Campus Events


Musicians Provide Midday Concerts on Wednesdays

12:30 - 1 p.m.
First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 615 Grant St.

Musicians from Duquesne are sharing their talents with the community through Music at Midday, concerts on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, a short walk away at 615 Grant St., near USX Tower.

Performers include:

  • March 4, Matthew Lobe
  • March 11, Emily Lapisardi/Beth Svendsen
  • March 18, Stephanie Sloan/Jessica Baier
  • March 25, Stephanie Sloan
The concerts are free and open to the public.

An Evening and Performance with Todd Kreidler

7 - 8:30 p.m.
Power Center Ballroom

Pittsburgh native and Duquesne alum Todd Kreidler worked with renowned playwright August Wilson for six years developing plays on Broadway and in theaters around the country. He has since written several original productions, including the musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, an original story featuring the lyrics of Tupac Shakur that premiered on Broadway last summer and a stage adaptation of the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, which premiered in Atlanta in 2013.

University Social - March 17, 2015

4 - 6 p.m.
Africa Room

Fr. Sean Hogan, Executive Vice President for Student Life, cordially invites all Duquesne faculty, staff and administration to enjoy food, refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with fellow employees for the March Social.

Duquesne Women's Guild Presents "Springtime on Broadway" Luncheon

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Duquesne Union Ballroom
RSVP Deadline: 04/21/2015

Duquesne University Women's Guild Proudly presents their Annual 2015 Spring Luncheon including musical theater of "Springtime on Broadway".

Enjoy Basket Raffles, Silent Auction; Lottery Tree, Mystery Bags, Wine Table, Plant Sale, Treasure Vault, and much more.

COME EARLY! Doors open at 11:00 A.M. Lunch served at 12:00 Noon

Seating is limited; buy your tickets early for a fabulous afternoon of fun.

All proceeds benefit the Endowed Scholarship for Duquesne University students and Spiritan Campus Ministry programs for student development and outreach.

Tickets may be purchased online at (click on register), or print and complete the form and mail it with your check made payable to Duquesne University c/o Mary McIntyre, 508 Old Main, 600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282

For more information, email

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Public Meeting of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Thursday, March 12, 2015
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
325 Fisher Hall

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology invites all interested parties (e.g., clinic clients, Clinical Instructors, former students, members of DU's academic community, and members of the general community) to a Public Meeting during its upcoming re-accreditation site visit.

Individuals who attend will have the opportunity to meet with members of the accreditation site visit team to provide observations and experiences related to the graduate program's compliance with the CAA's accreditation standards.

Individuals who wish to provide input may either attend this meeting to provide oral or written comment to the site visit team, or may provide comments to the Council on Academic Accreditation prior to the site visit. All written comments must include the author's name, address, telephone number and the author's relationship to DU's Department of Speech-Language Pathology. All written comments must be signed and submitted to:

Accreditation Public Comment
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850
Fax: 301.296.8570

A copy of the CAA's Accreditation Standards for Accreditation and Policy on Public Comments can be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland 20850; calling ASHA's Action Center at 800-498-2071 or by clicking on the following links:

Accreditation Standards:
Public Comments Policy:

For more information interested parties may also contact Mikael D.Z. Kimelman, Chairperson of the Department of Speech-Language Disorders (412.396.4269).

OMA Spirit of Diversity

March 27, 2015
5 p.m. Reception, 6 p.m. Dinner
Power Center Ballroom
RSVP Deadline: March 20, 2015
Contact: Amber Satterwhite at

On Friday, March 27th, 2015 the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Duquesne University will host its inaugural Spirit of Diversity Dinner in the Power Center Ballroom. This year our keynote speaker is Dr. Rich Milner, who serves as the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education as well as the Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, a select group of Duquesne University students will be recognized for their leadership and academic accomplishments. The cost to attend is $40 per person and $10 for undergraduate students.

Psychology Lecture/Discussion - March 26, 2015

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Fisher Hall 719

David R. Loy, Ph.D. will present Personal, Social, and Ecological Transformation: Buddhist and Christian Perspectives

Exploring Africa through Literature Book Group - Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, 1st Floor, Gumberg Library

Join the Exploring Africa through Literature book group to discuss Americanah by the award-winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Americanah won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and was one of The New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year in 2013. The group, led by Terra Merkey & Dr. Emad Mirmotahari, will hold its first gathering on 3/25 to discuss topics such as immigration, the blending of cultures, race, romance, and the role of the individual in the world. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book can be checked out now at the Gumberg Library Circulation Desk.

Contemplative Practice in Christianity and Hinduism: A Day-Long Retreat with Russill Paul

Learn about the contemplative tradition within Christianity by way of comparison to the Hindu tradition, March 14 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Student Union, Africa Room (3rd Floor). This retreat will not only look towards the classic contemplatives of Christianity like St. Theresa of Avila and Meister Eckhart - but also to contemporary Christian teachers of contemplative practice such as Bede Griffiths and Thomas Keating. In addition, attendees will engage in contemplative practice by: learning its basics and start to apply them in this workshop, learning to use chant to enter into the contemplative experience, participating in discussion, and being part of a contemplative ritual. For registration please visit: For questions please email:

How Can Gumberg Library Better Meet Your Needs? Take the LibQUAL Survey and Offer Your Input!

