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News Archives: November, 2013

Wendt Character Scholars Promote a Gratitude Week at UD

Nov 1, 2013
During the week of November 11, the University of Dubuque Wendt Character Scholars will celebrate Gratitude Week. The week will focus on how simply giving thanks can be a humbling experience, and can make a huge difference in a person’s life.

UD Fall Theatre Production Focuses on Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Nov 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque Department of Fine & Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club will present The Forgiving and The Forgetting written by UD Theatre Professor Amy Ressler with Jade Angelica, founder and director of Healing Moments Alzheimer’s Ministry. With original music and lyrics by songwriter Karen Buechele, this original drama tells the story of two siblings whose mother has Alzheimer’s Disease. An especially relevant work for caregivers of persons with dementia, the play will be a featured part of the November 7 Alzheimer’s Association conference on the University of Dubuque campus. There will also be post-show discussions with the actors and the writers after each evening performance.

Spartans Sweep on Senior Night

Nov 1, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team swept past the Aurora University Spartans on Senior Night on Friday by a 3-0 match score. The Spartans set scores were 25-23, 25-18, 25-21.

Spartans Lose High Scoring, Record Breaking Day

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque football began the afternoon looking to hold on to a tie for the conference lead, but for the second week in a row, UD lost the lead in the final seconds. UD led 46-43 with 1:31 left in the contest with the ball on the Simpson 35 yard line. The Storm scored on a touchdown to the corner of the endzone capping off a six play 65 yard drive in just :58 seconds. UD moved the ball ball inside the Storm 48 yard line with just :02 left on the clock. As time ran out the Spartans last pass attempt to the endzone was knocked away by a Storm defender.

Pair of PK's End Spartans Season

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team had its 2013 season come to an end in the 1st Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament. The fifth seeded Spartans loss to fourth seeded Simpson 2-1 with both Storm goals coming on Penalty Kicks. Daniel Morris scored in the 85th minute as UD attempted a late comeback. Dubuque ends the season with a 6-11-1 overall record.

Spartans Advance to IIAC Tournament Semifinals

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team advanced to the Iowa Conference Tournament Semifinals with a 3-0 victory over Simpson College. Senior Alexandra Watkins had a hand in all three UD goals with a goal and two assists. The Spartans will play at Luther on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm in the IIAC Tourney Semifinals.

Men's Cross Country at IIAC Championships

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team finished in eighth place at the Iowa Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning. The 8,000 meter race at the Central College Cross Country Course proved to be a difficulty course for the group. Payton Nevills led UD with a time of 26:56.0 in 26th place.

Spartans Seventh at IIAC Championships

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team finished in seventh place at the 2013 IIAC Cross Country Championships, hosted by Central. The Spartans top finisher on the 6,000 meter course was Fabiola Ortiz in 30th place overall at 24:43.2. A total of 120 runners competed on Saturday morning at the Central College Cross Country Course. UD will now begin preparing for the NCAA DIII Central Regional at St. Olaf College on November 16th.

Iowa Conference Performer of the Week Honors for Graefen and Watkins

Nov 4, 2013
University of Dubuque junior Kelsey Graefen repeated as the IIAC Women’s Soccer (Defensive) Performer of the Week and senior Alexandra Watkins was named IIAC Women's Soccer (Offensive) Performer of the Week for the second time this season. The Spartans went 2-0 on the week with a 1-0 win at Simpson in the regular season finale and a 3-0 win over Simpson at Oyen Field in the 1st Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament.

Spartans Season Ends In IIAC Tourney

Nov 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque volleyball team's season ended on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 2013 Iowa Conference volleyball tournament with a 1-3 loss to the Luther College Norse.

Bradshaw Named to D3football.com Team of the Week

Nov 5, 2013
University of Dubuque senior Bryan Bradshaw has been named to the Week 9 (Nov. 1-2) D3football.com Team of the Week. Bradshaw set UD and Iowa Conference records with 500 yards passing and 513 yards of total offense vs. Simpson.

Women’s Soccer Headed to IIAC Championship Game

Nov 6, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women’s Soccer team earned a repeat trip to the Iowa Conference Tournament Championship Game with a 1-0 win at Luther. Katie Lynn (Fox River Grove, Ill./Barrington) scored the game winner in the 64th minute as the Spartans and Norse battled temperatures in the low 30’s on Wednesday night. The UD victory set a new school record for wins in a season with 16!

Basierak Voted First Team Academic All-District

Nov 7, 2013
University of Dubuque sophomore Klaudia Basierak has been named to the First Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District (District #8) Volleyball team. To be selected a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be a sophomore or above. She is an Elementary Education major with a 4.0 GPA. Basierak finished the 2013 season with a team high 366 kills, 1234 attack attempts and 14 double-doubles (Kills-Digs).

Spartans Place Four on First Team Academic All-District Team

Nov 7, 2013
The University of Dubuque Football team placed four student-athletes on the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team as selected by CoSIDA for their performance in the classroom, in the community, and on the football field. Spartans selected were Tyson Carter, Doug Lillibridge, Zach Marotta, and Blaine Snitker. The 2013 voting marks the third straight year that the Spartans have placed four individuals on the First Team and 14 total all-district honorees in Head Coach Stan Zweifel’s five seasons at UD.

Spartans Blank Duhawks for Second Consecutive Year

Nov 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque Spartan football team kept the key in the 2013 Key City Clash and extended the streak to three consecutive victories. The Spartans have outscored the Duhawks 101-0 the past two seasons (45-0 in 2012 and 56-0 in 2013). The host Spartans converted in all six redzone opportunities in the 56-0 romp on Chalmers Field.

