After several years of dedicated study and formation, 14 graduates received diplomas on Friday, May 18.
Jeff and Janet Mozena have supported DWC for many years. Janet's connection goes back to her teen years when she would come to Mass at the college.
The Intensive English Language Institute offering summer course
DRA grant leads to greater energy efficiency
Cardinal Timothy Dolan will serve as keynote speaker on April 21 at a special scholarship dinner
Students participate in active ministry during their college years.
Cameras installed on campus
Consistent Friends Honored With Donaghey Award
Join with the Divine Word College community in a hour of prayer.
Five of the seven newest members of the Society of the Divine Word are DWC alums
Members of the Class of 2015 have taken their place in the history of DWC.
Fr. Paul LaForge, SVD passed away Friday, March 27.
Dubuque Bank & Trust is sponsoring a Displaced Students Fund to aid Divine Word College students.
Two fires within 14 hours destroy St. Arnold House on January 19.
Raul Caga, SVD, often referred to as "The Singing Priest" will perform at Divine Word College on November 14.
Jim Hannon is the recipient of the 2014 Donaghey Award - in recognition of his generous support of Divine Word College
Provincial Fr. Tom Ascheman, SVD, presented the Verbum Award to long-time presidential secretary, October 4.
Fr. Thang Hoang, SVD, was installed on August 22 as the new rector of the SVD Community at Epworth.
Anonymous benefactors bring saints to DWC campus
Fr. vanThanh Nguyen, SVD, compared missionary life to running a race during his commencement address to the Class of 2014
Get a sneak peek at the highlights the graduation celebration held on May 9, 2014
Fr. Bill Shea, SVD, celebrates 50 years of priesthood with the Society of the Divine Word
The Society of the Divine Word lost a wonderful member far too soon. Bro. Dennis Newton, SVD, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 5.
PaulDinh Nguyen, '89, recognized for work with medical aid missions in Vietnam.
The story of how one brave seminarian got team uniforms from the Chicago White Sox!
St. Arnold Jansen recognized the value of the brother vocation from the beginning
2014 marks 50 years of undergraduate education in Epworth, Iowa
Dr. Joe and Sandy Jenkins are the 2013 recipients of the Donaghey Award for Outstanding Service.
"He brought out the best in people"
New book by Fr. John Szukalski, SVD, now available
Fr. Khien Moves on - Fr. Bang steps in
Dr. Marilyn Taylor delivers 2013 commencement address
Student has a dream and makes it come true!
DWC honors Dubuque Rescue Mission Executive Director Rick Mihm
Remembering a very special man.
Open your home to a new world view - Join the F.A.N Club!
Get ready for an adventure. Recent participants report that there are many needs in Jamaica. People need adequate housing, kids need help in school and others just need someone to care. This is your chance to make a difference.
In 1931 the true spirit of Christmas brought a community together.
Pamela Avellanosa credits a miraculous healing 17 years ago to St. Arnold Janssen
Rajmohan Gandhi continues to spread the message of peace as his grandfather did in years past.
Rajmohan Gandhi will present a lecture on September 22, 2012. DWC works with Dubuque area peace and justice group to host event.
The Archdiocese of Dubuque is nearing the end of a year-long celebration of its 175th anniversary. Divine Word College will hold a special Mass to mark the occassion.
Fr. Bob Jones resumes position as fire department chaplain
Dr. Steven Bradley, DDS, is the 2012 recipient of the Donaghey Award for Outstanding Service
Six young men received their diploma from Divine Word College on Saturday, May 12.
SVD traces a seed of his vocation to a youthful punishment.
This article was originally featured on the website of the National Black Catholic Congress
Fr. Robert Kisala, SVD, has been around the world and he returned to Divine Word College early in the semester to talk about it.
Vocation directors log thousands of miles each year making connections with young men thinking about a religious vocation. Here is a look at Fr. Joeph Chau Nguyen's special ministry.
Using social media to connect with seminary candidates
Discovery has saintly ties
Get ready for an adventure. Recent participants report that there are many needs in Jamaica. People need adequate housing, kids need help in school and others just need someone to care. This is your chance to make a difference. Apply today!
Sergio Rangel and Peter Do take their education overseas
Provincial Tom Ascheman officially installed Fr. Timothy Lenchak, SVD, as president of DWC on September 30
Thanks to a grant from the Dubuque Racing Association, DWC faculty have the opportunity to work smarter this fall
Someone You Should Know
Fr. Tim Lenchak assumed the DWC presidency on June 1. The quiet summer months provide time to settle in.
Congratulations to the class of 2011
All eight spent time studying at Divine Word College
Hutchins looks forward to new opportunity
Oceola (Iowa) Sentinal Tribune features Fr. Mike Hutchins, SVD, and his new ministry with Divine Word Farms
From growing minds to growing crops - Hutchins moving south
Fr. Tom Ascheman, SVD, has been named Provincial of the Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word
The longest serving president in DWC history will leave office May 31
Far from the bright Christmas lights and sounds of jingle bells, Fr. Tam Nguyen celebrates Christmas on the other side of the world
Sr. Theresa Trang, LHC, writes about her Christmas memories
Lam The Nguyen reminisces about Christmas in Vietnam and his first Christmas in America.
Sculpture on banks of Mississippi River
Sr Nu Ngoc Nguyen, LHC, shares the story of her first Christmas in the U.S.
Students share Christmas traditions from home
Each October the Catholic Church celebrates Mission Sunday. The observance has special meaning for The Society of the Divine Word
University's sixth leader spent time studying in Epworth in mid 60s
MIDTESOL Conference to be held in Dubuque October 22-23
Summer doesn't last forever and before you know it, the time has come to hit the books once again.
