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Internal Events

Founder’s Week 2023

Please join Duquesne student, staff and faculty as we celebrate our Catholic Spiritan identity, Monday, January 30 – Friday, February 3. This week is dedicated to building community, creating a sense of belonging for all and bringing our light to quell the darkness. See the week’s entire list of luncheons, fundraising, vespers and other events.

Healing Mass for Former Student

Please consider attending a Healing Mass for alumna Antonela Kasic at 12 (noon), Friday, February 1, 2023, in the University Chapel. Antonela came to the US when she was three years old for a small bowel transplant. She lost her small intestines when she was 1.5 years old and has been in and out of the hospital her entire life dealing with the fallout from that. Antonela is now 26 years old, back in her home country of Croatia and is fighting for her life. She is intubated in ICU with sepsis and pneumonia; she has a failed colon resection and may never eat again. Antonela has received nutrition by vein her whole life and if she survives this stay, will be wholly dependent on it. Even if you didn’t know Antonela, we invite you to pray for her, her parents and her two brothers during this trying time.

2023 Student Research Symposia

  • Graduate Research Symposium. The 9th annual GRSS will take place in the Power Center Ballroom on Friday, March 17, 2023. Abstracts are due by Wednesday, February 15, 2023; please encourage your students to submit research abstracts. More information will be forthcoming, please check
  • Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. The 15th annual URSS will be on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in the Power Center Ballroom. The abstract deadline for undergraduates is Monday, March 20, 2023.

Admitted Student Day

On Saturday, February 18, we welcome admitted class of 2027 nursing students to campus for a morning of activities, followed by lunch. This event is extremely important for recruitment of new students and we highly encourage everyone, especially faculty for the BSN program, to attend. Please consider signing-up to be involved in this important day.

Embrace the “W” Part 3: Steps for Planning a Writing-Enhanced Course

Join Dr. James Purdy on Thursday, March 9, 2023, 11-11:45 AM in-person (location remains TBS), as he explores one of the biggest challenges in teaching a writing-enriched course – incorporating the writing assignments/projects into the syllabus. When should due dates fall? How can the syllabus reflect the scaffolding of activities the lead to a writing project? How can writing activities fit in with all the content to be covered? This hands-on workshop will guide participants in planning the syllabus for their fall 2024 writing-enriched course. Faculty and graduate students will leave with an outline of writing projects and tasks and a rough draft syllabus. If you teach a University-designated “W” course, you will find this workshop especially useful as you prepare your new syllabus. This workshop is the third in a three-part series on teaching WECs. You do not need to have attended the other workshops to attend. Registration is necessary.

Senior Lunch 2023

Save the date for the Senior Luncheon on Wednesday, March 29 at 12 (noon) in the Union Ballroom. RSVPs for the event will be sent further into the semester.

Commencement and Pinning

The Spring 2023 Commencement and Pinning Ceremony will be Saturday, May 6 at 9 AM in the Cooper Fieldhouse.

External Event

ERNS 35th Annual Scientific Sessions

Eastern Nursing Research Society (ERNS) will host the 35th Annual Scientific Sessions at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, March 23-24, 2023. The theme for this year’s event is “Promoting Liberty: Addressing Determinants of Health Through Nursing Science.” The School of Nursing’s own Dr. Alison Colbert will give the keynote. Consider submitting an abstract (more information is available under Professional Development Opportunities.

The objectives for the ENRS 35th Annual Scientific Sessions are:

  • Explore historical, existing, and emerging nursing knowledge addressing the impact of social and structural determinants on individual, community, and population health.
  • Discuss the robust role nursing science has on understanding the impact of social and structural determinants on health.
  • Curate strategies to design, implement, and disseminate nursing science that promotes health equity and mitigates disparities.