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University of Dubuque Appoints Robbins to Lead Programming for Performing Arts and Campus Center

Jun 20, 2012
<p>President Jeffrey F. Bullock announced the appointment of Thomas J. Robbins as special assistant to the president and executive director of the University's new Performing Arts and Campus Center, effective August 15, 2012.</p>

Performing Arts, Worship, and Campus Center to be Named Heritage Center

Jan 21, 2013
President Jeffrey F. Bullock, today announced that the formal name of the Fine, Performing Arts, Worship, and Campus Center at the University of Dubuque is to be Heritage Center. The Center, sited at the corner of McCormick and Bennett Streets, has an expected move-in date of April 1, 2013.

The University of Dubuque Fine and Performing Arts Department to Hold Murder Mystery Dinner

Jan 28, 2013
The University of Dubuque’s Fine and Performing Arts Department will present a Murder Mystery Dinner as a part of its J-Term Murder Mystery Dinner Theater course. Performances will be held Thursday, January 31 – Saturday, February 1 in Peters Commons on the University of Dubuque Campus.

UD Arts Department to Present Flyin’ West

Feb 6, 2013
The University of Dubuque Fine and Performing Arts Department, the UD Drama Club, and the Black Student Union (BSU) proudly present: Flyin’ West as its spring 2013 production. Written by Pearl Cleage, the show is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. The show begins each evening February 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the University of Dubuque campus.

Free Help Available for College Financial Aid Volunteers to Help Families Fill Out FAFSA

Feb 13, 2013
On Saturday, February 23, the University of Dubuque will host "Iowa College Goal Sunday." The event, held at organizations throughout the state during the week of February 16 – 24, is part of the national College Goal SundaySM program, offering free assistance to Iowa students and families with forms required for federal financial aid. UD is one of 34 sites across Iowa to host this financial aid event.

UD Enactus Team Hosts a Dance-A-Thon

Feb 21, 2013
On Saturday, March 2, members of the University of Dubuque Enactus (formerly known as SIFE) Team will be hosting a Dance-A-Thon in the University of Dubuque’s McCormick Gymnasium from 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. in hopes to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy.

UD Young Adult Book Club Connects With Authors

Mar 8, 2013
The University of Dubuque Charles C. Myers Library is host to two monthly University Book Clubs – participation in one of which comes with bonus features! The Young Adult (YA) Book Club, in its third year of existence, is attracting more readers to the genre, and features author chats as a regular part of its discussion groups.

University of Dubuque Receives President’s Honor Roll Award for Service

Mar 22, 2013
The University of Dubuque has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Renowned Speaker on Human Trafficking to Present at the University of Dubuque

Mar 22, 2013
On Thursday, April 4, Jesse Bach, executive director of The Imagine Foundation, will speak on the topic of human rights violations, and how this modern-day slavery can be stopped. His lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Blades Chapel on the University of Dubuque campus.

UD Fine and Performing Arts Department to Present A Midsummer Night's Dream

Apr 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Fine and Performing Arts Department and the UD Drama Club proudly present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The show begins each evening April 25, 26, and 27 at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances April 27 and 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Babka Theatre in the University's new Heritage Center.

UD Slates Inaugural Exhibit for Heritage Center's Bisignano Art Gallery

Apr 16, 2013
With the opening of the University of Dubuque's new Heritage Center comes the campus' first dedicated gallery space, the Charles and Elizabeth Bisignano Art Gallery. The gallery's inaugural exhibit, opening April 15, 2013, will feature Mauricio Lasansky's Great Thinker Series.

Teacher Education Program Receives Continued Accreditation

Apr 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Teacher Education Program has received formal approval of continued accreditation by the Iowa Board of Education. The board made the approval at their March 28, 2013 meeting in Des Moines.

University of Dubuque Music Faculty Member, Dr. Charles Barland, Invited to Perform Organ Recitals in Europe and U.S.

Apr 16, 2013
University of Dubuque music professor and University Organist, Dr. Charles Barland, is currently engaged in a year of performances that span from California to the United Kingdom. A member of the University of Dubuque's faculty since 2002, Dr. Barland was recently invited to perform solo organ recitals in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Iowa, and California.

UD Bestows Honors

Apr 23, 2013
Today, the University of Dubuque bestowed high student, faculty, and staff honors upon four individuals and one student organization at the 2013 Honors Convocation at Heritage Center. The University Leadership Award, Student of the Year Award, Senior Academic Athletic Award, Student Organization of the Year Award, Faculty of the Year Award, and Staff of the Year Award, were announced at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Alumni Makes $10 Million Gift to University of Dubuque

May 9, 2013
President Jeffrey F. Bullock today announced a $10 million gift to the University of Dubuque. The multi-million dollar estate gift, designated for student scholarships and the endowment of Heritage Center was made by a university alumni couple who prefer to remain anonymous.

