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CONTENTS:
This Week (3/18-3/24)

1. Passionate Leaders Wanted

2. NCAA Ticket Lottery

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

4. Duke Chorale Spring Tour Concert

5. Meet the new assistant dean of graduate student professional development

6. Bouchet Society University Outreach – N.C. Central University

7. Theology on Tap

8. Duke/ UNC Business in Africa Conference

9. Market Update Discussion and Equity Research Workshop

10. Graduate Christian Fellowship Large Group and Meal

11. The Equinoxalizer 4 Miler

12. Duke Grad and Professional Habitat for Humanity Workday

13. MEM & Graduate Finance Club Texas Hold'em Tournament

14. DCSSA social dance for white day

15. Celebrating the Persian New Year- Nowruz 1392

16. Submit to the Small Town Compilation CD


Next Week (3/25-3/31)

17. ON TAP's Annual Showcase

18. NPHC Step Show

19. Theology on Tap

20. Grad/Pro Community Gender Violence Awareness Seminar


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

"Killing Them Softly"
• 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 had an incredible spring break! GPSC executive board elections are this Tues (3/19) at 6:30pm in Westbrook 0016 (Divinity School Basement). We need awesome, enthusiastic peers to rise to the challenge of making Duke's 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. Free Movies are back! 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 (3/18-3/24)

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. NCAA Ticket Lottery
Registration for Lottery: Mon, March 18th: 10AM-4PM
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium Ticket Office (by grad entrance)
Lottery Results: Tue, March 19th: "morning"
Game 1: Fri, March 22nd
Game 2: Sun, March 24th
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
Cost: $170 ($85 per game)
The Duke Men's Basketball Team will be playing in the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Philadelphia on Friday, March 22 and when they win, on Sunday, March 24 (Game times TBD). Students who wish to attend may enter the lottery on Monday, March 18th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at Cameron Indoor Stadium. To register for the lottery, each student must present his/her Duke Card. In addition, each student must submit TWO payments of $85 (cash or check) - one for the Friday game and one for the Sunday game. Duke is allocated tickets for the Friday session in which Duke is playing, and will only receive Sunday’s tickets after a victory on Friday. With a Duke victory on Friday, ticket holders will automatically be charged for Sunday’s tickets. A refund will be issued to students not selected in the lottery. Tickets can be picked up at the venue, the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, beginning 60 minutes prior to the first game of Duke’s session on Friday and then again on Sunday, should Duke win. Tickets are not transferable to any other person; only the student who wins the lottery will be allowed to pick up the ticket. The student's Duke Card along with another form of photo identification is MANDATORY at this time. The lottery is open to all Duke undergraduate and graduate students. Lottery results will be posted at the Ticket Office in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
GO DUKE!

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Meet the new assistant dean of graduate student professional development
Dates:
• Tue, March 19th: 12:30PM for Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: 306 Alexander Ave
• Thur, March 21st: 12PM for International Student Needs
Location: 139 BioSci
Contact: Nick Brandley
Passionate about your professional development? Have past experiences (negative or positive) with Career Center or Graduate School events? Come meet Melissa Bostrom, the Graduate School's new assistant dean for professional development. There will be two more lunches with different themes. Please RSVP to Nick Brandley with any dietary restrictions and which lunch you would like to attend.

6. Bouchet Society University Outreach – N.C. Central University
When: Tue, March 19th: 10:30AM (Leaving Duke at 10AM)
Location: North Carolina Central University (1801 Fayetteville St Durham, NC 27707)
Contact: Roketa Sloan
An outreach program has been created so that Duke graduate students can go to local colleges and universities to excite underrepresented minority undergraduate students about continuing on to get their Ph.Ds in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) fields. There will be a student panel designed to answer questions about the graduate student experience and the application process. If you are interested in joining the panel please contact Roketa Sloan.

7. 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!

