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Duquesne University Celebrating Its Founders This Week

The Duquesne University community is honoring its founders, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), with various activities and events scheduled through this Friday, Feb. 3, as part of its 2017 Founders Week.

This year's Founders Week theme, To the Ends of the Earth, focuses on how staff, faculty and students at Duquesne advance the Spiritan mission of service on campus, across the country and around the world.

A few of the activities planned for the week include:

Wednesday, Feb. 1 An Evening of Flights, 4:30 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union Participants will be served a local beer flight and hors d'oeuvres while hearing from Spiritans about their flights around the globe. Cost for this 21-and-over event is $25. RSVP required.

Thursday, Feb. 2 Mass to celebrate Feast Day of the Venerable Francis Libermann, noon, University Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

To the Ends of the Earth Concert, 7:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music Music students and local musicians will perform music from around the world.

Sponsored annually by the Division of Mission and Identity, Founders Week honors the legacy, vision and values of Duquesne University's Spiritan founders.

A special video illustrating that the same charism that guided Duquesne's Spiritan founders is still alive today can be viewed online. For the full schedule, visit the Founders Weeks website.

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