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47-0212 Neighborhood Newsletter Spring 2012 3/8/12 3:20 PM Page 1

Non-profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 121 New Orleans, LA

Office of Public Affairs 7214 St. Charles Avenue Campus Box 909 New Orleans, LA 70118

A newsletter for the neighbors of Loyola University New Orleans

SPRING 2012

(504) 861-5888 www.loyno.edu

facebook.com/loyno

UPCOMING EVENTS

foursquare.com/loyola_nola

www.loyno.edu/calendar/ twitter.com/loyola_NOLA

MARCH 22, 23, 24 All’s Well That Ends Well 8 p.m., Marquette Theater $12 general admission $8 Loyola students/seniors/faculty/staff Tickets: (504) 865-2074

flickr.com/photos/loyolanola

APRIL 10 Current University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., (left), and Loyola’s first president, the Rev. Albert H. Biever, S.J. (right)

Leading the Way: Loyola and the desegregation of new Orleans PaneL discussiOn • tuesday, aPriL 10, 7 P.m. • nunemaker auditOrium • Free

Leading the Way: Loyola and the Desegregation of New Orleans A conversation with Dr. Norman Francis, Edgar “Dooky” Chase III, Moon Landrieu, and the Rev. Bentley Anderson, S.J. 7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Free

APRIL 11

Loyola celebrates 100 years of educational excellence Throughout 2012 and 2013, Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding as a university. Loyola’s centennial will be observed with festivities from April 2012 to May 2013, featuring a number of events that celebrate and explore Loyola’s history and mission. Festivities will begin the week of April 8, 2012, with a host of planned activities and lectures on campus, alumni class reunions, a centennial library exhibit, and a major kick-off event on April 14, 2012, which celebrates our Founder’s Day.

During the 60s, the vigorous advocacy by Loyola for social reform and civil rights made the university a model for other New Orleans institutions and for city government. Join us as we discuss Loyola’s leadership during this turbulent period with Dr. Norman Francis, one of the first two African-American graduates of Loyola’s School of Law, Edgar “Dooky” Chase III, Loyola’s first African-American student body president, and former New Orleans Mayor and Loyola alumnus Moon Landrieu, who successfully led desegregation efforts in city government. The Rev. Bentley Anderson, S.J., associate professor at Fordham University, will moderate. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at (504) 861-5888.

September 30, 1963 March for Civil Rights, New Orleans Foreground, left to right: The Rev. Louis Twomey, S.J., Lolis Elie, Ernest “Dutch” Morial (Mayor of New Orleans, 1978 – 1986)

The Founder’s Day Celebration will include a historical lecture about the university, the debut of the “Centennial Fanfare” by the Loyola Concert Band, a centennial celebratory Mass, and a Founder’s Day picnic featuring the bands The Y’at Pack and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, a band largely made up of Loyola alumni. The evening will conclude with birthday cake and a fireworks finale.

For 100 years, Loyola University New Orleans has helped shape the lives of our students, as well as the history of New Orleans and the world, through educating men and women in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence. Our more than 45,000 graduates serve as catalysts for change in their communities as they exemplify the ethical and values-laden education they received at Loyola. Centennial events held throughout the yearlong celebration will be themed based on one or more of the 12 ideals of a Jesuit education: pursuit of excellence; respect for the world, its history and mystery; learning from experience; contemplative vision formed by hope; development of personal potential; critical thinking and effective communication; appreciation of things both great and small; commitment to service; linking faith with justice; special concern for the poor and oppressed; international and global perspective; finding God in all things.

For information about the centennial and upcoming events, go to www.loyno.edu/2012

Loyola’s Photographic Treasures University Photographer Harold Baquet will showcase Loyola’s history in photos. 7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Free

APRIL 14 FOUNDER’S DAY CELEBRATION Founded on Faith book signing and lecture by Bernard Cook, Ph.D. 2 p.m., Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall, Free

Loyola Concert Band with Fanfare 3 p.m., Roussel Hall, Free

APRIL 22 Tribute Concert to Janet Swanzy 3 p.m., Roussel Hall $15 general admission Free for Loyola students/faculty/staff

APRIL 28 AND 29 Loyola Ballet Spring Concert 8 p.m. (April 28) and 3 p.m. (April 29) Roussel Hall $15 general admission Free for Loyola students/faculty/staff


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MILESTONES IN LOYOLA’S HISTORY

Wildes, right, and Cowen, left, present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Marsalis.

