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CONTENTS:
This Week (4/8-4/14)

1. Smash Mouth Concert!

2. EGSC/GPSC Bowling Night

3. St. Baldrick's Fundraiser at Alivia's

4. Duke Jazz Ensemble with Jon Faddis

5. Sen. William Cowan - 50 Years of Black Students at Duke

6. Defining Movement's Showcase: Ignite

7. "Come, Partake, Rejuvenate" Event

8. Budgeting - Build Your Own Budget

9. DCSSA Cooking Competition

10. GCF Open Mic Night

11. 25th Annual MBA Games

12. Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) Info Session

13. McKinsey & Company Info Session

14. Habitat for Humanity

15. Anti-Racism Training


Next Week (4/15-4/21)

16. "I Love Durham" Party at Fullsteam

17. Duke Cycling's Ninth Street Derby

18. Grad/Professional Student Night at Durham Bull's Game


Get EXCITED For:

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

Grad/Professional Student Night at Durham Bull's Game
• Fri, April 26th: 7PM


Duke has its own version of Craig's list that is restricted to only Duke Students!?! Check out DukeList to take advantage of an online bulletin board that includes the Trading Post (buy and sell items), leadership/research opportunities, and a rider board!
"Gangster Squad"
• Fri 4/12 @ 7 & 9:30PM
• Sat 4/13 @ 7 & 10PM
• Location: Griffith Theater

"Silver Linings Playbook"
• Thur 4/11 @ 7 & 9:30PM
• Sun 4/14 @ 2PM
• Location: Griffith Theater
NOTE: Everything that is this COLOR and this COLOR is a link

Durham's Best Kept Secret!
Curious Colleagues!
I highly recommend clicking on the title above. It links to the Eno River Rock Quarry, which is definitely Durham's best kept secret. In celebration of the warm weather, I figured it's a prime opportunity to divulge the inside scoop about this gem. For more information about the exact location of the Rock Quarry, Click Here. We have a TON of awesome events this week! I hope everyone finds something they enjoy!
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
Chris Rowland


This Week (4/8-4/14)

1. Smash Mouth Concert!
When: Fri, April 12th: 7PM
Location: Keohane Ampitheater
Cost: FREE!!!
Contact: Willa Townsend
Check out the Facebook Page for more details, including the FOAM PARTY that's happening at 5pm in the Clocktower Quad (Crowell)!

2. EGSC/GPSC Bowling Night
When: Wed, April 10th: 9PM
Location: AMF Durham Lanes
Cost: FREE!!!
Contact: Brittany Stokes
Bring your Duke ID
Join EGSC and GPSC at AMF Lanes for a night of free bowling and FREE BEER! Bring your student ID and receive access to free unlimited bowling and free shoe rentals all night. Guests will pay $5. While you brag about your five bagger and laugh at your friend's gutter ball, enjoy a cold beer on us! There will be a tab going for a while, after which time you will have to buy your own refreshments. Take this time to relax during the hectic cluster that is the end of the semester. Be prepared to share lanes with your classy colleagues so that everyone has a chance to bowl, and maybe a make a new friend or two.

3. St. Baldrick's Fundraiser at Alivia's
When: Thur, April 11th: 6-10PM
Location: Alivia's
Cost: Free but Donations are Appreciated. Donate HERE!
Contact: Candy Chen
The Duke PA program Class of 2014 is holding a fundraising night at Alivia's for St. Baldrick's Foundation. 10% of all sales (including drinks!) from 6-10pm will go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which is the largest provider of private grants for childhood cancer research. Enjoy a nice night out while supporting the cause to fight pediatric cancer. Hope to see you there! If you can't make it to the event but still want to support the cause, you can donate directly to the Duke PA "Blue Devil Baldies" team page @ http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/bluedevils

4. Duke Jazz Ensemble with Jon Faddis
When: Fri, April 12th: 8PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Cost: Students: $5 | Other: $10
Contact: Duke University Box Office: tickets@duke.edu | 919.684.4444
Jon Faddis is a complete and consummate musician-- conductor, composer, and educator. As a trumpeter, he possesses a virtually unparalleled range and full command of his instrument, making the practically impossible seem effortless. Time Out New York praises Faddis as "the world's greatest trumpeter ... brash soloistic logic and breathtaking technical acuity," and The Wall Street Journal characterizes him as "a trumpet player of prodigious lyrical force."

5. Sen. William Cowan - 50 Years of Black Students at Duke
When: Sat, April 13th: 2PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Cost: FREE, tickets required
Contact: Duke University Box Office: tickets@duke.edu | 919.684.4444
The Duke and Durham communities will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first black students to integrate the university. U.S. Sen. William ‘Mo’ Cowan ’91 (D-Mass.) will give a keynote address on education. Honorees include Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, Gene Kendall and Nathaniel White Jr., the families of Cassandra Rush and Mary Mitchell Harris (the two deceased members of the Class of ’67) and several of the first black students to integrate the graduate and professional schools.

6. Defining Movement's Showcase: Ignite
When: Sat, April 13th: 8PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Cost: $5
Contact: Duke University Box Office: tickets@duke.edu | 919.684.4444
Come join Defining Movement for our 11th Annual Showcase: Ignite! This celebration of dance and multiculturalism will showcase 8 new original pieces created by defMo, as well as guest performances from DUI and various Duke student artists. We hope you come enjoy what is sure to be an incredible night of dance in the Duke Community.

