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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.

University of Dubuque Heritage Center to host radio legend Garrison Keillor

Aug 22, 2014
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, will present An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor on Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. The world-renowned writer, humorist, and entertainer will spend an afternoon regaling his audience with tales of his life, career, and his infamous hometown – Lake Wobegon.

Women Harriers Capture Best Finish of Year at Wisconsin Lutheran Invite

Oct 4, 2014
The University of Dubuque women’s cross country team placed second at the Wisconsin Lutheran Warrior Invitational in highest finish of the year. Fabiola Ortiz did her thing and led the Spartans with a 3rd place overall finish in 23:05 on a slower, more challenging 6k course.

Jensen and the Mens Soccer team Tie No. 16 Wartburg in Double OT

Oct 18, 2014
Goalkeeper Riley Jensen made a season-high 11 saves, including three in double overtime, as the University of Dubuque men’s soccer team stopped No. 16 Wartburg’s five-game winning streak with a 1-1 tie in double overtime.

Rivera Pins Down IIAC Award After Dominant Weekend

Jan 6, 2015
Spartan senior and team captain, Nicholas Rivera, finished a perfect 3-0 by the combined score of 32-8 at the University of Chicago Duals last Saturday to earn the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Wrestler of the Week award.

Trio of Spartans Grab IIAC Honors

Jan 20, 2015
The University of Dubuque’s senior Jenna Kotas averaged 23.5 points and 11.5 rebounds for the women’s basketball team, junior Kebba Bojang triple jumped his way to two individual titles and freshman Ernest Winters won a pair of sprints in men’s track & field as the trio garnered one Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Player of the Week award and two Performer of the Week awards, respectively.

Schmidt’s Clutch Free Throws and Robinson’s Breakout Speed Garner IIAC Awards

Jan 27, 2015
Senior Meggie Schmidt converted eight free throws combined in final minute in pair of close wins last week for the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team while freshman Deshond Robinson won his first career 400 meters (51.22) at the Monmouth Invite as both earned Iowa Conference Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Female Athlete of the Week and Male Track Performer of the Week honors, respectively.

Brinker Shines and Winters Wins as Pair Collects IIAC Player of the Week Awards

Feb 3, 2015
Emily Brinker came off the bench and erupted for 29 points in 35 minutes in a pair of wins for the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team while Ernest Winters claimed his second 60 meter dash victory of the year as the University of Dubuque men’s track & field team won the Cornell Hilltop Invite. Both Brinker and Winters garnered UD’s third straight Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Female Athlete of the Week and Male Track Performer of the Week, respectively.

Softball Fall Short in Sweep of Pioneers

Apr 13, 2015
The University of Dubuque softball team fell short in the two-game sweep on Monday afternoon. The Spartans used a late rally in game one to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take their first lead en route to a 4-3 victory for relief pitcher Amanda Williams over the visiting UW-Platteville Pioneers. UD led early in game two before the Pioneers scored three runs in the top of the sixth to stretch their lead to 6-4. The Spartans were held to a single run in the seventh to end their chances for another late run, losing by a 5-6 mark.

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club Proudly present: Pippin

Apr 21, 2015
PIPPIN, written by Roger O. Hirson and with a score by Stephen Schwartz, is about a young prince on a quest for fulfillment in his life. Will Pippin choose a happy and simple life? Or will he compromise everything for a single moment of fame? With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner, and musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz, Pippin’s message is universal and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum. The production will be directed by University of Dubuque’s director of theatre arts, Amy Ressler.