1957 WWL-TV is born.

1912

MLK Week for Peace: Wildes presents award to jazz legend, receives his own MLK, Jr. Jazz Award During the Martin Luther King, Jr. Week for Peace, Loyola President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., along with Tulane President Scott Cowen, Ph.D., recognized jazz legend and Loyola alumnus Ellis Marsalis with a Lifetime Achievement Award on January 19. The MLK Week for Peace is a week of events to commemorate Dr. King’s life and legacy, and all past and present leaders for social change. Events during that week are coordinated by the DREAM Team, a coalition of staff and students from Loyola, Xavier, Tulane, and Dillard universities. Earlier on January 15, Wildes was the recipient of the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Jazz Award, presented by Irvin Mayfield at his Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Mayfield honored Wildes and six other New Orleans community leaders who exemplified the spirit of Dr. King. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Jazz Award honors individuals who have contributed to enriching their community, advancing cultural awareness through music and art, and furthering economic opportunity while adhering to the principles of non-violence.

To honor Loyola’s rich history, the university has commissioned the publication of Founded on Faith: A History of Loyola University New Orleans, written by Loyola’s own professor of history Bernard Cook, Ph.D. The book is available now by pre-order at a discounted cost of $40 before April 1 and $50 after April 1. The book can be purchased online through our bookstore at www.loyno.bkstr.com

2011 The Carnegie Foundation

1926 The undefeated Wolves outscore all other

Loyola University is chartered.

football teams in the nation. 1913 Lucrecia Landa and Lillian Maloney

1922 WWL (World Wide Loyola)

become the first women to graduate from the School of Pharmacy.

radio is launched with the first voice transmissions from Marquette Hall.

SCHOOL IS IN SESSION Experience Loyola again, or for the first time! In celebration of Loyola’s centennial, the Alumni Association is pleased to invite all alumni and spouses, parents, and friends to the inaugural Alumni College: Experience Loyola Again! Over a three-day weekend, June 22 – 24, participants will have an opportunity to attend classes taught by outstanding current and retired faculty and alumni, and sample the recent research and top-notch teaching emerging from Loyola University. When not in class, attendees will have a chance to mingle at meals and social events with fellow participants, Loyola faculty, and administrators. Alumni College classes will be grouped into themes that will help to identify topics of particular interest. Those who sign up to attend will enjoy a special dinner at Arnaud’s Restaurant, a faculty concert, and three complimentary field trips. View the complete schedule with tracks and sessions and register online at alumni.loyno.edu/alumnicollege12 Register before May 1, 2012, to receive the $275 early bird registration fee. Registration after the May 1 deadline will be $300 per person. A Saturday-only pass is available for $150 before the deadline and $165 after May 1. Rates for young alumni who graduated in 2001 or later are available online.

Graphic design students take on “MoWall” Students in the Advanced Graphic Design 4 class at Loyola University New Orleans are currently working on “MoWall,” a massive design project aimed at reinventing the semipermanent wall that has been constructed outside of Monroe Hall. Major renovations on Monroe Hall began in December, and a wall was built around the perimeter of the construction site. Nancy Bernardo and Daniela Marx, co-teachers for Graphic Design 4, created a student project where the classwork would come alive on the “MoWall.” Over the course of 12 weeks, the wall will slowly be transformed as three groups of four students each create and paint four layers of images on “MoWall.” The project’s guiding principle is the phrase “Embracing the Future,” derived from the tagline marking Loyola’s centennial celebration. Students are researching Loyola and Loyola’s place in the city in order to provide an analytical rationale for the design elements they are creating. The project is accompanied by an essential written component, MoWALL.wordpress.com, a student-authored blog that reveals and discusses the design concepts and visual rhetoric behind the images on the wall.

recognizes Loyola as a national leader in community engagement.

