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CONTENTS:
This Week (3/11-3/17)

1. Passionate Leaders Wanted

2. Les Medserables

3. Theology on Tap


Next Week (3/18-3/24)

4. Juan de Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All Stars

5. Duke Chorale Concert

6. The Equinoxalizer 4 Miler

7. Celebrating the Persian New Year

8. Graduate Christian Fellowship

9. Theology on Tap

10. ON TAP's Annual Showcase

11. NPHC Step Show


Get EXCITED For:
Smash Mouth
• Fri April 12th

Last Day of Classes (LDOC)
• Wed April 24th


Duke has an Innovation Co-Lab focused on exploring how new and emerging technologies can fundamentally reshape the research, academic, and service missions of the university. Duke students of all backgrounds, interests, and skill-sets are encouraged to participate! Check out the Innovation Co-Lab!
"Lincoln"
• Fri 3/22 @ 7 & 9:30PM
• Sat 3/23 @ 7 & 10PM
• Location: Griffith Theater

"Silver Linings Playbook"
• Thur 3/21 @ 7 & 9:30PM
• Sun 3/24 @ 2PM
• Location: Griffith Theater
NOTE: Everything that is this COLOR and this COLOR is a link

YOLO!
Creative Colleagues!
I hope everyone is having an incredible spring break! GPSC executive board elections are right around the corner; and we need awesome, enthusiastic peers to rise to the challenge of making the graduate and professional student experience the best it could possibly be! In line with improving student life at Duke, we want to re-vamp the GPSC website! Please email crr13@duke.edu with suggestions to improve the GPSC website. These improvements can include academic content, social content, layout of the website, navigation, etc. This week's Did You Know section highlights the Innovation Co-Lab, which is a brand new initiative that unites Duke students from various backgrounds in a creativity incubator focused on utilizing technology to solve problems big and small. The Free Movies section has been updated, but the movies are not until 3/21. There's also a new "Get EXCITED For" section that reminds everyone of upcoming events that you WON'T want to miss! Have a phenomenal week!
PS: If you click my name it doesn't go to my email address ;)
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
Chris Rowland


This Week (3/11-3/17)

1. Passionate Leaders Wanted
Summary of Exec Positions: Click Here!
GPSC Exec Board Elections Tues, March 19th: 6:30PM
Location: Westbrook 0016 (Divinity School Basement)
Contact: Shannon O'Connor
Courageous Colleagues, GPSC is powered by enthusiastic students such as yourselves. We need passionate leaders, to continue to improve GPSC so that it better serves our entire community! If you would like to make a profound impact on the graduate and professional community, we strongly encourage you to run for a position on the GPSC executive board! If you'd like to nominate yourself prior to the meeting, feel free to email Shannon O'Connor.

2. Les Medserables
When: Sat, March 16th: 7PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Contact: Duke University Box Office: tickets@duke.edu | 919.684.4444
Cost: $10-$25
Have fun and help a local charity at the Duke School of Medicine's Student Faculty Show: 'Les Medserables'!! This entirely student-run production offers a comedic view of the medical school experience. All proceeds from the show and accompanying silent auction will go to Genesis Home to support homeless children and their families.

3. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, March 12th: 5:30-7PM
Location: Full Steam
Contact: Katie Owen
Join us weekly at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)! Whatever color stripes you're earning and whatever stage of study and exploration you find yourself, you are invited to take a break every other week from the books and the lab for conversation about theological questions and a Christian response to global and local issues. Weeks will alternate between focused theological topics for conversation with guest speakers from the community and "bring your own topic weeks" of fellowship and student-generated conversation. We'll provide the snacks; drinks are on you!


Next Week (3/18-3/24)

4. Juan de Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All Stars
When: Sat, March 23rd: 8PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Contact: Duke University Box Office: tickets@duke.edu | 919.684.4444
Cost: DUKE Students: $10 | Other: $20, $34, $42
Cuban dance music's greatest champion is Sierra Maestra founder Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, the "Quincy Jones of Cuba." The singer and tres-player's big band, the Afro-Cuban All-Stars, "represents the cream of Cuba's instrumentalists" (All Music Guide). Its 1997 album, A Toda Cuba Le Gusta, was the first to be recorded during the legendary Buena Vista Social Club sessions, while 2005's Grammy- nominated Step Forward was "a bold new statement for the future" (All Music Guide). With invigorating singing, horns, piano, guitars, drums, and a variety of traditional Cuban instruments, four generations of musicians whip everything from bolero to salsa into a learned but boundless dance, local in its substance and universal in its appeal.

