Loras St. Patrick's Day Parade
by Wendy Schrunk ('07)
I was overwhelmed by the opportunities to stay involved in the Loras community after graduation. The alumni presence in Chicago is huge. You can't wear a Loras shirt or hat in Chicago without someone saying 'Go Duhawks'. I quickly became involved in the Loras Alumni Network of Chicago and began working with the group to plan activities to keep alumni in the area engaged. Last year we decided to bring back a Duhawk tradition and walk in the Annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Misner bound for ChineseTaipei as part of FISU Forum
Eariler February, in Indianapolis, Travis Misner participated in the NCAA Convention as the Iowa Conference representative for national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Last week, he learned of his selection as an NCAA representative at the International University Sport Federation (FISU) Forum set for March 26-31 in Chinese Taipei.
Loras College Hosts Heritage Celebration
Each year, Loras College hosts Heritage week in celebration of our rich history and heritage as the oldest Catholic College in Iowa and second oldest Catholic College west of the Mississippi River. This year the theme of the Celebration will be focused on a "Journey of Faith and Liberal Arts Learning" as we will host events and activities for the campus community to learn more about our history as an institution. Each day of the week of March 19-23, 2012, there will be an event that will help showcase Loras' heritage...
Luxembourg Jazz Trio to Perform in Dubuque
The R-D-W Jazz Trio from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will perform a concert at the Loras College Fieldhouse, Alta Vista Street, Dubuque on Sunday, March 11, at 3:00 p.m. This concert is one of ten concerts in a series sponsored by the Luxembourg American Cultural Society, based in Wisconsin, in partnership with Loras College.
The R-D-W Trio is composed of three young Luxembourg jazz musicians considered to be some of country's finest: Michel Reis (piano), Marc Demuth (bass), Paul Wiltgen (drums).
Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations
Loras College graduates have done some amazing things since leaving campus. In an effort to recognize some of their accomplishments, the National Alumni Board created the Distinguished Alumni Awards in 1989. The first recipients were recognized that next year at Homecoming. Help us to identify these amazing individuals by submitting a nomination today!
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!
Loras Wins Mock Trial Civility Award at Midwest Regional Competition
Loras College Mock Trial will be advancing to the first round of national championships in March after an honorable mention finish at the Midwest Regional. Sarah Dickhut ('13) Biology & English major was named an Outstanding Attorney at the Cedar Rapids event held Feb. 3-5. The team also was honored with the American Mock Trial Civility Award voted by the other teams as the college that best exemplifies the spirit of professionalism and fair play.
Is Anyone Here a Doctor?
by Erin White ('01)
If you had asked, "Is anyone here a doctor?" to the group of Duhawks celebrating their 10-year reunion at the Loras College homecoming this past fall, more than a half dozen people would have raised their hands.
Nine Loras alumni from the class of 2001 have graduated from medical schools and are now practicing physicians. Nearly a dozen more from the class include dentists, physical therapists, chiropractors and medical researchers.