College Preview Day by x3erica1037

This past Saturday was the college preview day for the incoming Class of 2014.  It was an afternoon packed with a lot of information about the college, life as a student here, and preparations for enrollment.  Students were able to learn more about the learning communities, (Check out Alyssa’s post explaining each community if you’re still confused) talk with students and professors from each community, take a tour of campus, and connect with various departments like Residence Life and Financial Aid.

I was happy to volunteer for the afternoon when Dr. Stoddard requested my attendance, and I actually ended up having a pretty fun time.  I really had no idea what I was getting myself into until arrived, but I was able to represent my learning community, Narratio (THE best community at the college) and also give a tour to a few potential freshmen and their families.  I then set myself up at a table in college hall to give further insight on my service project and community goals to anyone who passed by.  It was pretty strange when I realized it had already been a year since I attended the event with my own class, and now I’m on the other side of the fence.  Instead of trying to digest tons of new information, I was the one sharing my newly acquired Duquesne “expertise” with this year’s group of students.

I hope everyone who attended the event feels a little better about McAnulty as a part of their college decision-making process, but if there are still any unanswered questions or issues that aren’t quite clear yet, please feel free to ask anything in the comment box for this post and I would be happy to help!

*We also announced that we’re looking for a new freshman blogger to join us next year, so anyone who’s interested should fill out a quick application by taking a look at some of our older posts then sending us a sample post of around 350-500 words along with a short biography of yourself. Send all applications toliberalarts@duq.edu with “Blogger Application” in the subject line.

Good luck with your decision everyone!

-Erica



James Ragan to come to Duquesne by liberalartsduq
03.11.10, 11:56 am
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Internationally acclaimed poet, James Ragan, will be at Duquesne for a free reading on March 22 at 5pm.



Great movies this week in the NiteSpot by liberalartsduq
03.09.10, 11:12 am
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This past summer, I studied abroad in Cochabamba, Bolivia with Amizade, an awesome company that combines study abroad with service-learning around the world.

They are hosting a Culture and Justice movie series this week in the NiteSpot.  Here are the descriptions and times.

(The movie that’s playing tonight, The Devil’s Miner, is excellent.  I watched it before I went to Bolivia and it really gives a lot of background.)

Amizade’s Culture and Justice movie series @ Nitespot:
The Devil’s Miner
The Devil’s Miner is the story of Basilio Vargas, a 14-year-old veteran mine worker in Bolivia.  His father died when he was two and Basilio is the primary breadwinner. Outside the mine, Basilio is Catholic. Inside, however, he puts his faith in the Devil. Basilio and the other miners believe the devil controls their fate. Basilio’s dream is to earn enough money to get an education and to leave the mines for good. Basilio is also a realist who knows what will happen if he doesn’t escape: he’ll be dead by 40 from lung disease or a mine collapse, just like an estimated eight million Cerro Rico workers before him.

Thursday, March 11th at 6:30pm, free pizza and drinks:
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
The world’s fresh water is disappearing. As we pollute and waste away our very limited supply, corporate giants are working to make the building block of our globe a commodity, privatizing developing countries’ fresh water. In the midst of this, military control of water is rising, setting the stage for world water wars. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?


Phi Kappa Theta hosts upcoming events by liberalartsduq
02.16.10, 3:42 pm
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Lenten Fish Fry

On Friday, February 19, Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity will be sponsoring a Lenten Fish Fry from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Union Concourse and from 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Towers Lobby. For just $5.00, you can get a full meal (fish sandwich, cole slaw and chips) – a drink is an additional $1.00. Proceeds to Benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

Monte Carlo Night

Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity is sponsoring the First Annual Monte Carlo Night on Saturday, February 20 from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. Monte Carlo Night will feature Vegas-style gaming, with food, live entertainment featuring Anna Ciaccio, and great prizes (including autographed memorabilia, jerseys, restaurant gift certificates and admission passes to local attractions). Semi-formal attire is required. Games include: Roulette, Poker, Cash Quiz, Blackjack, Horse Races and more! Admission is $10 and you will receive $10,000 of play money to try your luck. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Stop by the Union Course this week to get your ticket early!



Career Service Event: Ready, Set Connect by liberalartsduq
02.15.10, 3:45 pm
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Career Services and the Duquesne Alumni Association invite you to  unmask the power of networking  at our Mardi Gras themed networking night, Ready, Set, Connect!  Free food, good advice, great connections!

Ready, Set, Connect!
A Night to Network
Tuesday, February 16
Union Ballroom

5:30   6 p.m. Power Mingling Workshop
6   7:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Attend Ready, Set, Connect to learn the tips and tricks of networking and make connections with more than 30 alumni representing a variety of career fields. Karen Litzinger from Litzinger Consulting will present her power mingling session from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. followed by the alumni networking reception.  Seniors, plan to attend a special session just for you at 7 p.m. on  life after college  presented by the Young Alumni Council.

Get an early start to your Fat Tuesday celebration and enjoy Mardi Gras inspired food and a set of beads for each alumnus you meet! Come when you can and stay as long as you d like!

For more information, contact Career Services at 412-396-6644.
Pre-register by logging on to DuqConnection, click on Calendar, click on Ready, Set, Connect to register.

We hope you can join us for this fun and informative evening!



What’s going on at the NiteSpot this week? by liberalartsduq
02.15.10, 3:21 pm
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Here’s what’s going on this week at the Union’s NiteSpot:

NITESPOT PROGRAMS

February 16   20, 2010

Tuesday night Bingo @ 9:00 P.M.

Wednesday night free wings & table tennis tournament @ 9:00 P.M.

THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL @ 10:00 P.M.

Tango Lessons /followed by tango band  FREE FOOD & BEVERAGES!

FRIDAY D.U. NITE @ 10:00 P.M.

Late night breakfast buffet!

SATURDAY MOVIE  @ 10:00p.m.

the princess and the frog

FREE POPCORN & BEVERAGES!



Living Legends by liberalartsduq
02.14.10, 10:56 am
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The Duquesne University Law School is hosting what looks to be a really interesting event.  Here’s the description:

Living Legends:

An Afternoon with John Marshall (son of Thurgood Marshall) and

Charles Hamilton Houston, Jr.

Tuesday, February, 23, 2010
3:00 p.m.
Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University
Moderated by School of Law Interim Dean Ken Gormley
Co-sponsored by the Homer S. Brown Law Association

This historic event, bringing together the sons of two of the most significant civil rights figures in American history, is the first time these men have come together to talk about the remarkable contributions of their fathers — and their roles in achieving a civil rights revolution that transformed the United States and guaranteed equal justice for all.

The event will also feature the national premiere of a 15-minute film, produced by noted Pittsburgh film maker Ken Love, regarding the singular achievements of Thurgood Marshall and Charles Houston, introduced and narrated by their sons.

If interested, you can register for the free event here.