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December 2, 2011 Issue

Social activist Ted Quant receives Loyola's highest honor

Ted Quant, social activist and director of the Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice, is the recipient of Loyola University New Orleans' 2011 Integritas Vitae Award, the university's highest honor. Quant was honored at Loyola's Benefactors Dinner on Dec. 1, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.

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Keiva Council sets women's basketball record, wins prestigious awards

Loyola senior guard Keiva Council set a women's basketball team record last Saturday, pouring in 48 points in an 84-80 win against Division I opponent Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La. For her effort, Council was named the Jesuit Women's National Player of the Week for basketball, as well as the player of the month for November by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

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Religious studies professor edits recently published book on millennialism

Catherine Wessinger, the Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J., Professor of the History of Religions at Loyola University New Orleans, edited the recently published "The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism," a 35-chapter volume offering an in-depth look at the theoretical underpinnings of the study of millennialism and its many manifestations across history and cultures.

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Law alumna hired as professor in Idaho

Shaakirrah Sanders, J.D. '01, recently joined the faculty at the University of Idaho College of Law as an assistant professor.

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Loyola sings in the season with holiday musical events

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the Christmas season with two musical events on Sunday, Dec. 4. Singing with Santa, a Christmas sing-along for the Loyola community, will take place in the Danna Student Center's St. Charles Room at 12:30 p.m. The public can partake in Christmas at Loyola, an annual Christmas concert held at Holy Name of Jesus Church, which starts at 3 p.m.

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Loyola professor hosts East Asian journalists

S.L. Alexander, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Mass Communication, recently hosted a meeting with a group of 10 East Asian journalists traveling through the United States and studying issues regarding journalistic access to government records and meetings.

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Sociology alumna's company honored for innovation

Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese '91, and her company, Twisted Limb Paperworks, a sustainable handmade paper making and invitation company, were honored at the 7th Annual Fuse Business Innovation Awards for West-Central Indiana on Oct. 20, 2011.

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Theatre department holds senior one-act festival this weekend

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans will continue its Senior One-Act Festival this weekend in the Lower Depths Theater in the Communications/Music Complex. The plays are free and open to the public and will run Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

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Loyola becomes a winter wonderland for Sneaux@Loyno event

The Loyola University New Orleans campus will be transformed into a winter wonderland next week thanks to 20 tons of manufactured snow. The University Programming Board will present their annual Sneaux@Loyno event on Thursday, Dec. 8. from 6-8 p.m. on Loyola's front lawn located on St. Charles Ave.

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Mass communication alumnus named senior vice president

Van Gallinghouse '88, was named senior vice president of Deveney Communication in New Orleans.

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History professor presents keynote lecture at Loyola University Maryland

Bernard Cook, Ph.D., Provost Distinguished Professor of History at Loyola University New Orleans, was invited to present the keynote lecture, "Belgium: How can such a small country be so complicated; The current political crisis in Belgium and its historic roots," for National French Week at Loyola University Maryland on Nov. 9.

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Tribute concert helps fund Loyola scholarship, local charities

"A Christmas Concert for Catherine" will be held in Loyola University New Orleans' Nunemaker Hall on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and will feature the vocal talents of Loyola's own Sal Liberto, Crystal Vaccaro and Ken Weber, with a special guest performance by St. Phillip Neri's Adult Choir.

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Music alumna releases book and CD with husband

Simonia E. Milton, M.M.E. '00, and her husband, Archie, both veteran music educators from New Orleans who were displaced after Katrina and moved to Lewisville, Texas, published "She's Vocal/He's Instrumental: A True Story of Faith, Love and Music."

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Loyola English professor pens first novel, presents reading

Mark Yakich, a Loyola University New Orleans English professor and poet who recently published his first novel, "A Meaning for Wife," will present a public reading from the book on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave. The event is free, open to the public and part of the student-led 1718 Reading Series.

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Theatre department holds open auditions for spring performances

The Loyola University Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will hold auditions for spring performances on Monday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. in Marquette Theater. Auditions are open to all Loyola students, and callbacks will be Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in Marquette Theater.

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School of Nursing holds final open houses before application deadline

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing will hold several online open houses in December and January for qualified nurses interested in pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The open houses will offer information about the Post-Masters to D.N.P. program and the newly created Bachelor of Science in Nursing to D.N.P. program.

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Former head of dentistry department Allen Copping passes away

Dr. Allen A. Copping, former head of the Department of Dental Anatomy in Loyola University's School of Dentistry, died yesterday at his home in New Orleans following a lengthy illness. He was 84.

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