Jeremiah J. Callahan
Jeremiah Joseph Callahan, C. S. Sp. was a Roman Catholic priest and the fifth president of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, from 1931 until 1940. Jeremiah Callahan was born in Michigan in 1878 and he was a graduate of the Duquesne University Prep School, and of the university itself, though at the time of his graduation in 1897 it was still known as the Pittsburgh Catholic College. After his graduation, he studied for the priesthood at St. Vincents Seminary in Latrobe and his post-graduate work included study at the Holy Ghost Apostolic College in Cornwall Heights and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. After that assignment, he was appointed head of the Holy Ghost Apostolic College in 1916, Callahan formally succeeded Martin Hehir as president of Duquesne University on January 4,1931. He promptly greeted a throng of newspaper reporters by explaining his personal critique of Einsteins theory of relativity, inaugural ceremonies were held in Oaklands Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall on April 30,1931.
In his inaugural address, he set forth a theory of education that was different from that of his predecessor. Callahan, on the hand, believed that liberal education should lead to the possession of manners and the mental attitude of a gentleman. Although Callahan was hand-picked for the position by Hehir, Duquesne historian Joseph Rishel calls Callahan an unfortunate choice, the onset of the Great Depression had a negative impact on the universitys fortunes, and Callahans impersonal and rigid administrative attitude only exacerbated the crisis. Moreover, he was uninterested in day-to-day decision making, instead outsourcing authority to the deans of the individual schools and his inflexible attitude was summed up by one of his confrères in the congregation, Father Callahan was the one man I knew who never had a doubt. Callahan had privately conceded to the demands of Father Christopher J. Plunkett, the American Provincial of the Holy Ghost Fathers, his departure was covered by the Duquesne Duke, amid rumors of shakeups in the administration.
Two weeks into Callahans absence, Father H. J. Goebel, W. S. York Critchley, a man whom Callahan had appointed to be dean of the School of Education, followed suit, as it had been revealed that his academic credentials were forged. In light of these scandals, Callahan announced his resignation when he arrived back in Pittsburgh in May 1936 and he promptly changed his mind. Plunkett responded by firing him from the office of president, but Callahan ignored the order and simply remained in office, claiming that only the board of directors had the authority to remove him. A meeting of the board in June failed to oust Callahan with a vote by secret ballot, Callahans term came to an end when Plunkett died in 1939. Father George J. Collins was appointed American provincial, and transferred Callahan to St. Augustines, Callahan resigned at last in February 1940, in order to bring this internal dissatisfaction to an end. The university took over supervision of Mount Mercy College for Women and his successor was Father Raymond V.
Kirk. Callahan served as a pastor in Louisiana until the late 1950s and he died on October 11,1969 at the age of 91, and is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Morrilton, Arkansas. Notes References Works cited A brief history of Duquesne University Science,1931 article from Time magazine detailing some of Callahans objections to Einsteins theory Rev Jeremiah Joseph Callahan at Find a Grave
Atlantic 10 Conference
The Atlantic 10 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference whose schools compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Associations Division I. Although some of its members are state-funded, half of its membership is made up of private, despite the name, there are 14 full-time members, and two affiliate members that participate in womens field hockey only. The Atlantic 10 Conference was founded in 1975 as the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League, at that time, basketball was its only sport. After its first season, it added other than basketball. However, despite its official names, it was known as the Eastern 8. Further membership changes saw the league expand to its maximum of 16 members, from 1997 through 2006, the league operated a football conference, during that period, more than 20 schools were participating in A-10 competition in at least one sport. This ended when the A-10 football programs all departed to join a new football conference sponsored by the Colonial Athletic Association, in 2012, Butler joined the conference after leaving the Horizon League and VCU joined after leaving the CAA.
