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Join the Executive Board this Tuesday!
Want to learn more about what it takes to be a member of GPSC's Executive Board? Find out this Tuesday! We're hosting a recruiting event for next year's leadership with free food and drinks in Tyler's Back Room starting at 9pm. You don't need to be a GPSC GA member to attend!
Tons of things going on this week! The Woman at Duke Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is Thursday, the Divinity School's famous Broadway Revue is FREE this Friday and the Crush Colorectal Cancer Run/Walk is Saturday morning! Then join us on Saturday night for FREE roller skating at GPSC's Skating Night!
Hope to see you on Tuesday!
GPSC News: Introducing the Duke Graduate and Professional Guide
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Have you ever wondered where the best place is to park on campus on the weekend? Wish you knew more about Campout before you arrived at Duke in the fall of your first year? Do you have some great tips about eating on campus that you want to share? Introducing the Duke Graduate and Professional Guide, a wiki that can be edited by any graduate or professional student. It is pretty thin right now, but with your help, it can be a great resource for all G&P students across Duke's nine schools for years to come. Go to https://gpsc.duke.edu/gpguide and log in with your Duke netID and password to get started. Spread the word!
This Week (3/17-3/23)
1. Converting a CV to a Resume for Graduate Students
When: Mon, March 17th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse - Bay 6, Room 177
Contact: Career Center
Non-academic employers typically request that applicants provide a focused 1-2 page resume instead of a more exhaustive CV. What are the essential accomplishments to include in a resume? How do you identify the relevant qualifications that highlight the best of what you have to offer? In this workshop you'll learn how to convert your CV into a focused, tailored resume that creates a compelling depiction of your significant skills and experiences. You'll discover the differences between a resume and CV while gaining knowledge about how to demonstrate a strong professional presence.
2. Cover Letter Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Tues, March 18th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Biological Sciences 130
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.
3. FREE Film Screening: "deepsouth"
When: Tues, March 18th: 7:00-9:30PM
Location: Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Contact: Michaela Dwyer
Focused on the stories of four individuals currently living with or in contact with HIV, this documentary engages with the issues of poverty, racial tension, rural isolation, and political struggle. Q&A with film director Lisa Biagiotti; Kathryn Whetten (Professor of Public Policy and Global Health; Professor of Community & Family Medicine and Nursing and Director, Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research) to follow screening. Free admission, parking passes to Bryan Center Parking Deck, and snacks!
4. GPSC Event: General Assembly Meeting
When: Tues, March 18th: 6:30-8:30PM
Location: Westbrook 0016
Contact: Shannon O'Connor
Join us for the GPSC General Assembly meeting! Try to arrive at 6:15 to get food (free!) and sign in. Our speaker will be Professor Joshua Socolar, chair of the Academic Council. The meeting is open to all.
5. GPSC Event: GPSC Executive Recruiting Event
When: Tues, March 18th: starting at 9:00PM
Location: Tyler's Taproom (in the Back Room)
Cost: FREE (Please bring your Duke ID)
Contact: Fumiko Chino
Elections for GPSC's Executive Board are coming in the next month! Join members of GPSC's Exec Board after the GA Meeting at Tyler's Taproom... we'd love to tell you about our positions, answer your questions, and explain why serving on the Exec Board is great for both you and for the Duke community. There will be delicious food and drinks. Learn more about GPSC in a relaxed, fun setting directly from the officers currently serving in those positions! You do NOT need to be a GA member to attend this meeting OR to run for an Exec position.
6. Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser for Broadway Revue/ZOE Ministries
When: Weds, March 19th: 4:00PM-midnight
Location: Buffalo Wild Wings (6709 Fayetteville St)
Contact: Michelle Matthews
This is a pre-show fundraiser to raise even more funds for ZOE Ministries. Come get some wings, watch some 1st round NCAA basketball, and mention Broadway Revue - 10% proceeds will go straight to ZOE Ministries. For information about the show, see the event listing below.
7. Duke PA Program Class of 2015 St. Baldricks Fundraising Night
When: Thurs, March 20th: 4:00-9:00PM
Location: Moe's Southwest Grill (6807 Fayetteville Rd.)
Contact: Adam C. Cady
The PA Program is raising money for St. Baldricks to support childhood cancer research. We are honoring a child from Durham that is currently being treated at Duke Medical Center. All you have to do is have dinner at Moe’s, 20% of the proceeds between 4:00pm-9:00 will go to our fundraising efforts.
8. Woman at Duke: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
When: Thurs, March 20th: 5:00-9:00PM
Location: Women's Center
Contact: Kelly Wooten
Please join us for an opportunity to learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, learn more about the rich history of women at Duke University, and then put that knowledge into action by creating and editing entries that document the lives and contributions of women alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members. Participants do not need prior experience editing Wikipedia. Please bring your own laptop if you can; some computers will be available.
