UD Receives Funding for Women's Environmental Science Research Projects

Nov 7, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque recently received a $5,500 grant from The Monticello College Foundation (Godfrey, IL) to fund environmental science research experiences for women.

President's Message Upon the Death of Walter F. Peterson

Oct 23, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

It is with sadness and regret that I share with you that on Monday, October 23, Dr. Walter Fritiof Peterson, passed away at 87 years of age. Dr. Peterson was president of the University of Dubuque from 1970-1990; became the University's first and only Chancellor, 1990-2000, and was granted the titles of President Emeritus and Chancellor Emeritus upon his retirement.

George Will to Keynote Wendt Center for Character Education Fall Conference

Oct 17, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque's Wendt Center for Character Education will hold its third annual fall conference on Wednesday and Thursday, October 24-25, 2007. The theme of the 2007-08 conference is "The Content of our National Character: Ethics in Public Policy Making."

UD to Induct Five into Athletic Hall of Fame

Oct 11, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

On Saturday, October 27, the University of Dubuque will induct five individuals into the Athletic Hall of Fame - Tim Felderman (C'95), Roger Patton (C'57), David Sage (C'64), Edward T. Taber (C'25) (in memoriam), and June (Salow) Wooten (C'87) - as a part of the 2007 Homecoming Celebration. Awards will be presented during the Alumni/ae Dinner at the Grand River Center.

University of Dubuque Honors Alumni/ae

Oct 11, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

On Saturday, October 27, the University of Dubuque will honor five outstanding alumni/ae - Barbara (Weber) Blinks (C'64), Dale L. Brubaker (C'43) ,Nancy Kringle (C'85), Silas Kessler (C'32/S'34), and Seven E. Wirth (C'75/S'78) - as a part of the 2007 Homecoming Celebration. Awards will be presented during the Alumni/ae Dinner at the Grand River Center.

UD Launches Community Partnership Campaign

Oct 10, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque kicked off its Dubuque Community Partnership Campaign on Thursday, September 20. The annual fundraising campaign is conducted by over 50 community leaders serving as volunteers. The Dubuque Community Partnership Campaign creates opportunities for area businesses and members of the community to becomePartners in Education by establishing scholarships in their name. Gifts received during this campaign will provide scholarship opportunities for University of Dubuque students.

Washington Post Columnist George Will to Speak at Wendt Conference

Oct 9, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Washington Post columnist George F. Will will serve as the keynote speaker for the University of Dubuque Wendt Center for Character Education's third annual fall conference on Wednesday, October 24. The theme of the 2007-08 conference is "The Content of our National Character: Ethics in Public Policy Making."

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.