University of Dallas Ministry Conference Renamed Dallas Ministry Conference

University of Dallas Ministry Conference Renamed Dallas Ministry Conference

DMC

Date published: March 10, 2016

The University of Dallas and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, co-sponsors of the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, announced that to better reflect their partnership, the conference will henceforth be known as the Dallas Ministry Conference. The 10th annual conference will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.  

“The new name embodies the commitment of the conference and the goal to reach out to the broader community by truly walking together in faith,” said Theodore Whapham, dean of the University of Dallas School of Ministry.

“The new name reflects the combined effort and energy to provide excellent formation for ministry professionals and Catholics who want to learn more about their faith,” said Bishop Kevin J. Farrell. “The Dallas Ministry Conference welcomes all those seeking the best in ongoing education and spiritual enrichment.”

The Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will deliver the keynote address. Cupich serves as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago and is active on numerous committees. He received his doctorates of sacred theology and sacramental theology from the Catholic University of America; his dissertation was titled “Advent in the Roman Tradition: An Examination and Comparison of the Lectionary Readings as Hermeneutical Units in Three Periods.” The archbishop will give his address the morning of Friday, Sept. 30.

The Dallas Ministry Conference welcomes people from all over the world. In 2015, 32 states and five countries were represented, with participants from 12 Texas dioceses and 39 dioceses in other parts of the United States. It is the Southwest’s largest Catholic ministry conference.

Conference registration will open in early April. For more information, visit udallas.edu/dmc.

News

UD Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

+ Read More

Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

+ Read More

Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

+ Read More