Pierce Shivers

Pierce Shivers

Lead Admission Counselor
pshivers@udallas.edu

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Hometown: Grapevine, TX

Alma Mater: Baylor University 2014, 2016

Degree: B.S. Education
               M.S. Education

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: The University of Dallas is truly a unique educational ecosystem inviting students’ cooperation in a transformational collegiate experience. Elements such as the Core, and semesters abroad in Rome are brought together within the Catholic intellectual tradition to form powerful hearts and minds. The search for the true and the beautiful is alive on this campus, come see for yourself!

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Capp Bar

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? On any given Saturday you will find me with my latest science-fiction read and a cup of coffee at Buon Giorno’s in Grapevine.

Favorite Book: The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien or Island of the World by Michael D O’Brien

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: Hard Eight BBQ

Favorite UD Event: Groundhog

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: In the summer of 2014 I had the opportunity to travel to Greece with a program run through my university.  The bustle of cosmopolitan Athens paired with the natural beauty of the Grecian countryside is in my opinion one of the world’s treasures. I consider my experiences in the Mediterranean to be some of the most formative weeks and months of my life. There is nothing quite like interacting with primary texts in the places they were conceived and written.  

Advice to Prospective Students: Not all who wander are lost. Entering university does not require that you commit yourself to one field of study, however it does require you to commit yourself to the learning process. Conveniently, the Core facilitates introductions to some of the best thinkers spanning history. Immerse yourself in the rich curriculum at UD and do a bit of intellectual wandering.

News

UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

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How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

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Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

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