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UD Forms Partnership with University of Iowa College of Law

Nov 22, 2013
President Jeffrey F. Bullock, today, announced the formation of a partnership between The University of Dubuque and the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City. The Iowa Law “3+3” Program would allow UD undergraduates in their junior year of study to apply for admission to Iowa Law’s Juris Doctor (JD) Program.

UD Receives Funding for Women’s Science Research Projects

Apr 23, 2014
The University of Dubuque recently received a $6,600 grant from The Monticello College Foundation (Godfrey, IL) to fund science research experiences for women.

University of Dubuque Announces 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

May 6, 2014
The University of Dubuque today announced the calendar of events for its 162nd Commencement for 469 undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students.

2014 Chlapaty Fellows Selected

May 13, 2014
Sixteen University of Dubuque students have been designated as Joseph and Linda Chlapaty Fellows for 2014. Selected by a faculty committee, the students will carry out their Fellowship projects the summer of 2014.

University of Dubuque Inducts Two Members to Faculty Hall of Fame

May 20, 2014
The University of Dubuque inducted two new members into its Faculty Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Ben Bartels, assistant professor of criminal justice, was recognized with the John Knox Coit Prize, and Dick Smith, associate professor of mathematics, was recognized with the William L. Lomax Award.

Live at Heritage Center presents 34th Army Band Patriotic Concert

May 22, 2014
The University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, in cooperation with TH Media, presents a special Live at Heritage Center summer music presentation on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The Iowa Army National Guard’s 34th Army Band makes a special appearance with a patriotic concert in John and Alice Butler Hall. The performance will feature opening music by “The Patriots” Drum and Fife Ensemble followed by the full 36-piece Concert Band.

Garrison Keillor Highlights UD’s 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series

Jul 10, 2014
The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. The second full season features an increase to 13 events compared to 9 events in 2013-2014.

UD Heritage Center Open House Slated for August 4

Jul 25, 2014
Heritage Center, Dubuque’s newest performing arts venue, will host a public open house on Monday, August 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature live entertainment, building tours, complimentary refreshments, door prize ticket giveaways, and an early opportunity to purchase individual event tickets for UD’s 2014-2015 performing and visual arts activities schedule.

UD Welcomes Students and Families During Iowa Private College Week

Jul 25, 2014
From August 4-8, 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 26 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. The IPCW passport gives students eligibility for one of the 58 $500 bookstore vouchers being offered, and can be used at Casey’s General Stores for gasoline discount coupons for families making campus visits during the week.

University of Dubuque Heritage Center Seeks Volunteer Ushers

Aug 12, 2014
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, will host two volunteer usher orientation and training sessions on Monday, August 18 and Thursday, August 21, 2014 – both at 6:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall.

Live at Heritage Center presents John Pinero in Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi

Aug 19, 2014
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, kicks off its 2014-15 Performing Arts Series with John Pinero in Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi on Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. The spitting image of Vince Lombardi, John Pinero portrays the greatest professional coach in football history in this one-man play depicting the legend’s life, career, and singular coaching style.

UD Presents African-Caribbean-Latino Festival

Aug 25, 2014
On Saturday, September 13, from 2:00 – 10:00 p.m., UD will present the African-Caribbean-Latino Festival. The festival will highlight the culture of peoples of the African diaspora, as well as Latin America and Mexico. The event will take place on the University Quadrangle.

September Art Exhibition ~ Work: Curse or Calling

Sep 9, 2014
The Charles and Elizabeth Bisignano Art Gallery, located in the University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, begins its 2014-2015 season with a reflective show, Work: Curse or Calling. The show continues through September 26 and is free and open to the public.

Department of Natural and Applied Sciences to Host Seminar Series

Sep 9, 2014
The Department of Natural and Applied Science will host a Fall Seminar Series on the University of Dubuque campus.