Conference realignment in 2013 saw the departure of Temple to the American Athletic Conference and Xavier to the reconfigured Big East, george Mason joined from the CAA, and Davidson from the Southern Conference announced they would join in 2014. The league office headquarters has been located in Newport News, Virginia since the Fall of 2009, prior to that, the headquarters was in Philadelphia, within a few miles of member schools Saint Josephs and La Salle. The conference currently has media deals with ESPN, CBS Sports Network, ^ – Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Richmond played football within the A-10 from 1997 to 2006 after the Yankee Conference was absorbed. None of these institutions played football in the A-10 during their tenure as full members, membership dates include time in the Yankee Conference which merged into the A-10 in 1997. Notes Boston University dropped football after the 1997–98 season, connecticut moved to FBS after the 1999–2000 season, which eventually joined the Big East for that sport in the 2004–05 season.
Hofstra dropped football after the 2009–10 season, Northeastern dropped football after the 2009–10 season. Villanova was originally a charter and full member of the A-10 during the 1976–77 through the 1979–80 seasons in all sports except football, Full members Full members Associate members Assoc. member Notes* - Virginia Tech did not participate in wrestling. There are a number of intense rivalries within the Atlantic 10, with rivalries that carry over from the Big 5 which includes Saint Josephs, La Salle, URI and UMass have a long-standing rivalry. St. Bonaventure and Duquesne maintain a rivalry that predates their affiliation with the conference, UMass and Temple had a basketball rivalry while John Chaney was coaching Temple but it has died down a bit since, and even more so now that Temple has left the conference. Due to both sharing the Ram mascot, the Fordham - URI rivalry has increased in recent years as the competitions are heralded as The Battle of the Rams. The long-standing crosstown rivalry between Richmond and VCU, now known as the Capital City Classic, became a rivalry with VCUs arrival in the A10
Joseph Strub was born in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine on November 1,1833. While studying to become a Holy Ghost Father, he was given permission to do work in West Africa. He worked there from 1857 to 1863, being ordained a priest in 1858 in Dakar and he became the Vicar General to Mgr. Kobes, the Vice Superior of Dakar, and subsequently the provincial superior at Marienthal and he was Chaplain General of the French prisoners at Mainz during the Franco-Prussian War, and became an intimate friend of Marshal Patrice de Mac-Mahon. He was rewarded for his services by the French government with the Cross of the Legion of Honor and his order were expelled from Germany during Otto von Bismarcks Kulturkampf in 1872. Strub and five priests moved to Ohio, but relocated a few years after hearing of a demand for German priests in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In April 1874, the Bishop of Pittsburgh, Michael Domenec, assigned Strub to St. Marys Church in Sharpsburg, three attempts to open a college in Pittsburgh had already failed, so Strub was reluctant.
He accepted the order, hoping that the establishment could serve as a scholasticate for the Holy Ghost Fathers. The establishment of the college was delayed for two years by complications surrounding the Holy Sees creation of a Diocese of Allegheny, as Bishop John Tuigg became the new bishop of Pittsburgh. Finally, in 1878, Bishop Tuigg gave Strub permission to open a college in Pittsburgh, though he allocated no resources towards its foundation, no building, all Tuigg promised was a recommendation to the parishes of the diocese. Strub wrote the Superior General in Paris for personnel and you have no idea how useful the English language is here. Strub and his fellow Spiritans established the Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost on October 1,1878, a month behind schedule. Bishop Tuigg did not provide the support he had promised, having learned that the interim rector while Power arrived was a German priest, and only forty students constituted the first class. In order to avoid provoking the further, Strub left for Arkansas.
The Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad granted the mission several hundred acres of land from Marche. In January 1879, Strub moved the mission to Morrilton, since the location was more central, in 1880, Strub wrote Der Leitstern, a German-language pamphlet that encouraged immigrants to settle in the colony. By 1889, ninety-five Catholic families had settled near Morrilton, a drought in the mid-1880s stymied immigration, but the mission persisted. However, the Holy Ghost Fatherss novitiate moved to Pittsburgh in 1884, Strub died on January 27,1890 while on a visit to Pittsburgh
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
The school currently houses the departments of Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Environmental Science & Management, Forensic Science & Law, and Physics. The school collaborates closely with the Mylan School of Pharmacy, in 2011, Duquesne University became one of 98 universities nationwide, and one of nine Catholic universities, to be designated as a high research activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Skip Kingston of the department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, the center is operated by Dr. Partha Basu of the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Center is dedicated to research, technology transfer and professional education in microwave, environmental. The Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences website The Mylan School of Pharmacy Website The Agilent Technologies Website
The Northeast Conference is a collegiate athletic conference whose schools are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Teams in the NEC compete in Division I for all sports except football, participating schools are located in the Northeastern United States. The conference was named the ECAC Metro Conference when it was established in 1981, the conferences name was changed to its present form on August 1,1988. Other names considered were Big North, Great North, North Shore, the Northeast Conference has expanded seven times since 1981. The expansions and additions from the charter members were in 1985,1989,1992,1997,1998,1999 and 2008. The Northeast Conferences ranks was largest at 12 in 2008 with the addition of Bryant University, currently the conference is seeking to expand with the possible addition of Delaware State University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mens lacrosse became the league’s 23rd sport for the 2011 season, the number of sports dropped to 22 after the 2012–13 school year, when the conference dropped field hockey.
There are seven affiliate members which compete in football, mens lacrosse, seven schools are associate members in three of those sports. Before the 2013 departure of Monmouth and Quinnipiac, the NEC had 6 rivalry matchups in the conference, the concept of playing back-to-back games against a local rival the same week is the only one of its kind among the nations 31 NCAA Division I conferences. Cup points are awarded in each NEC sponsored sport, starting with the 2012-13 season, the Conference began awarding three bonus points to the NEC Tournament champion in those sports. In all other sports, points are awarded based on the finish at NEC Championship events
The Duquesne Dukes are the athletic teams of Duquesne University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Dukes compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference, football competes in the Northeast Conference, however. The Dukes mens basketball team has had success over the years, playing twice in national championship games in the 1950s. The mens basketball Dukes annually play their cross-town rival, the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, in Pittsburghs much anticipated, the current head coach is Keith Dambrot, who was hired in the spring of 2017. The Dukes womens basketball plays the University of Pittsburgh every year in the womens version of the City Game. A Duquesne Dukes mens basketball players heart ailment serves as the plot device for the pilot episode of Pittsburgh-based CBS medical drama Three Rivers. The Dukes have won or shared 15 conference championships in the past 22 years, Duquesnes wrestling squad was a relatively successful NCAA Division I team that competed as an Independent.
The Dukes wrestlers won two NCAA Division I East Regional Championships and sent at least one wrestler to the NCAA Championships every year during John Hartupees 11 seasons as head coach, the wrestling program eventually disbanded for a variety of reasons. Duquesne fielded an NCAA varsity rifle team for many years and this team competed in the Middle Atlantic Rifle Conference, claiming a share of the conference title in the 2001–02 season. The team officially disbanded after the 2003–04 season, Duquesnes Olympic/non-revenue sports were led by distance runner Tom Slosky, a member of the universitys cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field teams. He was a competitor in the 2007 NCAA Division I cross country championships, sloskys 2007 NCAA appearances mark the only times that a Duquesne athlete has competed in the final round of an NCAA championship. In the fall 2012 semester, Duquesnes womens rowing team, for the first time, took first place in the varsity eight event at the Head of the Ohio, Duquesnes first postseason/full Atlantic 10 team championship came in 1977 with a mens title in the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League.
