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September Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Tuesday, Sept. 1

School of Law Admissions Information Session

Prospective students are invited to this session to learn about the admissions process, financial aid, and studying and living in Pittsburgh. The session includes a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet current law students and admissions staff. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

For more information and to register, call 412.396.6296, email lawadmissions@duq.edu or visit www.law.duq.edu.


Tuesday, Sept. 8

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 Community Development Corporation, 112 Hollywood Drive, Suite 102 Butler.

Cost: $25.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 9

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 Center for Adult Learners.

2 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/adultlearners to register and for more information.

 
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 Center for Adult Learners.

5 to 5:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/adultlearners to register and for more information.


Friday, Sept. 11

Should Pennsylvania be Next? Scientific and Legal Considerations in the Medical Marijuana Debate

The Forensic Fridays series begins this fall with this seminar that will feature an interdisciplinary group of experts presenting and discussing the aspects of the debate on whether medical marijuana should be legalized in Pennsylvania. Presenters include Dr. Barry Logan, chief of forensic toxicology for NMS Labs; Patrick Nightingale, a criminal defense attorney and executive director of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML); Thomas Perko, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society; Dr. Fred Fochtman, professor of pharmacology at Duquesne University; and Dr. Cyril Wecht, forensic pathologist. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for three hours of substantive CLE credit. The program is also being offered online via live video streaming. Sponsored by the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

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

For more information, including cost, visit www.duq.edu/forensics, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or call 412.396.1330.


Saturday, Sept. 12

14th Annual Katie Westbrook 5K and Dog Walk

This annual race and dog walk is held in honor of Katie Westbrook, whose dream at age 13 was to become a lawyer. Westbrook, who suffered from a rare bone cancer, passed away at 15, just hours before she was to receive an honorary degree from the School of Law. Proceeds from the race benefit the Student Bar Association Centennial Endowed Scholarship Fund. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law.

9 to 11 a.m., Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the race.

For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/law/5K or call 412.396.6186.

 
Tuesday, Sept. 15

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.

10 a.m. to noon, 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.


Duquesne University School of Law Alumni Westmoreland County Reception

Law alumni living in Westmoreland County are invited to join Duquesne Law Dean Ken Gormley at this special reception. Hosted by the School of Law.

5 to 8 p.m., J. Corks restaurant, 25 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg.  

RSVP requested by Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Call 412.396.5216 or email lawalumni@duq.edu to RSVP.


Wednesday, Sept. 16

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 Center for Adult Learners.

2 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/adultlearners to register and for more information.


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 Center for Adult Learners.

5 to 5:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/adultlearners to register and for more information.

 
Thursday, Sept. 17

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.


Latin American Business Opportunities Roundtable

This seminar is designed for manufacturers, technology and service companies who have Latin American sales and marketing teams, managers and logistic providers. Topics include the Top 10 growth industries for U.S. exports in Columbia, Peru, Mexico and Chile as well as what works best when doing business in Latin America. 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.

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


Friday, Sept. 18

Exit Planning for Your Business Series-Session 1

This two-part series is designed for small-business owners considering selling their business. This session will focus on the themes Getting You and Your Business Ready, and Taxes and Valuation. Topics include an overview of the selling and buying atmosphere in Pittsburgh and Western Pa.; assessment of your readiness; transitional planning; goal setting; strategies for increasing the value of your business, and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Room 101, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $799 for two-part series. Lunch is included.

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


 Tuesday, Sept. 22

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

This hands-on workshop provides a step-by-step approach to explaining three important financial statements: cash flow, profit and loss, 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 their 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.

 
Thursday, Sept. 24

Duquesne University School of Law Pittsburgh Fall Alumni Reception

Law alumni living in Pittsburgh are invited to join Duquesne Law Dean Ken Gormley and law professors at this special reception. Hosted by the School of Law.

5 to 8 p.m., DoubleTree, One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh.

RSVP requested by Monday, Sept. 21.

Call 412.396.5216 or email lawalumni@duq.edu to RSVP.


Einstein, Cosmic Shadows and the Fifth Dimension

During this Einstein Centennial Lecture, Dr. Arlie Petters, professor of mathematics, physics and business administration at Duke University, will unveil some of the cosmic and mathematical secrets of the cosmic shadows and illumination patterns of space and their connection to the possibility of a fifth dimension. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

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

Cost: Free.

For more information, visit www.duq.edu/Einstein or call 412.396.6351.


Friday, Sept. 25

Exit Planning for Your Business Series-Session 2                                                            

This two-part series is designed for small-business owners considering selling their business. This session will focus on the themes Options for Selling and Financing the Deal, and Cutting and Negotiating the Deal. Topics include the pros and cons of more than 15 ways to sell a business; how to find the right buyer; legal contracts; important negotiating skills, and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Room 101, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $799 for two-part series. Lunch is included.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 29

Wind Symphony and Symphony Band concert featuring conductor Dr. Robert C. Cameron.

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

A $10 admission is suggested.

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

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