5. Duke Chorale Spring Tour Concert
When: Tue, March 19th: 8PM
Location: Duke Chapel
Contact: Duke University Box Office: tickets@duke.edu | 919.684.4444
Cost: FREE!
The Duke Chorale returns to campus following its Spring 2013 concert tour of Bermuda. The group will offer a diverse selection from Renaissance pieces to contemporary works, including American folk songs and spirituals. The Duke University Chorale, conducted by Rodney Wynkoop and accompanied by Mary Hamilton, is the principal choral group of the Department of Music at Duke. Composed mainly of undergraduate students, the 50-voice Chorale and its 20-voice Chamber Choir perform numerous concerts throughout the year, both on and off campus.

6. The Equinoxalizer 4 Miler Presented by Stiner Massage
When: Sat, March 23rd: 8:30AM
Location: American Tobacco's DiamondView Park in Downtown Durham (Next to the DPAC)
Register: HERE (search: equionoxalizer)
Cost: $23 online through February 28th, $28 online through March 21st, or $35 late registration at packet pickup or on race day.
Contact: Michael Moverman
A charity road race benefiting Duke Children's Hospital. Come celebrate the spring equinox alongside fellow grad students, undergrads and runners from the Durham community and beyond! All proceeds will go toward repairing physical therapy equipment at Duke Children's Hospital's PBMT Unit. Come celebrate the spring with runners from all around the triangle while supporting a great cause. After conquering the 4 Miler there will be free food, live music, a family fun run, and plenty of prizes and awards!

7. Celebrating the Persian New Year- Nowruz 1392
When: Sun, March 24th: 7-10PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Contact: bijan.s@duke.edu
Nowruz 1392 - Rana Farhan and Banafsheh Sayyad
When Jazz, Blues, Flamenco, and Sufi rituals are transfused by mystical Persian poetry. An event featuring new generations of Iranian music and dance in celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, marking the beginning of spring. Performances by Rana Farhan and her musicians, and dance acts by Banafsheh Sayyad, prominent new wave female artists of Iran. Presented by: Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke (GSAID) and Persian Cultural Society at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (PCS).

8. Graduate Christian Fellowship Large Group and Meal
When: Fri, March 22nd: 6-8PM
Location: Duke Chapel Basement-Kitchen
Contact: GCF
Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship for our weekly meal and large group meeting. Meet in the Chapel Basement kitchen for dinner at 6pm, followed by worship and our speaker at 7pm. There is a suggested donation of $5 for dinner, but all are welcome to join regardless of ability to give. Our speaker this week will be Dr. Charmaine Royal, professor of bioethics, who will be speaking on the relation between life as an academic and Christian faith.

9. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, March 19th: 5:30-7PM
Location: Full Steam
Contact: Katie Owen
Join us weekly at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)! Whatever color stripes you're earning and whatever stage of study and exploration you find yourself, you are invited to take a break every other week from the books and the lab for conversation about theological questions and a Christian response to global and local issues. Weeks will alternate between focused theological topics for conversation with guest speakers from the community and "bring your own topic weeks" of fellowship and student-generated conversation. We'll provide the snacks; drinks are on you!

10. ON TAP's Annual Showcase
When: Thur, March 28th: 8PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Contact: Duke University Box Office: tickets@duke.edu | 919.684.4444
Cost: FREE!
You won't want to miss On Tap's annual Spring Showcase! On Tap is Duke's only tap dancing ensemble. You may remember us from Awaaz this past semester! We perform many different styles of tap including rhythm tap, show tap, and a cappella pieces. There will be collaborative pieces with Rince Diabhal, Swing, and DefMo! Be sure you're there!

11. NPHC Step Show
When: Fri, March 29th: 8PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Contact: Duke University Box Office: tickets@duke.edu | 919.684.4444
Cost: $5
Kick off your BSAI weekend with the National Pan-Hellenic Council Stepshow! Watch each organization show off their hottest steps; displaying their creative ability and distinctive themes! We'll even have some special exhibition performances. You don't want to miss this!


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