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January 11, 2013 Issue

Leader in Catholic studies shines light on discords within the Church

The Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, explores the sometimes difficult relationships, both in the past and the present, among three crucial sources for the life of the Church in his talk, "The Church, Bishops and Theologians: A Dynamic Tension."

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Loyola professor is top educator of the year in public relations

The Public Relations Association of Louisiana recognized Loyola University New Orleans professor Cathy Rogers, Ph.D., as the 2012 State Educator of the Year in public relations.

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Nursing student wins national scholarship

Emergency room nurse and Loyola University New Orleans Doctor of Nursing Practice student Diana Elwell, R.N., B.S.N., won a national scholarship from the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation Jan. 1 recognizing her outstanding potential for the profession.

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Professor's book on millennialism receives kudos

The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism, edited by Loyola University New Orleans resident millennialism expert and professor Catherine Wessinger, Ph.D., was selected as an Outstanding Academic Book of 2012 by CHOICE.

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Fox News analyst Judge Andrew P. Napolitano gives free lecture

Political and senior judicial analyst for Fox News Channel Judge Andrew P. Napolitano presents a free lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.

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'Dead Man Walking' author to speak on death penalty

Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon may have played her in the 1995 movie "Dead Man Walking," but New Orleans audiences will get the chance to see the real Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., H '05, at Loyola University New Orleans Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.

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Diboll Art Gallery launches simultaneous faculty exhibits

Fresh off the heels of its highly-acclaimed centennial exhibit last fall, the Department of Art and Design at Loyola University New Orleans continues its celebration with the opening of two new exhibits by faculty members Gerald Cannon and Nancy Bernardo.

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Music alumni present free recital at local church

Alumni from the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans will present a public recital Sunday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. The event will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 1329 Jackson Ave. in New Orleans.

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DNP students committed to underserved communities receive federal scholarships

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing awarded federally funded scholarships Jan. 9 to 24 students in its Post-Baccalaureate-to-DNP and MSN-NP online nursing programs.

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Flu season: Loyola health services experts offer tips to stay healthy

Flu season is in full swing, and the flu virus has been detected in all 50 states this year with high activity levels in the South Central and Southeastern United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

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Loyola mourns the passing of alumnus Lawrence McGarrell, S.J.

The Loyola University New Orleans community mourns the loss of the Rev. Lawrence McGarrell, S.J., an illustrious alumnus of the College of Music and Fine Arts who passed away Dec. 29 after a long battle with cancer. He was 65. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Cathedral in Hiroshima, Japan, on Dec. 31.

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Loyola Opera presents Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide'

The Loyola Opera Theatre brings the legacy and genius of American composer Leonard Bernstein to life with its new production of the fast-paced comic operetta, "Candide," Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.

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Hall of Fame honors inductees and presents St. Sebastian Award

The 2013 Loyola University New Orleans Hall of Fame will induct Peter Finney Sr. '49 (basketball, 1948-1949, basketball coach 1949-1950, sports information director 1950-1960); Kelly Fridge '06 (volleyball 2002-2006); and Michael Gulotta '04 (cross-country 2000-2004). A reception and ceremony is set for Jan. 19 from 5:45 to 10 p.m. in the St. Charles Room located in the Danna Student Center on Loyola's main campus.

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Loyola Theatre presents new take on classic Greek comedy 'Wealth'

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents an exploration of economics and ideology with a fresh new version of Aristophanes' final comedy "Wealth."

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Jazz Underground Series continues with trumpet master Wendell Brunious

Wendell Brunious, acclaimed trumpeter and jazz hero, will continue the Jazz Underground Series at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Satchmo's, located in the basement of the Danna Student Center on the university's main campus.

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Latin American globalization at center of lecture this month

The Rev. Arturo Sosa Abascal, S.J., president of the Catholic University in the State of Tachira in Venezuela, presents "Political Implications of a Humanizing Globalization," Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Audubon Room, located in the Danna Student Center.

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Research symposium, open house highlight grad programs

Two events Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Loyola University New Orleans will showcase the graduate school experience, from everything required to enroll, to some of the research projects and ideas current students are working on.

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Alumnus makes triumphant Metropolitan Opera debut

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Bryan Hymel '01 made his Metropolitan Opera debut last month when he stepped in as a last-minute replacement in its production of Berlioz' epic opera, "Les Troyens."

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Loyola staffer pens out-of-the-box New Orleans city guide

The latest New Orleans city guide for the design conscious boasts unexpected landmarks and the out-of-the-ordinary personal views from a young New Orleans transplant, Loyola University New Orleans marketing copywriter Nathan C. Martin.

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Krewe of Tucks parade viewing party offers glimpses of Loyola centennial float

What started as a rag-tag parade of cars pulling boats founded by Loyola University New Orleans students Lloyd Frischhertz '70, J.D. '73 and Mike Abadie '71, in 1969 has become a mainstay of the New Orleans Carnival season. The Krewe of Tucks parade, with its now-elaborate floats and signature irreverence, is a Loyola Mardi Gras tradition. Loyola's Alumni Association is sponsoring a Krewe of Tucks parade viewing party Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mia's Balcony, located at 1622 St. Charles Ave.

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Loyola is now on Instagram

As Loyola University New Orleans dives into a new year, it is unveiling its new official Instagram account to share photos and network with the greater Loyola community. Follow Loyola_NOLA on Instagram to join the visual conversation.

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