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This Week (3/25-3/31)

1. Passionate Leaders Wanted

2. Grad/Pro Community Gender Violence Awareness Seminar

3. Women's BBall Takes on Oklahoma State

4. Bass Connections Information Sessions

5. ON TAP's Annual Showcase

6. Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators

7. Duke MRS Chapter Kick-off

8. HOLI Indian Festival of Colors

9. Apply to be an IHOP

10. Submit to the Small Town Compilation CD

11. NPHC Step Show

12. Annual Adrian Allen Easter Carnival

Next Week (4/1-4/7)

13. Duke GradX Talks 2013

14. Salary Negotiations: Show Me the Money & the Benefits

15. GPSC/EGSC Student Seminar Series

16. Integrative Medicine Interest Group

17. ChiliBrew Festival

18. Duke Divinity School's 6th Annual Broadway Revue

19. Duke Black and Latino MBA Organization Leadership Conference

20. MSTP Symposium

Smash Mouth
• Fri April 12th

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

April is Financial Literacy Month!?! Personal Finance At Duke is hosting 5 workshops throughout the month of April! Check out Personal Finance At Duke!
"The Hobbit"
• Fri 3/29 @ 7 & 9:30PM
• Sat 3/30 @ 7 & 10PM
• Location: Griffith Theater

"Zero Dark Thirty"
• Thur 3/28 @ 7 & 9:30PM
• Sun 3/31 @ 2PM
• Location: Griffith Theater
NOTE: Everything that is this COLOR and this COLOR is a link

April is Financial Literacy Month!
Conscientious Colleagues!
April is "Financial Literacy Month" and Personal Finance @ Duke is sponsoring 5 outstanding workshops designed to help you rake in that ca$h money! Click the title above or check out the Did You Know section to learn more about these workshops! The GPSC executive board & Board of Trustee Standing Committee elections continue next Tues (4/2) at 6:30pm in Westbrook 0016 (Divinity School Basement). We NEED inspiring, enthusiastic peers to rise to the challenge of making Duke's graduate and professional student experience the best that it could possibly be! In particular, NOONE has run for Communications Coordinator! Who is going to catapult the GPSCNews and the GPSC website to the next level? Who is going to challenge the "status quo" of GPSC Communications? Who is going to streamline the website, and transform it into an indispensable resource? Who is going to inform, entertain, and inspire their colleagues to engage in their university and participate in the cavalcade of outstanding weekly events? As GPSC Communications Coordinator you have great power and great responsibility. Who is bold enough to take this position to new heights? I hope everyone has a euphoric week!
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
Chris Rowland

This Week (3/25-3/31)

1. Passionate Leaders Wanted
Exec Positions: Click Here!
Board of Trustee Standing Committees: Click Here!
Elections: Tues, April 2nd: 6:30PM
Location: Westbrook 0016 (Divinity School Basement)
Contact: Shannon O'Connor
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. After completion of the executive board elections, we will begin the election of the Board of Trustee Standing Committee Representatives. Candidates' speeches cannot exceed 3 minutes, and each speech will be followed by a Q&A of 2 minutes. For contested positions, 5 minutes will be allotted following speeches for a particular position for the GA to discuss. Candidates are allowed to use PowerPoint or other audiovisual materials as an accompaniment to their speeches. Please submit materials to Shannon O'Connor before 3pm Tues (4/2). Candidates may also bring prepared materials to the meeting.
Open Positions:
• Two Student Life Co-Chairs
• Community Outreach Coordinator
• Career Services and Professional Development Chair
• Communications Coordinator
• Board of Trustees Standing Committees

Congratulations to the newly elected:
• President: Amol Yadav
• Vice-President: Shannon O'Connor
• Attorney General: Brad Hover
• Treasurer: Eden Ellis
• Executive Secretary: Betty Jiang
• University Affairs Coordinator: Shanna Lehrman
• Academic Officer: Yilin Liu
• Student Group Liaison: Abigail LaBella

2. 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.

3. Women's BBall Takes on Oklahoma State
When: Tues, March 26th: 7PM
Location: Cameron Indoor
Contact: Basketball Co-Chairs
Cost: FREE!
Duke will be hosting the first and second round of the women's basketball NCAA this Sunday, March 24th and Tuesday, March 26th in Cameron Indoor Stadium. All students (undergrad, graduate and professional) will receive FREE admission to Duke games, courtesy of a generous donor. Each student who wishes to attend will need to bring a current, valid Duke student ID at the UNDERGRAD STUDENT ENTRANCE to Cameron Indoor Stadium and they will receive their free ticket. We would love to get as many students in Cameron as possible. Please just let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks in advance for all your help in supporting the NCAA here at Duke!

