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April 16, 2014 | Print Calendar

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Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage all month long.

(703) 993-2700, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education

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National Student Employment Week

Each year, colleges and universities nationwide recognize the importance of on-campus work experience for students during National Student Employment Week (NSEW).  Student employment offers career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation.  Take this opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the contributions of Mason’s student employees.

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Lauren Clark, (703) 993-8993, lclarkg@gmu.edu, University Information

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Philanthropy Week

Mason’s first annual Philanthropy Week will take place April 14-18. Philanthropy Week is hosted by Future Mason Alumni and organized for students by the Office of Annual Giving.  A full schedule of activities can be viewed online.

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Claire Forman, (703) 993-8613, cforman@gmu.edu, Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations

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Spring into Well-Being

Fairfax Campus, Various Locations

Spring Into Well-Being is a university-wide initiative celebrating some of the many well-being programs, activities, and resources available to the Mason community that help build individual and collective capacities for increased vitality, purpose, and resilience.

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Brandice Rogers, (703) 993-6090, bvalent2@gmu.edu, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

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6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Spring Break Camp

Prince William Campus, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

Miss summer camp? Keep your campers active during school spring break. Weather your campers attends one day or all six.... each day will be filled with exciting camp activities. 

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Amanda Meiklejohn, (703) 993-8444, freedomc@gmu.edu, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

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9 am - 10 am

MEC: One Million Cups Meeting

Prince William Campus, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Join the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) for a One Million Cups (1MC) meeting. At each meeting 1MC gives two start-ups/accelerators the opportunity to present their companies to a diverse audience that includes mentors, advisers, researchers and aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.  Each start-up founder speaks for six minutes and then fields audience questions for 20 more minutes.  

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Free

Renee Younes, (703) 993-9415, ryounes@gmu.edu, Mason Enterprise Center

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9 am - 5 pm

PostSecretU at Mason

The Grove, wooded area between Student Union Building I and Harris Theater

For a second semester, Active Minds at Mason wants you to tell us your secret.  PostSecretU is a community art project sponsored by Active Minds, Inc. and Frank Warren, creator of the popular PostSecret blog. PostSecretU at Mason will create an open and safe forum on campus for students to express secrets, regrets, fears, desires, hopes, dreams, hidden acts of kindness, talents and confessions. 

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Free

Emily Swain, (703) 541-8185, eswain3@gmu.edu, Honors College

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9:30 am

New SUPERvisor Series: Onboarding Essentials

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 110A

Think back to your first day at Mason – can you remember the moment when you thought, 'yes, this is a great place to work!'?  Maybe it was a great lunch with your new coworkers at Southside, or finding your office set up and decked out in green and gold?  Are you making sure your new employees receive the same warm welcome?

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Bridget E Peabody, (703) 993-6764, bpeabody@gmu.edu, Human Resources and Payroll

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9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Office of Compliance, Diversity & Ethics at the Arlington Campus

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 323

On Wednesdays, a staff member from the Office of Compliance, Diversity and Ethics will visit the Arlington Campus to assist students, faculty, and staff.

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Yolanda King, (703) 993-8730, yking@gmu.edu, Office of Compliance, Diversity & Ethics

10 am - 5 pm

Senior Portraits

The Hub, Room 1012

Senior Portrait Week is here.All 2013-2014 Mason graduates are invited to have their senior portrait taken for inclusion in the yearbook, GMView

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Jason Hartsel, (703) 993-3408, jhartsel@gmu.edu, Office of Student Media

Web Site

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

ITU Training: Office 365: Email and Calendering

Johnson Center, Room 311B

Become familiar with the essentials of e-mail, calendaring and other features available through Office 365. Learn tools and features that will help increase your productivity. Topics that will be covered are: Getting Started, Welcome to Office 365, Working in Your Inbox, Creating a New E-Mail, Managing E-Mail Messages, Using Outlook's Organizational Tools, Outlook Options, Introduction to the Calendar, Introduction to the Contacts and Introduction to Tasks

Marlys Shoup, (703) 993-8870, support@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

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12 pm - 1 pm

SPP Brown Bag Seminar

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 311

“My Property, Your Courts: International Litigation of Contested Central Asian Assets.”

Speaker: Eric McGlinchey, Associate Professor; Director, Political Science (PIA)

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David Armor, darmor@gmu.edu, School of Public Policy

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12 pm - 2 pm

Wellness Wednesday

Student Union Building I, Room 3008

Keep Calm and Wellness Wednesday on with Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education Services (WAVES).  Each Wednesday of the month we will cover a different wellness topic in a new and exciting way.

(703) 993-9999, Wellness, Alcohol & Violence Education & Services

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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

ITU Training: Flash CS6 II

Johnson Center, Room 311C

Learn how to create basic animations with vectors, shapes, and graphics. You will also learn the fundamentals of layers, gradients, morphing/shape tweens, buttons and actionscript.

Marlys Shoup, (703) 993-8870, support@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

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2 pm - 3:15 pm

English Language Workshop: Preparation for Graduate Writing

The Hub, VIP Room 2

English Language Workshop for multilingual students and faculty, presented by the English Language Institute (ELI) Office of Support Services.  This Workshop focuses on preparation for graduate writing with Marilyn Rahilly.

