Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is delighted to welcome Pope Francis, the new leader of the Universal Church. His election and personal history suggests an important and profound turn toward humility and service to the poor. Continue reading
President Charles J. Dougherty has announced the promotion and granting of tenure to the following faculty members: Continue reading
Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook offer a quick and easy way to connect with friends and family. It’s great to upload pictures from the big game, chat in real time with someone half a world away, or post lists of your favorite things. But having an online social presence has its risks. Sharing too many personal details can lead to unfortunate consequences.
By understanding how social media works and following some common-sense rules, you can enjoy social media while safeguarding your privacy. Continue reading
“Dr. Tim Austin brings to us a long and successful history as an administrator in Catholic higher education. He is sure to do the same as he builds on Dr. Ralph Pearson’s success as Duquesne’s provost,” said President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty. “Dr. Austin was enthusiastically endorsed by every constituency that met with him during his on-campus interview.” Continue reading
Duquesne University Names Dean of Natural and Environmental Sciences President Charles J. Dougherty has named Dr. Philip Reeder as the new dean of Duquesne’s Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences effective Monday, July 1. He will succeed Dr. David Seybert, who, after serving as dean of the Bayer School since 2002, has decided to return to scholarship and teaching full-time. Continue reading
McFarlin, who is in his ninth year as chair of the management and marketing department at the University of Dayton’s School of Business Administration, will replace Dr. Alan R. Miciak, who has decided to return to teaching full time after eight years as dean. Continue reading
In a joint effort between the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Office of Residence Life and the Office of International Programs, a global diversity floor is being established in Towers Living Learning Center for students with an interest in international affairs and global cultures. Continue reading
Dr. George Yancy, noted author and professor of philosophy, spoke about racism as an obstacle to unity at the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ seventh annual Unity Banquet and Scholarship Benefit on Friday, April 12 in the Power Center Ballroom. The event began with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Continue reading
On Friday, April 26 Duquesne University faculty and staff have the opportunity to live the Mission of “Serving God by Serving Students” at the second annual “Original Study Break” from 9 p.m. – midnight. Continue reading
During this year’s International Week, the International Students Organization was able to collaborate with many student organizations such as the Union of African Students (UAS), Duquesne Indian Student Association (DISHA) and the Caribbean Student Association (CSA). Together, these organizations showcased international culture to Duquesne students, faculty and staff. Continue reading
At the weekend retreat in January, the Orientation Directors and Chairs developed the 2013 Orientation theme. The new theme is “Branch Out!” The team is very excited to begin developing the weeklong Orientation program based on their new theme. The Directors and Chairs held their annual “Launch Event” in February where they announced the new theme to their 200 Team Leaders. Planning for Orientation 2013 will continue through the summer until Orientation begins with Move-In Day on Tuesday, August 20 through Sunday, August 25.
As a student-run program, developed for students by students, Orientation at Duquesne is uniquely positioned to welcome the newest members of the University to the Duquesne family.
Thank you to all of the students who participated in our Room Selection process. It was extremely successful this year with a fantastic number of residents choosing to reside on campus next academic year. Continue reading
The student organization is also proud to announce its new Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 academic year:
President – Felicia Freger
Vice President – Brian Bost
Secretary – Andrew Havranek
Treasurer – Courtney Harkins
Historian – Dyllan Becker
Public Relations – Elizabeth Jeffries
Gumberg Library invites the Duquesne community to Take Back the Forest! As a fun and interactive way to support responsible resource use and recycling, the library is partnering with SGA, Sigma Kappa, and Evergreen to create a recycled forest on the fourth floor of Gumberg. Starting Wednesday, April 17, and running through Tuesday, April 30, students can drop in and add to this growing paperscape with decorated items taken from books, magazines, newspapers and recycled paper. There will be a brief Earth Day celebration at 1pm on April 22, with snacks and a chance to WIN part of the decorated forest and other prizes.
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The inductees this year were: Continue reading
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has recognized Duquesne’s commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement for a seventh consecutive year. The University was named by the CNCS to its 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
In addition, it is the fourth consecutive year that Duquesne University received the recognition of Honor Roll with Distinction, a commendation that highlights exemplary programs and levels of student involvement. Duquesne is the only Pittsburgh school and one of just five Pennsylvania universities among the 113 institutions across the United States to receive this special recognition. Continue reading
The competition features participants from the United States, Russia, Taiwan, Korea, China, India and Canada in 11 different categories. Duo concert pianists submit performance videos that are reviewed by a three-judge panel of renowned music professors in order to qualify for the prestigious competition.
Kovalevska, a native of Kherson, Ukraine, and Zhou, a native of Guangzhou, China, placed first in the professional level at the competition.
