Be a part of Loras’ legacy

Inspiration. Appreciation. Exploration. Dedication. Loras College provides a vast number of opportunities for students to engage with peers, faculty members, and the community through a wide number of outlets geared toward a variety of passions. The Loras College Legacy Symposium is a culmination of campus engagement showcasing scholarly and creative work produced from inspired thought, an appreciation for a liberal arts education, an exploration of new ideas, and a dedication to what it means to be a Duhawk.

Students, consider presenting your scholarly or creative work in the 2016 Loras College Legacy Symposium on April 27. Look toward your interests to expand your education and campus involvement beyond the requirements of your coursework. The Legacy Symposium is an opportunity to experience and practice professional presentations, and you will not want to miss out on it.

For those who are interested in presenting work at the event, look to these frequently asked questions for guidance or contact your faculty advisor.

Q: Who can present?
A: All majors and all years are welcome and encouraged to present.
Q: What can be presented?
A: The opportunities and possible topics are almost endless. Options include presentations of research projects, case studies, community and service learning, study abroad, internship experience, or creative work.
Q: What presentation formats are available?
A: Posters, oral presentations, and creative displays are the available formats.
Q: What is the first step?
A: If you have not already, find a faculty member who is familiar with your work and approach them about being your mentor for the symposium.
Q: How do I go about submitting my work?
A: An abstract of your work must be submitted to the committee by Feb. 24. The link for submission is located at
Q: What is an abstract, and how do I write it?
A: An abstract is a brief summary (a short paragraph between 150 and 250 words) that summarizes your project and argument for a general audience. In addition to your research topic, you may include your research methods, results, and conclusions or future implications. For more information, consult the Purdue Owl Writing Lab or
Q: Where can I find more information about the event or the submission process?
A: A complete list of FAQ’s and more information can be found at

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