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Phone: 412.396.6050
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    April Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, April 2

    Export Market Opportunities, Export Business Plan and Resources

    The first in a five-part certification program, this session will help participants identify their product's export potential. Other topics include exporting statistics, available resources and competition in the global marketplace. To receive the certificate, participants must register to attend at least four of the five sessions. 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 per session or $175 for all five.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.


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

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.2222 for more information.

     

    Thursday, April 4

    Integrating Critical Reflection to Generate, Deepen and Document Learning in Service-Learning                                      

    This luncheon workshop will feature renowned service-learning scholar Dr. Patti Clayton, who will present Integrating Critical Reflection to Generate, Deepen and Document Learning in Service-Learning. Presented by Duquesne's Office of Service-Learning and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

    Noon to 2 p.m., Room 613, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    RSVP by calling 412-396-5893 or emailing servicelearning@duq.edu.

      

    Ecology and Economics: Redefining Ecosystem Services

    This panel discussion will reveal how preserving our natural resources by putting sound ecological policies in place stimulates the economy. Panelists include Patricia DeMarco, energy and environment policy analyst; Roy Kraynyk, executive director, Allegheny Land Trust; Dr. Nagaraj Sivasubramaniam, associate professor, Duquesne University School of Business; and John Wenzel, director, Powdermill Nature Reserve. Presented by the Duquesne University Center for Environmental Research and Education.

    6 p.m., Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    RSVP by emailing envscience@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/cere20 for more information.

     

    Poetry reading with Toi Derricott

    Duquesne University's First-Year Writing Program presents an evening with award-winning poet Toi Derricotte, who will read from her own works. She is the author of five collections of poetry, including Tender and The Undertaker's Daughter.

    7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, email english@duq.edu.

     

    Monday, April 8

    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 and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation,100 E. Reynolds Street, Suite 100, New Castle.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.658.1488 to register and for more information.

     

    Tuesday, April 9
    Letters of Credit, Export Financing and Payment Methods

    The second in a five-part certification program, this session will address the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export Import (EXIM) Bank and private sources. Participants will learn about moving goods overseas and export documentation, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. To receive the certificate, participants must register to attend at least four of the five sessions. 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.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Thursday, April 11

    Creating a Mentoring Culture in the Workplace: A Critical Component for Organizational Success

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this educational and networking event will provide participants with an overview of the mentoring process and the tools and resources to initiate mentoring programs, and will share best practices.  Presented by Dr. Erroline Williams, director of professional development and corporate outreach for Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA). Sponsored by SLPA.

    7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. session, Power Center Ballroom West, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45 or $180 for five sessions in the series. Fee includes parking, continental breakfast and handout materials.

    For more information and registration visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.5600.

     

    Friday, April 12

    7th Annual Office of Multicultural Affairs Unity Banquet & Scholarship Benefit 

    This annual event recognizes Duquesne students who are committed to academic excellence, diversity and inclusion. Keynote speaker is Dr. George Yancy, associate professor of philosophy at Duquesne, who is author of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race. Hosted by the Duquesne University Office of Multicultural Affairs.

    5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner, Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $50.

    For more information and registration visit www.duq.edu/oma or call 412.396.1117

      

    Monday, April 15

    Jazz Guitar Ensemble, featuring directors Mark Koch and Kenneth Karsh.

    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

      

    Tuesday, April 16

    U.S. Export Regulations and Controls, International Regulatory Marks and Agreements

    The third in a five-part certification program, this session will address U.S. exports licensing and controls, types of insurance, European CE mark compliance, and more. To receive the certificate, participants must register to attend at least four of the five sessions. 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.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    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 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: Free.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

      

    Wednesday, April 17

    QuickBooks: Advanced

    Topics addressed at this workshop include working with inventory, handling sales tax, processing and accounting of payroll, using estimates and financial reports, among others. For Windows users only. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

      

    Wind Symphony Chamber Concert, featuring conductor Robert Cameron.

    3 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Electronic Ensemble, featuring directors Lynn Purse and Kenneth Karsh.              

    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Thursday, April 18

    Meet the Lenders

    Attendees will have an opportunity to meet lenders, who will each give a brief presentation about their loan programs. Presenters include RDFC; Bridgeway Capital; Catalyst Connection; Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission; URA; Dollar Bank; and PNC Bank. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

      

    Monday, April 22

    Jazz Chamber Groups, featuring director Sean Jones.

    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

      

    Friday, April 19

    Interpreting Behavior at the Serial Murder and Sexual Homicide Crime Scenes

    The latest in Duquesne's Forensic Fridays series, this seminar will provide those assigned to investigate and prosecute complex homicide and sexual assault cases a framework for analyzing the interaction among the offender, victim and scene, and then using that analysis to interpret such crimes. Featured presenter is Mark Safarik, a former senior member of the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit. Co-sponsored by Duquesne University's Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and the School of Nursing.

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

    For more information, including cost and available continuing education credits, visit www.duq.edu/forensic-friday, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or call 412.396.1330.

      

    Saturday, April 20

    Singing City

    A part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Music for the Spirit Festival, this performance will feature the Mary Pappert School of Music's combined choirs.

    7:30 p.m., Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Call the Pittsburgh Symphony Box Office at 412.392.4900 for ticket information.

     

    Tuesday, April 23

    International Logistics, Incoterms, Insurance and Carnets

    The fourth in a five-part certification program, this session will focus on moving goods overseas, including packaging and labeling, basic export rules and the process of filling out certificates of origin, bills of lading and other important documents for export. To receive the certificate, participants must register to attend at least four of the five sessions. 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.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Celebrating the Next Generation

    A part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Music for the Spirit Festival, this performance will feature the Mary Pappert School of Music's combined choirs and the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra.

    7:30 p.m., Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free, but tickets are required.

    Call the Pittsburgh Symphony Box Office at 412.392.4900 for ticket information.

     

    Wednesday, April 24

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Social Media for Leaders

    This webinar will address how to effectively use social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest to become a more effective leader. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

     

    Thursday, April 25, and Sunday, April 28

    The Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds

    The Mary Pappert School of Music Women's Chorale will be among the featured performers in the Jewish Musical Festival's presentation of The Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds. The performances are being held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Music for the Spirit Festival.

    7:30 p.m., New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $15 for students.

    Call the Pittsburgh Symphony Box Office at 412.392.4900 for ticket information.

     

    Friday, April 26

    Brazil: Samba, Soccer and Sales

    Focusing on doing business in Brazil, this workshop will explore export opportunities in Brazil and will provide attendees with potential business models likely to optimize trade success as well as information on cultural understanding and business conduct. The presentation will be followed by 30-minute, one-on-one consultations with individual enterprises to discuss appropriateness of products to market and necessary steps to achieve export readiness. 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.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

      

    Tuesday, April 30

    Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Contracts, Patents, Internet Web pages and Trade Missions

    The last in a five-part certification program, this session will help participants become familiar with the legalities of exports. Topics include agent and distributor agreements, international contracts, how to locate agents, distributors and develop joint ventures, and more. To receive the certificate, participants must register to attend at least four of the five sessions. 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.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.