GPSCNews: We'd like to say hello.


CONTENTS:
This Week (8/19-8/25)

LAST WEEK MEDMentors Book Drive for the Durham County Youth Home

1. Tijuana Flats GRAND OPENING

2. Summer Make and Take at the Nasher Museum

3. Science Policy Speaker Series

4. Summer Days, Nasher Nights: Book Discussion

5. Convocation and Welcome Reception for Graduate and Professional Students

6. Rigsbee Ave Bar Crawl

7. Summer Days, Nasher Nights: Make and Take, Dinner and a Movie

8. Welcome Back Reception

9. Shabbat Services and Dinner (Orientation Week)

10. Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators: Informational Sessions

11. Welcome Back BBQ with Jewish Life at Duke & the Duke Jewish Student Union


Next Week (8/26-9/01)

12. FOREVER DUKE Block Party

13. FREE Durham Bulls Game

14. Duke Dance Council Showcase and Reception

15. Triangle Area Philosophy Symposium

16. Football Tailgate (Duke vs NCCU)


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more
NEW! Duke Medicine Orchestra

JOIN the Libraries Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

Duke Campus Farm: Community Workdays


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Welcome (back) to Duke!!
Incoming Cameron Crazies!
We thought we should introduce ourselves! The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) is the umbrella student council organization, with representatives from each department within all 9 schools of Duke University, administered by a 13-member executive board that works year-round to serve you!
So, how can you get involved??
1. Be a GPSC Representative!
Who: Every department at Duke gets 1 rep, plus an additional rep for every 100 students.
Why: Learn about how the university works, meet really interesting people, and help make some pretty influential decisions! Only official reps get to vote and propose legislation, but everyone is welcome, and there is ***free food*** at every meeting, whether or not you're an official rep!!!
How: A rep is elected/appointed by each program, so contact your department's student council, your DGS, or your rep(s) from last year.
When: The first general assembly meeting is Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30pm. There are meetings on Tuesdays at 6:30 twice a month.
Where: 0016 Westbrook in the Divinity School.
2. Read the GPSCNews! And come to social and service events! Especially basketball campout-- the biggest GPSC event of the year! One exciting GPSC event this week is the Risbee Ave Bar Crawl!
3. Meet students from other programs, come up with a great idea, and apply for funding! GPSC has a budget for student initiatives and activities! Keep an eye on the GPSCNews if you are interested!
4. Join university committees in a few weeks! Keep an eye on the GPSCNews!
5. Get more info! The GPSC website is HERE!
We can't wait to see you!!

Take care,
GPSC Executive Board


This Week (8/19-8/25)

ENDING THIS WEEK: MEDMentors BOOK DRIVE for the Durham County Youth Home
When: Mon-Fri, August 12-23rd: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Location: Just outside the NOSH in the Trent Semans Center for Health Education
Contact: MEDMentors
For two weeks, from August 12-23rd, MEDMentors will be outside of the TSCHE Main Auditorium (2nd Floor) collecting books for the Durham County Youth Home. The DCYH is a juvenile detention facility and is need of age appropriate fiction and non fiction books for ages 10-17. We will be tabling directly outside NOSH in TSCHE during week day lunch times, please stop by and drop off some books or ask us about our volunteer programming. We will also be happy to arrange pick up of books from your house as long as you donate more than 25 books.

1. Tijuana Flats GRAND OPENING
When: Mon, August 19th
Location: 703 9th Street
Check out the menu here!
Tijuana Flats restaurant opens on Ninth Street today. As a proud sponsor of this year’s Campout, Tijuana Flats will be serving up outrageously fresh tex-mex for lunch on Saturday September 7th in the Blue Zone! For more information visit Tijuana Flats at 703 Ninth Street. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

2. Summer Make and Take at the Nasher Museum
When: Tues, August 20th: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art
Cost: Make and Take is FREE
Contact: Wendy Hower Livingston
Explore the exhibitions at the Nasher Museum through hands-on crafts. Free and open to all ages. No reservation necessary. Check out the Make and Take Schedule for each topic!

3. Science Policy Speaker Series: John Hardin
When: Weds, August 21st: pizza at 5:30PM, talk at 6:00-7:00PM
Location: UNC Campus (Rosenau Hall, Room 133)
Cost: FREE (all are welcome)
Contact: Mollie Minear
The Science Policy Speaker Series resumes with an exciting talk by John Hardin, the Executive Director for the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology, who will be speaking on "The Intersection of Science and Politics: A View from the Front Lines of North Carolina State Government." Pizza will be served beginning at 5:30. This event is open to the public, including graduate students and postdocs.

