My Loras Experience - Al Ruffalo ('69)

Written by Al Ruffalo | Loras College Alumnus (1965-1969)

As an alumnus, I’m proud of the impact Loras College has made on my life and how I view the world around me. College wasn’t a guarantee in my youth. In fact, I was the first of my family to attend college. My father made sure that I had every opportunity to excel. He worked three jobs to secure enough money to pay for my tuition and room and board.


The Most Reverend Thomas G. Doran Celebrates 50 Years

The Most Reverend Thomas G. Doran, D.D., J.C.D. - Loras Alumni - Bishop of Rockford, IL Diocese Celebrates 50 Years

Loras is proud to recognize Bishop Doran as he celebrates his 50th Anniversary. Bishop Doran is the highest ranking clergymen from Loras College. Bishop Doran is a native of Rockford, IL and graduated from Loras College in 1958 and St. Pius X Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa.


Loras ranks #33 in latest Learfield Sports Director's Cup standings

With six fall NCAA Division III Championships in the books, the Loras College Duhawks rank 33rdin the NCAA Division III Learfield Sports Director's Cup.

Loras has currently earned 124 points – most of any Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) school. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women's and nine men's.


Arizona Presidential Alumni Reception - February 3, 2012

Warm up this winter and join fellow Duhawks in Arizona this February. President Jim Collins ’84 will be providing a College update on Friday, February 3. The reception will be at Arizona State University in Tempe and will last from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Several Loras Board of Regents will join President Collins as they attending meetings on February 3 and 4.


Loras Board of Regents Welcomes New Officers and Emeriti

Loras College recently announced the designation of five individuals as Regent Emeriti, a distinction reserved for those who served on the Board of Regents with distinction. The terms of their respective board service concluded after the October 2011 meeting.



Help a current Loras student, reconnect with a classmate or learn something about your alma mater. Attend an upcoming event and you can do all three! Across the country Alumni, parents and friends are gathering with each other through service, networking and other activities. Don't miss out on an event near you. Click here and check out our listing of upcoming gatherings and sign up today. You are also welcome to join us on the Loras campus for performances, lecturers and receptions. Become more involved with our Duhawk family!


Loras Apparel Now Available at Local Retailers

Loras College apparel is making its way off campus to area retail locations. Loras t-shirt and sweat shirts with new DuHawk designs are now available at the Hy-Vee NW Arterial/Asbury, South Locust Hy-Vee and Theisen’s Supply Store here in Dubuque.

Loras College recently partnered with these area businesses, in an effort to expand the Loras brand into the community to heighten top-of-mind awareness of Loras and provide our local alums with increased access to Loras branded apparel.


J-Term Preview

Many Loras College students returned to class on Monday, January 3, 2012, marking the fifth year of January Term (J-term) at the college. There are currently more than 40 J-term courses being offered on a variety of topics. The following provides examples of such courses.

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