Week of Oct 23-29, 2016

Sunday 23 October

Jesuit Alumni Sunday Masses

Contact: Office of Alumni Engagement · alumni@loyno.edu · 504-861-5454


Join Us for Jesuit Alumni Sunday Masses

Registration is open for Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday, an opportunity for alumni and friends of Jesuit schools to share our common bonds through the celebration of liturgy, followed by a reception highlighting opportunities for continuing spiritual growth and service to the local and global community.

Click here to download a PDF flyer with all of the Alumni Mass information.


Music Under the Oaks - Sponsored by Bellwhether Technology, Iberia Bank, and Audubon Park

Time: 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Flora Petterson · flpetter@loyno.edu · 504-865-3037

Location: Newman Bandstand, Audubon Park (Rainsite - Roussel Hall)

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets! On Sunday, October 23, Loyola brings music to the Newman Bandstand in Audubon Park. The event is from 5-6:30pm and will feature performances by various groups from Loyola's School of Music. The event is free and open to the public, and food and drinks are available for purchase. The Newman Bandstand is on the south end of Audubon Park, between Magazine Street and the lagoon.

Ticketing: Free and open to the public

Mass for Racial Justice

Time: 9 pm to 10 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Monday 24 October

Spring & Summer 2017 Registration Advising Begins

Contact: Student Records · sturec@loyno.edu · 5048653237

Spring & Summer 2017 Registration Advising Begins


Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall


Time: 9 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Tuesday 25 October


Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Moot Court Staff Meeting

Time: 12:20 pm to 12:50 pm

Contact: Hope Del Rio · jhopedelrio@gmail.com · 904-563-6296

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

St. Thomas More Legal Society Meeting

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Sam Triche · samtriche524@gmail.com

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

Biology Research Seminar: Epigenetic Highlights in Sarcomagenesis

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Mona Wolfe · rkwolfe@loyno.edu · 504-865-2288

Location: Monroe Hall, Room 152

Please join us for a presentation given by Matthew Cable, M.D. - "Epigenetic Highlights in Sarcomagenesis."  Louisiana State University Health Science Center. New Orleans, LA.

Anxiety Management Workshop: Self-Care and Stress Management

Time: 12:30 pm to 12 am

Contact: Asia Wong · awong@loyno.edu · 5048653835

Location: Student Success Center, MA 112

Ever felt hangry? Too tired to focus? Learn about the behavioral and biological factors that contribute to stress, what you can do improve self-care, and form a plan to implement change.

SKL-10252716: Immigration Law and Crimes

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm

Contact: Chrissy Brown · cecernig@loyno.edu · 861-5560

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

SKL-10252716: Immigration Law and Crimes

Tuesday and Thursday, October 25th and 27th (12:30p.m. to 1:50p.m.) (Room 111) 
This skills class is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in immigration law or as prosecutors or criminal defense counsel.

The intersection of immigration law and criminal law, sometimes called “crimmigration,” has become increasingly important in recent years.  Criminal antecedents can have a profound effect on an individual’s ability to seek employment or join family in the United States and on the individual’s ability to remain in the United States, even after having lived here for many years.  Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010), which held that failure to advise of the immigration consequences of a guilty plea constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel, possible immigration consequences are also a critical consideration for criminal defense counsel. Immigration consequences also affect prosecutors’ ability to negotiate plea bargains with immigrant defendants.  The advent of U visas for victims of crime and T visas for victims of human trafficking, and the requirement of cooperation with law enforcement to be eligible for those visas, have created additional links between immigration and criminal law.   

