Virtual Spring Convocation, January 18, 2021

Jan 7, 2021

2021 Spring Convocation Program || Watch Spring Virtual Convocation

The Office of the President shared the memo below with University of Dubuque students, faculty, and staff today, January 7, 2021, inviting them to participate in our Spring Convocation and Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2021. The University is excited to open spring semester with this celebration and learning of diversity. Alumni, trustees, parents of students, and friends of UD may participate in this year’s virtual Spring Convocation and Celebration Worship Service, which will premiere on Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10:15 a.m.

To: UD Students, Faculty, and Staff Members
Fr:  President Jeffrey Bullock, Rev. Jim Gunn, James Sizer
Re: Virtual Spring Convocation January 18, 2021

Our third annual Spring Convocation and Celebration will take place this year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Monday, January 18, 2021. This year’s convocation service will be a virtual event that will premiere on our Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10:15 a.m. This event officially opens spring semester and begins a period of celebration and learning of the global diversity that makes the University of Dubuque special. It is a way for us to pause, give thanks to God for the gift of our community, and continue the process of exploring ways to learn, grow, and understand cultures that may or may not be different than our own.

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. --- Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

Viewing Areas: CyberCafé, Heritage Center; Student Cultural Center, Peter and Susan Smith Welcome Center

Sponsored by the Dubuque Community School District, this annual celebration will be held in a virtual format. This year’s program includes the Rev. Tim Bees interviewing past recipients of the Ruby Sutton Award (formerly NAACP First Humanitarian Award) regarding diversity issues in our community.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. --- Spring Convocation and Celebration Worship Service

Various Classrooms, Facebook page, and YouTube channel

This virtual offering features testimony and multicultural worship led by The Ethnos Project, who graced us with their presence for last year’s Spring Convocation. 10 a.m. classes will still meet, with Spring Convocation replacing regular class instruction for the appropriate classes from 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.

11:00 a.m. --- Regular University Class Instruction Resumes

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. --- Cultural Heritage Lunch

Barbara and Jack Smeltzer Dining Hall, Peters Commons

Through purchase or meal plan, sample diverse menu items from a few of the cultures present on campus. While there, engage with the displays produced by cultural student organizations, each sharing about their heritage.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. --- Cultural Heritage Dinner

Barbara and Jack Smeltzer Dining Hall, Peters Commons

Through purchase or meal plan, this is a second opportunity to take in and celebrate the cultural offerings in the dining hall.

6:30 p.m. --- Movie Viewing: Selma

Hadley Auditorium, Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Technology Center

The movie Selma is a 2014 historical drama based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches.