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University of Dubuque
University Heights, IA, United States

The University of Dubuque is a Presbyterian university located in Dubuque, in the U.S. state of Iowa, with a general attendance of approximately 1,600 students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is one of three four-year post-secondary institutions in the City of Dubuque, and is commonly referred to as UD . The Greek system is historically present. Wikipedia.

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News Article | February 28, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges and universities with online programs in the state of Iowa for 2017. Of the 17 four-year schools that were ranked, University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Buena Vista University, Saint Ambrose University and University of Northern Iowa came in as the top five institutions. Iowa’s top 14 two-year schools were also included, with Western Iowa Tech Community, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa Lakes Community College, Eastern Iowa Community College and Des Moines Area Community College taking the top five spots. “By 2025, 68 percent of all jobs in Iowa will require postsecondary training or education, according to research from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The online programs at schools on our list provide the best opportunities for students to meet their educational and career goals.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, Iowa colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities and have a minimum of one online certificate or degree program. Each college is also scored based on more than a dozen unique data points that include graduation rates, student/teacher ratios, employment services and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Iowa for 2017 include the following: Allen College Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Dordt College Graceland University-Lamoni Iowa State University Iowa Wesleyan University Maharishi University of Management Morningside College Mount Mercy University Northwestern College Saint Ambrose University University of Dubuque University of Iowa University of Northern Iowa Upper Iowa University William Penn University Iowa’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Des Moines Area Community College Eastern Iowa Community College District Ellsworth Community College Hawkeye Community College Indian Hills Community College Iowa Central Community College Iowa Lakes Community College Kirkwood Community College Marshalltown Community College Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Northwest Iowa Community College Southeastern Community College Southwestern Community College Western Iowa Tech Community College ### About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

Gregory R.B.,University of Dubuque | Lauber M.,Indiana University Bloomington
Journal of Chemical Education | Year: 2012

Studies regarding the whoosh bottle combustion experiment have largely focused on the detonation hazard of the demonstration, particularly with regards to fuel and container choice. Previous work has suggested that the fuel should be 2-propanol owing to its relatively cool flame characteristics. The current study has found that the combustion of 2-propanol in such fuel-rich environments creates significant levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other complex organic compounds. These materials pose a potential risk to the presenter and should be disposed of as hazardous waste. © 2012 American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.

Hoffman A.R.,Madison Area Technical College | Hoffman A.R.,University of Dubuque | Britton S.L.,Madison Area Technical College | Cadwell K.D.,Madison Area Technical College | Walz K.A.,Madison Area Technical College
Journal of Chemical Education | Year: 2011

This biodiesel lab experiment increased the student's understanding of biofuels and associated chemical concepts. The flash point testing proved to be a constructive activity to relate vapor pressure properties of biodiesel and other fuels to their chemical structure. Comparison of student-produced biodiesel with that obtained from a commercial supplier illustrated how fuel properties depend on the production process and the resulting composition and purity of the fuel product. The contrast between density and flash point testing also demonstrated the reason why multiple QA-QC tests are necessary for fuels. The fact that the crude biodiesel produced by students did not conform to ASTM standards was a good lesson in QA-QC and provided students with insight to the rules and processes concerning industrial chemical production and commercial regulation. © 2010 American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.

Hoffman A.R.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Hoffman A.R.,University of Dubuque | Armstrong D.E.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Lathrop R.C.,University of Wisconsin - Madison
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences | Year: 2013

Internal regulatory controls of phosphorus (P) via iron (Fe) scavenging were quantified in four contrasting dimictic Wisconsin lakes: Mendota (eutrophic, calcareous), Fish (mesotrophic, calcareous), Devil's (mesotrophic, noncalcareous), and Sparkling (oligotrophic, noncalcareous). Hypolimnetic enrichment of P was highest in Mendota and Devil's and least in Fish and Sparkling. This enrichment was attributed mainly to internal loading in the noncalcareous lakes and regeneration of sedimenting epilimnetic P in the calcareous lakes. Differences in Fe scavenging efficiencies at fall turnover were related to hypolimnetic Fe:P molar ratios as well as Fe availability and its control by sulfate-sulfide chemistries. In the noncalcareous lakes with high hypolimnetic Fe enrichment (Fe:P > 2), 45% of whole-lake total P was removed. P removal was low (<20%) in the two calcareous lakes with minimal Fe enrichment (Fe:P < 2). These differences in hypolimnetic P enrichment and subsequent Fe scavenging at fall turnover help to explain the differences in the amount of P available for subsequent spring and summer primary production as well as the differences in trophic state of the four lakes.