Spartans Finish Season with School Record 16 Wins

Nov 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team had their season come to end on Saturday night in the Iowa Conference Tournament Championship Game. The Spartans were unable to overcome an early deficit in the 2-0 loss to Loras College. UD has made it to the IIAC Tournament Finals in back-to-back years and three of the last five years. Dubuque finishes the 2013 season with a 16-5-0 record.

Basierak Named First Team All-IIAC Volleyball

Nov 9, 2013
University of Dubuque sophomore Klaudia Basierak was named First Team All-Iowa Conference for the second straight year while junior Amy Tranel was selected Honorable Mention. Basierak finished the year second in the conference with 95 kills in IIAC only games and second overall with 366 kills. UD qualified for the IIAC Tournament for the third consecutive year.

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary Students Receives Apollos Scholarship

Nov 14, 2013
The Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation has recently announced the recipients of the Apollos Scholarship Program. Apollos scholarship awards continue the tradition of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Omaha, which opened in the fall of 1891.

Five UD Students Chosen for Iowa College All-State Honor Band

Nov 15, 2013
Five University of Dubuque band students were recently selected for membership in the 2013 Iowa College All-State Honor Band.

Spartans Bitten by Beavers in Final Minute

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team would like to get three minutes back this season. On the road at the Buena Vista University Beavers on Saturday, the Spartans were feeling confident leading by nine points with 5:22 left of the game 28-19. BV used a nine play 60 yard drive in 2:29 to pull within two points 26-28 on a two yard touchdown run. The Beavers attempted an onside kick and successfully recovered with 2:47 remaining. BV used five plays and moved the ball to the Spartan 15 yard line for the 25 yard field goal and it was good for the lead 29-28. UD would get the ball with just 58 seconds left and moved the ball down to the BV 25 yardline. The Spartans aired it out to the endzone and the pass was incomplete as time ran out, 29-28 favoring BV. For the second week in a row, the host Beavers captured the win in the final minute. The two teams would finish the Iowa Conference 4-3.

Women's Cross Country at NCAA Division III Regional

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team finished in 23rd place of 27 teams at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships, hosted by St. Olaf College. The Spartans top finisher on the 6,000 meter course was Rachael Busjahn in 102nd place overall at 24:33.64. A total of 186 runners competed on Saturday morning at St. Olaf.

Men's Cross Country at NCAA Division III Regionals

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team finished in 25th place of 26 teams at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships, hosted by St. Olaf College. The Spartans top finisher on the 8,000 meter course was Payton Nevills in 62nd place overall at 26:43.32. A total of 181 runners competed on Saturday morning at the St. Olaf Course through campus.

Winkler Named All-IIAC Men's Soccer

Nov 19, 2013
University of Dubuque senior Cory Winkler has been named Second Team All-Iowa Conference. Winkler led the Spartans with seven goals this season. A trio of Spartans earned Honorable Mention All-Iowa Conference with junior Peter Hager, sophomore Jonathan Hazelwonder, and freshman Gonzalo Hernandez being selected.

Berna Named IIAC Coach of the Year, Three Earn First Team Honors

Nov 20, 2013
University of Dubuque Women's Soccer Head Coach Jason Berna was named Iowa Conference Coach of the Year. A trio of Spartans earned First Team All-IIAC with Megan Siepler, Lauren Waddell, and Alexandra Watkins being honored. Tiffany Duncan, Kelsey Graefen, and Melanie Prudhomme were selected Second Team All-IIAC.

Five Spartans Named First Team All-IIAC Football

Nov 20, 2013
The University of Dubuque placed five student-athletes on the First Team All-Iowa Conference with four coming from the offensive side of the ball. The Spartans defense had one First Team performer and three Second Team honorees. Earning First Team All-IIAC were Kyle Acker, Bryan Bradshaw, Dominique Ravenell, Tyler Rutenbeck, and Blaine Snitker. All five First Team selections are first time honorees.

UD Mediation Team Nationally Ranked

Nov 22, 2013
From October 31-November 2, the University of Dubuque mediation team competed at the fourteenth Annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament at Drake University Law School. The event attracted schools from throughout the United States including: Boston University, Middle Tennessee State University, Morningside College, Oral Roberts University, and the University of San Diego were among those competing.

UD Appoints Academic Chairs

Nov 22, 2013
This fall, the University of Dubuque appointed Dr. Roseanne Wolf to the Hazel Rothlisberger Chair in Mathematics, and Dr. Adam Hoffman has been appointed to the Dorothy Taylor Chair in Chemistry.

Delta Phi Sigma to Host Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk

Nov 22, 2013
University of Dubuque student organization Delta Phi Sigma will host an Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, December 8. This non-timed event for fun and charity will benefit Dubuque’s local Toys for Tots Foundation. Participants are invited to grab their ugliest sweater (not required, but recommended) or other festive clothing, lace up their running shoes, and join the fun on a scenic Grandview Avenue route.

UD Receives $48,000 Grant from Council of Independent Colleges

Nov 22, 2013
The University of Dubuque was recently selected as a recipient of a NetVUE Program Development Grant in the amount of $48,000 from the Council of Independent Colleges.

UD’s Schmidt Named AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year

Nov 27, 2013
The American Football Coaches Association is proud to announce its 2013 Assistant Coach of the Year winners. NCAA Division III Assistant Coach of the Year is, University of Dubuque’s Michael Schmidt.