University of Dubuque Welcomes Students for 2011-2012 Academic Year

Aug 25, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

With the 2011-20012 academic year set to begin with the start of classes on Monday, August 29, the University of Dubuque campus is alive with activity as students and faculty return to the campus.

University of Dubuque Receives Substantial Gift for Endowed Scholarships

Aug 4, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque has recently received a generous gift of more than $800,000 from the estate of Helen E. Knuth (1912-2010) to establish the Paul and Sara Knuth Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is named to honor the memory of Helen's parents, Paul, a philosophy professor at UD from 1912-1919, and Sara Walker Knuth. Paul died in 1919 at the age of 39, and Sara was left with two young daughters to support. Sara told her daughters she was fortunate to have a college education. Paul and Sara's commitment to education inspired their daughters, and this scholarship recognizes the high value the family placed on education.

UD for KIDS Celebrates 20 Years of Fun!

Jun 21, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The Summer 2011 UD for KIDS program began on Monday, June 20 - marking the 20 year anniversary for the popular children's program. This year's program will bring young students to the campus during the weeks of June 20-24 for grades 1-2; June 27 - July 1 for grades 3-4 and July 11-15 for grades 5-7. Classes will be held each day from 12:30-4:00 p.m. at the University.

UD Receives Grant from Dubuque Racing Association

Jun 9, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque has received a $10,000 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association to enhance field opportunities for students in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences (DNAS).

UD Receives Grant Funds from Iowa Science Foundation

Jun 9, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque recently received two grants totaling $8,993 from the Iowa Science Foundation (ISF) to pilot the research projects, "Nutrient Cycling in Two Rehabilitated Mississippi River Backwater Lakes," and "Delineating the Role of microRNA Mediated TCP Gene Regulation in Orchid Floral Development."

McElroy Grants Received for Student/Faculty Collaborative Research

Jun 9, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The R. J. McElroy Trust has awarded four grants - totaling $7380 - to support undergraduate student/faculty collaborative research in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Dubuque. Tori Ballweg C'12 (Madison, WI), Christine Grannis C'12 (Peyton, CO), and Gabrielle Gronau C'12 (Dubuque, IA) will work with Dr. Gerald Zuercher, associate professor of biology and environmental science, to assess flying squirrel populations at the Mines of Spain Recreation Area; Lucas Chase C'12 (Colesburg, IA), Logan Webb C'12 (Batavia, IA), will work with Dr. Adam Hoffman, assistant professor of environmental chemistry, to explore how road deicing salt affects our soil and aquatic ecosystems; Aaron Matthews C'13 (Dubuque, IA) and Marcus Prull C'13 (Monticello, IA) will work with Dr. David Koch, assistant professor of environmental science, to determine the amount of movement of the three trout species within the Swiss Valley portion of Catfish Creek; and BreAnn Nesteby C'13 (Dubuque, IA) will work with Dr. Rasika Mudalige-Jajawickrama, associate professor of plant biology, to assess the genetic diversity of native orchid species in Dubuque county.

UD Alum and Native Alaskan Icon, Walter Soboleff, Dies

May 26, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Flags around Alaska are at half mast this week. They honor Walter Soboleff, a University of Dubuque alum (College '37, Seminary '40), Alaskan native son and icon who passed away Sunday, May 22, at the age of 102. Before his passing, he was the University's oldest living alumnus.

University of Dubuque Inducts Two Members to Faculty Hall of Fame

May 25, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque inducted two new members to its Faculty Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 5, 2011. Dale Easley, head of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, was recognized with the John Knox Coit Prize, and Janet Jamieson, associate professor of accounting, was recognized with the William Lomax Award.

UD ROTC Commissions Cadets

May 9, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Six U.S. Army ROTC cadets will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants during a May 12, 2010 ceremony at the University of Dubuque. The ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Steffens Hall of the Charles and Romona Myers Center, and will feature Major General (Ret.) Robert Felderman (C'88) as the keynote speaker. The ROTC Eagle Company, 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.

UD Nursing Program to Hold Pinning Ceremony

May 6, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

On Friday, May 13, 2011 the University of Dubuque Nursing Program will celebrate the fifth graduating class of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students since the program's reinstatement in 2004, with a Pinning Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. in Steffens Hall of the Charles and Romona Myers Center.

University of Dubuque Announces 2011 Commencement Ceremonies

May 5, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque today announced the calendar of events for its 159th Commencement for 375 undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students.

UD to Break Ground for Performing Arts and Campus Center

Apr 29, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

On Friday, May 6, the University of Dubuque will officially break ground for a Performing Arts and Campus Center . The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. near the current Bennett/Grace Street parking lot (If inclement weather, Steffens Hall in the Charles and Romona Myers Center).

UD Bestows Honors

Apr 29, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Yesterday, the University of Dubuque bestowed high student, faculty, and staff honors upon four individuals at the 2011 Honors Convocation at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The University Leadership Award , Student of the Year Award , Faculty of the Year Award , and Staff of the Year Award were announced at the conclusion of the ceremony.

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary to Host National CLP Conference

Apr 4, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary will host a National Conference for Commissioned Lay Pastors (CLP) and CLP Candidates in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The 2011 National CLP Conference, June 9-11, 2011, will feature Dr. Thomas Gillespie, Emeritus President and Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary as the keynote speaker.

University of Dubuque Celebrates the Arts

Mar 25, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque Arts Celebration Committee is proud to announce the seventh annual spring arts series, March 29 - April 30. Featured guests include poet Patricia Smith, jazz musician Doreen Ketchens, and author Nina Revoyr, who will deliver readings, concerts, and lectures as part of this enjoyable and educational celebration of the art we find in everyday life. Events throughout the month will also highlight our students and faculty, featuring our actors, artists, writers, singers, and musicians.

UD Aviation Program Receives $400,000 in Federal Funding to Acquire New Flight Training Device

Mar 17, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque has received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to be used toward the purchase of a new Flight Training Device (FTD). The Aviation Department has contracted with Aerosim - a leader in aviation training services and technologies - to build an Federal Aviation Administration Level 5 compliant FTD for the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) 200 aircraft. The training device will give students advanced tools to be competent and competitive for their respective aviation career tracks.

UDTS to Offer Master of Arts in Missional Christianity Utilizing Distance Education

Mar 2, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (UDTS) has been approved by both the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools to provide a Master of Arts in Missional Christianity degree (M.A.M.C.) with half of the courses offered via the Internet. Applications are now being accepted for this new degree program, with classes beginning in August 2011.

UD Students Experience the World for J-Term

Feb 23, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

January 2011 marked the first full implementation of the University of Dubuque's January Term (J-Term) calendar. One J-Term option for students is structured time for off-campus (domestic and international) studies - this term included trips to Spain and France, China, the Bahamas, and New York City.

Barland to Present Faculty Recital at St. Raphael's Cathedral

Feb 18, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

On Tuesday, February 22, the University of Dubuque will present a faculty recital featuring Charles Barland, organ, and the University of Dubuque Concert Choir. The recital will be held at 7:00 p.m. at St. Raphael's Cathedral, 231 Bluff Street, Dubuque. It is free and open to the public.

Iowa Students Receive Free Assistance with Financial Aid for College

Jan 28, 2011 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

On Saturday, February 26, Iowa students and families will be able to receive free assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the federally required form for students who want financial aid for college. The event, sponsored by the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) and hosted by the University of Dubuque, will be held in the Charlesand Romona Myers Center on the University of Dubuque Campus.