1955 Norman Francis becomes one of the first two African-Americans to graduate from Loyola University School of Law.

PARDON OUR PROGRESS As Loyola celebrates its centennial anniversary over this year and next, the university will continue to prepare for its second century of academic excellence with a number of physical improvements to its campuses. The majority of these renovations are internal in nature and should have little impact to our neighbors. However, two renovation projects are adjacent to the neighborhood and we will be sure to keep neighbors informed of all progress on these and other projects. Monroe Hall, located along Calhoun Street on Loyola’s main campus, continues to undergo a major renovation. Work on the project began in December 2011 and once complete, the building will boast an additional 114,000 square feet and a number of sustainable features that will allow the building to seek LEED certification status.

Students walk past the “MoWall,” a design project aimed at reinventing the semi-permanent wall that has been constructed outside of Monroe Hall.

Buddig Residence Hall on Loyola’s main campus is receiving some upgrades and minor renovation. Its windows are being replaced, and it will receive a new heating and air conditioning system, which will make it much more energy efficient. The internal nature of this project should have no impact to neighbors. Cabra Residence Hall, located on Loyola’s Broadway campus, will undergo a major renovation starting in June 2012. The majority of this work is internal to the building, and as a result, all residential students on the Broadway campus will move entirely to the main campus until the project is complete, which is estimated for August 2013. Staging will be set up on the quad side of the building, so construction activity should have little impact to the surrounding neighborhood.

The Priests Chart-topping recording sensations The Priests, a classical musical group of three Northern Ireland Catholic priests, have delighted audiences around the globe. The Priests have received worldwide acclaim and stellar ratings on Billboard’s classical music charts. Their debut album secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut of all time. Proceeds will benefit the College of Music and Fine Arts and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. April 23, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall Purchase tickets online at montage.loyno.edu or call (504) 865-2074. $25 preferred seating $15 reserved seating $10 Loyola students, faculty, and staff


47-0212 Neighborhood Newsletter Spring 2012 3/8/12 3:20 PM Page 3

MILESTONES IN LOYOLA’S HISTORY

Wildes, right, and Cowen, left, present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Marsalis.

1957 WWL-TV is born.

1912

MLK Week for Peace: Wildes presents award to jazz legend, receives his own MLK, Jr. Jazz Award During the Martin Luther King, Jr. Week for Peace, Loyola President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., along with Tulane President Scott Cowen, Ph.D., recognized jazz legend and Loyola alumnus Ellis Marsalis with a Lifetime Achievement Award on January 19. The MLK Week for Peace is a week of events to commemorate Dr. King’s life and legacy, and all past and present leaders for social change. Events during that week are coordinated by the DREAM Team, a coalition of staff and students from Loyola, Xavier, Tulane, and Dillard universities. Earlier on January 15, Wildes was the recipient of the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Jazz Award, presented by Irvin Mayfield at his Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Mayfield honored Wildes and six other New Orleans community leaders who exemplified the spirit of Dr. King. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Jazz Award honors individuals who have contributed to enriching their community, advancing cultural awareness through music and art, and furthering economic opportunity while adhering to the principles of non-violence.

To honor Loyola’s rich history, the university has commissioned the publication of Founded on Faith: A History of Loyola University New Orleans, written by Loyola’s own professor of history Bernard Cook, Ph.D. The book is available now by pre-order at a discounted cost of $40 before April 1 and $50 after April 1. The book can be purchased online through our bookstore at www.loyno.bkstr.com

2011 The Carnegie Foundation

1926 The undefeated Wolves outscore all other

Loyola University is chartered.

football teams in the nation. 1913 Lucrecia Landa and Lillian Maloney

1922 WWL (World Wide Loyola)

become the first women to graduate from the School of Pharmacy.

radio is launched with the first voice transmissions from Marquette Hall.

