Pizza Competition

 Kyle Rosch, Director of Operations for Il Forno, located in the Brodhead Center on Duke’s west campus, continued his dominance in the annual Pizza Pizzazz competition by winning his third “Best of the Midwest” title. Rosch was one of 45 bakers in the prestigious pizza contest, emceed by Iron Chef America Judge, Mario Rizzotti, and held at the third-annual Mid-America Restaurant Expo in January at the Columbus, OH Convention Center.

Blog Author:
Christina Plante, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
Class of 2022 photo on the lawn

Common feedback we receive from first-year students is wishing they knew about some of our Career Center resources earlier. To eliminate this, we have compiled our most relevant and sought-after resources that will help you explore career options, get started looking for experiential opportunities, and stay informed.

Blog Author:
Maggie Peterson & Uwa Ihionkhan

Below is the transcript of a February 2019 podcast hosted by the Office of Parent and Family Programs at Duke. If you would like to listen to the podcast on Soundcloud please click this link.


Narrator: You are listening to the Duke University Parent and Families Podcast.

Maggie: Hello, my name is Maggie Peterson from the Office of Parent and Family Programs at Duke University. We are here today with Uwa Ihionkhan from Duke Student Government. Thank you for being here today! Can you please tell us your name, hometown, major, and class year at Duke?

Blog Author:
Emilie Dye, Director for Student Engagement

To our Fraternity & Sorority Families & Friends:

As the recruitment and intake season for Spring 2019 comes to a close, we wanted to send a note to you all introducing what fraternity/sorority membership at Duke is all about. Many of your students – over 550 – made the decision to join our community this semester, and we are excited for the experiences to come.

Fraternity & Sorority Life at Duke serves to complement the mission of the University through four areas:

Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

First years, are you still looking for a something awesome to do this summer? Well, you are in luck, we have quite a few different ideas and resources to keep you preoccupied this summer and allow you the opportunity to grow and develop professionally!

Blog Author:
Elena Cavallero

As one of the most glamorous and exotic destinations in Asia, Hong Kong is a special administrative region located on the southern coast of the People Republic of China. The name Hong Kong translates into “fragrant harbor” traditionally due to the natural sweet water and the incense factories that would lie on the banks.

Occupied by the British and Japanese for a long time, it officially became independent in 1997 and is nowadays considered one of the most important financial centers and expensive cities with a GDP of 412 billion dollars. Hong Kong is also one of the most densely populated places on the planet with a characteristic architecture featuring Cantonese and colonial traditions.

Blog Author:
Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

You’re studying engineering–whether mechanical, biomedical, civil, chemical…the answer to that question has endless possibilities.  

Did you know that Roush Fenway Racing’s NASCAR driver, Ryan Newman, graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering?  While it wasn’t a direct line to his dream of becoming a race car driver, he is quoted in a Purdue College of Engineering News article “Educated racer” as saying, “Because of my schooling, I have a common language with the engineers on my team. We understand each other. So when we go to make a change on the race car, we are more likely to do it the right way the first time, and that definitely helps the entire team.”   


                                  Valentine’s Day at The Commons

Pre Fixe Dinner for Two
Thursday, February 14, 2019

$75 per couple 

Make your reservations here
or call: 919-684-4618

All reservations must be received by February 12th at 5pm.


First Course:
(choice of two)

Blog Author:
Eva Hong

Rwanda is a country in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated. Nicknamed “Land of a Thousand Hills,” its geography is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country.


Jewish Life Logo

Duke Dining and Jewish Life at Duke have collaborated to offer special events at the Freeman Center! Please see below for February's schedule:

Best Jewish Family Recipe Contest: 2/18-3/1

Submit your favorite Jewish family recipe between 2/18 and 3/1 to

Submissions will be reviewed and the winning recipes will be featured on the dinner menu at the Freeman Center!

Winners will be announced after Spring Break.


Taco Tuesdays

Beginning 2/12 the Freeman Center will be offering tacos once a month on Tuesdays!