UD to Hold Dedication Ceremony for Wallace Common, Named in Honor of Rev. Dr. C. Howard Wallace

Sep 20, 2019 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque will hold a dedication ceremony for Wallace Common at noon Friday, Oct. 4, on Grace Street between Charles and Romona Myers Center and Heritage Center.

The dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.

Wallace Common is named to honor Rev. Dr. C. Howard Wallace, professor emeritus of biblical theology, who has been with University of Dubuque Theological Seminary for nearly 60 years.

Located on 1.7 acres, Wallace Common is a vibrant outdoor space defined by two sloping brick walls and four-foot letters that spell University of Dubuque. A new bell tower metaphorically represents a gateway for the future of UD students. The space also includes a reimagined Heritage Center patio, new west side entrance to Myers Center, and accessible sidewalks.

Through a series of sloped lawn panels, Wallace Common allows students, faculty, staff, and others to circulate from upper to lower portions of campus.

The $1.7 million project was funded by Joseph Chlapaty (C’68), chair of the UD Board of Trustees, and his spouse, Linda.