Committees

CAMPUS CONCERTS

Campus Concerts plans Duke’s largest on-campus concerts every year. If you want to help bring in some incredible artists and plan events like Old Duke, join us! Meetings: Sundays 8-9pm @ DUU Office.

Contact Dylan Posner at dylan.posner@duke.edu to learn more.

COFFEEHOUSE

The Coffeehouse has been a Duke staple since 1981. Open from 6 PM – 2 AM every night of the school year, the Coffeehouse serves fresh coffee, tea, and snacks. Find the Coffeehouse tucked away at the back of the Crowell building on East Campus (behind Wilson Dorm and next to Epworth Dorm). The Coffeehouse puts on several shows each month as well as movie screenings, workshops, and dance parties.

Questions or want to get involved? Contact Zoe Abedon at zoe.abedon@duke.edu

DEVOPS

The Development Operations team is tasked with tracking attendance for all of DUU’s events and analyzing the attendance data to help maximize event attendance in the future. The DevOps team is also tasked with performing maintenance of DUU’s website. Meetings are every Sunday at 3:30 P.M in the DUU office.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to join the committee please email the current Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Oliver, at andrew.j.oliver@duke.edu

DOWNTOWN DUKE

Downtown Duke aims to bring regular, fun programming to new Duke spaces, such as The Devil’s Kraft House, The Plaza, and the newly renovated Penn Pavilion. From Karaoke and Trivia to musicians and comedians, be on the lookout for all of our events! The committee is open to all students and meets Thursdays at 8 PM in the DUU office. We are always looking for new members and ideas, so bring your friends, your creativity, and your bold ideas! Meetings: Thursdays 8 – 9 PM @ DUU Office

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to join the committee please email Downtown Duke’s Chair, Frank Thomas, at frank.thomas@duke.edu.

DUKE STUDENT BROADCASTING

Duke Student Broadcasting is Duke University’s student-run broadcasting network stationed in Durham, North Carolina. The organization currently runs as an online multimedia broadcasting website. Through its operations, Duke Student Broadcasting looks to provide Duke audiences with multimedia coverage of the Duke community and provide education in multimedia production. Additionally, the network uses collaboration to highlight the interests and passions of Duke students, faculty, and staff. Our organization provides opportunities for anyone with a passion for multimedia production.

For more information contact Shivani Purohit at shivani.purohit@duke.edu. Check out our Facebook and Youtube Channel. Meetings: Mondays 6-7pm @ DUU Office

FINANCIAL ANALYSTS

Financial analysts provide guidance to their respective committees over the course of the fiscal year. They keep updated budget spreadsheets to help keep every committee on track. They also assess expenditures within their committee to ensure DUU is utilizing all of its funds and doing so effectively. Please email Adaiya Granberry at adaiya.granberry@duke.edu if you have any questions.

FIRST-YEAR INTERN PROGRAM

The First-YearInternship Program allows first-year students to gain unparalleled exposure and involvement as a part of the Duke University Union, the largest programming body at Duke. First-Year Interns (FIPs) work with fellow interns and DUU’s senior leaders to plan and carry out a large-scale event for the entire campus. Additionally, they take part in a leadership development program and mentorship program in which they are matched with a member of DUU’s executive board.

  If you have questions, contact Kristel Black.

FREEWATER PRESENTATIONS

Freewater Presentations is an entirely student-staffed, student-run organization within the Duke University Union that screens quality films free to students and the public every Friday and Saturday in Griffith Film Theater in the Bryan University right. We show new releases, independent films, Disney classics, and movie marathons. Freewater Presentation aims to create an authentic movie theater experience on campus as well as provide a space for film enthusiasts. Freewater Presentations also employs student projectionists and concession stand coordinators. If you’re interested in joining in any capacity, come to a meeting on Sundays at 4 PM in the DUU Office.

If you have any questions contact Michelle Wong at michelle.wong1@duke.edu

FREEWATER PRODUCTIONS

Freewater Productions is Duke University’s student-run film and video production organization. Started in the 1970′s, Freewater combines the functions of an equipment co-op, crew and technical assistance network, grant funding source, and production house, with the goal of creating outstanding work by enabling students to create films to the highest quality standard. Films by Freewater Productions have been screened at many prestigious venues. To get involved, contact Youlim Kim So at you.lim.kim@duke.edu. Meetings: Thursdays 7-8pm @ DUU Office.

