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This Week (12/02-12/08)

1. Cover Letter Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

2. DISI Information Sessions

3. Mahato Memorial Event - Seminar, Photo Contest, and Scholarship Presentation

4. Impacting Investing: A Conversation with Laurie Spengler, CEO of Enclude

5. GPSC EVENT: Thirsty Thursday at West End Wine Bar

6. Academics and Unseen Publics: Approaches to Putting Yourself and Your Work Online

7. Duke Med Elementary

8. UPWELLING Publication Launch Party

9. DISI Brunch Fundraiser

10. Paperhand Puppet Intervention: The Big Reveal!

Next Week (12/09-12/15)

11. GPSC EVENT: GPSC Spring Student Group Funding Cycle

12. DukeWELL Monthly Seminar: Survival Guide to Holiday Eating

13. Write For You: Journaling Session

Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

GPSC EVENT: Duke Basketball Family Days

NEW THIS WEEK! Duke Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk

Theology on Tap: LAST for the SEMESTER this Tuesday

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

The overlap of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah (or as some are calling it Thanksgivukkah) won't happen again for another 77,798 years. Enjoy the holidays!
FREE Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
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I hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving!
Cheerful classmates,
Here's to sharing a great meal with friends and family... I'm still stuffed and my fridge will be full of (tofu) turkey for days! Recover from your tryptophan comas by getting out this week. The yearly Mahato Memorial Event is this Thursday, join us out later that same day for Thirsty Thursday, or go see a Puppet Show this Sunday!

In other news, see below for your chance to win a 2014 Campout exemption or entrance into the Duke/Syracuse game. [It's a survey to help us improve Basketball Campout 2014.] Also, keep in mind that applications for Young Trustee are still open. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to join the Duke Board of Trustees!
Fumiko Chino

Contact: Duke Basketball Commitee

Please use this survey to have your voice heard regarding the biggest event on campus! We ask everyone to fill out the survey, even if you have never attended campout, or know nothing about it. The survey can be found HERE, and will be open until January 6, 2014. Survey responses are anonymous.
Please encourage everyone to fill out the survey. As an incentive, 5 randomly selected students who complete the survey will be Awarded Exemptions to Campout 2014 OR be one of the first students to come into Cameron for the Syracuse game!!

Thank you and GO DUKE!

Young Trustee Applications are still OPEN.
Contact: Young Trustee Screening Committee

Graduate and Professional Students,
The application for the position of Young Trustee is open.
The Young Trustee serves a two year term as a member of Duke University's Board of Trustees. It is a great opportunity for those of you who would like to represent both the interests of your fellow graduate and professional students and the interests of Duke University at-large.
A detailed description of the role of the Young Trustee, eligibility requirements, and information about the application process can be found HERE.

The deadline to submit applications is December 15, 2013.
Please contact with any questions.

This Week (12/02-11/24)

1. Cover Letter Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Mon, December 2nd: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Flowers 201
Registration Required: HERE
Contact: Career Center
According to employers, job applicants who write persuasive cover letters can surge ahead in the competition for interviews. Cover letters are your opportunity to expand on the information in your resume, tell your story for an employer in a way that makes it explicit how and why you would add value to their organization, and illustrate your communication and persuasion skills all at once. In this workshop you will learn a powerful structure for your cover letters and how to make explicit the fit between what you bring and what the employer wants.

2. DISI Information Sessions
When: Tues, December 3rd and Weds, December 4th: both at 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Fuqua 2008 MBA Classroom (Tues)
LSRC D106 (Weds)
Cost: Free, Pizza Provided
Contact: Jen and Danny (Co-Presidents)
Please attend our info sessions at the end of the year to learn more about the Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) and how you can get involved next semester. We are searching for graduate students of all disciplines who are interested in becoming a Project Manager, Project Innovator, or DISI committee leader starting next semester. This past semester, we had 12 interdisciplinary teams of 79 graduate students working on consulting projects ranging from social media strategy, business development strategy, and impact evaluations for nonprofit and social organizations across North Carolina - learn more on our website!

3. Mahato Memorial Event - Memorial Seminar, "Envisioning the Invisible" Photo Contest, and Mahato Scholarship presentation
When: Thurs, December 5th: starting at 6:00PM
Location: Schiciano Auditorium, CIEMAS Building
Contact: Laila Roudsari
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. This year, the Mahato Memorial Event will begin with a seminar by Samuel W. Droege, a U.S. Geological Survey wildlife researcher, as well as the announcement of the "Envisioning the Invisible" Photo Contest results and presentation of the Mahato Scholarship. There will be a reception with food and drink catered by Raaga immediately following the event, we invite you to join us!

4. Impacting Investing: A Conversation with Laurie Spengler, CEO of Enclude
When: Thurs, December 5th: 6:30-7:30PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business - McClendon Auditorium
Cost: FREE
Registration: HERE
Contact: Janelle Kwan
Join Fuqua’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship for Global Lessons on Leveraging Capacity with Capital for Impact, a dynamic conversation with Laurie Spengler, CEO of Enclude, (formerly ShoreBank International and Triodos Facet). Enclude is a newly merged global professional advisory firm that influences over $250MM of impact investing capital and capacity development. This is a wonderful opportunity for those directly interested in impact investing as well as those who simply want to learn more!

5. GPSC Event: Thirsty Thursday at West End Wine Bar
When: Thurs, December 5th: starting at 9:00PM
Location: West End Wine Bar (601 W. Main St.)
Cost: FREE with your DUKE Student ID, no RSVP required
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
Winter is coming, so bring your fanciest cocktail clothes and class it up with your fellow graduate and professional students at West End Wine Bar.

