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    November Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Nov. 6
    Leadership Breakfast Series: Advancing Women in Leadership-It Takes a Team 

    The third in a four-part series, this interactive presentation will explore what women leaders need to do to make it "up the ladder," how men can provide support and the challenges that women face. Facilitator Rebecca Harris is director at the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University with more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and marketing specialist. Sponsored by Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. session, Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Cost: $45 or $135 for all four 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.

     

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

    10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Community Development Corporation, 112 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa. Cost: Free
    Call 724.283.2222 to register or for more information.

     

    Information Session: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Program

    Learn more about Duquesne University's Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. The program manager and a faculty member will provide comprehensive information about the program and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Room 219, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

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

     

    Percussion Ensemble performance featuring director Eliseo Rael.
    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 Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     


    Wednesday, Nov. 7
    Establishing the Relationship-Building the Rapport

    The last in a three-part Sales Series, this seminar will teach participants about the psychological processes involved in establishing rapport and bonding quickly. Other topics include the role of communication in developing rapport; primary elements of communication; active listening; and more.

    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.

     

    QuickBooks Reports

    Attendees familiar with QuickBooks® will learn more about generating and customizing financial reports, forms/templates and QuickBooks® letters. Topics include creating quick reports, creating and customizing preset reports, exporting reports to Microsoft Excel, and generating a budget in QuickBooks®. Co-sponsored by Dennis Piper & Associates and the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $45

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

     

    Thursday, Nov. 8
    The Jazz Ensemble presents Jazz Goes to the Movies, featuring director Mike Tomaro.
    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 Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Thursday, Nov. 8, and Friday, Nov. 9

    Post-Combat Problems in the 21st Century

    The 12th Annual Wecht Institute Conference will focus on the post-combat problems of today, including the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; the retrieval and identification of human remains; and the challenges of returning to civilian life, among others. Experts in psychology, DNA analysis, anthropology, occupational therapy, domestic abuse and criminal law will be among the conference participants. Continuing education credits are available for attorneys, social workers, psychologists and coroners. Hosted by the Duquesne University Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

    8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    For cost details and to register, call 412.396.1330 or email wechtinstitute@duq.edu.

     

    Friday, Nov. 9

    Global Security in the 21st Century

    Retired U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden will address this topic at this public lecture. A Pittsburgh native and Duquesne graduate, Hayden is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Sponsored by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts. A reception will follow the lecture.

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

    Cost: Free

    For more information, call 412.396.6389.

     

    Saturday, Nov. 10

    14th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast

    Duquesne University will host the 14th annual Veterans Day Breakfast-the largest breakfast of its kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retired U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden will deliver the keynote address at the event.

    7:30 a.m., check-in, 8 a.m. program, 4th Floor Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10.

    Call 412.396.6033 or email UniversityEvents@duq.edu for more information.

      

    Sunday, Nov. 11
    Performance featuring organist Ann Labounsky
    4 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 615 Grant Street, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Symphony Orchestra performance featuring conductor H. Carl Hess.
    8 p.m., Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.
    For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Monday, Nov. 12
    Jazz Guitar Ensemble performance 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 Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 14

    School of Law Open House

    Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law, the Open House will feature an admissions presentation, a faculty and student panel and optional tours of the school.

    6:30 p.m., Hanley Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6296 or email lawadmissions@duq.edu for more information.

     

    Electronic Ensemble performance 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 Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Thursday, Nov. 15
    7th Annual PA Business Technology Conference

    This conference is designed to equip companies with information to make smart technology decisions that will enhance profitability, productivity and market adaptability. Tools, strategies and tips in eMarketing, business intelligence, IT management, finance and accounting, web analytics and security will be addressed. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Cost: $119.

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

     

    Friday, Nov. 16 

    First Step: Business Start-Up 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.

     

    Sunday, Nov. 18
    Music on the Mount: Triano Woodwind Quintet
    This series of free chamber music concerts at Mt. Washington's Saint Mary of the Mount Parish provides Duquesne music students with a community outreach opportunity as well as a music performance for the community to enjoy. This performance will feature the Triano Woodwind Quintet and director James Houlik.
    3 p.m., St. Mary of the Mount, Mount Washington, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 21

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials

    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.

    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.

      

    Monday, Nov. 26
    Budapest on the Bluff: Dominantly Dohnányi
    The third in the five-concert series Budapest on the Bluff, this performance will feature works including Dohnányi's Harp Concertino, op. 45 and Béla Bartók's Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano. Among the performers are violinist Charles Stegeman; harpist Gretchen Van Hoesen; Randolph Kelly, principal viola for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO); David Premo, associate principal cello for the PSO; and David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair and artistic director of the concert series.

    7:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 27
    Jazz Chamber Groups performance 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.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Thursday, Nov. 29

    Export Basics
    This workshop is designed for manufacturers and technology companies that want to initiate export programs, individuals in exporting companies that require orientation to exporting, and service firms that want to better understand globalization. Topics include recognizing and identifying export opportunities, shipping and payment, legal and regulatory aspects of exporting, sources of information and assistance, and cultural issues. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center. 

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh. Cost: $45

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

     

    2012 Year-End Tax Saving Strategies for Small Businesses

    Attendees will learn about the 2012 tax law changes for small businesses, tips for lowering their tax bill and opportunities for adding to their bottom line. Topics include year-end tax saving strategies for individuals as well as for businesses, how to use cost segregation studies and like-kind exchanges for tax deferral, and choosing the best entity structure for tax purposes. 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 Avenue, Pittsburgh. Cost: $45

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

     

    A Holiday Postcard: A Concert Benefitting Pancreatic Cancer Research
    Join Mike Tomaro, Joe Negri, Maureen Budway, Sean Jones, members of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, the Children's Festival Chorus and others at this holiday performance. Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, which works to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

    8 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Call 412.396.6080 or email musicevents@duq.edu by Nov. 21.
    Suggested minimum donation: $10.

    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 nearly 10,000 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.