The campus community is invited to attend Founders Week 2014, the annual celebration to honor the legacy, vision and values of Duquesne’s Spiritan founders, from Sunday, Feb. 2, through Friday, Feb. 7.
The theme for this year’s Founders Week, One Heart, One Spirit: Living the Mission, will highlight a series of events focused around Spiritan education, the University’s mission and how the University community lives that mission each day. Continue reading
During the year-long Respect Campaign, each department within Student Life hosts programs and events during a selected month promoting the theme of “Respect.” Continue reading
Students are needed to serve as members of the University Conduct Board. Commitment is minimal. It is a good opportunity to serve the Duquesne community, develop skills in conflict resolution and communication, and is a great addition to a resume. Contact Susan Monahan, Director, at email@example.com or 412.396.6642 for more information.
Duquesne’s pharmacy, The Center for Pharmacy Services, offers free prescription delivery to campus. Staffed by licensed pharmacists, the center is operated by Duquesne University’s School of Pharmacy and serves both the public and the University community. For prescription delivery options, call 412.246.0963.
Students are encouraged to visit the Campus Link page for DUV (Duquesne University Volunteers) to look at upcoming service opportunities. Additionally, applications are being accepted for the Executive Board of Up ’til Dawn, the Duquesne University organization dedicated to sharing the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information contact the DUV office in 305 Union.
Whether you choose to stay at home or travel during spring break, it is important to be safe, and not to do things that can risk your safety and/or your success. Remember in all states the drinking age is 21, and any underage drinking charge has the potential to negatively impact your future. And despite what alcohol marketers might suggest to you, there are some very real risks to underage and/or excessive alcohol use. Continue reading
Adam Wasilko was named director of freshman development and special student services, effective Jan. 2. He succeeds Sean Weaver, who will remain at the University as director of the new Office of Anti-Discrimination Policies and Compliance in the Division of Legal Affairs.
In his new role, Wasilko is responsible for assisting freshmen and their families transition to life at Duquesne by overseeing support activities and programs, including the award-winning Orientation program.
“I feel very honored to have the chance to work in this capacity,” Wasilko said. “Duquesne is a very special place to me, and to have the chance to shape our students’ first impression of what it is like to be a part of this community is something I take very seriously and am excited to be a part of.” Continue reading
Ian Edwards was the recipient of a 2013 Assessment Award for the course, “Wellbeing: Theory and Practice.”
On Jan. 23, 2014, Ian Edwards represented the Student Wellbeing Committee and the Student Wellbeing Club as the recipient of a 2013 Assessment Award for the course, Wellbeing: Theory and Practice. The aforementioned course was piloted during the fall 2013 semester with a group of 10 student volunteers comprising a small representative sample of the Duquesne University student body. The primary intent of the course was and is to help students learn how to take care of themselves. The secondary intent was and is to help students develop a fuller understanding of the Dimensions of a Duquesne Education and to help them live the Mission of Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit. Continue reading
Students in attendance at the SGA Tea Hour (Left to Right) – Erica Liska, Attila Mihalik, Dr. Timothy Austin, Michael Smith, Julianna Stellato, Megan Thompson, Taylor Coniglio
Communication’s Chair, Erica Liska, and Dr. Austin at the Tea Hour event.
This semester, the Student Government Association hosted “Dinner with Father Hogan.” At the dinner, members of student government enjoyed a nice meal and discussed relevant issues pertaining to student life. It was a very enlightening session at which the members were all thrilled to hear of exciting new things coming to Duquesne, such as the new black box theater. Continue reading
The Mary Pappert School of Music will host The Music of the Beatles at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 in the Power Center Ballroom.
The music will be performed by the Duquesne Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mike Tomaro, chair of jazz studies. Tomaro also arranged the music for the performance. Continue reading
Towers staff was joined by students from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Cares and individual families for the day of service.
The Duquesne Towers Residence Life Staff decided that being off on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, would better be served as a day of service. Twenty-one Towers staff members traveled to Vincentian Home, a home that provides skilled and intermediate nursing care for the elderly. There, students served as greeters, wheelchair escorts and activities hosts. Continue reading
The Senior Council hosted a wine tasting on Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Power Center Ballroom. Fr. Sawicki guided seniors through a tour of six wines from regions around the world.
