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    April Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, April 3

    Letters of Credit, Export Financing and Payment Methods

    The second in a 5-part certification program, this workshop will teach participants about the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export Import (EXIM) Bank and private sources, and how public programs can help when commercial banks are unable to assist. Topics include how to move goods overseas and understand crucial export documentation such as letters of credit, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. Grant information will also be available. 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: $45

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    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, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Community Development Corporation, 112 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.1961 to register or for more information.

    Haitian Art Exhibit Reception

    Attendees can visit the exhibit, which features the work of Haitian artists Jean-Baptiste Jean, Joseph Augustin and Dumerleus Jeune. Works include a mixture of paintings of rural everyday life as well as early Haitian history. Dr. Marcus Rediker, distinguished professor of Atlantic history at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss early Haitian history and art at the reception. The exhibition was coordinated by Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, a local non-profit organization that supports a hospital in rural Haiti. Co-sponsored by Duquesne University's Center for African Studies, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the School of Education.

    Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Les Idees Gallery, Reception, 6 to 9 p.m., in the Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Tuesday, April 10

    US Export Regulations and Controls, International Regulatory Marks & Agreements

    The third in a 5-part certification program, this workshop will address U.S. exports licensing and controls, various types of insurance and information about end use of a product to stay out of trouble. 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: $45

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Saint Giuseppe Moscati: Professor, Scientist and Doctor of the Poor

    Speakers at this event include The Most Reverend David A. Zubik, D.D., bishop of Pittsburgh, and The Most Reverend William J. Waltersheid, S.T.L.,, auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh, this international symposium on Italian Saint Giuseppe Moscati. Hosted by Duquesne University's Center for International Relations and Office of Mission and Identity in collaboration with the

    Order of Malta/American Association and the Honorary Consulate of Italy/Pittsburgh.

    1:30 to 6 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Contact IR@duq.edu or 412.396.1298 for more information.

    Information Session: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Program

    Learn more about Duquesne University's Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. The program manager and a faculty member will provide comprehensive information about the program and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Room 219, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/fp for registration and more information.

    Thursday, April 12

    The 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, 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.

    Saturday, April 14
    Duquesne University Voices of Spirit & Pappert Chorals, featuring conductor Robert Kurth.

    8 p.m., Duquesne University Chapel, Administration Building, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Monday, April 16

    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, 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 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Duquesne University Jazz Guitar Ensemble, featuring directors Kenneth Karsh and Mark Koch
    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Tuesday, April 17

    International Logistics, Incoterms, Insurance and Carnets

    The fourth in a 5-part certification program, this workshop will focus on moving goods overseas, including packaging and labeling. Other topics include the role of a freight forwarder, basic export rules and a step-by-step process of filling out certificates of origin, bills of lading and other important documents for export. Learn about incoterms, documentation, customs brokers and the services provided by freight forwarders. 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: $45

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Adult Student Information Webinar

    Participants will learn more about the undergraduate and graduate programs at Duquesne University. The program manager will provide comprehensive information about the programs and answer any questions. Sponsored by Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

    Duquesne University Percussion Ensemble, featuring director Devin Flynt.
    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Wednesday, April 18

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series-Implementing and Executing a Strategic Plan
    An organization's strategic plan can be destroyed by poor implementation at the departmental and team level. Attendees will gain an understanding of the "big picture," as well as all the sequential steps of the implementation process. This workshop will provide a broad overview of the implementation process and explore the lessons learned from those that have been successful in implementing and executing a strategy within their organizations. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

    Duquesne University Wind Symphony Chamber Concert, featuring director 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 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Wednesday, April 18
    Duquesne University Electronic Ensemble, featuring directors Lynn Purse and Kenneth Karsh.
    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Thursday, April 19

    Adult Student Information Webinar

    Participants will learn more about the undergraduate and graduate programs at Duquesne University. The program manager will provide comprehensive information about the programs and answer any questions. Sponsored by Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

    Friday, April 20
    QuickBooks: Advanced

    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: $45

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Forensic Fridays: The Role of Legal Nurse Consultants and Nurse Experts in Forensic Investigation and Legal Proceedings

    At this seminar Duquesne University Associate Professor of Nursing L. Kathleen Sekula, medical malpractice attorney Andrew Kimball, criminal defense attorney Robert Del Greco, legal nurse consultant Kathy Carney and nurse expert Debra Shane will address the importance of the professional interaction between nurses and attorneys. Presented by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law. Approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for three (3) hours of substantive CLE credit. Continuing education credits for nurses are also anticipated.

    1 to 4:30 p.m., Rooms 505/506, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $30 per person for the general public, $10 for students, $35 for teachers, $45 for nurses and public attorneys, and $75 for private attorneys.

    Call 412.396.1330, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/forensics/forensic-fridays for more information and to register.

    Duquesne University Opera Workshop Presents Little Women
    Featuring director Guenko Guechev and conductor Carl Hess.

    8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

    Suggested Donation: $15.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Sunday, April 22

    Duquesne University Opera Workshop Presents Little Women
    Featuring director Guenko Guechev and conductor Carl Hess.

    2 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

    Suggested Donation: $15.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Monday, April 23
    Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble, featuring director Mike Tomaro.
    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Tuesday, April 24

    Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Contracts, Internet Webpages & Trade Missions

    The last in a 5-part certification program, this workshop will help participants become more familiar with the legalities of exports. Learn about agent and distributor agreements; international contracts; how to locate agents, distributors and develop joint ventures; and 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: $45

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Friday, April 27

    Abre Tu Negocio En Pittsburgh

    This seminar, which will be presented in Spanish, will address issues such as how to get a Tax ID Number, fictitious name for the business, trademark the name, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, business permits, certifications, obtaining a website, bookkeeping, loan programs, real case scenarios, and business plan development. Co-sponsored by PNC Bank and the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    Este seminario te da una perspective amplia de todos los temas que tienes que tener presente antes de empezar un negocio. Tiene dos partes, una de la estructura y la otra de mercadeo. Al final recibiras un cuestionario para que lo llenes y luego lo envias con el formato Request for Consulting para asi fijar una cita y conversar sobre tu cuestionario de tu empresa.

    6 to 9 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.