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March 22, 2013 Issue

NPR, ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts speaks at Loyola

Her voice is synonymous with NPR's Morning Edition and she is a nationally recognized political reporter. Cokie Roberts, New Orleans native and daughter of prominent U.S. Representatives Hale and Lindy Boggs, will headline a free event at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m.

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All Athletic Reunion celebrates 100 years of Wolf Pack Athletics

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Ramon Vargas '09, former sports editor of The Maroon and current staff writer for The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com, will help ring in 100 years of Wolf Pack athletics history at the All Athletic Reunion Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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'Mold' premieres Saturday night

Loyola University New Orleans professor and Louisiana Writer Award winner John Biguenet will premiere his new play "Mold"-the latest play in his "Rising Water" trilogy chronicling the 2005 levee collapse, horrific flooding and its aftermath-Saturday, March 23 with previews beginning March 20.

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Loyola hosts open house event for class of 2017

Loyola University New Orleans will open its doors for students admitted to the class of 2017 Saturday, April 6 for its President's Open House. More than 400 students and their families from across the country and around the globe are expected to attend the day filled with interactive discussions, tours and a peek into the life of a Loyola student.

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Loyola issues Centennial Challenge to university community

An anonymous donor has issued a fundraising challenge to Loyola University New Orleans, and the president and the Office of Institutional Advancement is calling on all alumni and members of the university community to meet it head on.

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LIM speaker series to feature Philip and Ellen Frohnmayer

Loyola University New Orleans voice professors Philip and Ellen Frohnmayer will be featured guests next month at the Loyola Institute for Ministry's First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City Speaker Series.

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Law fraternity raises money for New Orleans rebuilding efforts

The Phi Alpha Delta Law fraternity in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is holding a fundraiser March 25 at Bruno's Tavern to benefit the St. Bernard Project, a local volunteer organization specializing in rebuilding homes and providing affordable housing in disaster areas.

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Local restaurateur, alumnus named Best Chef Legend of Louisiana

The American Culinary Federation of New Orleans honored Loyola University New Orleans mass communication alumnus Xavier Laurentino '92, chef and restaurateur of the local hotspot Barcelona Tapas, as one of five named Louisiana's Best Chef Legends of 2013.

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Regional high schools compete in Invitational Bands Festival

High school bands from Louisiana and Texas will travel to Loyola University New Orleans Saturday, March 23 to participate in ensemble performances and workshops as part of the Loyola Invitational Bands Festival featuring guest contemporary composer David Gillingham, Ph.D.

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Seniors pay it forward with class gift scholarship fund

The 2013 Loyola University New Orleans Senior Class Giving Committee will use this year's senior class gift to pay tribute and pay it forward. Every donation of $20.13 will go toward a scholarship for an incoming freshman.

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Andre Perry's book on New Orleans education reform attracts attention

Andre Perry, Ph.D., associate director for educational initiatives at Loyola University New Orleans, won praise in The Washington Post this month for his book on education reform, "The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City." In the book, Perry uses a narrative to illustrate the real-life tensions involved in post-Katrina education reform in New Orleans.

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'The Simpsons' voice actor, bassist Harry Shearer speaks at Loyola

Harry Shearer, the legendary bassist in the 1984 rock and roll mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap" and the voice of more than 15 characters on the hit animated sitcom "The Simpsons," will discuss the evolution of his career at a forum at Loyola University New Orleans Monday, April 8 at 5 p.m.

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Free choral events on tap for Montage Series

Two free choral events at Loyola University New Orleans next month will showcase the wide variety of vocal talent and artistry in the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

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Viola, opera masterclasses set for April

Grammy-nominated violist Roberto Díaz and acclaimed opera tenor Bryan Hymel '01 will present free masterclasses in April as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola showcases how nanotechnology isn't just for researchers

On April 4, a giant carbon nanotube fashioned from black balloons in front of Loyola University New Orleans' Danna Student Center will serve as an obvious and larger-than-life sign that the Department of Physics is passionate and excited about nanotechnology and nanoscale science.

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Jesuit Center accepting applications for new staff fellows program

The Jesuit Center at Loyola University New Orleans is hosting the Ignatian Staff Fellows Program, an opportunity for staff to participate in a year-long workshop on Jesuit education and Ignatian values.

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'Brasil Sensacional!' event brings live Brazilian music, dancing and food to Loyola

Ready to experience beats like the samba, an evening of dancing and mouth-watering Brazilian foods? The "Brasil Sensacional!" event April 18 at 6 p.m. boasts live music and performances from New Orleans-based traditional Brazilian dance troupe Casa Samba.

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'The Witness' kicks off spring theatre festival

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents "The Witness," an award-winning, one-act play written by professor emeritus the Rev. Ernest Ferlita, S.J. The play is part of the Senior One-Act Festival and is set to run in the Lower Depths Theater April 7 at 2 p.m. and April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.

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Student Peace Conference offers concerts, dances, film screenings and more

Loyola University New Orleans students are putting on the annual Student Peace Conference April 8-12, hosting a series of interactive lectures, concerts, dances, film screenings and more designed to keep the community talking about hope, renewal and peace.

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Lost in the Cosmos? Find the Walker Percy Center Conference at Loyola this fall

The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola is now accepting submissions for its second biennial conference, "Still Lost in the Cosmos: Walker Percy and the 21st Century" Oct. 11-12. The deadline for submissions is April 1.

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