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Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

media:document:f10de899-3f4c-4e71-a0af-581e4d5ba436 Interested in what Duke NPHC has been up to during the past semester?  Check out the Fall 2015 NPHC Newsletter below.

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Duke Student Health Nutrition

Thumbnail Exams are almost over – chances are you’ve adapted pretty well to your school eating routines by now – whether it’s eating with friends or grabbing a bite on the way to the next class or meeting. But wouldn’t you know it, the holidays are just around the corner and everything is about to change again.  The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, but they are usually associated with a lot of food and eating: for some this can be challenging. Consider using some of the following tips to stay well and focused during this time. 

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Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Thumbnail This the past weekend, current members and alumni of the Kappa Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. gathered to celebrate and reflect upon 40 years of change, growth, and achievement at Duke and beyond.  Congratulations to the Kappa Omicron chapter for celebrating their 40th anniversary at Duke!

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Michael Tran

Adium is a unified communications application that provides instant messaging (IM) using Duke University's Jabber system.

 

Setting up Adium for the first time (If you need to "Edit your preexisitng Adium settings" skip to below)

Go to your Applications Folder

Select Adium.app

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Select contiune at the welcome page

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From the dropdown box select: XMPP (Jabber)

NetID@duke.edu

Your Duke NetID password

Duke Students Create a New Communications Club in Italy
Duke students, Katherine Reed and Kali Shulklapper, help create a new academic club, The Umbra Voice, for journalism and communications studies at the Umbra Institute, in Italy.

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Duke Today

Duke University's director of intercultural programs discusses how Duke students can be global without going abroad.

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Valerie Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Dear Parents,

You have likely heard of the many protests occurring on our nation’s campuses concerning issues of diversity, inclusion, and equal treatment. Duke is not immune to these discussions, nor should we be. Our outstanding students are challenging us to do better in these areas, their expectations pressing us to a higher standard.

As a stimulus for new ideas and creativity, diversity is at the core of a liberal arts education—and at the very core of our institutional values. Duke is now more diverse—in race, ethnicity, gender, economic standing, academic discipline and intellectual inquiry—than it has ever been. This is as it should be, because we learn the most from those who are different from ourselves. But we are by no means done, and never will be.

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Parent & Families Program

On behalf of Parent & Family Programs, The Dean of Students Office, and the entire Duke University community, we would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all who joined us for Family Weekend 2015! This three-day celebration literally would not be possible without the many parents, families, and friends of Duke current students and alumni. This year we recorded 1300+ parent and family registrations and welcomed approximately 3,200 total guests, a 20% increase from the previous year! Again, you all made it happen!

With events happening all over campus throughout the weekend, our office partnered with many Duke faculty and staff members to provide a memorable experience for everyone. Some of the highlighted events included:

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Nikki S.Z. Smith, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Duke Career Center, and Emma Welch ’16 following an event by the same name for first-year students

First-year students joined in a panel style conversation last night with William Wright-Swadel, the Fannie Mitchell Executive Director of the Career Center and David Ong, the Senior Director of Corporate Recruiting for Maximus, and two undergraduate seniors Emma Welch and Zamantha Granados. The goal was to help first-year students maximize their four years at Duke and begin early preparation for the career searches that would come in their later years. The group discussed everything from how to write your first resume to how to begin networking as early as possible. Read more about the questions and answers below:

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Elizabeth Hoyler, '16

With senior year comes the rhetoric of the ultimates, the finals, the last-times. Planning for my family’s Thanksgiving this year has proved no different. “I told your cousins that this was your last Thanksgiving, so they’re coming up!” my mom told me on the phone last week. What? My “last” Thanksgiving?

I wanted to tell my mom that she was wrong. This isn’t going to be my “last” Thanksgiving like it was my last time book-bagging, last fall in Durham, or anything of the like. But as I think about it more, her comment seems less dramatic and more pragmatic.

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