New Major - Neuroscience

Loras is pleased to announce a new academic program in neuroscience, slated to begin in fall of 2012. Biology and psychology faculty members collaborated to introduce the new program.

The new major will be a "gateway" to baccalaureate-level employment in science laboratory positions (research assistants, lab technicians) or the first step in a progression toward careers as physicians, nurses, physical therapists, clinical and research psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurobiologists, neurochemists, neuropathologists, neurophysiologists, neuropharmacists, among others.



Over the course of Division III Week from April 9-15, took a look at specific examples of how the three tenets of the NCAA's largest division are alive and well on the Loras College campus with our student-athletes – Discover. Develop. Dedicate. We took a closer look at Pat Pfantz and all that he has discovered over the last four years on the wrestling team, Dan McDermott and his development as a runner and a leader, and Niki Rivera and her dedication to both the women’s basketball and softball teams. Additionally, the NCAA notes Division III’s application of proportion, comprehensive learning, passion, responsibility, sportsmanship, and citizenship. Two student-athletes who double as student athletic trainers were highlighted for their comprehensive learning and proportion in those roles.


Loras in Lisbon

In Spring 2013 Loras will launch a semester-basedstudy abroad program in Lisbon, Portugal, at The Lisbon University Institute. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn Portuguese and take a variety of disciplines including History, Business, Marketing, Political Science, International Relations, Social Work, Economics, and Anthropology.

Loras in Lisbon builds upon the college's previous efforts where 18 students participated in a short-term January program to the city in 2011. The semester-long program aims for students to learn a language, take another course in Contemporary Portuguese History and Culture, as well as enroll in courses for their major(s) in English.



Kevin White, Ph.D. will serve as the Loras Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Mr. White was the director of athletics for Loras in 1982, and has proceeded to build a very successful career since After serving as director of athletics at Loras for three years, White was promoted to vice president of student development and dean of students. Two years later he became the vice president of college advancement. During his time at Loras, White supervised the College's $15 million capital campaign, in addition to the $1.2 million annual fund, planned giving, alumni relations, college publications, and public relations. He also re-launched the National Catholic Basketball Tournament (NCBT) and oversaw Loras' entry in NCAA Division III and re-entry into the Iowa Conference.


"Camping" at Loras

During the summer months Loras will be hosting a number of youth academic and athletic opportunities on campus including a variety of sports camps and clinics, an Astronomy and Robotics camp – register today! Click on the links to find additional information, including space availability and cost.

Loras also hosts the Loras For Literacy camp. Find out more about this amazing program created for selected Dubuque students in first and second grade.

“Camping” at Loras is always a good time!!


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!


Ranking. Revenue. Relief. Reputation

by: Sandra Gonzales-Denham ('05), Director of Annual Giving

One way Loras College measures pride is through alumni giving. Supporting the Loras Fund is one very important way all alumni can show their pride in Loras and make a meaningful difference.

The Loras Fund supports financial aid, the Loras Experience, and the College's daily operations. Gifts to the Loras Fund help make attending Loras more affordable, and provide 96% of students with financial aid.

This spring renew your commitment to your alma mater. Here are four reasons why your gift to the Loras Fund is needed.


Loras Alumni Online Community

This February, the Alumni Office launched a new community site aimed at increasing the ease and simplicity of user navigation. This new, intuitive workflow will provide alumni the ability to update their individual profile pages, register for multiple events at once, and easily check the monthly calendar for upcoming events and activities. Find an old roommate on the site's new and improved Alumni Directory available only to logged in and verified users. Connect with other Loras alumni with links to the alumni Facebook and Linked In pages, or request an Email for Life, which allows you to receive a email address. .

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