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March Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Tuesday, March 1

QuickBooks: Basic

The first in a two-part series designed for QuickBooks PC users who have just started using the software, this session will introduce participants to the QB Program; company file set up and preferences; the sales process; and managing expenses. 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: $90 for both days of Quickbooks: Basic or $150 for four days of Quickbooks: Basic and QuickBooks: Advanced (scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, and Tuesday, April 26).
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Friday, 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 Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Diamond St. Morgan Center, Lower Level Suite 116, Butler.

Cost:  $25.

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


Social Media Series: Developing a Plan of Attack

This is the first in a three-part series designed for business-to-business and business-to-consumer organizations that want to learn the simple steps for creating a social media plan and the best tools for their specific market. This session will offer an overview of the various social media networks and provide an understanding of each tool, how to determine if it will work for one's business and the steps for creating an impactful social media strategy that will increase a networking footprint. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $120 for all three sessions or $49 for each session.

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


Tuesday, March 8

QuickBooks Basic

The second in a two-part series designed for QuickBooks PC users who have just started using the software, this session will address topics including reports and graphs; additional customer transactions; and customizing QuickBooks. 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: $90 for both days of Quickbooks: Basic or $150 for four days of Quickbooks: Basic and QuickBooks: Advanced (scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, and Tuesday, April 26).
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Thursday, March 10

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:  $25.

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


To Be a Woman, Journalist and Poet in Baghdad Today: A Conversation with Sabreen Kadhim

To commemorate March as Women's History Month, this event will feature Sabreen Kadhim. Currently exiled, Kadhim has worked as a television reporter at Al-Hurra TV and has experienced the effects of the rise of militias in Iraq. A winner of the 3rd UNESCO poetry contest, Kadhim's poems have been widely published in Iraqi newspapers and magazines. Co-sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Department of Political Science and the Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations at Duquesne University.

6 p.m., Berger Gallery, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

Email wsgs@duq.edu for more information.


Friday, March 11

Social Media Series: Facebook

This is the second in a three-part series designed for business-to-business and business-to-consumer organizations that want to learn the simple steps for creating a social media plan and the best tools for their specific market. This session will lead participants through setting up a Facebook page for their business, show how a Facebook ad is created and address the best practices for effectively using this low-cost tool. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $120 for all three sessions or $49 for each session.

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


What's in Your Mobile Device? Forensic Science in the Portable Digital Age
This Forensic Friday session will examine the kinds of data stored on mobile devices and in cell carrier systems, how to forensically access it, the challenges of dealing with encryption and the legal standards for access, including warrants, court orders, subpoenas and consent. Presenters include representatives from the FBI and the Software Engineering Institute's CERT Division as well as technology litigator David Ries of Clark Hill and Brett Creasy of bit-x-bit. Continuing education credits will be offered both onsite and online for relevant professionals. Hosted by the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law in partnership with InfraGard-Pittsburgh.

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

For more information, including cost and to register, visit www.duq.edu/forensics, call 412.396.1330 or e-mail wechtinstitute@duq.edu.


5th Annual La Legge con Brio Benefit

This event, which benefits Panucci's Promise, features singing and musical entertainment provided by Duquesne University School of Law students and faculty members. Sponsored by thee Duquesne Italian-American Law Society.

7 to 9:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $25.

Visit  http://law.duq.edu/events/5th-annual-la-legge-con-brio-benefit for more information and to purchase tickets.


Saturday, March 12

An Evening of Clarinet Chamber Music

Faculty recital featuring artistic director Ron Samuels. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

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

Admission: $10.

For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.


Tuesday, March 15

Women's Advisory Board Concert

Annual scholarship competition for Mary Pappert School of Music students. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

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

Admission: Free.

For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.


Women's Bodies: The Road and The Map

Featuring Author Jan Beatty, who is known for her four full-length books of poetry, including The Switching/Yard, which was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Beatty also directs the creative writing program, runs the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops and teaches in the school's Master of Fine Arts program at Carlow University. Sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at Duquesne University.

7 to 9 p.m., the Genesius Theater, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

Email wsgs@duq.edu for more information.

 
Thursday, March 17

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.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $25.

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


The Sounds of Motown

Concert featuring the music of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight, The Temptations and more. Performed by the Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble with director Mike Tomaro. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

7:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Chatham Sq. at Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Admission: $10.

For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.


Friday, March 18

Social Media Series: LinkedIn

This is the last in a three-part series designed for business-to-business and business-to-consumer organizations that want to learn the simple steps for creating a social media plan and the best tools for their specific market. Presenter Phil Laboon, serial entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Eyeflow Internet Marketing, will lead participanst through setting up a LinkedIn profile, offer tips for best practices and review examples of how LinkedIn is being used by customers to help find business. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $120 for all three sessions or $49 for each session.

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


Sunday, March 20

Duquesne Symphony Orchestra featuring conductor Jeffrey Turner. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

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

Admission: $10.

For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.


Monday, March 21

7th Annual Speech-Language Pathology Symposium

Keynote speaker Dr. Michelle Bourgeois will present Effective Interventions from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Severe Dementia: Some New Ideas. Hosted by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in the Rangos School of Health Sciences. Registration is due by Tuesday, March 1.

8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Chatham Sq. at Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

For more information, including cost or to register, call 412.396.4225 or e-mail slpconference@duq.edu.

 
Tuesday, March 22

Intro to QuickBooks (Online version)

QuickBooks offers an online version for business owners and this workshop at Duquesne will provide a product overview including navigation, recording transactions and reporting. Topics include: product overview; navigating; recording transactions; reporting; and more. Presented by a representative 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 and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Wednesday, March 23

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

 This hands-on workshop provides a step-by step approach to explaining two important financial statements: profit-and-loss statement 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 should bring a calculator and a copy of 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

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


Tuesday, March 29

Venuses in Prison and Colony: Abjection and Neoclassical Fashion in the 1790s

Featuring Dr. Amelia Rauser, professor of art history at Franklin and Marshall College, who will discuss her study of the radical style of "undress" in the 1790s and its connection to the aesthetic, political and scientific thought of the historical moment. Sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at Duquesne University.

6 to 8 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

Email wsgs@duq.edu for more information.

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