4. Summer Days, Nasher Nights: Book Discussion
When: Weds, August 21st: 11:00AM-12:00PM
also Sun, August 25th: 2:00PM-3:00PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art, University Classroom
Cost: Discussion is FREE
Contact: Wendy Hower Livingston
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store. Chosen as the summer reading selection for the Class of 2017, the book is also the theme for an installation of works from the museum's permanent collection. Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the discussion.

5. Convocation and Welcome Reception for Graduate and Professional Students
When: Weds, August 21st: Convocation, 4:00PM-5:00PM; reception, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Location: Chapel Quad
Contact: Grace Kohut
First, don't miss the Convocation for New Graduate and Professional School Students. President Brodhead will preside the convocation ceremony and John Aldrich, Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science and President-elect of the American Political Science Association will be the principal speaker. Our GPSC President-Amol Yadav will be part of the academic procession.
Then, all graduate and professional students are invited to attend a post-Convocation reception on Chapel Quad, hosted by the Duke Alumni Association, to welcome new graduate and professional students to Duke. Please bring your DukeCard ID to participate in this event. (Faculty, Staff, Students, Spouses and other guests of graduate and professional students are welcome.)

6. Rigsbee Ave Bar Crawl
When: Thurs, August 22nd: 8:00PM until late
Location: Starting at Geer Street Garden
Cost: Free to attend (we are NOT providing drink tickets)
RSVP: Not required.
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
Join your fellow grad students for the annual fall bar crawl starting at Geer Street Beer Garden at 8:00 pm. The party starts to pick up at 9:00 pm as we head to Motorco, but goes Fullsteam at 10:00. We set sail at Surf Club at 11:00 pm, and hit The Bar for dancing, corn hole and general shenanigans at midnight.

7. Summer Days, Nasher Nights: Make and Take, Dinner and a Movie
When: Thurs, August 22nd: 5:00PM-7:00PM (Make and Take), 5:00-9:00PM (Dinner and a Movie)
Location: Nasher Museum of Art
Cost: Make and Take is FREE, Movie is FREE, Dinner is as priced on menu
Contact: Wendy Hower Livingston
Make and Take, 5PM-7PM: Explore the exhibitions at the Nasher Museum through hands-on crafts. Free and open to all ages. No reservation necessary. Check out the Make and Take Schedule for each topic.
Dinner and a Movie, 5PM-9PM: Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008, 90 min, USA, in English, Color, DVD). 2008 Full Frame Audience Award and 2009 Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature. Free film at 7 PM in the lecture hall. Dinner patrons enjoy ample parking, two-course dinner specials and reserved film seating. Dinner reservations recommended (5PM or 5:30PM) online or call 919-684-6032.

8. Welcome Back Reception
When: Fri, August 23rd: 4:00-6:00PM
Location: The Graduate School Lawn
Cost: Free for Duke students.
RSVP: HERE
Contact: Graduate Student Affairs
Kick off the new semester by enjoying food and fun with your friends and colleagues on the Graduate School lawn. We hope you can join us! Register at the above link! Please email grad-gsa@duke.edu with any questions!

9. Shabbat Services and Dinner (Orientation Week)
When: Fri, August 23rd: 12:00-2:00PM
Location: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Cost: Free for Duke students.
Registration: RSVP by noon on Friday HERE
Contact: Jewish Life at Duke
Join us for the first Shabbat of the new school year for a unique student-led service and a free kosher Shabbat dinner.

10. Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI): Information Sessions
When/Where:
Fri, August 23rd: 2:00-3:00PM at Fuqua MBA2008 Classroom
Weds, August 28th: 6:00-7:00PM at Fuqua Lilly Classroom;
Registration: email disiduke@gmail.com
Contact: Jen and Danny (Co-Presidents)
DISI provides pro-bono consulting and technology services for social organizations, and is currently recruiting graduate and professional students across campus to join. We use a unique method of matching interdisciplinary teams of talented Duke graduate students to real-world projects with a social mission. We have 26 potential projects coming up in the Fall, including projects that create a social media strategy for an adult education academy, design a data management system for an arts nonprofit, and conduct market research for a medical device to be sold in a developing nation. Please email disiduke@gmail.com to join our listserv, and check out our website for more information: www.disiduke.org.

11. Welcome Back BBQ with Jewish Life at Duke & the Duke Jewish Student Union
When: Sun, August 25th: 5:00-7:30PM
Location: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Cost: Free for Duke students.
Contact: Jewish Life at Duke
Enjoy a delicious free kosher BBQ and meet fellow Jewish Duke students. One of many Jewish Student Union events designed to welcome Jewish students to campus and give you a taste of Jewish life on campus.