(*this course satisfies required course Cross-Cultural Competence and Interpersonal Skills)


Speaker Steve Villavaso - Land Use Law in New Orleans

Time: 12:30 pm to 2 pm

Contact: John Lovett · jlovett@loyno.edu

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

Physics SPS Seminar "Quantum Optics and Fast Light: Correlation in the Dispersive Regime"

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Chelsea Fielding · cafieldi@loyno.edu · 504-865-3647

Location: Monroe Hall, Room 628

The Physics department will be holding a seminar with speaker Ryan Glasser, Physics Professor at Tulane University. The seminar will explore nonlinear and quantum optics and how they can be used as a tool to investigate the fundamental physics involving the broad field of quantum information.

Pizza & Refreshments will be served. Please arrive 10 minutes early!

Law:Judicial Reception (Honorable Jay Zainey)-Career Development Office

Time: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

Contact: Diana Mercer · dmercer@loyno.edu · 504 861-5562

Location: U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana

Judicial Reception at U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana in the Chambers of Honorable Jay Zainey, 4:00pm-5:30pm

MBA Open House

Time: 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Christina Morales · mba@loyno.edu · 5048647953

Location: Miller Hall, 112

The MBA program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Business will host an upcoming open house and informational session. Come learn about our Fast-Track 1 year MBA as well as our Part-time Professional MBA, allowing students to graduate with a specialization track. Recent graduates have obtained advanced professional appointments in such large national companies as General Electric, General Motors, Symetra, Shell and many others.

The open house will be held on Tuesday, October 25, at 5:45 pm in Miller Hall, Room 112 on Loyola’s main campus. Attendees can enjoy light refreshments followed by an information and question session with MBA faculty and staff. Registration for the open house is recommended but not required. Loyola’s MBA $50 application fee will be waived for any open house attendee.

For more information on Loyola’s MBA program, contact Christina Morales at mba@loyno.edu


Time: 9 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Wednesday 26 October


Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

My Internship @ Facebook : Patrick Burtchaell

Time: 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Daniela Marx · dmarx@loyno.edu · 504-865-2112

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, Loyola University New Orleans

Patrick Burtchaell, design sophomore, was selected for a product design internship at Facebook for summer 2016. As a Product Design Intern, Patrick was involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming the next feature of News Feed to tweaking pixels right before launch. He will talk about the internship experience with product design, interaction design, and visual design at Facebook.

Ticketing: Free and Open to the Public 

RELS Meeting

Time: 5 pm to 5:50 pm

Contact: Leon Roy IV · leroy@loyno.edu · (337)-519-8915

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

SELS Meeting

Time: 5 pm to 5:50 pm

Contact: Eric Newman · wenewman@loyno.edu · 909-964-1514

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

SGA Pumpkin Carving

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Ronald Chavis · rcchavis@loyno.edu · 5048653622

Location: Peace Quad

SGA's First Year Council will be hosting a pumpkin carving in the Peace Quad. A Halloween themed movie will also be playing. There will be treats for all. 

Multicultural Leadership Council Community Meeting

Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Contact: Courtney E. Williams · cwilliam@loyno.edu · 504.865.3622

Location: Audubon Room, 2nd Floor, Danna Center

What does it mean to be an ally? Join us for an evening of discussion where we further explore allyship through examining gender bias and sexual assault. 


Time: 9 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Thursday 27 October


Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Law: Career Development Office-Symplicity Training

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 am

Contact: Nicole Rigard · nacampbe@loyno.edu · 504 861-5562

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

Symplicity training, provides law students with hands on instructions to navigate the career services management system. LS112

MLS Meeting

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: John Yadamec · johnyadamec@gmail.com · (205)-529-3700

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

APALSA Meeting

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Urvi Patel · uspatel@loyno.edu · (409)-291-1266

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

WAC Workshop: Chicago/ Turabian

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Elizabeth Rainey · earainey@loyno.edu · 504-865-3595

Location: Bobet Hall 100

Prof. Waguespack will teach student how to use Chicago style MLA. 

