Coming off the heels of the Winter Olympics, my sights are already set on the 2016 Summer Olympics. The 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400 Meter dash was asked what his strategy was for arguably the toughest race on the track. I found his answer to be fascinating and profound…continue reading.
Career Services from an Intern's Perspective
Katie Laughlin (C’14) encourages students to take advantage of the UD Advising/Career Center services as much as possible. Laughlin, a senior from Eldridge, IA studying communication and marketing at UD is currently serving as the Center’s student intern. As an intern, Laughlin is learning the details about the multitude of services the Advising/Career Center offers and hopes more students take advantage of the services provided...continue reading.
A Day at the Capitol or A Day on the Hill
Teacher Education students and faculty attended the Iowa Association of College Teacher Educators (IACTE) “Day on the Hill” event in Des Moines, Iowa on February 11th. The purpose of the trip was to support advocacy for Iowa Teacher Education programs. In preparation for the trip, they attended a workshop on campus with Iowa House of Representatives candidate, Abby Finkenauer...continue reading.
Straatmeyer History Display Wins ADDY Award
The Straatmeyer History Display at the University of Dubuque won an ADDY Award on February 22nd. The award was presented by the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). According to the organization, selection is based on a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates each entry. The judging panel this year included Jenna Tietje, Senior Manager, Category Marketing – Beauty, Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN; Ian Simpson, Senior Copywriter, Clarity Coverdale Fury, Minneapolis, MN; and Lance Dietrich, Owner, Lance Dietrich Design, Palmyra, PA...continue reading.
1969 Men's Basketball Team Reuniites in Florida
After 45 years, members of the 1969 men's basketball team gathered to meet with their former coach for a golf and boating retreat in Bonita Springs Florida. This is the fourth year the group has been gathering...continue reading.
Wendt Center Update
Are today’s media so distracting that we’ve lost our empathy for others? Politicians and theologians alike observe that the income gap widens. But recent sociological research identifies another significant and alarming trend: a compassion gap. Studies at the University of Michigan observe that younger generations demonstrate less empathy and compassion than earlier generations. Potential causes may vary, points out Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times. Some point to neurological changes in the brain while some experiments “suggest that affluence may erode compassion.” Others speculate that violent video games desensitize or that Social Media and the constant distractions of technology are contributing factors...continue reading.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The spring semester is moving along swiftly and the seminary community is eagerly anticipating a Reading Week this month. We are engaged in three faculty searches, two accreditation self-studies, and an exciting Visioning Process this spring. God has blessed us richly and we give thanks...continue reading.