Rev. James Gunn Appointed Edwin B. Lindsay Chaplain to Students

Sep 28, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

University President Jeffrey F. Bullock today announced the appointment of James Gunn, a graduate of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary's (UDTS) Class of 2002, as the University's Edwin B. Lindsay Chaplain to Students. Rev. Gunn will begin his service on campus on October 29, 2007.

UD to Open New Academic Year, Break Ground for New Facility

Sep 6, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The 155th Opening Convocation of the University of Dubuque will begin at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2007 in Westminster Presbyterian Church. Groundbreaking for the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center will be a part of this service, with a procession to the construction site.

UD Receives Grant from Dubuque Racing Association

Aug 23, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque has received a $20,000 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association to purchase equipment for the study of physiology.

Jones Appointed Director for Church Relations

Aug 23, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

John V. Puotinen, senior vice president for advancement, announced the appointment of Claude John Jones as director for church relations. Jones' service began on July 1, 2007.

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary offers Distance Master of Divinity (M. Div.) Degree

Aug 23, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

On Saturday, August 4, 2007 a full cohort of students representing three denominations and 12 presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (USA) enrolled as the inaugural class of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary's (UDTS) Distance Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program. UDTS is the first seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to offer a Master of Divinity distance education program. This 5-year program allows participants to take the majority of classes via the Internet. Two-thirds of the courses are taught online, while the remaining credits are earned in residency at the Dubuque campus. The curriculum and faculty for the Distance M.Div. are the same as those in our residential program.

Murry Named Seminary Director of Field Education

Jun 13, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Dr. Bradley Longfield, vice president and dean of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (UDTS), has appointed Rev. Harold (Hal) Murry as director of field education and instructor of ministry. Rev. Murry succeeds Dr. Henry Fawcett who has served as interim director of field education for the past year.

Thompson Named Seminary Director of Distance Learning

Jun 11, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Dr. Bradley Longfield, vice president and dean of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (UDTS), has named Melinda Thompson, instructor of Old Testament, director of distance learning and assistant professor of Old Testament. Thompson has served as the interim director since the retirement of John Jewell in fall of 2006. Jewell had directed the Distance Learning program of the Seminary since its inception in 1999.

McElroy Grants Received for Student/Faculty Research

Jun 11, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The R. J. McElroy Trust has awarded two grants to support undergraduate research in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Dubuque. Caroline Zelent C'08 (Merrill, WI) and Dr. Rasika Mudalige-Jayawickrama, assistant professor of biology, will study the molecular regulation of flower color in orchids; and Bethany Bohnsack C'08 (Elizabeth, IL), Jeremy Meyer C'08 (Salisburg, MO), and Phylicia Schwartz C'08 (New Vienna, IA) will work with Dr. Gerald Zuercher, associate professor of biology and environmental science, to assess turtle populations in the Mississippi River.

Hatch Named Wendt University Professor

May 18, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Dr. Paula J. Carlson, director of the Wendt Center for Character Education, recently announced the appointment of Dr. John Hatch, assistant professor of communication, to a three-year appointment as the Wendt University Professor.

UD Receives $250,000 Grant from The Kresge Foundation

May 18, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque has received a $250,000 Capital Challenge Grant from The Kresge Foundation to support the newly renovated and expanded University Science Center. Funding will be given when the balance of the campaign goal ($1,039,610 by January 1, 2008) has been raised.

University of Dubuque Dedicates Science Center

May 9, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

On Friday afternoon, May 11, 2007 the University of Dubuque will officially dedicate the newly renovated and expanded University Science Center. The ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Peterson Atrium of the Science Center. A reception and tours of the building will follow.

University of Dubuque Choir to Tour Southeastern States and Puerto Rico

May 7, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Members of the University of Dubuques Concert Choir will perform concerts in four states - Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Illinois  and in Puerto Rico on a 11-day tour, beginning Monday, May 14.

UD Nursing Program to Hold First Pinning Ceremony

May 7, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

On Friday, May 11, 2007 the University of Dubuque Nursing Program will celebrate the first graduating class of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students since the program's reinstatement in 2004, with a Pinning Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in Steffens Hall of the Charles and Romona Myers Center.

UD ROTC Commissions Cadets

May 7, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Three Army ROTC cadets will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants during a May 11, 2007 ceremony at the University of Dubuque. The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Charles and Romona Myers Center Auditorium, and will feature Lieutenant Colonel Todd M. Jacobus as the keynote speaker. The ROTC Eagle Detachment, headquartered at the University of Dubuque, is open to students from all three Dubuque institutions - UD, Loras, and Clarke - as well as the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

University of Dubuque Announces 2007 Commencement Ceremonies

May 7, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque will confer degrees on 200 undergraduate and 40 graduate students during its 155th College Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Grand River Center in the Port of Dubuque.

John Deere Foundation Awards $100,000 for University Science Center

Apr 12, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The John Deere Foundation recently announced $100,000 in funding support for the newly renovated and expanded University Science Center.

University of Dubuque Celebrates the Arts

Apr 9, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque will host its third annual series of events titled The Character of Art; The Art of Character in a two-week celebration of the arts, April 10-25. This year's theme is "The Artist's Landscape." Artist Gui-Jie Zhang and poet Mary Swander will be on campus as part of this enjoyable and educational week of celebrating the relationship between art and character.

UD Students Explore the Art and Culture of Italy

Apr 9, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Forty-three UD students traveled for 9 days in Italy as part of this year's Art and Culture of Italy study tour. The tour, which took place March 1-9, marks the 20th international studies trip for the University of Dubuque since 2000.

Hansen Receives $40,000 Grant from The Louisville Institute

Mar 20, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Gary Neal Hansen, assistant professor of church history at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (UDTS), has received a $40,000 grant from The Louisville Institute's Christian Faith and Life Grant Program. The funding will support a project titled "Doing the Work of God: Historical Models of Christian Prayer."

UD Receives Annual Fund Matching Gift Challenge

Mar 20, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque has received a matching gift challenge from Trustee Jean Donnell Parker. To boost the University of Dubuque Annual Mission & Vision Fund, the Jean Parker Matching Gift Challenge will be used to encourage participation and increase giving to the Annual Mission & Vision Fund.