate their Wolfpack pride alongside graduating seniors.

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Upcoming Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Loyola Late Night: Night of Jazz
Friday, April 29, 8 p.m.

Organ concert by Marcus St. Julien
Sunday, May 1, 3 p.m.
Temple Sinai Reform Congregation, corner of St. Charles Ave. and Calhoun St.

'Les Mamelles de Tiresias,' an opera by Francis Poulenc
Monday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
Loyola community and all students free; $8 general admission

1718 Reading with Brad Richard
Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium

Loyola Jazz Band concert
Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall

'Freedom Riders' documentary premiere
Monday, May 9, 7 p.m.
Roussel Hall

College of Law Graduation Mass
Thursday, May 12, 5 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church

Maroon and Gold Gala for graduating seniors
Thursday, May 12, 8 p.m.
Marquette Horseshoe

2011 Senior Crawfish Boil
Friday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.
Peace Quad and Parking Garage
$25 per person; graduates are free, $10 for children 12 and under

University Baccalaureate Mass
Friday, May 13, 4 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church

Commencement-Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Saturday, May 14, 9:45 a.m.
Morial Convention Center

College of Law Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 14, 5:45 p.m.
Morial Convention Center

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