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.
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 that 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
The Duquesne University Student Government Association (SGA) and Computing and Technology Services (CTS) have spent the past year working on several initiatives to reduce printing waste in Duquesne’s more than 45 public computer labs. The print management initiatives have a single goal, to reduce printing waste in the public computer labs, in which the volume in 2012 was 10 million pages. Continue reading
Drawing on strengths in professional programs and a liberal arts education, Duquesne University is poised to begin a biomedical engineering program. Continue reading
Duquesne has a main campus, a Rome campus and now an Online Campus.
The Duquesne University Online Campus, reporting to Dr. Alexandra Gregory, associate provost/associate academic vice president for academic affairs, will serve as an umbrella organization to promote the University’s existing online courses and programs. These programs will remain housed in their academic schools. Continue reading
Many students were drawn to the living environment in Des Places due to its environmentally friendly practices. One exciting event this semester is the “Des Places Pledge.” This pledge asks students to ‘pitch in, turn off, conserve and re-evaluate’ their daily habits as we work towards the establishment of a sustainable community. This pledge encompasses issues focused on energy, sustainable food, water conservation and recycling issues. Continue reading
In the fall of 2013, Towers Living Learning Center will launch two global diversity floors for students with an interest in international affairs and global cultures. Students living on these floors will: Continue reading
What do the August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have in common? Continue reading
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Replacement of both front elevators in the Gumberg Library will continue during the 2013 spring semester. One elevator will be renovated at a time. Please be patience with increased noise levels. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Black History Month was first recognized as “Negro History Week” by African American Scholar—Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926. In 1976, Black History Month was expanded to include the entire month of February. Dr. Woodson selected the month of February because it included the birthdays of abolitionist Fredrick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Continue reading
Night of Lights was a wonderful event for Duquesne students, faculty and staff as well as our guests from Autism Speaks. We celebrated an engagement of two Duquesne alumni, enjoyed Christmas dinner together and raised over $1,600 for our charity. Thank you to all who donated and attended the event.
Now in its eighth year, the SPIRIT Emerging Leaders Program is designed to encourage student development and provide participants with a foundation for future leadership roles on campus and in the professional workshop.
Throughout the semester, various workshops will be presented by University Staff and Peer Educators, which will consist of a variety of topics, including: Ethical Leadership, Managing your Personal Finances, Event Planning, Investing your Money, Etiquette Dinner, Community Engagement, Inclusive Excellence and more!
Students involved with the SPIRIT Program are required to attend seven workshops and complete a reflection paper. Nearly 200 students were nominated by University Departments, Administration and Student Organizations.
On Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, several members of the Duquesne Greek Community will be attending a Leadership retreat here on campus. This retreat is catered to up-and-coming leaders and brand new chapter executive board members. The topics covered will be: leadership style, team building and leading teams, diversity and inclusive leadership, and leading with integrity/ethical leadership. The retreat is sure to be fantastic and educational! Continue reading
On Feb. 16, 2013, starting at 9 a.m. in the Auxiliary Gym of the Palumbo Center, Circle K and the Duquesne Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity are hosting, “I got Snagged for Jimmy V.” This event consists of a special Mini-Golf course that is great fun! All of the proceeds from this event will be sent to the V Foundation to help fund grants for doctors to find new ways to fight and cure cancer. Please come out and help support the fight against cancer!
Every year, the brothers of Phi Kappa Theta present their annual Monte Carlo Night, a Vegas-like casino event for persons attending Duquesne, family members, friends, relatives and any who care to join. The evening includes live jazz bands and performers, realistic casino games including black jack, Texas Hold’em and poker tables, slot machines, etc. If it can be found in a casino it can be found at Monte Carlo Night. Our 2013 event will be held Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. All proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network and to help support our late brother Jeff Mudryk and his family. Last year, the brothers of Phi Kappa Theta raised over $4,000, and plan to increase the donated amount every year. This is a great event for a great cause. We hope to see you there!
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, the Greek Community will be attending the women’s basketball game against Saint Joseph’s. Greek Life is thrilled to show their support for our basketball team and invites all Greeks, parents and alumni to attend the game with us as we cheer on our Dukes! Current Greek Life members will also have the opportunity to earn points towards Greek Week for their chapter!
Duquesne Athletics, in partnership with The Pittsburgh Irish Festival, is hosting its first ever Irish Night on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the A.J. Palumbo Center. There will be Irish entertainment at half time as well as Irish food and fun for all! To purchase tickets to the game, click here.