Hoffman A.,University of Dubuque | Turner K.,University of Dubuque
Journal of Chemical Education | Year: 2015

A multipart laboratory activity introducing microbeads was created to meet engineering and engineering design practices consistent with new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Microbeads are a current topic of concern as they have been found to cause adverse impacts in both marine and freshwater systems resulting in multiple states proposing or adopting legislation to ban their manufacture or sale. The activity allows for student inquiry, discovery, and engineering design using inexpensive, readily available, and safe chemicals. In addition, the products tested (toothpastes, facial-cleansers, and/or hand-cleansers) will be familiar items to the students, stressing the ubiquitous nature of chemistry. The activity fostered confidence in the students through designing and testing procedures, introduced them to a topic that most knew nothing about, and drew praise for achieving the learning goals while investigating a relevant real-world problem. © 2015 The American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.

Yartey F.N.A.,University of Dubuque
First Monday | Year: 2015

This paper examines the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), a non-governmental organization within the larger HIV/AIDS movement. ACT UP is examined through the lens of new social movement network theory (Atkinson, 2009). Using constitutive rhetoric (Charland, 1987), the narrative capacities of the rhetorical strategies that appear to be embodied on ACT UP's Web site are reviewed. The impact that ACT UP has on health and social policy globally has wide reaching ramifications, making the current investigation into its rhetorical strategies viable and important. The findings suggest ACT UP employs constitutive rhetoric to affect a viable narrative capacity in its network.

University of Dubuque | Date: 2013-07-19

A nucleotide sequence encoding Flavonoid 3-hydroxylase (F3H) of Dendrobium, a method of producing a transgenic flower color-changed Dendrobium plant, and a transgenic flower color-changed Dendrobium plant are provided by this invention.

University of Dubuque | Date: 2016-01-29

A nucleotide sequence encoding flavonoid 3-hydroxylase (F3H) of Dendrobium, a method of producing a transgenic flower color-changed Dendrobium plant, and a transgenic flower color-changed Dendrobium plant are provided by this invention.

News Article | February 15, 2017

The year 1967 will always be remembered as a very turbulent time in America. It marked a period of uncertainty, social unrest, and violent acts which greatly wounded society. Author Alton J. Myers lived through this time as retold in his new historical fiction novel based on true events, “Sizzlin’ Summer Surprise.” Myers’ book looks back at the riot that occurred in Detroit during the summer of 1967. It follows the exploits of a teacher (Myers) doing graduate study, who gets thrown into the thick of the outbreak along with his friends. “Sizzlin’ Summer Surprise” conveys the thrilling adventure brought into the lives of those who lived the days of the 1967 Detroit Riot. Though it is fiction, much truth is contained in the core message of the book. “I was there during the Detroit Riot and saw it firsthand. At the time, I was a high school teacher,” said Myers. “I want to enlighten readers about the importance of the events that took place and are covered in my book.” With its compelling narrative, readers will realize why the summer of 1967 in Detroit changed the lives of many. To view the book trailer, please click here: “Sizzlin’ Summer Surprise” and to learn more please visit: About the author Author Alton J. Myers is a native of Ohio, born and raised on a farm. He first became a science and mathematics teacher after receiving a B.S. in Education degree from The Defiance College in northwest Ohio and holds a Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University. Additional studies took Myers to the University of Detroit to study atomic and nuclear physics during the summer that the riots occurred in 1967. After 13 years of teaching high school, Myers received a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and was a pastor for over 21-years at three different Presbyterian churches in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. After retiring, Myers focused on writing his first novel, “Calico Dance.” From farm life, to teacher, to pastor, to author, Myers has always sought to follow a dream, a vision, and a calling he has felt was important to each stage of his life. Myers lives in Defiance, OH.

