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UD Partners with PAADS to Offer Leadership Training to Athlete Development Specialists

January 29, 2015
The Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS) and the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will launch the first PAADS Leadership Academy April 28, 2015. The new program will provide athlete development specialists with the opportunity to enhance their skills in areas critical to their success and to the success of their athletes and organizations.

School of Ministry Honors Distinguished Alumni for Service to Church

January 27, 2015
The University of Dallas School of Ministry will recognize two alumni for their exemplary service to the local church through faith formation and ministry to the needy this month. Cecilia Rangel, a graduate of the four-year continuing education Catholic Biblical School program, will be honored with the Dei Verbum Award, and Kevin Harrington, who earned a master of theological studies in 1995, will receive the Lumen Gentium Award.

Gerard Wegemer Named 2015 King Fellow

January 23, 2015
Gerard "Ger" Wegemer, professor of English, was named the 2015 King Fellow, and Stephen Slaughter, associate professor of biology and department chair, was named the 2015 Haggar Fellow during the University of Dallas King/Haggar and Haggerty Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

UD Hosts 2020 Women on Boards National Conversation on Board Diversity

January 16, 2015
Last November, more than 50 business leaders gathered on campus to discuss the presence of women in boardrooms across the country. Hosted by the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and sponsored by IMAGINE Well Inc., the 2020 Women on Boards organization brought their annual event National Conversation on Board Diversity to UD.

UD to Celebrate St. Thomas Aquinas' Feast with Lecture on Trinitarian Metaphysics

January 08, 2015
Professor Wayne J. Hankey, a well-known expert in medieval philosophy, Neoplatonism and contemporary Christian thought, will deliver the 33rd Annual Aquinas Lecture at UD on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium.

UD Head Women's Soccer Coach Named NSCAA West Region Coach-of-the-Year

December 19, 2014
In Head Women's Soccer Coach Angelina Pane's second year of coaching at UD, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has named her the West Region Coach-of-the-Year, an announcement made Dec. 4.

Kiplinger's Magazine Names UD a 2015 Best Value

December 19, 2014
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has included the University of Dallas on its list of the country's best value liberal arts colleges for 2015. The publication's annual list, which was released Wednesday, Dec. 17, ranks 300 public, private and liberal arts colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost.

From ‘J-Po’ to Stained Glass: An English Major on Transitioning to an Art Career

December 17, 2014
There are countless paths for English majors to follow. One of the most unique could be Will Frank's, BA '06, as an artist in residence at Emil Frei & Associates, a leader in the field of stained glass and mosaics in the United States. Although his vocation may be atypical for an English major, Frank sees his time at UD as preparing him for his career as an artist.

'Second Career' Ministers: Retirement Means More Time to Serve for Alumni

December 16, 2014
For two recent graduates of the School of Ministry's Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program, retirement isn't about resting; it's about serving. Serving their parishes has become in a sense a "second career" for them.

Home Entrepreneurship: Alumni on Homesteading, Homemaking

December 15, 2014
Starting a family can be as much an entrepreneurial endeavor as starting a business. You must constantly examine finances, plan and schedule; you must be available to your customers (i.e., your children) 24/7. Many UD alumni take this family "entrepreneurship" even further. For example, many of them blog about their families' everyday troubles and joys, promoting family stories and values just as an entrepreneur might blog to promote a business.

Alumni Who Are...Reporting the News

December 09, 2014
Meet three alumni who have chosen to work as broadcast, digital or print reporters:'s Natalia Angulo, BA '10; The Texas Catholic's Seth Gonzales, BA '02 MBA '03; and The New York Times' John Corrales, BA '11. Learn how UD's liberal arts education prepared them for their current profession.

Long Distance Learning: Ghanaian Priest Graduates from School of Ministry

November 21, 2014
A priest in the Catholic Diocese of Kumasi, a city of more than two million people in the West African country of Ghana, Rev. Charles Addai-Kankam completed his coursework for the master's of theological studies online, 7,000 miles and five time zones away from UD.

UD Receives Beautification Award from Irving Parks & Recreation

November 11, 2014
The City of Irving's Parks and Recreation Department will recognize the university's contributions to quality of life in Irving at an awards ceremony Monday, Dec. 8. Specifically, the university is being recognized for the Vilfordi walkway and campus gateways projects.

Historian Rev. John O'Malley to Deliver Landregan Lecture on Vatican II Impact

November 07, 2014
Rev. John W. O'Malley, S.J., professor, lecturer and world-renowned author, will deliver the University of Dallas School of Ministry's 16th annual Landregan Lecture on "Vatican II: The Crisis, The Resolution, The Impact." The event, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium at the University of Dallas, is free and open to the public.

High School Summer Rome Programs Turn 20, Offer Special Pricing

November 05, 2014
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the UD summer Rome programs for high school students, the university is significantly reducing the price for its 2015 programs. The special pricing will apply to the university's three summer Rome programs for high school students: Latin in Rome, Shakespeare in Italy, and Rome and the Catholic Church.

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