GPSCNews: Keeping You Informed on a Weekly Basis!


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CONTENTS:
This Week (10/15-10/21)

1. GPSC Sponsored 5k for Church World Service

2. GPSC Tailgate (v. UNC)

3. Avenue Q

4. Meshell Ndegeocello

5. MAHATO IMAGE & PHOTO CONTEST

6. Women in Science and Engineering Research Symposium

7. Jazz @ the Mary Lou

8. Theology on Tap

9. Tips-n-Treats

10. Bowling with DCSSA

11. Duke Med Elementary - 3rd Grade Teaching

12. Graduate and Professional Habitat for Humanity


Next Week (10/22-10/28)

13. What's at Stake for America's Global Role in the 2012 Election?

14. Theology on Tap

15. Family Weekend Jazz & Djembe Ensembles Concert with Wycliffe Gordon

16. Reggie Watts

17. The Pitchforks' Fall Classic

18. Family Weekend Showcase Concert

19. DUI Family Weekend Improv-aganza

20. Duke MBA High Tech Symposium

Sports Section

Career Center


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"Magic Mike"
• Fri 10/19 @ 7 & 9:30PM
• Sat 10/20 @ 7 & 10PM
• Location: Griffith Theater

"The Intouchables"
• Thur 10/18 @ 7 & 9:30PM
• Sun 10/21 @ 2PM
• Location: Griffith Theater
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Classy Colleagues!
I hope everyone is having an excellent Fall Break! This week is another jam-packed GPSCNews! GPSC is sponsoring a 5K run and needs runners to sign-up. Get psyched up for Duke football vs UNC by enjoying free food and beer at the GPSC Tailgate. Avenue Q offers quality comical entertainment. Meshell Ndegeocello is going to dazzle your eardrums with euphonious music. I highly recommend looking ahead to next week (10/22-10/28) as there a ton of awesome events that are FREE, but require tickets and I don't want you to miss out on the fun! Finally, It is my greatest pleasure to announce that Basketball season has finally arrived! Countdown To Craziness, the Men's basketball Blue/White scrimmage, is this Friday (10/19) at 8PM, doors open at 6:30PM. Countdown To Craziness kicks off the Duke Men's Basketball season in glamour featuring free t-shirts, a slam-dunk contest, a Def-Mo dance performance, an a cappella performance, a 30-minute scrimmage, and a speech by the best basketball coach in the world! Have a phenomenal week!
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
Chris Rowland


This Week (10/15-10/21)

1. GPSC Sponsored 5k for Church World Service - Participants NEEDED
When: Sat, Nov 10th: 8:30AM
Location: Al Buehler Trail
Contact: Daniel Brown
Cost: $35 which covers race registration, a CWS t-shirt, and snacks following the race.
Register Here!
Come run “The Race Home” a 5K to benefit CWS-RDU’s immigration and resettlement program November 10th 2012 on Duke’s Al Buehler Trail in Duke Forest. The Al Buehler trail is a hilly limestone trail around the Washington Duke golf course adjacent to Duke University.
Parking: Duke students and those with Duke parking passes should park on campus and walk to the Al Buehler trail. All others will be directed to appropriate parking along Academy Road.

2. GPSC Tailgate (v. UNC)
When: Sat, Oct 20th: 4-7PM
Location: Whitford Parking Lot
Contact: Andrew Schicho
Tailgate like a Champion! Come partake in the great American past time of pregaming football games with delicious food and ice-cold beer all paid for on GPSC's dime. Yes, that's right FREE food and beer! Need I say more? I think not. Get your game-face on and get excited to witness the Duke Blue Devils pummel the tarholes!

3. Avenue Q
Dates:
• Thurs, Oct 18th: 8PM
• Fri, Oct 19th: 8PM
• Sat, Oct 20th: 2PM
• Sat, Oct 20th: 8PM
• Sun, Oct 21st: 2PM
Location: Sheafer Lab Theater
Cost: Students: $8 | Public: $10
The South's Oldest Student-Run Musical Theater Organization, Hoof'n'Horn is proud to present it's first ever production of the hit musical Avenue Q! The Tony Award Winning Musical for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score was conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and uses the art of puppetry to display a comical coming-of-age parable that addresses and lampoons both the issues involved in entering adulthood and Sesame Street. We invite you to join in as Princeton, Kate Monster, Gary Coleman (yes... THAT Gary Coleman), and all of Avenue Q's whimsical characters take you on the satirically hilarious journey that is adulthood! We promise to make you feel "Special"!
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

