2014 Spring Student-Athlete Report Card

  • All sports Grade Point Average was a 3.26 on a 4.0 scale
  • 13/16 teams posted a 3.0 Spring GPA or above
  • 230 student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or above; which represents nearly two thirds of all varsity teams
  • 132 student-athletes earned a 3.5 GPA or above
  • 120 student-athletes named to the A10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.5+)
  • Women’s Volleyball earns AVCA Team Academic Award (Team GPA 3.3+)
  • Women’ Swimming earns CSCAA Scholar All America Team Award
  • Simon Gomez (men’s soccer) awarded Atlantic 10 Post Graduate Scholarship
  • Allison Foschia (volleyball) and James Spisak (Track and Field) named Student-Athetes of the Year
  • Allison Foschia nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
  • Devon Tabata selected to NCAA Division I Academic Cabinet and elected Division I SAAC Vice Chair

National Fraternity Honors Duquesne Undergrads and Alumni

It was almost a sweep.  Brothers of the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity have long been active and influential on Duquesne’s campus.  This summer, their own national fraternity recognized their efforts. The Duquesne Brothers nearly swept all available awards at their national summer convention in Harrisburg, Aug.13-17. Continue reading

ISO Night: “Spice It Up With South Asia: Many Regions, One World”

The International Students Organization (ISO) is celebrating its annual Fall Continent Night on Oct. 2, 2014. For several years, ISO has been instrumental in promoting cultural diversity through its events, which attracts over 400 students and faculty across campus. What makes the event special this year is the attendance of international alumni since it coincides with Homecoming week on campus.

Experience the south Asian culture of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and other neighboring countries through a fashion show, performances and traditional delicacies.

Join ISO to support diversity and celebrate culture at Duquesne University!

Family Weekend 2014

This year’s family weekend is being held Oct. 17-19. A schedule of events can be found at www.duq.edu/family. This year, the Office of Greek Live will be holding Carnival on Friday the Oct. 17 to kick off the weekend. Other signature events include a family jam in the Red Ring, academic open houses, a dueling pianos dinner show and the Residence Life family talent show. Please join us on campus for these events and to cheer on our Duquesne Dukes against Sacred Heart at noon on Rooney Field. For any questions or concerns please email fdsa@duq.edu.

2nd Annual Dukes Madness

Last October, Duquesne Athletics hosted it’s first-ever, student-only event dubbed Dukes Madness. This free 3-on-3 basketball tournament, coordinated by Duquesne Intramurals, ran at the A.J. Palumbo Center as a kickoff event for the basketball season, introducing both men’s and women’s basketball programs to over 300 students in attendance. Continue reading

Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life (ORL) has always strived to make campus an exciting place to live and learn. Throughout the year, the ORL team puts a particular emphasis on livening up the weekends of students who live on campus. Resident Assistants, Resident Directors and Residence Life Central Staff hosted over 150 weekend programs during the 2013-14 academic year, working collaboratively with many student groups and other offices including DU Cares, Freshman and Sophomore Class Councils, Duquesne Program Council, RHA and others. Continue reading