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Fall Blood Drive - October 27, 2015

Blood drives don't ask for money. Donations are needed for children and adults suffering from disease, illnesses, or accidents. Please consider donating. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, October 27
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Africa Room, Student Union

To sign up to donate, choose one of the following three options:

  • Become an eDonor. Anyone can schedule a time to donate online and receive automatic e-mail reminders. Log on to, click on "schedule an appointment" in blue box on left, scroll to "Search by Group Code," enter date of drive and sponsor code "CU090009" (not DU), click "Student Union Building," click "Select," and schedule will appear.
  • Contact Central Blood Bank at 1-866-366-6771.
  • Or contact your department recruiter.

  • Log into your account and find your Wellness tracking from each time you donate for cholesterol, temperature, pulse, iron, and blood pressure readings confidentially online.

    Appointments are available on the quarter hour. Donation time is about one hour. Eat before donating and drink lots of fluids that day. Bring photo I.D., driver's license, passport or Central Blood Bank I.D. card to donate.

    Save time when donating by using DonorPass. Log in on day of drive prior to appointment and complete health history that you take with you to the drive.

    Spirit (Crowdfunding) Update: One Project Funded, One to Go!

    In just five days, Duquesne University's Pure Thirst crowdfunding campaign exceeded its $4,000 goal! As a result, these students will travel to Okakola, Tanzania, where they will implement new water services and educate the people of that community about the benefits of clean water. Donations are still being accepted at

    The Student Government Association still needs your help to alleviate some of the financial burden on students by raising funds to create a student book loan program. They are at 55% of their $1,500 goal. Learn more and donate today at

    HOAGIE SALE - Sponsored by the School of Nursing

    Proceeds donated to United Way and designated to the Duquesne University School of Nursing "Community Based Health & Wellness Center for Older Adults" which is a United Way Contributor Choice Agency (#11014206)

    DEADLINE FOR ORDERING: October 8, 2015
    PICK UP: Tuesday, October 20
    11:30 to 1:30, Room 609, Union
    Hoagies must be picked up during this time- we cannot store hoagies that are not picked up
    Deliver completed forms with payment to Cindy Rost- 551A Fisher Hall
    Cash or Checks made payable to Duquesne University

    Order form

    Homecoming 2015

    October 4 - 10

    Celebrating one of the longest standing traditions at Duquesne, all faculty and staff are invited "Back to the Bluff" for Homecoming 2015.

    The week will be packed with events for anyone to enjoy. Some of the week's highlights include: Kickoff Mass with special Celebrant Bishop Zubik, SPIRIT DAY and Department Decorating Contest, Philanthropy Day at The Red Ring, University Blood Drive, Libermann Luncheon, "Outta Time" Capsule archive room, and Veterans Memorial.

    Bring the entire family and continue the celebration on Saturday, October 11th. Festivities include KidsZone, AutumnFest, Tailgate Lunch, Rally to Rooney Parade, Homecoming Football Game, and Post-Game Tent Party featuring 80s tribute band, Totally 80s.

    For a full schedule of the week, visit

    Registration is required for the weekend activities, which can be completed at

    Pre-Diabetes Program

    Have you ever been told that you have an elevated fasting blood sugar or that you are pre-diabetic? If so, you may be a candidate for our new wellness initiative at the Center for Pharmacy Care! We can help you prevent the progression of pre-diabetes to diabetes by taking action and making lifestyle changes.The program consists of 16 classes that will begin in September. We encourage you to attend as many classes as possible; however, you are only obligated to attend 9 of the 16 classes to participate.

    If you are interested, please contact x2165 for further information regarding the schedule and class details.

    Flu vaccines available

    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Center for Pharmacy Care

    Get Your Seasonal Flu Shot

    If you would like to schedule an appointment for a flu shot at the Center for Pharmacy Care, please call: 412.396.2155

    Free to DU employees and their family members enrolled with University sponsored Cigna and UPMC plan when medical ID card is presented. $35 for all others. Students will receive a $5.00 discount when student ID is presented.

    Duquesne University Pharmacy Information

    Duquesne University Pharmacy can help make your life easier. As a Duquesne University student or employee, you have access to all of the Pharmacy's convenient services, including free delivery to campus, online refills, automatic monthly refills, counseling and free health screenings. Most prescriptions can be filled and delivered on the same day, and most major insurance plans are accepted. You can also sign up for automatic refills each month. Order your prescriptions online at or call 412.246.0963, and tell your doctor that Duquesne University Pharmacy is YOUR pharmacy.

    Mid-Week Mindfulness Break - Every Wednesday

    12 - 1 p.m.
    Meditation Room, 637 Fisher Hall

    Come join Dr. Clara Kreis and Dr. Joe DeCrosta for a "Mid-week Mindfulness Break." Take a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday and clear the mind, connect with yourself and others, and refresh the soul. You will learn basics of mindfulness meditation and have a few moments to discuss current thinkers on the subject of meditation and mindfulness.

    TIAA-CREF Individual Retirement Planning Appointments- Summer/Fall 2015

    Appointments are now being taken for individual retirement planning sessions with a TIAA-CREF representative August 19th and 25th, September 2nd, 22nd and 23rd, October 14th and 22nd, November 4th, 10th and 17th, December 3rd and 9th. Appointments will be held in Human Resources, first floor Koren Building, 718 Fifth Avenue. Schedule your appointment by calling 800.732.8353

    Fidelity Retirement Individual Planning Meetings- Summer/Fall 2015

    Individual retirement planning meetings are available July 31st, August 18th, September 9th and 25th, October 13th and 27th, November 11th and 18th, December 11th with Fidelity. Appointments will be held in Human Resources, first floor Koren Building, 718 Fifth Avenue. Contact the Fidelity Central Reservation System at 1.800.642.7131.