2013 Chlapaty Fellows Selected

May 9, 2013
Fourteen University of Dubuque students have been designated as Joseph and Linda Chlapaty Fellows for 2013. Selected by a faculty committee, the students will carry out their Fellowship projects the summer of 2013.

University of Dubuque Inducts Two Members to Faculty Hall of Fame

May 29, 2013
The University of Dubuque inducted two new members into its Faculty Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Paul Jensen, associate professor of philosophy and religion, was recognized with the John Knox Coit Prize, and Leicester Longden, associate professor of evangelism and discipleship, was recognized with the William L. Lomax Award.

Professor Gary Neal Hansen Receives CRT’s “Devotional Book of the Year” Award

Jun 5, 2013
The British organization Christian Resources Together announced that they have honored Kneeling with Giants: Learning to Pray with History’s Best Teachers by Gary Neal Hansen (InterVarsity Press, 2012) with their award for “Devotional Book of the Year.” Hansen is associate professor of church history at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

University of Dubuque Announces Live at Heritage Center Inaugural Season

Jul 18, 2013
The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the launch of its newest performing arts initiative, Live at Heritage Center. This new performing arts series features nine professional guest artist performances selected from today’s international touring circuit. The season debuts with Doc Severinsen, of Tonight Show fame, on Saturday, September 21. The series includes two performances specifically tailored to family audiences with young children, and a bonus event, Christmas at Heritage Center - the University’s newest annual holiday celebration. All 2013-2014 Live at Heritage Center performances occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons.

UD Expands LIFE Accelerated Adult Degree Program to Cedar Rapids

Jul 18, 2013
The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the expansion of its accelerated adult degree program – LIFE (Learning Institute for Fulfillment and Engagement) – in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The University’s LIFE program offers accelerated baccalaureate and master’s degree programs for adult learners.

University of Dubuque Heritage Center To Host Public Open House

Jul 25, 2013
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s new performing arts, worship, and campus center, will host a public open house on Wednesday, August 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature live entertainment, building tours, complimentary refreshments, door prizes, and an early opportunity to purchase individual event tickets. Brochures will also be distributed featuring the University’s inaugural 2013-2014 Live at Heritage Center performing arts season.

Homecoming 2013: Come Home to the Arts

Aug 15, 2013
University of Dubuque alumni/ae will return to campus for the 160th Homecoming Celebration, October 10th thru 13th. The 2013 celebration centers around the opening of the beautiful Heritage Center, the newest addition to the UD campus. Spartan Nation is encouraged to "Come Home to the Arts."

Ripley Smith to Speak at Wendt Center for Character Education Fall Lecture

Oct 2, 2013
On Monday, October 14, the University of Dubuque’s Wendt Center for Character Education’s will host a lecture by professor and activist, L. Ripley Smith (C’97). The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. The event is free and open to the public.

University of Dubuque Celebrates Homecoming 2013

Oct 2, 2013
University of Dubuque alumni/ae will return to campus for the University’s 160th Homecoming Celebration, October 10 - 13, 2013. Spartan Nation – Come Home to the Arts is the theme for this year’s gathering of alumni/ae and families.

University of Dubuque to Dedicate Heritage Center

Oct 2, 2013
On Sunday morning, October 13, the University of Dubuque will officially dedicate the new Heritage Center. The Festival Worship Service and Dedication of Heritage Center will begin at 11:00 a.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall of Heritage Center.

Live at Heritage Center presents Preeminent Folk Music Group, Ensemble Galilei

Oct 2, 2013
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s new performing arts, worship, and campus center, continues its inaugural Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Ensemble Galilei: First Person Seeing America on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. Captivating narration by professional actors Lily Knight and Adrian LaTourelle combine with iconic images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the evocative music of Ensemble Galilei to create a powerful performance.

University of Dubuque Heritage Center Announces SchoolBus Performance Series

Oct 17, 2013
The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the launch of its newest performing arts initiative, Live at Heritage Center SchoolBus Performance Series. Beginning Winter 2014, this annual series will provide learning opportunities for K-8 students throughout the entire tri-state area.

UD to Host Streamlines Conference

Oct 21, 2013
On Saturday, November 9, The University of Dubuque will host the sixth annual Streamlines: An Undergraduate Conference Celebrating Language, Literature, and Writing. The event will be held in the new Heritage Center on the University of Dubuque campus. Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, will deliver this year’s keynote address, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Butler Hall. The keynote address will be free and open to the public for the first time in Streamlines history.

UD DNAS Department to Present Seminar

Oct 22, 2013
UD DNAS Department Seminar Series Presents: “A Tale of Cold Blood: Changes in the Clotting Properties of Blood in Hibernating Amphibians and Reptiles”


UD DNAS Department to Present Seminar

Oct 22, 2013
UD DNAS Department Seminar Series Presents: “A Tale of Cold Blood: Changes in the Clotting Properties of Blood in Hibernating Amphibians and Reptiles”


Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Executive, William Testa, to Speak at UD

Oct 22, 2013
On Wednesday, November 6, the University of Dubuque will host Dr. William Testa of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for a public lecture titled The Midwest Economy: Past and Future. Testa’s presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Charles and Romona Myers Center Auditorium (Room 146), and is free and open to the public.

