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    October Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Oct. 1

    Export market opportunities, Export Business Plan and Resources

    The first in a 5-part certification program, participants will learn whether their product or service has export potential. Other topics include exporting statistics; what the competition is doing in the global marketplace; and resources available to penetrate a chosen market. Cost includes an international marketing workbook for participants to assess their company's export readiness, business goals and commitment. Attendees must 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: $49 for one workshop or $200 to register for all five.

    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, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, 101 E Diamond St. Morgan Center, Lower Level, Suite 116, Butler.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.2222 for more information.

      

    Thursday, Oct. 3

    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.

    9:30 a.m. to noon, 798 Turnpike St., Suite 116, Beaver.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.775.3944 to register and for more information.

     

    The Coffeehouse Reading Series

    Featuring Jenny Johnson reading her poetry and Sarah Gerkensmeyer reading her fiction.

    7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Café, Power Center, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

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

     

    Sunday, Oct. 6

    Symphony Orchestra concert with conductor Jeffrey Turner and featuring James Houlik on saxophone. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music.

    7:30 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. 7

    Duquesne University will host the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Founder's Day in honor of the school's 100th anniversary.

    4 to 6 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    To register, contact coxc@duq.edu, call 412.396.5831 or visit www.duq.edu/business100.

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 8

    Neuroscience on the Global Stage: Learning How to Play Nice with Others

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this session will help participants gain a greater understanding of how to create and take a meaningful role in promoting group cooperation within a corporate culture that not only allows, but encourages, open and honest communication, resolution of differences and shared goals that satisfy the company's mission and values, yielding tangible results in terms of business success. The featured presenter, Dr. Barbara Schwarck, is an executive coach, speaker and author who is the chief executive officer and founder of Clear Intentions International. 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.

    Location:  Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom West, 8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.

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

     

    Letters of Credit, Export Financing and Payment Methods

    The second in a 5-part certification program, participants will learn about the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export Import (EXIM) Bank and private sources. Topics include how public programs can help when commercial banks can't; how to move goods overseas; understanding export documentation such as letters of credit, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. Grant information will also be available. Attendees must 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: $49 for one workshop or $200 to register for all five.

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

     

    Thursday, Oct. 10

    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.

     

    Sunday, Oct. 13

    47th Annual Duquesne University College Fair

    Geared toward high school juniors and seniors, the College Fair will provide students with the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities from across the United States. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Office of Admissions.

    1 to 3 p.m., A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6222 or email admissions@duq.edu.

     

    Monday, Oct. 14

    Beethoven on the Bluff: Concert II-Piano Trios II

    The second concert in the first season of the Beethoven on the Bluff series, Concert II-Piano Trios II will feature the composer's Three Piano Trios, op. 1. Concert performers include the Duquesne Piano Trio: David Allen Wehr, pianist and the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair; Charles Stegeman, violinist and concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Opera/Ballet Orchestra; and Adam Liu, cellist and assistant principal cellist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music.

    7:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, 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. 15

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

    The third in a 5-part certification program, participants will learn about U.S. exports licensing and controls, various types of insurance and end use of a product. Other topics include dealings, the European CE mark, environmental regulations and free trade agreements. Attendees must 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: $49 for one workshop or $200 to register for all five.

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

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 16

    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. 17

    Jazz Ensemble concert featuring director Mike Tomaro. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music.

    7:30 p.m., the 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.

     

    Saturday, Oct. 19

    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.

    9 to 9:30 a.m. EST. 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.

     

    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.

    10 to 10:30 a.m. EST. 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.

      

    Sunday, Oct. 20

    Wind Symphony and Symphony Band concert featuring conductor Robert Cameron. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music.

    7:30 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. 21

    Faculty Recital featuring David Allen Wehr, pianist and the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair; Rachel Stegeman, adjunct professor of violin and concertmaster of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra; and Adam Liu, cellist and assistant principal cellist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music.

