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Ecological Awareness 101

On Tuesday February 4, Professor Timothy Morton of Rice University will be visiting Loyola to give a public lecture entitled “Ecological Awareness 101″ at 5:30pm in the Whitney Presentation Room in Thomas Hall.

Prof. Morton’s talk will be geared toward undergraduate students and Loyola’s Common Curriculum — in particular in terms of making ecological connections across the disciplines. (Here is a link to Morton’s most recent book, Hyperobjects: Philosophy & Ecology after the End of the World.)

Prof. Morton’s visit is made possible through the generous support of the Loyola Environment Program, the Monroe Library, the English Department, the Center for Faculty Innovation, and the Common Curriculum.

Mardi Gras: Are You Ready Wolfpack?

Whether a commuter student or out of state student, every student on campus looks forward to experiencing the Mardi Gras season. From multi-colored beads to costumes, Mardi Gras is the one holiday in New Orleans where it is perfectly acceptable to have King Cake for breakfast and going home before midnight is unheard of. For those students who aren’t from here, I suggest finding a commuter/ Mardi Gras pro to show you all the great spots to see the parades. Also, take a look at these photos of Loyola students enjoying the festivities to see what you have to look forward to! The first parade is on February 15th. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll!

The Wolf 1990, page 6

The Wolf 1998, page 66

The Wolf 1998, page 67

The Wolf 1998, page 68

The Wolf 1998 page 69

The Wolf 2003, page 38

The Wolf 2003, page 39

Blog post by Nydia Araya, a Special Collections work study student.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

University Cancels Classes

Loyola cancels classes, suspends operations for Wednesday due to severe winter weather

Due to severe weather forecasts of freezing rain and snow for the greater New Orleans area, all classes and events at Loyola University New Orleans have been cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 29. Classes and events remain cancelled today.

The winter storm is expected to impact the New Orleans area Tuesday through Wednesday morning, but dangerous road conditions may persist through Wednesday evening. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected.

All buildings on campus will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday with the exception of residence halls and the Danna Student Center, which will remain open to serve student needs. All non-emergency employees are asked to remain at home Tuesday and Wednesday. Access to buildings will be limited to emergency personnel only.

Please continue to monitor the Loyola homepage for official updates. You may also call Loyola’s Emergency Information Line at 504-865-2186.

Collection Curiosities

Special Collections and Archives presents “Collection Curiosities,” an exhibit of unusual and rarely seen items from Special Collections and Archives.

This exhibit is loosely inspired by Cabinet of Curiosities (also called Wunderkammer or Kunstkammer) which were early museums in Renaissance Europe showcasing collections of unusual and exotic items. The “cabinets” were actually rooms that showcased wonders of the natural world, art works, and items of unusual or unknown origin.

For over 100 years, Loyola University has been collecting books, personal papers, and original materials related to the Society of Jesus, Loyola University New Orleans, the city of New Orleans, and specific fields in which Loyola faculty and alumni have excelled or in which Jesuit values have found expression. While some of the items found in this exhibit fall into these categories, many were preserved simply due to their rare and unique characteristics. Occasionally, even the provenance, or origin, of the item is unknown, making their presence in the collection even more remarkable. These unconventional objects will be on exhibit in the Monroe Library Special Collections & Archives until May 31.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

It’s Carnival Season!

With the arrival of Twelfth Night on January 6th, carnival season has officially begun. In New Orleans this means that carnival balls, parties and parades will occur until the season culminates on Mardi Gras, which this year falls on Tuesday, March 4th. Special Collections and Archives has many materials relating to the celebration of carnival in New Orleans. Today’s edition of “Found in the Archives” will focus on some of the carnival ball invitations found in our New Orleans Carnival Collection.

Lords of Misrule, 1899

Comus, 1878

Atlanteans, 1902

Momus, 1891

As always, you can view these – and much more – for yourself in Special Collections & Archives!

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

Dapper Holiday Duds

What did the stylish Loyola man wear to celebrate the holidays in years past? The online archive of The Maroon has the answers.

December 8, 1933

No outfit is complete without a spiffy hat.

December 18, 1931

Sometimes, you want to be casual. But still stylish, of course.

December 6, 1963

December 12, 1963

Have a fashionable holiday!

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

Holiday Cocoa Party Friday 12/6

The Monroe Library faculty and staff invite you to our annual holiday celebration!  There will be plenty of cocoa, cookies, and holiday cheer!

Monroe Library Holiday Cocoa Party

Date: Friday, December 6

Time: 2 pm

Where: Learning Commons (1st Floor Monroe Library)

Extended Study hours begin 12/2

The library’s Extended Study schedule is from Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 13.

Extended Study hours are as follows:
Open continuously from 7 am on Monday, December 2 until midnight on Friday, December 6.
Open 8 am-9 pm on Saturday, December 7.
Open continuously from 10 am on Sunday, December 8 until 6 pm on Friday, December 13.

During Extended Study:
-The front doors will be locked at midnight Sunday-Thursday. During this time, please use the computer lab entrance.
-Only members of the Loyola community will be permitted to be in the building while the front doors are locked.
-A valid Loyola ID will be required to enter the library.
-Study groups should work on the first floor in the Learning Commons or in a group study room.
-Group study rooms can be checked out to two or more Loyola students.
-The second and third floors are reserved for quiet study.
-Free coffee and tea will be provided at midnight.

Good luck with finals!

Reflecting on 1st Semester

As we slowly approach the end of our first semester of college, many of my fellow freshmen may be reflecting on their experience thus far at Loyola University. Similarly to Loyola students in 1979, you may be asking yourself, “Why did I come to Loyola?” or reflecting on your experience as a resident or a commuter. Hopefully, every freshman has enjoyed his or her  time here and is excited for the opportunities that second semester brings. If you are feeling that your college experience could be better, don’t worry! I am sure you are not alone. However, don’t give up just yet! There are still a few weeks left in the semester to improve your grades  and an entire second semester to become a more active member of the Loyola community.

Blog post by Nydia Araya, a Special Collections work-study student.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

Friend of the Month: D’Elia Majoria

The Monroe Library Friend of the Month for October is D’Elia Majoria!  D’Elia is a junior Finance major with a minor in Psychology.  A local girl from Luling, D’Elia attended St. Mary’s Dominican High School.  D’Elia is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, and she has an internship as a “Style Guru” with, a website dedicated to the latest college fashion trends.  After graduation, D’Elia plans on continuing to work at her current job at a vet’s office until she chooses a career path.

D’Elia uses the Monroe Library as a meeting place and a place to study, and she also takes advantage of the equipment that the library has available for check out including headphones, computers, and computer chargers.  The Monroe Library serves as a headquarters for D’Elia and her friends: they meet at the library to get their work done.  D’Elia thinks that the library’s study rooms are ideal for working.  According to D’Elia, “They are not loud, and you can talk.  It’s like having your own private library space.”  D’Elia also thinks that the study rooms are especially useful for commuter students.

“The library is the best place to hang out on campus.  You can bring food and talk but still get stuff done,” says D’Elia.  “I really like the library!”

Congratulations, D’Elia, on being our Friend of the Month, and thank you for using the Monroe Library!