Shortly after graduating from the University of Dallas I traveled to Taiwan for a
three month artist residency at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, in New Taipei City. The
willingness of The Taiwanese people to participate in international cultural exchange
made me fall in love with Taiwan. I had the opportunity to do workshops, exhibit my
work, and visit many cultural sites. Because of the people I made relationships with,
the beautiful landscape, and the cultures relationship with ceramics I have been in
Taiwan ever since. I have established a clay studio in Yingge. In 2012 I received
the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship to study Mandarin. This spring I will be entering
my fourth semester at Shida University in Taipei. I am focusing this year on improving
my functional ware, exhibiting, and improving my Chinese.
On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.
Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.
Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.