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February Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Monday, Feb. 2

Human Rights Film Series: Fed Up

The 2015 Human Rights Film Series, featuring the theme Oppression and Opportunity, presents Fed Up, a thought-provoking expose on the relationship between Big Food and Big Government, whose products and policies have resulted in a nationwide obesity epidemic. Jennifer Nachreiner, community involvement chair at the Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Juliet Mancino, an EMPOWER Weight Loss Study Lead interventionist and adjunct nursing professor at Duquesne, will give remarks following the film screening.

Hosted by Duquesne University's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free

Call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/human-rights for more information.


Tuesday, Feb. 3

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

Cost: Free

Call 724.283.2222 for more information and to register.


The Coffee House Reading Series

This event will feature readings by fiction novelist and Pittsburgh-based writer Craig Bernier and poet Scott Silsbe. Bernier is the author of the award-winning Your Life Idyllic and his stories have appeared in the journal Creative Nonfiction, The Roanoke Review and Western Humanities Review. Silsbe has authored two poetry collections, and his works have appeared in numerous periodicals including Third Coast, The Chariton Review and Kitchen Sink. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Department of English.

7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Café, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

For more information, email coffeehouse@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/english-events.


Wednesday, Feb. 4

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's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

12 to 12:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

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


Thursday, Feb. 5

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.

10 a.m. to noon, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 798 Turnpike Street, Beaver.

Cost: Free

Call 724.775.3944 to register and for more information.


Jazz Ensemble performance featuring director Mike Tomaro.

7:30 p.m., 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 the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.


Sunday, Feb. 8

Music on the Mount: My Funny Valentine

This performance will feature the Jazz Chamber Groups with director Jeff Bush. The Music on the Mount provides Duquesne University music students with a community outreach opportunity and a music performance for the community to enjoy.

3 p.m., St. Mary of the Mount Parish, Mt. Washington, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.


Monday, Feb. 9 

Human Rights Film Series: Not My Life

The 2015 Human Rights Film Series, featuring the theme Oppression and Opportunity, continues with Not My Life, which tells the story of modern slavery and human trafficking on five continents. Lynsie S. Clott, director of programs, and Judy Hale Reed, staff attorney and special projects coordinator, both from The Project to End Human Trafficking, will give remarks following the film screening.

Hosted by Duquesne University's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free

Call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/human-rights for more information.


Tuesday, Feb. 10

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.

12 to 12:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

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


Climate Gate

This debate will feature guest speaker Dr. Steven F. Hayward, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. Co-sponsored by the School of Law's Federalist Society and Environment Law Society.

Noon to 1 p.m., Room 203, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6300 or visit www.duq.edu/law for more information.


Wind Symphony and Symphony Band performance featuring conductor Dr. Robert C. Cameron.

7:30 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Suggested donation: $10.

 For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.

 
Wednesday, Feb. 11

Give from the Heart Blood Drive

This blood drive is open to the public. Sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Law Student Bar Association.

Noon to 5 p.m., Lower Student Lounge, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6300 or visit www.duq.edu/law for more information.

 
Thursday, Feb. 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, 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, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, 100 East Reynolds St., New Castle.

Cost: Free.

Call 724.658.1488 to register and for more information.


Darwin Day: Darwin, Wallace and Domestication

The annual Darwin Day lecture will feature Dr. John Doebley, professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will present Darwin, Wallace and Domestication. Sponsored by the dean's office of the Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh

Cost: Free.

For more information, call 412.396.6322, email darwin2015@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/darwin.


Friday, Feb. 13

Simple Strategic Planning: Getting Results

This workshop is designed to teach business owners how to put together a strategic plan that is simple, effective and flexible enough to change as their business changes. Topics include strategies for marketing, sales, time management and improving team productivity; a solid format and structure for planning; the mindset of successful business owners and their team, and more. Participants are encouraged to bring team members. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m., 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.


Sunday, Feb. 15

Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choirs performance with directors Jeffrey Turner and Craig G. Cannon and featuring baritone Guenko Guechev. The program will include Fledermaus Overture by composer Johann Strauss; Reveille Sounds by Georgy Svirdov; Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin; and Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky and Maurice Ravel.

7:30 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Suggested donation: $10.

For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.

 
Monday, Feb. 16

School of Law Admissions Information Session

This session will provide information about the admissions process, financial aid and law school student life at Duquesne University. The event will also include tours of the law school and the opportunity to meet and talk to current students and admissions staff. Sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Law.

5:30 to 7 p.m., Room 208, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6300 or visit www.duq.edu/law for more information.

  
Tuesday, Feb. 17

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's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

5 to 5:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

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

  
Wednesday, Feb. 18

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, taxation requirements 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.


Human Rights Film Series: Fourth World

The 2015 Human Rights Film Series, featuring the theme Oppression and Opportunity, presents Fourth World, which provides a harrowing look at the plight of more than two billion people on earth living in deplorable slums in the shadows of major cities. Luke L. Hingson, president of Brother's Brother Foundation, will give remarks following the film screening.

Hosted by Duquesne University's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free

Call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/human-rights for more information.


Monday, Feb. 23

Human Rights Film Series: #ReGENERATION 

The 2015 Human Rights Film Series, featuring the theme Oppression and Opportunity, continues with #ReGENERATION, which gives a candid examination of the apathy and cynicism of the Millennial generation and a challenge to students and youth to embrace the spirit of activism of earlier generations. Immediately following the screening, a panel discussion will feature Duquesne University student organization representatives Brooke Tenison, Students for Human Rights; Stephanie Mullen, Strong Women, Strong Girls; Matt Burnett, Rotaract; Matt Broeren, grand knight, Knights of Columbus; and Daniel Rivkees, Delta Chi Fraternity.

Hosted by Duquesne University's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free

Call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/human-rights for more information.


Beethoven on the Bluff presents Concert VIII: Violin/Cello IV

The Beethoven on the Bluff series concludes with this performance, which will feature Ludwig van Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano; his final violin sonata; and sets of variations for cello and piano on melodies from popular works by Wolfgang Mozart and George Frideric Handel. Guest artists include violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), and Anne Martindale Williams, principal cellist for the PSO, who will perform with David Allen Wehr, pianist and the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at the School of Music.

7:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert 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/musicevents.


Tuesday, Feb. 24

Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Your Profits:  Understanding Financial Statements Workshop

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with a step-by step approach to explaining three important financial statements: cash flow, profit and loss, and balance sheet. A representative from Wilke & Associates will offer clear examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within a business and set realistic financial goals. Participants are encouraged to bring a calculator and current financial statements. 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.


Wednesday, Feb. 25

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.

5 to 5:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

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

 
Thursday, Feb. 26

Certified Financial Planning Information Webinar

Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. Program Manager Dr. Erroline Williams 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 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

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

 
Saturday, Feb. 28

Paralegal Institute Open House

Attendees will about learn about Duquesne's American-Bar-Association-approved paralegal certification and concentration options, coursework and hands-on training; meet administrators and faculty; and tour Paralegal Institute classrooms and campus. Sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Law.

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Libermann Hall, 600 Fifth Ave., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6300 for more information.

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