Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Costume Contest Fundraiser Results!

The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts held its first annual Halloween Costume Contest Fundraiser to benefit the Office of Multicultural Affairs' Turkey Drive. Through the extreme generosity of the faculty, staff, and students, we raised $150 for the cause! Not only was it extremely fun, it was so fulfilling to know that we helped our neighbors in need.

The level of creativity for some of the costumes was truly outstanding!

Dr. James Purdy, Director of the Writing Center, as Friedrich from The Sound of Music

Dr. John Kern, Department of Mathematics, as a t-table.

Janet Sculimbrene, Assistant to the Dean, as a UPS Freight Delivery Woman

John Lane, Director of the Theatre Arts Program, as a Very Tall Scotsman

Dr. Laura Engel, Department of English, as a gypsy

Amanda Sorrell, Law School student, as a bumblebee

(L) Gabrielle Kokanos, Administrative Assistant for English, as a model from Project Runway who is wearing variations of all of the really bad designs from the show

(R) Nora McBurney, Administrative Assistant for English, as Project Runway's Tim Gunn.

(L) Joan Lapyczak, Administrative Assistant for Political Science, as Judge Gil T. Verdict

(R) Joan Thompson, Administrative Assistant for Philosophy, as guilty prisoner

Co-Winner Joan Thompson, Judge Julie Overand (Support Services), Judge Dr. Christopher Duncan (Dean, McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts), and Co-Winner Joan Lapyczak pose with the winners' trophy.

Group photo of the happy contestants

Thank you to everyone who participated, whether it was through judging, making a donation, or dressing up in a fun costume. We can't wait for next year!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Costume Contest Fundraiser

The Department of History and the Department of English decided to organize a fundraiser to help out the Office of Multicultural Affairs' (OMA) 4th Annual Turkey Drive. This year, to help raise funds, a Halloween Costume Contest will take place on Friday, October 30, 2009. Judging will take place during the common hour between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Judges include: Julie Overand (Support Services), Marvin McKinney (Facilities), and Dr. Christopher Duncan (Dean, McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts)

The contest is $5 to enter, and all funds raised will go directly to the OMA's Turkey Drive.

The prizes?

A Starbucks gift card, bragging rights, and the lovely trophy pictured above.

You know you want to have that.

If you're interested, just stop by 603 College Hall or 637 College Hall to make your donation and to sign up.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Welcome to the Duquesne University History Department!


We are pleased to announce the creation of the History Department's blog! Here you'll be able to learn about new and exciting happenings in the Department, as well as other bits of useful, fun, and educational information.

We're looking forward to sharing our Department with all of you!

~ The History Department