Loras College offers grad a well-traveled education

More than 300 sun-baked Loras College students received degrees on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Nicholas Satterlee, president of the class of 2012. "Fear not," he told his fellow graduates during his presidential address. "Loras has given us all that we need. Seize the world."

Morgan Murphy intends to do just that. In a few weeks, the already seasoned world traveler will head to Mexico, to begin work as a social-studies teacher in Queretaro. With a triple major in international studies, history and education, Murphy believes she is well-equipped for a career abroad.


24 Duhawks earn All-IIAC Academic Team Honors This Spring

The lowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) recently released its list of 2012 spring student athletes who have qualified for the IIAC All-Academic Team. This season's list includes 24 Duhawks and 10 members of the Loras College Class of 2012. It is also a list comprised of many Duhawks who have made the list multiple times.

Visit duhawks.com to view the list of Duhawks who made the cut with a cumulative GPA above 3.5 and have been at Loras for at least one full year.


Homecoming 2012 Planning

A sea of purple and gold fills campus each year at Homecoming. Share your Loras pride and make plans to join us this fall on September 28-30. From alumni panel discussions and tailgate to awards and performances, you can join the hundreds of fellow Duhawks who return to Loras to celebrate this special place.

This year the ten reunion classes celebrating a milestone anniversary include: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007. All alumni and their families are encouraged to join us during Homecoming and reminisce with old friends, former professors and retired staff members.


Loras Students' Public Relations Project Creates an Impact

Loras College students taking the Public Relations case study course were assigned to create a grassroots campaign surrounding different recognized days. One group in particular, including seniors Megan Culligan (Orland Park, Ill.), Kelsey Hlavin (Rockford, Ill.), Jordan Stukenberg (Aplington, Iowa), and Christie Gees (Onalaska, Wis.) were tasked with International Women's Day.

Faced with many obstacles during the process of creating the campaign, they decided on creating a video to express the College's support of the missions of International Women's Day and the Zahara Women Foundation.


Don Noel's Loras Legacy

While growing up at 1571 Henion Street in Dubuque, Don Noel Sr. (Academy '58) began a lifetime relationship with Loras College. With the campus as his backyard, Don used the hills to sleigh ride, toboggan and ski. With a large priest faculty on campus, serving Mass in St. Joseph's Chapel was part of his daily routine.

After graduating from Loras Academy in 1958, Don enlisted in the army and was deployed for a three-year assignment in Stuttgart, Germany. While there, he learned of the sale of his boyhood home to Loras College for the construction of Binz Hall. Inspired by a visit to Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in France, Don pledged to pray the rosary daily in devotion to the Blessed Mother.


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 alumni gatherings and sign up today. You are also welcome to join us on the Loras campus for performances, lecturers, receptions, sporting events and more. Become more involved with our Duhawk family!


Last Lecture

Dr. Laddie Sula was invited to give his last lecture at Loras College in May. He took the opportunity to paint a history of his time at Loras and to encourage current Loras students to tap into the wealth of knowledge available to them here.

"Ironically, I began my teaching career teaching veterans of Vietnam and I am ending my career teaching veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan."

His last lecture brought some humor to the field of economics, high praise for his colleagues and students through the years, and some great advice to current students.


Old Dubuque New Again

On May 18, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood came to Dubuque to cut the ribbon on the Dubuque Millwork District's Complete Streets project in the Historic Millwork District, downtown Dubuque. La Hood made a special point to mention Loras College at the event and later in his blog, Fastlane, relating this historic achievement to the long-term benefits the project would have in encouraging the quality workforce turned out in Loras students to remain in Dubuque following graduation.

All-IIAC Academic Team Honors Homecoming 2012 Students Help Around The World Don Noel's Loras Legacy Events Last Lecture Old Dubuque New Again