The campus community celebrated the legacy, vision and values of Duquesne’s Spiritan founders throughout the University’s annual Founders Week Saturday, Jan. 31, through Friday, Feb. 6. This year’s theme was Faces of Courage to honor those who personify courage in how they overcome odds, build a more just world or simply bring joy to others.
As part of its 2015 Founders Week: Faces of Courage celebration, Duquesne University presented an honorary doctor of humane letters to Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, director of the St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Center in Gulu, Uganda on Thursday, Feb. 5, at a special event in the Power Center Ballroom on campus.
Earlier in the day, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe spent an hour with students, telling her story of helping to rebuild the lives of young people who were traumatized by the civil war in Uganda.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that he has nominated Duquesne University School of Law Dean Ken Gormley to fill one of two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
“I am deeply honored that Governor Wolf has nominated me to fill a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court,” said Gormley. “I have spent much of my career in law and legal academics interacting with that court and admiring the high quality of its work. Throughout my life, I have believed that dedicating a portion of one’s career to public service is an essential piece of serving in the legal profession. I therefore consider it one of the greatest privileges possible, to be nominated for this position of public trust at the highest level of our legal system. Continue reading →
Madelyn Reilly[/caption]Madelyn Reilly has been named vice president for legal affairs and general counsel at Duquesne University effective July 1. Reilly, who currently serves as associate general counsel and executive director of compliance, will succeed Linda Drago, who is retiring June 30. Continue reading →
Dr. Lew Irwin, Duquesne University professor of political science, has been promoted to Major General in the U.S. Army Reserve and is among a rare number of academics to achieve this position ranked second from the top in the Reserve forces.
Less than 1 percent of the 5,000 to 8,000 new Army officers commissioned upon college graduation each year rise to Irwin’s previous rank, Brigadier General-a position seldom seen among those who also earn doctoral degrees and obtain professorships, according to the Army Reserve. Continue reading →
Success knows a familiar ring. Worn by leaders across the world for almost a century, the Duquesne University Class Ring has long served as a symbol of the values, honor and tradition that make up the spirit of Duquesne University. In all, the class ring is a reflection of who we are, and what we all aim to be. Continue reading →
The Center for Pharmacy Services is now named Duquesne University Pharmacy. We still offer all the same services of free delivery to campus, online refills, automatic monthly refills, counseling and free health screenings. The pharmacy is committed to helping students manage their medications and live healthy lifestyles. You can expect to receive the same exceptional care and attention to detail that they have experienced throughout the Pharmacy’s first four years in the community. Continue reading →
This year Spiritan Campus Ministry (SCM) is adding two new experiences to Spiritan parishes in the U.S. in addition to taking students to Mullens, W.Va., Immokalee, Fla., and to a Spiritan Mission in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic. New trips include work in Spiritan parishes in Chicago/Dayton and the Arlington/Baltimore areas. Continue reading →
Giovan Cuchapin joined the Spiritan Campus Ministry team in January. Giovan and his wife Jackie have four children ages 5-13. Giovan has worked at the Catholic Newman Center at the University of Houston for the nine years including the past eight years with several Spiritan priests. Continue reading →
Employers today have high expectations of students. By the time students reach their senior year and are applying for full-time jobs, employers are looking for the total package – strong academics, leadership experience and internships (preferably more than one!) Continue reading →
In 1978 when the library opened, students required fewer outlets than today. In recent years, it has become common for students to bring multiple electronic devices to the library. One of the most frequent requests the library hears from the student body is for more outlets. In order to meet student needs, Gumberg Library has made an effort to install new outlets throughout the building. As part of this initiative, Gumberg more than doubled the number of outlets on the fifth floor in January. The library hopes that these new outlets will allow students to be more productive as they work long hours in Gumberg.
The Gumberg Library seeks feedback regarding its collections, services and building spaces. Gumberg invites students, faculty, and staff to share their input by completing the LibQUAL+ LiteSurvey between Feb. 2 to March 8:
On Jan. 19, 2000, Seton Hall University was vaulted to the national news when a fire set by arsonists raced through a freshman residence hall killing three students and injuring 58 others. The most critically burned survivors were freshmen roommates Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons, both of whom suffered severe third degree burns. In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the tragic fire, Duquesne University welcomed Llanos and Simons to campus on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 for a presentation and showing of the critically acclaimed documentary “After the Fire.” The event was sponsored by Duquesne’s Labor Management Safety Committee and the Office of Residence Life. Continue reading →
On Feb. 1, 2015, approximately 250 new members in the Greek community came together for our Greek 101 event. This is an event that is held every semester especially for the new members. Greek 101 is focused on introducing the new members to what it means to be Greek from the simplest things like where the office is located or how to find forms on CampusLink, to the most important things like how to identify hazing and how to report such incidences. Continue reading →
At Duquesne, each undergraduate class has a class council to represent them and plan activities for their class. The class councils had an active fall semester planning events with Alumni Relations, Career Services, Campus Ministry, Freshmen Development, Residence Life and the Center for Student Involvement. Continue reading →
The Counseling and Wellbeing Center offers a variety of wellbeing-based services available to students and some which are available to faculty and staff.
