The full schedule and registration form is available on line www.duq.edu/family.
Duquesne University President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty focused on the importance of academic excellence in his annual address to faculty, staff and administration at the 2013 University Convocation on Sept. 12.
Academic excellence is a top priority in the University’s strategic plan, and past convocations addressed two other priorities: Continue reading
Over the summer, SGA has funded the installation and implementation of a GPS bus-tracking application, DoupleMap. This service was installed for both the weekend Loop Bus service and the Southside Shuttle. DoubleMap is a new and upcoming company based out of Indianapolis. They currently provide bus tracking to other college campuses across the country including Georgetown, John Carroll, University of Cincinnati, University of Notre Dame, West Texas A&M, and Xavier. Continue reading
The Duquesne University Respect Campaign is intended to support the University Strategic Plan and reinforce the Mission, specifically the dignity of all persons. The Respect Campaign will focus on the following: Continue reading
Parkhurst Dining is a leading regional food service management company that provides authentic culinary experiences to the finest colleges, universities, corporations, museums and cultural destinations, focusing only on those client partners who are looking for the best in the industry. Continue reading
New this August is the updated Spiritan Campus Ministry Center in Towers! This new venue offers much greater visibility to students walking to and from the Living and Learning centers. Spiritan Campus Ministry now has a well-equipped conference room, well-appointed offices, an ecumenical prayer room and two prayer rooms for our Muslim students. Continue reading
The group is composed of 12 second-year students who are earning credits at partner school University College Dublin (UCD), the largest university in Ireland. The students are studying Irish history in the former residence of the Spiritan community in St. Michael’s College. With the addition of the Duquesne students, first, second and third level education components now co-exist on one campus.
Students across Duquesne University now have the opportunity to minor in African Studies. The interdisciplinary program will offer a broad selection of courses on Africa that also can be taken to fulfill University and school core requirements or as electives, if students are unable to commit to the full requirements of the minor. Continue reading
The Rev. Daniel Walsh, C.S.Sp., has been named University chaplain and director of Spiritan Campus Ministry at Duquesne University. Walsh succeeded the Rev. Ray French, C.S.Sp., who has been named vice president for mission and identity at Duquesne.
“Spiritan Campus Ministry is very well-established with a very good Spiritan direction,” said Walsh. “It represents well, in all facets, what the Spiritans are all about. I hope to continue to carry on that good work.” Continue reading
Dr. John A. Viator has been named the inaugural director of the new Biomedical Engineering Program at Duquesne University, effective Sept. 1. The program, which will enroll its first class of students in the fall of 2014, is the only engineering degree offered in Southwestern Pennsylvania at a top-tier Catholic research institution. Continue reading
Out and About…..Duquesne Health Service’s new outreach program “JUST ASK”
The new DUHS Outreach program, “Just Ask,” is designed to heighten awareness, increase knowledge, and connect students with information and appropriate resources.
We recognize that health is a vital part of learning. Our goal is to promote and sustain a healthy campus community that supports an individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, environmental, and occupational well-being. Continue reading
Need Research Help? More Ways to Ask a Librarian!
- Text us at a NEW number: 412.265.3599
- Email us at a NEW email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- NEW! – Chat with a Gumberg librarian when the Reference Desk is staffed
- Get research assistance 24/7 from an academic librarian via Ask Here PA
- Computers along the walls that allow for the addition of soft seating, ottomans, and small tables
- New chairs that are on wheels to make it easy for students to move them when they want to work alone or in groups
- New carpet in Duquesne red and blue
- Windows covered in solar film to reduce glare and heat loss
- New wraparound counter designed to hold four new “xpress” computers designated for quick lookups and quick printing
- Number of student volunteers–7,750
- Number of faculty/staff volunteers–680
- Estimated hours of service–249,700 as of July 2013
- Estimated dollar value of service–estimated dollar value of hours at $5,528,358.00.
Once again this year the Freshman Development office is sponsoring weekend programs throughout the fall semester for Freshman. This program is designed to allow our new students to learn about the Pittsburgh area while attending a variety of entertaining events. Subsidized ticket for haunted houses, the Pittsburgh Zoo, Kennywood, Pirates games and the Barnum and Baily Circus are just a few of the highlights.
For the full schedule and to order on line, go to our website.
DU CARES was awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in the amount of $40,000.00 for a two year cycle ending June 30, 2015. This grant will be used to combat illegal (underage) and excessive alcohol consumption on the Duquesne University Campus and within the Duquesne Community.
National Alcohol Awareness Week is scheduled for Oct. 14 through Oct. 18 and will include a kick off picnic, an information fair, the annual Mocktail mix-off event, a collaborative event with the athletic Department, and several co-sponsored events with members of the Greek community including a late night program on Friday the Oct. 18 from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the Power Center on campus.
