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    The University of Dubuque Ensemble Theatre Company presents The Importance of Being Earnest

    The University of Dubuque Fine and Performing Arts Department’s Ensemble Theatre Company proudly presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. The show begins each evening – Thursday, March 5; Friday, March 6; and Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.; with a matinee performance Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Babka Black Box Theatre in the University's Heritage Center.

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    The Gretel Project

    Four award-winning artists will collaborate with the University of Dubuque Fine and Performing Arts Department to present The Gretel Project, Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., in the Babka Black Box Theatre in the University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center. The event is a multimedia immersive experience that invites the audience to reimagine the world through the eyes of Gretel--the heroine of the famous fairy tale Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm. The Gretel Project is free and open to the public, but tickets are required through the Farber Box Office.

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    Live at Heritage Center presents Ensemble Español “Flamenco Passion!”

    The University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its 2nd annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Ensemble Español “Flamenco Passion!” on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Chicago's Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater engages crowds with quicksilver choreography steeped in an atmosphere of romance.

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    Sister Helen Prejean, Author of Dead Man Walking, to Speak as Wendt Center for Character Education Spring Lecturer

    On Monday, March 30, the University of Dubuque’s Wendt Center for Character Education will host Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, who will deliver the lecture, “Dead Man Walking – The Journey Continues” as part of the Lester G. and Michael Lester Wendt Lecture Series. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall on the University of Dubuque Campus.

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    University of Dubuque Launches Online Master of Christian Leadership Degree

    Mark Ward, vice president for academic affairs at the University of Dubuque, announced today that the University will launch its first entirely online master’s program, the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, beginning fall semester, 2015.

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    Easter Season Celebrated with Gospel and Bluegrass at Heritage Center

    The University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its 2nd annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with the Annie Moses Band, Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. Members of Annie Moses Band share family ties and are no strangers to musical innovations, sharing their faith and family legacy along the way.

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    Phi Theta Psi Hosts St. Baldrick’s Foundation Head-Shaving Event to Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

    On Thursday, March 26, the University of Dubuque chapter of Phi Theta Psi will host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in McCormick Gymnasium on the University of Dubuque campus.

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    Live at Heritage Center presents The Berenstain Bears Live!

    University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its 2nd annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with The Berenstain Bears Live! in Family Matters, the Musical, Friday, April 17, at 7:00 p.m. This one-hour Family Series presentation is based on the acclaimed booksby Stan and Jan Berenstain and is performed by New York-based Matt Murphy Productions, LLC.

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    University of Dubuque Arts & Music Events – Spring 2015

    The University of Dubuque will host a series of arts and music events throughout the months of March and April 2015.

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    Melting Gender Roles: Stirring Up Awareness

    A team of University of Dubuque students, faculty, and staff were recently awarded a $4300 grant from American Association of University Women (AAUW), sponsored by Pantene. This grant, focused on supporting student projects to address gender stereotypes and biases on college campuses, will fund an event entitled Melting Gender Roles: Stirring Up Awareness. The event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Peters Commons Dining Hall on the UD campus, is being held in conjunction with UD’s Healthy Relationship Week; it is free and open to the public.

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    UD to Host Dubuque Area Youth Leadership Council’s Character Development Day

    On Wednesday, April 8, the University of Dubuque’s Wendt Center for Character Education will host the Dubuque Area Youth Leadership Council’s (DAYLC) Character Development Day from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. One hundred high school juniors from schools throughout the Dubuque area will attend the event, where they will learn about leadership, values, character development, and making ethical decisions.

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    Human Rights Expert to Discuss Torture in the 21st Century

    Dr. Michelle Farrell from the University of Liverpool will discuss “Torture in the 21st Century Liberal Democracy” in a lecture on Wednesday, April 8, at 5:00 p.m. in Blades Chapel on the University of Dubuque campus. Farrell’s lecture is sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights and the University of Dubuque’s Honors Program.

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    UD to Host Third Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity

    The University of Dubuque will host the third annual Apex: Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity, from April 28 through 30. Events will be held in Heritage Center at various times over the three-day period (see schedule). All events are free and open to the public.

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

    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.

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    UD Social Justice Class to Hold Third Annual Debate

    On Thursday, May 7, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., the University of Dubuque’s Honors Program will hold the third annual Social Justice Debate in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall. The intent of the debate is to illuminate two controversial topics. Students will engage in parliamentary-style debating, which involves alternating rounds and audience participation. Doors open at 5:30; the public is encouraged to attend this open event.

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    UD Bestows Honors

    Thursday, April 30, the University of Dubuque bestowed high student, faculty, and staff honors upon six individuals and one student organization at the 2015 Honors Convocation at Heritage Center. The Student of the Year Award, University Leadership Award, Senior Academic Athletic Award, Student Organization of the Year Award, Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award, Faculty of the Year Award, and Staff of the Year Award,were announced at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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    University of Dubuque Announces 2015 Commencement Ceremonies

    The University of Dubuque today announced the calendar of events for its 163rd Commencement for 554 undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students.

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    University of Dubuque Choir to Tour Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida

    Members of the University of Dubuque’s Concert Choir will perform concerts in four U.S. states – Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida, – on an 8-day tour, beginning Monday, May 18.

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