DUin’ it like a Duhawk

DUBUQUE – From Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22, Duhawks were joined by relatives who traveled far and wide to enjoy time with their relatives. Loras’ campus was filled with smiling faces, purple and gold. The weekend was jam-packed, leaving Duhawks and their families with a schedule filled to the brim with lots of joyful activities.

“Even though the weather was not the best, I saw a lot of families getting to be together around campus, spending time with their loved ones,” said junior Cora Shefchik, the current College Activities Board (CAB) President.

The weekend started off with electric magician, Trigg Watson, who performed in the ACC ballrooms from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. Those who attended were left in awe of the ideas of science and physics he upended; students are still talking about the mind-boggling performance.  On Saturday, Sept. 21, the festivities continued during the tailgate, which took place right before the football game in the ACC concourse at 10:30 a.m. At the tailgate, many clubs and organizations tabled to get the word out to families about their specific groups. Later that night, in Wahlert Hall, the Loras College Dance Marathon (LCDM) held a “Chill & Grill” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. between the men’s and women’s soccer games. At this event, dually sponsored by CAB and LCDM, miracle families and students with their families had the opportunity to learn more about CAB and LCDM. This event was accompanied by a surprise guest: Dewey the Duhawk!

To finish off a fun-filled weekend on Sunday, Sept. 22, the annual family weekend brunch was held in the ACC ballrooms at 11:15 a.m. At this event, there was a wide variety of breakfast foods and drinks. While families enjoyed quality time together, Loras’ very own acapella group – Duhawkappella – performed a set of five songs. At this event, CAB also gave out the Parent of the Year Award and Student Union gave out the Nooman Award.

Fall Events Coming Up:

“This coming Friday is the fall crafting night. We bought a lot of different crafts for students to make and decorate,” Shefchik said. “Those who attend have the choice of decorating a mason jar for tea-tree lights and/or candles, tree-stump coasters, or canvas-painting.”

This event is taking place in the Pub on Friday night, Sept. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come to this event to embrace fall festivities, meet new people, and have a great time!

On Friday, Oct. 4, “[CAB has] rented out twelve escape rooms for people to participate with their fellow Duhawks and try to escape the rooms,” Shefchik added. “CAB will be tabling in the coming week for this event.”

The event will be open to about 120 students, so get your tickets early!

Homecoming is about two weeks away! Stay tuned for more information on CAB events that will occur that weekend.

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Celia is a staff writer for The Lorian.

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