9. FREE Film Screening: "The Devil Came on Horseback"
When: Thurs, March 20th: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"
Contact: Emily Stewart
THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness who has since returned to the US to take action to stop it. Using the exclusive photographs and first hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, the movie takes the viewer on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of it's black African citizens.
10. Graduate Student Drop-in Advising on West Campus
When: Fri, March 21st: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Allen 318
Contact: Career Center
Come by to have your Resume, CV, or Cover Letter reviewed in a 15-minute session. No appointment necessary!
11. Graduate Student Shabbat
When: Fri, March 21st: starting at 6:15PM
Location: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Contact: Daniel Reichman
Come join us for another Friday night at the Freeman center! All students and their guests are invited to come enjoy the evening. We will be having dinner, services, and then get to hear Dr. Dan Ariely speak. Dr. Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. We sincerely hope you can come join us!
12. Graduate Christian Fellowship Large group and Meal
When: Fri, March 21st: starting at 6:00PM
Location: Duke Chapel Basement Kitchen
Cost: $5 suggested donation for dinner
You are welcome to join us for our Large Group meal this week, Friday, 21st March at 6pm in the chapel basement kitchen, meeting to follow at 7pm. Bring a $5 suggested donation for dinner. We look forward to seeing you all!
13. Broadway Revue 2014
When: Fri, March 21st: starting at 7:30PM
Location: Reynolds Theater
Cost: FREE for students/spouses (with Duke ID); $2 per ticket for the public
Contact: Michelle Matthews
Duke Divinity School will hold it's 8th annual Broadway Revue, a fundraiser featuring students, faculty, and staff performing music and dance selections from popular Broadway musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Beauty and the Beast, and Grease, just to name a few. The event will raise funds for ZOE Ministries, an African orphan empowerment program.
14. Duke Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk
When: 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)
Contact: Fatima Rangwala, MD
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. Form a team now!
15. Equinoxalizer 4 Miler
When: Sat, March 22nd: 8:30-11:30AM
Location: Grass Field at Durham Performing Arts Center/Durham Bulls Stadium
Cost: $23 for Duke Students
Contact: Michael Moverman
Come join us for the 5th annual Equinoxalizer 4 Miler at 8:30 AM on Saturday March 22, 2014! The race begins and ends around the big grass field at the Durham Performing Arts Center/Durham Bulls stadium in downtown Durham. All proceeds will be donated to help buy new physical therapy equipment for the Duke Pediatric Bone and Marrow Transplant Unit of the Children's Hospital. Whether you run competitively or just to stay in shape this is the race for you as there will be music, prizes, and free food after the race to celebrate!
16. Holi 2014 Celebrations (Festival of Colors) at Duke
When: Sat, March 22nd: 12:00-5:00PM
Location: Lawn area behind block #18 of Campus Walk apartments (2748 Campus Walk Avenue)
Contact: Phanindhar Shivapooja
That time of the year is finally here.The festival of colors is all set to brighten up our spring semester. You got it, its HOLI!!! We hope to make Holi bigger and much better this year. As with every Indian festival this one too shall have some awesome Indian food and Bollywood DJ to cheer up. So come out and join us in spraying everyone with color, feasting on some yummy Indian food and to dance for the beats.
17. TEDxDuke 2014: Challenge Accepted
When: Sat, March 22nd: starting at 1:00PM
Location: Duke University Reynolds Auditorium
Cost: $15 FLEX or credit, buy them HERE
Contact: Neby Teklu
TEDxDuke 2014 is here! Ever wondered where TEDx Talks are recorded? This year's event theme is "Challenge Accepted" and will include speakers from various disciplines ranging from Behavioral Economics and Bioengineered Vessels to Theater Arts and LEGO labs. Tickets cover dinner and a shirt and are available using FLEX or Credit at the BC box office or online.
18. GPSC Event: Skating Night
When: Sat, March 22nd: 10:30PM-12:30AM
Location: Wheels Fun Park (715 N Hoover Rd)
Cost: FREE with your Duke ID
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Our "things you used to do as a kid" theme continues with roller skating at Wheels Fun Park! Come out and enjoy two hours of FREE skating and beer! Don't forget to bring your Duke ID.
Next Week (3/24-3/30)
19. GradX 2014 - Register today!
When: Mon, March 24th: 3:00-6:00PM
Location: Pratt/Hudson Hall 125
Contact: Duke GradX
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Duke Fellows (SDF) cordially invite you to attend GradX 2014, held this year on March 24th from 3-6pm in 125 Hudson Hall. Twenty-one Duke graduate students from across the disciplines will give 5-minute presentations showcasing a compelling research question, inspired by TED talks. The talks will be followed by a delicious reception from 6-7pm in the CIEMAS atrium.
20. PRATTically Speaking Toastmasters Open House
When: Tues, March 25th: 12:00-1:00PM (Note: new date!)
