Night of Lights

The 42nd Senate of the Student Government Association is proud to announce that it hosted a successful 17th annual Night of Lights celebration. Silver Bells was the theme for the event, which occurred Thursday, Dec. 5. Traditional Christmas carols sung by the Duquesne University Chapel Choir and horse-drawn carriage rides occurred throughout the evening on Academic Walk. Continue reading

Message from Rev. Sean Hogan, C.S.Sp.

As we celebrate this great season of Love and Hope, I would ask that you spend a moment in meditation to think about what we are celebrating: Jesus, the second person of the Blessed Trinity, was born of the Virgin Mary and takes on a human body like ours, so that He could preach a life of Love, suffer and die on the Cross so that we can be saved, and rose on the third day. Continue reading

Breakfast with Santa

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Office of Residence Life hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa event in the Union Ballroom, with over 200 guests in attendance. Staff and faculty members, along with their families, were able to celebrate the holidays by playing games, making crafts, decorating Christmas cookies, and enjoying a breakfast buffet. Children also had the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  The Office of Residence Life would like to thank all of the Resident Assistants and RHA members who volunteered their time and dressed as elves to facilitate the games and crafts for the event.

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.

DU Women’s Guild — Gallery of Gifts Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair

On Nov. 19-20, the Duquesne University Women’s Guild held their 3rd annual holiday vendor and craft show, The Gallery of Gifts, in the Union. Continue reading

Fair Trade Week

Dec. 2-5 marked the 9th Annual Fair Trade Week, sponsored by Spiritan Campus Ministry, in the Division of Mission and Identity.  Throughout the week, local Fair Trade vendors sold handicrafts from all over the world in the PNC Atrium, where many students, faculty and staff got some Christmas shopping done!  Continue reading

24 Hour Study for Finals @ Gumberg Library

Gumberg Library will be open continuously from 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9 through 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. Free snacks at midnight! Quiet study is on the first, second, and third floors. Group study areas are the fourth and fifth floors. Always bring your ID—we card for your safety. Card swipe entry required from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays, and all weekends.

SGA Study Break at Gumberg Library

You will want to get in line early on Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Gumberg Library for food and beverages. Take a break from studying! Thanks to the Student Government Association for sponsoring this event.

Remember, snacks at midnight during finals at Gumberg and your DU ID is the key – make sure you have yours for swipe-in hours.

Duquesne Endows $1 Million Cumberland Posey Fund to Assist Minority Students

Cumberland Posey relatives Truman Posey Brown, in a Homestead Grays cap, and Nancy Boxill are honored at the Posey Endowment kickoff luncheon.

Duquesne University has announced the creation of the Cumberland W. Posey Jr. Endowed Fund. Established with a principal of $1 million, the fund’s distributions will help the University retain talented minority undergraduate and graduate students who have financial need.

“In a city that reveres its sports figures, we honor a man who could be called Pittsburgh’s forgotten champion,” said Duquesne President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty during a luncheon on Oct. 29. “Cumberland Willis Posey Jr. was a true legend, and not just in one sport.” Continue reading

Duquesne University Establishes Fund for Basketball Excellence

Duquesne University has announced the establishment of a Fund for Basketball Excellence. The first 10 donors have committed a total of $1 million over the next five years.

“There is a difference between success and excellence,” explained Greg Amodio, director of athletics. “Succeeding is to attain a desired result once; excellence requires sustaining and building on success. These funds will help our basketball programs to achieve real excellence.” Continue reading

Red Ring Launches New Menu, Year-Round Patio; Freshens Opens on Campus

Freshens, located next door to The Red Ring, opened on Nov. 20.

The Red Ring Bar and Grille on Duquesne University’s campus celebrated its grand re-opening with the launch of a brand new menu on Nov. 20.

The Red Ring seats more than 150 guests for indoor table service/bar seating as well as al fresco dining for lunch and dinner on the new outdoor patio. Created by Parkhurst Dining of Homestead, Pa. — Duquesne’s new dining services partner — the patio adds a lively and enjoyable dimension to dining and gets guests out into the fresh, open air to savor offerings from the extensive menu of appetizers, soups, salads, hot sandwiches and entrees. Side-wall panels and outdoor heaters allow guests to experience the patio year-round, even during inclement weather. Continue reading

Residence Hall Raiders

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Athletics will be hosting an event called Residence Hall Raiders at Consol Energy Center during the Dukes basketball game against Penn State. From 4:30-6 p.m., members of RHA will be located in the Rev. Sean Hogan Dining Center in Towers for a tailgate prior to the game. A variety of tailgating food will be available to the students. Continue reading

Residence Hall Association’s #DURESPECT Campaign

Marnie Schleicher and Jarred Ervin staff the table of the RHA Thank Tank!

