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A Letter From the GPSC President
Dear Classy Colleagues,
We've had a great year at GPSC, serving as the voice of the graduate and professional student community at Duke and, from what I'm told, hosting the occasional soiree. I hope you've had the chance to take in at least some of it. I wanted use my "farewell address" to thank the members of the GPSC Executive Board who gave their time to make it all possible. I did want to give a special shout out to Chris Rowland, our Communications Coordinator, for working so hard to make the GPSCNews look and be amazing this year. If you see Chris around campus, give him a pat on the back. Don't know what Chris looks like? Yeah, yeah, you do: Click Here
. Also, a heartfelt thank you Shannon, Pam, Amol, Alexis, Andrew, Dan, Nick, Chris M., Chelsea, Pan, and Brad for the great work you've each put in putting together great programming all year. A 'hats off' to the representatives to the GPSC General Assembly for taking the time to advocate on behalf of the students from your department or program. There are some really amazing elements of grad/pro student culture here at Duke: thank you to all of you who've worked to preserve and build upon that.
A Heartfelt Goodbye
My term as GPSC Communications Coordinator has come to a close, and this is my last GPSCNews. It has been an honor and a pleasure informing each of you about the enlightening and entertaining opportunities taking place at our wonderful institution. I hope that you have enjoyed the various attributes of the HTML GPSCNews as well as my blurbs at the beginning of each and every newsletter. I am leaving you in good hands! Fumiko Chino is your new Communications Coordinator, and she is phenomenal! In other words, she's going to "Keep the Party GOING!" I hope that everyone had an outstanding year and as always:
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
This Week (4/15-4/21)
1. LDOC! LDOC! LDOC!
When: Wed, April 24th: ALL DAY
Location: Main Quad
• Mon, April 22nd: 10AM-7:30PM at the BC Plaza
• Tue, April 23rd: 10AM-5PM at the BC Plaza
• Wed, April 24th: 9AM-3PM at the Main Quad (in front of West Union)
• Students may have a maximum of six 12 oz. cans on them at any given time, and must be personally in possession of the cans
• Alcohol other than beer is NOT permitted
• Glass containers are NOT permitted
• Students are required to carry their DukeCards with them at all times and may be asked to present it to demonstrate they are a Duke student
Awesome LDOC Events (Wed, 4/24):
• Chapel Climb - 8AM-12PM
• Massages - 11AM-3PM
• FREE K-Ville BBQ - 2:30-5PM
• CONCERT - 5:30-11PM
Last Day Of Classes aka LDOC is THE ULTIMATE Duke Experience! It is a definite MUST-GO! LDOC the largest event held on Duke’s campus, comprised of a wide array of daytime programming and live musical performances! Check out the full schedule HERE! LDOC offers Duke students a chance to relax with their friends. See all of the LDOC policies HERE!
The highlight of LDOC is the concert from 6-11pm. Here are the performing artists:
• Travis Porter
• Steve Aoki
• Kendrick Lamar
NOTE: If you haven't heard of these artists, click their names to check out their biggest hits!!! GET EXCITED!
2. GPSC ROCKS LDOC
When: Wed, April 24th: 4-6PM
Location: E-Quad (in front of Twinnies)
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
FREE T-shirts! Check Out the Design!
Calling all AWESOME graduate and professional students! Let's ROCK LDOC this year! Come join other classy colleagues for a pre-game "hydration style" before the big concert and get a FREE T-shirt!
Be SAFE, be HAPPY!
3. 2013 Campout Policy Meeting
When: Mon, April 15th: 8PM
Location: BioSci 111
Contact: Basketball Co-Chairs
Do you LOVE Campout? Do you want it to continue to be the MOST AWESOMEST event!?! Then you should attend the Campout Policy Meeting! We will discuss ALL policies related to Campout! This includes registration, RV policies, amplified sound, alcohol limits, entertainment, food trucks, etc. Hope to see you there!
4. Earth Day 2013
When: Fri, April 19th: 12-5PM
Location: Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) Courtyard
Cost: Event is free! Food and drinks free. $1 to dunk professors -- proceeds to go Nicholas School Environmental Internship Fund.
Contact: Ashley Hartman
RSVP: to Facebook event
The Nicholas School of the Environment invites ALL Duke students, faculty, and staff as well as friends, family, etc. ALL are welcome to come celebrate Earth Day at the Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) courtyard. There will be live music, free food, and tons of earthy festivities for all to enjoy. Activities include a dunk tank, face painting, yoga sessions, puppy adoption, a bike blender station, and fat suit wrestling. Additionally, there will be a raffle with prizes that include camping gear, gift cards to Durham restaurants, backpacks, and more–all to the sweet sounds of live, local music with a regional flair. Bring your ID’s if you wish to partake in any adult beverages. Free food for everyone!
5. "I Love Durham" Party at Fullsteam
When: Fri, April 19th: 9PM
Location: Fullsteam Brewery
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.
6. Duke Med Elementary - 3rd Grade Teaching
When: Fri, April 19th: 12-12:30PM
Location: Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education
Contact: Danielle Sobol
Join us in a very interactive teaching session with 3rd grade students from local elementary schools. We will be discussing nutrition and the gastrointestinal tract. April 19th is actually two events on the same day. Two different schools will be visiting the new Duke Medical School (Mary Duke Biddle Trent-Semans Center). The first from 12:00-1:00 and the second from 1:30 -2:30. Lunch will be provided at both - please RSVP to Danielle Sobol at email@example.com. Everyone is welcome to help during one or both sessions!
7. Duke Cycling's Ninth Street Derby
When: Sun, April 21st: 8AM-5PM
Location: Ninth Street (i.e. the block around Dain's)
Contact: Brittany Stokes
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 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.
8. Earth Day 5k Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser
When: Sun, April 21st: 1PM
Contact: Susan Sandford
Register:HERE by Wed, April 17th
The Earth Day 5-K promises to be a fun, family-friendly spring weekend activity at Duke's beautiful West Campus. We hope you join us in running (or walking) in the name of health! All proceeds benefit a health clinic expansion project in Honduras. All participants will be automatically entered into the raffle upon sign-in and must be present during the drawing to claim their prize. Prizes to be raffled include three $50 gift certificates to Bull City Running, water bottles (Klean Kanteen, Camelbak) and Duke swag! Refreshments will be provided after the race.
Next Week (4/22-4/28)
9. The WunderGlo Foundation's 2nd Annual Go To Hell, Cancer 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
When: Sat, April 27th: 11AM-3:30PM
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium
Contact: Rosie Canizares
• Student Team Registration Donation - $150
• Non-Student Team Registration Donation - $200
• Admission for Spectators - $20
Registration REQUIRED: HERE!
This is your chance to play basketball in CAMERON!!! Men's and Women's Brackets (18 & up). Lunch and Swag Bags free for all participants. Prizes for winning teams. Founded by Duke '04 alum and '04 Class President, Gloria Borges, when she was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer, the WunderGlo Foundation raises funds to find the cure, support cancer warriors and their loved ones, and promote healthy lifestyle choices.
10. Grad/Professional Student Night at Durham Bull's Game
When: Fri, April 26th: 7PM
Location: Durham Bulls Stadium
Contact: Alexis Mann
SIGN-UPS HAVE CLOSED!
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.
11. Shooters Graduation Party
When: Thur, May 9th: 10PM
Location: Shooters II
Contact: Alexis Mann
Let's celebrate one last time at Shooters!!!! Entrance will be FREE ALL NIGHT. Please show your Duke ID at the door. See you all there!!!!!
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