On Feb. 25 and 26, seven UD students traveled to Austin with Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Michael Probus, BA '12 MBA '15, to advocate for continuing and/or increasing Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) money.+ Read More
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Texas State Library have awarded the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library a Mobile Solutions Grant, which will provide the funds needed to purchase new mobile online catalog software. The end result will be added mobile functionality and a significantly improved mobile experience for library patrons.
"Integrating the online catalog with a mobile platform and improving the library website's appearance and function on mobile devices will give students, faculty and other patrons the ability to search the catalog, renew materials and pay fines right from their smart phones or tablets," said Cherie Hohertz, access services librarian.
The updated site is expected to be live by the end of April, according to Hohertz.
The Mobile Solutions Grant program is a joint venture between IMLS and the Texas State Library. Founded in 2012 after the Texas State Library identified mobile technologies as a top priority for libraries, the grant program helps libraries develop or enhance their mobile presence.
Mike Kiegerl's youngest daughter, Christine, would have graduated from UD in the Class of 1994, but just before her graduation, she was struck by an impaired truck driver and died instantly. Kiegerl and his wife, Peggy, established the Christine S. Kiegerl Memorial Scholarship in their girl's memory in 1997.+ Read More
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.+ Read More