Emily Gardner Kelly

Emily Gardner

Admission Counselor
emilyg@udallas.edu

 

Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Alma Mater: University of Dallas, 2015

Degree: B.A. Psychology

Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: I support UD's overall mission. I especially appreciate how UD's Core Curriculum sets it apart from other liberal arts universities. UD students learn how to think independently, critically and creatively while studying primary texts from some of the greatest authors in the history of Western Civilization. It is a unique way of learning and relating to the texts that is both liberating and enjoyable. The students and professors here support each other in the pursuit of wisdom and virtue, and I believe that is how a liberal arts education should be.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Cap Bar

Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? Katy Trail, Klyde Warren Park, DMA, Uptown, Deep Ellum -- I can't pick just one! There are plenty of cool places to hang out in Dallas.

Favorite Book: Crime and Punishment

Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: Terra Mediterranean Grill

Favorite UD Event: Mallapalooza

Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: Berchtesgaden, Germany -- it's a small town near Salzburg. I got lost with my friend on the way to find it, but it was a beautiful sight once we got there. Most of the shops were closed because we arrived at night, but I had some of the best hot chocolate I've ever tasted, and the memories that I made that day will stay with me the rest of my life.

Advice to Prospective Students: There are so many ways to be involved on UD's campus. Take advantage of the opportunities that surround you. Challenge yourself in areas where you think you might need more prompting, and watch yourself grow into a stronger and more mature person as a result.

News

UD in the Community: Lamberti's Carries On Tradition

Its connection to UD helps the alumnus-owned Lamberti's fulfill its three pillars: local, tradition and famiglia. Lamberti's was the vendor for this year's Groundhog "Party in the Park" celebration; additionally, Lamberti's is looking into carrying Due Santi Rosso wine from UD's own vineyard on the Eugene Constantin Campus.

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University of Dallas Dedicates Cardinal Farrell Hall -- Its New 'Front Door'

The University of Dallas community gathered on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, for the formal blessing and opening of Cardinal Farrell Hall, named after our former bishop of Dallas, previous chancellor and longtime friend of the university, Kevin Cardinal Farrell. The opening of the new student-focused building marks the completion of one of several capital projects, a part of a broader institutional effort to transform the university's Irving campus.

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Textile and Ceramic Exhibition Arrives from North Carolina Mountain Range

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery proudly announces the opening of a two-person exhibition, "What Remains," featuring artists Rachel Meginnes and Assistant Professor of Ceramics Kelly O'Briant. The exhibition is curated by Penland Gallery Director Kathryn Gremley of the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. In 2001, O'Briant received a two-year Core Fellowship from the Penland School of Craft, where Meginnes recently completed a three-year residency.

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