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March Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Tuesday, March 3
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver Outreach Center)
Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
10 a.m. to noon, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 300 S. Walnut Lane, Suite 202, Beaver. Cost: Free.
Call 724.775.3944 to register and for more information.

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler Outreach)
Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Community Development Corp., 112 Woody Dr., Butler. Cost: Free.
Call 724.283.1961 to register and for more information.

Wednesday, March 4
Overcoming Barriers for Selling Success
Attendees will learn how to spot hidden barriers preventing their company from growing, how to attract and keep elite sales performers and more. Featured presenter is Sean Coyle of Peak Performance Management Inc.
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
9 to 11:30 a.m., Duquesne Club, 325 6th Avenue, Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.
Call 724.396.6233 to register and for more information.

Monday, March 9
Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble featuring director Mike Tomaro and Jimmy Heath on saxophone.
7 p.m., Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083.

Double Bass Recital Series with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Bass Section. Featured performers include Peter Guild, double bass, and Alaine Fink, piano.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083.

Wednesday, March 11
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials
Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

How to Stop Genocide and Bring 2.7 Million Refugees Home
Jerry Fowler, president of the Save Darfur Coalition, will present How to Stop Genocide and Bring 2.7 Million Refugees Home. An authority on the problem of responding to genocide and related crimes against humanity, Fowler served as the founding director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience.
Co-sponsored by Duquesne University’s Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought and the Pittsburgh Darfur emergency Coalition.
3 to 6 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: Free.
For more information, visit www.duq.edu/cst or 412.396.4504.

Faculty Recital featuring Randolph Kelly on viola.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083.

Thursday, March 12
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence County Outreach)
Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
9 to 11:30 a.m., Lawrence County Learning Center, 131 Columbus Inner Belt, New Castle. Cost: Free.
Call 724.656.3564 to register and for more information.

Going Green Conference
What does “green” mean for your business?  How can you be responsible and yet afford greening your business? The Going Green conference will address sustainability and small business. Featured keynote speaker is Sara Snow, living green expert and host of Getting Fresh with Sara Snow on the Discovery Health network.
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Remembering the Revolution's Women
As part of Women’s History Month, Dr. Holly Mayer, Duquesne professor and chair of history, will lecture on women’s contributions to the War for American Independence and how later generations of women remembered and made role models of those women.
4:30 p.m., Rockwell Lecture Hall 2, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
For more information, call 412.396.6470.

Friday, March 13
Boarding School Freshman Year
Formerly known as the Leadership Academy, Boarding School is a training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members. In this, the first in the series of Boarding School events, attendees will be introduced to the nonprofit sector, basic roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards, legal obligations of nonprofit board members, and other important aspects of nonprofit governance.
Hosted by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
8 to 11:30 a.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $50.
For more information call 412.396.5600 or email to leadership@duq.edu.

Saturday, March 14
Professional Coaching Certification Program Information Session
Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement is partnering with the International Coach Federation to offer this new program, beginning in April 2009.  This program is designed for those seeking to become professional coaches within their organizations or as a private practice, as well as those who currently serve as coaches and seek certification or recertification.
Coaching is both art and science.
1 to 2:30 p.m., Room 101, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
For more information call 412.396.5600 or email to leadership@duq.edu.

In Memoriam—A performance of Maurice Durufle’s Requiem performed by Voices of Spirit and the Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra, featuring conductor Christine Jordanoff, Music Director Laureate Sidney Harth and organist Andrew Scanlon.
6 p.m., Duquesne Chapel, Administration Building, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
For more information, call 412.396.6083.

Wednesday, March 18
QuickBooks® Made Easy for Windows Users Only
Designed to provide information to broaden skills and answer questions, this workshop will address topics, including how to set up company files, develop company lists, process customer invoices and payments, record vendor invoices and payments, and reconcile bank accounts. Presented by Dennis Piper & Associates P.C.
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Darwin in the History of Ideas: From Natural Theology to Natural Selection
Dr. Francisco Ayala, the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California-Irvine, will address this topicas part of Duquesne University’s speaker series Darwin at 200: Contributions and Challenges. The series is part of Darwin Celebration 2009: A Pittsburgh Partnership, various events designed to improve the understanding of Darwin’s legacy and his ideas that form the fundamental basis for all modern biology and medicine.
Co-sponsored by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne.
7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6332 or visit www.duq.edu/darwin2009 for more information.

