Deadline for Legacy Symposium submissions is Friday, Feb. 23
Building a legacy is something Loras College takes very seriously. A strong alumni network and the fact that Duhawks help Duhawks, shows students of Loras are locked into this one-of-a-kind community from day one. And, with the help of current students, that legacy is still building.
The Loras Legacy Symposium is a day where students, faculty and staff are able to present their accomplishments in a conference-like setting right on campus. With classes canceled, the symposium creates the perfect opportunity for each student to share their own academic accomplishments while exploring the work of their peers.
As an all-day, campus-wide event, attendance at the symposium flourishes. Students wander in the ballrooms exploring the different poster projects or slip into classrooms to experience oral presentations.
The symposium celebrates interdisciplinary learning and academic accomplishment, and creates a fun environment to network and explore projects outside an attendee’s own field.
“The Legacy Symposium has been my favorite day of every academic year since it began at Loras. What I love most is watching students realize their potential, and realize we are all in this together as a college community. The same goes for the work students do to get presentations ready for Legacy,” said Social Work Professor Brad Cavanagh.
All are welcome to submit proposals to the Legacy Symposium and are encouraged to do so soon since the deadline for submissions is Feb. 23. Students of all classes and fields of study are more than welcome to share their work, experiences, research, projects, papers, service or otherwise at Legacy.
“It’s a great opportunity to share your talents with the community, and to see your work alongside thematically related works from other disciplines. Finally, it’s a great opportunity to become more comfortable presenting in front of an audience, a skill that will benefit students in whatever direction their professional lives will take them,” said professor of English Dr. Kevin Koch.
The fifth annual symposium this year is set for May 2. While it may seem like a distant date, students are encouraged to submit early to reserve their spot in creating the Loras legacy.
Submission deadline is Feb. 23.
The submission form to submit either a poster or an oral presentation is on SharePoint or at the bottom of Legacy Symposium e-mails. Present your passion.