Watch the Unveiling of Fr. Kutsch Bust Live

Loras College will host a ceremony to unveil the bust of Father Eugene Kutsch (’47) on Wednesday, November 18. The event will be livestreamed at 11 a.m CST.

Fr. Kutsch will be present for the unveiling of the bust, which is the result of fundraising initiated by the Black Student Union and members of the Loras Class of 1969.

“Fr. Kutsch served Loras College and its students faithfully and with much eloquence for 13 years,” Dr. George Wilson (’69) and Kevin Malone (’69) said in a letter to classmates. “His support to all students, but particularly to black students, during his time as the Dean of Students is something that will be and should be, forever honored.”

Fr. Kutsch served as Dean of Men, from 1956 to 1969. Responsible for the students’ well-being, he witnessed first-hand the social changes that marked the 1960s and was looked upon as an ally due to his fairness and concern for all people.

The Class of 1969, along with other Loras graduates, raised more than $10,000 to commemorate Fr. Kutsch. The bronze bust and a plaque have been installed and placed in the Alumni Campus Center.

The event will stream live at loras.edu/live and will also be available to watch after the event.

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).