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Take me out to the Bulls Game!
LDOC (Last Day of Classes) for undergrads is next week, but most graduate students are done with classes on Tuesday! Congrats on the official end of another year at Duke; it's been amazing to complete another semester with you guys! Celebrate with GPSC at the Durham Bulls Game on Thursday!
Also to look forward to this week, Executive and Board of Trustee Standing Committee Elections at Tuesday's GPSC GA Meeting (email in your nominations today), a fantastic FAMILY FRIENDLY Duke Lacrosse Game (with FREE BBQ and Prizes!) and fabulous FREE salsa performance with Sabrosura on Saturday!
This Week (4/14-4/20)
1. GPSC Event: General Assembly Meeting (Elections - Part 2)
When: Tues, April 15th: 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. We will be holding the remaining elections for the Executive Board (positions still open: Executive Secretary, Director of Advocacy, 2 Directors of Student Life, Director of Community Outreach, Director of Academic Programming and Director of Communications) and also electing the new members of the Board of Trustee Standing Committees. You do not need to be a GA Member to nominate yourself or others. Email nominees to Shannon (above). The meeting is open to all.
2. Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped by the Police
When: Tues, April 15th: starting at 7:00PM
Location: Griffith Theater, Bryan Center
Contact: Steve Wagner
Knowledge is power. Join us when Raul Pinto of the North Carolina ACLU and a member of the Duke University Police Department talk about what people can and cannot do when confronted by the police. Feel free to bring questions. Pizza will be served!
3. Regulating Safer Guns
When: Weds, April 16th: 5:30-7:00PM
Location: Sanford Fleishman Commons
Contact: Jennifer Cook
Can and should guns be made safer by regulating design? Technology exists to make personalized guns that are less likely to be misused. What role could and should regulation play? Stephen Teret, JD, MPH, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Publics Health will discuss current regulation and legislation in the area of smart gun design and the tricky politics surrounding it.
4. GPSC Event: Durham Bulls Game
When: Thurs, April 17th: starting at 7:05PM
Location: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
RSVP: Ticket pickup as described below
Cost: $1 per ticket with Duke grad/prof ID
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
It's baseball season once again! Join us for a game at the newly renovated Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Thursday, April 17. Tickets will be distributed at 2pm outside the Griffith Film Theater in the Bryan Center on the day of the game for $1. You can get up to two tickets with your Duke grad/prof ID. We will be in section 128 in case you don't get one of our tickets and still want to join us.
5. Media Arts + Sciences Rendezvous
When: Thurs, April 17th: 4:15–5:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse - Bay 10, 2nd Floor
Contact: Eric Monson
The goal of the MA+S Rendezvous is to create a community through: meeting face-to-face with other people who are interested in Media Arts + Sciences, sharing ideas/methods/resources, learning about the projects we're all working on, and socializing and getting to know each other better. Our featured speaker will give a short review of their project(s), hopefully around 15 minutes, to give us a taste of what they're thinking about and engage everyone in a discussion on the topic. Talks are very informal, often consisting of work in progress, and we encourage both "of the theory" and "of the practice" topics. The rest of the time will be open for general discussion. All those interested in Media Arts + Sciences at Duke are welcome! Drinks and light snacks are provided.
6. Essential Social Media Strategies for Your Job Search
When: Fri, April 18th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Bryan Center – The Loop
Contact: Career Center
Social media is emerging as a vital tool in how employers recruit talent to their organizations. Consequently, it's essential that job seekers learn to understand and effectively navigate the "social space" in order to improve their chances of getting noticed by employers and ultimately enhancing their job prospects. Whether you are looking for an internship or full-time job, or thinking about a career in social media, join Laura Suchoski to learn must-have social media strategies in your job search.
7. Fremont Rural Health Clinic
When: Sat, April 19th: 7:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Fremont, NC (107 East Ward Street)
Contact: Fremont Rural Health Clinic
Join us at the Fremont clinic, a student-run free clinic in rural Fremont, NC. Medical students provide basic care including chronic disease management, acute care, physicals, etc., under the supervision of a local physician. Transportation provided.
8. Duke LAX: Bring the Family! FREE BBQ, FREE Prizes, and MORE!!!
When: Sat, April 19th: 12:00-3:00PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium
Cost: FREE for you AND your family with your Duke ID
Contact: Chris Rowland
Come support Duke Lacrosse and enjoy DELICIOUS Hog Heaven BBQ sponsored by 605 West! This is a family friendly event! The BBQ is absolutely FREE to graduate/professional students, their spouses, and children! It will be on the Devil’s Deck which is the top of Skandalaris Pavilion inside Koskinen Stadium. Student/Spouse admission is absolutely FREE by showing your Duke/Spouse ID card and children 12 and under get in for FREE! We will be giving out other FREE prizes such as hats, shirts, buttons, sunglasses, and MORE!!!
