Heritage Week will showcase school history

Next week, Loras College will once again host Heritage Week, an annual event that is designed to celebrate the proud history of Loras, exhibit the unique interactions of the campus community and explore the endless opportunities that come with attending Loras College. This year’s Heritage Week will take place from March 14 to March 18.

A variety of events have been planned for the weeklong event. The main focus of these will be on Thursday, March 17, which is designated as Philanthropy Day. During the lunch hours, members of Loras Student Alumni Council will be stationed in the Alumni Campus Center to serve refreshments, accept donations to the school and instigate survey cutout slips on which students can write and explain why they are “lucky to be at Loras” (appropriate, of course, in regards to the coinciding holiday of St. Patrick’s Day). These responses will be summarily posted on the wall of the LSAC social media pages throughout the week.

Later in the evening, the annual Alumni Social will be held in the pub from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. This event allows students the opportunity to converse with recently-graduated alumni from countless fields of employment. In a manner similar to the concept of “speed dating,” each individual will be allotted roughly 10 to 15 minutes to talk with a certain alumni before moving on to the next person. Light refreshments will be served, and dress is business casual.

Heritage week is a long-practiced and welcome tradition for Loras. It offers an insightful look into the college’s 177-year past while at the same time giving thought and purpose to the future. Anyone interested in these upcoming Heritage Week events is welcome to visit the LSAC Twitter and Facebook pages, “LorasLSAC” and “Loras Student Alumni Council”, respectively. The appropriate hashtags are #LuckyToBeAtLoras and #LuckoftheDuhawk.

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