Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, will present Charlotte’s Web, performed by Theatreworks USA, on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. This production is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up in the slaughterhouse. Enter Charlotte, a fine writer and a true friend, who assures Wilbur she will save him. Charlotte hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a “miracle”. Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.
On Saturday, March 1, the University of Dubuque ROTC detachment will host a Run for the Troops 5K Run/Walk in East Dubuque, IL. Run for the Troops is a timed 5K event to raise money for an ROTC cadet team to compete at the 2014 Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands, New Mexico. This competition gives recognition to those who have fallen, and supports those veterans who endured the Battle of Bataan.
The University of Dubuque’s Charles and Elizabeth Bisignano Art Gallery, located in Heritage Center, will open the exhibition Racing Past the Color Line: Sol Butler and Paul Robeson in Collegiate Athletics on Monday, February 24 at 12:30 p.m. The exhibition focuses on the college experience of two exceptional African American athletes at predominantly white institutions during a period of widespread segregation. Before graduating in 1919, Sol Butler at Dubuque German College (now the University of Dubuque) and Paul Robeson at Rutgers College (now a state university) led their teams to unprecedented success, while paving the way for future African American students.
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, continues its inaugural Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Soweto Gospel Choir on Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Based in Soweto, South Africa, the choir’s current tour “Divine” celebrates 10 years of touring North America. Dubuque is the only Iowa stop on this 11-week 2014 national tour. The multi award winning ensemble is composed of twenty-six of South Africa’s best voices and celebrates the unique and inspirational power of gospel music. The choir recently offered numerous public musical tributes to the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela.
vs. Elmhurst College (Jacksonville, Ill. at Lenz Field)
vs. Iowa Wesleyan College (1 game) *** CANCELLED ***
at Augustana College (Ill.)
at Loras College