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    October Events Hosted By Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Oct. 2

    Export Market Opportunities, Export Business Plan and Resources

    The first in a five-part certification program, this workshop will help attendees learn whether their product or service has export potential; exporting statistics; and what the competition is doing in the global marketplace. Other topics include assessing a company's export readiness, business goals and commitment. Participants must register and attend at least four of the five sessions in order 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: $45 or $175 for all five sessions.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    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 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, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.2222 for more information.

    Faculty Recital featuring cellist Adam Liu and pianist David Allen Wehr.

    8 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/music.

    Thursday, Oct.  4

     The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 798 Turnpike St.
    Beaver, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.775.3944 to register and for more information.

    Jazz Ensemble performance, in memory of the Rev. Joseph A. Verardi, featuring director Mike Tomaro.

    8 p.m., the 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/music.

    Friday, Oct.  5

    Opera Workshop: Aria Night

    Featuring director Guenko Guechev.
    8 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/music.

    Tuesday, Oct. 9

    Letters of Credit, Export Financing and Payment Methods

    The second in a five-part certification program, this workshop will help attendees learn about the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export Import (EXIM) Bank and private sources. Other topics include how public programs can help when commercial banks are unable assist your firm; how to move goods overseas; export documentation such as letters of credit, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms; and grant information. Participants must register and attend at least four of the five sessions in order 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: $45 or $175 for all five sessions.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Wednesday, Oct. 10

    Leadership Breakfast Series-Valuable Insights Into Whole Brain Thinking

    The second in a four-part series, this seminar will provide attendees with functional insights and tips about implementing "Whole Brain Thinking" on a macro scale pertinent to work, play, creativity and problem-solving. Dr. Donald Marinelli, co-founder of the Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center, will facilitate the seminar. Sponsored by Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

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

    Cost: $45 or $135 for all four sessions in the series. Fee includes parking, continental breakfast and handout materials.

    For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.5600.

    Break the Rules and Close More Deals

    The second in a three-part Sales Series, this seminar will introduce attendees to the Top 5 things to help propel sales. Discussion topics include why traditional sales tactics do not work in today's environment and how to avoid falling victim to unpaid consulting, among others. 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: $45 or $120 for the series.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Disability Awareness Luncheon

    Advocate, author and motivational speaker Rob Oliver will deliver the keynote address, A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can You Do?, at the annual Duquesne University Disability Awareness Luncheon.

    Noon to 1 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    To RSVP by Oct. 8, email peiritsc@duq.edu.

    Thursday, Oct. 11

    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.

    Student Composers Concert featuring director Lynn Purse.

    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, 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.

    Saturday, Oct. 13

    5th Annual Water Walk

    Developed to raise awareness of the global water crisis, this two-mile walk is sponsored by Amizade, an international service-learning organization, in conjunction with Duquesne University's Spiritan Campus Ministry. Proceeds benefit Amizade's clean water initiatives.

    10 a.m., registration onsite, 10:30 a.m., walk begins, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $12 for students, $16 for non-students and $8 per person for groups of 15 or more.

    For more information, visit http://amizade.org/resource/water/ or contact Luci-Jo DiMaggio at 412.396.1405.

    Sunday, Oct. 14

    Symphony Orchestra featuring conductor Jeffrey Turner.

    8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

    Suggested donation: $10.

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

    Monday, Oct. 15

    Guest Artist Bass Lecture/Recital featuring Andy Kohn.

    8 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.

    Tuesday, Oct. 16

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

    The third in a five-part certification program, this workshop will help attendees learn about U.S. exports licensing and controls, various types of insurance and end use of their product to stay out of trouble. Other topics include rules and regulations regarding international dealings, and environmental regulations and free trade agreements. Participants must register and attend at least four of the five sessions in order 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: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Wednesday, Oct. 17

    Quickbooks Advanced (Window Users Only)

    Attendees will become more knowledgeable with QuickBooks and learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. Co-sponsored by Dennis Piper & Associates and the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

    Cost: $45

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Managing Change

    This webinar will address how to help others open themselves to change, how to manage change and the transitions faced when facing significant change, and how to lead an organization through the change process. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

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

    Friday, Oct. 19

    Creating Massive Results in Your Business...The 6 Steps You Need to Know to Grow

    Attendees will learn about the six steps and how to move their business to the top as well as topics including 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, and others. Presented by Master Business Coach, Ken Sevick. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

    Cost: $45

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Scientific Evidence and the Right to Confrontation

    The second in the four-part Forensic Fridays series, this seminar will examine the shifting case law regarding the Sixth Amendment confrontation clause. Presenters include Jay J. Finklestein, assistant federal public defender, Western District of Pennsylvania; Elliot Howsie, chief public defender, Allegheny County; Laura S. Irwin, assistant U.S. attorney, Appellate Division, Western District of Pennsylvania; James Kane Record, attorney and professor of criminal justice California University of Pennsylvania; and other legal and forensic scientific experts.

