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October Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Thursday, Oct. 1

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.

10 a.m. to noon, 798 Turnpike Street, Beaver.

Cost: $25.

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

Friday, Oct. 2

Abre Tu Negocio (Starting a Business-in Spanish)

Presented in Spanish, this seminar is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs and will cover issues including how to get a Tax ID number, fictitious name for the business, trademark a name, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, business permits, certifications, obtaining a website, bookkeeping, loan programs, real case scenarios and business plan development. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
Este seminario te da una perspectiva 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 108, 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.


Back on My Feet Again

Faculty recital featuring vocalist Dr. Rachel Whitcomb, pianist and associate professor of music education.

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.


Sunday, Oct. 4

Duquesne Symphony Orchestra performance, featuring conductor Jeffrey Turner.

7:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh.
Admission: $10. 

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

 
Tuesday, Oct. 6

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, Morgan Center, Lower Level, Suite 116, 101 E. Diamond St., Butler.

Cost: $25.

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


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, Oct. 8

Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure: Appreciating the Past and Anticipating the Future

This daylong conference will feature speakers from the bench, bar and academia, who will discuss the history and the future of the rules and appellate practice in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Designed to mark the 40th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure, the event five hours of Continuing Legal Education. Speakers and moderators include Bryan A. Garner, who will address the future of appellate practice; Judge D. Brooks Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; and Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor and members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, among others. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee.

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

Breakfast and lunch are provided. Select scholarships are available. Email cle@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/law/PaAppellateRulesCLE for cost details.


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.
 

Jazz Ensemble performance, featuring conductor Mike Tomaro.

7:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, 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.


Friday, Oct. 9

Social Media Series: Developing a Plan for Attack

The first of a three-part, hands-on workshop series, session one will feature Melanie Querry of Beyond Spots & Dots, who will give an overview of the various social media networks. Attendees will better understand the tools, how to determine whether they will work for your business and learn the steps for creating an impactful social media strategy to increase networking. 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: $120 for all three workshops or $49 per workshop.

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

Abre Tu Negocio (Starting a Business-in Spanish)

Presented in Spanish, this seminar is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs and will cover issues including how to get a Tax ID number, fictitious name for the business, trademark a name, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, business permits, certifications, obtaining a website, bookkeeping, loan programs, real case scenarios and business plan development. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
Este seminario te da una perspectiva 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.

Abre Tu Negocio

6 to 9 p.m., Room 108, 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.
 

Sunday, Oct. 11

Music on the Mount

This performance will feature the Wonder Quartette and the Triano Woodwind Quintent. The Music on the Mount provides Duquesne University music students with a community outreach opportunity and a music performance for the community to enjoy.

3 p.m., St. Mary of the Mount Parish, Mt. Washington, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh.

Admission: Free.

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

Monday, Oct. 12

Does Increased Gun Ownership Reduce Crime?

Featuring speakers Dr. John Lott, Jr., author of More Guns, Less Crime, and Shira Goodman, executive director of Cease Fire Pa., will be moderated by Duquesne Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz. Sponsored by Duquesne School of Law's Federalist Society, the American Constitution Society and the Criminal Law Society.

12 to 1 p.m., Room 204, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6300 for more information.
  

Tuesday, Oct. 13

QuickBooks: Basic Training

This is the first of a series of three workshops designed to broaden QuickBooks skills. Attendees will learn how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports. Presented by a certified public accountant 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 one workshop or $120 for all three QuickBooks workshops.


Friday, Oct. 16

Social Media Series: LinkedIn

The second of a three-part, hands-on workshop series, session two will feature speaker Shawn Graham, a successful digital marketing consultant, who will lead participants through setting up a LinkedIn profile; offer tips for best practices; and review examples of how LinkedIn is being used by customers. 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 per workshop.

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

What's in a Match? How to Read a Forensic DNA Report

This Forensic Friday session will address the complicated yet varied statistical methodologies involved in DNA analysis and what it means to find a DNA "match." Presenters include Sara Bitner, serologist, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office; Dr. Mark Perlin, chief executive officer and chief scientific officer of Cybergenetics; Arthur Young, forensic biology specialist at Guardian Forensic Sciences, Philadelphia; and other field experts. The seminar, which has been approved for three hours of substantive Continuing Legal Education credit, will be offered both onsite and online for relevant professionals. Hosted 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 details, visit www.duq.edu/forensics, call 412.396.1330 or email wechtinstitute@duq.edu.
 

Saturday, Oct. 17

Coffee & Conversation Open House: The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Guests at this open house will learn more about Duquesne University's Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program. Hosted by Duquesne's School of Education.

9 to 11 a.m., Room 108, Canevin Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

For more information or to register, call 412.396.4038 or email millerd@duq.edu.


Tuesday, Oct. 20

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: a profit and loss statement, and a 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 setting 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.


The CONEXPO Chile Catalogue Show

With the Chilean economy growing at more than five percent a year for the last 20 years, the country is investing in infrastructure of ports, mining and construction.  Having the world's largest copper mine, Chile signed a free trade agreement with the U.S. and is a major investor in Latin America. It also is a country friendly to American exports. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

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

Cost: $300.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 21

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.

1:30 to 4:30 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.


Friday, Oct. 23

Social Media Series: Facebook

This final session of a three-part, hands-on workshop series will feature speaker Cindy Neky, a certified Social Media Strategeist, who will lead participants through setting up a business Facebook page; illustrate how a Facebook ad is created; and discuss the best practices for effectively using Facebook. 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 per workshop.

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

Saturday, Oct. 24

Combined Choirs performance, featuring conductor Dr. Caron Daley.

7:30 p.m., Epiphany Catholic Church, 184 Washington Place, Pittsburgh.

Admission: $10. 

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

Sunday, Oct. 25

Schubert on the Bluff: Concert II

Season one of Schubert on the Bluff continues with Concert II, featuring the composer's Moments Musicaux, D. 780 and Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960 as well as guest composer David Stock's Sea of Reeds and A Vanished World. Visit www.duq.edu/schubert for details.

2:30 p.m., pre-concert discussion, 3 p.m. concert, 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, Oct. 27

QuickBooks: Advanced

This workshop will help participants become more knowledgeable with QuickBooks, the number one management and accounting tool utilized by start-ups and small business entrepreneurs. Topics include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. For Window Users only. Presented by Dennis Piper & Associates and 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.
 

Faculty Recital: Adam Liu and Friends

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.
  

Friday, Oct. 30

Dean's Student Showcase Recital

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.

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