Take Back the Night

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Erin Shapiro · eeshapir@loyno.edu · 504-865-3835

Location: Loyola Horseshoe

Women and Men Take Back the Night

This annual march against sexual violence has been co-sponsored by Loyola University New Orleans and Tulane University since 1990. The purpose of the march is to heighten awareness of sexual violence in our community and to empower survivors. The emotionally powerful evening begins with speakers who share their personal stories of rape, assault or domestic violence, and their journeys to healing and hope. The candlelit march proceeds from Loyola to Tulane, where others have the opportunity to speak out against sexual violence. This university-wide event is coordinated through the University Counseling Center. Contact Erin Shapiro, for more information about this year's march or if you would like to volunteer to assist with coordinating this event.

Queer Brown Voices: The Hidden Stories of Latina/o Activists

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Contact: Nathan Henne · nchenne@loyno.edu · 865-3842

Location: Multimedia Room 2, Monroe Library

Queer Brown Voices, a 2015 release from University of Texas Press, chronicles 
the experiences of fourteen Latina/o LGBT activists and presents a new 
perspective on the hitherto-marginalized history of their work in the last 
three decades of the twentieth century.
In this talk, co-editors of that volume, Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez and
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, share with the audience the writing process behind
Queer Brown Voices and discuss the importance of personal narratives for
the Latino LGBT community.

Sponsored by Latin American Studies, the Department of Languages and Cultures, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies of Loyola University

Queer Brown Voices

Time: 6 pm to 7 pm

Contact: Nathan Henne · nchenne@loyno.edu

Location: Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2

A panel discussion with authors:

Professor Uriel Quesada , Loyola University New Orleans
Letitia Gomez  
Professor Salvador Vidal Oritz, American University 

Panelist discuss the importance of personal narratives of the Latino LGBT Community for sucessful activisim. 

Sponsored by:  
Latin American Studies 
Department of Languages and Cultures
Loyola Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Office of Diversity and Inclusion 

They have come in peace Immigration: Virtue or Threat?

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Behrooz Moazami · bmoazami@loyno.edu · (504) 865-2162

Location: Miller Hall 114

The presentation will draw from the successful tale of Alfred Nicola in the US at the turn of the twentieth century, why he came and what this meant to his own country of origin that was in transformation (in his most recent book, see below).  Building on this, it will look at immigration then and today, the impacts and implications, the reasons and challenges.

The event includes a talk and a book signing by the author Raif Shway.

Jazz Underground: Marsalis & Torkanowsky Together!

Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Tony Dagradi · aadagrad@loyno.edu · 504-865-2074

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, Loyola University New Orleans

Cost: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors, $5 Students, Loyola Students Free Get Tickets

In Stevenson Palfi’s amazing movie, “Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together,” three generations of New Orleans keyboard masters, “Tuts” Washington, Allen Toussaint and “Professor Longhair,” were brought together to discuss their backgrounds and influences, and play together for the very first time. 

As the title of this award winning film describes, there are usually not many chances for pianist to collaborate.  In fact, the movie documents only the rehearsal the three had.  Fess died suddenly two days before the scheduled performance.  

This evening we feature two of the Crescent City’s most influential pianists performing on stage as a duo for an evening of unprecedented two piano interchange.  Expect the unexpected when esteemed educator and performer, Ellis Marsalis meets the fiery, impulsive David Torkanowsky.   

Ellis Marsalis is regarded by many as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans.  Born on November 14, 1934, his formal music studies began at age eleven at the Xavier University junior school of music. After high school, Marsalis enrolled in Dillard University (New Orleans, LA) as a clarinet major. He graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. Marsalis spent the next year working as an assistant manager in his fathers motel business.

The following year, Marsalis joined the U.S. Marine Corps. While stationed in southern California he honed his pianist skills as a member of the Corps Four, a Marines jazz quartet that performed on television ("Dress Blues," named for the formal Marine Corps uniform and broadcast on CBS) and radio shows (“Leatherneck Songbook”).  Both shows were used to boost recruiting efforts. After completing his Marine Corps duty, Marsalis returned to New Orleans and married Dolores Ferdinand, a New Orleanian, who bore him six sons; Branford, Wynton, Ellis III, Delfeayo, Mboya and Jason.

