Duquesne Program Council Happenings

The Duquesne Program Council (DPC) has been making an enormous impact on student life this semester. Each Friday evening in the NightSpot, located in the  Union, DPC has activity that is free to all students, called DUNites. These events range from sand art to Christmas crafts. Each one of the events was packed with students, more so than previous years. DPC also hosts DU Weekend activities such as hiking trips or kayaking down the Allegheny. Tickets for these events are available for students at spectacular discounted rates. Similar to the DUNites nearly all of the DUWeekend events have sold-out. Continue reading

New Student Leaders Installed

On Sunday, March 16, 2014, the new officers of the Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association, Commuter Council, Student Government Senate, Duquesne Program Council, Class Councils, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Professional Fraternity Council, and the newly founded Black Greek Council were installed at the 11 a.m. Mass in the University Chapel. Continue reading

Tipoff Tailgate

On Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, over 25 student organizations participated in the 3rd annual Tipoff Tailgate. This successful and highly spirited event, sponsored by Student Government Association, Duquesne Program Council and Athletics, was organized to encourage student attendance for the nationally televised men’s basketball game against the La Salle Explorers. Continue reading

Wicked Tickets Sell Out; Mama Mia Tickets Will Be Available

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time.” Continue reading

Derek Hughes

The Duquesne Program Council is hosting comedian Derek Hughes on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 9-10:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. Continue reading

Ice Skating at PPG

Erica Wong, Carley Risley, Emily Frame, Ashley Stough and Mary Somma, President of the Ice Skating Club.

The Duquesne Program Council, along with the Ice Skating Club, sponsored an ice skating trip to the rink at PPG place on Friday, Jan. 24. The cold weather could not keep all who went from having a great time. Twenty-five tickets were sold, which included admission, ice skate rentals and a complementary Ice Skating Club winter hat.

Be on the lookout for other DPC winter sponsored events such as a ski trip.
(include photo ice with caption the girls from left to right are: Erica Wong, Carley Risley, Emily Frame, Ashley Stough, and Mary Somma, President of the Ice Skating Club.)

Christmas Ball

The Christmas Ball, which has been a tradition at Duquesne for 33 years, was held at the Sheraton Station Square on Friday, Dec. 6.  Over 400 students attended this annual holiday event, proudly sponsored by the Duquesne Program Council.

Christmas Ball

On Friday, December 7, the Duquesne Program Council sponsored the 32nd Annual Christmas Ball at the Sheraton Station Square. This annual holiday event was attended by nearly 500 students.

Cultural Connections

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!

BluffStock Fall Concert

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.

New Student Organization Officers Installed


New SGA Executive Board: L-R Zachary Zeigler, Mackenzie Kennedy, Anissa Gilbert, Lauren Turkovich and Shannon Smith

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