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Duke Appreciation 2013

Smita Nair, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
"I enjoy seeing the transition of novel ideas and concepts go all the way from an idea, to laboratory bench science and finally to patients." — Smita Nair, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, 20 years

Celebrate 'Duke Appreciation' in May

Each year, Duke celebrates and recognizes the faculty and staff of the University and Health System. Institutional events range from a Chapel Service to an outdoor movie screening, complete with free popcorn, on Duke’s 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".

Download and post a flier with the full schedule.

Calendar of Events

Compliment a Colleague - Post a comment about a colleague on the

May 1 - May 31

Duke Night Out at Local Restaurants
Special offers and discounts for Duke employees throughout the month.

May 6, 7,9, 10, 12, 18,19

Duke Family Night at the Durham Bulls Park
Tickets may be purchased at the Durham Bulls Box Office
May 6 $1 off Terrace Reserved Covered seat $7.99
May 7 Terrace Reserved Covered seat and Bull Cap $10
May 9 $1 off Terrace Reserved Covered seat $7.99 ($1 hot dogs, popcorn, fries)
May 10 Outfield Reserved + $5 in Bulls Bucks for $10 (Fireworks after the game)
May 12 Terrace Reserved seat + $5 in Bulls Bucks for $12 (Kids Run the Bases after the game)
May 18 $1 off Terrace Reserved Covered seat for $8.99
May 19 Terrace Reserved seat + Bulls Cap $10

May 3 and May 25

2:30pm (May 3), 1:00pm (May 25)
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

12pm to 3pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
SPRING FIELD DAY: Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden - parking fees apply.

Celebrate spring at the Spring Field Day, with activities for the entire family and information for gardeners to use at home. Drop-in activities, information stations, demonstrations, displays and resources from noon to 3 pm will include:

  • Make a seed bomb to take home
  • Taste a rainbow of vegetables
  • Plant selection stations: fruits vegetables, herbs, heirlooms and new introductions.
  • Chickens as garden partners
  • Rain gardens
  • Tool use and maintenance
  • Performances by Vegetable Circus

May 5

11 a.m.
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.

May 13 and May 15

Noon-1pm
Perkins Library Tours
Meet in lobby of Perkins Library
Pre-register online

May 16, 17, 18

Duke Baseball
The Duke vs. NC State Series
Thursday, May 16th @ 6:00p.m.
Friday, May 17th @ 6:00p.m.
Saturday, May 18th @ 1:00p.m.
All fans, 3 years and older, require a ticket for entry. General admission is $10. Duke faculty and staff with a valid Duke ID pay just $5.00 for a game ticket. Tickets can be purchased through the Durham Bulls ticket office.

May 16

Night of Duke Stars
Duke pays special tribute to staff and faculty celebrating significant career service milestones. (This is an invitation only event.)

May 17

8:00pm
Movie Night - West Campus Quad
(Rain Date May 24)
Bring your chairs/blankets, beverages and favorite movie snacks and join us on the West Campus Quad for a free screening of Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph." Light snacks will be provided on first-come first-serve basis while supplies last. Must show valid Duke ID at registration. Movie begins at 8:30pm.