In 1964 Marsalis, his wife Dolores and, at the time, four sons, moved to the small rural town of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, where he spent two years as a school band and choral director at Carver high school.  Returning to New Orleans in 1966, he began freelancing on the local music scene.  Between 1966 and 1974 Marsalis would perform at the Playboy Club (New Orleans), Al Hirt nightclub, Lu and Charlie’s nightclub, Storyville nightclub Crazy Shirley’s as well as again enter the teaching profession, in 1967, as an adjunct professor of African American Music at Xavier University (New Orleans, LA).

As the family continued to grow, Marsalis continued his educational pursuits, attending Loyola University’s (New Orleans, LA) Masters Degree program in the early summer session of 1974. He would also successfully interview for a teaching position at a new Magnet high school for the arts, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), and be hired as an instructor for the Fall semester (1974). Marsalis would spend the next twelve years at NOCCA as an instrumental music teacher with a Jazz studies emphasis.

In 1986, Marsalis accepted a teaching position out of state.  He became a Commonwealth Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia), serving as coordinator of Jazz Studies two of his three years there.  In 1989, he returned to New Orleans to become the first occupant and Director of the Coca Cola endowed Chair of Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans.  During his tenure at UNO he helped fellow colleague Charles Blancq develop a campus performance center called the Sand Bar.  Marsalis would also develop a Jazz Orchestra, which he took, on the eve of his retirement, on a tour of Brazil.  On August 10, 2001, Marsalis officially retired from the University of New Orleans after twelve years of dedicated service.  His retirement was celebrated by a very rare performance of Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis at the UNO arena.

Marsalis is the recipient of Honorary Doctorate degrees from his alma mater Dillard University, New Orleans, LA (1989); Ball State University, Muncie, IN (1997); Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2010); Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; and The Juilliard School, New York, NY.  In 2011, Marsalis and his family were awarded the highest honor in Jazz, NEA Jazz Masters, the first group award ever distributed by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Marsalis has appeared on NBC's Today show with host Bryant Gumbel; the Tonite show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno; the Arsenio Hall show with pianist Marcus Roberts; the Charlie Rose show; Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood; ABC's Good Morning America with Spencer Christian, as well as several local and regional television shows.  In 1984 Marsalis and New Orleans singer/actress Joanne "Lady BJ" Creighton shared honors at the Ace Awards ceremony for the best single music program on cable television.

Marsalis continues to be active as a performing pianist leading, and occasionally touring, his own quartet. He has several recordings on the CBS-SONY label and currently releases recordings on his own recording label, ELM RECORDS, developed with his wife Dolores and son Jason.


Forget "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon." In New Orleans, it's more fun to play three degrees of David Torkanowsky.

As a piano player and band leader, Torkanowsky is equally comfortable pushing the edges of jazz, funk, blues and rhythm and blues. Aside from his solo projects, Torkanowsky has collaborated with so many musical legends — Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Danny Barker, Earl Turbington, Tony DaGradi, George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Dianne Reeves and Errol Garner, among them — that he now enjoys his own legendary patina.

Torkanowsky's five-decade musical career began before he was born. His father was maestro of the New Orleans Symphony for more than decade, and his mother — a flamenco dancer — performed in Spain with the great Carmen Amaya.

Torkanowsky eschews being called a "pianist." That word, he says, pertains more to people who can handle Chopin and Liszt. But he has made his own imprint on jazz as a piano player, beginning well before his training at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. Torkanowsky says Berklee taught him a lot. But, he says, the real masters who schooled him in the art of performance were home-grown right here in New Orleans.

"The reason this music was born here is because this was the nexus of culture," Torkanowsky says. "This is the place where the confluence of African and European musics happened. That's what jazz is. So, in my own upbringing, I had a confluence of African rhythm and European melody and harmony in my own house... so maybe bringing that to the table is what made people say, 'Oh man; white boy can play.'"



