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Past Events

December 19, 2019  -  Christmas Luncheon
September 24, 2019 -  PA and NY wine country bus trip
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Flight 93 Memorial trip

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Spring Luncheon

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - Duquesne Dukes vs Dayton Basketball Game and Pre-game fun

December 19, 2018 - The Christmas Luncheon

Was held at Duquesne in the Africa Room from 11-2.  Over 50 retirees and guests attended the luncheon, and enjoyed meeting up with old friends and making new ones!  President Gormley spoke to the group about Duquesne University's present and future goals. We appreciated the music from violinist Sandra Patricia Morales during the luncheon.  It was such a great turnout, and we hope to see even more retirees in the spring !!

October 16, 2018 - Fall Bus Trip Wine Tasting

25 retirees enjoyed this trip to Northeast, PA. We visited wineries, had lunch and attended a happy hour on our way home!

Lunch at The Skunk and Goat Tavern (Northeast, PA)

Visited three wineries Arundel Cellars and Brewing Co., Johnson Estate Winery, and Mazza Chautauqua Cellars

Happy Hour Timbercreek Tap and Table in Grove City for Happy Hour

July 11, 2018 A great day with the Pirates! 

It was the start of their winning streak! Thanks to John Sucha, we had great seats. The weather was perfect.  

May 24, 2018 - Spring Luncheon

Approximately 50 retirees attended the luncheon. It was so nice to talk to those we hadn't seen for awhile, enjoy a good lunch, and also entertainment by Gavin Horning, guitarist.

April 17, 2018 - Bus Trip to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland

An exceptional day of camaraderie for retirees! Great trip with a very nice lunch included.

December 6, 2017 - Dura's Annual Christmas Party 

What an exciting event.   So much happened!  The Association's new President, Terry Tatrai, was installed. 

A heartfelt  "Thank You" along with an award presentation was given to Charles Winek, Ph.D. for his many fun filled years of service.   His humor and good will definitely will be missed!  Thanks again Charlie!!!

Father Hogan gave a beautiful blessing to all and President Gromely gave words of recognition and appreciation to the retirees for all they have done and continue to do to make the University such a wonderful place!

50/50 Raffle, presents, and gifts of poinettas!! All that along with good friends and food!  What a lovely afternoon.

July 20,2017 - Pirate Day

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Spring Luncheon

Guests enjoyed an hour of renewing old friendships, and making some new ones. Members and guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and more time to socialize!  Lunch was followed by a 50/50 raffle and then the lovely centerpieces from each table were raffled off.

Guests were then taken on a journey back in time. The University Archivist and Curator of Special Collections, Thomas White, managed to take all of us back to the beginning of the University and he almost made it to today but ran out of time! Tom had so many historic facts and tidbits of fun information. Not to mention all the amazing photos of historical moments and people. We hated the journey to end!

November 28,2016 - Annual Christmas Luncheon

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Fall Bus Trip

Retirees traveled by bus to Columbiana, Ohio to the Dutchman Village Restaurant and Shops.The show was an afternoon with Frank Sinatra ...well we wished it was the real Frank...but the show was almost as good as real thing!! Great food and great fun!

After Lunch Fun

fall 2016

Dura goes to a Pirate Game

June 1, 2016 - Spring Luncheon

spring 2016

May 10, 2016 - Bus Trip to Blennerhassett Island,Parkersburg, West Virginia

The hotel


The Riverfront

Ohio River

The Boat Ride

boat ride

The Mansion and Island


2015 Christmas Party

What a great time! Our largest group of Retirees yet! It was so nice to rekindle old friendships.  

A slide show was presented with many photos from 2015 activities. A lovely buffet luncheon was followed by the 50-50 raffle as well as the door prizes (beautiful Poinsettas!)...and the many presents that were donated by the Board members. As if all this wasnt enough....a Christmas sing along was provided by Norb Pilewski accompanied by his lovely wife on the piano!  What fun we all had singing our favorite Carols and just being together!  Another wonderful year has passed ....lots of nice memories shared with our Duquesne family!   Now time to start a new year....filled new adventures!

christmas 2015 b

Christmas 2015

Fall 2015 - Bus trip to New Wilmington, Grove City Shops, Wendell August Forge, and Volant 

What a beautiful fall day we were blessed with on this lovely October day!

