GPSCNews: Sometimes we all need to schedule a little CRAZY into our week.


CONTENTS:
This Week (9/02-9/08)

Basketball CAMPOUT News!

Presidential and University Committee Applications are OPEN!

Safety on Campus SURVEY

GPSC Funding Applications are OPEN!

1. Duke Hospital Courtyard Concert

2. Global Health Scavenger Hunt: win an iPad Mini!

3. The Academic Application Process for STEM Graduate Students & Postdocs

4. First Thursday Gallery Talk

5. Race Speaks: En/Countering Racism Series

6. Free Film at the Nasher

7. Resume Reviews on West Campus for Graduate Students

8. 2013 Duke Rec Cornhole Tournament

9. JOIN the Libraries Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board

10. $2 Tacos At Tijuana Flats


Next Week (9/09-9/15)

11. 13th Annual Neuse Riverkeeper Sprint Triathlon Early Registration

12. Education and Poverty: Confronting the Evidence

13. Fall Career Fair

14. Brains on Trial hosted by Alan Alda

15. Phillips Family Lecture: Gen. David Petraeus

16. GPSC EVENT: Thirsty Thursday at Alivia's

17. The Academic Interview for STEM Graduate Students & Postdocs

18. Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee for SS/Hum Graduate Students

19. Health Care Reform Panel: Obama-care versus Canada Single-Payer Care

20. Exhibit Opening; Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham

21. GPSC EVENT: Back 2 School Toga Party

22. Duke Campus Farm Contra Dance


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

New this Week! OIT Offers Free Technology Training: in person & online

New this Week! Kickball and Softball League Needs Players and Teams

New this Week! Theology on Tap

Duke Medicine Orchestra

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

Duke Campus Farm: Community Workdays


There is now a Graduate Student reading room in Perkins Library reserved just for us! We also have access to the library staff lounge for cooking meals in the microwave or just to have a quiet place to eat lunch or dinner.
Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center

Side Effects
Thurs, September 5 @ 7:00PM
Much Ado About Nothing
Thurs, September 12 @ 7:00PM


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The club is JUMPING! Get up!
Classy Classmates,
Tons of news and events this week so I'll keep it short. Check out the announcements about CampOut, Committees, Campus Safety and Cash (Funding)... and be sure to read below for all the amazing events this week and next!

Remember that the first GPSC General Assembly meeting is this week on Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:30PM (0016 Westbrook). The meeting is open, all students can attend and food is provided.

And, as always, keep it CRAZY at CAMPOUT! Stay safe, stay dry and get pumped for a great new season at Cameron!
Fumiko Chino


2013 Basketball CAMPOUT IS HERE! September 6-8, 2013
• Campers: Click HERE for recommended items to bring to campout.
• Check HERE all week for entertainment events occurring at campout.
• Thursday, Sept 5th, 4:00-7:00PM: Tents can be set up on the GRASS FIELD ONLY! First come, first served. Note: tents set up on the pavement CANNOT be set up until Friday after 7PM.
• Friday, Sept 6th: Rolling Check-In is 11:00AM-1:00PM and 4:00-8:00PM on the Wallace Wade Concourse. Campers must check in, pay $15 Campout Registration fee, and drop off your canned good. T-shirts will be distributed later at the campsite!
• Friday, Sept 6th: Campers can arrive on-site any time after 7pm. Enjoy the food trucks starting at 9pm!
Friday, Sept 6th, 10:00PM: EVERYONE must be at the campsite.
GO DUKE!


CALLING ALL CARING and COMMITTED COLLEAGUES:
PRESIDENTIAL and UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
When: deadline is before MIDNIGHT EST on Sunday, Sept 8th
Application/Committee Descriptions: HERE
Contact: Shanna Lehrman (GPSC University Affairs Coordinator)
With a new year comes new opportunities to get involved with GPSC—and now is the time to apply! Graduate and professional students have the chance to directly participate in the administration of Duke University by serving as a student representative on over 30 Presidential and University Committees for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. Depending on your passions and interests, you can have your voice heard and represent the interests of your fellow graduate and professional students on Committees as varied as:
• Academic Integrity Committee
• Athletic Council
• Council for the Arts
• Committee on Facilities and the Environment
• Duke Forest Committee
• Student Health Advisory Committee
• Student Housing Committee—and many, many more!
Please note that ALL GPSC Representatives from their respective departments and programs MUST serve on at least one Committee.


