Homecoming 2013 Schedule

HomecomingHomecoming is set for the weekend of September 27-29.

If you have any schedule additions, please email them to lisa.dilts@daa.duke.edu.


Thursday, September 26

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
What Is The Value of an Advanced Degree (Master's/Ph.D.) for Me as a Latino/a?
Center for Multicultural Affairs, lower level, Bryan Center
Administrators, students, faculty, and Alumni come together to discuss the value of a research degree (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.) for the Latino/a scholar.  Does this talented pool stay in academia?  Where are the job prospects?  Are there roadblocks and stereotypes of the Latino scholar?  These and other questions will be addressed.  Dr. J. Alan Kendrick from the Graduate School will lead this informative “roundtable discussion”.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
DUHLAA National Conference Receptions
Center for Multicultural Affairs, lower level, Bryan Center
Come join DUHLAA’s Board, other Latino alumni, Latino students, faculty, and administrators as we reminisce over yesteryear and talk about plans for the future.  Stop by for some refreshing beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and great conversation!

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Un Café con Duke’s 1st Generation Latinos
Center for Multicultural Affairs, lower level, Bryan Center
Join DUHLAA in meeting with current 1st Gen Latino Students.  Come show your support for them, find out how the first generation community at Duke has evolved, and join in the discussion of what the future may hold in store for 1st Gen Latino students at Duke.  Coffee and pan dulce (baked goods) will be served.
 


Friday, September 27, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
DUHLAA Board of Directors Meeting
Brigs at the Park, Park West Crossing Shopping Ctr, 4900 NC Hwy 55, Durham, NC 27713
This is a closed meeting—DUHLAA Board Members only

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
DUHLAA Board of Directors Workshop
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 2138 Campus Drive 
DUHLAA Board Members will meet with key Administrators for a private conversation about DUHLAA and how it may offer assistance to the Latino community at Duke.  Invitation only

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
DUHLAA National Conference Luncheon
Under the Large Tent - Krzyzewskiville Quad (in front of Card Gym)
Come join DUHLAA as it hosts an elegant Luncheon.  A white tablecloth lunch will be served as 2 Guest Speakers (tbd) will talk about Duke and its Latino Community.  A lively table-side discussion will ensue as everyone is encouraged to enjoy their meal and conversation.  Alumni may register via the DUHLAA National Conference and Homecoming registration site; invited students will receive a RSVP link via their invitation email.

Noon – 9:00 p.m.
Homecoming Hub
Krzyzewskiville Quad (in front of Card Gym)
The Homecoming Hub is the place to be when you arrive on campus. Pick up your Homecoming packet, enjoy free snacks and beverages, and connect with other alumni returning to campus to celebrate this Duke tradition.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The DiVE (Duke immersive Virtual Environment)
Fitzpatrick Center, Room 1667A
Come explore this 10-foot-square room with computer-generated displays on walls, ceiling and floor that create a three dimensional world. Stereo goggles and a special wand help immerse visitors in worlds that react to where they look, step and reach. This NSF-funded facility promotes novel research in scientific visualization, cognitive studies, and is heavily used in teaching science, humanities, and art. Projects include a virtual brain for teaching neuroanatomy, and recreations of historical places, such as Soloman’s Temple, the Crystal Palace, and the Roman Colosseum. The space can only accommodate 5 people every 15 minutes; available on a first-come, first-served basis.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
DUHLAA "Open Table Discussion"
Center for Multicultural Affairs, lower level, Bryan Center
This year’s National Conference ‘Open Table Discussion’ is titled: “Duke and its Latino Community – How to make improvements in relations, recruitment/representation, and on-campus support”.  Our Guest Speaker will be Dr. Benjamin Reese – VP of the Office for Institutional Equity.  After Dr. Reese’s speech, join DUHLAA’s Board, other Latino alumni, Latino students, faculty, and administrators as we discuss possible ways to make improvements for the Latino community at Duke.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame and Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Academic and Athletic Excellence Tour 1
Tour meets at the check-in table at the Homecoming Hub

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Alumni Admissions Information Session
Room 05, Sanford School of Public Policy (lower level)
Christoph Guttentag, dean of undergraduate admissions, will explain the process and challenges of selecting the entering class of undergraduates each year, as well as the admissions process for children and grandchildren of alumni. Carole LeVine ’86, director of alumni admissions program, will also be on hand to answer questions.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Grand Opening of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Bryan Center
The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (formerly the Center for LGBT Life) invites everyone to participate in the Grand Opening of the new Center space on the main floor of the Bryan Center. Come see the new space, meet students and staff, and greet other alums! Refreshments will be served following a brief program.

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
DUHLAA National Conference Reception
Center for Multicultural Affairs, lower level, Bryan Center
Come join DUHLAA’s Board, other Latino alumni, Latino students, faculty, and administrators as we reminisce over yesteryear, recap the events of the day, and talk about plans for the future.  Stop by for some refreshing beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and great conversation!

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
An Informal Conversation with Kelly Brownell, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Dean Brownell, learn about his research, what he’s heard and learned since he’s been on the job, and the course he’s charting for the school. Question and answer session will be part of this dynamic dialogue. Wine and cheese reception will follow.

6:15 – 7:15pm
Shabbat Services
1415 Faber Street (located at the corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue)
Join the Jewish Life at Duke community for student-led conservative and reform Shabbat Services.

6:50 p.m.
2013 Homecoming Yardshow
Duke Chapel Steps
Celebrating 50 years of Black students at Duke University and taking it back to where Black Greek life on campus began!

