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    March Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, March 4

    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 Development Corporation

    111 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa.

    Call 724.283.1961 for more information.

     

    Export Market Opportunities, Export Business Plan and Resources

    The first of a five-part certification program, this session will address topics such as exporting statistics and available resources to enter a chosen market. Attendees will each receive an international marketing workbook to assess their company's export readiness, business goals and commitment. Attendees need to register and attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $59 or $275 for all five workshops in the series.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Wednesday, March 5

    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 University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

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

    Cost: Free.

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

     

    Thursday, March 6

    Leadership Challenge Certificate

    A non-credit program, the Leadership Challenge Certificate is based on the book The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes & Posner and offers a compelling and interactive learning environment strategically designed to motivate and teach those looking to enhance their leadership qualities through their own specific learning styles.

    The eight-week format offers the opportunity to stretch critical thinking and collaborate with other like-minded professionals. At the completion of this program, participants will be awarded the certificate from Duquesne University and Continuing Education Credits.

    For more information, call 412-396-5631 or willilamse976@duq.edu.

      

    Effective Communications: Establishing the Relationship

    The second in a three-part series, this session will enable participants to understand the psychological processes involved in establishing rapport and bonding quickly. Topics include understanding the role communication plays in developing rapport; the primary elements of communication; the OK/not-OK principle and its impact on rapport; and the benefits of active listening. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, 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.

     

    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 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.

      

    Saturday, March 8

    Narrative Skills and The Law

    A part of the Spring 2014 Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Saturday Series, this session will feature presenter Marshall Goldberg, adjunct professor of law at Stanford Law School and at the University of Michigan School of Law. Goldberg will take real-life legal cases and show how approaching them as a storyteller, utilizing basic narrative principles, might have affected their outcome. Presented by the Duquesne University School of Law.

    9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Room 203, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $90 or $300 for all four sessions of this CLE series.

    For more information, visit www.duq.edu/cle, call 412.396.6300 or email cle@duq.edu.

     

    Tuesday, March 11

    Look Before You Lead: Leadership Starts Within

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this educational and networking event will focus on developing leadership ability and increasing personal and organizational success. Participants will learn the traits that every leader should develop and the impact leadership can have. Michelle Tate, certified coach, teacher and speaker of John Maxwell Group, will serve as the session facilitator. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. session, Power Center Ballroom West, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45, which includes parking, continental breakfast and handout materials.

    For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.4434.

      

    Thursday, March 12

    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 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.

     

    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. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

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

      

    Thursday, March 13

    Letters of Credit, Export Financing and Payment Methods

    The second of a five-part certification program, this session will cover the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export Import (EXIM) Bank and private sources. Other topics include public programs that will help when commercial banks are unable assist your firm; 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. Attendees need to register and attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. 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: $59 or $275 for all five workshops in the series.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Friday, March 14

    3rd Annual Legge con Brio

    Attendees will be treated to an evening of Italian music while helping to raise funds for Panucci's Promise, which donates chemotherapy treatment chairs to the Magee Women's Cancer Center. Sponsored by the Duquesne Italian-American Law Society.

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

    Cost: $25.

    For more information, call 412.396.6300.

     

    Tuesday, March 18

    U.S. Export Regulations and Controls: International Regulatory Marks and Agreements

    The third of a five-part certification program, this session will address U.S. exports licensing and controls, various types of insurance and what to know about end use of your product to stay out of trouble. Attendees must attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. 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: $59.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Wednesday, March 19

    Quickbooks Basic Training Seminar

    The first of three workshops designed to provide information and broaden skills, this session will address how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports. This event will be conducted by a Certified Public Accountant from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C. 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.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

      

    Thursday, March 20

    Duquesne University Public Interest Law Association Annual Auction

    The student-run Public Interest Law Association will host its an annual online and live auction to raise funds in support of the School of Law's Summer Public Interest Fellowships.

    Visit http://applications.duq.edu/pila-auction/ or call 412.396.6186 for more information.

     

    Green Your Restaurant: Go For The Gold

    Restaurateurs, food service workers, and farmers and suppliers are invited to Green Your Restaurant: Go For The Gold to learn how to turn sustainability into profitability. Topics include conserving energy and water, reducing waste, and recycling; sustainable food sourcing; utilizing green products; sustainable agriculture; marketing sustainability efforts; and sustainable operations and practices to grow a business and profits. Speakers include representatives from Café Phipps, Parkhurst Dining, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Duquesne University's Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth, which is sponsoring the event.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49.

