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LORAS The Loras College Magazine Spring 2014

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Mission Statement Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social and religious roles.

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NEW HEAD COACHES ARE NAMED TO FOUR TEAMS

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MEN ’ S V O LLEYBALL will become Loras’ 23rd Intercollegiate Sport

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Duhawk Day is a global event for all Duhawks to celebrate our love for Loras College. Duhawk Day 2013 was a huge success; you can help us make Duhawk Day, May 22, 2014 even bigger! In celebration of our 175th anniversary, will you be a part of the 1,075 total donor goal? Wear purple and gold, share your favorite Loras memories, get together with fellow Duhawks and be one of the 1,075 donors. Join the Duhawk Day action on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (#DuhawkDay).

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The Loras College campus was a sea of purple and gold throughout 2013 Homecoming weekend. More than ten reunion classes returned to campus to renew friendships, visit with faculty and meet students. Congratulations to our Golden Jubilarian, Class of1963 as they celebrated their 50th reunion and in the process raised a record $1.7 million dollars for their class gift. The Silver Jubilarian class this year featured the graduates of 1988, as they returned to celebrate 25 years since receiving their diplomas!

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Why Loras? We are nationally recognized as a strong academic institution. Loras earned the 11th spot in the Top Tier among Best Midwest Regional Colleges in the 2013 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News Media Group while receiving one of the highest peer assessment scores on academic reputation among all regional rankings (3.2 out of 4).

We are a distinguished Catholic college. Loras was named as a College of Distinction, one of only 20 among the 230 Catholic colleges and universities based on the best places to learn, grow and succeed. We instill ethics and values throughout our students’ educational experience. According to the most recent National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and by a margin of at least 25%, our recent graduates report they have developed a deep sense of ethics and values at Loras, compared to any other college or university category.

We demonstrate strong outcomes in our academic programs. Examples include: In 2011-12, the Loras teacher education program was granted a maximal accreditation of 7 years, while receiving commendation for adopting a model of continuous improvement. In 2013, the Loras engineering program earned accreditation from ABET. Six media studies students’ films were chosen for screening at local, national and international film festivals in 2013.

We demonstrate strong outcomes in our co-curricular programs. Examples include: Men’s Soccer is ranked #2 and Women’s Soccer #10 among all institutions in the largest athletic division in the country, NCAA Division III. The Mediation Team finished #8 in the country and Mock Trial took second place regionally. The Sport Management program finished 2nd at a national case study competition in 2013 and, as such, is the only program to finish in the top three in the last seven competitions which includes Loras winning 3 national championships. Eleven students from Loras College’s Phi Beta Lambda business club qualified to attend the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California in 2013; all the students competed in two events with top ten finishers in four events.

We encourage our students to experience and serve the world. More than 90% of our students study abroad at one of our 6 affiliate sites, commit to serve on numerous domestic or international trips, engage in internships, student-faculty research or practicums and travel on any number of distinctive January term trips to great places like Greece, Mexico, Germany and many more. We help students see God in all things. From a liturgical coordinator to FOCUS missionaries to a Dean for Campus Spiritual life, Loras provides an expansive staff to provide students with a wide variety of opportunities to pursue and enhance their faith lives.

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Loras Network of Chicago Spring Reception Business Club Trivia Night Love, Loss, and Laughter: Highlights from the World of Opera and Musical Theater Breitbach Students & Riverview Center Run Athletics Dewey Awards Business Week "Diversity in the Summer Sky," Heitkamp Planetarium 3rd Annual Final Concert of the Year Soccer Alumni & Friends Day & Trivia Night Common Time: Last Lecture Duhawk Day Senior Dinner Baccalaureate Mass Commencement, Rock Bowl Stadium 175th Anniversary trip to France

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Loras Network of Dubuque Scholarship Reception Chemistry Olympics ACT Testing Culture of Nonviolence Coalition Children of Abraham OVE+R Take Back the Night National Alumni Board Panel "Journey to the Edge of the Universe," Heitkamp Planetarium Dance Marathon Instrumental Concert, Gallagher Hall RCIA Induction Reception Instrumental Concert, Gallagher Hall Loras Legacy Symposium: Presentations of Research, Creativity and Service Accomplishments

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THE LEGACY OF THE LATE PROFESSOR FRANK NOONAN (’42) Professor Frank Noonan (’42) served on the staff of Loras College as professor of economics and business for 43 years, retiring in 1991 as professor emeritus. He also served as chairman of the Loras College business and economics department and as chairman of the Faculty Senate. Frank remembered Loras in his will and many students have benefitted from the Noonan Family Scholarship. Planned gifts have helped to shape Loras College for 175 years. Let us help you shape your Loras legacy. Visit loras.edu/plannedgiving. LORAS.EDU

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Loras College 2014 Spring Magazine