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News Archives: January, 2014

Spartans Remain Perfect at 11-0

Jan 3, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team capped off a perfect non-conference season after winning on Friday night over the Bethany Lutheran College Vikings by a 83-71 victory. The Spartans will enter Iowa Conference play on Wednesday, January 8 against the Wartburg College Knights with a perfect, unbeaten 11-0 record for head coach Robbie Sieverding.

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 Chicago Duals

Jan 4, 2014
Spartans open 2014 with three dual team victories at the University of Chicago duals. Spartans capture win over #18-ranked St. John's University (MN)in final dual of afternoon.

2013-14 Awards & Honors / Student-Athlete of the Month

Jan 6, 2014
University of Dubuque Athletics Awards and Honors for the 2013-14 school year.

Women's Soccer Honored with NSCAA Team Ethics Award & IIAC Fair Play Award

Jan 6, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team has been awarded the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Ethics Award. The Spartans earned the Silver Award for receiving no red cards and no more than five yellow cards accumulated during the season. UD was also announced as the Iowa Conference (IIAC) Fair Play Award winner for the 2013 season along with Wartburg.

Spartans Win Re-match of Last Season's IIAC Tournament Final

Jan 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball IIAC opener lived up to what everyone was anticipating. The last time the Spartans and Knights played was in the 2013 IIAC Tournament Championship. Tonight's contest lived up to the billing with both teams largest lead being by six points or less. The pair of teams swapped the lead 18 times and the game was tied another 10 teams before the Spartans won 67-63. UD moved to 12-0 overall and 1-0 in IIAC action.

Spartans Take Iowa Conference Opener vs. Wartburg

Jan 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team held on late to win its Iowa Conference (IIAC) opener on Wednesday night in Stoltz Sports Center. The Spartans led by as many as 18 points in the second half in the 61-59 victory against the Knights of Wartburg College. UD held Wartburg to 26.6% shooting from the field.

UD Lacrosse Set to Join CCIW in 2014-15

Jan 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's and Women's Lacrosse teams have been announced as the newest members of the College Conferences of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW). The Spartans will be associate members of the league beginning in 2014-15.

UD Lacrosse Set to Join CCIW in 2015

Jan 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's and Women's Lacrosse teams have been announced as the newest members of the College Conferences of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW). The Spartans will be associate members of the league beginning in 2014-15.

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.

Weather Forces Changes in UD Softball Camps on Jan. 11

Jan 9, 2014
The University of Dubuque softball team will be hosting their annual softball camps for grades 9-12 in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center on Jan. 11 have some changes due to the inclement weather in the area. This week's changes are: Pitching session has been cancelled for January 11, Hitting Session will be from: 10-11:30, and Defensive Session will be from: 11:30-1:00

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.

Spartans Track Starts Strong at Wartburg Relays

Jan 10, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Track and Field team opened the 2014 season at the Wartburg Relays on Friday night. The Spartans took Second Place (of 5 teams) with a total of 110 points. UD won five events with Rick Valcin setting a school record in the Pole Vault at 4.70m/15' 4". The Dubuque women finished in Second Place with 94 points.

UD Women's Track Place 2nd at Wartburg Relays

Jan 10, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track and Field team opened the 2014 season at the Wartburg Relays on Friday night. The Spartans took second place (of 5 teams) with a total of 94 points. UD won four events while setting a school record in the 1,600M Sprint Medley. The Spartan men also finished in second place with 110 points.

Spartans Rally from Behind to Beat the Dutch

Jan 11, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball faced a tough opponent on their home court and rallied from a nine point halftime deficit to defeat the Central College Dutch 74-67. The win maintained the Spartans unbeaten record which now stands at 13-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.

Spartans Pick-up Hard Earned Road Win

Jan 11, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team picked-up a hard earned road victory on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans used a balanced scoring attack to win 53-52 against Central College. Jessica Goetz led UD with 10 points five rebounds, four steals, and three assists. Dubuque is now 9-4 overall and 2-0 in the Iowa Conference.

Norris Named IIAC Performer of the Week for Third Time

Jan 13, 2014
University of Dubuque sophomore Andre Norris (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central) was named IIAC Men’s Basketball Performer of the Week for the third time this season. Norris averaged 22.0 points per game as UD improved to 13-0 on year and 2-0 in the Iowa Conference. The Spartans are one of seven undefeated teams remaining in Division-III and 1 of 18 in the NCAA All-Divisions.

