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UD’s Dodge Veterans Center to Host Navy Seal Swimming to Honor Goldstar Families

Aug 12, 2015

During the week of August 10, 2015, Chris Ring, a Navy veteran, will be swimming his way down the Mississippi River. Ring started his swim on the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, and anticipates completing the swim in November. For three days, the University of Dubuque and the Sergeant Jeffrey B. Dodge Veterans Center will host the team.

University of Dubuque Receives $2000 in Scholarship Funds

Aug 3, 2015

The University of Dubuque has received two $1000 American Legion of Iowa Foundation scholarships to support veterans and their family members working to complete their education. The grant recognizes veterans and their family members as American Legion of Iowa Foundation scholarship recipients and provides additional support to cover the costs of higher education not covered by the GI Bill.

UD Welcomes Students and Families During Iowa Private College Week

Jul 28, 2015

From August 3-7, Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) – sponsored by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) – provides prospective students and their families a coordinated week-long opportunity to visit 25 non-profit, private college campuses. The annual event, offers campus tours and informational meetings specifically designed to assist students in evaluating their needs and goals for their higher education experience.

UD Fishing Club Finishes Top 10 at Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship

Jul 27, 2015

Formed in 2011, the University of Dubuque Fishing Club has steadily been “releasing more line” in the world of college fishing. Recently, two members of the club, Austin Brimeyer (Senior beginning in the fall, Dubuque, IA) and Anthony Riesberg (Graduated May 2015, Dyersville, IA), competed in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship.

University of Dubuque Heritage Center Seeks Volunteer Ushers

Jul 27, 2015

Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, will host two volunteer usher orientation and training sessions on Tuesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 20, 2015 – both at 6:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall.

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Athletic Events




Sep 1, 2015 | 3:30 PM — 10:00 PM | Madison, Wis.

Edgewood College Triangular hosted by Edgewood College Edgewood College vs. UW-Oshkosh - 3:30 pm UD vs. UW-Oshkosh - 5:30 pm UD at Edgewood College - 7:30 pm



Women's Soccer

Sep 1, 2015 | 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

vs. Carthage College



Cross Country

Sep 1, 2015 | 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM | Seminole Valley Park Cedar Rapids, Iowa

22nd Annual Mustang Gallop hosted by Mt. Mercy University

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Academic Events



Dubuque College Fair

Sep 16, 2015 | 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM | Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center

Everyone is welcome to the Local Dubuque College Fair for high school students. With over 80 colleges, universities and military branches in attendance all of your college questions will surely be answered!



Athletic Hall of Fame

Oct 3, 2015 | 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM | Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room - Heritage Center

The University of Dubuque Alumni Association established the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989 as a permanent place to honor those individuals who have promoted and served the University through its athletic programs.



Wendt Character Lecture - Nontombi Naomi Tutu

Oct 19, 2015 | 7:00 PM | John and Alice Butler Hall - Heritage Center

The belief that there is still much to do to eradicate the legacy of three centuries of racial oppression is what spurs Naomi Tutu to continue to speak out about the situations in South Africa.

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Art Events



24-Hour Theatre Project

Sep 12, 2015 | 7:30 PM | Heritage Center - Babka Black Box

UD theatre students, guided by faculty advisors, will cast, direct, build set, rehearse, design lighting, and perform a play all within 24 hours. The performance will take place at the end of the 24-hour period. *No Ticket Required



Six Rivers Western Division Conference (WI) Honors Choir Festival

Sep 22, 2015 | 7:00 PM | Heritage Center

Students from high school and middle school representing Belmont, Benton, Cassville, Highland, Potosi, River Ridge, Shullsburg, and Wauzeka, Wisconsin will present a concert at beautiful John and Alice Butler Hall conducted by UD choral director, Dr. Charles Barland. TICKETS ARE FREE!



Grace and Glory

Oct 16, 2015 | 6:00 PM | Heritage Center - Knapp Stage

Pre-show concert with local band "Grace & Glory". Free admission.

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CTI Music Ministries - Worship Night in Blades

Sep 3, 2015 | 8:00 PM — 10:24 AM | Blades Chapel

This will be a fantastic night of worship! Music will be provided by CTI Music Ministries, a group of young adults who travel the country, sharing their talents to encourage others!



Dubuque Community Partnership Luncheon

Sep 16, 2015 | 12:00 PM — 2:30 PM | Heritage Center - Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room

A time for our students to meet and thank our very special Dubuque Community Partners!



100 Years of Broadway Pre-Show Concert featuring Dr. Charles Barland

Sep 19, 2015 | 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM | Cyber Cafe - Heritage Center

A pre-show concert featuring Dr. Charles Barland, UD Professor of Music, on the piano performing a variety of classic Broadway hits.

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100 Years of Broadway

Sep 19, 2015 | 7:30 PM | Heritage Center - John and Alice Butler Hall

Neil Berg’s acclaimed musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. 100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars.



Recycled Percussion

Oct 1, 2015 | 7:30 PM | Heritage Center - John and Alice Butler Hall

Recycled Percussion’s junk rock music became a national phenomenon during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent in 2009. The group, who beats their sticks on buckets, power tools, and ladders, has also done guest appearances on “Carson Daly”, “The Today Show”, “China’s Got Talent” and the Latin Grammy Awards.



Brass Transit: The Legacy of Chicago

Oct 16, 2015 | 7:30 PM — 12:38 PM | Heritage Center – John and Alice Butler Hall

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.



Alice in Wonderland presented by Pushcart Players

Oct 25, 2015 | 2:00 PM — 12:44 PM | Heritage Center – John and Alice Butler Hall

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, Chicago’s Griffin Theatre Co.

Nov 18, 2015 | 7:30 PM — 12:44 PM | Heritage Center – John and Alice Butler Hall

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.



Celtic Tenors Concert

Dec 11, 2015 | 7:30 PM — 12:45 PM | Heritage Center – John and Alice Butler Hall

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

Feb 13, 2016 | 7:30 PM — 12:46 PM | Heritage Center – John and Alice Butler Hall

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.



Junie B. Jones (Theatreworks USA: Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Feb 28, 2016 | 2:00 PM — 1:24 PM | Heritage Center – John and Alice Butler Hall

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.



Junie B. Jones (Theatreworks USA)

Feb 29, 2016 | 10:00 AM | Heritage Center – John and Alice Butler Hall

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 “Chasing Chopin”, Pianist and Storyteller

Mar 9, 2016 | 7:30 PM — 10:37 AM | Heritage Center – John and Alice Butler Hall

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.



“The Music of Michael Jackson…” SFJazz Ensemble

Apr 9, 2016 | 7:30 PM | Heritage Center – John and Alice Butler Hall

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.”



Cinderella - Opera Iowa

Apr 15, 2016 | 7:00 PM — 1:42 PM | Heritage Center – John and Alice Butler Hall

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!

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