Men's Golf Continue To Win

Apr 1, 2014

The University of Dubuque men's golf team continued where the squad left pff last fall, by once again claiming another golf title on Monday at the 15-team 2014 Webster University Men's Golf Invitational held on March 30-31 in St. Louis, Mo. The Sunset Country Club (Par 72, 6,627 yards) played tough and challenged the student-athletes on the final day. UD trailed the Central College Dutch by three strokes after the opening round and rallied back the final day to tie with Spalding with a team score of 606. The Spartans finished with the low round of 308 to claim their seventh first place finish of the 2013-14 season.

Pair of Spartans Sign to Play in Pecos League

Apr 1, 2014

A pair of former University of Dubuque baseball players have signed to play in the Pecos League for the 2014 season. Jordan Gawronski has signed with the Bisbee Blue while Michael Campbell will suit up for the Raton Osos. The former Spartans will report for spring training on May 5th before opening the season on May 14th. They are the second and third members of the 2013 Spartans Baseball team to sign deals to continue playing joining Spencer Kuehn is playing in Germany.

Spartans Host Duhawks

Apr 1, 2014

Due to poor playing condition on Loras' home field, the University of Dubuque Baseball team hosted Loras College on Tuesday afternoon at the UD Baseball Field. Dubuque lost the opener 9-4 before falling in game two 10-6. Freshman Austin McWhite finished the day with four hits, two runs, two doubles, a triple, and four runs batted in.

Spartans Softball Homer in IIAC Sweep

Apr 1, 2014

The University of Dubuque softball team opened Iowa Conference play on the road on Tuesday and displayed an impressive offensive output en route to a sweep of the host Buena Vista University Beavers 10-3 in game one and 10-7 in game two. Coach Wendi Wipperfurth has her squad hitting the ball deep, the Spartans finished the series with six homeruns. UD has 17 homeruns for the 2013-14 season and improved to 13-5 overall and 2-0 in IIAC.

UD Health and Wellness Events 2014

Apr 2, 2014

Pictures, Literally, at an Exhibition

Apr 2, 2014

From April 12 – 14, students from the University of Dubuque’s computer graphics program will exhibit their visual interpretations of Mussorgsky’s orchestral Pictures at an Exhibition at Heritage Center’s Bisignano Art Gallery. The exhibit, titled Pictures, Literally, at an Exhibition, opens at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 in conjunction with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Mussorgsky performance at 7:30 p.m. in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall.

Spartans Sweep, Wipperfurth All-time Career Wins Leader

Apr 2, 2014

The University of Dubuque softball team captured another sweep on the road by collecting a pair of wins against the UW-Platteville Pioneers on Wednesday afternoon. UD trailed 0-1 entering the seventh inning in game one and battled back for a 2-1 victory. In game two, the Spartans jumped out to an early lead and cruised to an 8-2 win. The two wins earned head coach Wendi Wipperfurth the all-time UD career wins record with her 65th victory in just her fourth season. Previous mark was held by Ted Rebholz (1984-1992) with a career record of 64-212 overall.

UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Spring into the Arts Performance Series

Apr 2, 2014

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present a spring performance series entitled Spring into the Arts. The series will include performances from University ensembles such as the UD Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Gospel Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Ensemble Theatre Company, UD Dance Company, and more. Over one hundred UD students are involved in the department and its ensembles and performances, performing everything from instrumental jazz, classical choral pieces, new musical theatre, and comic operas. For more information on the fine and performing arts at UD, visit

UD to Participate in Dubuque Family STEM Festival

Apr 3, 2014

On Saturday, April 12, the University of Dubuque will participate in the second annual Dubuque Area Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Festival. Students and professors from UD’s aviation, science, education, computer information systems, and mathematics departments will present engaging activities for festival participants.

Water Bottle Challenge and Reception

Apr 3, 2014

Spartan Linksters Lead Opening Round, Finish Third

Apr 5, 2014

he University of Dubuque men's golf team stretched to an early two streak lead in one of the toughest field of teams in a tournament they have faced in 2013-14. UD led by two strokes in opening round and finished the tourney in third place of the 21 team tourney.

Spartans Surpass 2013 Goal Total in Loss to Aurora

Apr 5, 2014

The University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse team surpassed its 2013 goal total in five less games as they upped their total to 43 on the season. The Spartans 12-6 loss to Aurora University (2-6, 1-2 MWLC) on Saturday moved their Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference record to 0-4 and 0-7 overall.

Spartans at Wartburg Select

Apr 5, 2014

The University of Dubuque Track and Field team set four school records in their first meet of the Outdoor Season at the Wartburg Select on Saturday. The UD men earned wins in a pair of field events with Rick Valcin winning the Pole Vault and Jeremy Lawson winning the Javelin. The UD women finished in eighth while the men took sixth.

