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A WHAT? AWAAZ!

AWAAZ, the largest student run production on campus is this Friday and Saturday November 8th and 9th!

Come to tabling in the Bryan Center this week to:
Pay for your tshirt!
Purchase a ticket for just $3 (only for non-performers and those in Senior Bhangra) at the Ticket Office in the Bryan Center!
Find out about Awaaz dinner and the afterparty!

GET PUMPED FOR AWAAAZ!

 

Thanks for coming out to Triangle Garba!

Triangle Garba was a huge success and we had a TON of people come out! A special thanks goes to DBS Raas for teaching and leading the dancing for the night! 

Open Dialogues on Gender Violence Awareness

Diya invites all its members and the rest of the Duke community to an open discussion on gender roles and gender violence on Monday, October 28, in McClendon 2nd floor. Social worker and Women’s Center advocate Sheila Broderick will be in attendance, and the discussion itself will be led by fellow Duke students. We will discuss gender in the context of Duke’s social life, academic life, and countless other groups in order to identify some of the issues in our community. Also, we will try to see how race plays into all of this! While we plan on maintaining a focus on the South Asian community, this event is for students of all backgrounds! So, please join us in these open dialogues that challenge our perceptions and ultimately help Duke become a better, safer place! Join the FB event here for updates!

Monday October 28th 6:30 – 8:30 pm on McClendon 2nd floor

Awaaz Tickets!

Awaaz is coming up in less than two weeks! Come out to see who will be America’s Next Top Maharaja! We will be tabling for the next two weeks and tickets can be bought at the Ticket Office in the Bryan Center or online. GET EXCITED FOR AWAAZ by watching the teaser trailer here and joining the Facebook page and event page!!!

AWAAZ theme revealed!

GET EXCITED FOR AWAAZ by watching the teaser trailer here and joining the Facebook page and event page!!!

Open Dialogues on Gender Violence Awareness

Diya invites all its members and the rest of the Duke community to an open discussion on gender roles and gender violence on Monday, October 28, in McClendon 2nd floor. Social worker and Women’s Center advocate Sheila Broderick will be in attendance, and the discussion itself will be led by fellow Duke students. We will discuss gender in the context of Duke’s social life, academic life, and countless other groups in order to identify some of the issues in our community. Also, we will try to see how race plays into all of this! While we plan on maintaining a focus on the South Asian community, this event is for students of all backgrounds! So, please join us in these open dialogues that challenge our perceptions and ultimately help Duke become a better, safer place! Join the FB event here for updates!

Monday October 28th 6:30 – 8:30 pm on McClendon 2nd floor

Triangle Garba

This Friday come out to a night full of dancing and dandiyas! Join us for some traditional Navaratri fun with the music, rhythm, and dance of Garba, led by Duke’s very own garba-raas team – DBS Raas! The cost will be only $3 for a ticket and $1 for each dandiya stick! Join the Facebook page here for updates!

This Friday, October 25th, 9AM-1AM at Devil’s Den (311 Oregon St, Durham NC)

Open Dialogues on Gender Violence Awareness

Diya invites all its members and the rest of the Duke community to an open discussion on gender roles and gender violence on Monday, October 28, in McClendon 2nd floor. Social worker and Women’s Center advocate Sheila Broderick will be in attendance, and the discussion itself will be led by fellow Duke students. We will discuss gender in the context of Duke’s social life, academic life, and countless other groups in order to identify some of the issues in our community. Also, we will try to see how race plays into all of this! While we plan on maintaining a focus on the South Asian community, this event is for students of all backgrounds! So, please join us in these open dialogues that challenge our perceptions and ultimately help Duke become a better, safer place! Join the FB event here for updates!

Monday October 28th 6:30 – 8:30 pm on McClendon 2nd floor

Duke’s First Ever Bone Marrow Registration Drive!

Intimidated? Don’t be. Did you know 75% of modern marrow donations involve just giving blood, much the same way you already do? Finding marrow donors is extremely difficult due to misconceptions about donation, some of which many Duke students have.

Duke Diya, DSI, and Duke Lambdas will be hosting West Campus’ first-ever Bone Marrow Registration Drive this Wednesday, October 9 from 4-7PM on the BC Plaza. We will also accept FLEX donations to help Be The Match cover the cost of adding donors to their registry.