Brottier Hall celebrated its 10th Anniversary as a part of the Duquesne University community on Jan. 15, 2014. A reception with guest speakers was held and highlighted how important the apartment style Living Learning Center is to the University. In the spirit of the namesake, Daniel Brottier, the event also featured a charity raffle and fundraiser that benefited the Edwards Family Fund, a fund established to benefit the family of Brottier resident Jimmy Edwards who endured a very tragic event in August 2013.
The International Students Organization brings to you a glimpse of the much anticipated ISO Night that will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in the Union Ballroom.
The night will begin with a fashion show highlighting the intricate traditional attire of various countries by Duquesne students, both international and American and will showcase a plethora of cultures, performances, and delicious delicacies. ISO Night unites the Duquesne campus to celebrate diversity.
Join us on March 27 to immerse yourself in food, culture and performances!
Sorority recruitment has come and gone, and we are more excited than ever to welcome 214 new members to our Panhellenic community! This year’s formal recruitment was beyond successful thanks to the Office of Greek Life, the Panhellenic Council and all of the amazing women who came out to join Greek Life. We look forward to adding even more new members to our community soon, through our men’s recruitment. If you are interested in Greek Life feel free to stop in the office, 315 Student Union, for more information.
The Greek community will be welcoming a new chapter to Panhellenic. Alpha Omicron Pi will begin recruitment at Duquesne this coming fall. AOPi is a women’s fraternity, founded in 1897 at Barnard College in New York, N.Y. This organization “exceeds the expectation” by focusing on scholarship, leadership and service. With over 150,000 initiated members in 191 collegiate chapters and 147 alumnae chapters, AOPi is a solid organization that will be a wonderful addition to Duquesne. If you are interested in being part of this new sorority, please stop in the Greek Life office, 315 Student Union.
On Oct. 12, 2013, our Alpha Phi chapter put on their 7th annual Red Dress Gala. Red Dress Gala is a charity ball complete with a fashion show, music, a speaker, and a sit down dinner, with all proceeds benefiting women’s heart health. This year approximately 300 people attended and $3500 was raised for this great cause. Congrats on a job well done Alpha Phi!
It’s that time of year again, Greek Week! Greek Week is a tradition here at Duquesne, dating all the way back to the 1960’s on the Bluff. Our organizations look forward to this friendly competition each year, as they unite together to raise money for charity. During the week of March 30, 2014, numerous events will be taking place. All students, parents, staff and alum are welcome to come out for this great cause. Continue reading
Congratulations to Alpha Sigma Tau President, Amy Kerlin, on being selected to participate as a student lobbyist for the 2014 Fraternity and Sorority Congressional Visits in Washington DC. During her time on Capitol Hill, Amy will lobby on various issues including student housing and college affordability, just to name a few. The Greek community is so proud of you Amy! Congrats again and good luck!
Jenna Cusack (Gamma Phi Beta) and Christopher Kriak (Phi Kappa Theta), members of the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Order of Omega, have been awarded scholarships by the national Order of Omega. The Scholarship Program was established in 1985 to recognize academic achievement, participation and leadership in campus organizations, citizenship, and service within the campus and Greek community as well as Order of Omega. Further, it is also intended to support their future academic studies. In 2012, Order of Omega crossed the $1 million threshold in scholarships and fellowships awarded. Continue reading
Dr. Linda Lane, Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools
A professional mentor standing up and two We Promise students sitting down
Three We Promise Students
Dr. Rahmon Hart facilitating an academic success workshop
On Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the men of the Collegiate 100 of Duquesne University hosted a leadership summit on campus for 125 high school seniors in partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools. These students are part of unique on-going initiative called the We Promise
program. Continue reading
On Jan. 25, Duquesne University head coach Jim Ferry and his staff joined more than 4,000 basketball coaches from across the country as they laced up for the fight against cancer and stepped out of their loafers, oxfords, and wingtips and into sneakers during games as part of Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend, Jan. 24-26. The Dukes defeated St. Bonaventure, 83-81, on Derrick Colter’s buzzer-beating three-pointer.
