Each year, Loras welcomes its incoming first-year class with Launch into Loras events. A part of those events includes the very memorable convocation ceremony. The Athletic and Wellness Center was the perfect location to bring students, parents, faculty and staff together to formally kick off the year as the first-year students began their Loras Experience.
“Remember when …?” It’s something we hear more and more often as the years go by. Reminiscing is a great way to bring the past to life. But how many of us get a chance to relive those times?
The Loras Alumni Choir Concert in October will give us exactly that opportunity!
Creating a book has been a dream that Stormy Mochal (’99) has had since first grade when she wrote and illustrated Myrtle the Turtle. With a lot of practice, persistence, and artistic talent, her dream has finally come true. Stormy has just finished illustrating her first children’s book, titled The Juggler, written by Jeanette Hopkins of Sioux City, Iowa. It is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2011 by Ice Cube Press of North Liberty, Iowa.
Whenever alumni come back to campus, they have unique –and often unbelievable—stories about what made their own Loras experience unforgettable. Whether they reminisce about staying out past the Keane Hall curfew, studying among the many shelves in the basement of the old Wahlert Library, or playing intramurals on the lawn where the Academic Resource Center now sits, one common theme emerges through their stories:
There’s no place like Loras.
Hall of Fame
On September 10, five former Duhawks will be welcomed into the Loras College Varsity Hall of Fame. The new members are graduates from 1970 through 1995 from a variety of sports.
“We are thrilled to welcome these five inductees back to campus and into the Loras College Varsity Athletics Hall of Fame. While they represent diversity in the sports in which they participated and the contributions they have made, they all exemplify the mission of Loras College. The mission of the institution and quality of the inductee representing the Duhawks transcends time and eras. These five inductees represent Loras past and present,” said Loras College Athletic Director, Bob Quinn.
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 College is happy to report the start of an improved DuTalk Civil Discourse Program. The Diversity Committee and the Catholic Identity Committee have been working on the program for the past year and are going to be implementing some new programming around it this school year.
DuTalk is a chance for students to express their opinions about many controversial topics in an accepting and friendly environment. Students will build their listening skills, learn to discuss issues in a civil manner with their peers, and build trust and gain friendships.
Two outstanding Loras College students earned a distinguished award and a unique opportunity to participate in the International Digilent Design Competition being held in Munich, Germany. Nicholas Burek (Junior with majors in Engineering and CIT-Science from Brimfield, IL) and Thomas Griebel (Junior with a major in CIT-Science and minors in Mathematics and Philosophy from Bellevue, IA) won the grand prize at the Regional Digilent Design Contest for engineering and were offered the chance to travel to Munich, Germany, for the final competition Sept. 13-18, 2011, where they will compete with students from across the globe.