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June 2013 Issue

Happy New Year
David Dendy, VP for Philanthropy

It may say June 1, 2013 on your calendar today but for the University of Dubuque, the proverbial "Ball" has fallen on Times Square and we are off and running in a new fiscal year.

The Alumni Office has several goals for this upcoming year.

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Curtain Rises on Heritage Center
May 11, 2013
Megan Gloss, TH Writer

It was a black tie affair -- complete with tuxes, tails and evening gowns -- Saturday night as the University of Dubuque welcomed patrons to experience opening night at Heritage Center, the university's new fine and performing arts, worship and campus center.

About 800 people filled the 1,000-seat John and Alice Butler Hall to delight in the combined efforts of the Dubuque and the Columbus, Ohio, symphony orchestras.

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UD's 161st Commencement

The University of Dubuque held its 161st Commencement for 450 undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students.

The University of Dubuque conferred degrees on 344 undergraduate and 85 graduate students during its 161st College Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18. Dr. Barbara Reid, assistant professor of nursing and assistant department head delivered the commencement address, titled Now You're Ready.

The University's Seminary conferred degrees on 36 students - 31 residential and distance master of divinity, 2 master of missional Christianity, and 3 doctor of ministry - during the Seminary Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Heritage Center's John and Alice Butler Hall.

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College Commencement


Commencement Address



Undergraduate Baccalaureate



Seminary Baccalaureate

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Seminary Commencement

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Nurse Pinning Ceremony


ROTC Commissioning


2013-14 Live at Heritage Center
Inaugural Performance Season

Mark your calendars. Join us for the debut of this new series and stay turned for ticket sales information. Full 2013-2014 brochures will be available in early July. Subscription series tickets will be available prior to single tickets. To join our mailing list, please email or call the Farber Box Office at 563.585.SHOW. Click link below to see the mainstage performances.

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UD for Kids

UD for Kids is celebrating its 22nd year serving the gifted and talented tri-state area students! Coordinator Cheryl Werner and Assistant Rhonda Dyer are overseeing another record-setting year! Currently, 816 UD Kids are enrolled in classes during June 17-21, June 24-28, and July 8-12 sessions.
New courses for this summer feature the Lasansky Collection in the Heritage Center and drama classes on stage with Amy Ressler! Chef Andy is again cooking up a storm with courses called Sweet Thing, Cookie Crazy, and Build a Better Burger! Dr. Hoffman and a team of his UD students doing summer research projects will lead a class called Science Scholars! The latest aviation course at the airport is called Master of Aviation! This is just a sampling of the courses available at UD this summer.
Be sure to take a peek on campus during UD for Kids!



Chlapaty Fellows . . . Take Two . . . And Action!
Adam Hoffman, Ph.D.
Dorothy Taylor Chair in Chemistry
Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry
Department of Natural and Applied Sciences

April 18th saw the Goldthorp Science Center awash in a flurry of scholarly activity (even more so than usual), as the first annual APEX celebration for undergraduate scholarship was taking place. An amazing amount of hard work from students of all majors was on display and a jovial time was had by all. However on that day the brightest flash bulbs, the reddest carpets, the most A-list academic celebrity cameos, and the wittiest speeches took were saved for the announcement of the 2013 Chlapaty Fellowship recipients.

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Wendt Center Newsletter
Annalee Ward, Director of Wendt Center

The Wendt Center for Character Education reviews the year of programming and activities in their springnewsletter with a timeline, photos and articles.

If you'd like more information, please contact Dr. Annalee Ward, Director of the Wendt Character Initiative at or 563-589-3440.

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Summer School

The Class of 2013 graduated on Saturday, May 18th!

Two days later... on May 20th....

Summer Classes began!!!

The University of Dubuque is operating 24/7/365 in its efforts
to educate, mentor and
transform our students.

There will be two Summer Sessions in the next three months.

Check out this link to see the type of classes our students are taking...



UD Seminary


Service of Remembrance


Honors Convocation


Last Lecture--Sam Deaver


Referring a Student to UD

Do you know an academically talented high school student who may benefit
from and appreciate a University of Dubuque education?

If so, we invite you to complete our online referral form
that we will share with our Admissions department.

UD License Plates

WHAT: University of Dubuque License Plates

WHERE: Iowa Department of Transportation Website

DETAILS: The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the availability UD college license plates, available to all Iowa residents.

Additional information and applications may be obtained online or from your county treasurer's office:

Office of Vehicle Services
Iowa Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 9278
Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9278

Telephone: 515-237-3110


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