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

    For more information, including cost and available continuing education credits, visit www.duq.edu/forensic-friday, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or call 412.396.1330.

    Sunday, Oct. 21

    Budapest on the Bluff: Purely Piano

    The second in the five-concert series Budapest on the Bluff, this performance will feature works including Hungarian Rhapsody #2 (two-piano version), Sposalizio and Hungarian Melody in B Minor, among others. Performers include pianist Natasha Snitkovsky, artistic director of the City Music Center; international pianist Barbara Nissman; and David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair and artistic director of the concert series. The concert will be preceded by a Kodály presentation by Christine Jordanoff, director of choral organizations.

    2:30 p.m., Jordanoff presentation, 3 p.m., concert, 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/music.

    Wind Symphony and Symphony Band featuring conductor Robert Cameron.

    8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

    Suggested donation: $10.

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

    Tuesday, Oct. 23

    International Logistics, Incoterms, Insurance and Carnets

    The fourth in a five-part certification program, this session will focus on moving goods overseas, including packaging and labeling. Other topics include the role of and services provided by a freight forwarder; basic export rules; how to complete certificates of origin, bills of lading and other documents for export; incoterms; documentation; and customs brokers. Participants must register and attend at least four of the five sessions in order 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: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Wednesday, Oct. 24

    Second Act-Making a New Business Your New Career

    This seminar is designed to help attendees identify choices and opportunities for a second career. Topics include how to start on a shoestring budget; how to price to make profit; how to create a legal entity meant just for you; how to manage cash flow; and how to brand yourself with your previous experience and network with those who know you best. The event will also include a panel of successful business operators who started later in their lives.

    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: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Pascal Day Lecture: The Eugenics Movement and Misanthropic Philanthropy 

    This lecture will be presented by William A. Schambra, senior fellow at the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal from the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University.

    7:30 p.m. in the Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6485.

    Thursday, Oct. 25

    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.

    Thursday, Oct. 25 - Friday, Oct. 26

    Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations: The Face of the Veteran
    The Third Annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium

    Duquesne University Power Center

    An annual symposium for nurses and others involved in health care practice and policy, focusing this year on a wide range of veterans' issues, including brain damage and PTSD; special needs of female veterans; aging, chronically ill and homeless veterans; and substance abuse.  Eight keynote speakers and numerous panel discussions.  Continuing education credits are available for nurses and social workers.  Register and find information at www.duq.edu/social-justice.

    Friday, Oct. 26

    Abre Tu Negocio (For Spanish Speakers)

    This seminar-which will be presented in Spanish-will address issues including how to get a tax ID number; fictitious name for the business; trademark the name; insurance; taxes; legal structures; business licenses; business permits; certifications; obtaining a website, and many more. Co-sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center and PNC Bank.

    Este seminario te da una perspective amplia de todos los temas que tienes que tener presente antes de empezar un negocio. Tiene dos partes, una de la estructura y la otra de mercadeo. Al final recibiras un cuestionario para que lo llenes y luego lo envias con el formato Request for Consulting para asi fijar una cita y conversar sobre tu cuestionario de tu empresa.

    6 to 9 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, Oct. 27

    Combined Choir Concert featuring director Christine Jordanoff, director.

    8 p.m., University Chapel, Administration Building, 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.

    Sunday, Oct. 28

    Faculty Recital featuring pianist Kenneth Burky.

    3 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/music.

    Tuesday, Oct. 30

    Pennsylvania Tax Seminar

    Topics at this seminar include introduction and personal income tax updates; pass through business updates; corporation taxes updates; local income tax Act 32; inheritance tax; revenue modernization project integrated tax system conversion update; and business use tax and voluntary compliance initiatives. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

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

    Cost: $139, which includes all sessions, state prepared materials, a continental breakfast and lunch.

    For more information and registration, call 412.396.1643, email leadership@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/patax.

    Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Contracts, Patents, Internet Webpages and Trade Missions 

    The last in a five-part certification program, this session will help attendees become familiar with the legalities of exports. Topics include agent and distributor agreements; and international contracts; the legal system of the country where you want to export; Do the same laws apply to the internet and online sales?; global marketing; and trade missions. Participants must register and attend at least four of the five sessions in order 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: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    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 10 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.