Michael Probus

  Michael Probus

Director of Admission
michaelp@udallas.edu 

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Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas

Alma Mater: University of Dallas, 2012, 2016

Degree: B.A. Politics, M.B.A

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: I love UD because the students are passionate about their education. That passion is witnessed by an active community on campus that you will grow to love. With the student body united in the Core curriculum, the feeling of togetherness and family becomes solidified in Rome as you and your friends go on new adventures all across Europe. With all the opportunities to work in DFW, the friendly student body and the life-changing experiences that await you, the University of Dallas is can't miss!

Favorite Spot on Campus: Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? There are so many great places around the area that it is hard to pick just one. I like Salsa dancing at Gloria's, catching a movie at Alamo Drafthouse and biking on the Campion Trail in Irving.

Favorite Book: This is a difficult one considering that as a politics major, I got to read amazing works by some of the most influential thinkers of all time. However, for me, Plutarch's Lives never gets old. If I had to pick a more modern book, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah will give you a lot to reflect about your relationships with friends, family and faith.

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: I like cooking up meals at home, but when I go to treat myself there are several options around town! When I'm looking for a hearty burger in Irving, Burger Island and LA Burger won't disappoint. Terra Mediterranean Grill has a buffet that takes me back to my time in Greece. When I need a delicious thin crust pizza I'll stop by Cavalli's or Cane Rosso. I also like going into Dallas to La Ventana to get street tacos and elotes.

Favorite UD Event: There is a very close tie between Groundhog and Charity Week. Both events have large student participation which is great to see the school come together.

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: Putting Rome on a separate pedestal, the coolest place I've visited has to be London, England.

Advice to Prospective Students:  I would say that the best avenue for students is to be active and engaged in their college search. Talk with your admission counselor (of course), but especially with current students and professors when you visit campus! That way you get a feel for the school on the everyday level and you can imagine what the college life will be like.

News

Program Aims to Open UD Ethos to Wider Community

On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."

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The Idea of Our University

To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.

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To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."

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