7. "Come, Partake, Rejuvenate" Event
When: Fri, April 12th: 4-6PM
Location: Graduate School Lawn
Cost: FREE!!!
Register: HERE
"Come, Partake, Rejuvenate" features food, fun, and games for all at the Graduate School! We will have a rock climbing wall, ping-pong tables, and much, much more. Come enjoy this kid-friendly event!

8. 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 also how to set financial goals and how to achieve those goals using your budget. Registration is required.

9. DCSSA Cooking Competition
When: Fri, April 12th: 7-8:30PM
Location: Gross Chemistry 107
Contact: DCSSA
Great chance to take a bite of China! The DCSSA is holding the first cooking competition on 12th, April. Up to 50 delicious dishes will be served by the competitors. Come, taste and vote for your favorite dishes. Take this great opportunity to "show off" your remarkable talent and join us if you also have a passion for cooking. Chinese cuisine is encouraged (but not limited to). To sign up for the competition, please email your name and a short description of your dish to dcssaculinary@gmail.com by April, 10th. (Up to $15 can be reimbursed with receipt provided). DCSSA will also award $50, $30, $20 cash prizes to the top three contestants. Don't miss the annual chance to explore the variety of Chinese cuisine or others.

10. GCF Open Mic Night
When: Fri, April 12th: 8-10PM
Location: Bull City Vineyard Church
Contact: Graduate Christian Fellowship
The Graduate Christian Fellowship is hosting an open mic night at Bull City Vineyard Church (118 W Parrish St, 8pm). Come and share your gifts and talents, or just come to hang out and enjoy the show.

11. 25th Annual MBA Games
When: Sat, April 13th: 9AM-3PM
Location: Brodie Gym
Cost: FREE
Contact: Pat Heffernan
The games bring together students from business schools all over the country to compete on the field in things like dizzy bat while raising money for Special Olympics. This year teams from 14 schools and 32 athletes will participate. Each team also has at least one athlete from Special Olympics. Fundraisers surrounding the MBA Games have raised more than $2.1 million dollars over the last 25 years. Come out and support the Duke community behind this great event.

12. Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) Info Session
When: Wed, April 10th: 6:30-7:30PM
Location: Fuqua Seminar Room A
Contact: Danny Heller or Jennifer Shen
FREE Pizza
DISI seeks to help social organizations better achieve their missions by forming interdisciplinary problem-solving groups across the professional schools at Duke. DISI provides opportunities to gain real world interdisciplinary project experience, a skills-sharing curriculum, and networking opportunities with students across campus. Pizza will be served. If you’re interested but unable to make the meeting, please fill out this short form and we’ll get back in touch! Hope to see you there.

13. 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.
Presentation Agenda:
• 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.

14. Habitat for Humanity
When: Sat, April 13th: 8:30-11:30AM and/or 12:30-3:30PM
Location: 1706 Gunter St
Contact: Kelli Luginbuhl
Come out and meet fellow graduate and professional students while working for a great cause - helping to build a home! Food will be provided. If you are interested in participating, please email Kelli Luginbuhl; be sure to specify which shift you prefer.

15. Anti-Racism Training
When: Mon, April 8th: 6-7:30PM
Location: Westbrook 0015
Contact: Katie Owen
Practicing Reconciliation in the World and the Church. Come gain strategies and skills for tackling institutional and interpersonal racism within the Christian faith. Sponsored by the Reformed Student Association at Duke Divinity School and Westminster Fellowship.


Next Week (4/15-4/21)

16. "I Love Durham" Party at Fullsteam
When: Fri, April 19th: 9PM
Location: Fullsteam Brewery
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Mark Hiew
A party to celebrate the Duke community’s love for the Bull City, featuring delightful brews, Marry Durham giveaways and Sustain-a-Bull tips for successful Durham living.

17. Duke Cycling's Ninth Street Derby
When: Sun, April 21st: 8AM-5PM
Location: Ninth Street (i.e. the block around Dain's)
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Brittany Stokes
Bring your Duke ID
Join the Duke Cycling Team Sunday, April 21st at the second-annual Ninth Street Derby, a full day of racing on a half-mile rectangle for cyclists of all stripes and types. The Derby unites Durham and Duke by way of a street party that celebrates the spectacle of bicycle racing. Racers will jostle for position as they navigate turns at over 30 mph, and the tightly-bunched pack will turn laps in about 1 minute. Collegiate racers of all ability levels will compete for ACC Conference Championship titles from 8am to noon, as Duke seeks to defend its 2012 conference victory. Runners take center stage for the Derby Dash, a 1-mile footrace, at 12:50. Amateur racers from beginners to professionals will compete throughout the afternoon, with a Kids' Derby for children 5-10 preceding the Pro/Am main event at 5:30. If you are interested in helping out with the days events in return for a free breakfast and a front row seat to the action, please visit our a href="http://dukecycling.org/" style="text-decoration: none;color: #005291;font-weight: bold;" target="_blank">website for more details. Volunteers are needed to marshal the four corners of the racecourse and allow spectators through the course crossings at safe moments. Corner marshaling is a fantastic job if you like people; all it requires is a friendly smile to keep the crossing closed until the pack has gone by.

18. 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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