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December 2013 Issue

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End of Year Giving Options

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is upon us. The celebration of Christ's birth is a time of joy. We have the opportunity to visit with friends and family, receive gifts, and give gifts. As you do your Christmas shopping and list-making for loved ones, remember that making charitable gifts to the University of Dubuque in their honor can be a joyous experience that also offers you tax benefits. In addition to honoring your loved one, you can make an impact on the lives of University of Dubuque students by making a gift by December 31st. Click here to read more.  

For more information about planned giving, check out our new website


Thank You for Believing

Alumni Helping to Revive Greek Organization

With the leadership of several alumni and current students, the Phi-O's, a Greek fraternity, have been reinstated on campus at the University of Dubuque.A small group of dedicated alums expressed interest to the Advancement Office about reinstating.  Phi-O Sean Kessel (C'09) volunteered to lead the reinstating process and has been successful in his efforts.  Kessel worked closely with the Student Activities Office to get the organization recognized on campus again. Click here to read more


Highlights from the Quad 

Mackenzie Hadler (C'16) Named All American in Mediation Competition

Mackenzie Hadler (C'16) didn't come to the University of Dubuque for the mediation team, but it is something that has become an important part of her life.  Click here to read more

UD's Schmidt Named AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year

University of Dubuque defensive coordinator Mike Schmidt was recently announced as a winner of the American Football Coaches Association's 2013 Assistant Coach of the Year award.  Each year, one assistant coach from the five divisions of college football is selected for their dedication to their teams and communities.  Coach Schmidt is a deserving winner for his attitude and commitment to the Spartan team. Click here to read more


UD Holiday Traditions from the Archives

As we head into the holiday season and celebrate a new tradition on campus, Christmas at Heritage Center, I would like to highlight a few photographs and other artifacts from the Archives that highlight the traditions at UD. Click here to read (and see) more


Wendt Center Update

Overwhelmed by a deep sense of appreciation.  Aware of our dependence on God.  Profoundly awed.  What does gratitude mean to you?  During the week of November 11, the University of Dubuque Wendt Character Scholars celebrated Gratitude Week providing opportunities for others on campus to join them in thanking people who can often be overlooked. Click here to read more



Seminary Update

The campus is alive with students after Thanksgiving break and we find ourselves heading down the homestretch of the semester.  Even as students and faculty work to finish this semester well, we are making preparations for next semester and next school year. In January, the distance and residential M.Div. and M.A.M.C. students join on campus for the January intensive. In engaging classes, joyful worship, and Christian fellowship, we will pursue our mission to form God's people for servant leadership in ministry and mission. Click here to read more


Establishment of a Veterans Center at UD

The University's commitment to our Nation's service-members and veterans dates to World War II with the Navy's V5/V12 programs, continuing to the present day with a vibrant Army ROTC Eagle Detachment, and a budding veteran support group for those studying on campus. Also, the University employs faculty and staff who are veterans of all military branches serving across the campus community. Click here to read more


Heritage Center Update

Looking for a Christmas gift for a loved one?  Consider an event at Heritage Center! 2014 has a great line up, including the events below! Online ticketing fees will be waived from Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3 as the box office will be closed during this time.



Advancement Office Visits Eureka College

Staff members of the University of Dubuque Advancement team spent a few days visiting Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. UD development and alumni staff spent two days sharing best practices regarding philanthropy and alumni engagement efforts.  Click here to read more



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