Paul McCartney Tribute Experience – The McCartney Years – Takes Stage at UD Homecoming

Sep 11, 2014
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, will host leading Paul McCartney tribute band The McCartney Years on Friday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. Led by perfectionist Yuri Pool as Sir Paul, the band will faithfully recreate a mid-1970s Wings over America McCartney concert.

Green Dot Training for Education Majors

Sep 12, 2014
The University of Dubuque Education Department will host Green Dot Training – a violence prevention training program, for education majors from UD, Clarke, Emmaus, and Loras.

Constitution Day at UD

Sep 16, 2014
The University of Dubuque will celebrate Constitution Day on September 17, 2014 - the 227th 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.

Poet-in-Residence Series Presents George Eklund

Sep 19, 2014
The Poet-in-Residence Reading Series welcomes UD alum and poet George Eklund ('74).

University of Dubuque Inducts Six into Hall of Fame and Hall of Distinction

Sep 23, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, the University of Dubuque inducted six into the UD Hall of Fame and UD Hall of Distinction. Inducted into the UD Hall of Distinction were Dr. Judson Ott and Dennis Rima. New members of the UD Spartans Hall of Fame are: Tina Felderman (C’97,02), Keith Graves (C’83), Amanda (Dickson) Jushka (C’97), and Rod Kiolbassa (C’ 78).

Live at Heritage Center Presents Curious George, Performed by Theatreworks USA

Oct 6, 2014
University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its 2nd annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Curious George,performed by Theatreworks USA, on Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. This one-hour Family Series presentation of Curious George is based on the booksby Margaret and H.A. Rey.

Live at Heritage Center Presents Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, Performed by Aquila Theatre

Oct 6, 2014
University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its 2nd annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Shakespeare’s The Tempest,performed by the Aquila Theatre of New York, on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. Believed to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is imbued with magic, the supernatural, and a heightened sense of theatricality.

University of Dubuque Instrumental Ensembles to perform in October

Oct 6, 2014
The University of Dubuque Wind Ensemble will open the Department of Fine and Performing Arts season with their fall concert titled Passport on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall in Heritage Center. The concert will feature works by composers from all cultures, including Schönberg, Stalder, and Fukushima. In addition, the University’s Jazz Ensemble will perform its fall concert titled The Birds and the Beats on Monday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m., in the same location.

Acclaimed African Children’s Choir to Perform on Campus

Oct 6, 2014
On Thursday, October 16, at 6:00 p.m., the internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir will perform in the University of Dubuque Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall. The concert, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement, is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission and may be obtained through the Farber Box Office.

Captain (Ret) Jason Church to Speak as Wendt Center for Character Education Fall Lecturer

Oct 6, 2014
On Monday, October 13, the University of Dubuque’s Wendt Center for Character Education will host Captain (Ret) Jason Church, U.S. Army Purple Heart recipient, who will deliver the lecture, “The Power of a Positive Attitude and Standing up to Adversity.” 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.

Legion of Merit Award Presentation

Oct 7, 2014
Command Sergeant Major Rick G. Ernst, United States Army and the Iowa Army National Guard is being awarded the Legion of Merit, second award, at a ceremony in the University of Dubuque Veteran Center on Friday, October 10, at 1:00 p.m.

UD Chamber Singers to Partner with Julien Chamber Choir for October Concert

Oct 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque Chamber Singers and the Julien Chamber Choir, both directed by Kristen Eby, adjunct music faculty, will perform a joint concert on Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Dubuque Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall. The concert, titled A Life in Song, features works by Mozart, Whitacre, and others, including the premiere of a commissioned work by Clarke University senior Adam O’Dell, based on the Dylan Thomas poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”. Tickets are available through the Farber box Office - $7 for adults, $3 students and children, UD faculty/staff/students are free of charge – but a ticket is required for admission.

University of Dubuque Achieving the Dream Campaign Surpasses Goal

Oct 9, 2014
University President Jeffrey F. Bullock today announced that the University of Dubuque has crossed the $100 million dollar mark in the Achieving the Dream campaign, which began on January 1, 2009. The campaign, scheduled to end December 31, 2015, has achieved its goal fifteen months ahead of schedule.

