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The Gumberg Library will be open continuously beginning Monday, April 27 at 7 a.m. and lasting until Wednesday, May 6 at 9 p.m. As usual, the library will provide snacks at midnight for any late-night studiers.
As a refresher—
- Quiet study areas are on the first, second, and third floors.
- Group study areas are the fourth and fifth floors.
- Always bring your ID—the library cards for your safety. Card swipe entry is in effect between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays, and all weekends.
During finals when everyone is scrambling to make it through the end of semester, library tables are at a premium. Gumberg supports the many students who ask that everyone shows kindness and respect in sharing library study space: http://gumberglibrary.tumblr.com/sharegumberg.
Good luck on finals!
The annual Run for Ryan is a student-run campus 5K that honors the life of fallen United States Marine Sgt. Ryan Lane of Castle Shannon, PA. Ryan was killed on his second deployment in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan in July of 2009 while serving with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Division. Upon hearing of Ryan’s death, former Duquesne students 1st Lieutenant Joseph Vitti, USA, and 1st Lieutenant Chris Cavanagh, USMC, decided that this Marine should never be forgotten. The run encircles the campus and all proceeds benefit an endowed fund in Ryan’s name, awarded to student veterans in need of financial assistance. Continue reading
Float on Flem is an event sponsored by the Red and Blue Crew during the annual Spring Game that honors the life of Ryan Fleming. Ryan was a Duquesne student who was in the Business School and was the Assistant to the Director of Football Operations. He passed away in his sleep due to Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome, a heart condition that causes an increased heart rate. He was actively involved in the Red and Blue Crew and in the classroom. Last year, Float on Flem had about 20 student organizations volunteer Chinese auction baskets and food tables to raise profit for the Ryan Fleming Scholarship Fund, a fund started by his family in his memory. Continue reading
It is that time of the year again! Themed The Greatest Show on Earth this year, Greek Week begins on Sunday, April 12 with a kick-off BBQ, Greek Games and an evening Mass. The entire week is packed with sporting events, philanthropy initiatives, a leadership speaker, an awards banquet, the infamous Greek Sing and more (please see full schedule of events below). Everyone is encouraged to attend anything and everything that the Greeks have going on. Continue reading
The Office of Residence Life and DU CARES will once again host The Original Study Break in the Hogan Dining Hall on Friday, May 1 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Faculty and staff will embody the Duquesne Mission of Serving God by serving Students…in this case serving food, fun and friendship. Continue reading
Summer is a great time at Duquesne! More than 500 courses are offered, allowing students to get ahead, catch up, improve a GPA or focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in day, evening and online formats in 13 sessions, from 3 to 12 weeks, starting in May, June and July. Currently enrolled undergraduate Duquesne students can take advantage of opportunities for free summer housing and a 25% basic undergraduate tuition discount. Visit www.duq.edu/summer for details and eligibility requirements. Continue reading
As many of you prepare to depart for the summer, the Office of Residence Life would like to share some important end of the semester information. Continue reading
The University offers free summer housing for currently enrolled undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) who want to take on-campus courses this summer. Continue reading
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“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.”
There are exciting Group Housing options are available for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Groups of students wishing to live together can apply for wings in the Duquesne Towers or nine person suites in Des Places Hall! Continue reading
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.
- Robinson Named to Lieberman Award Watch List
- Olivia Bresnahan Selected for “So You Want To Be A Coach” Program
Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. – Dukes vs. Richmond
Duke Out Cancer with UPMC Cancer Center
Sunday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. – Dukes vs. Rhode Island
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 email@example.com or 412.396.6657 for questions. We hope to see you there!
As a refresher—
- Quiet study areas are on the first, second and third floors.
- Group study areas are the fourth and fifth floors.
- Always bring your ID—the library cards for your safety. Card swipe entry is in effect from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays, and all weekends.
The finals tradition continues at the Gumberg Library! On Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m., students are invited to take a break from studying and enjoy food and refreshments courtesy of the Student Government Association. SGA Study Break takes place on the 4th floor of the Gumberg Library. Get in line early!
