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Best Bets: Events to Anticipate, Week of 5/2/16

Who's ready for the semester to be over already? I'm more than ready. Just like I'm more than ready for this weekend to officially begin. But before we get to next week's list of things to do, here's a few events offered up this weekend. You don't want to miss out.

UD's First Green Building Achieves LEED Silver Certification

From the time of its first imagining, UD's newest academic building, SB Hall, was intended to be sustainably and efficiently designed and maintained in keeping with the values promoted by both the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and UD as a whole. As part of a vision for the future of the university, on April 21, 2016, SB Hall officially received LEED BD+C: New Construction Silver certification.

UD Ministry School Announces Partnership with Dallas Diocese

The University of Dallas announced a partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Dallas that will provide local pastoral ministry leaders, serving in a variety of capacities across the diocese, with an opportunity to advance their ability to serve diverse communities.

University of Dallas Announces Partnership with Atlanta Archdiocese

The University of Dallas and the Archdiocese of Atlanta announced a partnership that will provide pastoral ministry leaders an opportunity to become effective and inspirational bridge-builders between diverse cultures. As a result, the university will now offer its new intercultural ministry course, "Weaving Together a Culturally Diverse Church," to the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

University of Dallas Golf Tournament Raises Thousands for Students

Lines of golf carts gathered at the Las Colinas Country Club as players readied for the University of Dallas' inaugural Galecke Open, an annual golf charity tournament that benefits the university and its students. This year's tournament, which took place Monday, April 11, raised more than $241,000, a record for the 16-year-old event formerly known as the University of Dallas Golf Tournament.

University of Dallas I&TM Program Named 'Best Value'

Value Colleges has announced its list of the nation's best value online project management graduate programs and the University of Dallas' Master of Science in Information and Technology Management program is on that list.

'Wizard of Sound' Awarded Student Employee of the Year

Nicknamed the "Wizard of Sound" in the scene shop of the Margaret Jonsson Theater, senior Evyan Melendez first started working in the Drama Department in 2012 as their sound engineer. Over the last four years, Melendez has been responsible for engineering the sound in almost a dozen mainstage plays for the university's theater productions; recently, he was named the student employee of the 2015-2016 academic year for the entire university.

Best Bets: Events to Anticipate, Week of 4/25/16

So, here's this list of things to do in case your schedule's feeling a little empty. Everything from calligraphy to poetry readings. Enjoy the little downtime you have now, because remember: just two more weeks until finals.

UD Takes Home the Win at Irving's Got Talent

At the 2016 Irving's Got Talent Show in February at the Irving Arts Center, UD parents and alumni celebrated a win: a band of this year's winners included five children whose parents are University of Dallas alumni. One of the program's coordinators, Patty Danko, BA '90, is a graduate of UD herself.

Meet the Class of 2020: Renaissance Man Aspires to Lead

Adam Jace, incoming member of the Class of 2020, was born in New Zealand; he has also lived in Malaysia, Australia and Minnesota. Currently, he and his family call Wisconsin home. While Jace has numerous interests and aspirations, career-wise he hopes to follow in his father's footsteps to become a gifted CEO.

2016 Clodecott Award Winners Showcase Student Creativity

Education Department Professor Emeritus Cherie Clodfelter, Ph.D., who retired from UD in 2007, returns to campus a couple of times a year. One of these times is for the annual Clodecott Awards for the best children's book written by a student in the Children and Young Adult Literature course.

Modern Languages Department Celebrates Dallas Goethe Center

The Department of Modern Languages will co-sponsor a Goethe Symposium to be held Friday, April 22, 2016, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Dallas Goethe Center, an educational and cultural arts organization founded in 1965 to foster an appreciation of German art, drama, language, literature and history as well as cultivate cross-cultural dialogue.

Catholic Journalist to Address UD Graduating Class of 2016

John L. Allen Jr., editor of the independent Catholic news site Crux and senior Vatican analyst for CNN, will address graduates during UD's annual commencement exercises for the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the School of Ministry and undergraduates of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 15, on Braniff Mall.