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Duquesne University Homecoming 2011 Packed With Events and Reunions

Duquesne University alumni and friends will return to campus this weekend to share memories and create new ones during its Homecoming 2011 celebration.


The festivities kick-off on Friday, Sept. 30, with the annual Greek Life Carnival Shows at 5:30 p.m. in the A.J. Palumbo Center and a free performance by the renowned Duquesne Tamburitzans to celebrate their 75th anniversary at 8 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.

Various events and receptions will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, with highlights including:

  • A book signing with retired U.S. Ambassador Thomas P. Melady and his wife Margaret, who co-authored Ten African Heroes, The Sweep of Independence in Black Africa, at 10 a.m. in the Union Atrium
  • The Dukes football game against Bryant at 1:10 p.m. at Rooney Field
  • A dinner-dance cocktail reception at 6 p.m. in the Union Ballroom, which is expected to have one of the largest crowds in the events’ history with nearly 400 attendees expected.

For more information and to register, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 412.396.6209 or alumnionline@duq.edu.

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 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.