On the weekend of Jan. 18-20, 2013, the Orientation Directors and Chairs went away on their annual retreat to Oglebay in West Virginia to decide the theme for Orientation 2013. The retreat was successful and a theme was decided upon. The theme will be revealed on March 13. The staff is excited to begin work with the theme and to welcome the incoming class of 2013.
Freshman: The Freshman Class Council (FCC) has led and sponsored many social and service events throughout the first semester, and plan to do so for the remainder of the year. By participating in events such as Autumnfest and Family Weekend, the FCC has interacted with many other student groups who perform service projects. They have also volunteered time and fundraised for groups such as Up ‘Til Dawn and Circle K. While service and volunteerism are an important aspect to FCC, Continue reading
Students are invited to attend Be Bold, Be You, a one-day vocational retreat to help students reflect on ways to have successful careers while also creating meaning and purpose in their lives, at the Newman Institute on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continue reading
Repressions and Resilience, the sixth annual Human Rights Film Series, presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will feature seven award-winning films focusing on some of the most critical human rights issues of our times.
In December, the Duquesne University Volunteers sponsored campus efforts to support the Brashear Association and the Hill House with their Angel Tree and Holiday Helpings.
The Angel Tree provides toys, books and clothing to children at the two community groups. Holiday Helpings enables individuals to collect non-perishable foods and Giant Eagle gift cards to provide families at both Brashear Association pantries with holiday meals. Continue reading
The Division of Student Life welcomed 581 freshmen students into the 22nd Director’s Circle on Jan. 29, 2013. The event honored freshmen students who earned a 3.5 or greater GPA in their first semester. Attendees included students, family members and many of the faculty and staff who support students in their pursuit of academic excellence.
Congratulations to the following students: Continue reading
The Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society is beginning preparations for their annual induction ceremony. The event will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013, beginning with Mass in the chapel and followed by the ceremony and an early dinner in the Union Ballroom. Phi Eta Sigma invites any freshman with a 3.5 GPA or higher to join the organization. Invitations and information about the event will be sent out soon.
President Charles J. Dougherty honored employees at the December 21 Staff Awards Holiday Luncheon for their outstanding work in 2012. Continue reading
It is the only institution in Pennsylvania and the only Catholic school included on this list of the top 20 national universities.
“I am not surprised that Duquesne University is included in this small list of efficiently operated top-tier universities,” said Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management. “Since his arrival in 2001, President Charles Dougherty has worked with his management team to implement best practices for both the financial and strategic management of this institution. Continue reading
Duquesne University and its School of Nursing have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report in its 2013 Best Online Education Program Rankings.
The School of Nursing’s graduate offerings were ranked No. 7 in the Best Online Nursing Programs category for its graduate nursing offerings. The University overall was ranked No. 125 of 160 schools ranked in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs list. Continue reading
Duquesne University’s varsity Student-Athletes work as hard in the classroom as they do in their sports – and it shows! Please join us in congratulating them on their Fall 2012 academic achievements. We are proud to present the following statistics:
- Overall team Grade Point Average (GPA) was 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
- 14 of 16 teams posted a 3.0 GPA or above
- 257 Student-Athletes earned a 3.0 or above; which represents nearly two thirds of all varsity teams
- 127 Student-Athletes named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
- 142 Student-Athletes earned a 3.5 GPA or above
- 21 Student-Athletes delivered a perfect 4.0 GPA
- Zach Richert (Football) was named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team
- The Women’s Soccer Team received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Academic Award
- The Men’s Soccer Team received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Academic Award
- Josh Patterson (Men’s Soccer) was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team
It’s that time of year! Room Selection is approaching for the 2013-2014 academic year. Here is some important information that you will need to know.
- Each student will be required to make a non-refundable $300 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 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 27-28, March 1, and March 11-13.
- Room Selection for Current Sophomores and higher will occur on March 13, 2013, in the Duquesne Union Ballroom.
- Room Selection for Current Freshmen will occur on March 14, 2013, 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 this link.
- Friday, March 1 — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, March 2 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, March 3 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Monday – Friday, March 4-8 — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, March 9 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, March 10 — 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Wednesday, March 27 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Thursday – Sunday, March 28-31 — CLOSED
- Monday, April 1 — 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Remember, you will need your Duquesne University I.D. to enter the Gumberg Library and check out resources.
Reservations are required for the following events. To reserve a seat, contact email@example.com. Questions? Contact Susan Monahan at 412.396.6642.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | 613 Union
Movie: “Billy the Kid”
This documentary is a provocative, coming-of-age story of 15-year-old Billy who lives a lonely life in small town Maine. “I’m not black, I’m not white, not foreign, just different in the mind. Different brains, that’s all.” Continue reading