    For more information, call 412.396.5725 or email duqgreen@duq.edu.

     

    8th Annual Unity Banquet and Scholarship Benefit

    In addition to recognizing Duquesne students for their commitment to academic excellence, diversity and inclusion, the event will also feature keynote speaker Lamman Rucker, who is an actor, producer, educator, activist and Duquesne alumnus. Sponsored by Duquesne University and its Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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

    Cost: $50.

    For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/unity or call 412.396.1117. 

      

    Friday, March 21

    Forensic Fridays: The Role of Computer Forensics in Data Breach Response

    The Spring Forensic Fridays series continues with an examination of the legal framework, as well as the various technical, public relations, business and law enforcement issues involved in data breach incident response. Presenters include attorney J. Alexander Hershey of Clark Hill Thorp Reed as well as experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the CERT® Coordination Center and a leading security incident response management firm. Duquesne University alumni, U.S. military veterans, Seniors 65 and older, and groups of five or more are entitled to a 20 percent registration discount. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

    1 to 4:30 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Various costs and group rates available.

    For more information Continuing Legal Education credit details and to register, visit www.duq.edu/forensics, call 412-396-1330 or email wechtinstitute@duq.edu.

      

    Monday, March 24

    Law, Journalism and Justice

    This event will feature Mark Curriden, author of Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism, who will discuss the only criminal trial ever held in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Law Criminal Justice Program and the Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts.

    4:30 to 5:30 p.m., public lecture, Room 204, School of Law, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., reception, Student Lounge, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6300.

     

    Symphony Orchestra concert with conductor Jeffrey Turner, featuring the Voices of Spirit, the Pappert Chorales, Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra and the Children's Festival Chorus under the direction of Craig G. Cannon and Allen Kurth. The program will include La Forza die Destino: Overture, España, Carmina Burana and more.

    8 p.m., Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10. 

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

     

    Tuesday, March 25

    International Logistics, Incoterms, Insurance and Carnets

    The fourth of a five-part certification program, this session will focus on moving goods overseas, including packaging and labeling. Basic export rules, a step-by-step process of filling out certificates of origin, bills of lading and other important documents for export will also be addressed. Attendees must attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. 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: $59.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Duquesne Art Show, featuring the work of the University's students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by Lexicon magazine and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

    12 to 9 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Email ArtsAtDuquesne@gmail.com for more information.

     

    Works in Progress in "Gender and the Archives"

    In recognition of Women's History Month, Works in Progress in "Gender and the Archives" is a brown bag lunch event hosted by the Duquesne University Women's and Gender Studies program. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

    12 to 2 p.m., Simon
Silverman Center, Gumberg Library, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free. 


    For more information, email wsgs@duq.edu.

     

    Wednesday, March 26

    Six Steps to a Better Business

    Attendees at this workshop will learn the six steps and how to move a business to the top; how to gain control of their time, team and money; how to turn marketing into an investment, not an expense; how to multiply customers, revenue and profits; how to leverage team, systems, technology and marketing; and how to recruit, motivate and retain a winning team of employees. 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.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

      

    Thursday, March 27

    Not Even Past: Six Acres And a Mule or Searching for Vicey Skipwith

    In recognition of Women's History Month, Not Even Past: Six Acres And a Mule or Searching for Vicey Skipwith will be presented by Dr. Angelita Reyes, professor of African and African-American Studies at Arizona State University. Hosted by the Duquesne University Women's and Gender Studies program. A reception will immediately follow.

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

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, email wsgs@duq.edu.

     

    Jazz Ensemble presents The Music of Stevie Wonder, with director Mike Tomaro.

    7:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, 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/music.

     

    Friday, March 28

    Manufacturers: Looking for Expansion Money? Smart Ways to Save on Interest and Tax Dollars

    This workshop will address how manufactures can save money through tax exempt financing. Topics include IC-DISC, a tax-savings opportunity available to qualifying U.S. exporters; the Interest Charge-Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC), which provides a permanent federal income tax savings of about 16 percent. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 to 11 a.m., Cranberry Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, Pa.

    Cost: $25.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Abre Tu Negocio (First Step: Business Startup Essentials)

    Presented in Spanish, this workshop is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs. Topics include business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

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

    Cost: Free.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Sunday, March 30

    Wind Symphony and Symphony Band performance, featuring conductor Robert Cameron.

    7:30 p.m., 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/music.

      

    Monday, March 31

    Classic Guitar Ensemble, featuring director Michael Chapman.

    7:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: free.

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

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