Location: Hudson Hall, Room 222
Contact: Manu Lakshmanan
Toastmasters is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to helping people become better communicators and leaders. The PRATTically Speaking Toastmasters club would like to invite graduate and professional students from around Duke to attend a special event to celebrate its 2nd Anniversary! Guests will be able to meet Toastmasters from all 3 clubs on campus and learn more about the various roles in a Toastmasters meeting. Sandwiches and cupcakes will be served!
21. Careers in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Law & Nonprofits
When: Weds, March 26th: 5:00-6:30PM
Location: Pratt/Hudson Hall 207
Contact: Career Center
Fannie Mitchell Expert in Residence Wendy Marantz Levine '95 will discuss her career journey from attorney to starting the Beauty Bus Foundation in memory of her beloved sister Melissa Marantz Nealy. Students interested in social impact entrepreneurism, health care, beauty industry, the legal profession and start-ups should take advantage of this opportunity to meet Wendy.
22. Networking: Building Professional Relationships
When: Thurs, March 27th: 10:00-11:30AM
Location: Bio Sci 154
Contact: Career Center
Graduate students frequently report that face-to-face networking feels uncomfortable, inauthentic, or both. Because you will work with others for most of your working life, your ability to build and maintain productive relationships is foundational. In this highly interactive workshop you will learn and practice how to create conversation with people you don't know learn networking norms and strategies, and identify effective ways to follow up to create and sustain mutually beneficial professional relationships.
23. Badminton Tournament Welcomes Your Attendance!
When: Fri, March 28th and Fri, April 4th
Location: Card Gym (Wilson Recreation Center)
Cost: Member: free; Non-member: $5/person
Contact: Mimi Gong
Our "Duke International Badminton Club" is organizing a badminton tournament on the weekends of March 28th and April 4th (very possible to be on Friday 7 - 11 PM and Sunday 1 - 5 PM; if there are a lot of participants, we might be able to reserve the card gym for Saturday). We are planning for Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles, though the availability in the end depends on the number of registered participants. Non club members can sign up at $5/event. There will be Champion, 2nd Place and 3rd Place for all events, with trophy cup and shuttles as prizes.
24. GPSC Event: Latin Dance Night
When: Fri, March 28th: 10:00PM-2:00AM
Location: 4020 Lounge at the Saucy Crab (4020 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd)
Cost: FREE with Duke ID for the first 30 students, otherwise $5 in advance or $10 at the door
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Spice up your Friday! GPSC is sponsoring the March edition of Cimarron Latin Night, which raises funds for encourageDurham! youth programs. The first 30 grad students (with Duke ID) get in free for a night of dancing that starts with an introductory salsa lesson at 10:30 pm. Doors open at 10 pm! Beyond our 30 free tickets, you can buy tickets in advance for $5 or at the door for $10.
Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more
New this Week! 9th Annual Duke MBA Women’s Leadership Conference – “Breaking Glass: Rising to the top while maintaining your identity”
When: Weds, April 2nd: 8:30AM–5:30PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business
Contact: Charlene Ondak
The Duke MBA Women’s Leadership Conference is an annual student-led event that aims to promote thoughtful discussion on the topical issues facing women business leaders today, while creating networking opportunities with female leaders, including this year’s keynote speakers, Caryl Stern, President and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and Patricia Miller, Co-Founder, Vera Bradley. This year’s conference theme is Breaking Glass: Rising to the Top While Maintaining Your Identity. Panels and discussion will highlight the importance of being true to yourself while pursuing your career, as well as how to pay it forward to help the next generation of female leaders succeed.
Cheap Thrills: The Highs and Lows of Cabaret Culture in Paris (Two Exhibits)
When: Cheap Thrills: The Highs and Lows of Cabaret Culture in Paris, 1881-1939, on view at Perkins Library: February 18th-June 29th
Night in the City of Light: Paris’ Cabaret 1881-1914, on view at the Nasher Museum: February 15th-June 29th
Contact: Alexis Clark
This semester, PhD students from the department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and the department of Music invite you to relive turn-of-the century Parisian cabaret through exhibits at both Perkins and the Nasher, and a host of special performances and screenings. The two exhibitions –which feature rare sheet music, posters, and illustrated periodicals stress the circulation of printed ephemera to the emergence of cabaret culture in the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre. Featuring newly rearranged recordings of Cabaret songs by Duke Music graduate students in Duke’s New Music Ensemble ([dnme]), the exhibitions also reanimate the auditory experience of the cabaret, exploring how cabaret music served as an important pretext for creative exchange between visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, and theatre performers. This music will be presented live in a series of three [dnme] performances in Von der Heyden Pavilion (February 21), Fullsteam Brewery (April 6), and Baldwin Auditorium (April 13). Website to be updated soon.
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
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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