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
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
The Orientation program at Duquesne University has achieved success at the national level once again. The 2012 program was led by Director Becca Kopcie and Assistant Director Brian Bost. The program was awarded by the National Orientation Directors Association for Outstanding Use of Theme and Outstanding Clothing Item. The awards were presented at the NODA Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The theme for Orientation 2012 was “It’s Your Time – Capture The Moment!” This encompassed a new student’s transition perfectly, ensuring one makes the most of the great experience of college. As Duquesne’s award-winning and entirely student-run Orientation program continues to grow and innovate, they are aiming even higher for Orientation 2013!
94 students were selected for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK). ODK is a National Leadership Honor Society, which recognizes and encourages achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; social and religious activities; campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; as well as creative and performing arts. Membership is awarded to students with a minimum of 60 credit hours and a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average. The following students were inducted into ODK on Sunday, November 13, 2012. Continue reading
Interested in joining a sorority at Duquesne? Sign up for Formal Sorority Recruitment, taking place the week of January 21, 2013. Each day, Thursday through Sunday morning, women will have a chance to visit the chapters and see what each sorority at Duquesne has to offer. By Sunday night, you will receive a Bid to join a chapter! Sign-ups are located Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Union or you can sign-up online through Campus Link on the Office of Greek Life page. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Panhellenic VP and Director of Recruitment, Katelyn Barley, at email@example.com.
Congratulations to the 2012 Carnival Winners! Visit www.youtube.com/greeklifeduquesne to see footage of the shows!
- First Place Overall – “Fractured Fairytale” – Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Second Place – “Take A Chance” – Alpha Gamma Delta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Alpha Delta
- Third Place – “Bug’s Life” – Sigma Kappa, Sigma Tau Gamma, and Alpha Phi Delta
- Best Booth
- 1st – Fractured Fairytale – Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- 2nd – Bug’s Life – Sigma Kappa, Sigma Tau Gamma, Alpha Phi Delta
- 3rd – Making Strides
- Service Award – Alpha Gamma Delta
- Costumes – Bugs Life – Sigma Kappa, Sigma Tau Gamma, Alpha Phi Delta
- Video – Take a Chance – Alpha Gamma Delta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Delta
- Music – Blast From the Past – Delta Chi, Zeta Tau Alpha
- Scenery – Bugs Life – Sigma Kappa, Sigma Tau Gamma, Alpha Phi Delta
- Choreography – Show Must Go On – Sigma Nu, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Iota Phi Theta
- Script – Fractured Fairytale – Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Male Vocal – Jarred Adkins – Romeo
- Female Vocal – Grace Callahan – Miss Peacock
- Supporting Actor – Andy Morus – Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Supporting Actress – Kelly Anlas – Alpha Phi
- Best Actor – Flick – Joey Hornack
- Best Actress – Gretel – Valerie Fina
In early November, the brothers of the Sigma Nu Fraternity held their 7th Annual White Rose Ball. This is a philanthropy event benefiting the American Gold Star Mothers, which is an organization of women who have lost a child to the service of our country. This year $7,500 was raised, bringing the total donated to the mothers to $58,000.
The Duquesne chapter of the Delta Zeta sorority recently presented the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic with a $1,000 donation as part of its philanthropy efforts. Chapter members presented a check to Dr. Mikael D.Z. Kimelman, associate professor and chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, on October 23.
Joshua Patterson, Soccer
Joshua Patterson, Soccer
Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference
Allison Foschia, Volleyball
Simon Gomez, Soccer
Joshua Patterson, Soccer
Carter Poe, Soccer
Kathleen Wolff, Soccer
Senior Jim Spisak completed his illustrious collegiate cross country career by placing 59th of 245 runners with a time of 30:25 at the 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships held November 17 in Louisville, Kent.
Spisak, who is the third DU runner in school history to qualify for NCAA’s in cross country, turned in the highest finish ever by a Duquesne runner at the national championship event.
The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has chosen the city of Pittsburgh as a Second and Third Round site for the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Duquesne University will serve as host and Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center will be the home for the event scheduled for March 19 and 21.
The selection marks the fifth time the city of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University have been chosen to host an NCAA basketball championship – and fourth time as men’s host. Duquesne hosted the NCAA Men’s First and Second Round in 1997 and 2002 and the NCAA Women’s East Regional in 2001 at the Civic/Mellon Arena. Last year, Duquesne hosted Second and Third Round men’s games at CONSOL Energy Center.
As testament to our mission-driven commitment to academic excellence, Duquesne has earned numerous accolades recently in high-profile publications. Continue reading
In the 2011-2012 academic year 8,430 faculty and students volunteered and recorded 248,956 hours of service with DUV. Student organizations also raised $140,476.88 in philanthropic efforts.
The DUV Fair took place on September 4 with a great interest from students and their organizations in the over 65 represented community partners that were present. A networking breakfast for the community organizations was held first to introduce staff to our students’ interests, demographics, and organization profiles to maximize positive relationship development of students and the community sites. Continue reading
Fresh off its 2011 Northeast Conference regular season title, the Duquesne football team is back to its winning ways, opening the season with a 3-1 record. Despite losing 13 of 22 starters from last year, the Dukes have gelled quickly and seem poised to make another run at a championship. Continue reading
For the second time in as many years, the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration has been named among the nation’s top 100 undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek. Continue reading
Duquesne has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year in recognition of its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. Continue reading
Caitlyn Depp received the 2012 Newman Civic Fellow. This award honors student leaders committed to creating lasting change and is named for Dr. Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocate for the role of higher education in preparing students for active and engaged citizenship.
The Duquesne University Senior Celebration annual event was held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in the Union Ballroom. Recipients of the Student Life Leadership Award and Eugene P. Beard Student Award for Ethics in Leadership were announced. Continue reading
The Department of Athletics would like to congratulate and thank the following student-athletes who are graduating and/or completing their four years of NCAA eligibility this year. They will be honored at a banquet on April 24. Continue reading