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University of Dubuque Heritage Center 2020-2021 Season Delayed

Jul 15, 2020

After careful consideration, University of Dubuque Heritage Center’s 2020-2021 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series season will be delayed through at least mid-January.

University of Dubuque to Become Test-Optional for Undergraduate Admission

Jul 21, 2020

In recognition of challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and a desire for a more holistic admission policy, University of Dubuque will become a test-optional institution for undergraduate admission and eliminate its $25 application fee.

University of Dubuque’s Custom-Crafted Pipe Organ Installation Underway

Aug 4, 2020

The months-long process of installing University of Dubuque’s custom-crafted pipe organ is underway in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall.

American Rivers Conference Makes Announcement Regarding Fall 2020 Intercollegiate Athletics

Aug 11, 2020

As many of you know, the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) and its presidents were the last Division III Conference in the country to support a modified fall sports schedule. We believe that participation is critical to the healthy formation of students. Late last week, after the A-R-C’s announcement, the NCAA issued a set of last-minute mandates that made both implementation and participation in fall 2020 intercollegiate athletics nearly impossible.

The Landscape of Guitar to Join Live(stream) with Heritage Center

Aug 14, 2020

University of Dubuque Heritage Center will continue its new Live(stream) with Heritage Center series this month with The Landscape of Guitar: The Animated Painting Concert Experience at noon Monday, Aug. 17 on the Heritage Center Facebook page.

Bisignano Art Gallery Reopens with “Art During the Pandemic”

Sep 1, 2020

University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery has reopened with its first exhibit of the season titled “Art During the Pandemic.”

Heritage Center Announces Upcoming Live(stream) with Heritage Center Episodes

Sep 2, 2020

University of Dubuque Heritage Center is excited to announce the next four episodes of its Live(stream) with Heritage Center series. Held this fall, the series is an opportunity for viewers to meet the artists behind the music through Heritage Center’s social media.

Constitution Day 2020

Sep 17, 2020 | Dubuque, Iowa

The University of Dubuque will celebrate Constitution Day on September 17, 2020 - the 233rd 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.

Heritage Center to Offer Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey

Sep 9, 2020

University of Dubuque Heritage Center has partnered with Heartland Productions to offer a live musical performance at the push of a button.

University of Dubuque Awarded $1.3 Million Grant to Help More Students Succeed in College

Sep 24, 2020

University of Dubuque was awarded a federal Student Support Services (SSS) grant of about $1.3 million, or $254,258 each year for the next five years, to help more students succeed in and graduate from college.

Tickets on Sale Now for Heritage Center Full-Length Features

Sep 30, 2020

University of Dubuque Heritage Center has partnered with several artists to offer full-length live musical performances in December at the push of a button.

UD Awarded a $2,000 American Legion of Iowa Foundation Grant

Oct 8, 2020

University of Dubuque received a $2,000 grant from the American Legion of Iowa Foundation for scholarships to assist veterans and their family members. Two scholarships at $1,000 each will be awarded to UD students this fall who are also veterans.

Alpin Hong to Join Live(stream) with Heritage Center

Oct 9, 2020

University of Dubuque Heritage Center will continue its Live(stream) with Heritage Center series this month with Alpin Hong at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at @UDBQMedia on YouTube.

Bisignano Art Gallery’s Latest Exhibit is “Ali Hval: Guilt, Enamel”

Oct 12, 2020

A mural and oversized sculptures redefines University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery this month with the art gallery’s latest exhibit, “Ali Hval: Guilt, Enamel.”

Darryl Van Leer to Join Live(stream) with Heritage Center

Nov 6, 2020

University of Dubuque Heritage Center will continue its Live(stream) with Heritage Center series this month with Darryl Van Leer, an accomplished actor, singer, and musician, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at @UDBQMedia on YouTube.

Local Organizations Awarded Major Grant To Help Dane County Churches Thrive

Nov 10, 2020

In close partnership with three regional ministries, the Wisconsin Council of Churches has received a grant of $999,990 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish Awaken Dane. The program is funded through Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative. The aim of the national initiative is to strengthen Christian congregations so they can help people deepen their relationship with God, build strong relationships with each other, and contribute to the flourishing of local communities and the world.

Heritage Center to Bring “Comfort & Joy at Home” to Audiences Virtually

Nov 18, 2020

University of Dubuque Heritage Center has partnered with Jim Brickman to bring Comfort & Joy at Home to audiences at the push of a button.

Heritage Center to Celebrate “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Virtually

Nov 23, 2020

University of Dubuque Heritage Center has partnered with Tonic Sol-fa and the Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience to bring I’ll Be Home for Christmas to audiences at the push of a button.

Patrick Dewane to Join Special Christmas Live(stream) with Heritage Center

Dec 3, 2020

Actor Patrick Dewane will return virtually to University of Dubuque Heritage Center for Live(stream) with Heritage Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at @UDBQMedia on YouTube.

B2wins to Present ‘Home Together for the Holidays’

Dec 11, 2020

University of Dubuque Heritage Center has partnered with B2wins to bring Home Together for the Holidays to audiences at the push of a button.

The University of Dubuque Purchases 121 Acres of Land for Education and Research Center

Dec 15, 2020

The University of Dubuque purchased 121 acres of unglaciated land in northeast Iowa to be used as an education and research center that will enhance the experiences of generations of students.

Virtual Spring Convocation, January 18, 2021

Jan 7, 2021

Our third annual Spring Convocation and Celebration will take place this year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Monday, January 18, 2021. This year’s convocation service will be a virtual event that will premiere on our Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10:15 a.m. This event officially opens spring semester and begins a period of celebration and learning of the diversity that makes the University of Dubuque special.

Heritage Center to Bring a Cool Cat and an Acoustic Cover Band into Homes

Jan 13, 2021

University of Dubuque Heritage Center’s virtual programming for January features a cool cat and an acoustic cover band.

David M. Bailey to Deliver Michael Lester Wendt Character Lecture Virtually

Jan 14, 2021

The University of Dubuque’s Wendt Center for Character Education will host its spring Michael Lester Wendt Character Lecture virtually at 6:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

A Message From the President - Some Thoughts About the Use of Words

Jan 14, 2021

Several of you have inquired about whether I have any plans to offer remarks on the recent events in our nation’s capital or whether I will have words to share on the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this coming Monday, January 18, 2021. As I consider a response, I am reminded of a story told by Fred Craddock, a homiletician whom I greatly admire, about an Arapaho-Cheyenne native woman named Molly Shepherd. On the occasion of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Ms. Shepherd wrote, “Molly has no words for you today. Molly has nothing to write today. Molly has no words today. Molly goes through the house all day saying, ‘Oh...” Ms. Shepherd’s response, devoid of words, were the best remarks of all.