The Dukes have won Atlantic 10 team championships in cross country, womens cross country, womens volleyball. In addition, Duquesne has won numerous regular-season Atlantic 10 team championships, mens basketball was co-champion of the leagues regular seasons in 1980 and 1981 when it was known as the Eastern Athletic Association. Womens basketball was co-champion of the regular season in 2016. Mens soccer was co-champion of the regular season in 2003, sole champion in 2004. Womens lacrosse was co-champion of the regular seasons in 2004 and 2005. They may be the athletes in school history to have won conference championships in multiple sports or even to have been first-team all-conference in multiple sports
John S. Willms, C. S. Sp. was a German Roman Catholic priest in the Congregation of the Holy Ghost. John Willms was born to a family in Nideggen, a town near Cologne. Three of his brothers joined the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, Marie Antoine, in 1876 or 1877, after his ordination, he was sent to the United States, where he performed various pastoral duties in Morrilton and Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, a community near Pittsburgh. Willms succeeded Father William Patrick Power as the rector of the Pittsburgh Catholic College in 1885. Willms led the college for a single year, before being transferred to a parish in Pittsburghs suburb of Millvale. Willms narrowly avoided a death in 1898. Willms was offered a first-class cabin, but he considered that level of luxury incompatible with his vow of poverty and it was to be the La Bourgognes last voyage, the vessel collided with the British ship Cromartyshire, with near complete loss of life. Since Willms name had still been on the passenger list. They had already offered masses for the repose of his soul before he was able to make it known that he was, in fact, Willms died at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh on January 3,1914, at the age of 63.
A Polish prelate was visiting from Rome one Sunday, and had decided to give a sermon, a locomotive, arrived on the tracks outside the church and began to shift its cars back and forward, completely drowning out the speakers words. Willms left the church immediately and stood on the tracks, refusing to let the engineer pass with the train until the sermon was finished. The other story relates how Willms suffered from a disease in his years. When his toe became gangrenous, his doctor told him, Your Reverence. Willms answer was spontaneous, Father Willms will die with his toe, references Works cited A brief history of Duquesne University
Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field
Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field is a 2, 200-seat multi-purpose facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Situated on the campus of Duquesne University, it is the field of the Duquesne Dukes football, soccer. Its location atop the Bluff in the center of Duquesnes campus makes Rooney Field one of the most unusual football facilities in the nation, Rooney Field has enjoyed the national spotlight as the host of three televised games. On Monday, October 31,1994, ESPN2 televised Duquesnes 16–12 win over Iona College to a national audience. In addition, two games in 1995 — the MAAC Championship-deciding game versus St. Johns and the ECAC Bowl game vs. Wagner — were aired locally on what was the e Sports Network. The 1993 completion of Rooney Field enabled the Dukes to play football on campus for the first time since 1929, a 6-foot excavation transformed what was once a faculty and staff parking lot into the centerpiece of Duquesne Universitys urban campus. The space limitations inherent to the universitys 49-acre plot required that Rooney Field be one of the few in college football that run east to west.
The Beard Press Box, a three-tier structure funded by a contribution from the Eugene Beard family, was completed in the summer of 1995, the field itself is named for Duquesne alumnus and founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Art Rooney. In addition to serving as home for the Duquesne mens and womens soccer and lacrosse teams, various camps, team practices, and intramural activities keep the field in constant use. Bolstered by the first half of a $4 million renovation completed in 2009, part of the recently completed renovation is permanent grandstand seating on Bluff Street, which replaces temporary bleachers that had been installed for 14 football seasons. Permanent concession stands and restrooms have added to the south side of the field. The Academic Walk sideline has gained additional seating, Field house construction began following the 2008–2009 athletics season and was finished in the summer of 2011. Rooney Field - Duquesne University Department of Athletic
Mary Pappert School of Music
The Mary Pappert School of Music is one of the ten degree-granting divisions that comprise Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pappert School of Music was founded in 1926, offering a Bachelor of Music degree, the Bachelor in Music Education program was added in 1930. The building which houses the school was dedicated on 29 April 1967, to commemorate the event, eminent pianist Van Cliburn was awarded an honorary degree. The school has been NASM-accredited since 1966, the School of Music became an all-Steinway institution in 2001 and is an all-Fender school. The School of Music confers four different bachelor degrees, in Performance, Music Technology, Music Education, graduate programs include master degrees in Performance, Theory/Composition, Sacred Music, Music Technology, and Music Education, as well as an Artist Diploma. In addition to undergraduate and graduate programs, post-baccalaureate certification is offered in Music Education, michael Bross – Music composer on popular video games. H.
