Thirty days from now where will you be? Loras College’s Homecoming, of course! Thousands of Alumni, parents and friends converge on campus each year to make this weekend a memorable one.
In addition to celebrating ten reunion years from 1963 all the way up to 2008; we will welcome back alumni of all years to enjoy tailgate, sit in on lectures, attend book signings, play in alumni basketball, volleyball and softball games, run a 5K, meet some Distinguished Alumni and enjoy some great conversations – and that’s just the first day!
Inspiring Lives and Leadership — The Loras Legacy
Alumni know: A Loras College education is like no other. The rich, faith-based liberal arts education perfected by 175 years of dedication, has been the springboard for generations of accomplished graduates and leaders. In recent years, Loras’ reputation and achievements have grown. Never before has Loras been in a better position to fulfill its unique mission.
Inspiring Lives and Leadership: The Loras Legacy is $75 million campaign that will be formally launched on October 10 to help provide access to Loras for students like Katie and to enhance our programs. It’s a campaign focused on the investment in Loras people.
Flagship Rate Program Gives Students Choice
The investment in a college education may be the most important decision a family makes together. Loras College is once again offering families an innovative financial aid program aimed at making a Loras education more financially feasible.
Students from four Midwest states who qualify for the Four State Flagship Rate, apply and are accepted to Loras will see tuition, fees, room and board more closely resembling public university cost, making the prospect of the Loras experience a reality for many families.
Family Weekend November 1-3
Students, parents and family members are invited to attend this year’s Family Weekend, scheduled for November 1-3. We have a full weekend of activities for students and their families to enjoy on campus. Please follow this link for a detailed schedule of events: Loras Family Weekend.
If you are interested in attending the Dessert Pops Concert on Saturday, November 2, or the Family Brunch on Sunday, November 3, please make sure you register online or return the reservation portion of the brochure with payment by October 21.
Math Program Boasts Four Project NExT Alums
Loras College Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Susan Crook, Ph.D., attended the first of a series of Project NExT workshops this summer in Hartford, Conn. Recent Ph.D. recipients in mathematical sciences have the opportunity to participate in this professional development program which aims to improve teaching and learning of mathematics through participation in professional activities throughout the year. Crook was chosen to be one of approximately 80 new members of the 2013-2014 Fellowship.
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 College senior Kinsey Campbell (’14) (Greendale, Wis.) can influence the outcome of a soccer game from her defender position. She also has influence on what happens off the field as the President of Loras College’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Campbell has been voted the Iowa Conference’s Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week in each of the first two weeks of the season.
The Loras Academy Hall of Honor
Loras Academy educated young men through 1959 and graduated thousands of young “Gubs” as they nicknamed themselves. Now classmates, families and friends of Academy graduates have an opportunity to honor them.
Don Zillig (A ’58) has initiated a project to honor one graduate from each Academy class in a Hall of Honor. The intent of the project is for each class to collectively select one individual who they feel best represents the ideals and standards of the Loras Academy.