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GPSCNews Don't Fool Around!
Even though it's April Fools, the GPSCNews cannot partake in the shenanigans because we've got important information to disseminate! The title above links to the FB page for the Smash Mouth concert only 12 days away. As the semester draws to an end, there are a ton of awesome events to look to look forward to in the Get Excited For section. The Did You Know section boasts a pretty freakin' awesome app that allows you to order drinks and pay your bar tab from your phone! The Free Movies has been updated, but there aren't any movies this week ;( The GPSC executive board & Board of Trustee Standing Committee elections are this Tues (4/2) at 6:30pm in Westbrook 0016 (Divinity School Basement)
. Our fearless leader, the GPSC president, is organizing a gender violence awareness seminar, Thirsty Thursday returns, Duke GradX Talks are sure to blow you away, and MUCH MORE! The GPSCNews is great to the last event! I hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
This Week (4/1-4/7)
1. 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.
2. 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.
• 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
3. Thirsty Thursday at Alivia's
When: Thur, April 4th: 9PM
Contact: Alexis Mann
Join us at one of Durham's local favorites, Alivia's! Drink tickets will be available. $5 beers, well drinks, and wine. Food might be available. See you all there! GPSC is partnering with TabSprint for our upcoming event on April 4th. TabSprint is an app that allows you to pay drinks on your phone. This means faster drinks and no more tabs. TabSprint will be sponsoring special in app discounts. Download TabSprint ahead of time to get the most out of your bar experience.
4. 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)
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 http://sites.duke.edu/dukegradx/.
5. 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!
6. 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!
7. MBA Games & Trivia Night at Fullsteam Brewery
When: Thur, April 4th: 9PM
Locations: Full Steam Brewery
Contact: Josh Connor
Please help support the Master of Management Studies team in the Duke MBA Games by going to Full Steam Brewery on Thursday, April 9th. The MMS team and Fullsteam have teamed up to help raise funds for the Special Olympics of North Carolina. For every pint purchased during trivia night $1 will go to benefit the Special Olympics. The Duke MBA Games is one of the largest annual fundraising events for the Special Olympics North Carolina. This year it takes place on April 12-13th. Teams from Duke and other top business schools will be competing in a friendly competition throughout the weekend. Schools will compete alongside some amazing Special Olympics athletes to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. It is a simple but powerful way to show support for the incredible athletes and their families. So come and help celebrate the MBA Games with us and support a great cause. And as always bring your best a-game for the trivia. If you would like to make any additional donations to help meet the goal of $3,000. You can follow the link below, and select a team member to donate HERE!
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. GCF Large Group and Meal
When: Fri, April 5th: 6PM
Location: Duke Chapel Basement-Kitchen
Contact: Graduate Christian Fellowship
Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship for our weekly meal and meeting. Meet in the Chapel Basement at 6pm for dinner, worship to follow at 7pm. Our speaker this week is Dr. Jed Atkins from the Classics Department, who will be speaking on the intersection of his academic work and his faith. There is a suggested donation of $5 for dinner, but all are welcome to attend regardless of ability to give.
11. ChiliBrew Festival
When: Sat, April 6th: Noon-6PM
Location: Koka Booth Amphitheather, Cary
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.
12. 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 email@example.com or Heather Hincher firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
13. 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!
Next Week (4/8-4/14)
14. Budgeting - Build Your Own Budget
When: Thur, April 11th: 12PM
Location: Perkins Library 217
Contact: Personal Finance @ Duke
Registration is REQUIRED! HERE!
You may know what a budget is, you may already have one but are you using it to its potential?With this workshop we will explain not only how to build a budget but alsohow to set financial goals and how to achieve those goals using your budget. Registration is required.
15. McKinsey & Company: Information and Networking for Advanced Professional Degree (MD, PhD) Candidates
When: Wed, April 10th: 6-8PM
Location: Searle Center Lecture Hall
Contact: Courtney Breen
Registration is REQUIRED! HERE!
Please join McKinsey & Company to learn about our work, our people and our exciting opportunities for (Advanced Professional Degree) APD candidates, including our 2013 summer weekend programs and our 2014 full-time hiring opportunities.
• Introduction to McKinsey and our work
• Insight and full-time opportunities
• Application process
• Group Q&A
• Reception with McKinsey consultants
Please contact the McKinsey recruiter for Duke APD candidates should you have questions: Courtney Breen Recruiter McKinsey & Company. McKinsey and Company is a global management consulting firm with 100 offices in over 60 different countries. We work across the private, public and social sectors, with leading, innovative clients to significantly improve their performance. About half of McKinsey consultants come from non-business backgrounds, and about half of those are MDs or PhDs. Currently, there are over 1,700 healthcare-focused consultants at McKinsey.
16. Grad/Professional Student Night at Durham Bull's Game
When: Fri, April 26th: 7PM
Location: Durham Bulls Stadium
Contact: Alexis Mann
Registration is REQUIRED! HERE!
We have reserved a picnic area with FREE kegs and food with tickets available for the first 120 students to sign up using the link above. Come cheer on the Bulls and meet some new fellow Duke students. Keep in mind that beer and food is not unlimited so come early! You can pick up your ticket before the game in front of the stadium. Note: after the 1st inning, your ticket is not guaranteed. All tickets not picked up before the 1st inning ends will be held at will call for any Duke grad student to claim.
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