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Duquesne University Tamburitzans
The Duquesne University Tamburitzans are the longest-running multicultural song and dance company in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the members are full-time Duquesne University students who receive scholarships for their activities. The Tamburitzans mission is twofold, first, to deserving students an education, second, to perpetuate the varying folk cultures. The Tamburitzans were created in 1937 by Dr. A, Dr. Pierce negotiated an arrangement with Duquesne University, involving a work scholarship program, and the tradition of the Duquesne Tamburitzans began. Over the years, the Tamburitzans have recorded albums and have toured extensively performing music and dance mainly from Eastern Europe, the Tamburitzans are affectionately known as the Tammies in some circles. The Tamburitzans headquarters at 1801 Boulevard of the Allies was originally built as the Warner Bros. film exchange building in the 1920s, in September 2014, Duquesne University announced that the Tamburitzans would become an independent nonprofit over the following two to three years.
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William Patrick Power
William Patrick Power, C. S. Sp. was the first head of Duquesne University, founded as the Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost. Power was born in 1843 and ordained in 1866, he had spent many years teaching in Spiritan missions in India and Trinidad before coming to Pittsburgh, in fact, he specifically requested that the rector not be Power, but he was selected nonetheless. Father Strub left two weeks after the College was opened on October 1,1878 for Arkansas, eager to avoid further provoking Bishop Tuigg, the Victorian Medievalistic structure was at that time the highest point on Pittsburghs skyline. Father Powers tenure was brief, only two months after the building was dedicated in April 1884, Power was assigned to St. Mary College in Trinidad. He was succeeded by the German-born Father John Willms, on 14 March 2006 Duquesne University began construction on a 130, 000-square-foot facility named in honor of Father Power. The building dedicates 80,000 square feet to fitness facilities, and includes a Barnes & Noble branch, the Power Center officially opened at the beginning of the Spring 2008 semester
Raymond V. Kirk
Raymond V. Kirk, C. S. Sp. was a Roman Catholic priest and the sixth president of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, from 1940 until 1946. Raymond Kirk was born on May 3,1901 in Mount Pleasant and he attended the Duquesne University Prep School, graduating in 1919. He entered the novitiate for the Holy Ghost Fathers the following year and he was ordained a priest for the Holy Ghost Fathers on August 29,1925, after which he spent a year in New York City doing parish work and earning a doctorate at New York University. His brother was James P. Kirk, Treasurer of the City of Pittsburgh in the 1940s, Father Kirk returned to Duquesne University as a teacher in the Prep School in 1927. He quickly distinguished himself as an administrator, and was instrumental in preparing the universitys School of Education for its state certification. He became the first dean of the Education School in 1929, on Kirks appointment to the presidency of the university, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette remarked that, at the age of 38, Kirk was among the youngest university presidents in the nation.
However, Kirks six years as president were some of the darkest days of Duquesne Universitys history as enrollment shrank during the Second World War to nearly catastrophic levels, in 1942, the administration of the university was seriously considering closing Duquesne. Seventy-one colleges around the country had already closed, fortunately for Duquesne and these students—937 men were provided with academic training at Duquesne from 1943 to 1944—were enough to keep Duquesne from closing its doors during the war years. The enrollment drop made Kirks job very difficult, the student body in 1940 was numbered at 3,100, and at its lowest during the summer of 1944, even with the Air Force cadets, enrollment dipped to no more than 1,000 students. Kirk was faced with a university debt of $450,000 from his predecessor, a reorganization of the Law School caused dissent, resulting in the dismissal and resignation of several faculty members. The difficulties of leading the university through these struggles adversely affected Kirks health and he was relieved of the university presidency by Father Francis P.
Smith in June 1946. Father Kirk died on May 27,1947 at the Holy Ghost Fathers seminary in Ferndale, Connecticut from a circulatory disease, notes References Works cited A brief history of Duquesne University