SCHOOL IS IN SESSION Experience Loyola again, or for the first time! In celebration of Loyola’s centennial, the Alumni Association is pleased to invite all alumni and spouses, parents, and friends to the inaugural Alumni College: Experience Loyola Again! Over a three-day weekend, June 22 – 24, participants will have an opportunity to attend classes taught by outstanding current and retired faculty and alumni, and sample the recent research and top-notch teaching emerging from Loyola University. When not in class, attendees will have a chance to mingle at meals and social events with fellow participants, Loyola faculty, and administrators. Alumni College classes will be grouped into themes that will help to identify topics of particular interest. Those who sign up to attend will enjoy a special dinner at Arnaud’s Restaurant, a faculty concert, and three complimentary field trips. View the complete schedule with tracks and sessions and register online at alumni.loyno.edu/alumnicollege12 Register before May 1, 2012, to receive the $275 early bird registration fee. Registration after the May 1 deadline will be $300 per person. A Saturday-only pass is available for $150 before the deadline and $165 after May 1. Rates for young alumni who graduated in 2001 or later are available online.

Graphic design students take on “MoWall” Students in the Advanced Graphic Design 4 class at Loyola University New Orleans are currently working on “MoWall,” a massive design project aimed at reinventing the semipermanent wall that has been constructed outside of Monroe Hall. Major renovations on Monroe Hall began in December, and a wall was built around the perimeter of the construction site. Nancy Bernardo and Daniela Marx, co-teachers for Graphic Design 4, created a student project where the classwork would come alive on the “MoWall.” Over the course of 12 weeks, the wall will slowly be transformed as three groups of four students each create and paint four layers of images on “MoWall.” The project’s guiding principle is the phrase “Embracing the Future,” derived from the tagline marking Loyola’s centennial celebration. Students are researching Loyola and Loyola’s place in the city in order to provide an analytical rationale for the design elements they are creating. The project is accompanied by an essential written component, MoWALL.wordpress.com, a student-authored blog that reveals and discusses the design concepts and visual rhetoric behind the images on the wall.

recognizes Loyola as a national leader in community engagement.

1955 Norman Francis becomes one of the first two African-Americans to graduate from Loyola University School of Law.

PARDON OUR PROGRESS As Loyola celebrates its centennial anniversary over this year and next, the university will continue to prepare for its second century of academic excellence with a number of physical improvements to its campuses. The majority of these renovations are internal in nature and should have little impact to our neighbors. However, two renovation projects are adjacent to the neighborhood and we will be sure to keep neighbors informed of all progress on these and other projects. Monroe Hall, located along Calhoun Street on Loyola’s main campus, continues to undergo a major renovation. Work on the project began in December 2011 and once complete, the building will boast an additional 114,000 square feet and a number of sustainable features that will allow the building to seek LEED certification status.

Students walk past the “MoWall,” a design project aimed at reinventing the semi-permanent wall that has been constructed outside of Monroe Hall.

Buddig Residence Hall on Loyola’s main campus is receiving some upgrades and minor renovation. Its windows are being replaced, and it will receive a new heating and air conditioning system, which will make it much more energy efficient. The internal nature of this project should have no impact to neighbors. Cabra Residence Hall, located on Loyola’s Broadway campus, will undergo a major renovation starting in June 2012. The majority of this work is internal to the building, and as a result, all residential students on the Broadway campus will move entirely to the main campus until the project is complete, which is estimated for August 2013. Staging will be set up on the quad side of the building, so construction activity should have little impact to the surrounding neighborhood.

The Priests Chart-topping recording sensations The Priests, a classical musical group of three Northern Ireland Catholic priests, have delighted audiences around the globe. The Priests have received worldwide acclaim and stellar ratings on Billboard’s classical music charts. Their debut album secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut of all time. Proceeds will benefit the College of Music and Fine Arts and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. April 23, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall Purchase tickets online at montage.loyno.edu or call (504) 865-2074. $25 preferred seating $15 reserved seating $10 Loyola students, faculty, and staff


47-0212 Neighborhood Newsletter Spring 2012 3/8/12 3:20 PM Page 1

Non-profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 121 New Orleans, LA

Office of Public Affairs 7214 St. Charles Avenue Campus Box 909 New Orleans, LA 70118

