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.
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
An Italian Thanksgiving Feast
When one thinks of Italy, the American tradition of Thanksgiving is not the first this that comes to mind. However, if you find yourself at the Duquesne University Italian Campus during the Fall semester that is exactly what you will find- only a Thanksgiving alla Romana. Continue reading
The Division of Student Life is pleased to invite all family members back to campus on October 19-21, 2012, to experience your student’s living and learning environment. In addition to reconnecting with each other, you can:
- Socialize with other families, meet the faculty and dean of your student’s school, and learn about opportunities for upperclassmen, such as study abroad programs, internships and career services
- See in person the magic of Illusionist and Duquesne alum Michael Grandinetti
- Enjoy a variety of activities such as the Duquesne Dukes football game and experience Pittsburgh
- Celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Power Center
- Be part of a special farewell brunch on Sunday with President Charles J. Dougherty
Register your family today at www.duq.edu/family.
This fall marked the opening of Des Places Hall, Duquesne’s newest residence hall, an environmentally friendly residence with the highest standards for comfort and safety.
The 12-story Living Learning Center—named for Spiritan Congregation founder Claude Poullart des Places—houses nearly 400 upperclassmen, graduate and law students who live in one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. The building was designed with a commitment to sustainability by WTW Architects, which incorporated many sustainable technologies, from drought-tolerant landscaping to use of locally manufactured materials. Estimates based upon construction standards indicate that sustainable efforts will save at least 22 percent in energy use. Continue reading
As testament to our mission-driven commitment to academic excellence, Duquesne has earned numerous accolades recently in high-profile publications. Continue reading
The 2nd Annual Showcase Afrique was coordinated by the Union of African Students and co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 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.
“It’s Your Time: Capture The Moment!” has been selected as the theme for Duquesne University’s 2012 Orientation. A year-long effort, the Orientation staff is preparing for Orientation Week, Aug. 22-26. Summer mailing responses will be done online.
Last year’s Orientation program received two awards for Outstanding Use of Theme and Outstanding Novelty Item at the 34th annual National Orientation Directors Association Conference.