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We Wish You A Safe and Blessed Christmas 2012

May the words of our patron saint and these video images of our beautiful campus convey our wishes for a safe and blessed Christmas. Revisit this 2011 Christmas video. Quad Cities area Ambrosians are invited to join us for Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 at Christ the King Chapel.

In the News

Fulbright Scholar Among Winter Graduates

SAU's first Fulbright foreign scholar, Atik Aprianingsih earned her DBA with the 2012 class of winter graduates Saturday. Read her story and others and see commencement videos and pictures. 

Alum Carries Late Wife's Passion Forward

A cancer-free Christmas 2011 was a short-lived gift  for Jon '96 and Tara Parla. Tara died in September. Jon will see that her passion for shading school playgrounds from UV rays lives on. Read their story.

A Celebration of Saint Ambrose and Advent

McMullen Awards were presented to Professor Emeritus Richard Geiger and the family of Jack and Patricia Bush at the Feast of St. Ambrose. See videos and read The Catholic Messenger report.

Ambrose Students Help the Hilltop

An assignment to study the Hilltop Campus Village turned into a campaign by SAU students to help revitalize the neighborhood. Read this Q-C TImes report. Watch this WQAD-TV video.

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Graduate Has Distinguished Career(s)

Don Wooten '60 has been a news anchor, state senator, columnist, activist, actor, teacher ... Read this Q-C Times report.

43 Years of Working for the Disabled

Mike McAleer '64 has spent 43 years at the Handicapped Development Center n Davenport. Read this Bill Wundram column.

Remember Midnight Breakfast?

Enjoy Alumni Holiday Party Pictures

SAU, Carl Sandburg College Team Up

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Coming Up

In the Quad Cities

Jan 15 - Feb 22

Race Matters. Racism Matters! Art Display at Catich Gallery

Jan 16 

Spring Semester Begins

Jan 21-25

Civil Rights Week

Jan 26

Lula Washington Dance Troupe



St. Ambrose Day with Iowa women's basketball coach Lisa Bluder, Iowa City

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What is the name of the race that raised $20,000 to shade children's playgrounds?

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What is the name of the award won by Jodi Prosise?


Technology Association of Iowa:  Academic Innovation and Leadership in Post-Secondary Education division


John Stuekerjuergen ‘75

Remember When...

The campus can be less than a winter wonderland if you're looking for a place to park and don't have the right sticker. Where is the Reindeer lot anyway? See a larger image of this December '89 cover art by Tina Calsyn '91.

Class Notes

Jeff Forret '95

An associate professor of history at Lamar University, Forret has has published his second book, “Slavery in the United States.” Read about it.

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