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.

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.

UD Mediation Team Nationally Ranked

Nov 19, 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 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 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 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.

UD Earns Alliant Energy Rebate for Heritage Center Energy Conservation Strategies

Dec 11, 2013
The University of Dubuque was recently presented with a rebate check in the amount of $318,347 from Alliant Energy. The check reflects the energy efficiency strategies incorporated in the design and construction of Heritage Center.

Live at Heritage Center presents The King’s Singers: The Great American Songbook

Dec 19, 2013
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s new performing arts, worship, and campus center, continues its inaugural Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with The King’s Singers: The Great American Songbook on Monday, February 3, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. One of the world’s most celebrated a cappella vocal ensembles, this special program from The King’s Singers will include the music of Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, as well as feature some of America’s best known spirituals.

Shaffer Honored As Jerry Petitgoue Coaches Award Honoree

Jan 3, 2014
The University of Dubuque recently honored the 2013-14 recipient of the Jerry Petitgoue Coaches Award to Clay Shaffer. This annual award was recently named in honor of Wisconsin Hall of Fame coach Jerry Petitgoue, long-time boys basketball coach at Cuba City, Wis. Petitgoue is the winningest coach in the state of Wisconsin history with 846 wins.

University of Dubuque Fine and Performing Arts Department to Present Dinner à la Morte: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Jan 8, 2014
University of Dubuque theatre students will present Dinner à la Morte, a murder mystery dinner theatre production, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the University’s Babka Black Box Theatre, located in Heritage Center. The production will be directed by adjunct professor Molly Hoefflin, of Die Laughing Players, an expert in interactive theatre in Dubuque.

Dubuque High School Juried Art Show at the University of Dubuque

Jan 9, 2014
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.

University Program Council presents Homefree

Jan 9, 2014
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.

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

Jan 21, 2014
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.

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

Jan 21, 2014
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.

UD to Hold First Annual Adrian Choral Festival

Jan 22, 2014
On Monday, February 3, the University of Dubuque will host the first annual Adrian Choral Festival. The festival will feature the world-renowned King’s Singers in a master class with area high school students and the UD Concert Choir, followed by a performance in Heritage Center’s stunning John and Alice Butler Hall.

African Heritage Week 2014

Jan 24, 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.

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

Jan 27, 2014
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).

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

Jan 29, 2014
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.

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

Feb 6, 2014
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).

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

Feb 20, 2014
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.

UD Sponsors Charity Fashion Show

Feb 20, 2014
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.

Live at Heritage Center presents Soweto Gospel Choir

Feb 20, 2014
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.

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

Feb 20, 2014
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.

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

Feb 21, 2014
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.

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

Feb 21, 2014
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.

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

Feb 26, 2014
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.

San Jose Taiko

Mar 6, 2014
Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, concludes its inaugural Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with San Jose Taiko on Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, San Jose Taiko performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko drums as they strive to create new dimensions in Asian American movement and music.

Speaker on Human Trafficking to Present at the University of Dubuque

Mar 24, 2014
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.

Sol & Paul: A One-Act Play

Mar 25, 2014
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.

UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Spring into the Arts Performance Series

Apr 2, 2014
The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present a spring performance series entitled Spring into the Arts. The series will include performances from University ensembles such as the UD Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Gospel Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Ensemble Theatre Company, UD Dance Company, and more. Over one hundred UD students are involved in the department and its ensembles and performances, performing everything from instrumental jazz, classical choral pieces, new musical theatre, and comic operas. For more information on the fine and performing arts at UD, visit www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts.

Pictures, Literally, at an Exhibition

Apr 2, 2014
From April 12 – 14, students from the University of Dubuque’s computer graphics program will exhibit their visual interpretations of Mussorgsky’s orchestral Pictures at an Exhibition at Heritage Center’s Bisignano Art Gallery. The exhibit, titled Pictures, Literally, at an Exhibition, opens at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 in conjunction with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Mussorgsky performance at 7:30 p.m. in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall.

UD to Participate in Dubuque Family STEM Festival

Apr 3, 2014
On Saturday, April 12, the University of Dubuque will participate in the second annual Dubuque Area Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Festival. Students and professors from UD’s aviation, science, education, computer information systems, and mathematics departments will present engaging activities for festival participants.

University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts and Drama Club to present Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance

Apr 7, 2014
University of Dubuque music and theatre students will present The Pirates of Penzance, a comic opera written by Gilbert and Sullivan on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. The production will be directed by University of Dubuque’s Director of Theatre Arts, Amy Ressler.

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.