Thursday, March 19
Meet The Lenders
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local lenders from the Pittsburgh area who will discuss eligibility requirements, loan programs and the best way to apply for a loan. Other topics include the importance of credit scoring and writing a business plan. Among the featured guest lenders: Regional Development Funding Corporation, Bridgeway Capital (formerly CL Fund), Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, PA Department of Banking, Urban Redevelopment Authority and Environmental Management Assistance Program.
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $15.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

The Confederate Battle Flag: The History and Meanings of a Controversial Symbol
As part of Duquesne University’s annual History Forum, Dr. John M. Coski, the historian and library director of the Museum of the Confederacy, will address this topic. Coski is the author of The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem. A reception follows the lecture.
7 p.m., Duquesne Room, Duquesne University Union, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
For more information, call 412.396.6470.

Sunday, March 22
Tiffany Concert Series—A Pittsburgh Jazz Retrospective
Featuring the Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble with director Mike Tomaro.
3 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083.

Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra featuring guest conductors Robert C. Cameron and David Stock, assistant conductor H. Carl Hess, Jr., and Music Director Laureate Sidney Harth.
8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083.

Tuesday, March 24
Poetry Reading by Chinese Poet-in-Exile Huang Xiang
Huang Xiang, the first City of Asylum writer to be sponsored by Pittsburgh, will read his poetry and will participate in a question-and-answer session. A Chinese poet-in-exile, Xiang is known for his activism as well as his poetry, and before his exile, spent 12 years in prison in China. He and a group of poets posted their writings on a wall in Beijing in 1978, an action that sparked the so-called Democracy Wall Movement.
Co-Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Offices of English, History, Modern Languages and Political Science.
4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6415 for more information.

Wednesday, March 25
Bankruptcy Practice Tips: What You Must Know
This workshop is designed for paralegals and legal assistants with a law firm or corporate legal department who want to stay current on important industry practices. Topics include overview of bankruptcy practice, financial hardships and debt collection basics, creditors rights practice, bankruptcy research and filing software choices, among others.
Presented by Duquesne University’s Paralegal Institute.
8:30 a.m. to noon, Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $89 registration fee, $79 for two or more registrants from the same employer, $59 for current paralegal and law school students.
For more information or to register contact the Paralegal Institute at 412.396.1643 or police@duq.edu.

Duquesne University Downtown Luncheon
The Most Rev. David A. Zubik, D.D., bishop of the Pittsburgh Diocese, will be the keynote speaker at this annual event. A 1971 graduate of Duquesne’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Zubik will share his insights on current issues and remembrances from his formative years on the Bluff.
11 a.m., Registration, 12 p.m., Lunch, The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Cost: $30 for individuals, $500 for table of 10.
Call 412.396.6209 or visit www.MyDuquesne.duq.edu for more information.

Is the Human Hand a Serious Evolutionary Topic? Darwin and Bell Thought So—Maybe We Should
Dr. Frank Wilson, a renowned authority on the neurology of acquired hand disorders, will address this topic as part of Duquesne University’s speaker series Darwin at 200: Contributions and Challenges. The series is part of Darwin Celebration 2009: A Pittsburgh Partnership, various events designed to improve the understanding of Darwin’s legacy and his ideas that form the fundamental basis for all modern biology and medicine.
Co-sponsored by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne.
7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6332 or visit www.duq.edu/darwin2009 for more information.

Thursday, March 26
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials
Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Refugee Rights and the Transnational Good: Global Challenges and Catholic Social Teaching
As part of the annual Monsignor Charles Owen Rice Lecture Series, Dr. David Hollenbach, S.J., university chair in human rights and international studies at Boston College, will present Refugee Rights and the Transnational Good: Global Challenges and Catholic Social Teaching.
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought.
4 to 5:30 p.m., Duquesne Room, Duquesne University Union, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
For more information, visit www.duq.edu/cst or 412.396.4504.

Friday, March 27
Boarding School Sophomore Year
Formerly known as the Leadership Academy, Boarding School is a training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members. In this, the second in the series of Boarding School events, attendees will explore board development, what boards should know about fundraising and ethical decision-making.
Hosted by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
8 to 11:30 a.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $50.
For more information call 412.396.5600 or email to leadership@duq.edu.

Sunday, March 29
Studio Orchestra Concert
Featuring the Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra with guest conductors Mike Tomaro and Dr. John Wilson and Music Director Laureate Sidney Harth.
8 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083.

Monday, March 30
Double Bass Recital Series with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Bass Section. Featured performers include Betsy Heston, double bass, and Alaine Fink, piano.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083.

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