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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: FOXBusiness.com'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.

Baylor Professor to Analyze Flannery O'Connor's Self-Portrait in UD Lecture

October 31, 2014
The English, History, Politics and Theology Departments will sponsor an interdisciplinary lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, given by Baylor University Professor of Theology and Literature Ralph Wood, Ph.D., and titled "Flannery O'Connor, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Christ Pantocrator."

UD Drama Professor Directs Musical Based on 'Iliad,' 'Odyssey' for Lyric Stage

October 24, 2014
In March 2014, Assistant Professor of Drama Stefan Novinski, BA '92, got a call from Dallas County's Lyric Stage founding producer, Steven Jones, to ask whether Novinski would be interested in directing a production of the musical "The Golden Apple," which will run at the Irving Arts Center Oct. 24 through Nov. 2.

UD Named to ACTA's ‘A’ List for Preparing Graduates

October 22, 2014
UD is among 23 colleges and universities nationwide and the only one in North Texas to earn an "A" rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) in its sixth edition of "What Will They Learn?" The study, which graded 1,098 institutions with an "A" through "F" on the strength of each school's general education curriculum, aimed to identify those that best prepare undergraduates for the workforce.

Transfer Student, Former Police Officer Raises Wolves, Will Study Biology, Physics

October 21, 2014
Patrick Hughes, BA '18, isn't a typical college freshman. Rather than matriculating directly out of high school like the majority of UD's undergraduates, Hughes has a wealth of life experience under his belt, from the Marines to the Fort Worth Police Department. Additionally, he does something a bit unusual in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex: he raises wolves.

UD Breaks Ground on New Home for Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

October 20, 2014
UD hosted a special groundbreaking celebration on Friday, Oct. 17, to officially mark the start of construction on SB Hall, the new state-of-the-art home of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business.

Braniff Graduate School Hosts First Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Conference

October 15, 2014
The Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts will host its first biennial interdisciplinary Shakespeare conference Oct. 24-25 on the UD campus. The conference, which is titled "Nothing Will Come of Nothing: The Wisdom of King Lear," will begin with a lecture by Timothy Burns, university professor of political science at Baylor University, and a dramatic reading of the play featuring one of North Texas' most highly regarded actors, Bruce DuBose, in the title role.

"Lumen Gentium" Panel to Discuss Catholic Vision of Church 50 Years Later

October 06, 2014
"The church shares in the very life of the Trinity. The church's task is to allow Christ himself to become visible and active in each member; the church is the Spouse of Christ and our Mother. Mary reveals the beauty and splendor of the church at the end of times," said the Rev. Roch Kereszty, O.Cist., adjunct professor of theology at UD.

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