February 2nd - March 8th

The Gumberg Library seeks feedback regarding its collections, services, and building spaces. Gumberg invites students, faculty, and staff to share their input by completing the LibQUAL+ Lite Survey between February 2nd - March 8th: Those who participate in the survey will be eligible to win one of several prizes, including an iPad Mini and a Kindle Fire. For a complete list of prizes, visit

Women in Sports Luncheons

Union Rm. 613

In celebrating female student-athlete and discussing women's sports-related topics, the Duquesne athletics department has announced the inaugural Women In Sports Luncheon series. There will be a total of six dates beginning Wednesday, Sept. 24th in Room 613 of the Duquesne Union. The event is the initiative of Dukes women's basketball head coach Dan Burt to connect coaches and faculty.

The dates of the luncheons are as follows:

  • Wed. Sept. 24th
  • Wed. Oct. 29th
  • Wed. Jan. 21st
  • Wed. Feb. 25th
  • Wed. Mar. 25th
  • Wed. Apr. 29th
For more information, contact Alyssa Simonin at 412-396-1948.


Workshops & Lectures


Who Are Our Saints? Building a National Pantheon in the Modern Museum

March 13, 2015
4 p.m.
553 College Hall

A lecture by Dr. Alima Bucciantini, History Department

Psychotherapy on the couch: Diagnosis, treatment, prognosis

Friday Lecture: 6 - 9 p.m. Lec 1, Rockwell Hall
Saturday Workshop: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m. Lec 1, Rockwell Hall
Sunday Workshop: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lec 1, Rockwell Hall

Gary Greenberg will present Psychotherapy on the couch: Diagnosis, treatment, prognosis a Psychology Distinguished Speakers Workshop.

Modern Day Saints on the Battlefield: The Power and Resilience of Sudanese Women

6:00 p.m.
Power Center Ballroom

Description (content of your notice): Odhiambo's presentation acknowledges the roles played by women in the African Liberation struggles, and especially the resilience of South Sudanese women. Although history in most cases ignores the role of women, this paper shows how Sudanese women played different roles during the civil war that spanned more than fifty-five years. They not only served as combatants in the battle front, but also as auxiliary soldiers who sacrificed their time serving SPLA in the forest undertaking different assignments. While liberation struggles have ended in Africa, other ugly war zones have emerged, forcing "new modern day Saints" to continue fighting individually, in an effort to deconstruct these "new war zones" by struggling against the "invincible enemies" in social and political spheres that inhibit women.

Breakfast Leadership Series - Leading with Purpose: The Soul of Leadership

April 7, 2015
8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.
Power Center Ballroom

Leading with Purpose: The Soul of Leadership
Facilitator: Dr. Kathy Humphrey

Do you ever reflect on what enlightens you? What sparks you? What engages you? On the quest to become a great leader, you possess the ability to connect, with your employees, your organization, but primarily with yourself. These connections are vital to your fulfilment of leading with your 'soul'. The soul of a leader is in the Knowing, Being and Doing. During this lively session, you will engage in reflecting, thinking, growing your own dynamic qualities and infuse the energy to create a positive aura in your life. Join in engaging discussion on how to use your 'soulful' gifts, talents, and specially-designed tools to create the leader in you - the very essence of who you are - who you desire to become.

Breakfast Leadership Series - Life is a Team Event: Applying Leadership Principles to Everyday Life

March 10, 2015
8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.
Power Center Ballroom

Life is a Team Event: Applying Leadership Principles to Everyday Life
Facilitator: T.S. Jones, Major General USMC, Retired

True success in life is dependent on your growth both personally and professionally. This lively session will help you develop the essential skills of self-awareness and importance of communication, trust, cooperation, and acceptance of the team members of your life. Learn how leadership principles apply to everyday work, life, and relationships. MEPS is a dynamic tool representing the four, potential dimensions of everyones character: Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual development. Explore and come on an exciting journey to grow and expand your own development.

Leadership Breakfast Series - Unlocking the Power of Your Creative Edge: Staying Inspired!

May 12, 2015
8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.
Power Center Ballroom

Unlocking the Power of Your Creative Edge: Staying Inspired!
Facilitator: Dr. John Stanko

Do you feel stifled and bored in your daily work? Are you having fun while you work or in your life? Do you even believe that is possible? During this highly interactive session you will identify the gremlins that keep you from expressing your creativity, imagination, and curiosity, and which are often the same gremlins that prevent you from finding and flowing in your life purpose. Learn how to unleash, stimulate, stretch, and guide your creativity - personally and professionally.

EndNote Basics: Follow-On - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gumberg Library

This session will provide an opportunity for users to practice using EndNote with the guidance of librarians readily available. Users attending should have already attended at least one of the EndNote Basics Demonstrations or Hands-On Instruction sessions. All attendees must bring their own laptop with EndNote already installed on the computer.

EndNote Basics: Hands-On Instruction - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gumberg Library

This session will provide a hands on introduction to EndNote desktop. EndNote allows users to import, store, and organize references and format them in thousands of different citation styles. EndNote includes a plug-in for word processing programs for formatting in-citations and bibliographies. This software is available for free via the DU computer store's software downloads page in DORI. All attendees must bring their own laptop with EndNote already installed on the computer. The class will separate into groups of Mac & PC users. Please arrive at the appropriate classroom: Rm 202 for PC users; Rm 402 for Mac users.