The University of Dallas is pleased to announce an exhibition of cast-iron works made by faculty and students, "Results: Works from the UD Iron Pour," which is available for viewing now through Sunday, April 22.+ Read More
UD's unique Groundhog festivities join four other celebrations of the holiday that go "Beyond Punxsutawney" in the History Channel web feature about different Groundhog Day traditions from around the country. Sharing the spotlight with an albino groundhog and a groundhog with not one, but two, honorary doctorates, UD is distinguished as being the only celebration without a real animal.
According to writer Elizabeth Hanes on history.com:
"Fifty years ago, students of the University of Dallas, Texas, chose Groundhog Day as their official school holiday. While they don't have an actual groundhog or make weather predictions, they are known for throwing a swell party. Simply called "Groundhog," the celebratory weekend festival culminates with a party in the aptly named Groundhog Park and features live bands, food and beer. The school's official mascot is the Crusader, but the unofficial Groundhog mascot is arguably more popular. The University of Dallas Groundhog celebration is thought to be the second-largest in the United States, after the Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, event. In fact, the festivities aren't limited to the Dallas campus: Alumni take the party on the road by hosting celebrations in their own hometowns."
The entire article is available at history.com, the History Channel website.
University of Dallas Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas M. Zellers, M.D., announced today that President Thomas W. Keefe, J.D., will be completing his tenure at the university at the end of this academic term. The university will begin a search for a new president this summer.+ Read More
A self-proclaimed Irish-Catholic Yankee and an altar boy starting in second grade, Russell Greene first learned of the University of Dallas upon moving to North Texas in 1994. "I grew up always dreaming of becoming a police officer," said Greene, who began serving in his post earlier this semester as chief of the university's new police department.+ Read More