Founders Week 2015: Faces of Courage

The campus community celebrated the legacy, vision and values of Duquesne’s Spiritan founders throughout the University’s annual Founders Week Saturday, Jan. 31, through Friday, Feb. 6. This year’s theme was Faces of Courage to honor those who personify courage in how they overcome odds, build a more just world or simply bring joy to others.

Duquesne Presents Honorary Degree to Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe

As part of its 2015 Founders Week: Faces of Courage celebration, Duquesne University presented an honorary doctor of humane letters to Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, director of the St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Center in Gulu, Uganda on Thursday, Feb. 5, at a special event in the Power Center Ballroom on campus.

Earlier in the day, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe spent an hour with students, telling her story of helping to rebuild the lives of young people who were traumatized by the civil war in Uganda.

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Duquesne Community Invited to Celebrate Founders Week 2014

The campus community is invited to attend Founders Week 2014, the annual celebration to honor the legacy, vision and values of Duquesne’s Spiritan founders, from Sunday, Feb. 2, through Friday, Feb. 7.

The theme for this year’s Founders Week, One Heart, One Spirit: Living the Mission, will highlight a series of events focused around Spiritan education, the University’s mission and how the University community lives that mission each day. Continue reading

Duquesne Celebrates the Roots of Founding Fathers

Founders Week 2013Founders Week 2013, the annual University-wide celebration to honor the legacy, vision and values of Duquesne’s founders, the Spiritans, took place Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.

This year’s Founder’s Week focused on the 50th anniversary of the papal encyclical Pacem in Terris as well as the work performed by the Spiritans in carrying on the mission of peace building. Pacem in Terris was the first encyclical in which Pope John XXIII not only addressed the Catholic faithful, but also “all people of good will.” The encyclical was intended to highlight the path to peace through collaboration and respect. Continue reading