Mollie Marti (’87) will speak at Commencement, May 25
Loras College will hold its 174th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., in the Rock Bowl Stadium on the Loras College Campus. A baccalaureate Mass will also be held at 10 a.m., in the Athletic and Wellness Center, located near Cox and 17th Streets. .
Mollie (Weighner) Marti (’87), Director of Operations at Wealthstone Financial and founder of BestLifeDesign.com, will serve as our Commencement speaker.
Serving with the Peace Corps
By: Joshua Utter (’13)
Duhawks have a tradition of serving others. We are very proud of some recent alumni who will be entering Peace Corps service this summer. Joshua Utter (’13), Laura Rieger (’11) and Natalie Roling (’10) will all embark on this life-changing adventure in the coming months. Below is Josh’s story about the path that lead him to Sierra Leone.
Summer Youth Opportunities at Loras
Loras College is hosting a number of camps and opportunities for middle and high school students this summer, focusing on leadership, science and athletics.
Students can also participate in the well-known Loras College All-Sports Camp in July, in which they can choose from a wide variety of sports to “major” in and sports to “minor” in, while spending time on the Loras campus and forging lifelong friendships. For more information, visit lorasallsportscamp.com.
Invest in the Lives of Loras Students
Loras College is only as strong as the stewardship of our alumni. Our fiscal year ends on Friday, May 31, 2013. This year all increased and new gifts to the Loras Fund will be generously matched by the Loras Board of Regents Matching Gift Challenge. For every dollar our alums increase their support relative to last year, the board will match the difference. If you haven’t provided financial support in the past, your new gift will also be matched.
Loras College to Host 2013 Iowa Conference Track and Field Championships
Loras will host the 2013 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Track and Field Championships May 9-11 at the Rock Bowl Stadium. The event returns to the Rock Bowl for the first time since 2005.
“We are excited to host the event at the Rock Bowl and on the Loras College campus,” said Bob Schultz, head men’s and women’s coach. “We have done a great job across the board when hosting championships in other sports, and this will be no different. We’re all looking forward to it!”
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. 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 Welcomes New Archbishop on May 30
The Archdiocese of Dubuque will welcome a new archbishop on May 30, 2013. Archbishop-designate Michael O. Jackels has been named by Pope Francis to succeed Archbishop Jerome G. Hanus, O.S.B., S.T.L., as the 12th Bishop and 10th Archbishop extending back to Bishop Mathias Loras.
Loras College, the Dubuque archdiocesan college, is pleased to welcome Archbishop Jackels to his new appointment and to provide hospitality surrounding his Mass of Installation on May 30, 2013, at Nativity Church.
Duhawk Dance Marathon Remains Top National Fundraiser Per Capita
The eighth annual Loras College Dance Marathon raised $183,912.35 for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) surpassing its goal of $163,000. More than 300 students participated in the marathon that was held Saturday, April 20, 2013, from noon to midnight.