This November, Residence Hall Association sponsored a Thank Tank for members of the Duquesne community for the #DURespect campaign. For three days in November, Residence Hall Association members were stationed in the Duquesne Towers during lunch and dinner hours. Approximately 100 students, faculty, and staff wrote thank you notes to other members of the community. Continue reading

Family Weekend 2013

Duquesne University’s Family Weekend was held Oct. 18-20. The University welcomed over 340 families, totaling over 960 attendees for the three-day event. Weekend highlights included the Family Jam at the Red Ring, University Resource Fair and continental breakfast, Father Hogan’s welcome address, Academic Open Houses, Campus Tours, Family Service Project, Departmental Open Houses, Taste of Pittsburgh Picnic Lunch, Family Talent Show and Mass followed by Sunday Brunch hosted by President Dougherty. Continue reading

Scholastic Book Sale

Browse or shop! The Scholastic Book Sale will be held Dec. 6-13 in the Student Union Atrium. Sale opens daily at 10 a.m. and benefits the Maureen Sullivan Curriculum Center on the fifth floor of the Gumberg Library. In addition to books there are gifts and posters. For more details contact Danielle Henzler at 412.396.1858.

Order of Omega

The Order of Omega-Alpha Nu class inductions were held on Nov. 20 in the Duquesne Chapel. Fourteen members of social fraternities and sororities and one honorary member were inducted this semester. The Order of Omega is the highest Greek Life Leadership Honor Society recognizing outstanding Greeks for their leadership and commitment to academics, community, and Greek Life. Continue reading

Greeks Advocating for the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA)

Greeks Advocating for the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) and the brothers of Alpha Delta fraternity sponsored a Risk Management Round-table to discuss the risk, effects, and consequences related to alcohol and other drugs. Continue reading

Alpha Phi Red Dress Gala

The Alpha Phi Foundation has a mission to empower women to be generous givers by raising and awarding funds for programs that advance leadership development, encourage academic excellence, improve women’s heart health, support sisters in need, preserve heritage, and educate about the value of philanthropy. The Foundation supports programs and research that study heart disease in women – specifically its symptoms, its treatment, and its prevention. The Alpha Phi Epsilon Iota chapter at Duquesne University raised over $3,500 at this year’s gala event for local, heart-health projects.

Sigma Nu White Rose Ball

Chairman Brian Bost and the brothers of Sigma Nu fraternity hosted the 8th annual White Rose Ball on Nov. 9, 2013 in the Student Union Ballroom. The event was a success in honoring and raising money for the Gold Star Mothers of America. During the evening’s festivities, Brooke Mendoff of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority won the honor of being crowned as the White Rose Ball Queen.

Carnival 2013

2013 Carnival Chairs

Nov. 2, 2013 was the date of this year’s Carnival. All chapters in the social sororities and fraternities were represented and paired for performances with each other as well as representation from the professional fraternal organizations.

The 2013 winners were:

Best Overall Performance: Alpha Sigma Tau/Alpha Delta/Sigma Tau Gamma for Oz Revisited
Best Choreography: Alpha Sigma Tau/Alpha Delta/Sigma Tau Gamma
Best Actor: Chris Kriak of Phi Kappa Theta
Best Actress: Sophie White of Alpha Sigma Tau Continue reading

Commuters Celebrate Thanksgiving

Commuter Assistants and Commuter Council held their annual Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 21 in the newly renovated Commuter Center, located on the first floor of the Duquesne Union.  Commuter students sat down with members of the Duquesne administration and faculty for a Thanksgiving feast filled with great food and conversation!

Duquesne Athletics Captures Four Fall Championships; Volleyball Qualifies for NCAA Championship

When a University wins a team championship at the Division I level, it is a big accomplishment.  Well, your Duquesne Dukes were able to secure four team titles during the fall sports season as the volleyball team captured the Atlantic 10 regular season crown and won the Atlantic 10 post-season tournament, the women’s cross country won the Atlantic 10 title, and football finished as co-champions of the Northeast Conference. Continue reading

Orientation Receives Award

The Orientation Director, Jade Leitzel and Assistant Director, Liz Keller, along with their advisor, Sean Weaver, Director of Special Student Services and Freshman Development, traveled to San Antonio, Texas in early November for the annual National Orientation Directors Association Conference. Continue reading

Students Selected for Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa

110 students were selected for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK). ODK is a National Leadership Honor Society, which recognizes and encourages achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; social and religious activities; campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; as well as creative and performing arts. Membership is awarded to students with a minimum of 60 credit hours and a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average. The following students were inducted into ODK on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Continue reading

Gumberg Library Hours for Finals and Christmas Break

Fall 2013 Gumberg Library Finals Hours

Monday, Dec. 9 – Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013


Thursday, December 19, 2013 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, December 20, 2013 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, December 21-22, 2013 CLOSED


Christmas Break

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 – Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 CLOSED
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 CLOSED (Staff In-Service)
Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 – Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 CLOSED
Jan. 6, 2014 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 7, 2014 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 Resume Regular Hours 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.