Over 100 new students attended Commuter Pre-Orientation on Tuesday, August 21. The Commuter Pre-Orientation program assisted commuting students in getting to know their Commuter Assistant, the Office of Commuter Affairs staff, other commuter students and the campus. Commuter Pre-Orientation was an information-packed day which helped provide new students with the necessary tools to become active and participating members of the Duquesne community.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted their annual OMA Pre-Orientation Program (Pre-O) on August 20 and August 21. Pre-O is designed to connect students of diverse backgrounds with a reliable network of support that will aid in their social and academic transition into the Duquesne University campus community. An outstanding group of returning students served as Pre-O Leaders and facilitators of the various workshops, panel discussions, and team builders. The incoming students and their parents communicated that they valued the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and DU Alumni. Continue reading
Duquesne University welcomed approximately 1,520 freshmen to campus this semester — the largest class in the University’s 134-year history.
While figures will not be finalized until later this semester, the incoming class compares to last year’s incoming class of approximately 1,330 students, according to the Admissions Office. 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.
Celebrated alumnus and illusionist Michael Grandinetti will return to Duquesne University for a one-night spectacular during Family Weekend on October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the A.J. Palumbo Center.
Grandinetti will push the boundaries of magic during his first return to his hometown of Pittsburgh in ten years and first-ever performance at his Alma Mater. Grandinetti’s family-friendly show is full of exciting illusion and several new surprises.
On September 20, Michael brought his original magic and illusions to Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte, NC, where he presented an all new halftime show during the Carolina Panthers home game against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
Tickets can be purchased online when your register for Family Weekend or by calling 412.396.6209. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost is $15 per ticket. Students will be admitted with a Duquesne ID. Children 12 and under are also free.
Watch a preview of Michael Grandinetti below:
Student Government Association is running a voter registration campaign this month until October 9, 2012! We encourage all those who have yet to register to visit our table in the Union between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to register to vote and be entered in a drawing for an IPAD 2!
Students are needed to serve as members of the University Conduct Board. Commitment is minimal. Contact Susan Monahan, Director at email@example.com or 412.396.6642 for more information.
As the Center for Student Involvement continues to promote the usages of Campus Link to the University community, we have engaged in a partnership with the McAnulty College and Graduate School for Liberal Arts, to explore the opportunity of E-Portfolios. Currently, students are able to utilize an Involvement Record to track their organization memberships, service hours as well as on-campus and off-campus experiences. The proposal of an E-Portfolio would take this one step further, and allow students to present involvement and portfolio information in a public format to perspective employers. Continue reading
Are you using Campus Link? Over 2,500 Duquesne students have already signed-in! Campus Link is a platform that provides students and student organizations with the resources to promote and manage their involvement on campus. Some of the features include: an online campus flyer board, customizable web pages for each student organization, event management tools, service hour tracking tools and Involvement records.
Each week, the Center for Student Involvement will select a Campus Link user’s name at random to win great prizes! The more you log-in to Campus Link, the better chance you have to win! Be sure to log-in to DORI, locate the Campus Link Icon and “Get Involved” in campus life at Duquesne!
What do the August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have in common? Each month, the Duquesne Program Council sponsors the Cultural Connections program, and provides Duquesne students with the chance to see great performances at a discounted price.
Tickets to Jersey Boys and Matthew Morrison & the PSO sold out quickly, so be sure to read your e-mails and visit Campus Link for more information about what’s happening this month!
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
Students returning to campus this semester were pleased to check out the completely revamped Hogan Dining Center, featuring an open kitchen, new seating arrangements and more choices for dining.
Located in the Towers residence hall, the Hogan Dining Center is the main campus student dining facility and now has food preparation areas that allow diners to see their meals being made. In addition, a variety of different food-serving areas have replaced the cafeteria line. Continue reading
In addition to overseeing daily operations, Mrvos said she is excited to be working on two new initiatives expected to improve student services and communications. One of those initiatives is creating an environment of education and wellness. Continue reading
Glasgow was a professor and associate dean for nursing and undergraduate health professions and continuing nursing education at Drexel University. There, she was responsible for curricular and faculty development, institutional and accrediting body quality assessment, and fiscal planning. Continue reading
Weaver, who previously served as assistant dean and director of student agencies at Princeton University, has more than 15 years of experience in higher education, primarily with student work, at Thomas Jefferson University, Catholic University, the University of Chicago and Georgetown University.
A native of Somerset, Pa., Weaver is familiar with Pittsburgh and said he always heard great things about Duquesne and used to go see the Tamburitzans perform when they came to his hometown.
View photos of our recent renovations on Facebook, click here.
Too Noisy in the Living Learning Center?
All areas of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of the library have been designated for quiet study. Additionally, keys to individual study carrels on the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th floors are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Continue reading
The Freshman Mothers’ Luncheon was held on Sunday, September 23, 2012.
ISO works in collaboration with other organizations on campus and provides assistance for their various events. On September 6, 2012, ISO hosted their largest ever WELCOME BACK PARTY. ISO has worked hard to create a reputation for its diverse events and themes. Continue reading
Commuter Council at Duquesne University is the second largest governing body on campus whose purpose is to serve as the voice for all commuters. Commuter Council strives to ensure that all commuters have a pleasant time while at Duquesne University. Throughout the school year, Commuter Council plans various events such as picnics, Halloween events, and more. On September 7, 2012, Commuter Council held its annual “Beginning of the Year Picnic” for all commuters. Commuters stopped by to grab a quick bite to eat, to hang out with fellow commuters, and to play corn hole on Mellon Patio. Students that attended the picnic enjoyed their time and were all excited to be a part of the organization dedicated solely for commuters.