A newsletter for the neighbors of Loyola University New Orleans

SPRING 2012

(504) 861-5888 www.loyno.edu

facebook.com/loyno

UPCOMING EVENTS

foursquare.com/loyola_nola

www.loyno.edu/calendar/ twitter.com/loyola_NOLA

MARCH 22, 23, 24 All’s Well That Ends Well 8 p.m., Marquette Theater $12 general admission $8 Loyola students/seniors/faculty/staff Tickets: (504) 865-2074

flickr.com/photos/loyolanola

APRIL 10 Current University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., (left), and Loyola’s first president, the Rev. Albert H. Biever, S.J. (right)

Leading the Way: Loyola and the desegregation of new Orleans PaneL discussiOn • tuesday, aPriL 10, 7 P.m. • nunemaker auditOrium • Free

Leading the Way: Loyola and the Desegregation of New Orleans A conversation with Dr. Norman Francis, Edgar “Dooky” Chase III, Moon Landrieu, and the Rev. Bentley Anderson, S.J. 7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Free

APRIL 11

Loyola celebrates 100 years of educational excellence Throughout 2012 and 2013, Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding as a university. Loyola’s centennial will be observed with festivities from April 2012 to May 2013, featuring a number of events that celebrate and explore Loyola’s history and mission. Festivities will begin the week of April 8, 2012, with a host of planned activities and lectures on campus, alumni class reunions, a centennial library exhibit, and a major kick-off event on April 14, 2012, which celebrates our Founder’s Day.

During the 60s, the vigorous advocacy by Loyola for social reform and civil rights made the university a model for other New Orleans institutions and for city government. Join us as we discuss Loyola’s leadership during this turbulent period with Dr. Norman Francis, one of the first two African-American graduates of Loyola’s School of Law, Edgar “Dooky” Chase III, Loyola’s first African-American student body president, and former New Orleans Mayor and Loyola alumnus Moon Landrieu, who successfully led desegregation efforts in city government. The Rev. Bentley Anderson, S.J., associate professor at Fordham University, will moderate. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at (504) 861-5888.

September 30, 1963 March for Civil Rights, New Orleans Foreground, left to right: The Rev. Louis Twomey, S.J., Lolis Elie, Ernest “Dutch” Morial (Mayor of New Orleans, 1978 – 1986)

The Founder’s Day Celebration will include a historical lecture about the university, the debut of the “Centennial Fanfare” by the Loyola Concert Band, a centennial celebratory Mass, and a Founder’s Day picnic featuring the bands The Y’at Pack and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, a band largely made up of Loyola alumni. The evening will conclude with birthday cake and a fireworks finale.

For 100 years, Loyola University New Orleans has helped shape the lives of our students, as well as the history of New Orleans and the world, through educating men and women in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence. Our more than 45,000 graduates serve as catalysts for change in their communities as they exemplify the ethical and values-laden education they received at Loyola. Centennial events held throughout the yearlong celebration will be themed based on one or more of the 12 ideals of a Jesuit education: pursuit of excellence; respect for the world, its history and mystery; learning from experience; contemplative vision formed by hope; development of personal potential; critical thinking and effective communication; appreciation of things both great and small; commitment to service; linking faith with justice; special concern for the poor and oppressed; international and global perspective; finding God in all things.

For information about the centennial and upcoming events, go to www.loyno.edu/2012

Loyola’s Photographic Treasures University Photographer Harold Baquet will showcase Loyola’s history in photos. 7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Free

APRIL 14 FOUNDER’S DAY CELEBRATION Founded on Faith book signing and lecture by Bernard Cook, Ph.D. 2 p.m., Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall, Free

Loyola Concert Band with Fanfare 3 p.m., Roussel Hall, Free

APRIL 22 Tribute Concert to Janet Swanzy 3 p.m., Roussel Hall $15 general admission Free for Loyola students/faculty/staff

APRIL 28 AND 29 Loyola Ballet Spring Concert 8 p.m. (April 28) and 3 p.m. (April 29) Roussel Hall $15 general admission Free for Loyola students/faculty/staff

Neighborhood Newsletter Spring 2012  

Loyola University New Orleans Neighborhood Newsletter Spring 2012