9. Sabrosura Presents: Extreme Makeover
When: Sat, April 19th: 8:00-10:00PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Cost: FREE (Performance at Page), $5 Cover (After Party at Mt Fuji)
Saturday, April 19th at 8pm in Page Auditorium, Sabrosura Presents their annual showcase: Extreme Makeover, Salsa Edition. Get ready for a night filled with crazy salsa hips and passionate tango flicks, and witness the journey of one young man on the path to become a true "Sabrosito." THIS SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE IS 100% FREE. Join us afterwards at our official party at Mt Fuji! $5 cover for a great night of dancing!
Next Week (4/21-4/27)
10. Mentoring vs. Sponsoring
When: Mon, April 21st: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Pearson School of Nursing, Room 1014-Auditorium
Contact: Paige Smith
Mentoring and sponsoring are unique relationships that can help build our careers and the careers of others. Learn about the differences in their purposes and responsibilities, and how these two functions relate to your role as a mentor or mentee. Presented By: Elizabeth Travis, PhD, FASTRO; Associate Vice President for Women Faculty Programs, Mattie Allen Fair Professor in Cancer Research and Professor in the Departments of Experimental Radiation Oncology and Pulmonary Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 5:00-6:30 pm with reception to follow
11. GPSC Event: GPSC Does LDOC 2014
When: Weds, April 23rd: 4:00-600PM
Location: Engineering Quad (between Hudson and CIEMAS)
Cost: FREE with Duke grad/prof iD
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
LDOC stands for LAST DAY OF CLASSES. Not your LDOC? No problem! Join us for the 2nd annual GPSC LDOC celebration. SInce last year was such a success, we will have way more FREE SHIRTS, TANKS, AND PIZZA this time around! We will also have water, gatorade, and lawn games. Come relax with your fellow grad/prof students before heading to the main quad for the concert.
12. DISI End of Year Showcase
When: Weds, April 23rd: 6:30-8:30PM
Location: Kirby Winter Garden, Fuqua School of Business
Registration: HERE Required before April 17th
Contact: Theo Tran
The Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators' Annual End of Year Showcase presents the work of graduate student teams in helping regional non-profits achieve their missions. Enjoy a night of networking with the Duke and Durham communities of social innovators and maybe win a prize (or two)!
13. LIVE FOR LIFE @ Duke Yoga Series for Runners and Walkers
When: Thurs, April 24th: 5:30–6:15PM
Location: across from Whole Foods on East Campus by the Wall
Contact: Katie MacEachern
LIVE FOR LIFE @ Duke Yoga for Runners and Walkers. Led by David Roberts or Carson Garoni, the class will be held across from Whole Foods on East Campus by the Wall unless otherwise indicated. Sign up for Run/Walk Club to receive reminders and be notified of any schedule changes. Please arrive dressed for activity for all events. We highly recommend you bring an exercise mat, towel, or blanket with you, along with your own water. Parking on East Campus is available after 5:00 P.M. at the Duke HR building at 705 Broad St (next to Whole Foods) and along Broad Street.
Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more
New this Week! Duke University Bicyclist Appreciation Breakfast
When: Fri, May 16th, 8:00-10:00AM
Location: Bryan Center Plaza
Contact: Alison Carpenter
On national Bike to Work Day, Duke Parking & Transportation Services and the Duke Sustainability Office will be co-sponsoring a bicyclist appreciation event to thank our campus bike commuters for committing to alternative transportation. Bike over to the Bryan Center Plaza on May 16 between 8-10AM to meet other cyclists, learn more about Duke's Bicycle Commuter Benefits program, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast and prize giveaways while they last.
New this Week! Duke University Basic Bike Commuter Course
When: Sat, May 17th: 1:00-4:00PM
Location: Old Chemistry 123
Registration: email Alison Required before May 15th
Contact: Alison Carpenter
Duke Parking & Transportation Services will be hosting a bicycle commuter course on Saturday, May 17 to equip beginner bicyclists with the information you need to become a regular bike commuter. The course will cover basic bike maintenance and repair, NC bike laws, safe biking tips and techniques, how to carry gear and equipment, and an on-bike campus tour. Please bring a bike and helmet.
Duke Libraries Focus Group for Graduate Students
Contact: Emily Daly
Share your thoughts about ways to improve and enhance the Duke University Libraries’ services, collections and spaces in a one-hour moderated focus group. Lunch or morning refreshments provided! Please register for each focus group at least 24 hours before the date of the event. We have a cap of 15 registrants per group, so the earlier folks register, the better! Register with the above link.
Found a dead bird on campus? Report it!
During migration, birds often collide against windows and are found dead or in shock. If you find a bird, please take pictures and report it to us, alive or dead. Simply fill out this form and send the bird pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate and Professional Health Survey
Contact: Abigail LaBella
Graduate and Professional students, we need your help! Let GPSC and the Duke Administration know how satisfied you are with the health insurance and health services offered at Duke. Fill out this 17 question survey (linked above) and you will be entered into a drawing for one of 40 $5 gift cards to Starbucks! You do not need to be enrolled in the Duke Student Health Insurance to complete the survey.
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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