4. Bass Connections Information Sessions
• Mon, March 25th: 6-7PM Education & Human Development
• Tue, March 26th: 6-7PM Energy
• Wed, March 27th: 6-7PM Global Health
Location: All Events Held At Biological Sciences building, room 111
Contact: Chelsea Gaw
Learn more about Bass Connections, the themes, and how you can get involved at

5. ON TAP's Annual Showcase
When: Thur, March 28th: 8PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Contact: Duke University Box Office: | 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!

6. Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI)
When: Wed, March 27th: 12-1PM
Location: Sanford 03
Contact: Danny Heller or Jennifer Shen
Learn about the exciting opportunities with DISI:
• Outreach to social organizations
• Skill-sharing seminars
• Case studies on pressing world problems
• Social events with other on-campus social enterprise and innovation groups
Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) seeks to help social organizations better achieve their missions by forming interdisciplinary problem-solving groups across the professional schools at Duke. As the world becomes more integrated and problems become more complex, many of us hope to use our Duke education to become interdisciplinary professionals. DISI will help students gain a wide breadth of skill sets and have practical experiences working on projects for social organizations. All our solutions will focus on integrating business principles, technological innovation, and effective policy. DISI will also provide the opportunity to network with other students on campus, and will serve as a forum to discuss complex social problems and learn skills from other disciplines. Our guest speaker will be Professor Nick Carnes, Founder of the Scholar Strategy Network, who will lead a discussion about how to work on social problems as an interdisciplinary professional.
Hope to see you there!

7. Duke MRS Chapter Kick-off
When: Fri, March 29th: 3-5PM
Location: CIEMAS (first floor atrium)
Contact: Katherine Marusak
Cost: FREE! And there's food :)
Come out on a Friday afternoon, enjoy some free food, and learn about the brand new Duke MRS Chapter!

8. HOLI Indian Festival of Colors
When: Sat, March 30th: 3-7PM
Location: LSRC (Levine Science Research Center) Quad
Contact: Diksha Arora
That time of the year is finally here. The festival of colors is all set to brighten up our lives. You got it, its HOLI!!! We hope to make Holi bigger and better this year by celebrating it right in front of the LSRC buildings! As with every Indian festival this one too shall have some awesome Indian food. So come out and join us in spraying everyone with color, feasting on some yummy Indian food and enjoying the festivities.

9. Apply to be an IHOP
Deadline: Sun, March 31st: 7-10PM
Website: Click HERE
Contact: International House
Attention Graduate and Professional Students! The IHOP Application is ready now! What is an IHOP? IHOPs (International House Orientation Peers) welcome new international students during International Orientation in August and help them settle in at Duke and Durham. Find more information at our website. *NOTE: You do not need to be an International Student to apply to be an IHOP. We encourage all students to apply!

10. Submit to the Small Town Compilation CD
Deadline: Mon, March 25th: 12PM
Submissions Due To:
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 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 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

11. NPHC Step Show
When: Fri, March 29th: 8PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Contact: Duke University Box Office: | 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!

12. Annual Adrian Allen Easter Carnival
When: Sun, March 30th: 10AM-1PM
Location: The Fuqua School of Business, Fox Center
Contact: Maria Teresa Herrera
Cost: FREE!
Every year BLMBAO (Black and Latino MBA Organization) partners with Tony Jenkins in the Building Management Office to host the Adrian Allen Easter Carnival. The carnival is held in honor of Tony's late son and seeks to provide Easter fun to families in the Durham community. The carnival is a great escape for children to have fun in a carnival-themed environment and interact with Fuqua/Duke students who want to ensure all children have an enjoyable time. There will be free bounce houses, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, food, and an Easter egg hunt for all children. The carnival is the premier community service event for BLMBAO and is held at no cost to those who attend. Last year, there were over 150 kids that came to the Fox Center to participate!

Next Week (4/1-4/7)

13. Duke GradX Talks 2013
When: Tues, April 2nd: Talks 3-6PM | Reception 6-7:30PM
Locations: Social Science Building room 139 (Talks) | CIEMAS atrium (Reception)
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Alice Brochu
The Society of Duke Fellows and The Graduate School invite you to participate in Duke GradX, an event showcasing graduate research. It will take place on April 2, 2013, as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Students are invited to share their research in a fast-paced and engaging format inspired by TED talks. Rather than showcasing finished projects, presenters were asked to share a defining question or idea that they are driven to investigate or explore further. In the short form of 5 minutes, presenters will be challenged to communicate their ideas in a clear, visually appealing way that is understandable to a broad audience. For more information on this year's speakers, please visit

14. Salary Negotiations: Show Me the Money & the Benefits
When: Fri, April 5th: 12PM
Location: 0014 Westbrook (Divinity School)
Contact: Beth Wessels
New Job? Negotiating, evaluating and understanding job offers and salaries can play a key role in determining whether an opportunity is right for you. This workshop will address the skills necessary to negotiate offers as well as thoroughly evaluate and understand your future paycheck! Make sure your next step after Duke is a financially informed step!

