Pilgrimage to France
Celebrating Loras College’s 175 Years of Academic Leadership
Join President Jim Collins ('84) and Father William Joensen and members of the Loras College community for a pilgrimage to France, exploring the heritage of Bishop Mathias Loras, our founder and namesake.
You’ll enjoy three-star superior hotel accommodations in Lyon, Toulouse and Paris, while experiencing Lyon, Annecy, medieval cities in the wine country, Bernadette’s vision in Lourdes and the spiritual and artistic heritage of Paris.
Alumni Immersed with Loras Students
Providing our students with relevant work-related experiences that will shape them into active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers and responsible contributors is what makes the Loras experience the unique and valued experience it is.
Exposing students to business professionals and community leaders through speaking engagements, job shadow opportunities and internships is an integral part of our faculty members’ goals.
Loras Day at the Chicago White Sox Game
Loras College will kick off its yearlong 175th anniversary celebration with a trip to the ballpark. President Jim Collins (’84), will throw out the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game on August 14.
Loras College invites you to join in the fun. Treat yourself and bring your family, your classmates or your co-workers to Loras Day as the Chicago White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers at US Cellular Field.
Sport Management Students Tailgate With the Packers
A group of Loras sport management students were part of history in May when they participated in the first Iowa stop of the Green Bay Packers’ Tailgate Tour. The students organized two activities that kids were able to participate in during the event—making their own “cheesehead” hats and testing their throwing arms by throwing foam footballs through a hoop.
Students were approached by Camp Albrecht Acres, the beneficiary of the Dubuque Tailgate Tour proceeds, about participating.
Loras Education Leads Alum to Jamaica
Where can a liberal arts education take you? How about Jamaica? Ryan Hanlon (’03), has just been appointed as a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica, through the U.S. State Department.
Hanlon enlisted in the Army after graduating from Loras and served three years before leaving active military duty to pursue his dream of a law degree.
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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!
Bishop Loras’ Great-Nephews Visit from France
Special guests from France helped Loras College celebrate the installation of Archbishop Michael O. Jackels, and kick off our 175th anniversary celebration. Regis, Emmanuel and Frederic Loras, great-nephews of our founder Bishop Mathias Loras, visited campus at the end of May.
While in Dubuque, the family toured the city and the Loras College campus, visited with Msgr. Francis Friedl (’39) and Msgr. Robert Vogl (’44) – both of whom Regis met more than 50 years ago in France and who concelebrated the wedding of Frederic Loras in France.
Goerdt Reaches All-American Podium in 3rd Place
In 2012, track and field student-athlete Josh Goerdt (’14) (Dyersville, Iowa) traveled to California for nationals and was one spot off of the All-American podium with his ninth place finish in the 400-meter dash. This year, the trip was shorter and the reward sweeter.
Goerdt qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships with his school record 47.39 at La Crosse, Wis., on May 16 – the second fastest time in the country.