Safety on Duke Campus: Please read and respond!
In light of recent events (armed robberies outside of Duke libraries and at Duke Gardens), the GPSC Executive Board is meeting with Duke Police Chief John Dailey THIS week in order to discuss safety issues on and around campus.
Please let your voice be heard.
Answer this quick 3 question survey; it will take less than 30 seconds. It is extremely important that we document Graduate and Professional students' safety concerns.
Please complete the survey by Tuesday, September 3rd at 5PM.
We appreciate your engagement on this essential issue which affects us all.
Thank you for your time!
The GPSC Executive Board


Fall 2013 GPSC Funding Applications are OPEN!
When: deadline is Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 10:00AM
Application: HERE
Informational YouTube Video: available HERE
Funding Guidelines: available HERE
Please contact the GPSC Student Groups Liaison, Abigail Labella, or GPSC Treasurer, Eden Ellis, if you have any questions. Office hours at the Perk (Perkins Library Cafe): from 11:30AM-1:00PM on Thurs, September 5th and Mon, September 9th.


This Week (9/02-9/08)

1. Duke Hospital Courtyard Concert
When: Tues, September 3rd: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Duke North Hospital Courtyard
Cost: FREE
Contact: Chaunesti Webb
Come enjoy your lunch while listening to Jo Gore & Bo Lankenau on vocals & guitar. Courtyard Concerts are hosted by Arts & Health, which provides literary, performing and visual arts programming for Duke Hospital patients and those who care for them.

2. Global Health Scavenger Hunt: win an iPad Mini!
When: Wed, September 4th to Fri, September 6th
Location: Duke campus – location to be disclosed on each day of the contest
Contact: Agata Rocka Stadiem
Attention Duke Students: participate in the Global Health Scavenger Hunt September 4-6 for a chance to win an iPad Mini! All Duke students are eligible. Follow DGHI on social media - Facebook, Instagram (DukeGHI) or Twitter (@DGHInsider #GHscavenger) - to get the clues. Ready... Set... Hunt!

3. Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee: The Academic Application Process for STEM Graduate Students & Postdocs
When: Thurs, September 4th: 9:00-10:30AM
Location: Jones Building Room 143
Register: HERE
Contact: Molly Starback
In this session, a faculty panel in the sciences and engineering will discuss the faculty recruitment process from the search committee's perspective. Topics include what the search committee looks for in application documents (CV, cover letter, research/teaching statements), the screening process, and selecting candidates to interview. PANELISTS: Patrick Charbonneau, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Physics, and Computational Biology & Bioinformatics; Anne West, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology; Jennifer West, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

4. First Thursday Gallery Talk: Bridget Booher, Doris Duke Researcher
When: Thurs, September 5th: 5:30-7:30PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Contact: Wendy Hower Livingston
Bridget Booher, Doris Duke researcher, gives talk in conjunction with Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art. Cash bar opens at 5:30 PM. Gallery talk begins at 6 PM.

5. Race Speaks: En/Countering Racism Series
When: Thurs, September 5th: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Bryan Center Multicultural Center
Cost: FREE
Contact: Center for Multicultural Affairs
En/Countering Racism is a dialogue series that is a part of the Race Speaks! Initiative. It is designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for students to explore the intricacies of race, racism, race relations, racial identity, etc... in our community. Come share your perspective and be supported in an open and comfortable environment. En/Countering Racism takes place in the Center for Multicultural Affairs on West Campus in the lower level of the Bryan Center.

6. Free Film at the Nasher Museum of Art
When: Thurs, September 5th: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Contact: Wendy Hower Livingston
Free film. Gabbeh (Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996, 75 minutes, Iran, in Persian with English subtitles).

7. Resume Reviews on West Campus for Graduate Students
When: Fri, September 6th: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Bryan Center, UCAE Conference Room, middle level
Contact: Career Center
Drop by for 15-minutes with a Graduate Student Career Advisor to have you resume, CV or cover letter reviewed. No appointment necessary.

8. 2013 Duke Rec Cornhole Tournament
When: Sat, September 7th: 12:00-5:00PM
Location: Wilson Recreation Center
Cost: $5 per participant
Register: HERE
Contact: Alexander Marse
Join us on K-Ville Lawn for the Inaugural @DukeRec Cornhole Tournament presented by Vineyard Vines. Benefitting the Duke Cancer Institute. The event will take place on Saturday, September 7 at noon. The tournament will be capped at 64 teams of 3 (2 players, 1 sub - if needed). A $5 donation per participant is required. Winner gets their very own Duke Champions Cornhole Set! Vineyard Vines giveaways include croakies, koozies, and stickers!

