The Heritage Center's Opening Performances Heritage Center's Main Performance Hall: Save the Dates!
The Main Hall of Heritage Center
is gearing up for its campus debut by playing host to three major performances
in early May. These presentations mark the historic occasion of the Grand
Opening of Heritage Center. Tickets for the following performances will be available after Monday, April 1st when the Heritage Center officially opens.
Click on the link below to see
the list of performances!
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Annual Fund Update
David Dendy, VP for Philanthropy
The Annual Fund is that fund
which offers scholarship support for students, enriches current and future
programs for students and scholarly disciplines.
Without your financial support
the services that the Annual Fund bolsters suffers.
to make a gift online and make a difference today!
Our fiscal year ends on
May 31, 2013. That is only 92 days away!
As of 2/28/13 our Annual Fund
has contributions totaling $580,146.63.
This represents 7.9% of our
Alumni participating in the Annual Fund.
Our twofold financial goal for
the Annual fund is $1,000,000 with 15% of the UD Alumni participating.
As you can tell we have a
daunting task before us.
I do believe that Spartan Nation
is up to the task to reach this Summit of Support.
help us get there this year?
Philanthropy Week at UD Ben Snyder, C'05 & MAC'11 Assistant Director for Annual Giving
During the week of Valentines
Day the Advancement Office hosted a spring Philanthropy Week. With a theme of
Showing Love for UD roughly 20 students volunteered by helping to educate
other students about the idea of philanthropy at UD, why it matters and how the
UD community gives back. Students had the opportunity to sign a large
thank you note to the local business community, UD staff and alumni for
everything they do. Students also had the opportunity to go on video and say
how they are paying it forward by volunteering on campus and off.
Finally, the volunteers helped organize a fundraiser that benefited general
scholarship assistance through the Annual Fund. Tuition only covers a portion
of the educational cost and students took their chance to pay it forward.
The local business community, friends of UD, staff and faculty and Alumni all
give time, talent and financial contributions to help students.
Wendt Lectures Annalee Ward, Director of Wendt Center
It's a new semester and time for
a new focus for the Wendt Center and the Wendt Scholars'
Program--"Stewardship for Lives of Purpose." We began our academic
year exploring fundamental concepts of our reformed identity, character, and
ethics as we reflected on "Shaping Character for Lives of Purpose."
Now we turn to applications of
those concepts. Focusing on being better stewards with our money, vocations,
and the environment, we will hear from faculty and community members as well as
two featured Wendt lectures.
Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving President Jeffrey Bullock Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
As all of us are well aware, our
University community has been beset by a significant number of deaths over the
course of this past year. As a community, we have lost students,
colleagues, members of our Board of Trustees, and alums who have all been an
important part in our life together.
On the occasion of our colleague
Susan Smith's death, and in response to requests from many of you, Peter Smith
and I, as well as other members of our staff, have been led to wonder if now
might be a very appropriate time to begin a new tradition on our campus; that
is, an annual "Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving."
Planned Giving - Charitable Gift Annuity Kara Leglar-Murphy,
MBA'09 Director of Donor
Charitable Gift Annuities - A
Great Way to Give
We all love to give, but to give and receive at
the same time can be even better. If you're thinking of making a significant
gift to the University now or through your estate, why not choose a gift that
gives you income during your retirement years?
Presbyterian Outlook Gary Neal Hansen, Assistant Professor of Church History
to know the new translation of the
The publicity about summer's
General Assembly was primarily about what it decided not to do - there was no
redefinition of marriage, and no divestment.
Many may not have noticed that
GA actually did do one very important thing: It gave initial approval to
placing a new translation of the Heidelberg Catechism in our Book of
Confessions. It went through committee and the floor with a minimum of
controversy. Now that lack of controversy may mean it will move through the
next stage of the process without a hiccup. My own presbytery voted to approve
it last Saturday.
David Moore, UD Alumni Director and Director of the Annual Fund,
has accepted a position in the Development Office at the Mercy Hospital
Eight years ago as a senior at
UD, David began working in the Advancement Office as an intern. After
graduating in 2005, David was appointed to the full-time position of Assistant
Director of Alumni Relations. Two years ago his responsibilities expanded
to include service as full-time Alumni Director and Director of
the Annual Fund.
We wish David and his family well in this new endeavor. We know with great pride that David bleeds Spartan Blue, and you can still find him waving the banner of Spartan Pride at UD events.
In typical David Moore fashion, David is counting on your
attendance at this year's Homecoming! (October 10-13).
UD Men's Basketball Conference Champions
The University of Dubuque
men's basketball captured it's first Iowa Conference Tournament Championship on
Sunday, Feb. 24 in front of the largest crowd the Spartans have played in front
of in the Stoltz Sports Center since its renovation. UD trailed by six points
to the Wartburg College Knights in the opening half 27-33. The Spartans turned
the scoring on, and out scored the Knights in the second half 46-27 to capture
the contest 73-60.
University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team's run towards an Iowa Conference
Tournament Championship came to an end on Sunday night with a 79-68 loss at #12
Simpson College (25-2). Senior Mollie Whiting (Woodstock, Ill./Woodstock)
set school records for points in a season (667) and points in a career (1737).
As a team, UD also set a new school record with 340 steals. UD finishes the
2012-13 season with a 20-8 record.