4. Meshell Ndegeocello
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 8-11PM
Location: Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater
Cost: $32 | $26 | $10 Duke students | Reserved Seating
Contact: Ken Rumble
The singer, songwriter, and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello is one of the most beloved and elusive musicians of our times. A pioneer of the sophisticated welter of urban pop styles called neo-soul, she remains unmistakable for the dazzle of her bass playing and the "dark, stoic clarity" (NY Times) of her singing. *** Funk, jazz, hip-hop, soul: across eight critically acclaimed albums, Meshell Ndegeocello tested and excelled at them all. Her forthcoming album Pour une âme souveraine ("For a sovereign soul"), due October 9, takes another sharp turn - this time, into the songbook of Tryon, North Carolina native Nina Simone. Simone's self-directed fusion of jazz, classical, and gospel music makes her a clear kindred spirit of Ndegeocello. Simone was "pressured to make hits," Ndegeocello has said, "but her own sound was still irrepressible."This Reynolds Theater concert will feature Ndegeocello's homage to Nina Simone and, with a full backing band, interweave those songs with originals from across Ndegeocello's remarkable career, providing a fresh look at a musician who built a devoted following by skirting the spotlight.

5. MAHATO IMAGE & PHOTO CONTEST - $1000 First Place Award
Deadline for Submission: Sun, Oct 21st
Event Date: Wed, Nov 7th: 5PM
Location: Schiciano Auditorium
Contact: Wei Han
The Abhijit Mahato Memorial is now accepting submissions for the 2012 "Envisioning the Invisible" Image and Photo Contest. Entries must fall under one of two categories:
1. Making the ordinary extraordinary: Presenting everyday objects in an unique perspective that we may not have imagined seeing.
2. Sharing the science and knowledge of objects through vision and imaging: Using this image/photo to teach or show us something about our world that we may not yet know or have imagined.

Prizes awarded for 1st ($1000), 2nd ($500), and 3rd ($250) place based on selected judges voting and People's Choice Award ($250) based on voting of Duke graduate and professional students.

Deadline for submission 11:59 PM, October 21st, 2012. One image/photo submission per entrant. Please follow image and photo size and resolution requirements.
The Abhijit Mahato Memorial at Duke University is dedicated to the life of Abhijit Mahato, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering who was senselessly murdered near campus on January 18, 2008. In fond and loving memory of Mr. Mahato's life and interests, Duke University created his namesake memorial to annually celebrate his interests in the sciences and humanities as well as the connections between the two. One such hobby that exemplified Mr. Mahato's fascination was his love of photography and capturing moments as images as way to communicate complex and novel ideas and theories. "Envisioning the Invisible" seeks to continue this wonderful idea.

6. Women in Science and Engineering Research Symposium
Submit Abstracts: HERE
Deadline: Mon, Oct 15th
Contact: Emily Boehm
Dear Scientists,
Duke Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) and Sigma Xi are excited to announce a research symposium on December 1st, aimed at bringing together women in science of all ages and disciplines. We are inviting undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and professionals in industry to share our research, network, and discuss issues of gender in the world of science.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS! We are seeking abstracts from female scientists for posters and podium presentations. Please submit your abstracts HERE from October 1-15. A faculty review panel will select the abstracts to be presented at the symposium. If you need a little extra incentive to participate, one poster and one talk will be selected by the faculty reviewers to win $100 in conference travel funds! In addition to the research presentations, the symposium will also include lunch, dinner, a keynote speaker, and a panel discussion of issues of gender in science. People of all genders are invited to attend, and if you are interested in volunteering to help make the symposium a success, please contact Hannah Aird.

7. Jazz @ the Mary Lou
When: Wed, Oct 17th: 9:30PM-12:30AM
Location: Mary Lou Williams Center
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
Fill your Wednesday evenings with live jazz and the exquisite company of jazz lovers from the campus and community in an energetic and engaging atmosphere. Enjoy live performances by local musicians as well as Duke music students, with special guest artists all brought together by John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Studies Program. Jazz @ begins at 9:30pm and ends at 12:30am. Feel free to stay for just one set or for the entire evening. Comfortable attire and open to the public. Light hors d'oeuvres and liquid refreshment will be provided with the option to enjoy late night fare and drinks in the Faculty Commons provided by Plate & Pitchfork. Below you will find the dates that Jazz is set for the 2010-2011 Academic Year. Jazz @ is co-sponsored with DUU and Jazz Studies (Music Department).

8. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, Oct 16th: 5:30-7PM
Location: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)
Cost: FREE!
Webcast: Watch Here
Contact: Katie Owen
Duke Divinity's Presbyterian/Reformed Student Association and Westminster Fellowship invite you to Theology on Tap, a weekly gathering at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue) in Durham for Christian theological exploration around topics of science, news, culture, and life. Conversation topics rotate weekly. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks provided. All are welcome!

9. Tips-n-Treats
Enjoy baked goods and get sweet on safety by talking with Duke Police officer
• Tues, Oct 16th: 6-8PM @ East Marketplace
• Wed, Oct 17th: 6-8PM @Food Factory at Devil's Bistro
• Thurs, Oct 18th: 11AM-1PM @ Bryan Center near the Plaza
Contact: Eric Hester

10. Bowling with DCSSA
When: Thurs, Oct 18th: 9-11PM
Location: AMF Durham Lanes
Contact: Manman Hu
Come and hang out with the Duke Chinese Student and Scholar's Association for a fun night of bowling at AMF Durham Lanes on Oct 18th. Limited space available so sign up early. We will have a competition and the winner gets $30.

11. Duke Med Elementary - 3rd Grade Teaching
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 12-1PM
Location: Duke South Clinic Amphitheater
Contact: Danielle Sobol
3rd grade students from a local elementary school come to Duke to learn about the cardiovascular system. This event consists of lunch, a short lecture, and heart related activities for the elementary students aided by Duke volunteers.

12. Graduate and Professional Habitat for Humanity
When: Sat, Oct 20th: 8AM-12PM
Location: Contact to get location info
Contact: Andre Van Rynbach
This week we'll be volunteering with the National Make a Difference Day cosponsored by Habitat for Humanity. The volunteer shift is from 8:00-11:45am and includes helping paint, power wash, landscape, repair, and clean up neighborhoods in Durham. Sign up by emailing Andre by Wednesday, October 17. Those who sign up will receive an email by Thursday with other pertinent details including directions to the worksite and information about carpooling. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Next Week (10/22-10/28)

13. What's at Stake for America's Global Role in the 2012 Election?
When: Mon, Oct 22nd: 5PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: FREE! (limit 2 tickets)
ON SALE: Oct 10th
10:30am - At the window in the Bryan Center
11:00am - Over the phone and online
A Debate Between Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs
The Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture and AGS, with support from the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, the Duke Office of Global Strategy and Programs, the Sanford School of Public Policy, the College Republicans, the College Democrats, the Duke International Relations Association and the Hamilton Society, welcome Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs for a foreign policy debate on October 22, 2012 at Duke’s Page Auditorium. The debate will be moderated by AGS Director, Peter Feaver.
*Service fee may apply
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

14. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, Oct 23rd: 5:30-7PM
Location: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)
Cost: FREE!
Webcast: Watch Here
Contact: Katie Owen
Duke Divinity's Presbyterian/Reformed Student Association and Westminster Fellowship invite you to Theology on Tap, a weekly gathering at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue) in Durham for Christian theological exploration around topics of science, news, culture, and life. Conversation topics rotate weekly. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks provided. All are welcome!

15. Family Weekend Jazz & Djembe Ensembles Concert with Wycliffe Gordon
When: Friday, Oct 26th: 8PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: Students: FREE! | Other: $5 (limit 2 tickets)
Winner of the 2012 DownBeat Critics Poll for trombone and Jazz Journalists Association's 2012 Trombonist of the Year, Wycliffe Gordon is a former member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. In 2007, he was presented with the ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award for his "innovative musical activity as a composer, instrumentalist, performer, and educator in the field of Jazz." His compositions have been performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon and Friends, the Brass Band of Battle Creek and numerous other ensembles in the U.S. and abroad. He has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Horn, Joe Henderson, Eric Reed, Randy Sandke and Branford Marsalis, and many top players from the swing and traditional jazz world.
*Price valid for 2 tickets per ID.
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

16. Reggie Watts
When: Friday, Oct 26th: 8PM
Location: Reynolds Industries Theater
Tickets: Duke Students: $10 | Other: $38
$10 Duke student tickets are nearly sold out for Reggie Watts (we maintain a limit of 200). There are still ample regular price tickets available.
"Reggie Watts is a comedian like platypuses are mammals: weirdly and awesomely" - Rolling Stone
"Deliciously strange" (LA Times), "spectacularly original" (New York Magazine), "a comedic stream of conscious operatic beat-boxing marvel" (Eugene Mirman): Brooklyn's Reggie Watts leaves audiences in convulsions of awed laughter with his whip-smart comedy. A sly provocateur in the mold of Andy Kaufman, Watts "moves seamlessly from skits to songs to off-kilter stand-up" (NY Times), using electronic looping consoles to layer his riffs with vocal percussion symphonies. Now the only comedian praised by Brian Eno for "natural musicality" as well as "sidesplitting wit" brings his solo show to Duke Performances.
*Price valid for 2 tickets per ID.
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

