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Thursday 24 April

PRSSA Luncheon

Time: 12 am to 12 am

Contact: James Lambert · · 504-865-3431

Location: Communications/Music Complex Room 301

The final luncheon is where we will announce the executive board for next year and give out individual chapter awards.

The luncheon will have a keynote speaker, Kristian Sonnier, director or PR at Peter Mayer, who will address his career in PR and give advice to graduating seniors and our members to be successful in PR.

Centerplate/Ernst N. Morial Convention Center Information Table

Time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Contact: Jill Boatright · · 504-865-3860

Location: Danna Student Center

Come and learn about temporary/seasonal, part-time, and full-time positions available with Centerplate/Ernst N. Morial Convention Center.

Mass of Thanksgiving for Retired Faculty and Staff

Time: 12:20 pm to 12:50 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · · 504-865-3167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

The Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., and the Office of Mission and Ministry invite the entire Loyola community to a Mass of Thanksgiving for our retired faculty and staff.

The Mass will be followed by light refreshments in the Academic Quad.

On April 24, the Mass of Thanksgiving will take the place of the regular 12 noon Mass in Ignatius Chapel.

CSS Faculty Meeting

Time: 12:30 pm to 2 pm

Contact: Sharron Mangum · · 504-865-2427

Location: Multimedia Room 2, Monroe Library

Regions Bank Information Session

Time: 12:30 pm to 12 am

Contact: Tamara Baker · · 504.865.3860

Location: Multimedia Room 2, Monroe Library

Come and learn about the part-time and full time positions currently available at Regions Bank.  ALL Majors welcome.  Juniors and Seniors preferred.

Women in Law Spring Fling

Time: 4 pm to 7 pm

Contact: Office of Law Alumni and Development · · 504-861-5555

Location: 225 Girod Street, New Orleans, LA

In honor and appreciation of Loyola's College of Law alumnae in the local, state and federal judiciary, instruction and practice of law... You are cordially invited to attend the Women in Law Spring Fling on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the home of Henry Lambert ’63, JD ’65 and Carey Bond, 225 Girod Street, penthouse, New Orleans, LA

The Online Registratio is now CLOSED. Walk-ins are welcome to register at the door.

Enjoy mixing with fellow alumnae and Dean María Pabón López over champagne and appetizers. There will be a special presentation recognizing the first women to graduate from the College of Law as part of our continuing celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the College of Law.

Sponsored by: Fourth and Fifth Circuit Judges Association; Fifth Circuit Judges Association; Baker Donelson; Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr and Smith; Jones, Swanson, Huddell, & Garrison; Mercer Law Firm; Evangeline Vavrick Law Firm; Joan Benge; Mary Dumestre; The Hon. Madeleine Landrieu; The Hon. Rosemary Ledet; Walter Leget; and Sharonda Williams.

Opening Reception: Graphic Design Senior Exhibition - "Contraflow"

Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

Contact: Diboll Gallery ·

Location: Collins C. Diboll Gallery, 4th Floor, Monroe Library

Free and open to the public.

Houston Alumni Chapter Happy Hour

Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

Contact: The Office of Alumni Relations · · 504-861-5454

Location: Sonoma Wine Bar and Restaurant, Upper Kirby Location, 2720 Richmond, Houston, TX

The Houston Chapter of the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association invites you and a guest to attend the Houston Chapter Happy Hour on Thursday, April 24, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sonoma Wine Bar and Restaurant.

Enjoy happy hour prices!  No charge to attend but advance registration is suggested.

Register Now!

Come mix and mingle with alumni, and learn more about volunteer opportunities.

The Past and Future of America's Fight Against Global Warming

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Carol Ann MacGregor · · 504-865-2571

Location: Miller Hall, Room 114

Theda Skocpol, Ph.D. will present a free, public lecture, "The Past and Future of America's Fight Against Global Warming." The event is sponsored by the New Orleans Branch of the Scholar's Strategy Network and Loyola University's Environment Program.

Theda Skocpol (PhD, Harvard, 1975) is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University.  At Harvard, she has served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2005-2007) and as Director of the Center for American Political Studies (2000-2006).  In 1996, Skocpol served as President of the Social Science History Association, an interdisciplinary professional group, and in 2002-03, she served as President of the American Political Science Association during the centennial of this leading professional body.  In 2007, she was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for her "visionary analysis of the significance of the state for revolutions, welfare, and political trust, pursued with theoretical depth and empirical evidence."  The Skytte Prize is one of the largest and most prestigious in political science and is awarded annually by the Skytte Foundation  at Uppsala University (Sweden) to the scholar who in the view of the foundation has made the most valuable contribution to the discipline.  Skocpol has also been elected to membership in all three major U.S. interdisciplinary honor societies: the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 1994), the American Philosophical Society (elected 2006), and the National Academy of Sciences (elected 2008).  In addition to her academic roles, Skocpol co-founded in 2009 and is current director of the Scholars Strategy Network (, a national organization that encourages public engagement by university-based scholars.

Skocpol's work covers an unusually broad spectrum of topics including both comparative politics (States and Social Revolutions, 1979) and American politics (Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States, 1992).  Among her other works are Bringing the State Back In (1985, with Peter Evans and Dietrich Rueschemeyer); Social Policy in the United States (1995);Boomerang: Clinton's Health Security Effort and the Turn Against Government in US Politics (1996); Civic Engagement in American Democracy (1999, with Morris Fiorina); Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life (2003); Inequality and American Democracy: What We Know and What We Need to Learn (2005, with Lawrence R. Jacobs); What a Mighty Power We Can Be: African American Fraternal Groups and The Struggle for Racial Equality (2006, with Ariane Liazos and Marshall Ganz); and The Transformation of American Politics: Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism (2007, with Paul Pierson).  Her most recent books are Health Care Reform and American Politics (2012, with Lawrence R. Jacobs), The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism (2012, with Vanessa Williamson), and Obama and America's Political Future (2012).  Her books and articles have been widely cited in political science literature and have won numerous awards, including the 1993 Woodrow Wilson Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book in political science for the previous year (Protecting Soldiers and Mothers).  Skocpol's research focuses on U.S. social policy and civic engagement in American democracy, including changes since the 1960s.  Her current projects study the transformations of U.S. federal policies in the Obama era.

Opera Workshop: "H2Opera!"

Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Box Office · · 504-865-2074

Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex

Cost: $8 gen. adm.; Free for faculty/staff/students/seniors Get Tickets

Join us for an evening of water-based opera highlights!

Free parking in West Road Garage, accessible from St. Charles Ave.

Friday 25 April

LAW: Final Examinations

Contact: Jessica Howard · · 5760

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

Final Examinations


Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · · 504-865-3167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Baseball vs *Emmanuel College (DH)

Time: 4 pm to 7 pm

Contact: Brett Simpson · · 504-864-7225

Location: Segnette Field

Baseball Home Game

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