6. Academics and Unseen Publics: Approaches to Putting Yourself and Your Work Online
When: Fri, December 6th: 11:30AM-1:00PM
Location: Old Chemistry 011
Registration: HERE
Contact: Hannah Rozear
Lunch provided to registered attendees. Seating is limited. A panel of Duke faculty, students, and staff will discuss the ways they engage in social media like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, and offer their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of taking one's research and academic self online. Discussion will be framed and moderated by Duke University Libraries Coordinator of Scholarly Communication Technology, Paolo Mangiafico. This event is part of the Libraries' Managing Your Research workshop series.

7. Duke Med Elementary
When: Fri, December 6th: 11:50AM-1:00PM
Location: Trent Semans Center for Health Education - Amphitheater
Contact: Taylor Broome
Duke Med Elementary is looking for volunteers to help with our program on Friday December 6th. We will working with a group of 3rd graders to teach them the basics of the cardiovascular system. It is a very fun and hands-on event!

8. UPWELLING Publication Launch Party
When: Fri, December 6th: 3:00-5:00PM
Location: Hug Commons, LSRC
Contact: Alexis Bolton
Join the Ocean Policy Working Group to celebrate the launch of our inaugural bi-annual publication UPWELLING featuring ocean related photos, articles and resources prepared by Duke students & faculty. Beer, wine and light snacks will be provided. Everyone welcome.

9. DISI Brunch Fundraiser
When: Sat, December 7th: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Rubenstein Hall 200
Cost: Free attendance, suggested donations
Contact: Jen and Danny (Co-Presidents)
Please join us for the Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI)'s first annual Brunch Fundraiser! We will be inviting our nonprofit Partners to meet DISI leaders, teams, and members, while enjoying delicious brunch and mimosas. Project teams will have an opportunity to showcase their work and discuss their experience with DISI. Those interested in working on projects in the future are encouraged to attend and learn about DISI - join our listserv here!

10. Paperhand Puppet Intervention: The Big Reveal!
When: Sun, December 8th: 2:00-3:00PM
Location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens (Doris Duke Center)
Cost: $15; $12 Gardens members & Duke students/staff; $8 for children under age 14
Registration: 919-668-1707
Contact: Sara Smith
Enjoy this vigorous variety show for all ages. Explore the world of puppetry and fun with N.C.'s own cardboard cowboys, Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Featuring rod puppets, masks, giant puppets and shadows, this showcase of Paperhand's work will be a delight for young and old. Join your friendly neighborhood puppeteers for an afternoon of story, adventure, comedy and inspiration. Registration required. Parking fees apply.

Next Week (12/09-12/15)

11. GPSC Event: GPSC Spring Student Group Funding Cycle
When: Application available on Mon, December 9th; Applications due Tues, January 14th at noon
Contact: Abigail LaBella
On Monday December 9th, applications for the spring funding cycle will open. To be eligible for student group funding, groups need to be affiliated with DukeGroups and have a fundcode issued by UCAE. For full guidelines see the GPSC funding website. Please see next week's GPSC news for the application link and details on office hours.

12. DukeWELL Monthly Seminar: Survival Guide to Holiday Eating
When: Thurs, December 12th: 5:30-7:00PM
Location: Center for Living, Integrative Medicine Building, Room AB
Registration Required: Call 919-416-DUKE (3853)
Contact: 919-416-DUKE (3853)
The holidays are right around the corner! Making a plan now can help you to enjoy the various treats the season has to offer, while keeping your health goals ontrack. Celebrate the good times this year, and learn some tips for an enlightened approach to holiday eating. Learn strategies for navigating holiday buffets, explore options for creating healthy holiday dinners and develop a plan of action for surviving holiday parties.

13. Write For You: Journaling Session
When: Fri, November 22nd: starting at 6:30PM
Location: Duke Cancer Center - 0 Level Conference Room
RSVP: No RSVP required
Contact: Tamara Kissane
Learn how journaling can help you express emotions and thoughts, reduce anxiety, promote creativity, and help plan and organize your life.These journaling sessions are open to Duke staff, patients, visitors, loved ones and the public. Journals will be provided. No experience necessary.

Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

GPSC Event: Basketball Family Games
Contact: Duke Basketball Commitee

Duke Men's Basketball Family Games are back! These family games, with expanded seating opportunities, will be held on:

Mon. Dec 16 vs. Gardner-Webb, 7pm
Sat. Dec 28 vs. Eastern Michigan, 2pm

Seating for the above games will be LIMITED! We urge those wishing to take advantage of this great offer to arrive early! Distribution will begin at the graduate student entrance to Cameron two hours prior to tipoff on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students with a valid Duke Graduate Student ID can receive up to four (4) wristbands for the family games. All guests must be present for wristbands to be distributed. For further information on Men's Basketball policies please consult the Duke GPSC Basketball site.

NEW THIS WEEK! Duke Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk
When: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN; Race day is Sat, March 22nd: check in at 7:00AM
Location: Al Buehler Trail, Duke Forest
Cost: Non-timed walk/run: $25, Timed run: $30 (Save $5 by pre-registering)
Registration: HERE
Contact: Fatima Rangwala, MD
Mark your calendars! The Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancers Program is hosting its 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk in honor and celebration of those whose lives have been touched by colorectal cancer. Together we can make a difference with your support and involvement. Race day is March 22nd, 2014.

Theology on Tap: 1st, 3rd and 5th TUESDAYS
When: Last for the season on Tuesday, 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 for the topics for each week throughout the fall! We'll provide non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, and rich conversation; Fullsteam beer is on you!

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.

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