that this update finds all of you well, enjoying some time with your family and
friends, and looking forward to the beginning of a new academic year. As some of you may be aware, we are in the
midst of the most severe drought since 1936.
Nearly half of the counties in our state have been declared disaster
areas. We continue to pray for all of
those who earn their living from the land, for those who have endured this
unprecedented heat this summer…and we continue to pray for rain and cooler
temperatures. I continue to be grateful
for our grounds staff that is making sure that our many young trees, plants and
shrubs are watered with regularity.
New Student Orientation Lindsey Konken, Director of Student Activities
Define your inner Spartan!
There’s a definite buzz around campus these days. Fall is
quickly approaching. Students are registered for classes, they’ve been notified
of their roommates, and they’re already getting acquainted on Facebook and
Twitter. And soon, they will all be back on campus, ready to start a new
chapter of life, as a University of Dubuque student.
Student-Athletes moved in on August 10th and the kick off to the
fall season is almost here! Get ready for football, volleyball, soccer,
cross country, and golf. Click below to watch an interview with Coach Zweifel and Vice President for Philanthropy, David Dendy.
First and foremost, I
congratulate UD for the foresight and vision to build a new Performing Arts and
Campus Center (PACC). Given eroding economic conditions, this project may seem a
bold and risky venture to some. To the contrary, I believe this facility will
position the University very competitively among peer institutions and will
also provide a tremendous vehicle for community outreach.
Chlapaty Science Fellowships Update from Dr. Adam Hoffmann
Flying squirrels, and Orchids, and Thermophilic enzymes! Oh, my!
As the spring academic school year gave way to summer, the
halls of the Science Center were brimming with more excitement than usual. It
wasn’t due to the end of lectures, tests, or homework (well maybe a bit it
was), rather it was caused by the start of the Chlapaty Science Fellowship
Program. This competitive fellowship program, funded by a generous gift from
Joe and Linda Chlapaty, is designed to aid in the
preparation of talented undergraduate students for graduate study.
I write, we have over sixty Master of Divinity and Master of Missional
Christianity distance education students engaged in their August
intensive residency. These bright, eager students are taking such
courses as Missional Christianity, Foundations of Christian Worship, New
Testament Exegesis, and Foundations for Youth and Family Ministry. They
will return home next week and begin online courses in September.
Planned Giving--Leaving Your Legacy A Legacy for a Loved One Will Pass on the Gift of Education
Getting his start in education at the University of Dubuque, Arnold Lindaman '59 has passed on his love of learning to his children and grandchildren. Now the scholarship he and his wife, Lois, have endowed in honor of their beloved grandson will help secure an education for future students at his alma mater.