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    April 2014 Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, April 1

    Servant Leadership: A Practical View of Its Advantages
    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this educational and networking event will provide a review and lively discussion of Robert Greenleaf's (founder of the Servant Leadership movement) thesis on servant leadership. The session facilitator will be Tom Crea, a leadership performance coach and president of Blackhawk Consulting Group. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.
    7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. session, Power Center Ballroom West, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $45, which includes parking, continental breakfast and handout materials.
    For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.4434.  

    Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Contracts, Patents, Internet Webpages and Trade Missions
    The last in a five-part certification program, this session will address the legal system of countries to which attendees want to export as well as the impact that linguistic translations can have on sales contracts and material safety data sheets. Other topics include legal questions about international patents, copyrights and trademarks, international contracts, joint ventures and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $59.
    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.  

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler County)
    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Diamond St., Morgan Center-Lower Level, Suite 116, Butler, Pa.
    Cost: Free.
    Call 724.283.2222 for more information and to register.  

    Wednesday, April 2

    22nd Annual Woman of the Year Reception
    The Duquesne University Women's Law Association will honor Nicola Henry-Taylor as its Woman of the Year and Christina Horton Duty as its Recent Graduate of the Year at the annual reception. Henry-Taylor is owner of the Law Office of Nicola Henry-Taylor LLC. Horton is an associate at Burns-White. Co-sponsored by the Women's Law Association, the Duquesne Law Alumni Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association's Women in the Law Division. 5 to 7 p.m., the Common Plea restaurant, 310 Ross St., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free. For more information and to RSVP, call 412.396.6186.

    Duquesne University's First-Year Writing Program presents an evening with writer Jim Daniels. The author of more than a dozen collections of poetry (including Birth Marks and All of the Above), short fiction (Trigger Man), as well as three screenplays, Daniels is the Thomas Stockham Baker Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Department of English.
    7 to 8:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.
    Cost: Free.
    For more information, call 412.396.6420 or email english@duq.edu.

  

    Thursday, April 3

    Finding and Keeping Customers
    The last in a three-part series, this session will provide steps and guidelines on how to set goals for acquiring new customers; develop strategies for achieving those goals; determine the behaviors necessary to support those strategies; make cold calls fun and effective, and much more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $49.
    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.  

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver County)
    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 798 Turnpike Street, Beaver, Pa.
    Cost: Free.
    Call 724.775.3944 for more information and to register.  

    Friday, April 4

    Special screening of Chasing Ice, a documentary that follows the work of adventurer and photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey-the most wide-ranging, ground-based, photographic study of glaciers ever conducted. Balog will be in attendance to provide commentary after the film and answer audience questions. Presented by the Duquesne University Beard Institute.
    8 to 11:30 a.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $45 per person, $25 for students, and includes breakfast buffet.
    For more information, call 412.396.5259, visit www.duq.edu/chasing-ice or email bairdd@duq.edu.  

    Fracking: Understanding its Local Impact
    The Monsignor Rice Lecture Series goes into the community with Rice on the Road lectures. Fracking: Understanding its Local Impact will address the economic, environmental, legal and political dimensions of fracking and its effect on Pittsburgh. Attendees will visit various sites south of Pittsburgh, including a fracking well. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
    12 to 2 p.m., attendees are asked to meet outside of the Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, for transportation.
    Cost: Free, and includes transportation, lunch and panel discussion.
    For more information and to register, call 412.396.2224 or visit www.duq.edu/cit.   

    Saturday, April 5

    Combined Choirs concert with directors Craig G. Cannon and Robert Allen Kurth.
    7:30 p.m., East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Suggested donation: $10. 
    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.  

    Monday, April 7

    Exploring Community Trauma
    The Monsignor Rice Lecture Series continues with Rice on the Road lectures in the community. Exploring Community Trauma will provide attendees with the opportunity to witness dialogue among community members, educators, counselors and psychologists as they explore trauma-informed communities. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in partnership with FOCUS Pittsburgh.
    9:30 to 11:30 a.m., attendees are asked to meet outside of the Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. They will be brought by bus to the Thelma Lovette YMCA on Centre Avenue. Cost: Free, and includes transportation, lunch and panel discussion. For more information and to register, call 412.396.2224 or visit www.duq.edu/cit.  

    Militarization of Police: Effect on Civil Liberties
    Featuring speaker Radley Balko, blogger for The Washington Post and author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces. Presented by the Federalist Society, a student organization of the Duquesne University School of Law.
    12 to 1 p.m., Room 308, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: Free.
    Call 412.396.6186 for more information.  

    Tuesday, April 8

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Pittsburgh)
    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: Free.
    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.  

    Open House: Master's Degree Program in Theology Attendees will meet faculty and students and learn about degree requirements, financial aid and more. A 25 percent discount is being offered for new students. Hosted by the Duquesne University Department of Theology.
    4 to 6 p.m., Room 615, Fisher Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free. To RSVP and for more information, call 412.396.6528 or email obrien@duq.edu.   