Joining the registry only takes a cheek swab. Please consider coming out on the 9th and joining for free! You can sign up for a time slot to speed up registration at http://bit.ly/dukemarrow or show up at your convenience next Wednesday. 

Thanks everyone who came out and registered! If you didn’t get a chance to register, no worries! Another bone marrow drive is prospectively planned for sometime in the spring! 

If you’d like to get your charity involved with Awaaz, please submit this application and feel free to send any questions to Nandita Singh at ns148@duke.edu!

Thanks for coming out to Diya’s Freshman Dinner!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Freshman Dinner! We hope that you all had a great time eating food and getting to meet each other. At the dinner we paired up Lil Sibs and Big Sibs who were selected by combining freshmen and upperclassmen with similar interests so that freshmen could have someone to go to for advice and questions that they may have about their new college experiences. Everyone had a great chance to mingle and get to know their Big and Lil Sibs. The dinner, catered by Raaga in Chapel Hill, was wonderful and we had a whopping 150+ students come in to eat with us. They enjoyed it so much that the trays of food were cleared within the first half hour!

We also talked about the Triangle Mixer which is coming up on Friday, September 20th from 10 pm to 2 am, the Bone Marrow Drive for which more information will be coming soon, and the performances you can get involved with in Awaaz, the largest student-run production on campus. Make sure to contact us if you have any questions!

Triangle Mixer!

Come out to the Triangle Mixer this Friday to dance and have fun with your friends as well as meet other students from UNC and NC State! It’ll be an awesome night with music mixed by DJ Rang!

Friday September 20th, 10 pm – 2 am at Metro 8 on 9th Street

 

Freshman Dinner!

Every fall, Diya hosts a dinner on East Campus, catered by a local Indian restaurant. This annual dinner is a chance for Diya’s newest members to get to know each other, meet the upperclassmen, and take a break from eating at the Marketplace. For the very first time, this year the Freshman Dinner will also be when we reveal BigSibs and LilSibs! Time permitting, we may even watch a screening the past year’s Awaaz to give the upperclassmen an opportunity to relive the best weekend of the year and to get the freshmen excited about Diya’s paramount event. Come have dinner on us, and learn who your BigSib or LilSib is at Diya’s Freshman Dinner on:

Wednesday September 18, 2013, 6-8 pm at GA Down Under!

 

Fall Updates

 

Thanks for coming out!Thank you to everyone who dropped by our Ice Cream Social on Saturday! We had an amazing 100+ people come out to eat ice cream and samosas and hear about the various events that Diya will be holding in the coming months. Here are the main details about these upcoming programs and events. Like our Facebook page and the Awaaz facebook page!
Awaaz Interest Meeting Dates9/4: GADU @ 6PM, 9/5: McClendon Level 5 @ 8PMEveryone’s favorite largest-student-run-production-on-campus is coming back and better than ever. 

If you are interested in getting involved with Awaaz in any way, plan to attend either the East Campus or West Campus interest meetings. We’ll talk about Production Council, freshman/lottery dance, senior bhangra and even emcee stuff, audition info, etc. 

Make sure to like the Facebook page! And save the dates – Awaaz is back November 8th and 9th.

Volunteer for the first on-campus bone marrow drive!Oct. 9, 4-7PM on the BC Plaza, sign up by this weekend

Diya will be working with the Be The Match national registry to run Duke’s first bone marrow registration drive on September 25th. We’re currently looking for final volunteers to help get the word out during the next weeks and to table in 1 hour shifts during the drive.

This is not a time-consuming event, but is something that Diya has a responsibility to be involved with. Email diya.duke@gmail.com by this Sunday, September 8th (ASAP is preferred!) to get involved. Easy chance to make a serious difference, so get involved and let your friends know!

Sign up for BigSib!Shorter, easier signup form By now you’ve heard of our BigSib/LilSib program, which matches upperclassmen with freshman Diya members to see what happens. Because it’s such a small time commitment, we want as many upperclassmen to apply as possible. Please fill out this form at bit.ly/diyabigsib by Saturday, September 14. If you haven’t applied yet, the new form is much shorter and simpler than in the past so it should only take 5 minutes!All matches will be revealed at the Freshman Dinner in 2 weeks – date TBA!

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Finally, we want to take this space to highlight that we always want to hear your feedback on the events we host and how we can be a better organization. Go to bit.ly/diyafeedback and let us know what you think, or email us anytime at diya.duke@gmail.com.

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