Sykora charged with leading development program to new heights.
Over 400 Vietnamese youth rocked the halls at DWC during annual gathering
SVD brothers with a common past spend their summer at DWC
Caleb Hanke, a participant in the 2010 mission trip to Jamaica, reflects on the experience
Student sisters get things growing on campus during summer
Two men recently said "Yes" to serving God's people as they are ordained missionary priests with the Society of the Divine Word
Fr. Ken Anich, SVD and Ms. Dona Schlesier granted change in rank
At first glance, prospective students might think DWC is about as far as they can get from home. But thanks to friends like Donna and Larry Clements, many find it hard to leave this new 'home' after completing a degree.
Bro. Kevin Diederich, SVD is back on familiar ground
Purchase of an auction item takes the Jenkins and their guests around the world
Fr. Steven Bevans, SVD, challenged the DWC community to think of God as a verb during the annual philosophy lecture
It was like a homecoming for some – and for others, a first visit to a relative.
The Words on the wall mean something
The entire college community worked together and delivered a wonderful celebration to welcome the Year of the Tiger.
Have you ever thought about devoting more time to service? Do you feel the need to "give back?" Join others like you on a service trip in the Caribbean
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald published a story about two Haitian students currently studying at the college. Read about their experiences after an earthquake rocked their homeland
Dr. Mathew Kanjirathinkal joins the community as the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professional Balinese Dancer, Jenny Tandujaja, entertained college students, faculty and staff with her beautiful interpretive performance.
An SVD Tradition celebrates the oneness of Divine Word Missionaries.
Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA)/Mystique Casino, over 30 religious sisters from Vietnam will be cozy warm this winter in their rooms at Megan Hall.
The college community celebrated the contributions of Mr. Mike Schmitt at a recent award ceremony
Celebrating a birthday is an annual event for most people, but for Joseph, it was a first.
The Chicago province ordination class of 2009 follows trend in the Catholic Church
Fr. Fred Rudolph, SVD, or "Rudy", as he was known passed away on August 26. A memorial Mass will be held on September 22 in the main chapel at Divine Word College.
Members of CRVEYS (Central Region Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society). gathered at DWC July 17 - 19 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization.
A Mission Experience Trip to Jamaica was sponsored from May 24 through June 1, 2009, by the Divine Word College Vocation Office. Four women and two men, led by Vocation Director Fr. Joseph Chau, SVD, ministered to the poor in southeast Jamaica. The volunteers helped build houses, worked with children and visited the sick, elderly and homebound. Here is a reflective essay from the volunteer group about their mission experience.
Think you’re too old to learn something new? Think again! Research indicates that the more the brain is exercised by learning different and challenging things, the longer it will function on a vital level. And no one knows this better than Fr. Paul LaForge, SVD, at Divine Word College.
Neither wind, nor cold, nor threat of rain will keep DWC from spring cleaning duties
Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society (CRVEYS)— gathered at DWC for a conference July 15-17
May 3, 2009 has been designated as World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Please join in prayer
Students combined a lot of hard work, fellowship and some good sermons during Spring Break 2009
Friends, family and the DWC community honor a true servant to those in need
The Thessalonian formation group as a community service project
Bro. Brian McLaughlin, SVD, recently shared his philosophy of living nonviolently every day
If you hear someone speaking French around the town of Epworth, it’s not your imagination! A baker’s dozen of eager college students from France arrive at the Divine Word campus on January 26, 2009.
There is only one Catholic saint from the Sudan in Africa and she is near and dear to the hearts of several DWC students.
DWC community celebrates Lunar New Year with Vietnamese friends in Cedar Rapids
Get ready for an adventure. Recent participants report that there are many needs in Jamaica. People need adequate housing, kids need help in school and others just need someone to care. This is your chance to make a difference. Apply today!
Roll call this semester at Divine Word College is like a meeting of the United Nations! Argentina? Here. Brazil? Here. China? Here. Columbia? Here. Cuba? Here. Haiti? Here. Indonesia? Mexico? Poland? Sudan? United States? Vietnam? All here!
Each week, students have the opportunity to celebrate the liturgy in their own language.
Tom Ascheman, SVD was quoted in a TV news story about immigration in the Fort Wayne, Indiana, area.
The Mission Sunday celebration was fantastic. Great liturgy, great art, great food, great friends.
For over 30 years October has been known as “Respect Life” month, with pro-life activities and devotions. Here at Divine Word College, this means displaying the crosses of the innocents on the lawn in front of the college, signifying the death of unborn babies killed by abortion.
Fr. Mike Hutchins steps back into classroom to teach new course
Four DWC graduates profess perpetual vows with Divine Word Missionaries
Fr. Long Phi, SVD, celebrated his birthday with parishoners and friends at his mission in Chile
Three Vietnamese religious women begin studies in Epworth
For the ninth year, Divine Word College seeks support for student centered projects.
A current wave of violence in India targets Christians and church institutions. Some of SVD members have been injured in this violence.
College community gathers for prayer service to open school year.
Four men who studied at Divine Word College in Epworth, Ia., professed first vows as members of the Society of the Divine Word on Sat., Aug. 9, at Techny, Ill.
Scholarship adds new dimension to Divine Word College mission
May 24 marked the beginning of a new journey for nine men ordained at the Chicago Province headquarters in Techny, Illinois.
Alliant Energy and Trees Forever provide funds for new trees on campus
On Wednesday, March 12, 2008, family and friends joined Divine Word College in honoring Gwen Nilles as the 2008 recipient of the Matthew 25 Award.