The nationwide event raises awareness about the fight against cancer, highlights the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing a person’s cancer risk, and promotes the American Cancer Society’s free programs and services available to those facing cancer. Continue reading
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time.” Continue reading
The Duquesne Program Council is hosting comedian Derek Hughes on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 9-10:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. Continue reading
Erica Wong, Carley Risley, Emily Frame, Ashley Stough and Mary Somma, President of the Ice Skating Club.
The Duquesne Program Council, along with the Ice Skating Club, sponsored an ice skating trip to the rink at PPG place on Friday, Jan. 24. The cold weather could not keep all who went from having a great time. Twenty-five tickets were sold, which included admission, ice skate rentals and a complementary Ice Skating Club winter hat.
Be on the lookout for other DPC winter sponsored events such as a ski trip.
(include photo ice with caption the girls from left to right are: Erica Wong, Carley Risley, Emily Frame, Ashley Stough, and Mary Somma, President of the Ice Skating Club.)
More Writing Center Hours at Gumberg – You asked, we answered!
The Gumberg Library is one of the Writing Center’s satellite locations. Consulting hours for the Writing Center in the library are: Continue reading
This workshop will help students recognize the potential pitfalls and perks of their social media use. Topics covered: Developing professional social media content – what’s appropriate, what’s TMI, and how to clean up your online image; Professional outlets for personal expression – send the right message!; Continue reading
Spring 2014 Regular Hours
|Monday – Thursday
||7 a.m. – 1 a.m.
||7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
||10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
||11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Exceptions to Spring 2014 Regular Hours
|Friday Feb. 28
||7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
|Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2
||10 a.m. – 6 p,m.
|Monday, March 3 – Friday, March 7
||7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
|Saturday, March 8
||10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
|Sunday, March 9
||1 p.m. – 1 a.m.
|Wednesday, April 16
||7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
|Thursday, April 17 – Sunday, April 20
Student speakers, Paul Smith, Jenna Pelly and Dr.Charles Dougherty, University President.
The Division of Student Life proudly celebrated the 23rd Director’s Circle Celebration. 656 first year students were recognized for their achievement in earning a 3.5 or greater GPA in their first semester. Students, families and members of the Duquesne community gathered for the celebration.
Congratulations to the following students: Continue reading
Duquesne women’s soccer standout goalie Devon Tabata
has been elected to serve as a vice chair for the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Tabata was voted into the position on Saturday at the NCAA Convention. Continue reading
The College Database Identifies Duquesne as a Top College for Teacher Education
The College Database, a comprehensive online source for information about U.S. colleges and universities, has selected Duquesne University as among the top colleges in the state for teacher education.
A new list entitled Top Colleges in Pennsylvania: Shaping the Next Generation, highlights the post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania that produced the most education graduates during the 2012 school year. Continue reading
In December, the University hit a milestone on social media by exceeding 10,000 followers combined on Duquesne’s official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
Overall, Duquesne’s social media following has grown 241 percent in the past year. This number, which only reflects the four official University channels, does not take into account all social media sites listed in the University’s social media directory.
Follow Duquesne’s social media pages at the links below:
There are exciting Group Housing options are available for the 2014-2015 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! Please consider this great opportunity for housing next year!
For more information, please refer to your room selection newsletter or visit us online at www.duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/housing/campus-residency/room-selection.
Feb. 4, 2014 – “Hidden Colors” Film Screening
6 p.m. | College Hall, Room 104
The film, “Hidden Colors: The Untold History of People of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent” is a documentary by Tariq Nasheed that discusses black history and why it has been left out of the American curricula. A facilitated group discussion and refreshments will follow the screening of this film. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading
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As we celebrate this great season of Love and Hope, I would ask that you spend a moment in meditation to think about what we are celebrating: Jesus, the second person of the Blessed Trinity, was born of the Virgin Mary and takes on a human body like ours, so that He could preach a life of Love, suffer and die on the Cross so that we can be saved, and rose on the third day. Continue reading
On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Office of Residence Life hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa event in the Union Ballroom, with over 200 guests in attendance. Staff and faculty members, along with their families, were able to celebrate the holidays by playing games, making crafts, decorating Christmas cookies, and enjoying a breakfast buffet. Children also had the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Office of Residence Life would like to thank all of the Resident Assistants and RHA members who volunteered their time and dressed as elves to facilitate the games and crafts for the event.