Next Week (8/26-9/01)

12. FOREVER DUKE Block Party
When: Mon, August 26th: 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Forlines House
Cost: FREE for Duke Students
Contact: Grace Kohut
The Duke Alumni Association invites you to kick the year off right! The Forever Duke Block Party is a university wide party to welcome you to campus: there will be live music and free food, all surrounded by an unbeatable block party atmosphere to make the First Day of Classes something to look forward to. All students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends are invited! Check out the fresh GRAD AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Forever DUKE Sunglasses

13. FREE Durham Bulls Game
When: Tues, August 27th: starting at 7:05PM
Location: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Registration REQUIRED: HERE!
Cost: FREE with your Duke Grad/Prof Student ID
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Join us for a night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to watch the last Bulls home game of the regular season! We have 150 tickets available for free on a first come, first serve basis to those who register via the link above. Please only register if you are reasonably sure you can make it to the game!

14. Duke Dance Council Showcase and Reception
When: Thurs, August 29th: 8:00-11:00PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Duke Dance Council
The Dance Council Fall Showcase is an annual Duke tradition that highlights the many talents and abilities of Duke's dance community. From Bhangra to Ballet, fourteen talented groups of dancers will be showcasing their unique style. Whether or not you hope to learn more about how to get involved with dance at Duke, we hope to spread our passion and appreciation for dance with a spectacular performance you won't want to miss! Don't forget to join us on the Chapel Quad after the show for an ice cream social reception! There will be food, music, a chance to talk to dance group representatives, friends, and of course, dancing!

15. Triange Area Philosophy Symposium (TAPS)
When: Fri, August 30th and Sat, August 31st
Location: West Duke 202
Contact: Faisal Khan
The Triangle Area Philosophy Symposium (TAPS) brings together primarily Research Triangle-based philosophers to talk about their current work on a theme. The theme changes from year to year. All from the Triangle and beyond are welcome to attend.

16. Football Tailgate (Duke vs NCCU)
When: Sat, August 31st: starting at 1:00PM
Location: Whitford Drive (on the right at the top of the hill)
Cost: FREE with your Duke Grad/Prof Student ID
Registration: No RSVP required
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Duke Blue Devils Football starts on Saturday, August 31st with the Bull City Gridiron Classic at Wallace Wade Stadium against Durham rival North Carolina Central University. Get ready for the game by joining your fellow graduate and professional students for cornhole, food, and beer starting three hours before the game. We'll be set up at the top of Whitford Drive in the grassy area near the basketball courts. Go Duke!


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

NEW! Duke Medicine Orchestra
When: Rehearsals are on Sundays: 6:00-8:30PM
Location: Bone Hall (Biddle Music Building, East Campus)
Contact: Verena Mosenbichler-Bryant
The Duke Medicine Orchestra strives to unite members of the Duke healthcare system and broader community in the pursuit of musical excellence and cultural enrichment, to inspire and renew its audiences and members. The orchestra provides an opportunity for musicians affiliated with Duke Medicine to come together to play substantial pieces from the classical repertoire. More than 50 orchestra members represent 26 departments across the Duke Medicine community. Public concerts are held at the end of the fall and spring school semesters. If you are interested in joining the Orchestra or have any questions, please contact the Artistic Director/Conductor, Verena Mosenbichler-Bryant. For more information check out these articles on WRAL and the News and Observer.

Join the the Libraries Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board! (Lunch Provided)
Contact: Emily Daly
The Duke University Libraries invite students to apply to serve on the Libraries’ Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board (GPSAB) during the 2013-2014 academic year. The board’s goals are to improve the learning and research environment for graduate and professional students by advising library staff on resources, services and facilities. The board’s focus is Perkins & Bostock, Lilly, Music and Rubenstein. GPSAB meets approximately 4 times per semester for an hour on a weekday in Perkins Library, with lunch provided. Students interested in serving on this advisory board are invited to complete this online form by Sept 8, 2013. Members will be selected and notified by mid-September, and the group will begin meeting soon thereafter.

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home: TUESDAYS
When: Every Tuesday: 6:00-7:00PM and 7:00-8:00PM
Location: Durham County Youth Home
Contact: MEDMentors
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.

Community Workdays at the Duke Campus Farm: THURSDAYS and SUNDAYS
When: Every Thursday and Sunday: 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Duke Campus Farm
Contact: Emily Sloss
Head to the Duke Campus Farm this summer for public workdays every Thursday and Sunday from 6-8pm. Throughout the summer, volunteers will be planting, harvesting, weeding and working on small construction projects. Everyone is welcome, including children and those without any background in farming or gardening. It's a great opportunity to learn how food is grown, meet others from the Duke community who are interested in food, and spend some time outside. Meals or snacks from the farm will be provided. Be sure to check our Facebook for workday updates in case of bad weather before heading to the farm. Carpooling is available, please email dukecampusfarm@gmail.com to request a ride.


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