Loras Legacy Symposium Going Global

The eighth annual Loras College Legacy Symposium will once again showcase the stellar work of students and faculty this spring – but with a little different platform.

On March 17, the Symposium will be presented entirely online to allow for a safe event during a pandemic. This means the posters, videos and presentations will be available to a broader audience around the world beyond the physical constraints of campus.

 “While the venue for this year is new (online), you can expect the same incredible experience you have had in the past,” Valerie Bell, associate professor of criminal justice, said. “As always, the Symposium will include high-quality presentations by faculty, staff, and students. However, the online format provides new and exciting options regarding how to present, including both synchronous and asynchronous oral presentations and posters.”

Any student interested in being a part of this historic Loras event should contact a faculty or staff member. You can also reach out to the Legacy Symposium committee members with questions.

All proposals and abstracts are due no later than January 22, 2021.

2021 Loras Legacy Symposium Committee

Valerie Bell, associate professor of criminal justice

Jake Kurczek, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience and psychology 

Biniv Maskay, Ph.D., associate professor of economics

Katrina Neely Farren-Eller, Ph.D., assistant professor of public relations

Keith Thraen-Borowski, Ph.D., assistant professor of kinesiology and biology 

Kathy Weber, M.A., academic counselor

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College 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 colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).