Duke Appreciation 2012
Each year, Duke celebrates and recognizes the faculty and staff of the University and Health System. Institutional events range from a Chapel Service to a social gathering of employees, music and ice cream on the West Campus Quad.
Duke also encourages individuals to show appreciation for each other. This year, purchase a gift at the Duke Farmers Market and personalizing it with a MARKET-GRAM from the LIVE FOR LIFE table, or compliment a colleague online through the employee blog, "Making A Difference".
Print and post a flier to help promote these events.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(Rain Date May 21)
Music on the Quad
Bring your lunch and enjoy ice cream, live music, magicians, massage, a caricaturist and exercise demonstrations. Featuring live music by the Tim Smith Band.
May 1 - May 31
Duke Night Out at Local Restaurants
Special offers and discounts for Duke employees throughout the month.
Free drop-in programs for children and adults
Discounts for Duke employees on Garden classes
May 1-6, 15-17, 20-22
Duke Family Nights at the Durham Bulls Park
Duke employees with a valid Duke ID can attend a Durham Bull's game at a discount.* To purchase tickets visit the Durham Bulls Will-Call located at 409 Blackwell Street, Durham Bulls Athletic Park or call 919-956-BULL. Must show valid Duke ID.
- May 1, $10 ticket includes Terrace Reserve Seat + $5 in Bulls Bucks
- May 3, $1 off Terrace Seating + $1 Hot Dogs
- May 4, $10 ticket includes Terrace Reserve Seat + Bulls Cap + Fireworks
- May 5, $1 off Terrace Seating
- May 6, $1 off Terrace Seating + Kids Run the Bases Postgame
- May 15: $10 ticket includes Terrace Reserve Seat + Bulls Cap
- May 16: $10 ticket includes Terrace Reserve Seat + $5 in Bulls Bucks
- May 17: $10 ticket includes Terrace Reserve Seat + $5 in Bulls Bucks +$1 Hot Dogs, Popcorn and Fries
- May 20: $1 off Terrace Seating + Wool E. Bulls Birthday Party and Kids Run the Bases Postgame
- May 21: $10 ticket includes Terrace Reserve Seat + Bulls Cap
- May 22: $10 ticket includes Terrace Reserve Ticket + $5 in Bulls Bucks
*While supplies last. Tickets are subject to availability and are sold on a first-come first-served basis.
May 4 and May 19
Lemurs Live Tour at Duke
Schedule a tour of the Duke Lemur Center at a discount rate of $5 (employees only). Call (919) 401-7240 to schedule tour. Duke ID is required. Offer will be on a first-come, first-served basis. May 4 tour begins at 2:30 p.m. May 19 tour begins at 1 p.m.
May 4, 11, 18, 25
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Celebrate Appreciation for a Colleague with LIVE FOR LIFE at the Farmer's Market
Purchase an item such as a potted flower, basket of fruit, roasted coffee or other gifts and pick up a free personalized book mark with a message of appreciation from the LIVE FOR LIFE table. Deliver to your colleague.
May 11, 12, 13
UNC vs Duke Baseball Series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Come cheer for Duke Baseball. General admission is $10 but Duke faculty and staff with a valid Duke ID pay just $5.00 for a game ticket. Purchase tickets at the Will-Call Center at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park or call (919)956-BULL.
Pre-show reception in the Bryan Center begins at 4:30 p.m.
Stage show begins at 6 p.m. in Page Auditorium.
Night of Duke Stars
Duke pays special tribute to staff and faculty celebrating significant career service milestones. (By invitation only.)
May 19 and 20
Shoe Carnival Discount for Duke Employees
Duke employees receive 30% off at Shoe Carnival locations in Durham, Raleigh, Cary, and Garner. Click here for details.
Duke Chapel Service
The morning worship service will offer prayers of thanksgiving for the role of Duke staff and faculty in the life of the university.
Financial Fitness Week
Attend free financial workshops in person or online during Financial Fitness Week. Cyber Monday sessions are live online webinars. Tuesday - Friday there will be in-person workshops at various locations.