Founders Week 2015

  • 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

The Division of Mission and Identity cordially invites you to Founders Week 2015, our annual celebration of the work, vision and mission of our founders, the Spiritans.

List of Events:

Saturday, Jan. 31
Men's Basketball Game: Duquesne Dukes vs. George Mason University Patriots
7 p.m.
A.J. Palumbo Center
The first 150 students with ID receive a FREE game day t-shirt! Sponsored by the Division of Mission and Identity.

Sunday, Feb. 1
11 a.m.
Duquesne University Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Africa Room
All members of the Duquesne community are invited to attend.  RSVP is required.

Monday, Feb. 2
Feast Day of Venerable Francis Libermann
Duquesne University Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Faces of Courage Lunch
Following Mass
Africa Room
Hear from students on campus who have been faces of courage for their families and friends through the struggles they have faced. RSVP is required.

Founders Day Give Away - Free Ice Cream Sundaes!
1 - 3 p.m.
Duquesne Union, Third Floor

Special Founders Week Dinner for Resident Students
5 - 7 p.m.
Rev. Sean Hogan Dining Center
All resident students are invited to join us for a special dinner as we celebrate Founders Week.

Tuesday, Feb. 3
An Evening of Spiritan Stories
8 p.m.
Living Learning Centers
Join us in each of the Living Learning Centers to hear members of our Spiritan community discuss their time in missions abroad, as well as their journeys at Duquesne. Don't miss this chance to hear about the adventures of some of our Spiritans! Snacks will be served in each building.
*An afternoon session for Commuters of Spiritan Stories will be held at noon in room 119 of the Duquesne Union.

Wednesday Feb. 4
Spiritan Stories--Interview Edition!
8 p.m.
Towers LLC Multipurpose Room
Fr. Ray French will interview Fr. Sean Hogan about the time he spent in Kenya, his years in Ireland, his experiences at Duquesne and much more! Don't miss this very special event during Founders Week! Snacks will be served.

Thursday, Feb. 5
Founders Week Luncheon: Living the Mission
Africa Room
Come and hear from young alumni as they share their stories on how they live out our Catholic Spiritan mission both locally and globally. RSVP is required.

Faces of Courage: Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe
4 p.m.
Africa Room
Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe (GLPA'08), who was named to Time Magazine's list of the "Top 100 Most Influential People of 2014," tells her story of helping to rebuild the lives of young people who were traumatized by the civil war in Uganda. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, Feb. 6
Vespers and Reception
4:30 p.m.
Trinity Hall
All are invited to attend the reception immediately following vespers. RSVP is required for the reception.