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) serves as the representative student governing body for Duquesne’s Living Learning Centers. Residence Hall Association was organized to ensure an atmosphere conducive to positive group and individual experiences for resident students. During the 2010-11 academic year, a new initiative was introduced to incorporate Hall Councils for each Living Learning Center to get more resident student involvement. With the incorporation of Hall Councils, RHA has grown from five members in the past to approximately 30 active members in the organization. Continue reading
This summer, several Fraternities and Sororities attended their annual or bi-annual conventions throughout the company! Below are some photos and info from the chapters that went to their conventions! Continue reading
Hazing Awareness Week included a Mass in the Duquesne Chapel sponsored by GAMMA on September 23 at 9 p.m., a Rita’s Sale in the PNC Atrium on September 25 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. to benefit Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, and a Greek trivia game and hazing panel involving Greeks and student athletes. Continue reading
The annual fall event, Meet the Greeks, was held Wednesday, September 12, 2012, in the Union Ballroom. Organized by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils, this event allowed both freshman and upperclassmen to get a glimpse of what Greek Life is all about at Duquesne. Each chapter was able to proudly display their awards and accolades to new students interested in Greek Life. Continue reading
This year, the Center for Student Involvement is continuing its association with the R.K. Mellon Foundation and Venture Outdoors to bring the Outdoor Adventure Series to Duquesne University. For a small fee, students are able to participate in various outdoor recreational programs, including white water rafting, caving, paintball, rock climbing, horseback riding and skiing. Continue reading
On Saturday, September 15, the Duquesne Program Council (DPC) sponsored the 11th annual BluffStock Fall Concert in the Union Ballroom. The event featured a live performance by local artist Punchline and national-touring headliner Less Than Jake, for a crowd of energetic fans. Past DPC concerts have included such acts as: Something Corporate, Howie Day, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, HelloGoodbye, and Gym Class Heroes.
You may have noticed something different about campus on September 5. Music, food and over 120 of our student groups and University departments turned Academic Walk into a bustling marketplace of activity! Continue reading
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
The Division of Student Life and the Commuter Council will hold their annual Commuter Family Day on Sunday, November 4. All undergraduate commuting students and their families are invited to attend Mass in the University Chapel beginning at 11 a.m. Following Mass, a complimentary brunch will be held in the Union Ballroom. Commuter Family Day recognizes the dedication of commuters and their families to the Duquesne Community.
Save the date! Duquesne University’s Night of Lights, sponsored by the Student Government Association will be taking place on Thursday, December 6, 2012! There will be a Christmas dinner, carriage rides, games, and more so mark your calendars now!
100th anniversary celebrations are underway for the Palumbo Donahue School of Business. The school started as the School of Accounts, Finance and Commerce on October 6, 1913. Continue reading
- September 27 – 29 – Red Masquers Variety Show, Peter Mills Theater, 8 p.m.
- September 28 – 30 – Homecoming Weekend, Various Locations
- September 28 – 29 – Carnival, A.J. Palumbo Center
- September 28 – Oktoberfest Dinner, Hogan Dinning Center, 7 p.m.
- September 29 – AutumnFest, Academic Walk, 11 a.m.
- September 29 – Dukes vs. St. Francis, Rooney Field, 1 p.m.
- September 30 – Apple Fest, Towers MPR, 4 p.m.
- October 4 – Musician Joy Ike, The Red Ring, 7 p.m.
- October 11 – Trivia Night, The Red Ring, 7 p.m.
- October 17 – Comedian Chris Newberg, Union Ballroom, 9 p.m.
- October 16 – Big Dream Gathering, Power Center, 6 p.m.
- October 18 – ISO Continent Night, Union Ballroom, 6 p.m.
- October 19 – 21 – Family Weekend, Various Locations
- October 20 – Magic of Michael Grandinetti, A.J. Palumbo Center, 7:30 p.m.
- November 2 – 4 – Siblings Weekend, Various Locations
- December 6 – Night of Lights, Duquesne Union
- December 7 – Christmas Ball, Sheraton Station Square, 7 p.m.
During Mass on Sunday, March 11, the annual Officer Installation Ceremony was held. The new officers of the Student Government Association, SGA Senate, Duquesne Program Council, Commuter Council, Resident Hall Association, Class Councils and Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils were installed. A celebratory brunch followed, where former student leader and Duquesne alumnus, Susannah Hoang, Senior Compliance Lead for ALCOA, offered an inspirational message to our new student leaders. Continue reading
President Charles J. Dougherty has named Dr. James Swindal dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts. Swindal, professor of philosophy, has served as acting dean since July 2011 while continuing his role as chair of the Department of Philosophy. Continue reading
Des Places Hall Rooms are still available!
If you will be a junior or higher next year and would like to live in Des Places Hall, please contact the Office of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life is in Assumption Hall, and you can e-mail us.
More information about Des Places Hall can be found here.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted the Unity Banquet with guest speaker Dr. Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law Professor, on April 13. 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