The Alpha Phi Delta fraternity held its 45th Annual Valentine’s Day Ball in the Union Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 14. The event was a great success despite a snowstorm that resulted in several of the 290 scheduled guests not being able to make it into the city. The night began with an appetizer buffet followed by a sit-down dinner and dessert. All money raised was donated to the ALS Foundation. This year a special guest of honor, local firefighter Matt Onyshko, was in attendance making the ALS cause that much more of a reality to the brothers, alumni, parents and friends. A huge thank you to all those who attended the ball or left their mark on this event in some way.
A Reflection and Recap by Ian C. Edwards, PhD, LP, Director, Duquesne University Counseling and Wellbeing Center
As a way of introducing this reflection and recap of the events of March 9-14, it is important to note that the Student Wellbeing Initiative, inclusive of the Duquesne University Counseling and Wellbeing Center and the Student Wellbeing Club, with one of its emphases being on interfaith dialog, can be appreciated as an expression of Pope Paul VI’s Nostra Aetate, his 1965 “Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.” Continue reading
Celebrating its second year, Duquesne in Dublin is our newest study abroad destination. Students call the beautiful and historic mansion, St. Michael’s House, home while attending the University College Dublin, one of Ireland’s top universities. Living on Ailesbury Road, just down the street from UCD, you will learn quickly why this prestigious road is featured on the Dublin Monopoly board! Continue reading
The staff at the Career Services Center has been hard at work, increasing the number of internship opportunities for students. We have posted more than 900 summer internships on Duquesne’s exclusive job posting system, DuqConnection. Continue reading
Cross-Cultural Mission Experiences provides students at Duquesne University the opportunity to leave their mark on other areas around the country and beyond. Not only are students able to see new, unfamiliar areas, but they also have the remarkable ability to provide services to those less fortunate. Continue reading
- President Miller Goughneour
- Executive Vice President Justin Morden
- Vice President of Finance Zachary Miske
- Vice President of Public Relations Caitlin Shaw
- Vice President of Programs John Kern
During this time on the Bluff, the Dukes not only transition from winter to spring, but on March 16, 2015 the 44th Executive Board, along with the Senators of Student Government Association, were installed. Continue reading
- RHA President, Rachel Willis, 19, of Erie, PA, is a freshman studying Public Relations and International Relations.
- Executive Vice President, Jordan Pollard, 20, of Pittsburgh, PA, is a sophomore majoring in Business Law. Pollard served as Director of Partnership last year for RHA.
- Director of Communications, Darian Reynolds, 19, of Aliquippa, PA, is a sophomore business student majoring in Management and Supply Chain Management. Reynolds served in this same position last year for RHA.
During Mass on Sunday, March 15, the annual Student Leader Installation Ceremony was held. Continue reading
Duquesne University celebrated International Week in March. There were events each day.
- DISHA, our Indian student organization celebrated HOLI.
- Our Saudi Arabian students presented The Traditional Face of Saudi Arabia. A wonderful program that showed the current culture in Saudi Arabia.
- Our students from Africa presented the Annual Showcase Afrique. This is their annual event that included singers, drummers, dancers and refreshments.
- These events led up to the celebration of all the international students on campus with The World on A Platter (photos above).
The Union Ballroom was packed with Duquesne , both international and domestic student, who enjoyed cuisine from all over the world! They were entertained with performances from the different cultures and a colorful fashion show.
International Week at Duquesne was a wonderful success and brought to attention the many contributions that our international students bring to our campus!
On March 15, the Duquesne Programming Council (DPC) welcomed its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. The ceremony took place at the Hard Rock Café located in Station Square. These students stated their oath of office in the company of the current Board of Directors and DPC alumni. The new members and their positions are as follows: Continue reading
The Saudi Students Organization held an event called The Traditional Face of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, March 24. At the beginning of the evening, the audience watched a short presentation and a video clip about Saudi Arabia. Continue reading
On Friday, March 27, new Office of Multicultural Affairs Director Jeff Mallory hosted the inaugural Spirit of Diversity Dinner and Scholarship Fund Benefit. This event honored six students, Malcom Carrington, Marco Joseph Acevedo, Suha Alkhan, Shantale Davis, Nicole Johnson and Jachi Lee, who have achieved academic excellence and are committed to service and diversity in the community. Continue reading
A complete sport-by-sport recap of Duquesne University athletics: Continue reading
Finals and midterms may still be on everybody’s minds but it is time to register for next year’s classes already! Continue reading
Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society that is open to freshman students who earned a 3.5 QPA or better in their first semester at Duquesne. This honor society was founded March 22, 1923, and is the oldest and largest freshman honor society and now has more than 375 chapters throughout the United States and more than 1,100,000 members. Continue reading
To those with anxiety-inducing end-of-semester research papers: Librarians can save you time and energy! Get help finding, accessing, evaluating and/or citing sources for your research assignments. Sooner is better than later! Consult with a librarian in-person, or via 24/7 chat, email, phone or text: Continue reading
Abigail, or as her friends call her, Abbie, is a junior physical therapy major. Abbie is from Baltimore, Md. and is a passionate Baltimore sports fan. Continue reading
It’s that time of the year again! Student leader elections are soon approaching and candidates are busy campaigning across campus. 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
It was another successful year for the sororities on campus! All eight chapters did an amazing job in recruiting wonderful new members to join their sisterhoods. 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 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.
