Heritage Week 2019

Heritage Week 2019
Join us for a week of fun celebrating our heritage as a Catholic Spiritan University!

Monday September 30th

Blanket Making Luncheon
Noon, Africa Room
Looking for a chance to serve but don't have time in the craziness of life? Join for lunch as we share a meal and make blankets for families in Mullens, West Virginia. Debbie Kostosky of Spiritan Campus Ministry will also be giving a short reflection on why she started this project, and how we can all find ways to serve as a part of our Mission here at DU.   -RSVP HERE

Wine into Water
4:30pm - 6:30pm Africa Room
This event supports the work of Pure Thirst and their work with the Spiritan Mission in Olkokola Tanzania. Students will be sharing their experience there this summer learning about the effect of the water crisis in this area. Tickets will cover two glasses of wine along with snacks. We will also be featuring new local wineries this year! Come have a drink for a great cause!
- In collaboration with Pure Thirst
- PURCHASE TICKETS HERE *Must be 21 and over to register for this event*

Tuesday October 1st

University Birthday Party
11:00am-2:00pm on Academic Walk
Come and celebrate our 141st birthday as a university! There will be games, t-shirts, cookies, a photo booth, and more!
-In collaboration with the Office of Alumni Affairs, Office of Freshmen Development and Office of Disability Services

Birthday Cakes in Residence Halls and Commuter Center
3:00pm, all Residence Hall lobbies, Noon in the Commuter Center
Head to the lobby of your Residence Hall (3:00pm) or the Commuter Lounge (Noon) to sing Happy Birthday and enjoy some cake!
-In collaboration with the Office or Residence Life and the Office of Commuter Affairs

Wednesday October 2nd

Feast Day of Claude Poullart des Places Liturgy
Noon in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Join us for Mass as we celebrate the feast day of the founder of the Spiritans Claude Poullart des Places!
-In collaboration with Spiritan Campus Ministry

Feast Day Luncheon
12:45pm, Africa Room
Join us for a celebratory lunch in honor of des Places Day! Dan Smolsky, 2019 Freshman Orientation Director will be giving a reflection on what it has meant to him to live the Mission of Duquesne during his four years here.

Feast on Feast Day Giveaway
2:00pm PNC Atrium, 2nd floor Student Union
We will be doing our traditional Feast on Feast days give way to celebrate des Places! Come out and get yourself some FREE NACHOS as we celebrate the founder of the Spiritans, Claude Poullart des Places.
- In collaboration with the Office of Freshmen Development and Office of Disability Services

 Thursday October 3rd

Fruitful Interreligious Dialogue
4:30pm-6:30pm, Africa Room
As a part of Heritage Week, the Consortium for Muslim Christian Dialogue (CCMD) is hosting a symposium celebrating the 8th centenary of St. Francis' encounter with Malik al-Kamil and the 10th Anniversary of the CCMD
- For more information on the event, check out the CCMD website