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October 14, 2008
University of Dubuque Celebrates Homecoming 2008

University of Dubuque alumni/ae will return to campus for the University's 155th Homecoming celebration, October 14 - 19, 2008. Spartan Pride Worldwide is the theme for this year's gathering of alumni/ae and families.

Highlights of the weekend's activities include:

Tuesday, October 14

9:30 a.m.
Alumni Chapel, Blades Hall
The Reverend Mary Hansen (S'78) will preach the sermon at Alumni Chapel. This is a wonderful opportunity for current students, alumni and friends to worship together, give thanks, and sing God's praise!

6:00 p.m.
Homecoming Women's Volleyball Game (vs. Cornell), Stoltz Sports Center

Wednesday, October 15

5:00 p.m.
Homecoming Women's Soccer Game (vs. Loras), Oyen Soccer Field

7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Men's Soccer Game (vs. Loras), Oyen Soccer Field

Thursday, October 16

9:30 a.m.
Wendt Conference Registration, Myers Center-Steffens Hall

10:30 a.m.
Wendt Panel Sessions (morning)
Topics include: Character Education, Business Ethics, and Leadership & Character.

1:30 p.m.
Wendt Panel Sessions (afternoon)
Topics include: Immigration Issues, Ethics of Athletics, and Character in Public Service.

5:15 p.m.
Heritage Society Reception & Dinner, Dubuque Golf & Country Club

7:30 p.m.
Wendt Keynote Speaker - Mr. Michael Josephson, McCormick Gymnasium

9:00 p.m.
Wendt Reception & Book Signing, Couchman Reading Room, Charles C. Myers Library

Friday, October 17

2:00 p.m.
Homecoming Women's Volleyball Tournament, McCormick Gymnasium
Mississippi River Classic

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Choir Social, Alumni Hall

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Class Reunions & Alumni Social, Midway Hotel

9:00 p.m.
University Pep Rally, Chalmers Field
Spark that Spartan Spirit ! Join students at Chalmers Field in the stands of the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center as they get pumped up for the big football game between the University of Dubuque Spartans and the Cornell College Rams.

Saturday, October 18

8:00 a.m.
Homecoming Women's Volleyball Tournament, McCormick Gymnasium
Mississippi River Classic

9:30 a.m.
Chlapaty Recreation & Wellness Center Dedication

10:00 a.m.
Homecoming Festival, Chlapaty Recreation & Wellness Center
Plan to join us for food, fun, and excitement as we Spark that Spartan Spirit for the big game versus the Cornell Rams. Adding to the atmosphere: inflatables, games, music, giveaways and much more! Bring the whole family for what will be a fantastic time!

1:00 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game (vs. Cornell), Chalmers Field

5:30 p.m.
Homecoming Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Reception & Banquet, Midway Hotel
Join us as we honor our special reunion classes, as well as the following Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame recipients:

2008 Volunteer Recognition Award
Tony Lehmann (MBA'97)

2008 Professional Achievement Award
Kent Hatteberg (C'77)

2008 Service to Community Award
Pauline (Tobiason) Antons (C'48)

2008 Alumnus of Distinction Award
William "Bill" Svrluga (C'66)

2008 Herbert E. Manning, Jr. Distinctive Service Award
Saleem Ghubril (M.Div.'91)

Athletic Hall of Distinction
Marilyn Zunk (Athletic Staff, 1977-2006)

Athletic Hall of Fame
Todd Cox (C'82)
Russell Spearman (C'62)
Roger Waialae (C'90)
Lori (Kamp) Wieters (C'83)

9:00 p.m.
Homecoming Dance, Masonic Temple

Sunday, October 19

3:00 p.m.
UD Concert Choir Dessert Pops Concert, Blades Hall
There's no better way to wrap up your Homecoming weekend than with this special UD Choir event to benefit the music program. Members of the UD Concert Choir will be performing while you are served dessert. Please note seating is limited.


The University of Dubuque is a private, coeducational, professional university with a focus in the liberal arts. Our commitment to encouraging students to explore their fullest potential is part of a rich Christian heritage that dates back to the University's founding in 1852.