GPSCNews: Commencement excitement!

This Week (1/20-1/26)

1. GPSC Event: General Assembly Meeting

2. GPSC Event: GPSC Luncheon Series- Career and Professional Development

3. Career & Summer Opportunities Fair

4. GPSC Event: GPSC Poker Night

5. Graduate Student Shabbat

6. Graduate Christian Fellowship Large group and Meal

7. Gold & Red Party

8. Food Fashion Cooking Contest 2014

Next Week (1/27-2/02)

9. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile & Connecting Professionally for Graduate Students

10. Cover Letter Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

11. The Veritas Forum

12. GPSC Event: Winter Bar Crawl

Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

NEW this WEEK! GradX Talks - Call for abstracts!

NEW this WEEK! 2014 SBSI Conference - Shaping the Future Through Innovation - Registration OPEN

NEW this WEEK! Summer Science Sleuths at Duke Summer Opportunity

Duke Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

Durham's Habitat for Humanity is always looking for dedicated volunteers. Can't find a Duke Habitat Day which works for your schedule? Sign up directly!
FREE Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
The Way Way Back
Thurs, January 23rd @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, January 26th @ 2:00PM
Captain Phillips
Fri, January 24th @ 7:00PM
Sat, January 25th @ 7:00PM
Fri, January 24th @ 10:30PM
Dallas Buyers Club
Thurs, January 30th @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, February 2nd @ 2:00PM
Ender’s Game
Fri, January 31st @ 7:00PM
Sat, February 1st @ 7:00PM

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I hope you enjoyed your MLK Day.
Civic-minded colleagues,
I hope everyone got to get out and do some service for the Durham community during this MLK Day. The Reverend King's famous words still give me shivers to this day, "We cannot walk alone... We cannot turn back." Remember that there are a number of ongoing service organizations based out of Duke (MEDMentors is one example) that are always looking for dedicated volunteers!

In other news this week, our fearless President Amol Yadav has posted his GPSC Winter Update. Curious what goes on at GPSC General Assembly or Exec Meetings? Get the scoop on the highlights of the Fall semester and our goals for Spring 2014!

And finally... for your education and entertainment for this week, I'd like to call out the on-going GPSC Luncheon Series (includes FREE lunch!), invite you to GO ALL IN at our first GPSC Poker Night and get your recipes ready for a Cooking Contest!
Free food? Free poker? Free fun.
Fumiko Chino

P.S See below for exciting NEWS about Duke Basketball specials and the LDOC t-shirt contest!

Duke Basketball News: ACC SPECIAL: Men's Basketball Guest Game vs. Florida State!
Contact: Duke Basketball Commitee
ALL Graduate and Professional Students with a Valid ID are invited to bring an adult guest along to watch Duke take on the Seminoles on Saturday, January 25 at 12:00pm! ALL GUESTS MUST BE ADULTS (18+ YEARS OF AGE).
We urge those wishing to take advantage of this great offer to ARRIVE EARLY! Wristband distribution will begin at the Graduate Student entrance to Cameron two (2) hours prior to tipoff on a first-come-first-served basis! One valid Duke Graduate Student ID can bring in one other adult guest. All guests (adults) must be present for wristbands to be distributed.
For further information on Men's Basketball policies please consult the Duke GPSC Basketball site.

GPSC News: GPSC LDOC Shirt Design Competition
Contact: Student Life Co-Chairs
In just three short months, we'll be ready for the annual Last Day of Classes (LDOC) celebration! Last year, GPSC held the first ever LDOC event just for graduate and professional students. This year it will be bigger and better (more FREE food and t-shirts), and we want YOU to design the shirt! Click here to submit your shirt design by February 14th at 11:59 pm. The winning designer will be guaranteed a shirt, regardless of when they show up to the event on April 23rd. Wouldn't you love to see your fellow students walking around in the shirt you designed? Have fun!

This Week (1/20-1/26)

1. GPSC Event: First General Assembly Meeting of the Year
When: Tues, January 21st: 6:30-8:00PM
Location: Westbrook 0016
Contact: Shannon O'Connor
Join us for the first GA Meeting of 2014. This meeting is mandatory for reps (or their proxies), to be eligible to vote for Young Trustee; our speakers will be the current young trustees, Malik Burnett and Kate Duch! Try to arrive at 6:15 to get food (free!) and sign in. The meeting is open to all. All GA representatives who cannot come must send a proxy.

