Get connected and find activities around Duke!
Get connected and find activities around Duke!

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          October 4, 2023

Now that we are more than a month into the school year, we hope that you're settling in, feeling at home, and making new connections with the students around you.
Below you will find all the upcoming events and resources happening around campus and beyond! Whether you are Crafting on East, celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month at Coming Out Day or busting out the Halloween decorations, we hope to see you out on campus.
We also wanted to remind you that last month we celebrated National Voter Registration Day with Duke Votes, a nonpartisan, student-led organization that aims to register, educate, and mobilize the Duke community to vote.
Thank you for being active members of our community!
Engagement Opportunities
Why Can't I Focus? On Email, Smartphones, and the Age of Distraction
Featuring Cal Newport

The Fall 2023 Crown Distinguished Lecture will feature Cal Newport, covering collisions of technology and society, as well as digital wellness in a distracting world. The lecture will take place in Penn Pavilion on Thursday, October 5th from 5-6pm, and include a pre-reception beforehand.

Register for this event here!
DEMAN Weekend

You are invited to DEMAN Weekend where you will meet Blue Devils at the top of their fields! Join us on October 20th & 21st at the Rubenstein Arts Center.

Whether you’re pursuing a career in entertainment, media, the arts, or just curious about meeting alumni in the creative world, #DEMANWeekend is your ticket to connect, engage, and celebrate the vibrant intersection of arts and industry. 

Find more information and register here!

Managing Conflict with Confidence Series

The Office of the Ombuds is hosting a monthly community discussion series to enhance conflict competencies and promote a conflict wellness culture. The Managing Conflict with Confidence Series will be held the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 -2:00 PM. Let’s connect as a community, learn to engage with conflict constructively, and grow our conflict repertoire.

The Connection Project

Are you a first-year student interested in connecting with new people or strengthening your relationships? The Connection Project wants to invite you to Connect the Dots: The Connection Project Retreat at the East Campus Coffeehouse on Saturday, October 7 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Come join us for student-led games, other connection-themed activities, and a provided lunch as we reflect on the year so far and look toward the future! Please RSVP on DukeGroups (not required but appreciated!).

Not a first-year student but know someone who is? Send a personal invitation to them with our online form!
Duke’s Centennial Kick-Off Celebration

In 2024, Duke University will launch a celebration of its centennial. While this moment in time provides us the opportunity to reflect on Duke’s extraordinary past, it also allows us to establish ourselves as the community developing the culture of the next 100 years at Duke. Mark your calendars for the Centennial Kick-Off Celebration on January 9, 2024, at 4 p.m. in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The celebration will feature musical and dance performances, special guests, multimedia elements, and more! The After Glow Reception and Winter Chill events will follow on K-ville, with food, beverages, swag and activities!

Check out the Centennial website and stay tuned for more details including how to secure your free ticket!
Upcoming Emergency Text Communications

Your safety matters, and being prepared in emergencies is key. Duke University is conducting its next emergency notification system test on Wednesday, October 11 at 10 AM. All members of the Duke community are encouraged to review evacuation procedures and ensure they're registered for text messaging alerts. Find out how to stay informed and safe during any crisis – read more in the full article!

Resource Highlights
Timely Care

Virtual care from anywhere. Otherwise known as everywhere. Counselors, mental health professionals, and more.
Timely care provides 24/7 virtual mental health support to all students at no cost through talk now and scheduled appointments. Locate this resource and begin the process here!
Updates from CAPS

CAPS now offers 24/7 confidential mental health and crisis management services by calling 919-660-1000x2. For non-urgent concerns regarding a student's behavior or well-being, submit a DukeReach Report
For emergencies call Duke Police, 919-684-2444 or 911.
Spotted on Campus
DEI Reverse Fair

20+ Student Groups set up tables while employers circulated Penn Pavilion learning about the student organizations’ missions, priorities, and accomplishments. Employers also shared information about their companies, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and career opportunities.
Duke students celebrating the last day of classes
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