Duquesne University Community to Celebrate Founders Week 2014
Founders Week 2014, the annual celebration to honor the legacy, vision and values of Duquesne's Spiritan founders, will be celebrated on campus from Sunday, Feb. 2, through Friday, Feb. 7.
The theme for this year's Founders Week, One Heart, One Spirit: Living the Mission, will highlight a series of events focused around Spiritan education, the University's mission and how the University community lives that mission each day, through missionary work in the Dominican Republic, embodying the mission in teaching, living the mission from a commuter perspective, and Greek life and living the mission.
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 nine 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.