Individual, short-term counseling/psychotherapy is available to all registered students. Individual Counseling can help students suffering from difficulties associated with adjustment to college/university life, relationship issues, sadness and depression, worry and anxiety, working through an event or series of traumatic events that have impacted everyday functioning, etc. (Faculty and staff can come for an initial consultation and will be referred to a community practitioner if additional, ongoing counseling is needed). Continue reading →
A five-week program in which participants receive a free, weekly e-mail containing a six-day workout. First email occurs the week of Jan. 26. Free to all students, faculty andstaff! To sign up, email email@example.com. Continue reading →
A bobblehead in the likeness of the Rev. Sean Hogan was a special giveaway at the men’s basketball game against Rhode Island at the Palumbo Center on Jan. 10. Fr. Hogan was recognized for his nearly 30 years as executive vice president for student life.
At eight home games during the men’s basketball season for 2014-2015, the first 150 students with Duquesne ID were given a free t-shirt as part of the Basketball Shirt Series.
For each of the eight games, a different sponsor from within the University helped design and sponsor the shirts for that game. Therefore, there were eight unique designs for the games. Each shirt design incorporated the slogan “Put Em UP Dukes,” which was the rally cry for the season. Continue reading →
Because of the ways Duquesne engages with its broader communities through teaching, research, student volunteerism, economic development involvement, and public-serving centers and institutes, the University has again been selected as one of the nation’s few institutions to receive the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Community Engagement Classification. Continue reading →
Duquesne University, long in the top tier of national U.S. News & World Report rankings, was the only school in Pennsylvania also named as one of the most efficiently operated schools.
The rankings highlighted public and private colleges that scored the highest overall on undergraduate academic educational quality while relatively spending less on educational programs to achieve that quality. Continue reading →
Duquesne’s outstanding academics and affordable cost have made it rise dramatically on the list of the 100 best values in private schools nationwide for 2015, as compiled by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
Ranked No. 72 spot in the annual list of the country’s best private educational values, Duquesne had been at No. 84 on the 2014 list.
Over 600 parents, freshmen and University administrators and staff were on hand to celebrate the 24th Annual Director’s Circle. Over 525 freshmen students were inducted into the Director’s Circle, a Student Life Program which honors freshmen who earn a 3.5 or greater in their first semester. Continue reading →
Gumberg Library celebrates the 20th anniversary of its naming this month, opening the door to reflection on the library’s past, as well as a look to its future.
Although the facility officially opened in 1978, the name “Gumberg Library” was not adopted until Feb. 3, 1995. At this time, support from alumnus Stanley Gumberg and his wife Marcia enabled the library to keep pace with emerging technologies—namely, personal computers and the internet. Continue reading →
Archives of Pittsburgh Catholic, America’s oldest Catholic newspaper, are now available online with the completion of a Gumberg Library digitization project begun in 2008. Issues published between 1844 and 2001, previously housed on microfilm reels, are accessible through the project, with later issues available in the Pittsburgh Catholic‘s online archives. Continue reading →
Duquesne student-athletes became one of the first Atlantic 10 schools to make a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault. We also hosted a Sexual Violence Prevention/Awareness week at the end of January. During this week, student-athletes viewed the Emmy nominated documentary Brave Miss World, participated in self-defense classes led by Captain Lee Speer and Duquesne Public Safety officers and had a Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) advocate on campus for bystander approach programming.
The Dukes encourage you to join them in taking the pledge at www.itsonus.org.
Men’s and women’s basketball and women’s swimming are in full-swing, while men’s and women’s tennis, track and field, women’s rowing and lacrosse are gearing up for their spring seasons here on the Bluff! Continue reading →
The Office of Multicultural Affairs has collaborated with different campus organizations on a full schedule of events throughout February to celebrate Back History Month.
“We have a lot of unique, new and educational events thathttp://applications.duq.edu/bluff-stuff/?p=2700&preview=true we have put together for Black History Month,” said Jeff Mallory, director of multicultural affairs. “It is our hope that everyone on campus—regardless of race and ethnicity—will take some time to participate in the events and also engage in healthy dialogue.”
Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. – Dukes vs. George Washington
Military Appreciation Day
The Dukes will pair up with Duquesne Alumni and Military Programming to offer free tickets for veterans and Duquesne University student Sgt. Ryan Lane’s platoon to honor and recognize the former Duquesne student. To order free tickets for troops and veterans call Conor McGartland at 412.396.5124.
Senior Celebration is a university-wide event that recognizes and celebrates seniors receiving a bachelor’s degree and fourth-year pharmacy students. The event is sponsored by the Duquesne Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. Continue reading →
Spring Break, that much anticipated ‘vacation time’ typically during early March, is something that many students, staff and faculty look forward to each year. For many, it is an unofficial transition from the end of winter to the beginning of spring that just happens to be scheduled at a great time of the semester. While many students stay at home and work, rest, sleep, or look at it as a time to catch their breath, others take the opportunity to head to a vacation destination with thousands of other college students from around the country. Continue reading →
On Saturday, Feb. 21, the Office of Freshmen Development and Duquesne Athletics are hosting a family game for all Duquesne families during the Duquesne vs. Dayton game in CONSOL Energy Center.
Food and drink specials will be offered at the Red Ring starting at 11 a.m. Tickets to the game are $10. Families in attendance will receive a free Duquesne rally towel to show their support at the game. For tickets please go to www.duq.edu/familygame or contact the Freshman Development office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.396.6657 for questions. We hope to see you there!