Spartans Win by 10-Run Rule, Split Doubleheader

Apr 5, 2014

The University of Dubuque Baseball team had two very different performances on Saturday afternoon at Coe. The Spartans were held to a season low three hits in a 3-0 loss in game one before a season high 13 hits in a 10-0 mercy rule victory in game two. Game two starting pitcher Josh Eastman flirted with perfection going five innings before allowing a baserunner in the sixth.

Spartans Continue Coe Series

Apr 6, 2014

The University of Dubuque Baseball team continued its four game Iowa Conference series against Coe College on Sunday afternoon. The Spartans lost both games, 8-3 and 10-2. Daniel Casanova (Lake Tapps, Wash./Auburn Riverside) had five hits on the day and swiped his IIAC leading 17th stolen base of the season.

Eastman Named IIAC Baseball Performer of the Week

Apr 7, 2014

University of Dubuque junior Josh Eastman was named IIAC Baseball (Pitcher) Performer of the Week. Eastman threw a complete game, two-hit, shutout versus Coe on Saturday in the Spartans 10-0 win. He was working on a perfect game through five innings until a lead double in the bottom of the sixth. The Spartan ace needed only 65 pitches for the seven inning complete game.

IIAC Performer of the Week Honors for Sobotta

Apr 7, 2014

University of Dubuque senior Mitchell Sobotta (Arcadia, Wis./Arcadia) was named Men's Golf Performer of the Week. Sobotta finished tied for second place with a 145 (74-71) at the Illinois Wesleyan Spring Invite. He was one shot out of first place as the Spartans finished in third place as a team. The runner-up finish for Sobotta was his third top-five finish of the year and sixth top-ten finish in ten events. UD is ranked 20th in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division-III College Coaches Poll.

Iowa Conference Honors Valcin as Performer of the Week

Apr 7, 2014

University of Dubuque junior Rick Valcin (Catries, St. Lucia/Gros Islet) was named Men's Outdoor Track & Field (Field) Performer of the Week. Valcin won the pole vault at the Wartburg Outdoor Select Meet with a school record mark of 5.0m (16'-4.75"). After one week of competition he leads Division-III by 3.5 inches.

University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts and Drama Club to present Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance

Apr 7, 2014

University of Dubuque music and theatre students will present The Pirates of Penzance, a comic opera written by Gilbert and Sullivan on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. The production will be directed by University of Dubuque’s Director of Theatre Arts, Amy Ressler.

Spartan Softball Swept on the Road

Apr 7, 2014

The University of Dubuque softball team were looking to bounce back after a pair of hard fought losses to #12-ranked Coe College this past Saturday. Monday proved to be challenging when they faced UW-Whitewater on their home turf, losing the opener 6-10 and 0-9 in game two.

Spartans Odegard Claims Medalist Honors

Apr 7, 2014

The University of Dubuque men's golf team rallied from four strokes down to tie for the lead in the Loras Invitational on Monday. The Spartans lost in the second tie break to place 2nd overall. Martin Odegard finished the tourney with rounds of 69 and 71 to claim medalist honors for UD with a score of 140.

Spartans Place 11 on Winter Iowa Conference All-Academic Team

Apr 7, 2014

The University of Dubuque placed 11 Student-Athletes on the 2013-14 Winter Academic All-Iowa Conference Team. To be eligible for the IIAC All-Academic Team a Student-Athlete must compete at the varsity level, be least a sophomore in academic standing, have attended the nominating institution for at least one academic year, and attain a 3.5 or better grade point average. The Spartans Women's Basketball team and Wrestling team each led their respective sport.

Spartans Split Behind 13 Runs in Opener

Apr 8, 2014

The University of Dubuque Baseball team earned a split in the Iowa Conference doubleheader versus Loras on Tuesday night. The Spartans scored in every inning en route to a season high 13 runs in the 13-4 victory in game one. UD lost the nightcap 5-4. Daniel Casanova scored six runs on the day.

Spartans Take Two from Top-Ranked Norse

Apr 9, 2014

The University of Dubuque softball team out hit #8-ranked Luther twice on Wednesday to capture a much needed sweep in the tough Iowa Conference to improve to 4-2 in league action and 17-9 overall. The Spartans used late game heroics to capture game one. Bottom of the seventh inning with score knotted at 6-6. UD began with a walk to Caitlin Aulwes. A pop up to the pitcher and a strike out left the Spartans with one out remaining. Ainsley Billesbach at bat, fouled off first pitch. Second pitch was a ball. The third pitch was a double to left field scoring Aulwes for the game winning hit 7-6. In game two, the Spartans jumped out early and captured the sweep by winning 6-4.

Spartans Men's Tennis Edge Loras

Apr 10, 2014

The University of Dubuque men's tennis dropped two out of three doubles matches on Thursday, but rallied to defeat the Loras College Duhawks 5-4 when they captured four singles matches.