U.S. News & World Report has named the Duquesne University School of Law among first-tier schools in its 2014 Best Graduate School Rankings. With a ranking at No. 144, this marks the first time in 10 years that the School of Law has been ranked in the top-tier. Continue reading
The Duquesne University School of Law has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) that will be utilized for developing the future site of the school’s Clinical Legal Education Program. Continue reading
This marks the first time that a team from the School of Law has earned a spot in the prestigious NAAC Championship, set for April 4-6 in Chicago and will feature 27 teams. Continue reading
For the third consecutive year, Duquesne University’s A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration has been named one of the nation’s top 100 undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek. Continue reading
On Wednesday, April 17 the Center for Student Involvement and Office of Greek Life will be hosting the Student Organization Leadership and Service Awards and dinner held in the Union Ballroom at 6 p.m. At this ceremony, we will be recognizing the outstanding efforts of student leaders, student organizations, advisors and their events. In addition, students that have completed the SPIRIT Leaders Program will be acknowledged. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As many of you prepare to depart for the summer, The Office of Residence Life would like to share some important end of semester information.
- 24-hour Quiet Hours begin on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. and will be strictly enforced to help ensure an environment conducive to studying for finals.
- Residents are expected to move out of their Living Learning Center within 24 hours of their last final exam.
- All Living Learning Centers will close on Wednesday, May 1 at 9 a.m.
- Students should work with their Resident Assistant and their Building Office to have their room checked and to return their keys prior to their departure.
- Students can dispose of carpets in the designated area of their Living Learning Center.
- A limited number of carts will be available in each lobby for use during move-outs.
Please speak with your Resident Director or Resident Assistant if you have any additional questions.
Housing is available for the Summer 2013 Session!
- Summer housing will be in St Martin Hall
- Free double room accommodations are available to students while they are registered for classes. To be eligible for free summer housing, you must:
o Have been registered for classes during the Spring 2013 Semester
o Must be registered for a minimum of (3) summer credits
o Reside on campus for the Spring 2013 semester or have it deposited to live on campus for the Fall 2013 Semester
o Additional restrictions may apply
- Your academic advisor must complete the Summer Housing Verification Form to verify that you are registered for classes. Then you must complete a Housing Agreement in the Office of Residence Life
- An optional summer meal plan is available to any student for a daily fee of $22
- Summer housing is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis until filled
For more information please visit the Residence Life website.
This summer, numerous improvements will be taking place in the Living Learning Centers. Some of it will be very apparent in the Fall, but some of it will be more focused on improving the function of our facilities. It may not be something you would necessarily see, but those projects will make the buildings work better and be more livable as well. Here is some of the work that will take place, both the noticeable things and the behind-the-scenes projects: Continue reading
The Division of Student Life has many Graduate Assistant opportunities available for 2013-2014. These positions are for the academic year (9 months) and most positions provide remuneration of tuition and a stipend. To be eligible, candidates must have been accepted into a Graduate Degree program.
To review which positions are available and to submit your application, please visit the Student Life website.
- Monday, April 22 — Library opens at 7 a.m. to begin 24 hour study
- Tuesday, April 23 – Monday April 29 — Open 24 hours
- Tuesday, April 30 — 24 hour study ends when library closes at 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 3 — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, May 4 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, May 5 — CLOSED
- Monday, May 6 — Begin Summer 2013 hours
- April 7-12 — Autism Awareness Month, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (To Reserve a seat contact email@example.com)
- April 11 — Greek Week – Canstruction, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Power Center
- April 12 — 7th Annual Unity Banquet & Scholarship, 5 p.m., Power Center Ballroom
- April 13 — Spring Clean, 9 a.m. – Check in Mellon Patio
- April 13 — DPC Appropriations, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Room 613
- April 13 — Cherry Blossom Festival, 1-5 p.m., 2nd Floor Duquesne Union
- April 13 — Greek Sing, 9-11 p.m., Union Ballroom
- April 14 — Annual Ring Blessing Ceremony, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., University Chapel
- April 18 — SPIRIT Women’s Leadership Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., NiteSpot
- April 19 — Black Student Union-Fashion Show, 6-10 p.m., Union Ballroom
- April 26-27 — ORL/CARES Study Break, 9 p.m.-Midnight, Hogan Dining Center
- May 3 — Baccalaureate Mass, A.J. Palumbo Center; Doors Open at 2 p.m. and Mass Begins at 3 p.m.
- May 3 — Spring Commencement, A.J. Palumbo Center; Doors Open at 4:15 p.m. and Commencement Begins 5 p.m.
- May 3 — Commencement Reception, Academic Walk (Union Ballroom rain site); Immediately Following Commencement
- May 4 — Diploma CeremoniesFor more events visit Campus Link.
With the Apostolic Letter entitled, “Motu Proprio Data,” Pope Benedict XVI called us to celebrate a Year of Faith that began in October of 2012 and ends on Nov. 24, 2013. We are reminded that the “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for each one of us. Continue reading
This year’s Founder’s Week focused on the 50th anniversary of the papal encyclical Pacem in Terris as well as the work performed by the Spiritans in carrying on the mission of peace building. Pacem in Terris was the first encyclical in which Pope John XXIII not only addressed the Catholic faithful, but also “all people of good will.” The encyclical was intended to highlight the path to peace through collaboration and respect. Continue reading
Elections for Commuter Council, Residence Hall Association and Student Government Association will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Be sure to log on to Campus Link to cast your votes for next year’s student leaders! The Installation Ceremony will be held in the Power Center Ballroom on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.