On Monday, October 19, the University of Dubuque's Wendt Center for Character Education will host Nontombi Naomi Tutu, race and gender justice activist, who will deliver the lecture, “Courageous Compassion.” The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall on the University of Dubuque Campus. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission and may be obtained through the Farber Box Office.
University of Dubuque alumni/ae will return to campus for the University’s 162nd Homecoming Celebration, October 15-18, 2015. "Cherishing Our Past - Building Our Future" is the theme for this year’s celebration. Homecoming is the perfect time to show your Spartan Spirit, do not miss out!
The University of Dubuque will induct the 2015-16 Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Class on Saturday, October 3, 2015. New members of the UD Hall of Fame are: Sara (Gassmann) Higgins (Class of 2001), Kim (Monigold) Kudlacik (Class of 2007), Basil Steele (Class of 2005), and Tim Wagner (Class of 1994). Connie Bandy-Hodge will be inducted into the Hall of Distinction. The awards ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room in the Heritage Center.
The University of Dubuque will host FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern on Thursday, September 24, 2015 for the first event of the "The Truth Shall Make You Free" speaking tour. The Iowa Chapter of the Veterans for Peace event will take place in the Charles and Romona Myers Center - Room 146 at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The University of Dubuque will celebrate Constitution Day on September 17, 2015 - the 228th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, one the most important documents in U.S. history. Often referred to as the cornerstone of American government, the U.S. Constitution was signed September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, and has been the basis of other democracies around the world.
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Nontombi Naomi Tutu, a race and gender justice advocate and daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ms. Tutu expresses her passion for human dignity through speaking across the country and abroad, and through Nozizwe Consulting – a firm that brings different groups together to learn from and celebrate their differences and acknowledge their shared humanity. She joins us at the University of Dubuque to talk about how courageous compassion has impacted her experiences. Her lecture is free and open to the public. Pick up your complimentary tickets at Farber Box Office in the Heritage Center, or call 563-585-SHOW to reserve tickets.
Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Hundred-Year House, winner of the Chicago Writers Association’s Novel of the Year award, and The Borrower, a Booklist Top Ten Debut which has been translated into eight languages. Her short story collection, Music for Wartime, will appear in June of 2015.
Pre-show concert with local band "Grace & Glory". Free admission.
The UD concert choir will hold a concert to help raise money for the annual choir tour. This is free to the public. Desserts will be served!
The concept of “Ethos” is generally depicted as the ideals or guiding beliefs that characterize a community…or even a nation. Musically, ethos is referenced as having the power to influence the listeners’ emotions, behavior, or even moral character. The UD Wind Ensemble presents “Ethos” as an imaginative journey into the human emotional spectrum—highlighting those traits which compose our “Ethos”…compassion, hope, fear, anger, love; all of which lead to a perception of balance within ourselves. We are also thrilled to welcome Megan Gloss as our guest vocalist for a promising evening of musical fulfillment.
A free screening of the Rory Kennedy documentay film "Last Days of Vietnam" will be shown. William Albracht, decorated Vietnam Veteran, who spent 25 years with the Secret Service and is the author of "Abandoned in Hell", a book revealing his Vietnam experience, will also seak and conduct a question and answer session in conjuction with the film.
This is a charity event to raise money for the local Dubuque Toys for Tots Foundation. Food and refreshments will be provided. Runners will follow a Grandview Avenue route and return to the Heritage Center. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Randy Rodgers plays acoustic rock favorites from the 60's and 70's.
Celebrate homecoming at UD with Toronto's dynamic, crowd-pleasing, studio-tight Chicago tribute! The band's show includes all the hits from Chicago's golden age, 1969-1976. With world-class horns, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky high, Brass Transit transports audiences back to the freewheeling days of the seventies.
A meaningful musical fantasy! Filled with Lewis Carroll’s pure nonsense and madcap characters, this intriguing tale about a curious and proactive young girl has enchanted readers for many generations. Pushcart’s whimsical music, design and direction offer a precious theatre experience that young viewers will long remember.
Letters Home puts recent Afghanistan & Iraq wars front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience during wartime.
The only tenor group with a truly global audience and presented in cooperation with Irish Hooley, the Celtic Tenors give you a night to remember. Whether playing a cathedral or major concert venues in New York, Amsterdam, or Dubuque, the tenors genuinely love what they do and you’ll see that shine through.
Jump Rhythm Jazz Project is a multiple-Emmy®-Award-winning performance company based in Chicago. JRJP celebrates the communal core of jazz performance — dancing, singing, and storytelling in rhythmically syncopated conversations to the beat-driven sounds of the blues, swinging jazz, funk, hip hop, and world music.
Now that JUNIE B. JONES has been going to school for over a year and a half, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style.
Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over a year and a half, who better to write the book on everything you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and always something to sing about! An all-new musical based on Barbara Park's popular book.
Alpin Hong’s lifelong fascination with the music of Chopin has thrilled, haunted, and sustained him. Chasing Chopin is a theatrical journey into Hong’s extraordinary life. His autobiographical storytelling and dazzling performance dives into personal moments both hilarious and tragic.
San Francisco’s all-star international jazz ensemble’s mission is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and new pieces by each Collective member. Focusing on the music of the undisputed "King of Pop", Michael Jackson, arrangements will include “Want to Be Starting’ Somethin’”, "Working' Day and Night", "Smooth Criminal", and “Thriller.”
Rossini’s version of this classic-fairy tale is a vocal and comedic romp! A wise magician takes the place of the fairy godmother and Don Magnifico, the girl’s father, rants and raves instead of a wicked stepmother, but the nasty stepsisters, Prince Charming and a glass slipper prove, beyond all question, that this is the fairy tale we all know and love. When combined with hilarious characters and situations set to some of Rossini’s finest music, it becomes comic opera at its most exhilarating and often frenzied best!