DUBUQUE, Iowa, Feb. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) and its flagship bank, Dubuque Bank and Trust Company (“DB&T”) have announced that Douglas J. Horstmann, President and CEO of DB&T as well as Heartland’s EVP of Lending, has announced his planned retirement from the company effective June 30, 2017. Horstmann began his career with the Iowa Division of Banking, serving as a bank examiner for five years. In 1980, he joined Dubuque Bank and Trust as a commercial lender and impressed bank management with his sound judgment and business acumen. Doug steadily ascended within the organization, and was appointed as a Director, President and CEO of the bank in 2004, a position he has held since. In addition to his position at DB&T, Horstmann served as EVP – Lending at Heartland, the holding company for DB&T and nine other community banks. In addition to his leadership roles at Dubuque Bank and Trust, Horstmann also served as Vice Chair of the Board of First Community Bank in Keokuk, Iowa from 2007 until 2011, when the bank was merged into DB&T. Since 2013 he has also served as a director of Illinois Bank & Trust. A native of Dubuque, Horstmann holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Dubuque and received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Drake University. Well-known for his strong community ties, Horstmann has served on numerous community boards over the years including top leadership positions with Greater Dubuque Development Corp., the DBQ Area Chamber of Commerce and Dubuque Community Schools Board of Education. He currently serves on the Boards of the University of Dubuque, Dubuque Initiatives, the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools, Dubuque County Historical Society/National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, and the Dubuque Racing Association. Horstmann said, “It has been an exciting and personally rewarding career at DB&T and Heartland. I consider it an honor to have participated in the growth of both organizations. Having served all these years with Lynn ‘Butch’ Fuller, and others too numerous to name, has been fun and exciting. I will miss working directly with so many longtime clients of the bank, but look forward to staying connected by continuing to serve on the bank’s board of directors. “For the future, I look forward to spending more time with family and friends and will also be watching the great group of talented individuals at DB&T and Heartland continue their remarkable growth.” Lynn B. Fuller, Heartland’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, “When Doug joined DB&T in 1980, the bank had assets of $175 million. Today, with assets of $1.5 billion, DB&T is Heartland’s largest community bank and enjoys a solid reputation throughout the region as a valued partner for businesses of all sizes, industries and individual customers. During Doug’s tenure, the bank experienced a significant increase in market share and nearly doubled its deposit base. “As a valued member of the Heartland management team, Doug exemplifies the Company’s vision and mission for community banking. He has served as a tremendous example, deeply involved in community while leading DB&T to its current position as the largest and most successful bank in Dubuque. He provided strategic and thoughtful insight as a member of our Senior Management and Strategic Council teams. Moreover, Doug is well-liked as an individual and admired for his management skills and business sense. “Doug’s experience and knowledge of all facets of banking and leadership will certainly be missed. On behalf of the Board of Directors, shareholders and employees, we wish Doug and his wife, Karen, the very best in retirement,” added Fuller. Succeeding Horstmann as President and CEO will be Lynn H. “Tut” Fuller, M.D., MBA, who presently serves as Market President for Dubuque Bank and Trust. Fuller is currently responsible for the oversight of DB&T’s retail banking, operations and finance, treasury management, mortgage, private client services, small business and commercial sales functions in the Dubuque market and becomes the fourth generation member of the Fuller family to serve in this capacity. As President and CEO, Fuller will lead DB&T in its ongoing efforts toward profitable growth while continuously enhancing service to its valued clients. Prior to joining DB&T and Heartland, Fuller worked for Bain & Company in Chicago, Illinois as a team leader and consultant. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also attended the University of Michigan where he received his medical degree and the U. of M. Stephen M. Ross School of Business where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree and was named a “Graduate with High Distinction.” Bruce K. Lee, Heartland President, said, “This announcement highlights Heartland’s greatest strengths: our talented leadership, the depth of our management team and good succession planning. We are delighted to promote from within and tap the talents of Tut Fuller as the next President of DB&T.” About Dubuque Bank and Trust Dubuque Bank and Trust Company (DB&T), a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF), is a state-chartered bank with more than $1.4 billion in assets. Serving customers in the Tri-State region of Dubuque County in Northeast Iowa, portions of Grant County in southwest Wisconsin and Jo Daviess County in Northwest Illinois, the bank operates 10 banking centers in Dubuque County with three offices in Keokuk and Carthage through First Community Bank. Dubuque Bank and Trust specializes in business lending and deposit services, personal credit and deposit services and complete electronic banking programs. For more information visit or call 877.280.1851. DB&T is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender. About Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company with assets exceeding $8 billion. The company provides banking, mortgage, private client, investment, insurance and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. Heartland currently has 108 banking locations serving 85 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and California. Additional information about Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is available at This release, and future oral and written statements of Heartland and its management, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 about Heartland's financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. Although these forward-looking statements are based upon the beliefs, expectations and assumptions of Heartland's management, there are a number of factors, many of which are beyond the ability of management to control or predict, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in its forward-looking statements. These factors, which are detailed in the risk factors included in Heartland's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, include, among others: (i) the strength of the local and national economy; (ii) the economic impact of past and any future terrorist threats and attacks and any acts of war, (iii) changes in state and federal laws, regulations and governmental policies concerning the Company's general business; (iv) changes in interest rates and prepayment rates of the Company's assets; (v) increased competition in the financial services sector and the inability to attract new customers; (vi) changes in technology and the ability to develop and maintain secure and reliable electronic systems; (vii) the potential impact of acquisitions, (viii) the loss of key executives or employees; (ix) changes in consumer spending; (x) unexpected outcomes of existing or new litigation involving the Company; and (xi) changes in accounting policies and practices. All statements in this release, including forward-looking statements, speak only as of the date they are made, and Heartland undertakes no obligation to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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