    7:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, 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. 22

    International Logistics, Incoterms, Insurance and Carnets

    The fourth in a 5-part certification program, participants will learn about moving goods overseas, including packaging and labeling. Other topics include the role of a freight forwarder; basic export rules; a step-by-step process of filling out certificates of origin, bills of lading and other important documents for export. Attendees must 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: $49 for one workshop or $200 to register for all five.

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

     

    Pascal Day 2013: Abraham and the Absoluteness of God

    Pascal Day-an exploration of science, philosophy and faith-is an annual lecture series named for Blaise Pascal, a 17th century French scientist and mathematician. This year's address, Abraham and the Absoluteness of God, will be presented by Dr. Jon D. Levenson, the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies, Harvard University. He will explore the difference between the portrait of the patriarch Abraham as he appears in Genesis versus how he appears in certain currents in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism. The discussion will focus on the importance of the rejection of iconography in ancient Israelite religion and the role this played in the transformation-and philosophical deepening-of monotheism in Late Antiquity.

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

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, visit www.duq.edu/pascal-day.

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 23

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar: Leading Effective Meetings

    Viewers of this webinar will learn how to present ideas as a meeting participant or discover the tools to make meetings achieve results. 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/webinars for more information and registration.

     

    The 2013 History Forum will feature a lecture by Dr. Robert K. Nelson, director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond, who will present Without the Paraphernalia of Projector, Reel & Screen: Maps & the Practice & Presentation of History in the 21st Century. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Department of History.

    5 p.m., reception, 6 p.m., lecture and Q & A, Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Fore more information, including ACT 48 credit requirements, visit www.duq.edu/history-forum or call 412.396.6470.

     

    Thursday, Oct. 24

    QuickBooks: Advanced (For Windows Users)

    The number one management and accounting tool utilized by start-ups and small business entrepreneurs, QuickBooks will be the focus of this workshop. Participants will become more knowledgeable with the program 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. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center in partnership with Dennis Piper & Associates.

    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.          

     

    Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25

    Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations: The Face of the Child

    The fourth annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium, The Face of the Child will provide health care professionals and others the opportunity to learn from experts and share ideas about caring for children who are abandoned, neglected, abused or victims of violence.

    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 25, Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    For more information, including a schedule, list of speakers and cost, visit www.duq.edu/social-justice or call 412.396.6550.

     

    Saturday, Oct. 26

    An Evening of Clarinet Chamber Music with director Ron Samuels. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music.

    7:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, 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.

     

    Sunday, Oct. 27

    The Power of Positive Dog Training

    Victoria Stilwell, renowned dog trainer and star of Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog, will discuss The Power of Positive Training. The event will feature remarks by Stilwell, who is known around the world for her core philosophy of teaching dogs with kindness, no matter what the breed or problem. In addition, tickets are available to attend a special Meet-and-Mingle with Stilwell and VIP lunch prior to the lecture. These tickets include admission to the lecture and the opportunity to meet Stilwell, who will be available for photos and to sign copies of her books. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Animal Law Society with the Coalition to Adopt, Rehome and Match Abandoned Animals (CARMAA).

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m., VIP Lunch and Meet-and-Mingle, 1 to 3 p.m., lecture, Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $40 for the lecture, $125 for VIP Lunch and lecture.

    For more information and to register for the Victoria Stilwell lecture and/or the Meet-and-Mingle event, visit www.carmaa-petadoption.com/events.html, email info@carmaa-petadoption.com or call 412.780.4983.

     

    Faculty Recital featuring Kenneth Burky on piano. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music.

    3 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, 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.

     

    Monday, Oct. 28

    Winds of the Future, featuring conductor Robert Cameron. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music.

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

    Cost: Free.

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

     

    Thursday, Oct. 31

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

    The final in a 5-part certification program, participants will become familiar with the legalities of exports. Topics include agent and distributor agreements; international contract; how to locate agents, distributors and develop joint ventures; legal systems in the country of export; whether laws apply to the Internet and online sales. Learn how to do global marketing and trade missions. 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.

    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.