17. The Pitchforks' Fall Classic
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 4PM & 7PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: $10
Founded in 1979, The Pitchforks are the oldest a cappella group at Duke University. We perform across campus and the Durham area throughout the academic year, appearing in venues ranging from dormitories to professional sports arenas. We have sung the national anthem at Chicago Bulls and Duke Basketball games, showcased ourselves before the Queen of Jordan, and even performed in events as wild as Duke's LDOC, when we opened for Ben Folds in the spring of 2009. Two of our recent albums, Bring It Back (2006) and Disconcert (2008), received the CARA Award for Best Male Collegiate Album in the nation, and our latest release, All In (2010), recently won the Runner Up award for the same distinction. Featuring several tracks on national "Best Of" compilations, All In also received the awards for Best Male Collegiate Song and Best Male Collegiate Arrangement with its hit single, "Fireflies." The Fall Classic is held annually in Page Auditorium on the Saturday of Parents Weekend and marks the biggest show of the fall semester. We can't wait to see you there!
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

18. Family Weekend Showcase Concert
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 8PM
Location: Duke Chapel
Tickets: Students: FREE! | Other: $5
Showcase concert featuring three of the Department of Music's largest ensembles!
Duke Chorale – Rodney Wynkoop, director
Duke Symphony Orchestra – Harry Davidson, music director
Duke Wind Symphony – Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, director
*Price valid for 2 tickets per ID.
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

19. DUI Family Weekend Improv-aganza
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 9PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: Students: $10
DUI performs hilarious scenes made up on the spot from audience suggestions in this short-form improv show.

20. Duke MBA High Tech Symposium
When: Tue, Nov 6th: 3-8PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business, Geneen Auditorium
Contact: Reshmi Vadakel
Save the Date! The 2012 Duke MBA High Tech Symposium will be held on Tuesday, November 6th from 3-8pm at the Fuqua School of Business, Geneen Auditorium. Come listen and engage with industry experts on the latest tech trends and best practices.
Who's coming? Get excited! We have an outstanding lineup of keynote speakers and panelists from great companies, including Twitter, Linkedin, Google, Etsy etc.
RSVP now at http://tinyurl.com/DukeMBATechSymposium


Sports Section
Admission to all athletic events is FREE! with your Duke Student ID or Spouse Card!

Volleyball vs. Wake Forest
When: Tues, Oct 16th: 7pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Men's Soccer vs. Presbyterian
When: Tues, Oct 16th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Women's Soccer vs. North Carolina
When: Thurs, Oct 18th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Duke Field Hockey vs. California
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 6PM
Location: Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. Boston College
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Duke Men's Basketball Countdown to Craziness
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 8pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Duke Football vs. North Carolina
When: Sat, Oct 20th: TBD
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium

Women's Soccer vs. Francis Marion
When: Sun, Oct 21st: 2PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. Davidson
When: Tue, Oct 23rd: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Volleyball vs UNC
When: Fri, Oct 26th: 7pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Duke Field Hockey vs. Virginia
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 1PM
Location: Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium

Duke Swimming and Diving Meet
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 2PM
Location: Taishoff Aquatic Pavillion

Volleyball vs NC State
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 7:30pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Men's Basketball vs Western Washington (Exhibition)
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 2pm
Location: Cameron Indoor


Career Center Events
Prepare for your post-Duke life!
Register for all events on the Career Center Website

Graduate Student Career Fair Prep for the Nonprofit & Government Career Fair
When: Wed, Oct 17th: 12PM
Location: Flowers 201
Registration Required

Internship Spotlight Series: Diversity Internship Programs
When: Thurs, Oct 18th: 6-7PM
Location: Social Sciences 124
Registration Required

Career Prep Series for Master's Students: What is Your Brand?
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 12-1PM
Location: Social Sciences 311
Registration Required

Career Prep Series for Master's Students: Academic Career Series: Developing a Teaching Statement
When: Mon, Oct 22nd: 12-1:30PM
Location: Flowers 201
Registration Required

Career Prep Series for Master's Students: Professional Networking Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Thurs, Oct 25th: 2-3:30PM
Location: Perkins Library Breedlove Room
Registration Required

Career Prep Series for Master's Students: Graduate Student Drop-In Advising on West
When: Fri, Oct 26th: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Bryan Center Griffith Board Room
Registration Required


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