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Melissa Allen, (703) 993-3642, malle2@gmu.edu, English Language Institute

Web Site

2 pm - 4 pm

ITU Training: Access 2010: Setting up Database Structure - Part 1

Johnson Center, Room 311B

Creating Tables, Setting field data types, Changing field properties, Navigating through records, Creating relationships.

Marlys Shoup, (703) 993-8870, support@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

Web Site

2 pm - 4 pm

Criminology, Law and Society: Teaching Workshop

Research Hall, Room 302

Join Dr. Johnson and Dr. Willis for a series of workshops focused on teaching. These workshops are designed for Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) graduate students who will be teaching a course for the first time this summer, but all are invited to attend. Guidance on topics such as syllabi construction, assignment creation, grading, and classroom management will be provided.

Annie Lonetti, (703) 993-8315, cls1@gmu.edu, Criminology, Law and Society

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3 pm - 3:30 pm

Library Workshop: Getting Started with Evernote

Johnson Center, Library, Room 134a

Learn how to organize your research using Evernote--an app the New York Times wrote is, "the easiest catchall tool for saving anything you might need later.

Royce Gildersleeve, (703) 993-9867, rgilders@gmu.edu, University Libraries

Web Site

4 pm - 6 pm

Workshop: Sewing 101

Piedmont, Multipurpose Room

Free Sewing Workshop. Learn the basics of hand sewing by making your very own drawstring bag. Open to faculty, staff, and students.

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Judy Fraser, (703) 303-4860, jfraser6@gmu.edu, Mason Sustainability Institute

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4:30 pm

How Do You Learn Best?

Student Union Building, Room 3129

This workshop explores effective study methods. You’ll examine how you learn best, explore strategies to capitalize on your learning style, and learn methods to transfer information from short-term to long-term memory.

(703) 993-2999, sa@gmu.edu, Learning Services

Web Site

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

FBI Career Panel

Student Union Building I, Room 3400

Curious about a career with the FBI but don't know where to start? This career panel will provide you with  information about the diverse career options within the FBI and what skills the organization is currently seeking.

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Free

(703) 993-2370, careers@gmu.edu, University Career Services

Web Site

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Yellow and Proud

Student Union Building I, Room 3311

Yellow and Proud: Navigating Mainstream Culture While Maintaining Ethnic Identity and Integrity. Rita Chi-Ying Chung, professor of counseling and development in the College of Education and Human Development, has dedicated her life to fighting for multicultural social justice issues.  Professor Chung will describe her experiences with racism, sexism, and dispelling the model minority myth.  

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(703) 993-2700, odime@gmu.edu, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education

Web Site

4:30 pm - 7 pm

Ask the Professionals: Technology in Business

Mason Hall, Messe Conference Room

Join the School of Management Career Services for a panel discussion and networking to learn about the this topic. Employers will be on the panel to answer any questions about the industry and the best ways to enter the field after graduation.

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Career Services, (703) 993-2370, careers@gmu.edu, School of Management

Web Site

5 pm - 7 pm

ITU Training: Dreamweaver CS6 I

Johnson Center, Room 311C

In this class we will be going over the basic interface for Dreamweaver and some basic tools and functions using the Adobe Classroom in a Book.

Marlys Shoup, (703) 993-8870, support@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

Web Site

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Philanthropy Week: Inspiration Day & GBAY Event

Johnson Center, Atrium

Be inspired by the philanthropy work of other students. 5th Annual GBAY student scholarship benefit auction, Presented by the Mason Ambassadors. Since 2010, the Mason Ambassadors have raised almost $40,000 for George Mason University’s General Scholarship Fund. Register free on site when you arrive for the event.

Claire Forman, (703) 993-8613, cforman@gmu.edu, Office of Alumni Relations

Web Site

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Real Life 101: All You Need is Love...and Money

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Auditorium

Real Life 101: All You Need is Love...and Money: The Booming Business of Weddings. The wedding industry is hot and the economic impact is real. With several reality TV shows and hit movies, multiple businesses and new start-up technologies to accommodate the “big day,” the wedding business is booming. Add to that plenty of emotional components from angst to elation, and you have an interesting study about social and family relationships, economics and culture.

 

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Toni Andrews, (703) 993-9817, tandrew7@gmu.edu, Office of Community & Local Government Relations

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7 pm

Concert & Conversation: Peter Buffett

Harris Theatre

Life Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett,” is a live performance featuring Peter Buffett on piano with cellist, Michael Kott. This is a multi-media presentation that takes the audience on a journey with Peter from his discovery of the piano, to writing music for commercials and film, and then on to how his current philanthropic work with the NoVo Foundation has ultimately influenced his songs and 
life. 

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$15, $10, Free for students with ID

(703) 993-6090, infocct@gmu.edu, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

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7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Career Services Event: Paralegal Programs

Johnson Center, Gold Room

Join Career Services for an event discussing paralegal programs as a supplement (or an alternative) to law school. The presentation will be given by a representative from George Washington University.

Laura Walker, (703) 993-2925, lwalker1@gmu.edu, University Career Services

Web Site

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Film Screening: Bal (Honey)

Student Union Building I, Room 3B

The Middle East Studies Program and Middle East Etc. Film Club present Bal (Honey). Free food and drinks.

Free

Sukhraj Kaur, (703) 993-2962, skaurf@gmu.edu, Middle East Studies Program

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