LAS alumna Shoshana Shattenkirk is writing the music for her musical, "Fever Dreams," which is about pandemics and started as part of an invitation from the New York Public Library to create musicals based on materials in its archives. Shattenkirk collaborated with a lyricist and book writer to create the musical based on the correspondence of a doctor during the Yellow Fever pandemic of 1798. A draft of the first portion of the musical was performed virtually and is on The New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center website.
In January 2021, Dr. Eileen Doll was awarded the University Senate Award for Community Service.
A student in Dr. Doll's Immigration class (SPAN A404) said:
"(In) Dr. Doll’s Immigration class, she gave us the opportunity to participate in Service Learning within our local New Orleans community by teaching English as a second language to ‘latine/latinx’ immigrants.
Dr. Doll exceeded the limits, for she taught us how to understand and respect different cultural values while also teaching our students a new language."
Courtney Graves, 2018 graduate with a double major in Latin American Studies and Strategic Communications/Public Relations, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright research grant to Brazil. Her research will study women's networking. Congratulations, Courtney! We are so proud of you!
More information in the summer edition of Loyno Magazine, p. 6
Dr. Jean X. Brager gave a presentation with students from his First-Year Seminar (Fall 2018, Performance & Performativity) on 1/25/19 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., week.
Karen Rosenbecker, Ph.D., received the Rev. Emmett M. Bienvenue, S.J. Distinguished Professorship in Classical Studies in March 2019. The award was established in 2013 in honor of Fr. Bienvenu, a professor of classical studies who taught for nearly 40 years at Loyola University New Orleans. Congratulations, Dr. Rosenbecker!
Here is a list of the 6 students that were initiated in February 2019 into the Mu Kappa Chapter of the national Spanish honor society Sigma Delta Pi:
Danielle Belmont, senior majoring in Spanish and Sociology, and minoring in Latin American Studies, has been selected to work with Teach for America beginning in Fall 2019. She will be teaching elementary special education in the greater New Orleans area. ¡Enhorabuena, Danielle! We are so proud of you!
Darius Smith (Spanish 2017) is a Spanish teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies in Gretna, LA. ¡Enhorabuena, Darius!
Hannah Pico (Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice & Inequality 2017)--unofficial Spanish minor--is currently working in La Zubia, Spain (province of Granada), as a North American Cultural Ambassador English Language Assistant. While there, she is planning to work towards a Master's at the Universidad de Granada.
On Friday, September 21, 2018, Dr. Nathan Henne gave the inaugural presentation for the new Loyola Faculty and Staff Seminar Series, "Encountering Heritage and History." His talk, "(Dis)Respecting Sovereignty: US Interference in Central American and the Current Migration Crisis," in the Whitney Presentation Room of Thomas Hall was a huge success--the room was packed and all were fascinated with the facts presented and the images projected by Dr. Henne.