15. GPSC/EGSC Student Seminar Series - CEE
When: Mon, April 1st: Noon
Location: Teer 115
Contact: Lily Kuo
FREE pizza and dessert at 11:45AM
LAST SEMINAR of the GPSC/EGSC Student Seminar Series is coming up on Monday, April 1st at noon! CEE student Julien Brun will be presenting "Investigating the Eco-hydrological Impact of Tropical Cyclones in the Southeast US" (LEGIT!). Come by for pizza and dessert at 11:45 and prepare to be BLOWN AWAY by Julien's presentation! See you there!

16. Integrative Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)
When: Thur, April 4th: 6-7:30PM
Location: Classroom 4 on the 4th floor of TSCHE (the new medical school building)
Contact: Jessica Friedman
The Integrative Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) will be hosting a talk by Jon Seskevich, renowned nurse clinician and stress and pain management guru for patients at Duke Hospital. Check out his website to learn more. Thursday, April 4, from 6 - 7:30 in Classroom 4 on the 4th floor of TSCHE (the new medical school building). Parking is available in the Bryan Research Center garage after 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

17. ChiliBrew Festival
When: Sat, April 6th: Noon-6PM
Location: Koka Booth Amphitheather, Cary
Cost: $10
Contact: Marscha Hirschi
RSVP Required: Contact Marscha Hirschi to buy your tickets
75 Craft Beers, 10 Different Kinds of Chili, 10 Different Cheeses From All Over The World, A Chili Cook-Off, Live Music, Even Bagpipes! GS-SCI is going to the Chili Brew Festival at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. We have a limited number of tickets available for $10 each. The ticket will give you access to the VIP session, which is from noon to 6pm and includes unlimited beer tastings and lots of chili. Transportation is not provided so be sure to find a designated driver/cab/bus.

18. Duke Divinity School's 6th Annual Broadway Revue
When: Fri, April 5th: 7PM & Sat, April 6th: 5PM
Location: Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville St)
Tickets: FREE! Available M-F (3/25-3/29) from 11:30-1PM outside the Divinity School Refectory
Contact: Laura-Allen Kerlin
The 6th Annual Broadway Revue will be held at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville St) on Friday April 5 at 7:00pm and Saturday April 6 at 5:00pm. The show features students, faculty and staff, and members of the community in a revue of Broadway music. Tickets are free and will be available beginning March 25 outside the Divinity School Refectory from 11:30-1:00 Monday-Friday until the show or by stopping by 101 Westbrook. A love offering will be collected during the show to raise money for ZOE Ministries and the 111 Kenyan orphans that the Divinity School sponsors in partnership with ZOE. Please contact Laura-Allen Kerlin or Heather Hincher for more information.

19. Duke Black and Latino MBA Organization Leadership Conference
When: Sat, April 6th: 10AM-4PM
Location: The Fuqua School of Business
Cost: FREE (with Student ID) | Professionals: $15
Advanced Registration: preferred HERE
Contact: LaKeshia Richardson
Duke University’s Black & Latino MBA Organization cordially invites you to our annual leadership conference on Saturday, April 6! The purpose of the event is to support the development of minority business leaders, discuss matters currently relevant in business, and showcase significant accomplishments within the business world. This year, we are excited about our theme that centers around "Push or Pull? Leading in the Changing Business Landscape". Larry Quinlan, CIO of Deloitte, will serve as the keynote speaker. Please find more information about the conference format and registration HERE. We look forward to seeing you there!

20. MSTP Symposium
When: Thur, April 4th: 4:30-5:30PM
Location: Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education
Contact: Andrea Lanahan
The 2013 Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) symposium will be held on Thursday, April 4th 2013, and we hope you can join us for the day's events! Our keynote speaker will be William Kaelin (T'79, MD'82), an HHMI Investigator and professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He will give his talk, "The VHL Tumor Suppressor: Insights into Oxygen Sensing and Cancer Metabolism" at 4:30pm in the Great Hall in the Trent Semans Center for Health Education (located behind the Bryan Research Building, adjacent to the Seeley Mudd Building/Medical Center Library) The symposium also includes a student poster session, and a series of oral presentations by senior students.

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