The Duquesne University Sophomore Class Council hosted its annual Welcome Back Class picnic on Sept. 4, 2013. Approximately 250 sophomore students attended the on campus event to reconnect with friends missed over the summer, and to make new friends. Additionally, the Class council purchased 250 tickets for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game on Saturday, Sept. 14. The students watched a great game followed by an awesome fireworks display. The Pirate’s welcomed the “Duquesne University Sophomore Class” during the middle of the 4th inning with a message on the center field Scoreboard. Continue reading
The Office of Residence Life, DU CARES and RHA hosted a Murder Mystery party on campus on Friday, Sept. 20. The theme of the Murder Mystery Party was ‘Terror in a Toga’ and was set in Rome. Participants filled the decorated “arena” in the Towers Multipurpose room for a night of intrigue and fun. It was an interactive, role playing event where students were assigned specific roles, given character information and costume ideas prior to the event, and then were ‘fed’ information and objectives to solve the murder throughout the evening. “Roman” food was served (from the ovens of Buca di Beppo). It was a successful event and several others have been planned for this semester. The next mystery will take place on Friday, Oct. 11 (Homecoming weekend) and is entitled “A Homicide at Homecoming.”
Is Duquesne haunted? Come find out! Spend a spooky evening with University Archivist Thomas White, author of several books on Pennsylvania folklore, on Wednesday, October 30, 8-9:30 p.m. at the Silverman Center on the 1st floor of Gumberg Library.
Listen to ghost stories and legends of the university and surrounding neighborhoods. Tasty treats too!
Spiritan Campus Ministry and Gumberg Library collaborated in supporting the 11 Days of Peace at Duquesne University.
All students are invited to join the Red and Blue Crew. The Crew is a student organization that promotes school spirit and supports Duquesne Athletics. The students support Duquesne’s games by playing their own game. Throughout the year, points are awarded for attending events such as football games, basketball games, spotlight games and meetings. A prize will be given to the Fan of the Month (the student who earned the most points during that month) and at the end of the school year a “Fan of the Year” will be dubbed, with this fan winning two Penguins tickets. Continue reading
Duquesne University introduces Varsity “D” — the first formal association for all of its former student-athletes. No matter what sport you played, or when you wore the Red and Blue, you share common experiences: the hours of practice and training, the exhilaration of a win and the heartbreak of a loss, and above all, the ultimate prize of a Duquesne degree. Continue reading
U.S. News & World Report
One of the nation’s universities with the best value, considering cost and academic quality, Duquesne continues to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its top tier of national universities. Continue reading
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has selected Duquesne as one of its 2013 Educational Fundraising Award recipients. The University was named in the Private Research/Doctoral Institutions category and was one of just three institutions recognized for overall improvement of its fundraising efforts. Continue reading
Number 11 on Expectations of a Duquesne Student states: “Be proud of Duquesne, show school spirit and support University Activities.”
The Duquesne Athletics Department, the Student Government Association and the Red & Blue Crew (RBC; the Student Cheering Section & Support Group for Athletics) are joining forces to create something that will hopefully become more commonplace on campus: Red & Blue Spirit. Continue reading
- Dinner with the Dukes – Oct. 3, Oct. 30 and Nov. 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the Union NiteSpot
- Homecoming Kickoff Pep Rally, BBQ & Powder Puff Game – Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Family Weekend – Oct. 18 – 20
- Carnival – Saturday, Nov. 2
- Tipoff Tailgate with Men’s Basketball – Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
- Power Madness – Early April 2014
At the ceremony, pharmacy students entering the third year of the school’s six-year Pharm.D. program were presented with white coats that they will wear during their laboratory and experiential education, and recited a pledge of professionalism.
This fall, Residence Hall Association will be hosting their annual Siblings Weekend Oct. 25-27. The event is open to all Duquesne residents and their siblings ages 6 to 16. Siblings will be permitted to stay in the Living Learning Centers with the resident. In the years past, RHA has taken the residents and their siblings to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium around lunchtime on the Saturday of Siblings Weekend. Continue reading
On Thursday, Oct. 17, Duquesne Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams along with Duquesne Intramurals will be hosting a first-ever event of its kind on the Bluff, the Dukes Madness Basketball Tipoff Tournament for men and women. It is a free, student-only event and will take place at 6 p.m. in the A.J. Palumbo Center. Continue reading
The annual City Game against Pitt will be Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. and will be a nationally yelevised broadcast at CONSOL Energy Center! Plan your return from Thanksgiving Break to come back to campus that Saturday to cheer on your Dukes. A very special THANK YOU to Residence Life as the Residence Halls will be open at 8 a.m. that Saturday to accommodate all students that live on-campus to move back in before or after the game that day. No excuse not to come back just ONE day early to cheer on YOUR Dukes! Continue reading
Fall 2013 Regular Hours
- Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Anyone entering Gumberg Library must swipe their ID card and show their photo ID during the following hours:
- Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to closing
- Saturday: All day
- Sunday: All day
Find out what is happening on campus
Learn about our student organizations
Build your own Involvement Record
And MUCH more!!!
It’s all just one click away… www.duq.edu/campuslink
Campus Link is a platform that provides student organizations with the resources to better communicate with one another and to promote their events. It also allows individual students the opportunity to record their co-curricular involvement and to readily find out what is happening on campus. Some of the features of Campus Link include: an online campus flyer board, customizable web pages for each student organization, event calendar, service hour tracking and personalized Involvement Records.
Be sure to log-in, register and “Get Involved” in campus life at Duquesne!
FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES
To view athletic team schedules click on the following links: