A Tale of Two Duhawk Couples
Written by Chuck ('88) and Bobbie Lampe ('87)
As Loras College graduates, Chuck ('88) and I, Bobbie ('87), made a connection with Loras College that has lasted a lifetime. Our Loras journey began in 1983 when we came to Loras and continued as we declared our majors in education. Both Chuck and I received our Bachelor of Science degrees in Education and have used them to not only advance our careers, but as parents, to be role models for our six daughters as to the importance of a liberal arts degree from Loras. Our story goes on to include a lifetime of fond memories from our time at Loras and now enjoy through watching our daughters' experiences.
Dubuque Racing Association Grant Makes Beautiful Music at Loras College
Loras College received a grant of $18,750 from the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) in 2011 to purchase band instruments for the College's growing music program. Funds from the DRA made possible the acquisition of five new instruments, instrument repairs, along with piano tuning, other band equipment, including music stands and supplies.
Q & A with new women's lacrosse coach Emily Goetz
Emily Goetz is settling into her new role as the first head coach of the Duhawks' women's lacrosse team. Duhawks.com took a few minutes to get to know Goetz the person and Goetz the coach a little bit better with a Q & A this week. Here's what the former Division III student-athlete and newest member of the coaching staff had to say...
Loras to Host Program in Honor of Black History Month
Joe Rogers, Colorado's Former Lt. Governor, who served as the youngest lieutenant governor in the country and the highest ranking African American state elected official, will present the Dream Alive Program at Loras College's 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration beginning at 5 pm, on Feb. 11, 2012, at St. Joseph's Auditorium in Hoffmann Hall at Loras College. The event will be sponsored by InterCultural Program's Office (IPO), Writers Ink, Alliant Energy, Target Corporation, and Red Robin.
Dialogue, Difference, Democracy
DuTalk, a co-curricular program at Loras College that provides the college community with skills in civil discourse, was initiated in August of 2009. The program was created and sponsored by the International-Intercultural Programs Center, which is responsible for developing student programs that promote inclusion. Kristin Andersen-Bricker, Ph.D. (Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee) and Gloria Regalbuto Bentley, Ph.D. (Vice President of Organizational Development) worked with the Center's staff to design and implement this unique program.
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We welcome the responsibility to serve
"We welcome the responsibility to serve" is an aspect of the Loras College Catholic Identity statement which resonates especially well with studentsFifty-three students, faculty, and staff spent the January break week in a variety of service trips focused on working side by side with those in need. In April during Holy Week, another dozen students will take it a step further by serving in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. communities, as well as, participating in social action efforts and the legislative process in our nation's capital. These annual trips to locations both domestic and abroad provide Loras students with a unique experience designed with service as its core foundation; and reflection on the need for systemic change in light of Catholic Social Teaching.
Siblings Weekend: May the Loras Legacy continue!
A long standing tradition Loras students have enjoyed is Siblings Weekend, and the great event is upon us again! On February 17-19, 2012 brothers and sisters will join their adorning Duhawk siblings on campus. Typically 300 to 400 kids arrive in Dubuque for the weekend events.