For more information, visit our additional website.
Or, to see some of Freewater Productions’ work, visit theFreewater Vimeo page.

JAZZ@

Jazz@ is DUU’s weekly jazz programming committee. We plan weekly jazz gatherings on campus, as well as occasional larger events like the annual Night of Swing. If you’re interested in event planning, bringing in local musicians as well as Duke student musicians, or if you simply love Jazz, join us! Meetings: Sundays 3-4pm @ DUU Office.

Contact Ethan Cheung at ethan.cheung@duke.edu.

LDOC


The LDOC (Last Day of Classes) Festival started in 1997 and has quickly become one of the highlights of the school year and an integral part of Duke culture. While LDOC sponsors many daytime activities and student performances, the highlight of the day is the concert held in the evening featuring multiple popular artists.

If you have any questions email Caroline Levine or Serena River-Korver: caroline.levine@duke.edu or serena.rivera.korver@duke.edu.

 MARKETING

DUU’s marketing committee is responsible for branding, outreach, and social for the Union’s 13 committees and the brand as a whole.  The team is composed of graphic designers, cinematographers, photographers, and strategists.

If you are interested in joining reach out to Edom Tilahun: edom.tilahun@duke.edu.

SPEAKERS & STAGE

Speakers & Stage seeks to present high quality professional touring productions of drama, comedy, speakers, and musical entertainment. Last year’s shows included Laverne Cox, Bo Burnham, Issa Rae, and Jake & Amir. The committee is open to all students and meets at 8 PM on Mondays in the DUU office. Events are usually open to the public with a pre-sale open to Duke students only. Some events are free and others charge a small fee. Check out the DUU blast for details on each event! Meetings: Mondays 7-8pm @ DUU Office.

If you have questions or would like to join the committee, please email Ahmad Chaudhry at ahmad.chaudhry@duke.edu.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events is one of DUU’s newest committees!  We will be putting on a variety of large, campus-wide events with the intention of bringing the whole Duke community together.  This will see the committee taking on traditional events, such as Oktoberfest and Duke Royale, as well as looking to start new, innovative events and collaborations.  The committee is open to all students and will tentatively be meeting at 2 PM on Sundays in the DUU Office (middle-level Bryan right in the UCAE).

If you have any questions or great ideas, reach out to Catherine Oliver at catherine.b.oliver@duke.edu.  Meetings: Sundays 2-3pm @ DUU Office

SMALL TOWN RECORDS

Small Town Records is Duke University’s record label – students who share their passion for music. As a part of Duke University Union, we serve the student committee with concerts and freely distributed music. We are musicians, sound engineers, live technicians, musical consultants, graphic designers, producers, web designers, photographers, and above all else, all the fans who have helped us grow to where we are now. Our passion is to bring music to the Duke community and help everyone have a great time along the way, so please, get in touch and let us know how we’re doing! Meetings: Mondays 8-9pm @ DUU Office (GBM Sundays 7-8pm @ West Union 068)

Contact Anthony Melita at anthony.melita@duke.edu. Also, check out our website at http://www.smalltownrecords.org/.

VISARTS

VisArts promotes creative expression and artistic innovation on campus. We curate and install exciting exhibitions in the Brown Gallery (conveniently located in the Bryan right), stock the Hue Art Studios in the Arts Annex, and organize creative programming, such as monthly workshops with professional artists. If you are artistically inclined in any way, come to join us! Meetings: Thursdays 5-6pm @ DUU Office

Contact Christina Shin at gi.shin@duke.edu and Barbara Xiong at barbara.xiong@duke.edu.

WXDU

WXDU is Duke’s fm radio station, established in 1983 for progressive programming, local shows, and sick music (bangers, shredders, and spirals). Tune the dial to 88.7 fm or stream live at wxdu.org 24/7.

Contact Caroline Waring at caroline.waring@duke.edu to learn more.