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Warmest wishes to you and yours for the Holidays!
Chilly college class,
This is our last GPSCNews for 2013 and I'd like to personally thank everyone for coming to events, meeting new Duke friends and experiencing life outside the lab/office/library. This week is your chance to apply for Spring funds, help Raise money for NC Special Olympics and to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
Also mark your calendar because we're excited to announce GPSC's first ever New Year's Day POTLUCK! If you're in town for the new year, please join us at the GPSC House for good food, friendship and New Year cheer!
See you in 2014! Stay warm!
P.S. Don't forget, there is 1) still two more Duke Men's Basketball Family Days left this year and 2) still a chance for you to help us improve Campout! See below for more details!
This Week (12/09-12/15)
1. GPSC Event: GPSC Spring Student Group Funding Cycle
When: Application OPEN NOW
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 and details on affiliating see the GPSC funding website. The application can be found HERE.
2. GPSC Event: GPSC Spring Funding Office Hours
When: Tues, December 10th: 11:45-1:00PM
Location: The Perk in the Perkins Library
Contact: Abigail LaBella
If you have questions about the Spring GPSC student group funding cycle please stop by the Perk during our office hours. Both the GPSC Student Group Liaison and the Treasurer will be available to answer your questions. We will hold a second office hours session on Monday January 13th.
3. Celebrate SantaCon + Support Special Olympics of North Carolina
When: Tues, December 10th: starting at 9:00PM
Location: Downtown Durham (Schedule Distributed Day Of)
Cost: $5 Donation
RSVP: Via our Facebook Page
Join Duke MBA Games in your most festive holiday attire to ring in SantaCon 2013. Your favorite bars in Downtown Durham will be offering exclusive drink specials. $5 donations and a portion of all bar proceeds will be awarded to Special Olympics of North Carolina.)
4. EGSC/BME Student Seminar Series
When: Weds, December 11th: 12:20PM
Location: CIEMAS Schiciano A
Cost: FREE, lunch provided
Contact: Lily Kuo
Classes may be over, but learning from your peers is about to become more AWESOME: the second EGSC/BME Co-Sponsored Student Seminar is coming up. We've got two incredible BME graduate students presenting, Peter Hollender with "Using Ultrasound to Image the Heart's Material Properties: Guidance for Ablation Therapy" and Vrad Leveringpresenting "Dynamic Fouling Release in Catheters Utilizing Surface Deformation". Come by for lunch at 12 pm, and get excited to hear Peter and Vrad speak at 12:20 pm!
5. Write For You: Journaling Session
When: Fri, December 13th: 11:00-11:45AM
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.
6. Duke Grad and Professional Habitat for Humanity Workday
When: Sat, December 14th: 12:30-3:30PM
Location: TBA in Durham, NC
Registration: Required, please email Andre Van Rynbach by December 11th
Contact: Andre Van Rynbach
Come build houses with Habitat for Humanity! The volunteer shift is on December 14 from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Sign up by emailing Andre by Wednesday December 11. Those who sign up will receive an email by Thursday with other pertinent details including directions to the worksite and information about carpooling. Lunch will be provided at the site. Co-Sponsored by GPSC.
7. Help Duke MBA Games Raise $2000
When: Survey expires on Sun, December 15th
Contact: Linda Shi
Please take the Graduate School Benchmark Survey to help Duke MBA Games Raise $2000 before Winter Break. With each survey completed, Special Olympics of North Carolina receives $8. In the spirit of the holidays, give 15-20 minutes to this worthy cause!
8. Young Trustee Applications
When: Applications due on Sun, December 15th
Contact: Young Trustee Screening Committee
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.
Next Week (12/16-12/22) and BEYOND
9. Come see the Duke Women’s Basketball Team take on the UConn Huskies!
When: Tues, December 17th: starting at 7:00PM
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium
Cost: Free with your Duke Student ID
Contact: Duke Basketball Commitee
Come out on Tuesday, December 17 to see two of the top teams in the country go head-to-head! As a promotion for graduate and professional students, Duke Santa hats will be given out at the door, and randomly selected students will win a pair of tickets to the Duke Football bowl game or a full no-questions-asked exemption to Campout 2014. Come out and support our Undefeated Duke Women's Team! LET’S GO DUKE!
10. Dog Adoption Day
When: Thurs, December 19th: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Duke Chapel
Contact: Sara at (919) 684-8150
As part of the annual Christmas Open House, the adorable - and adoptable! - pups from Independent Animal Rescue will be on the Chapel's side lawn from noon until 1:00 p.m. Come play with the dogs and maybe, just maybe, meet your new best friend! For more information, call Sara at (919) 684-8150 or visit the IAR website.
11. Duke Research Scholars Program
When: Sign up to mentor students by Fri, December 20th
Contact: Akhil Sharma
The Duke Research Scholars Program connects bright Duke undergraduates with labs early in their career. Graduate students, research associates, post docs, and even PIs help the students become immersed in the laboratory environment. The students are committed 5-10 hours during the spring semester and are among the brightest of Duke's undergraduate population, selected from a pool of over 200 applications. Sign up to be a mentor today at sites.duke.edu/dukersp.
12. Fremont Rural Health Clinic
When: Sat, December 21st: 7:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Fremont, NC (107 East Ward Street)
Contact: Fremont Rural Health Clinic
Join us at the Fremont clinic, a student-run free clinic in rural Fremont, NC. Medical students provide basic care including chronic disease management, acute care, physicals, etc., under the supervision of a local physician. Transportation provided.
13. GPSC EVENT: New Year's Day Potluck Dinner
When: Weds, January 1st: starting at 6:00PM
Location: GPSC House: 306 Alexander Ave, Durham, NC
Cost: One dish to share
RSVP: RSVP required, deadline is December 20th
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
If you'll be in town over winter break, come share your first dinner of 2014 with your fellow graduate and professional students at the GPSC house! We will provide meat (probably ham) and some festive drinks, and you provide a dish of your choosing. Please see the Facebook event for more information!
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.
Help make CAMPOUT 2014 Better!
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!
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)
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.
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
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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