Department of English & Theater Arts

Nora McBurney, Administrative Assistant
637 College Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.6420
Fax: 412.396.1112

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:Lexicon Magazine


As Duquesne University's journal of arts and literature, :Lexicon is a student-run publication built to celebrate and encourage the arts and artists of Duquesne.

Having grown out of Duquesne's earlier journal, The Spiritan, :Lexicon has appeared lexicon party pic1each fall and spring semester since the fall of 2005. Through publishing the poetry, prose, drama, music, and visual art of Duquesne faculty, students, and alumni, :Lexicon promotes the arts through quality publications that showcase the vibrant spirit and talent of the extended Duquesne community.

:Lexicon's office is located on the sixth floor of College Hall, and the staff is composed of undergraduate and graduate students from across the university.

A limited number of issues are available each semester. Release parties are held at the end of each semester, and copies are then distributed around campus. Back-issues are available for reading at Gumberg Library, and a limited number of some issues are still available if you wish to contact the :Lexicon staff for interest in a given issue.

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Open Mic

Interested in sharing your poetry or fiction? Wondering how an audience will receive that newly written monologue or personal essay? Just curious about what the Duquesne community is writing, and thinking about sharing your voice some time?

:Lexicon hosts Open Mic nights during the semester at the Barnes & Noble Café in the Power Center.  All are welcome to come and present your work.  Watch this space for information on the next Open Mic.


On Monday, February 17th, :lexicon will be hosting an Open Mic Night at 7:00 PM at the Souper Bowl on 5th Ave!  The event will be held upstairs, and sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM -- come share your voice with poetry, prose, or original music!  The Souper Bowl is located on 5th Avenue, diagonal to the Consol Energy Center. Admission is free and open to everyone.

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Join us for:

Third Annual Duquesne Art Show

Tuesday, March 25
12:00-9:00 p.m.
Power Center Ballroom

:lexicon and the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts are once again sponsoring the Duquesne Art Show.  All students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to participate, whether as performers or artists, and no fees are involved in participating.

From 12:00-9:00 p.m., artists from across the Duquesne community will be displaying their work in the Power Center ballroom, and performances will be featured throughout the day. The show will also feature a reception at 6:00 p.m. and an Open Mic at 7:30 p.m.
Attendance is FREE, and the show is also open to the public.

If you'd like to participate, email with a photo of some of your visual art or a sound recording of your music (or a link to the same). More information, including a schedule of events when the day gets closer, will follow.



Current Staff

collinsEditor: Jennifer L. Collins





friedFaculty Advisor: John Fried





Art Coordinator: Katie Auwaerter
Layout Editor: Kassie Jackson
Fiction Editors: Michael Laird and Allison Keene
Poetry Editor: Jeff Stoyanoff


If you're interested in getting involved with :Lexicon, all questions and submissions should be directed to .

Please include in the body of your message what type of submission you have attached - i.e. poetry, non-fiction, etc.

For more information, go to the :Lexicon website:











All pictures are from the last Release Party, held at T.G.I. Fridays in the Consol Energy Center.