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October Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Friday, Oct. 1

Duquesne University Opera Workshop: Aria Marathon

Featuring director Guenko Guechev.

8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Friday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 3

Duquesne University Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming activities include a wine & cheese reception, Carnival shows, AutumnFest, the Dukes football game vs. Monmouth, an alumni dinner dance and an alumni ring blessing, among other activities.

Call 412.396.6209 for a detailed schedule, costs and to register.

Saturday, Oct. 2

One More Time for Nick

Featuring performances by Joe Negri, Maureen Budway, Mike Tomaro and Sean Jones, this concert will benefit the Nicholas Jordanoff Jazz Trumpet Scholarship. The concert is being held in conjunction with the dedication of the new Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation.

7 p.m., Pappert Center, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $20.

Registration is required. Call 412.396.6209 to register and for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Music on the Mount

Featuring the Iron City Brass Quintet.

3 p.m., St. Mary of the Mount, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

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, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Butler County Community Development Corp., 112 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa. Cost: Free.

Call 724.283.1961 to register or for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Doing Business With the Commonwealth

Designed for small business owners interested in learning about contracting opportunities with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this workshop will also address certification of minority-owned and women-owned businesses. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Friday, Oct. 8

Forensic DNA Analysis for Beginners

A part of the Forensic Fridays monthly series, Forensic DNA Analysis for Beginners will address a fundamental understanding of the identification value of DNA evidence. Dr. Mark Perlin, chief executive officer and chief scientific officer of the DNA analysis firm Cybergenetics, will be among the seminar’s instructors. Three hours of Continuing Legal Education and three hours of ACT 48 credits will be offered for this seminar. Presented by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

1 to 4:30 p.m., Duquesne Room, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $30 per person for the general public, $10 for students, $45 for public attorneys and $75 for private attorneys.

Call 412.396.1330 or email wechtinstitute@duq.edu for more information.

Duquesne University Wind Symphony and Symphony Band, featuring director Robert Cameron.

8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 10

44th Annual Duquesne University College Fair

The largest fall event of its kind in the greater Pittsburgh area, Duquesne’s College Fair draws thousands of high school juniors and seniors, who get the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities. Hosted by Duquesne’s Office of Admissions.

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

Call 412.396.5002 for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Business Opportunities in Mexico

This workshop is designed for small- and medium-sized manufacturers, and high-tech and service companies interested in accessing business sectors of Mexico, which is the second largest market for U.S. goods. Topics include the NAFTA Advantage, industry analysis for your company, how to find manufacturing reps and the trade mission to Mexico. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $15.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials

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 Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

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

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Faculty Recital featuring clarinetist Ron Samuels, who will also teach a master class prior to his performance.

3 p.m., master class in the Pappert Center, 5 p.m., recital in the PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 17

Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra featuring Music Director Laureate
Sidney Harth.

8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Export Documentation: Avoid Compliance Mistakes

Attendees will learn how to avoid compliance mistakes and ensure profits. Topics include managing the export transaction, working with the EXIM Bank and complying with U.S. government export regulations, among others. Course instructor Catherine E. Thornberry is author of Export Procedures: An Interactive Guide to Export Documentation and is founder and principal of Export Procedures Co. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 108 Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $395.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Fantasy: Solo Piano Recital

A part of the Bicentennials on the Bluff series, this concert will include piano fantasies written by composers Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann. Performers include David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair. A pre-concert will feature Dr. Benjamin Binder, assistant professor of musicianship, who will perform selections from Schumann’s Carnaval and newly commissioned pieces inspired by the original work.

2:15 p.m., pre-concert event, 3 p.m., concert, PNC Recital Hall, Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Pennsylvania Tax Seminar

The Department of Revenue's Fall Tax Seminar educates Pennsylvania tax professionals on personal income tax, unemployment compensation, corporate taxes, inheritance tax, enforcement initiatives and how to establish tax

accounts for businesses, file tax returns and pay state taxes. Attendees can earn eight continuing professional education credits upon successful completion. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

8:30-4:30, Duquesne Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $139.

Call 412.396.1643 or email police@duq.edu for more information and to register.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

QuickBooks: Advanced

Topics addressed at this workshop include working with inventory, handling sales tax, processing and accounting of payroll, using estimates and financial reports, among others. Conducted by Dennis Piper & Associates PC. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble with director Mike Tomaro, featuring the music of Eric Richards.

8 p.m., the Pappert Center, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Friday, Oct. 29

Start Your Business in Pittsburgh (In Spanish)

The seminar—which will be conducted entirely in Spanish—will cover issues including how to get a Tax ID Number, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, obtaining a Web site, loan programs and business plan development, among others. Conducted by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center with the help from local Latino business professionals.

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

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

Saturday, Oct. 30

Performance featuring the Duquesne University Voices of Spirit and the Pappert

Men’s and Women’s Chorales, with conductors Christine Jordanoff and Robert Kurth.

8 p.m., University Chapel, Administration Building, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Faculty Recital featuring pianist Kenneth Burky.

3 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

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