Members started the day visiting an Amish farm where we saw the most amazing mums, gourds, pumpkins and other home grown products. We were treated to homemade donuts! YUM! The bus then proceeded to a quilt shop and then a specialty grocery. We then continued on to Volant enjoying a relaxing walk through this small town, followed by lunch in New Wilmington. Guests were treated to delicious homemade sticky buns, and a home cooked dinner that was as good as Grandma use to make!  On the bus again and onto the Wendell August forge for a tour of the facility and time to shop! For those who still had money...time on our own to shop at the Grove City Outlet. What a fun filled and action packed day!  


May 28, 2015 - Dinner and a Show!  

What a wonderful afternoon DURA members shared.  

First Dinner at Braddocks' Brasserie, then a wonderful stage show "IN THE MOOD" at the Byham Theater.  A thirteen piece band providing music from the "big band era" had us all reminiscing.  Bringing this period of time back to life were six amazing singers/dancers who were full of fun and life.   We left the theater feeling young again and in happy spirit.  It was a great show...declared by some to be our best outing yet!!!

 spring show

May 11, 2015 - Annual Spring Luncheon, Duquesne University Campus

What fun!!! Kennywood food to help us get in the "mood"! 

After our fun luncheon the guest speaker, DAVE HAHNER, (yes Kathy Hahner's son!!!) a Roller Coaster historian, presented a slide show on the history of Kennywood Park.   Dave is author of the book "Kennywood" so he had some really great old photos, lots of interestings history facts, and just a wonderful presentation on the park and the many "historic" rides therein.   It was a great afternoon for remembering Kennywood days of our youth, meeting with our former co-workers, and just having a nice relaxing time!  

spring luncheon 2015

Christmas 2014 Luncheon at Duquesne University, entertainment provided by George Suhon

..2015 christmas

October 15, 2014 - Bus trip to Sugar Creek, Ohio

Blue Gate Musicals


Good entertainment, delicious food, great shopping, and fun with old and new friends....what more can a trip offer!   

 audience at sugar creek  dinner at sugar creek   shopping at sugarcreek  amish buggy

Spring 2014

The Retirees met at the Cabaret Theater in downtown Pittsburgh. After eating a delicious lunch they were entertained by a hilarious Judge conducting a very musical and ridiculous court!!  It was great fun and a lot of laughs!


A photo opportunity with "Judge Jackie" for Norb, his wife, and some friends!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Spring Luncheon

Location:  The Africa Room- 3rd floor - Duquesne Union

After an hour of socializing the Retirees enjoyed a nice lunch. Lunch was followed by entertainment provided by  "The Vintage Radio Players"  a local group. The Players did a reproduction of "MY FRIEND IRMA". Retirees were transported back to a time prior to social media, cell phones, DVR, etc.  Voices, sound effects, and imagination provided a story that created characters, predicaments, and a lot of good humor! It was a relaxing, enjoyable afternoon!                                                                       




 Some of the guests!



December 6, 2013 - Christmas Luncheon, Duquesne University

Guest Musician: Jack Puskar! Back by popular demand!  Irish music and folkore

September 25, 2013 - Bus trip to Canton, Ohio

Such a fun filled day for all!  The bus departed from Duquesne campus early in the morning.  We arrived at MULLIGAN'S a beautiful Irish Pub/Restaurant.   The restaurant was amazing.Many resotration items added to the decor,  old chuch pews that created booths, an incredible mantle in one of the banquet rooms rescued from demolition was breathtaking with it's carved wood and marble hearth, one felt the need to just wander around and take in some of the old world beauty.

Lunch was delicious and desert mmmm the best!

After lunch guests were entertained by Mary Faktor who presented her one lady show "The Six Stages of Woman".   She was hilarious and actually had some of the "women" in the crowd in tears with laughter!

May 1, 2013 - Spring Luncheon, Duquesne University

Guest Speaker: Betty Robison, Master Gardner 

December 4th, 2012 - Christmas Luncheon, Duquesne University

Guest Musician:  Jack Puskar - Irish Christmas songs and stories

October 23, 2012 - Bus Trip,  American Mountain Theater, Elkins West Virginia

Lunch and show

April 25, 2012 - Spring Luncheon, Duquesne University 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Wm Spatella, presented a slide presentation "Spring Warblers

May 7, 2012 - Bus Trip, The Packard Music Hall, Warren, Ohio

Lunch and Show