November 17, 2016           ALL ELLINGTON

Loyola’s world class Jazz faculty interprets classic standards by the most prolific composer in Jazz. Featuring: Tony Dagradi, Nick Volz, EdWise, Don Vappie, Matt Lemmler & Wayne Maureau

February 9, 2017               2nd ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS ALL STAR JAM

New Orleans’ jazz icons come together for a monumental live jam session.  Featuring: Wessell Anderson, Ashlin Parker, Delfeayo Marsalis, Tony Dagradi, Victor  Atkins, Roland Guerin and Shannon Powell.

Friday 28 October

Last Day to Withdraw

Contact: Student Records · sturec@loyno.edu · 5048653237

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes.

Last Day to Apply for Law Graduation for May, August, or December 2017

Contact: Dean Algero · algero@loyno.edu · 504-861-5675

Location: Law College Dean's Suite

October 28th is the last day to apply for graduation for May, August, or December 2017.

Last Day to Apply for Undergraduate/Graduate Graduation for May, August, or December 2017

Contact: Student Records · sturec@loyno.edu · (504) 865-3237

Location: Student Records, 250 Marquette Hall

Deadline to submit application for degree for May, August or December 2017 graduates.



14th Annual Moot Court Golf Tournament

Time: 8 am to 1 pm

Contact: · mootcourtloyno@gmail.com

Location: The Golf Course at Audubon Park

14th Annual Moot Court Golf Tournament from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Loyola Law Review Symposium

Time: 9:10 am to 5 pm

Contact: *

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

This year the Loyola Law Review Symposium will explore the consent decrees present in New Orleans. Three panels of practioners and scholars wil discuss how these consent degrees are negotiated, created, and implemented, as well as an positive and negative effects they have in the City. The Loyola Law Review is honored to feature The Honorable Judge Lance Africk as the keynote speaker for this event. Judge Africk will discuss how he approached the Orleans Parish Prison litigation as well as the potential remedies and practical difficulties present. Location: Room 308.

Join us for an Alumni Lunch & Learn at the WWII Museum

Time: 11:30 am to 1 pm

Contact: Office of Alumni Engagement · alumni@loyno.edu · 504-861-5454

Location: The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Cost: $35/person Get Tickets

Join the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association and fellow alumni
for an informative Lunch and Learn session on
Delete Your Account: How Social Media Personality Wins in Politics and Business
by John Deveney '88, MCM '15,
President & Founder of Deveney Communications
Friday, October 28, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
The lunch will begin at 11:30 am;
lecture begins promptly at 12:00 p.m.
USS Arizona-Missouri Room
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
$35/person includes a three-course meal and lecture.
Walk-ins are welcome. 
The event will be held on the 3rd floor. The Museum has one paid parking lot on Magazine Street, across from The American Sector Restaurant & Bar. Additional paid lots/ metered street parking are located throughout the area.
This event is hosted by the Business Networking Committee of the Alumni Association.


Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Fall Canoe Trip

Time: 2:30 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Kimberly Kahn · kjkahn@loyno.edu · 504-865-2599

Location: Next to the Rec Plex (where the university vans are parked)

Cost: $10.00 Get Tickets

Paddle with Professor David White through some of the most beautiful swamps and bayous just a short distance from New Orleans in southeastern Louisiana.

The late afternoon into evening and night trip offers a great twilight experience to see firsthand our cypress trees, swamp, marsh plants, and wildlife. We usually see alligators, wading birds, ducks, and spectacular scenes of Spanish-moss covered trees. With lights after dark we shine for night stalking wildlife - an adventure you shouldn't miss. 

Reservations Required! Reservations accepted between September 26 and October 26.

Find more information at http://cas.loyno.edu/environment/canoe-paddle