8. Duke/ UNC Business in Africa Conference
When: Wed, March 20th: 9AM-6PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business, Geneen Auditorium
Contact: www.dukebia.com
RSVP: www.dukebia.com
The Fuqua School of Business' Business in Africa Club, in conjunction with UNC's Business in Africa Club, is hosting an illustrious lineup of speakers from Africa's public, private and social sectors including; Arthur Mutambara, the Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Tim Tibeila, CEO Sekoko Resources and Teresa Clarke, CEO Africa.com on March 20th, 2013. Come and engage in discussions and networking opportunities with Africa's top policy makers, business leaders and investors defining Africa's future. You will enjoy quality discussions with thought-leaders on the latest opportunities and challenges across the African continent. Please register for the conference and visit the conference website at www.dukebia.com

9. Market Update Discussion and Equity Research Workshop
When: Fri, March 22nd: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Social Sciences 119
Contact: Duke Graduate Finance Club
The Duke Graduate Finance Club is hosting a Market Update Discussion and Equity Research Workshop on this Friday, from 5:30 to 6:30pm. We will first do a market update, which would quickly equip you with all the important market information of this month. In the second part, a detailed equity research project will also be presented to show a comprehensive analysis on a specific company. As the hot interview season is going on right now, we believe both the market update and the equity research sessions can be very helpful for your interview preparation. All Duke students interested in the market or finance are highly welcome to join us. Detailed information can be found at this link: http://sites.duke.edu/gfclub/

10. 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.

11. 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!

12. Duke Grad and Professional Habitat for Humanity Workday
When: Sat, March 23rd: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Contact: Andre Van Rynbach
Come build houses with Habitat for Humanity! Volunteer shifts are Saturday March 23 from 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm. Sign up by emailing Andre by Wednesday, March 20 indicating which shift you would like to work. Those who sign up will receive an email by Thursday with other pertinent details including directions to the worksite and information about carpooling. Lunch will be provided at the site. Co-Sponsored by the Engineering Graduate Student Council, (EGSC)

13. MEM & Graduate Finance Club Texas Hold'em Tournament
When: Sat, March 23rd: 3-8PM
Location: Fitzpatrick CIEMAS Atrium (MEM Suite @ CIEMAS 3rd Floor)
Contact: Duke Graduate Finance Club, MEM Finance Club
The official MEM & Graduate Finance Club Texas Hold'em Tournament is just around the corner! The two finance clubs will co-host a poker tournament, which only have one session this semester, and it will be the first Saturday after the spring break! There will be no buy-in and the BIG prize will be $100, $50 and $25 for the final three winners. Blind structure and rules will be distributed to participants. Food and drink will be provided. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

14. DCSSA social dance for white day
When: Sat, March 23rd: 7-9PM
Location: 1639 University Drive, Durham NC
Contact: liuyilin1989@gmail.com
The DCSSA is having a social dance event to celebrate the white day (one month after Valentine). We will invite a social dance teacher to teach waltz and cha-cha. Please sign up for limited space.

15. 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).

16. Submit to the Small Town Compilation CD
Deadline: Mon, March 25th: 12PM
Submissions Due To: erinradley333@gmail.com
Do you have music you want to share with Duke? Submit to the Small Town Compilation CD!! The Compilation CD is a collection of music by a variety of Duke musicians. We accept every type of music so long as the tracks are original. Submissions are due on Monday, March 25 @12pm to erinradley333@gmail.com. All submissions must be recorded and mastered by this deadline. If you would like to record your track in the Small Town Studio, please submit a rough recording by Monday, February 18 @12pm to erinradley333@gmail.com. If your track is chosen you will get studio time and sound engineers before March 25 to record the track. Questions? Contact Erin Radley at erinradley333@gmail.com.


Next Week (3/25-3/31)

17. 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!

18. 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!

19. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, March 26th: 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!

20. Grad/Pro Community Gender Violence Awareness Seminar
When: Wed, April 3rd: 6:30-7:20PM
Location: 0016 Westbrook
Contact: Bill Hunt
Various forms of gender violence, such as dating violence and sexual assault, are a major area of concern in graduate as well as undergraduate populations. Duke Women's Center Gender Violence Prevention and Services Coordinator, Amy Cleckler, MPH, LCSW, will speak on the topic of gender violence prevention and response among the Duke graduate and professional student community. Please plan to attend.


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