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    Dubuque High School Juried Art Show at the University of Dubuque

    Heritage Center’s Bisignano Art Gallery opens its next exhibition Dubuque High School Juried Art Show today, Thursday, January 9 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The exhibition highlights works juried by the high school art teachers themselves at Dubuque Senior High School, Hempstead High School and Wahlert High School. The 16 works in the show are in various media including ceramics, painting, photography, pen and ink, multimedia, and weaving.

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    University Program Council presents Homefree

    On Thursday, January 30, UD’s University Program Council will present the a capella band Homefree – recent winners of Season 4 of NBC’s The Sing Off. The band will perform at 8:00 p.m. in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall.

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    University of Dubuque Theological Seminary Announces Online Continuing Education for Clergy

    This spring, the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary will offer two online continuing education courses – Preaching John for Lent and Easter, and Epic of Epics: The Gospel in Classic Rock.

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    University of Dubuque Theological Seminary Announces 2014 Doctor of Ministry Cohort

    The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (UDTS) is pleased to announce that the 2014 Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) Cohort will be led by Dr. Jerry Andrews, senior pastor, First Presbyterian Church of San Diego, CA and Dr. Bradley Longfield, dean and professor of church history at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

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    Live at Heritage Center presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites

    Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, will present The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, on Sunday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m. This triple-bill performance includes the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky, and the Mixed-up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature.

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    University of Dubuque Music Faculty Member, Dr. Charles Barland to present A Celebration of the British Musical Tradition

    University of Dubuque music professor and University Organist, Dr. Charles Barland, will present A Celebration of the British Musical Tradition at Wartburg Theological Seminary on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. The recital will take place in the Seminary’s Loehe Chapel, and will feature organ works of British composers and traditions along with choral works by the University of Dubuque Concert Choir, also under the direction of Dr. Barland.

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    African Heritage Week 2014

    February 10-14, 2014 will mark African Heritage Week at the University of Dubuque. The week-long cultural experience, sponsored by the University's Office of Multicultural Student Engagement, will showcase the history, experiences, and culture throughout the African diaspora. Week-night events are free and open to the public; tickets for Friday’s banquet celebration are $7 for non-UD students/community members and $5 for UD students/faculty/staff. Advance banquet reservations can be made by calling 563.589.3129 or emailing mellis@dbq.edu by Wednesday, February 12.

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    UW-Whitewater Faculty Piano Trio to Perform in University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center

    The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts will host the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Faculty Piano Trio in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. Members of the trio include UW-Whitewater faculty members Leanne League (violin), Benjamin Whitcomb (cello), and Myung Hee Chung (piano).

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    Live at Heritage Center presents Ray Bradbury’s "Fahrenheit 451", performed by Aquila Theatre

    Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, continues its inaugural Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451,performed by the Aquila Theatre of New York, on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. Based on the novel of the same name published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 follows the story of a young firefighter who burns books for a living – but an encounter with a young, eccentric woman spurs him to question his job and the oppressive society he lives in.

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    Author and Environmentalist Scott Russell Sanders to Present Public Reading/Discussion

    Dr. Scott Russell Sanders, author of The Conservationist Manifesto, will be on campus Wednesday, February 19 for a public reading/discussion and book signing, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the University Science Center, Room 105 (Zuker Auditorium).

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    Phi Theta Psi Hosts Local Event for Volunteers to Shave Their Heads in Support of Childhood Cancer Research

    On Tuesday, March 11, the University of Dubuque chapter of Phi Theta Psi will host the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. The Foundation will hold one of its signature head-shaving events at McCormick Gym at University of Dubuque, where several individuals will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to conquer childhood cancers.

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    UD Sponsors Charity Fashion Show

    The University of Dubuque’s Office of Multicultural Student Engagement and the Black Student Union will sponsor a Charity Fashion Show on Saturday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place in Heritage Center’s Babka Theatre.

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    Live at Heritage Center presents Soweto Gospel Choir

    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.

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    Racing Past the Color Line: Sol Butler and Paul Robeson in Collegiate Athletics

    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.

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    University of Dubuque ROTC to Host East Dubuque Run for the Troops 5k Run/Walk

    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.

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    University of Dubuque ROTC to Host East Dubuque Run for the Troops 5k Run/Walk

    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.

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    Live at Heritage Center presents E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web

    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.

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    McGovern Named National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III President Elect

    The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced University of Dubuque head wrestling coach Jon McGovern as Division III president elect replacing position vacated by Roger Crebs of Lycoming. He will assume the vacated position immediately.

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    Speaker on Human Trafficking to Present at the University of Dubuque

    On Thursday, April 3, Teresa Downing-Matibag, executive director of The Network Against Human Trafficking (NAHT), will speak on the topic of human rights violations, and now this modern-day slavery can be stopped. Her lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Blades Chapel on the University of Dubuque campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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    Sol & Paul: A One-Act Play

    The Babka Theatre in the University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center will host the premier performance of the one-act play Sol & Paul on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. The play imagines a conversation that may have taken place between star athletes Sol Butler and Paul Robeson at the famed Penn Relays track meet in 1916.

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