9. Join the the Libraries Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board! (Lunch Provided)
When: Applications due Sun, September 8
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.

10. $2 Tacos At Tijuana Flats
When: Sun, September 8th: After Campout!
Location: 703 Ninth Street Durham, NC 27705
Menu: HERE
Score your season tickets at this year’s Campout event and head over to the After Party at Tijuana Flats! Sunday, September 8th, enjoy $2 Tacos* with your Campout wristband. 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! [*Limit two tacos per person. $0.50 extra per taco for steak and carnitas. Excludes specialty tacos. Not valid with any other offer. Only valid September 8th at 703 Ninth Street.]


Next Week (9/09-9/15)

11. 13th Annual Neuse Riverkeeper Sprint Triathlon Early Registration
When: Early registration ends Monday, SEPTEMBER 9th [after which fee will increase]. Race is September 21st, race day registration begins at 9:00AM
Location: Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC
Cost: Early Registration $50, after Sept 9th registration increases to $65
Contact: Abby Machernis or Margaretmary Gilroy
Please join the Duke University Chapter of the Coastal Society for their annual triathlon which consists of an 800-meter swim to Radio Island, a 6-mile bike around historic Beaufort, and a 2.5-mile run to the finish line back at Pivers Island. Participants may register as individuals for the entire event, or sign up as part of a two or three person team. There are two levels of participation, recreational (a little more fun and relaxed, but still a timed event) and competitive (really out to win)! A BBQ will take place immediately following the race at the Duke Marine Lab where prizes for racers, craziest costume, and most environmentally outfitted will also take place. To participate or volunteer, please visit the race website.

12. Education and Poverty: Confronting the Evidence
When: Tues, September 10th: 7:30-8:30PM
Location: SSRI-Gross Hall 230
Contact: James Speckart
Dr . Helen Ladd reviews the many ways that poverty affects educational outcomes for children, and how scientific analysis is helping us find causes and solutions.

13. Fall Career Fair
When: Wed, September 11th: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Wilson Recreation Center
Contact: Career Center
Employer representatives (some of whom may be Duke alumni) from many sectors, including business, technology, education, government and non-profit, will be participating. If you're a Duke University student or an alumna/us, then you're invited to attend. Be sure to bring your resume! See registered employeers in attendance HERE.

14. Brains on Trial hosted by Alan Alda
When: Wed, September 11th: 4:00-5:30PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium
Based on the forthcoming PBS series Brains on Trial, host Alan Alda will lead a panel discussion about neuroscience and the law with Duke professors Nita Farahany, Scott Huettel, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Ahmad Hariri. UNC-TV will record the program for later broadcast.

15. Phillips Family Lecture: Gen. David Petraeus
When: Wed, September 11th: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: FREE TICKETS to the live event are ALL GONE. Live-streaming simulcast available in Reynolds Theater HERE
Contact: Karen Kemp
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus will give the Phillips Lecture on national security issues in conversation with Prof. Peter Feaver. The Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lectureship is sponsored by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and co-sponsored by the Sanford School of Public Policy, Triangle Institute for Security Studies, and the Duke Office of Global Strategy and Programs. Please see http://sites.duke.edu/agsp/ for additional information. Free, but tickets required.

16. GPSC EVENT: Thirsty Thursday at Alivia's
When: Thurs, September 12th: starting at 9:00PM
Location: Alivia's Durham Bistro
Register: None required.
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
Join us the week after camp out for the first TT of the academic year in downtown Durham at Alivias. As always, bring your Duke ID in order to obtain drink tickets!

17. The Academic Interview for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs (Academic Job Search Series)
When: Thurs, September 12th: 9:00-10:30AM
Location: Room 143, Jones Building
Registration: HERE
Contact: Molly Starback
In this session, a panel of Duke faculty members in the sciences and engineering will discuss the interview process for faculty jobs, including the campus visit, the job talk/chalk talk, and typical interview questions. PANELISTS: Dennis Ko, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology and Medicine; Jennifer Roizen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; James Siedow, PhD, Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Biology; Anne West, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology

18. Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee for SS/Hum Graduate Students (Academic Job Search Series)
When: Thurs, September 12th: 3:30-5:00PM
Location: Perkins 217
Registration: HERE
Contact: Molly Starback
In this session, a faculty panel in the humanities and social sciences will discuss the faculty recruitment process from the search committee's perspective. Topics include what the search committee looks for in application documents (CV, cover letter, research/teaching statements), the screening process, and selecting candidates to interview. PANELISTS: Thomas Gould, Dean and Department Head, Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer, Durham Technical Community College.