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
DUHLAA National Conference Dinner
Piazza Italia, 905 West Main St., Brightleaf Square
Join DUHLAA for a nice informal dinner at Piazza Italia in Brightleaf Square, and enjoy further conversation about DUHLAA and memories of Duke.  There will be a Guest Speaker (tbd) who will talk about Duke and its Latino community. Alumni may register via the DUHLAA National Conference and Homecoming registration site; invited students will receive a RSVP link via their invitation email.

7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Shabbat Services Dinner
1415 Faber Street (located at the corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue)
Enjoy a delicious kosher family-style Shabbat dinner with Jewish Life at Duke community. Please RSVP for dinner ($18/per person) at jewishlife@duke.edu or call 919.684.1949.

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Duke Chapel Choir Reunion
Duke Chapel

  • 7:30 – 9:30: rehearsal
  • 9:30 – 10:30: welcome reception

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Graduate School Reception
Scharf Hall, Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Academic and Athletic Excellence (next to Cameron Indoor Stadium)

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
President Brodhead’s Homecoming Dance
Tent on Krzyzewskiville Quad and Wilson Gym, West Campus 
This highlight event takes place in the Wilson gym basketball court and under a giant tent on K-ville Quad… a true Duke tradition not to be missed! Light reception fare, beverages, a live band, and student performers add to the festive atmosphere. 

**All guests must enter the dance from the tent on Krzyzewskiville Quad on the side closest to Cameron (just in front of the Wilson Center); walkway from IM Building to Wilson will be closed. 
 

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Homecoming Hub
Scharf Hall, Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Academic and Athletic Excellence (next to Cameron Indoor Stadium)

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art
Nasher Museum of Art

10:00 a.m. – Noon  Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
Men's Basketball Open Practice
Cameron Indoor Stadium
General public parking for fans attending the men’s basketball open practice is available in the Football General Public Parking lots located on Circuit Drive – Chemistry Lot, Small Circuit Lot, Large Circuit Lot, and PG9. There is a $10 charge to park (cash only) and the lots open at 7 a.m. All football general public parking lots located on Circuit Drive are park and walk lots.

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open House for Wesley Fellowship, United Methodist Ministry
Wesley House, 106 N. Buchanan Blvd.
Join all the generations of United Methodists from Duke (Methodist Student Movement, Community Two, and Wesley Fellowship) for the 30th Anniversary celebration of The Wesley Fellowship, United Methodist Ministry. Plans include Open House at the Wesley House, 106 N. Buchanan Blvd, from 10am - 2pm on Saturday and the Celebration Banquet at 6pm on Saturday night. Contact jec16@duke.edu for more details.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Duke Chapel Choir Reunion continues…
Duke Chapel 

  • 10:00 a.m. – noon: rehearsal with alumni and current Chapel Choir
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: reading session—favorite anthems and Messiah choruses

11:00 a.m.
Brunch for Asian/Asian American students and alumni hosted by Duke Asian Students Association
Center for Multicultural Affairs, lower level, Bryan Center

Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Leadership Recognition Lunch
Hart House, Residence of President and Mrs. Brodhead; 2324 Duke University Road
After enjoying lunch together, President Brodhead will honor the 2013 Charles A. Dukes award winners and the 2013 Forever Duke award winners. Invitation only

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Homecoming Throwdown sponsored by the Black Student Alliance
BC Plaza
Join the Black Student Alliance for food and fun!

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The DiVE (Duke immersive Virtual Environment)
Fitzpatrick Center, Room 1667A

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Duke Alumni Association Pre-game Gathering
Scharf Hall, Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Academic and Athletic Excellence (next to Cameron Indoor Stadium)
Get ready for some football at the DAA pre-game gathering. The DAA will provide frosty beverages and light snacks. Don’t miss this pre-game tradition!

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame and Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Academic and Athletic Excellence Tour 2
Tour meets at the check-in table at the Homecoming Hub

3:00 p.m.
Duke Football vs. Troy: … Homecoming game 2013 presented by Lowe’s – Never Stop Improving
Wallace Wade Stadium
Cheer for football and Coach Cutcliffe when the Blue Devils take to the gridiron against the Troy in Wallace Wade Stadium. Please remember to wear Duke Blue to the game to make this a “blue-out!” game!

Duke Football vs. Troy on-field recognition
All volunteers for Duke are invited to be recognized on the field during the football game. All those alumni volunteers who are interested in coming to the field should to proceed to Gate 17 with five minutes left to go in half time. As a group, we will be recognized during the first time-out of the third quarter. (All Duke volunteers are invited to join us on the field, so please encourage all those Duke volunteers who are in your group to come as well!)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Duke Chapel Choir Reunion continues…
Duke Chapel

  • 7:00 p.m: rehearsal

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Duke Chapel Choir Concert
Duke Chapel
The centerpiece of this hour-long concert will be a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, certainly one of the most beautiful pieces of choral music ever written, sung by the combined forces of Chapel Choir alumni and this year’s Duke Chapel Choir, and accompanied on the Aeolian organ by David Arcus. Also heard in the concert will be a variety of favorite anthems sung by the Chapel Choir alone. All are warmly encouraged to come and be surrounded by music in the lovely setting of Duke Chapel.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

9:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Duke Chapel Choir Reunion continues…
Duke Chapel

  • 9:15 a.m.: rehearsal
  • 10:25 a.m.: group photo
  • 10:35 a.m.: continental breakfast

11:00 a.m. – noon
Sunday Worship Service in Duke Chapel