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Blog Author:
Brian Njoroge

“If you do not take random naps, you are not living life” - despondent pre-med student after coming from a chemistry lab.

As finals season approaches, most of us find ourselves running low on sleep. CAPS recommends 6-8 hours of sleep to maximize productivity. Although napping daily isn’t advised (sad, right?), such times call for dire measures- in this case should suffice. No one wants to take the bus back to East or Central Campus or walk down the countless steps to your room in Edens (you might as well just go to Wilson if you needed to work out) just to take a nap.  I asked a couple of students- whose napping habits are questionable- for the perfect napping spots around the Campus Center. 

This list is in no preferential order.

It's already November! That means the fall semester is almost over and you may be asking yourself how you missed August, September, and October. Don't worry, it's easy for the semester to fly by so fast; especially with all of the opportunities on campus. To provide you with a quick recap UCAE Student Involvement has compiled a few infographics of semester highlights. Hopefully this fills you with some nostalgia for the past semester and encourages you to seek out new opportunities in the spring. 

Blog Author:
Kyle Fox

This summer has been fairly chaotic around the Bryan Center as the building underwent a massive facelift. When you get to campus this August it’s likely that you won’t even recognize the building. In fact, you’ll probably have many questions. “Where is the post office? Where is the UCAE Finance Team? Where did this futuristic chair come from? Where is all of that natural light coming from?” All good questions that I’m hoping to clear up a little with this blog post; however, you really need to stop by in person on Monday, August 26th for the grand reopening and check it all out for yourself.

Where is everything? That’s a very complex question, but here’s a brief answer: Upstairs, downstairs, and all over the BC. A longer and more detailed answer would layout the location of all of the changes, so here we go:

Your character is a life-long project.

Make it an authentic one.

The Duke Authenticity Project asks you, the first-year student, to dig deep, discover, and explore your values and how they contribute to how you practice leadership. You will join in small and large group discussions, participate in educational workshops, and experience guided reflection with Duke faculty and staff. You will learn how values manifest in your daily life, and how your personal commitment to authenticity is core to your ability to lead, and lead well.

Learn to trust your truth. Sign up for the Duke Authenticity Project.

 

Name:
Patrick Alva Oathout

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Hometown:Houston, TX, USA 

Major: Double Major: Public Policy & Philosophy

Leadership Experiences:Duke Student Government, Executive Vice President, Duke Colloquium Fellows, President and Founder, Spent thesummer in Amman, Jordan teaching English to refugees, Columnist for the Duke Chronicle, Point Scholar

Whether you are an established member of an arts organization or just discovering your passion for the arts, the new Arts Annex is perfect for you!  Opening this fall, the Arts Annex houses new

Welcome back to campus for another exciting school year. If you’ve wondered what we were up to his Summer, let us fill you in. While you were interning in New York City, service-learning with Duke Engage, or studying abroad, the staff in UCAE Student Activities focused our 12 weeks of Summer on making Duke life better for student organizations and student leaders. So, we really didn’t get a summer vacation, but that’s okay: you are worth it!

Last year, we heard organizations and students tell us that student organization life and leadership development opportunities are great, but it could be better.

Here are some highlights of 5 new things that you will see this Fall in response to your feedback and needs.