19. Health Care Reform Panel: Obama-care versus Canada Single-Payer Care
When: Thurs, September 12th: 5:00-7:00PM
Location: Duke South Amphitheater
Registration: HERE
Contact: Mariah Rudd
Keynote speaker, Jeff Simpson, National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail, will discuss access to care in Canada and the comparison between the Canadian healthcare system and that of the U.S. This will be followed by a panel discussion on access to health care in the US after health care reform. Panel members include: Kevin Schulman, Professor of Medicine and Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration; Don Taylor, Associate Professor, Public Policy; Barak Richman, Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law; Sandra Danoff, DUHS Chief Strategy Officer. The panel will be moderated by Mac McCorkle, Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Public Policy Program. Light refreshments will be served.

20. Exhibit Opening; Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham
When: Thurs, September 12 through Fri, December 13, 2013; Gallery open Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-7:00PM
Location: Allen Building Gallery, 2nd Floor
MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts student Kristin Bedford's images of Apostolic Deliverance Rebirth Outreach Ministries, a storefront church in East Durham, taken with the church's permission over the course of ten months in 2012-2013. "Remnants of the building's earlier inhabitants--a bank vault, utility closets, electrical wiring--are always in sight," says Bedford. "There are no traditional architectural cues, like stained glass windows or vaulted ceilings, to kindle a religious experience. The bare interiors make more visible the gentle gestures of faith. Whatever spirit is in the room belongs solely to the worshippers."

21. GPSC Event: Back 2 School Toga Party
When: Fri, September 13th: starting at 9:00PM
Location: The Tavern Food & Spirits
Register: None required but bring your Duke ID.
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
Because who doesn't want to celebrate the return to school? Because bed sheets are overrated. Because theme parties need to be FUN. Because why not? Toga. That's why.

22. Duke Campus Farm Contra Dance
When: Fri, September 13th: 7:00-10:00PM
Location: Duke Campus Farm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Emily Sloss
Join us for a traditional contra dance to celebrate the completion of a pavilion at the farm. There will be live music and a caller, lots of dancing and farm tours. Everyone is welcome.


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

NEW this week! OIT Offers Free Technology Training: in person & online
When: All Semester through November
Registration: Register for FREE seminars HERE
Contact: Christine Vucinich
Register now for the OIT Training Fall 2013 Free technology seminars. Sessions include Sites@Duke, iMovie, Excel, Prezi, Photoshop and more.

NEW this week! Kickball and Softball League Needs Players and Teams
When: Kickball -> Tuesdays 6:30-8:30PM (7 Weeks. 9/10-10/28 – min. 9 games)
Softball -> Sundays, 12:00-5:00PM (9 Weeks. 9/15-11/3 – min. 10 games)
Location: Kickball Southern Boundaries Park
Softball Pineywood Park
Cost: Kickball $40-$50 – Use Discount Code “DukeGS0813“ for 10% OFF (price increase 9/3)
Softball $40-$50 – Use Discount Code “DukeGS0813S“ for 10% OFF (price increase 9/6)
Contact: Danny Lefebvre
Kickball League Info HERE! Time to put the F-U-N back into kickball! We're bringing our easy-to-kick, lots of 'at-bats', 10 v 10 heated competition, weekly post-game-social-oriented kickball league to Durham; and it's about time! FREE BEER for the winning teams each week, League starts 9/10, but we’ll accept players and teams up to Week 3 of the season.

Softball League Info HERE! Competitive but social softball league with weekly post-game-socials. FREE BEER for the winning teams each week, League starts 9/15, but we’ll accept players and teams up to Week 3 of the season.

NEW this week! Theology on Tap: 1st, 3rd and 5th TUESDAYS
When: Alternating Tuesdays: 5:30-7:00PM; September 3rd through December 3rd
Location: Fullsteam Brewery
Contact: Katie Owen
Come out for theological conversation around issues of culture, faith, and life. Every other Tuesday at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham). Check www.dukepcm.org for the topics for each week throughout the fall! We'll provide non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, and rich conversation; Fullsteam beer is on you!

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.

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
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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