As the rising sun marks the beginning of a new day, so too the sound of the bagpipes filling the air of the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Tuesday morning, September 25th, marked the beginning of another new school year for the 160th time.
Click the video link below to watch the entire Opening Convocation.
Danielle Kuboushek, Assistant Director of Student Activities
Spirit boards dripping in Spartan Spirit adorn the Quad. Blue and silver decorations glisten and dance in the wind as they hang from large oak trees across campus. The Belltower dutifully chimes. A UD Blue flag artfully whips in the wind. Cars covered in streamers and banners honk as they crawl through streets, lined with those cheering for the school they love. Leaves crunch under Spartan shoes, making their way to the big game. Encouraging cheers drift from the football field throughout campus. It’s that time of the year when Spartans, new and old, come home and celebrate the traditional Homecoming Activities together.
On Sunday, August 26th, the Alumni office staff, along with some dedicated current students, Alumni, and friends of UD, welcomed our new students with the Second Annual Move In Day.
On a rainy soaked day (one of the very few in Iowa this summer), new students pulled up in their vehicles and their belongings were quickly whisked away to their residence halls as the transition to UD life had begun.
Home Base Shaping Character for Lives of Purpose Annalee Ward, Director of Wendt Center
Campaign ads misrepresent and manipulate truth. Penn State overlooks signs of trouble. Google and Facebook violate privacy. Young professional ghostwrites papers for students. What do these issues have in common? Well perhaps they wouldn't be at issue if we had more people of sound moral character involved. Here at UD, we are committed to challenging and equipping our students to engage the world out of good moral character and a vision for Christ-like community.