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3 Things to Give Thanks for This Thanksgiving

As we prepare to gather around the table this Thanksgiving with friends and family, feasting on mom's homemade pumpkin roll and some delicious honey-glazed ham, we are reminded of all we have to give thanks for.

5 Unique Stops Showcase UD Life

Whether you're a visiting high school senior here for Odyssey Days, our two-day campus experience during which students get a taste of life at UD, or just thinking of visiting our Irving campus, there are a number of stops you won't want to miss out on.

A Man to Whom Much Credit is Due

After two decades of service to our esteemed Catholic university, Bob Galecke, the man largely responsible for so much of UD's success and upgraded improvements; for whom the university's annual golf tournament, the Galecke Open, is named; and who has kept the No. 2 parking spot next to the president since his arrival, is retiring this fall for some much-needed rest and relaxation, so he can spend more time with his family and time traveling with his wife.

Gen. Colin Powell Stresses Early Childhood Education at UD McDermott Lecture

Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Dallas, as well as some of Dallas' biggest civic leaders and educational advocates, gathered for an evening to hear retired U.S. Gen. Colin Powell, 65th secretary of state, usher Dallas into a cultural shift, urging dedication and continued investment in the future of our children during this year's Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts' Eugene McDermott Lecture.

UD Stands by Iraqi Archbishop To End Christian Persecution Through Education

Dedicated to helping bring his country out of civil unrest, Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil in northern Iraq, made a recent trip to the United States to receive his 2016 Pope Francis Charity and Leadership Award in New York while raising funds for and awareness of the humanitarian crisis currently plaguing Iraqi Christians in his homeland.

UD Announces Record-Breaking Undergraduate Enrollment

While most of the nation's colleges and universities deal with ongoing enrollment challenges, the University of Dallas has announced that for the first time in its 60-year history it has surpassed a total undergraduate enrollment of more than 1,400 students.

3 Things: Events to Anticipate

As we're nearing the end of October the leaves on campus are finally starting to change red and yellow, but of course the green won't start to fade until maybe after Thanksgiving. If you're feeling opportunistic, we urge you to take advantage of the absolutely perfect weather this weekend.

Best Bets: Events to Anticipate, Week of 10/17/16

With midterms this week there are only a handful of events taking place on our Irving campus. Before looking ahead to what events are happening this week, though, we would like to thank our alumni and families for celebrating another wonderful Alumni & Family Weekend. We look forward to having you again next year!

Watching the Gospel Expand: Dan Luby's 36 Years of Teaching

Dan Luby, S.T.L., S.T.D., has taught at the University of Dallas since 1980. After 36 years of dedicated instruction and service, Luby reflects on how education has changed in his time at UD -- and how education in ministry thrives with these changes.

The Rome Experience: 5 Grecian Wonders

As our Romers return from their traditional 10-day Greece trip as part of our acclaimed sophomore Rome Program, we're reminded again of the beauty inherent in the "rosy-fingered dawn" of a Greek sunrise -- like the ones Homer described in The Odyssey -- or the pleasure of eating your first authentic gyro from Athens' marketplace.