Highlights of Past Events

Founders Week 2014

​"One Heart, One Spirit: Living the Mission,​"​​​ ​featured a series of events focused around Spiritan education, our University's mission and how we, as a community, live that mission each day.

The entire campus took notice of the week-long celebration, and DUQ TV captured much of the spirit and meaning of this year's theme in their coverage.

Founders Week 2014

Highlights from each of the individual lectures are included below.

From Duquesne to the Dominican Republic

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Living the Mission: A Commuter Perspective

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Greek Life and Living the Mission

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Celebrating 50 Years of Vatican II - September 29, 2012

On September 29, 2012, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice Peace, presented, "Vatican II and the Challenge of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation in Africa."

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture - October 3, 2012

Dr. Darlene Fozard Weaver, Director of the Center for The Catholic Intellectual Tradition, presented, "The Invention of The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Mission and Identity in Catholic Higher Education," on October 3, 2012.

Presentations from Founders Week 2012

From Africa to Academic Walk: The Student Experience and the Spiritan Charism (25:12)
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spiritan Mission and the Ecumenical Project - The Linguistic Factor (36:31)
Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Spiritans and Haiti Today: Challenges and Opportunities (25:12)
Friday, February 3, 2012

A film presentation: Maxo Vanka's Masterpiece: The Murals at St. Nicholas Church - January 19, 2012


A new documentary film from director/producer Kenneth Love. This extraordinary, 55-minute documentary film follows the world-renowned Croatian artist Maxo Vanka and the masterpiece he created on the walls and vaults of St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, a steel-worker's church in the industrial town of Millvale, near Pittsburgh. Vanka filled the church with colorful murals on historical, spiritual, and social themes. Though universal in meaning, Vanka drew on Croatian folk art traditions for the murals' design. As the ravages of World War II engulfed Europe and devastated his homeland, Vanka incorporated scenes that captured the history of the tragedy that beset family members abroad and immigrant families in Pittsburgh. Vanka completed the work in 1941, and the murals gained international attention.

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