When: Tues, January 21st: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Grace's Cafe in Trent Hall
Cost: FREE, Free Lunch will be provided!
Registration: Space is very limited! To register, please write an email entitled "Luncheon Registration-Jan. 21", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators, to
Contact: Yilin Liu
This luncheon will feature Dr. Melissa Bostrom, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development. For the past five years, Melissa has served as Director of Graduate Academic and Professional Development at North Carolina State University. At Duke, she will play a key leadership role in helping the Graduate School to create and implement a strategic vision for graduate student professional development. This lunch will be an informal opportunity to learn about campus resources from Dr. Melissa Bostrom and to make suggestions for future professional and career development programming. Duke Graduate School students can take advantage of a wealth of career and professional development resources focused specifically on their needs as research master’s and doctoral students. Because Duke is in the vanguard of its peer institutions in providing these resources, they give Duke graduate alumni a competitive edge on the job market, whether our alumni are seeking positions in academia, business, government, or nonprofit.

3. Career & Summer Opportunities Fair
When: Thurs, January 23rd: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Wilson Recreation Center (Basketball Courts)
List of employers attending: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Employer representatives (some of whom may be Duke alumni) from many sectors, including business, technology, education, government, and non-profit, will be participating. If you're a Duke University student looking for a summer internships or full-time employment, you're invited to attend. Be sure to bring your resume!

4. GPSC Event: GPSC Poker Night
When: Thurs, January 23rd: 7:00-10:00PM
Location: GPSC House: 306 Alexander Ave, Durham, NC
RSVP: None Required
Contact: David Bollen
Bet the house! Even if you lose, you can share a cold one with your classmates! Come play poker or spectator in GPSC's first ever friendly game of poker. Play for bragging rights. Play for fun. We'll supply the cards, the pokers chips, and the snacks. All are welcome to come regardless of poker knowledge. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you.

5. Graduate Student Shabbat
When: Fri, January 24th: starting at 6:15PM
Location: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Cost: FREE
RSVP Required: HERE
Contact: Daniel Reichman
We are excited to have our very first Friday night for graduate and professional students! All post-undergraduate students and their guests are invited to come enjoy the evening. We will be having services and dinner and have also secured Dr. Eric Meyers to come speak. Dr. Meyers is a renown Jewish archeologist and a professor at Duke for 35 years. He will be speaking on the topic, "Why the destruction of the temple was good for the Jews". We sincerely hope you can come join us!

6. Graduate Christian Fellowship Meeting and Meal
When: Fri, January 24th: 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Duke Chapel Basement Kitchen
Cost: $5 suggested donation for dinner
We meet at 6:00pm in the Chapel Basement for dinner, followed by our meeting at 7pm. Our Speaker this week will be Steve Hinkle. As always, there is a suggested donation of $5 for dinner. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

7. Gold & Red Party
When: Fri, January 24th: starting at 10:00PM
Location: Parizade
Cost: $10
Contact: Serena Yeung
Join the Asian Business Club in the hottest party of the year in celebration of the Lunar New Year Festival! Tickets will be on sale in Fox Center at the Fuqua School of Business.

8. Food Fashion Cooking Contest 2014
When: Sun, January 26th: 5:30-7:00PM
Location: Blue Express, LSRC
Cost: FREE to attend
RSVP Required for chefs: HERE
Contact: Joyce Zhang
DCSSA is hosting 2nd "Food Fashion" cooking contest to better promote various culinary cultures and showcase superb cooking skills on Jan 26th, 2014. Chefs will bring their prepared dishes (not restricted to Chinese cuisine) and be voted by student judges (valid Duke ID needed). Based on polling results, first prize ($100) second prize ($60) and third prize ($40) will be awarded. DCSSA will reimburse expenses for raw materials (Max. $30).

Next Week (1/27-2/02)

9. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile & Connecting Professionally for Graduate Students
When: Tues, January 28th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Biological Sciences 130
Registration Required: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Do you actually use it or fully understand all of LinkedIn's capabilities? If not, attend this "LinkedIn 101" workshop, and learn how to create a meaningful profile and connect with professionals and companies as you network and conduct your job search.

