March 9 event will help raise funds for service trips
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College Spiritual Life will host its St. Pat’s Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at The Pub inside the Alumni Campus Center. The event will help raise funds for the College’s service trips.
The night will include food with an Irish twist, activities, live music, and opportunities to hear from students about their service experiences. There will also be opportunities to participate in fundraising efforts, including donation packages created by each individual service trip team.
Loras is recognized nationally for service and offers nine weeklong service and social justice trips throughout the academic year sending students across the United States and world to serve communities in need. Every year, more than 100 Loras students, faculty and staff work construction, teach young children, and learn about peacebuilding and the personal struggles people face every day.
“Through this witness of love, perseverance and hope, our students grow as individuals and carry these interactions and experiences with them back to Loras and beyond,” said Stacia McDermott, director of Spiritual Life and Peace and Justice.
Loras students’ commitment to serving others has earned the College a place on the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service since 2008, the highest such federal recognition an institution of higher education can receive, “with distinction” since 2009. It’s not uncommon for Loras students as a whole to perform more than 90,000 hours of service during an academic year.
To learn more about the St. Pat’s Party, how you can donate, or service trips, please contact Chris Cochran at Christine.Cochran@loras.edu.
ABOUT LORAS COLLEGE
Loras leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan institutions to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras ranks among 450 NCAA Division III athletic programs in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings, 13th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges and is among the 200 Best-Loved Colleges in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.