Approximately 900 students will be showing up on campus on January 8th to attend one of 60 JTerm (January Term) classes. This is the third year the University of Dubuque (UD) has hosted this special term. Conceived as a necessary requirement for preparing graduates for real world experiences, JTerm has become a popular semester among students and faculty alike.
Greek Life Lindsey Konken Director of Student Activities and Advisor of the Greek Council
Was that young lady wearing an owl on her back? What's in that suitcase that that young man has to carry around all week? What's with all the singing around the Belltower? Are they "ice skating"?
Early in the spring semester, there is no shortage of strange activity happening around campus. But if you are Greek, you certainly know some of these traditions and many others. For 100 years, fraternities and sororities have impacted the lives of countless students through age-old traditions handed down from generations of active members before them. To non-Greeks, it all may seem a little silly, but to Greeks past and present, traditions are sacred.
International Students at UD Phyllis Garfield, Director of International Studies
He is excited to see his first snow. She misses her pet dog. They came because older brothers and sisters attended UD. He's back in school after working in business for several years. English isn't her second language....it's her fourth. They came to play soccer....or tennis....or football.
These students could be any students at UD. But these are just a few of our current group of international students. For the Fall 2012 academic term, we welcomed 58 students from 19 countries who are attending UD with international student visas.
What BLUE Can Do For You Ben Snyder, C'05 & MAC'11 Assistant Director for Annual Giving
The University of Dubuque Alumni Website has had a facelift and is showing its true colors, Blue and White. The website, located at alumni.dbq.edu has been Classed up with our revamped Class Agent Program. We are working hard to make sure you are staying in the loop with UD and your classmates.
Never be "Blue" again by discovering:
News regarding the activities of people from your class
Information about Class specific events (like Reunions!)
How your class is making an impact on current students through the UD Annual Fund.
Share Your UD Love Story David Moore, C'05 Director for Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Many of us who graduated from the University of Dubuque, whether enrolled in the College, Seminary, or Graduate program, left UD with more than "just an education". Our studies were the main reason we decided to pursue an education, which goes with out saying, but we ended up coming away with so much more - lifelong relationships.
For many of us, our fellow Spartans (roommates, sorority sisters, fraternity brothers, etc...) were best man/maid of honor in our wedding, Godparents to our children, unpaid volunteer movers into our first home. How many of you used Campus as the backdrop for your wedding photos? I see it all the time on Facebook!
Campus Ministry Reverend Jim Gunn, Edwin B. Lindsay Undergraduate Campus Chaplain
It shouldn't surprise us that the big questions we asked when we were in college are being asked by today's students at UD. But for incoming freshmen at the start of each year, some questions seem just a little more urgent. "Will I find friends?" "Am I going to fit in here?" For that reason, Campus Ministry hit the ground running on move-in day, trying to meet as many new students as possible as soon as we can. We believe that God wants every student to experience what God offers us as our Savior. And to help convey that very message, we eagerly brought Ben Glenn to campus for New Student Orientation.
Thursday, February 21st through Saturday, February 23rd 7:30 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.
Following the end of the Civil
War, many former slaves, anxious to leave the South and the increasing
disappointments and dangers of Reconstruction, took advantage of The Homestead
Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. Many of
these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their
own land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding
Set in 1898, FLYIN' WEST is the story of some of these
African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town
of Nicodemus, Kansas.
The Office for Alumni Relations is looking for new candidates for our alumni awards.
Are you aware of an alum who is doing remarkable things in their profession?
Do you remember an athlete on campus who was an All-American? Do you know of a pastor doing amazing things in ministry? Is there a past faculty member who really made an impact on your life?
We need nominations for the Manning Award, Alumnus of Distinction, Professional Achievement, Award of Merit, UD Volunteer Award, Service to Community Award, Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award and our Athletic Hall of Fame.