FAMILY WEEKEND November 1 - 3, 2013

Friday, November 1

5:15 p.m.

Mass for Feast of All Saints
Christ the King Chapel

Join us to start the weekend celebration! All families and faith traditions are welcome.

7:00 p.m.
“Diversity in the Winter Sky”
Heitkamp Planetarium

Throughout history, ancient people envisioned cultural and religious significance to the stars and constellations. Mythological stories tell us much about these early beliefs of the history of the cosmos. Join us as we connect the different constellations in our winter night sky with the cultures whose mythologies have been passed down for thousands of years. Admission is free; no ticket or reservation required. (Presenters: Tony Gates and Dolina Maharjan)

7:00 p.m.
Norman Ng, Magician
Marie Graber Ballroom,
Alumni Campus Center

Norman Ng (pronounced “ing”) has been performing his
exciting and unique brand of magic throughout the U.S. for
over 21 years. He has performed for more than 500,000 from the New York Hilton Hotel, to the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Calif., as well as on hundreds of college campuses, fairs, festivals, theaters and corporate events nationwide. Norman is known for bringing a fresh and dynamic energy to his shows. He views his show as a conversation with an audience rather than a performance for them. He involves the audience in ways no other performer does. He gets the audience to react in ways they never thought they could. He swings stuff, smashes stuff, and makes hundreds of  people suspend their disbelief with every show. Norman has also gained national recognition in the magic community. He has performed with and for some of the greatest magicians in the world. He has won numerous national and international magic awards such as the 1st place medal at the prestigious Tannen’s Magic Academy. He was also voted to be a finalist in the Society of American Magicians Centennial Stage Competition held in New
York City.
Saturday, November 2

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Loras College Barnes & Noble Bookstore - open
Academic Resource Center


10:00 a.m.
Parent Information Session
Mary Alexis Room,
Alumni Campus Center

Members of the Loras College administrative team will be present to provide a campus update as well as answer any questions you may have. We encourage parents to attend this
informative session.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Tailgate
Smyth Turnaround

(between Smyth Hall and Alumni Campus Center)
Enjoy outdoor lunch, free snacks, activities, inflatables, live music and chances to win Loras College prizes with your fellow Duhawk family members. Lunch can be purchased at the tailgate as follows: Adults $6.75, Children age 10 and under $5.00, Students $6.75 or a meal swipe.

1:00 p.m.
Loras vs. Central College Football Game
Rock Bowl Stadium

Support your Duhawk football team as they take on Central College! Adult: $6; Age 55 and over $5; Students (kindergarten through college) $3; age five and under is free; Loras faculty, staff and students free with Loras ID.

4:30 p.m.
Sunday Vigil Mass
Christ the King Chapel
Remembrance of all the deceased members of both the Loras community and your own personal family members.

7:30 p.m. – Doors open at 7:00 p.m. All unclaimed reserved
seats will be released at 7:15 p.m.

Dessert Pops Concert
Marie Graber Ballroom,
Alumni Campus Center

Reservations Required

Loras Choirs present their annual fundraising event. Proceeds from this concert make it possible for our students to continue to provide Loras College and the greater Dubuque Community with high quality concerts and assist the students in touring. This year’s tour will include a performance in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Come for an entertaining evening featuring our students performing selections from Musical Theatre and the Great American Songbook while you enjoy dessert. Reservations and payment required by October 21. This event is well attended,
so advance reservations are encouraged. No refunds will be issued for this fundraising event. Reservations will be held under your name at the door – there are no tickets for this event. Questions may be directed to Bruce Kotowich (563) 557-4096.
Sunday, November 3

10:00 a.m.
Special Family Weekend Mass
Christ the King Chapel

Come celebrate with your family and the Loras community. Mass will include a special family blessing, and members of the Loras Chamber Singers and Bella Voce will provide great music for this special celebration of family! All faith traditions are welcome. Family Weekend brunch will follow. Join us to see why worship at Loras is so inspiring!

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Loras College Barnes & Noble Bookstore - open
Academic Resource Center


11:30 a.m.
Family Brunch
Marie Graber Ballroom,
Alumni Campus Center

Reservations Required

Bring the entire family and help us celebrate the conclusion to Family Weekend. We will honor the Parent/Guardian of the Year as well as present the Father John Naumann Award. The Naumann Award is presented to a faculty or staff member who has provided exemplary service to students. Brunch will be served following the Campus Liturgy.
  • Reservations and payment required by October 21. Please register early as this event will sell out.
  • Brunch tickets must be picked up by your student in the Student Life Office during regular office hours – you will receive an email confirmation that your tickets are available.
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations accepted at the door.
  • We regret we are unable to refund payments after October 28.

Register online for Family Weekend Brunch and/or the Dessert Pops Concert
or feel free to
print and mail your registration payment to us. 
Print Brochure, Hotel Listing, and Registration Form Here (pdf)
Please Register by October 21, 2013
Feel Free to Contact Us if You Have Questions or Concerns:
   Lesley.Arnold@loras.edu
    (563) 588-7206

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