10. Cover Letter Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Weds, January 29th: 1:00-2:30PM
Location: Gray 220
Registration Required: NOW FULL
Contact: Career Center
According to employers, job applicants who write persuasive cover letters can surge ahead in the competition for interviews. Cover letters are your opportunity to expand on the information in your resume, tell your story for an employer in a way that makes it explicit how and why you would add value to their organization, and illustrate your communication and persuasion skills all at once. In this workshop you will learn a powerful structure for your cover letters and how to make explicit the fit between what you bring and what the employer wants.

11. The Veritas Forum
When: Weds, January 29th: starting at 7:30PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Cost: FREE
Dr. Rosalind Picard, Founder and Director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, will be speaking at the 2014 Veritas Forum at Duke University. Dr. Picard’s research focuses on robot recognition of human emotions, and her work has led to an expansion into autism research and the development of devices that could help humans recognize nuances in human emotions. At this event, Dr. Picard will draw on her research as well as her Christian faith to discuss what makes human beings unique from robots. She will be interviewed by Dr. Michael Gustafson, “Dr. G,” Duke Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This event is free for all Duke students, faculty, and staff, with tickets available at the door.

12. GPSC Event: Winter Bar Crawl
When: Thurs, January 30th: 9:00PM-2:00AM
Location: Main Street, Durham, NC (Locations TBA)
Cost: FREE
RSVP: None Required
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
Join other Duke graduate and professional students stumble down main street during GPSC's annual Winter Bar Crawl. We will be posting a list and times soon, so check back on the Facebook page. But rest assured, we won't remember where we were anyway.

Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

New this WEEK! GradX Talks - Call for abstracts!
When: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN; Due date is Mon, February 3rd: midnight
The Graduate School and the Society of Duke Fellows invite you to participate in the second annual Duke GradX talks, an event showcasing graduate research, on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 3-6pm, as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Students are invited to share their research in a fast-paced and engaging format inspired by TED and TEDx talks. Rather than showcasing finished projects, we ask presenters to share a defining question that they are driven to investigate or explore further in the short time frame of 5-6 minutes. If you are interested in becoming a GradX presenter, please submit a one-sentence research question and a 200 word abstract HERE by February 3rd, 2014 - this opportunity is open to doctoral and research master's students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences only.

New this WEEK! 2014 SBSI Conference - Shaping the Future Through Innovation
When: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN; Conference is Wed, February 12th: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business
Cost: FREE for Duke students
Registration: HERE
Contact: Lena La
The 2014 Duke Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) conference “Shaping the Future Through Innovation” will feature a keynote address by Seth Goldman, Honest Tea President and TeaEO. Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder of B-Lab, will lead a closing conversation with Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) executives. Throughout the day, panel sessions will address innovations relevant to Corporate Social Responsibility, Education, Healthcare, Social Enterprise and Sustainability.

New this WEEK! Summer Science Sleuths at Duke Summer Opportunity
When: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN; Due date is Sat, February 15th
Location: B234 LSRC
Compensation: $2000-$3000; campus housing provided
Contact: Christine Adamczyk, Program Director
Summer Science Sleuths at Duke is a two – week, recreational, science-based camp for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders from across the United States that seeks to connect science, medicine and everyday life through fun, hands-on activities. We are currently recruiting Science & Residential Program Coordinators as well as Science Camp Counselors, both instructional & residential to help lead activities. Positions for the 2014 camp include training and preparation for camp June 9- June 14. Applications on-line only.

Duke Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk
When: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN; Race day is Sat, March 22nd: check in at 7:00AM
Location: Al Buehler Trail, Duke Forest
Cost: Non-timed walk/run: $25, Timed run: $30 (Save $5 by pre-registering)
Registration: HERE
Contact: Fatima Rangwala, MD
Mark your calendars! The Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancers Program is hosting its 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk in honor and celebration of those whose lives have been touched by colorectal cancer. Together we can make a difference with your support and involvement. Race day is March 22nd, 2014.

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS
When: Every Tuesday 6:00-7:00PM and Every Thursday 6:00-7:00PM and 7:00-8:00PM
Location: Durham County Youth Home
Contact: MEDMentors
MEDMentors is an all volunteer, student led service organization founded by Duke University School of Medicine that aims to promote the long-term health and rehabilitation of adolescents at Durham's juvenile detention facility by providing health education, one-on-one tutoring, literacy classes, and job skills training several times a week. MEDMentors involves students from many different Duke graduate and professional schools. We're always open to volunteers from within the greater Duke Graduate School Community and would LOVE to add new members. A criminal background check and some simple paperwork is required before you volunteer.

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