Happy Women's History Month!
Happy Women's History Month!

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March 7, 2023
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Dear students,
It's the week before spring break – not that we have to tell you that! We've spoken with so many students recently who are feeling the pressure and the excitement of reaching this checkpoint.
Whether you're a sophomore who's ready to declare a major or a senior who's all too aware that there are only 70(ish) days left, we hope you're leaning into the growth that comes with spring. Amid deadlines and midterms, please take care of yourselves and those around you.
We also want to wish you a happy start to Women's History Month! In the next few weeks, look out for events to celebrate women's contributions to our society and opportunities to fight for gender equality. Next up is the Duke Women's Center's Reproductive Justice Symposium tomorrow (3/8).
If you're staying on campus through break, check out the Academic Guides' Staycation 2023 programming. We're looking forward to seeing many of you in Spring Breakthrough classes too.
One more reminder: masks are still required on Duke buses. Please help us mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by masking up in shared spaces.
We'll see you again when classes resume – the same week that March Madness begins. Can you tell we're already excited?
Go Duke,
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost of Student Affairs
Candis Watts Smith, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
QuadEx Updates

Last week to apply – ExO '23 Orientation Leaders

As an Orientation Leader, you can become new students’ first impression of Duke University. Orientation Leaders get to fully participate in their project, including all field trips, adventures, small groups, activities and more. All OLs can expect to grow and develop as a leader as they lead a small cohort of new Duke students.
Apply by Friday, March 10! Please contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs (studentorientation@duke.edu) with any questions!
Engagement Opportunities

Duke Reproductive Justice Symposium

Passionate about reproductive justice? Concerned about the repeal of Roe v. Wade? Want to share your opinion and learn more about what other students are saying about reproductive rights and access? Join the Duke Women’s Center on Wednesday March 8, for the 2023 Reproductive Justice Symposium.
This event will feature several student-moderated panels of content-matter experts on reproductive justice topics, like Black maternal health, abortion care and access, the intersections of faith and reproductive rights, and more. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Megan Huchko from the Duke Global Health Institute with welcoming remarks from Dr. Neil Siegel of Duke Law. Breakfast/lunch provided to registered participants.
To register, visit https://bit.ly/ReProJoCo23.

Meet with the Young Trustee Finalists

The meeting with the Young Trustee finalists will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Rubenstein Library, Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Room 153). We encourage all undergraduate students to attend the meeting (or watch the recording) and provide feedback on the Young Trustee finalists.
Those who attend the meeting on March 21 in Rubenstein Library, Room 153 will be provided with pizza following the event. In addition, there will be a raffle for prizes. Only those individuals who attended the meeting or watched the recording and submitted a feedback survey will be eligible for the raffle. To register and for more information, please visit https://trustees.duke.edu/young-trustee.

Interested in grad school?

The Graduate School 101 Workshop Series explores what graduate school entails across all disciplines. These workshops include a timeline for all of the things that go into applying to graduate school like information on how to choose programs to apply to, the GRE, how to identify mentors, whom to ask for letters of recommendation, and getting started on a personal statement.
Find a full list of workshop offerings here. The first one is on March 22. Sign up for one or all!
This series is a URS Collaboration with the Academic Deans, Academic Guides, Academic Resource Center, Directors of Academic Engagement, and the Office of Scholars and Fellows.

Extended deadline – Duke Student Alumni Board (DSAB) Applications

The Duke Student Alumni Board (DSAB) – an advisory and community group housed in Duke Alumni Engagement and Development (AED) – works to foster communication and collaboration between students and alumni. Board members are chosen from across the entire student body population of Duke to reflect the diversity of the student experience.
Deadline for applications is March 29. Learn more and apply here!

Learn about Nationally Competitive Scholarships

The Rhodes, the Marshall, the Mitchell, the Fulbright.... Whether you already know you want to apply or you've only heard of these scholarships in passing and want to know what they are, the Duke Office of University Scholars and Fellows is hosting several events for you. Visit the OUSF website to learn more!
Pro Tip of the Week

Staying on campus over spring break?

The Academic Guides have organized a full week of events for students who will be on campus over spring break. Whether you're interested in outdoor recreation or learning more about mental health, visit https://tinyurl.com/staycation2023 for the full lineup and registration links. 

Sign up for the Duke Lyft Pilot Program

Duke Student Government (DSG) has partnered with Duke Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) to launch the Duke Lyft Late Night pilot program. The program will run from March 23 to April 19, offering undergraduates a subsidized ride between Duke West Campus, East Campus, or Swift Avenue Apartments.
To learn more – and to claim your pass by signing the waiver before March 22 – visit the program's webpage here.

If you received an email about the National College Health Assessment survey...

Help us help you do well at Duke! The Duke Student Wellness Center (DuWell) is administering the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) web survey to assess the health and wellness of students at Duke.
If you are one of the lucky students selected to take part in this survey, we hope you will take the time to do so by March 10! The data collected will help us ensure programs and services are available to help support you and your peers during your time at Duke. If you have any questions about the NCHA web survey please contact Tom Szigethy, Associate Dean/Director of DuWell (ts86@duke.edu).

Chanticleer Self-Submissions are Open

Have photos that document your favorite Duke experiences? Club group photos, candids, research, memes, study away, accomplishments, etc. – all are welcome!
Submit to the Chanticleer for consideration by emailing etx2@duke.edu with this email heading format: "Yearbook submission [first and last name]_'Twas the week before spring break...". Mobile phone photos are fine, but high-resolution is preferred!
If you're a senior and you still need to order your yearbook, do so before the prices go up!
Resource Highlights

OUE/Duke Testing Center (GRE, Praxis, TOEFL)

Duke Testing Center is now an official ETS site offering GRE, Praxis, and TOEFL exams. Students can visit ets.org to schedule an exam appointment and take their test on campus.

Student organization funding available!

Duke Alumni Engagement and Development is excited to announce a new way to support student organizations with their events, activities and programming which help facilitate student-alumni interaction and engagement. Preference will be given to activities that:
  • Bring alumni back to campus or connect alumni directly with campus/students in a specific way
  • Inspire Blue Devil spirit
  • Encourage collaboration amongst different groups on campus
Learn more and apply for funding here.
Spotted on Campus

Making Zines with the Center for Multicultural Affairs

CMA has been leading zine-making workshops this semester, in anticipation of its 50th anniversary celebration on March 21. They've been a success so far, and the most recent workshop was no exception! Photo by Todd Anderson.
Photo of students cutting and pasting materials for zines
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