Summer Update! by x3erica1037

Hope everyone’s having an amazing summer so far!  These hot days have been flying by and it’s already July so I figured it was about time for a quick post now that there’s an entire new class of Duquesne freshmen and transfer students.

If you’re new to the blog, you should know that my name is Erica, I’m an upcoming sophomore in the McAnulty College, and I write for this blog to share my experiences at Duquesne with anyone whose interested.  Right now I’m just offering a chance to get questions answered or clear up any confusions about McAnulty, Duquesne, move-in…pretty much anything Duquesne related.  If I don’t know the answer off-hand I’ll do everything I can to figure it out so everyone has as smooth of a transition as possible. Get ready everyone, because you’re gonna love the Bluff! 🙂

Please feel free to submit any questions or comments to this post and hopefully I’ll be able to get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.  So ask away!



New photos of campus by liberalartsduq
04.08.10, 12:07 pm
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Check out some new pictures from around campus Power Center Click here to see the full set

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 with “Blogger Application” in the subject line.

Good luck with your decision everyone!


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!

Bluff Stuff by liberalartsduq
02.14.10, 8:05 pm
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Check out the newest edition of Bluff Stuff (click to download the pdf):

Bluff Stuff Newsletter

First prize in the 2009 Duquesne Video Contest! by liberalartsduq
02.07.10, 4:46 pm
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This past fall we held a contest to for the best video showing what it was like to be a freshman here at Duquesne. Omari was our winner and here’s his entry:

Our next contest is in the works for this semester and will be open to all students in the Liberal Arts College with a grand prize of $300! Check back for more updates on that!

Welcome class of 2014! by afederoff

Today, I was frequenting the Facebook group for Duquesne’s accepted freshmen of 2014. I started thinking back to this time last year, where acceptance letters were being stuffed in my mailbox at home, along with a few, painful “wait-list” letters. Up until May, I was totally unsure of what part of the country I was going to end up on. I’ll share a little secret: I applied to Duquesne on a whim, and did not visit until weeks before deposits were due. However, in that short, weekend visit, I fell in love.

I’ve personally invited several new Duquesne students to the Liberal Arts Facebook page, and promised I would answer any questions anyone had. I am further opening up the floor, extending my proposal.

Hello Duquesne University’s class of 2014! Feel free to leave any questions about the university, the Liberal Arts College, or college freshmen life in general for me in the form of a comment of this post.

I solemnly swear, I’ll give you honest answers!