Orleans Public Education Network hosts networking night for young professionals

The Orleans Public Education Network will host a networking night for young professionals at Oak Wine Bar on Sunday evening (Feb. 24) that will also include a presentation to Leona Tate, who in 1960 was one of four African-American schoolgirls to integrate a previously all-white New Orleans school. For more information see the following press release:



4:00pm- 7:00pm

PLACE: OAK Wine Bar New Orleans

ADDRESS: 8118 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118


Special Presentation to: Leona Tate

presented by IWES

On November 14, 1960, at the age of six, Leona Tate entered into the civil rights movement when she and two other African-American girls integrated McDonogh No. 19 Elementary School. Presentation begins at 4:30pm

Loyola students host anti-bullying summit for local schools

The “Step Up, Reach Out!” anti-bullying summit will be held at Loyola University Saturday (Feb. 19) for students and educators from several New Orleans schools. For more information see the following press release:

The “Step Up, Reach Out!” anti-bullying campaign is bringing the city together against bullying with local partnerships, 20 workshops in five schools and culminating in a summit leading the establishment of anti-bullying campaigns in schools. Held at Loyola University on Feb.

Audubon working with parish school board and city on move to McDonogh No. 7

Audubon Charter School’s Carrollton Avenue campus relocation to McDonogh No. 7 would require a variance from the city according to Operations Manager Alisa Dupre. Dupre said the move would require four modular classrooms to be placed at the McDonogh No. 7 site, which would require a city variance. Dupre said the Orleans Parish School Board is currently working with the city on the variance while simultaneously doing repair work on the building.

President of Venezualan university speaks on globalization at Loyola

Rev. Arturo Sosa Abascal, president of a Catholic university in Venezuela, will present a lecture on “Political Implications of a Humanizing Globalization” tonight (Thursday, Jan. 31) at Loyola University. For more information see the following press release:

The Rev. Arturo Sosa Abascal, S.J., president of the Catholic University in the State of Tachira in Venezuela, presents “Political Implications of a Humanizing Globalization,” Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Audubon Room, located in the Danna Student Center. It is free and open to the public.

Judge, Fox News analyst speaks on freedom at Loyola Thursday

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, a judicial analyst on Fox News, will address freedom in contemporary American society at lecture Thursday evening (Jan. 31) at Loyola University. For more information see the following press release:

Political and senior judicial analyst for Fox News Channel Judge Andrew P. Napolitano presents a free lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. It is open to the public.

Author Aimee Bender gives public reading, interview at Tulane

Author Aimee Bender, Tulane’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence this year, will give a public reading and interview followed by a book-signing and reception on Monday (Jan. 28). For more information see the following press release:

Aimee Bender will be this year’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence, and will give a public reading and interview, followed by a book-signing and reception, on Tulane’s Uptown Campus (in the Freeman Auditorium) on Monday, January 28 at 7pm. We’ve had a great response from students and alums about her work. Her bio is below:

Aimee Bender is the author of four books.

Sister Helene Prejean leads discussion on death penalty

Sister Helen Prejean, the New Orleans-based advocate against the death penalty whose work was portrayed by Susan Sarandon in the film “Dead Man Walking,” will speak at Loyola University tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 22) entitled “The Spark: Christians as catalysts against the death penalty.” The event begins at 7 p.m. in Roussel Hall. For details, see the announcement from the university:

Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon may have played her in the 1995 movie “Dead Man Walking,” but New Orleans audiences will get the chance to see the real Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., H ’05, at Loyola University New Orleans Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located on the second floor of the Communications/Music Complex.

Two arrested, others identified in UPS package thefts

Following a rash of delivery package thefts from Uptown homes during the Christmas holidays, police arrested two men, and they identified another set of suspects but lacked the evidence to charge them, authorities said. David Mathis, 57, was arrested after police observed him with a package on a bicycle on Dec. 6 on the 5300 block of LaSalle Street, said Sgt. Warren Keller, in charge of property crimes in the Second District. On Dec.

Prytania Theatre hosts cult favorite “The Room” live with director Tommy Wiseau this weekend

Cult classic “The Room” Live with writer/director Tommy Wiseau and actor Greg Sestero will run back-to-back shows at Prytania Theatre both Friday (Jan. 18) and Saturday (Jan. 19). Please see the following press release for more information:

What: Love is Blind Tour 2013 “The Room” Live with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero

Where: Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70115

When: Jan 18 & 19, 2013

Time: 10:00 and midnite

Price: $15.00

Tickets on Sale NOW! Tommy Wiseau’s “Masterpiece” The Room has been hailed as the biggest cult film since Rocky Horror.