Poet-in-Residence Series Presents Lucia Orth

Oct 14, 2014
The University of Dubuque Poet-in-Residence Reading Series welcomes poet Lucia Orth on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Folk Singer Carrie Newcomer Takes Center Stage at UD’s Heritage Center

Oct 16, 2014
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, will host folk singer/songwriter-guitarist Carrie Newcomer on Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. Carrie marks her UD debut with piano accompaniment by Gary Walters, and a special guest appearance by the UD Gospel Choir. The performance is part of a week-long artist residency at UD for the performer, during which she will participate in worship services, hold public workshops, and work with student writers, actors, and musicians.

Motivational Speaker Trent Shelton

Oct 21, 2014
On Thursday, November 6, at 6;00 p.m., former NFL football player and motivational speaker, Trent Shelton, will speak in Blades Chapel at the University of Dubuque. The event, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement and the Black Student Union, is $10 for the general public; free for UD students/faculty/staff. Tickets will be available at the door.

University of Dubuque presents Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses

Nov 4, 2014
The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts along with the UD Drama Club will present Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses beginning this Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and will hold performances through Sunday, November 9, 2014. Set in and around a pool of water, Metamorphoses presents the poetic myths of Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, Eros and Psyche, and others to juxtapose the ancient and contemporary in breathtaking storytelling and gorgeous imagery, exploring the timeless theme of love in all its forms.

Tickets Available Now for University of Dubuque’s Christmas at Heritage Center

Nov 6, 2014
The University of Dubuque will present the second annual Christmas at Heritage Center onFriday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. This year’s celebration, titled Wondrous Night, will take place in John and Alice Butler Hall.

UD Heritage Center Announces Mid-Season Updates

Nov 7, 2014
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, recently announced several updates related to the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Performing Arts Series.

Service of Dedication - Veterans Memorial Training Center

Nov 7, 2014
A Service of Dedication for the new Veterans Memorial Training Center will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11:00 am at the new facility. The Veteran’s Day speaker is Colonel Robert Stavnes, Senior Army Advisor, Division West, First United States Army.

UD Raises the Stakes for Iowa College All-State Honor Band

Nov 10, 2014
Last year, for the first time in the school’s history, five University of Dubuque band students were selected for membership in the 2013 Iowa College All-State Honor Band. This year, however, UD has doubled that number, and ten students will travel to Ames, IA to represent the University at this year’s event.

UD Mediation Team Nationally Ranked

Nov 13, 2014
From November 6 - 8, the University of Dubuque Mediation Team competed at the fifteenth annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament at Brenau University (Gainesville, GA). The event attracted schools from throughout the United States including: Boston University, Middle Tennessee State University, Lewis University, Western Carolina University, and the University of San Diego.

Quiet Humanism in Recent Work by UD Watercolorist Jac Tilton

Nov 17, 2014
The Charles and Elizabeth Bisignano Art Gallery in the University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, announces a show of recent work by Jac Tilton. The show will be on display from Monday, November 17 through Friday, January 2, 2015. An an opening reception will be held on Friday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m., prior to the second annual Christmas at Heritage Center event.

Peter C. Brown, Author of Make it Stick to Speak at UD

Nov 18, 2014
Peter C. Brown, lead author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, will speak in Blades Hall on the University of Dubuque campus on Thursday, December 4. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a book signing. Brown’s lecture is sponsored by McGraw Hill Higher Education Group.

December 4, 2014 UD vs. Clarke Basketball Games to Benefit Women Caring for Women and Children

Nov 20, 2014
On Thursday, December 4 the men’s basketball game between the University of Dubuque Spartans and the Clarke University Crusaders will benefit the Women Caring for Women and Children (WCWC) group and the Victim Services Shelter in Dubuque. All gate receipts will be donated to WCWC. As well, a 50/50 raffle will be held during the game and silent auction items will be available to benefit the organization. Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. in Stoltz Sports Center on the University of Dubuque campus.