Spartans Remain Only Unbeaten Basketball Team in Iowa

Jan 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team remains the only unbeaten basketball team among Iowa colleges and are one of just 18 men's teams in all divisions to have not suffered a loss in the 2013-14 season. The Spartans are one of seven colleges in NCAA Division III to remain with a perfect basketball record and improved to 14-0 overall and 3-0 in the IIAC after posting a 79-69 victory on Wednesday night over the Luther College Norse.

Spartans Sit Atop the IIAC at 3-0

Jan 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team remained atop of the Iowa Conference standing with a victory at home on Wednesday night. The Spartans 66-60 win against Luther moves their record to 3-0 in league play. UD was led by Emily Brinker with 14 points including seven in the final four minutes of the game. Dubuque is now 10-4 overall and 5-1 on Jon Davison Court this season.

Hanus Named Duane Schroeder IIAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Jan 15, 2014
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today that former University of Dubuque football player Wyatt Hanus has been named the Duane Schroeder IIAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2012-2013 academic year.

#28-ranked Spartans Battle #3-ranked UW-Whitewater in Wrestling

Jan 16, 2014
The #28-ranked University of Dubuque wrestling team battled a road tested #3-ranked UW-Whitewater Warhawks and came up short, losing 41-0 on senior night in Stoltz Sports Center.

Spartans Set to Host Solomon W. Butler Classic

Jan 17, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track and Field program is set to host the 2014 Sol Butler Classic on Saturday, January 18th inside the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center on the A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track. Teams scheduled to complete against the Spartans are: Augustana, Coe, Cornell, Loras, and Monmouth. Field events begin at 10:00 am with Track events starting at 11:00 am.

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary Announces Online Continuing Education for Clergy

Jan 17, 2014
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.

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary Announces 2014 Doctor of Ministry Cohort

Jan 17, 2014
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.

Wheaton College Duals Results

Jan 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque #28-ranked wrestling team finished the Wheaton Duals with a 2-1 record. The Spartans improved to 6-5 overall.

Spartans Off to Best Start Ever 15-0!

Jan 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team is off to it's best start in school history with a 15-0 record and a perfect 4-0 record in league play. Saturday's match-up of unbeatens in Iowa Conference play with Buena Vista University and UD entered the contest both with 3-0 records. The Spartans faced a strong test in the Beavers and the game swapped leads 13 times and was tied another nine times with neither team leading by more than a handful of points. UD took the lead with 11 seconds remaining on a lay-up and foul 65-63. The Beavers had an open three for the win, but it fell short and the long rebound landed in the hands of the Spartans to remain unblemished with the 65-63 victory.

Spartans Remain Perfect in IIAC Action

Jan 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team continued its strong start to the Iowa Conference season with a 26 point victory on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans 91-65 victory against Buena Vista University was their seventh straight IIAC regular season victory. Stephany Remakel finished the game with 12 points on six of seven shooting while also pulling down four rebounds and blocking two shots.

Breimon and Herbig Set School Records at Sol Butler Classic

Jan 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track and Field team set a pair of school records at the 2014 Sol Butler Classic. The Spartans also picked up an individual win and relay victory on Saturday on the A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track inside Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center. The UD women finished third of six teams.

Zurbuchen Wins 55m Hurdles at Sol Butler Classic

Jan 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Track and Field team put together a strong performance in the field events with 43 total points coming in the six field events. Senior Evan Zurbuchen won the 55m Hurdles for the lone UD men's victory. The Dubuque men finished in fourth place of six teams with 85 points.

UD Hurdlers Named IIAC Performers of the Week

Jan 20, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field program swept the Iowa Conference Track & Field (Track) Performer of the Week awards with Evan Zurbuchen and Taylor Cary earning the honor. Zurbuchen and Cary each won the 55m Hurdles at the Sol Butler Classic. Men's Basketball player Andre Norris was named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week/Men's Basketball Performer of the Week.

IIAC Athlete of the Week Honors for Norris

Jan 20, 2014
The University of Dubuque forward Andre Norris was named IIAC Athlete of the Week. Norris was also named Men's Basketball Performer of the Week for the fourth time this season. Norris averaged 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as UD improved to 15-0. The Spartans are one of five undefeated teams remaining in Division-III.

Spartans Ranked 25th by D3hoops

Jan 21, 2014
After six weeks of receiving votes, the University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team has jumped into the national rankings at #25 in the D3hoops.com Top 25. The 15-0 Spartans are one of five undefeated teams remaining in Division-III. UD has used a balanced scoring attack with four individuals averaging double digit points per game to rank 33rd in D-III in scoring offense at 83.3 points per game.

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.

Spartans Fall on the Road

Jan 22, 2014
The scoreboard did not tell the entire story for the University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team on Wednesday night. Despite an eight point loss, UD was within one as late as the four minute mark of the second half while the game also featured nine lead changes and 13 tied game situations. The Spartans 85-77 loss to Coe was their first of the conference season.