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Undergraduate Programs
    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's undergraduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.
    6 to 6:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.
    Cost: Free.
    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership/informationsessions for more information and registration.  

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Graduate Programs Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.
    7 to 7:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.
    Cost: Free.
    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership/informationsessions for more information and registration.  

    Percussion Ensemble concert, with director Eliseo Rael and featuring the Slippery Rock University Percussion Ensemble.
    7:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: Free.
    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.  

    Wednesday, April 9

    Electronic Ensemble performance with directors Lynn Purse and Kenneth Karsh.
    7:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: Free.
    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.  

    Thursday, April 10

    First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence County)
    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    10 a.m. to noon, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, 100 E. Reynolds Street, Suite 100, New Castle.
    Cost: Free.
    Call 724.658.1488 to register and for more information.   

    Friday, April 11

    Best Practices in Sexual Assault Cases: An Interdisciplinary Approach
    This Spring Forensic Fridays session will look at the advances being made in forensic nursing research and practice, including the neurobiology of trauma, strangulation assessment, photographic documentation of injuries and more. Presenters include Valerie Krasneski-Schreiber, unit director of the UPMC Mercy Hospital emergency department; Debra Shane, UPMC Mercy sexual assault nurse examiner; Duquesne University School of Nursing Professor Dr. Kathleen Sekula; and Charles LoPresti, criminal defense attorney. This program is approved for six substantive Continuing Legal Education credits. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law in collaboration with the Duquesne School of Nursing.
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    For more information, including cost, and to register, visit www.duq.edu/forensics, call 412-396-1330 or email wechtinstitute@duq.edu.  

    Duquesne University's 62nd annual Law Alumni Reunion Dinner
    This year's reunion will feature special guest speaker William Peduto, mayor of Pittsburgh. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law.
    5 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $70 for Duquesne Law Alumni Association (DLAA) members, $80 for guests and non-DLAA members, $800 for a table of 10 sponsor. Registration is required.
    For more information, call 412.396.5216 or email lawalumni@duq.edu.   

    Monday, April 14

    Jazz Guitar Ensemble concert with directors Mark Koch and Kenneth Karsh.
    7:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: Free.
    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.  

    Tuesday, April 15

    Rice on the Road: Closing Dialogue
    The Monsignor Rice Lecture Series will conclude its Rice on the Road series with this "flipped" panel discussion, during which panelists will pose questions to audience members to foster fresh perspectives on justice education, collaboration and University-community relations. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
    12 to 2 p.m., Room 613, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: Free, and includes lunch.
    For more information and to register, call 412.396.2224 or visit www.duq.edu/cit.  

    Jazz Chamber Groups performance with director Sean Jones.
    7:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: Free.
    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.  

    Thursday, April 17

    Export Documentation
    Attendees will learn about topics such as managing the export transaction; quoting export orders; implementing incoterms; working with the EXIM Bank; implementing NAFTA requirements; export insurance, and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $375.
    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.   

    Monday, April 21

    Selling Your Business I: Getting Your Business Ready
    The first in a four-part series, this session will provide an overview of the selling and buying atmosphere in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania regions; an assessment of each attendee's personal and business readiness; and 20 things to prepare for tomorrow's sale, including revenue reporting, changes in balance sheet, tax strategies and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $1,199 for the four-part series.
    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.  

    Tuesday, April 22

    Understanding the PA Parole System
    This symposium on the Pennsylvania state parole system will provide a practical overview of the system and address current issues. Topics include parole decision-making, parole supervision and community reintegration, and parole violations and revocations. Sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Law.
    8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.
    Cost: Free for general attendance, $30 for public service attorneys and $60 for private attorneys seeking Continuing Legal Education credits.
    For more information, call 412.396.2462 or email cle@duq.edu.   

    Wednesday, April 23

    Wind Symphony Chamber concert with conductor Robert Cameron.
    3 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: Free.
    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.  

    Thursday, April 24

    Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Workshop performance with directors Mike Tomaro and Jeff Bush.
    7:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Suggested donation: $10. 
    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.  

    Friday, April 25, and Sunday, April 27

    The Opera Workshop presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, with director Guenko Guechev.
    7:30 p.m., Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, Pa.
    Suggested donation: $10. 
    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.  

    Monday, April 28

    Selling Your Business II: Taxes and Valuation
    The second in a four-part series, this session will address three methods of valuing a business, and which is right for you; sample appraisal review; tips for paying less taxes and getting a better price; how to find a business appraiser and important questions to ask; and strategies for increasing the value of your business. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $1,199 for the four-part series.
    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.  

    Wednesday, April 30

    Quickbooks Advanced (Windows Users Only)
    Attendees will become more knowledgeable with QuickBooks and learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. Co-sponsored by Dennis Piper & Associates and the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $49.
    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.  

    Shale Supply Chain: Strategies for Marketing Your Business & Best Tips for Networking
    Designed with small business owners in mind, this seminar will feature presenter Matt Henderson from the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, who will discuss the state of the industry, current trends, what the shale supply chain looks like and how it works. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
    Cost: $49.
    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

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