Read the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article: www.triblive.com/news/allegheny/7465460-74/duquesne-hogan-student
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
Duquesne’s annual family weekend took place from Oct. 17-19. Events included a family jam in the Red Ring, Greek Life’s annual Carnival, academic and department open houses, as well as the Duquesne Dukes game against Sacred Heart; and the freshmen talent show. This year over 300 families joined us for the weekend on campus. Thank you to all of the Duquesne families that came out for the weekend; we look forward to seeing you next year!
Each weekend the Office of Freshmen Development offers programming opportunities for freshmen students. The events take place off campus and offer freshmen students a chance to meet other freshmen students and discover cultural, entertainment and recreational attractions in the Pittsburgh and surrounding region. Continue reading
Our campus is currently engaged in several holiday drives (some of which will conclude prior to the publication of this document) and these include:
The Angel Tree to benefit the Brashear Association and Hill House. Gift tags can be taken off the tree located on the 3rd floor of the Union and returned to the DUV office in the Center for Student Involvement. Gift cards purchased in $5.00 increments from Giant Eagle are also requested to support the two food pantries that are sponsored by the Brashear Association. Gifts should be returned to Room 305 Union no later than Dec. 15, 2014. Continue reading
The Duquesne Program Council (DPC) has been making an enormous impact on student life this semester. Each Friday evening in the NightSpot, located in the Union, DPC has activity that is free to all students, called DUNites. These events range from sand art to Christmas crafts. Each one of the events was packed with students, more so than previous years. DPC also hosts DU Weekend activities such as hiking trips or kayaking down the Allegheny. Tickets for these events are available for students at spectacular discounted rates. Similar to the DUNites nearly all of the DUWeekend events have sold-out. Continue reading
On Oct. 2, 2014, the International Students Organization (ISO) started off the Homecoming weekend by hosting the annual Fall Continent Night in the Union Ballroom. International Alumni were invited to take a trip down memory lane and enjoy the celebration of diversity and culture. Alumni enjoyed the fashion show, performances, delicacies and display of South Asian Culture.
On Oct. 25, 2014, Sigma Kappa hosted their 2nd Annual Ultra Violet Challenge. The night included a beer goggle relay, a dodgeball tournament, a game of knockout, and a photo booth! Six teams, making a total of about 50 participants, enjoyed these mini-games and more. Continue reading
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) recently concluded their 9th Annual Turkey Drive. The drive was highly successful as it reached the goal of providing over 200 families in and around the Greater Pittsburgh Area with a turkey dinner for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Continue reading
On Nov. 9, 2014 the Alpha Mu chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi was officially installed at Duquesne University after months of hard work from the new members, the Office of Greek Life, the AOII colonization team and our resident Educational Leadership Consultant, Kelli Gatti. The day began with a special ritual ceremony and a total of 68 amazing women were initiated into the AOII sisterhood. Continue reading
Joining a sorority is a great way to get involved on campus, as well as meet many new people. Begin your experience by coming to the Union Ballroom on Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. for Meet the Sororities. There is no commitment obligation. This event is designed to allow all women the chance to meet the Greeks and see what each chapter is all about. Sorority recruitment orientation takes place on Jan. 12 at 9 p.m., and then recruitment will take place from Jan. 14-18. Continue reading
Interested in joining a fraternity at Duquesne? Come out and Meet the Greeks at our event on Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. You will have the chance to meet members of all 11 chapters, including Alpha Delta, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Phi Delta, Deta Chi, Gamma Phi Local, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Sigma Tau Gamma and Tau Kappa Epsilon. Schedules for rush events can be picked up at the event. There is no commitment needed to attend the event.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kadeem Anderson, Interfraternity Council Recruitment Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org