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.

Sweet 16-0 for #25-ranked Spartan Men's Basketball

Jan 23, 2014
The #25-ranked University of Dubuque men's basketball team earned a hard fought road victory on Wednesday night, beating the host Coe College Kohawks in Eby Fieldhouse by a 66-56 score. The Spartans never trailed in their 16th win of the season and improved to 5-0 in the IIAC.

Simmons Named Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Jan 24, 2014
The University of Dubuque has named Tyler Simmons as Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Simmons has been part of the Spartans football staff for three seasons and first as a graduate assistant. Simmons served as the linebackers coach in 2013 after being an assistant linebacker coach the previous two seasons.

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.

Iowa Conference Duals Hosted by Buena Vista

Jan 25, 2014
The #28-ranked Spartans finished 2-1 in dual meets at one half of the Iowa Conference Duals hosted by Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. UD edged out Central College 23-15 in the first round. UD beat the host Beavers in the second round by a 24-18 score and lost to the #1-ranked Wartburg in the third round 0-43.

Spartans Suffer First Loss

Jan 25, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday by a 66-76 score to the Loras College Duhawks.

Spartans Drop Rivalry Game

Jan 25, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team dropped the first of two rivalry games against crosstown foe Loras College. The Spartans 72-64 road loss on Saturday afternoon was their second straight loss. Down 11 at halftime, UD outscored the Duhawks 38-35 in the second half. Jenna Kotas was the leading scorer for UD with 19 points. Dubuque is now 11-6 overall and sits in third place in the Iowa Conference at 4-2.

Valcin Vaults to Top of Division III

Jan 25, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field team was busy competing in two meets over the weekend. The Spartans began the weekend with a Friday night meet at the Prairie Wolf Invitational at Nebraska Wesleyan, home of the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. UD then competed in the Monmouth Midwest Invitational on Saturday. Rick Valcin vaulted his way to the top of the D-III performance list on Friday night with a final clearance heigth of 4.95m (16' 2.75") in the pole vault.

Spartans Pull Double Duty on the Track

Jan 25, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team was busy competing in two meets over the weekend. The Spartans spent Friday at the Prairie Wolf Invitational, home of the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. UD then competed on Saturday at the Monmouth Midwest Invitational. Taylor Cary broke her own school record in the 60m Hurdles.

Valcin Chosen IIAC Performer of the Week

Jan 27, 2014
University of Dubuque pole vaulter Rick Valcin was named IIAC Men's Indoor Track & Field (Field) Performer of the Week. Valcin vaulted himself into the number one spot on the Division-III performance list in the pole vault by clearing 4.95m (16' 2.75") at the Prairie Wolf Indoor Invitational at Nebraska Wesleyan. The junior vaulter broke his own school record by 9.75" at Nebraska Wesleyan, home of the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships.

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).

UD Basketball - LIVE on KCRG 9.2

Jan 28, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's and Women's Basketball doubleheader against Simpson College will air LIVE on KCRG 9.2 on Wednesday, January 29th. The games are a part of an ongoing agreement between the Iowa Conference (IIAC) and the Cedar Rapids Television Company (CRTC) to televise IIAC games live. KCRG 9.2 is a digital subchannel of KCRG-TV9, the ABC affiliate in Eastern Iowa which is owned by CRTC. The women's game tips off at 6:00 pm with the men to follow.

Spartans Capture "Live" Victory

Jan 29, 2014
The University of Dubuque men's basketball team's fans showed up in full force on Wednesday evening as KCRG 9.2 were on hand to showcase the game live in the tri-states. The near capacity crowd witnessed a very exciting NCAA Division III contest with the Spartans taking the win 76-66 over the Simpson College Storm.

Spartans Lose at the Buzzer

Jan 29, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team put on quite the show on Wednesday night in front of the nearly sellout crowd and the viewers at home watching live on KCRG 9.2. The Spartans led throughout the game before a jumper by Simpson at the buzzer made the score 55-54. In her first start of the year, Meggie Schmidt scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Dubuque is 11-7 overall and tied for fourth in the Iowa Conference at 4-3.

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.

Spartans Face #18 Cornell in Wrestling

Jan 31, 2014
The University of Dubuque wrestling team took an early lead over the #18-ranked Cornell College Rams on Friday night, but the host Rams captured the final four matches to claim the dual 24-14 over the Spartans. UD falls to 8-7 overall in dual meets. The Spartans continue their conference season on Saturday, Feb. 1 with a dual at Simpson College at 1:00 p.m.