Thank you, as always, to SGA for sponsoring this event!
Residence Halls will close on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m for Christmas Break. The halls will re-open on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m. Please make travel plans accordingly. We wish you safe travels.
- Thursday, 12/18 and Friday, 12/19 open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, 12/20 and Sunday, 12/21 open from Noon to 5 p.m.
- Monday, 12/22 and Tuesday, 12/23 open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, 12/24 through Sunday, 1/4 CLOSED
- Monday, 1/5 and Tuesday, 1/6 open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, 1/7- RESUME NORMAL HOURS
Duquesne Athletics is excited to announce that the fourth annual Tipoff Tailgate, co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, Duquesne Program Council and over 20 other Duquesne University student organizations, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 when the Dukes host Rhode Island in an exciting Atlantic 10 Conference matchup. Continue reading
The Duquesne Athletics Department announced their 2014-2015 promotional schedule for the men’s basketball season in September, and on the list this year included a giveaway to honor a very special member of the Duquesne University family, Fr. Sean Hogan, C.S.Sp. A one-of-a-kind Fr. Hogan Bobble Head will be available for the first 1,000 fans that attend the Duquesne Dukes men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. against Rhode Island at the Palumbo Center. This is the only way to get this limited edition bobble head. Continue reading
During the month of February 2015, the Gumberg Library will be conducting an online survey to assess how well the library is serving the needs of Duquesne students, faculty, and staff. The Gumberg Library has conducted the LibQUAL+ survey every three years since 2006 to track service quality over time. LibQUAL+ offers the opportunity for students to help the library understand how to better fulfill the University mission. Those who participate in the survey will be entered in a drawing to win a variety of prizes. In previous years, the library has offered such prizes as iPads, Kindles, and gift cards. Continue reading
Every year the Duquesne Dukes have the opportunity to play a few select games in the CONSOL Energy Center. On Saturday, Feb. 21, the Duquesne Dukes play Dayton. Mark your calendars for this exciting game! Duquesne Athletics and the Office of Freshmen Development will be offering reduced prices on tickets for Duquesne families, as well as some pregame events on campus we would love to see you at.
It’s that time of year! Room Selection is approaching for the 2015-2016 academic year. Here is some important information that you will need to know.
- Each student will be required to make a non-refundable $300.00 deposit. Deposits must be submitted to the Cashier’s Office in the Administration building. Please keep your receipt. You will need it to select your lottery number.
- Lottery numbers will be selected in the Assumption Hall Lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 25-27 and March 9-11.
- Room Selection for Current Sophomores and higher will occur on March 11, 2015 in the Duquesne Union Ballroom.
- Room Selection for Current Freshmen will occur on March 12, 2015 in the Duquesne Union Ballroom.
- The buildings available for selection are Assumption Hall, Brottier Hall, Des Places Hall, Duquesne Towers and Vickroy Hall.
Please watch for our room selection newsletter in the Living Learning Centers and online at www.duq.edu/residence-life.
The International Students Organization (ISO) is celebrating its annual Fall Continent Night on Oct. 2, 2014. For several years, ISO has been instrumental in promoting cultural diversity through its events, which attracts over 400 students and faculty across campus. What makes the event special this year is the attendance of international alumni since it coincides with Homecoming week on campus.
Experience the south Asian culture of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and other neighboring countries through a fashion show, performances and traditional delicacies.
Join ISO to support diversity and celebrate culture at Duquesne University!
Join Duquesne University Volunteers (DUV) by participating in South Side initiatives with the amazing community organizations in the south Pittsburgh communities. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join the Center for Student Involvement in the NiteSpot at 7 p.m. for Service Sundays. On these nights, student volunteers can participate in projects ranging from blanket making to packing hope totes.
Residence Hall Association invites all resident students and their siblings (6- 16 years of age) to participate in the annual Siblings Weekend, Oct. 17-18. Continue reading
Tons of great ways to show your school spirit on the Bluff! Continue reading