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January 28, 2015 | Print Calendar


Be my Fit Valentine

The RAC, Cage Gym

A partner fitness event centered around valentines day. The partners compete against other couples to find out who will be the "Fit Valentine."

Ethan Carter, (703) 993-3935,, Mason Recreation

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9 am - 10 am

MEC: 1 Million Cups

Prince William Campus, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Each week, the 1MC program offers a local entrepreneur an opportunity to present their small business challenge to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Learn more about 1 Million Cups at

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Renee Younes, (703) 993-9415,, Mason Enterprise Center

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9:30 am - 12:30 pm

New SUPERvisor Series: Employee Retention

Alan and Sally Merten Hall, Room 2001

Learn how to bring fun and balance to working at Mason and discuss techniques to retain employees.  Topics discussed include work/life balance, the FISH! philosophy, Mason's Reward & Recognition program, and telework, flextime, and employee extras.

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Bridget Peabody, (703) 993-6764,, Human Resources and Payroll

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11:30 am - 12:20 pm

ADP Colloquia Series

West Building, Room 1004

The Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) colloquia series continues with Dr. Lindsey Hutchinson from DHHS: Office of the Assisstant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). Join us as she discusses, "Policy and Applied Research as a 'Fed'."

Adam Winsler, (703) 993-1881,, Psychology

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12 pm - 12:30 pm

Walking Wednesdays at Arlington

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall Lobby

The Arlington Campus community is invited to participate in Walking Wednesdays.

Each week needs a Walk Leader.  You are invited to lead a walk at noon on the Wednesday of your choice.  Sign up as a leader at the website below.

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Janet Walker, 703-993-2600,, Human Resources/Payroll

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12 pm - 12:30 pm

Who's Walking Wednesday: Fairfax

"Wellness Circle" in front of Merten Hall

Join us every Wednesday at noon for a 30 minute campus walk.  Step away from your desk and enjoy the beauty of the Mason campus.  If you prefer, you can also exercise your leadership by signing up to lead a walk. Note:  If the weather is inclement, the walk can be held indoors at the walk leader's discretion.  

Janet Walker, (703) 993-2604,, Human Resources and Payroll

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12 pm - 1:15 pm

Public Choice Seminar

Carow Hall

The Seminar Series, now over 30 years old, invites scholars from around the world to share their work in a formal lecture, which is followed by a rigorous question and answer session. Speaker: Mark Zupan, University of Rochester

Jane Perry, (703) 993-2330,, Center for Study of Public Choice

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12 pm - 2 pm

Staff Appreciation Winter Warm-up

Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, Atrium

Join us for our winter Staff Appreciation Winter Warm-Up. Cozy up to a warm drink and delectable sweets for an afternoon with your colleagues from across the university.

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(703) 993-4141,, Staff Senate

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1 pm

EPAF Training

Alan and Sally Merten Hall, Room 2001

Join us for this Banner software training.  Participants will be given access to a computer and, using support documentation and several practice employee entries, will learn how to enter full or part time employees on temporary assignment into the Banner system without error.

Bridget Peabody, (703) 993-6764,, Human Resources and Payroll

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1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Workshop: Memory Strategies

Student Union Building I, Suite 3129

Join Learning Services for a Memory Strategies workshop.

Learning Services, (703) 993-2999,, Counseling and Psychological Services

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2 pm - 6 pm

Financial Aid at the Arlington Campus

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Suite 222

The Office of Student Financial Aid will be on campus to assist students with financial aid questions. No appointment necessary.

(703) 993-2353, Financial Aid

3 pm - 3:30 pm

Library Workshop: Research Basics

Johnson Center, Gateway Library, Room 134-I

Curious about how to use the Library’s resources for your research? Bring your questions to this interactive workshop that can cover finding books/articles, requesting inter-library loans, and other aspects of library research according to attendees’ requests.

Moaria Kirker, (703) 993-9059,, University Libraries

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5 pm - 7 pm

Academic Drop-in Session

The Hub, Student Involvement Lounge

How would you like to sustain that Week 1 momentum through the Final Exam? If so, join us in Student Involvement Lounge located in the The HUB on Wednesday nights from 5-7:00. Bring your schedule, syllabi, and any other questions you may have and learn strategies to use throughout your courses to be successful. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Amber Knighting, (703) 993-2380,, Learning Services

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Info Session: Division of Learning Technologies: Instructional Design & Technology

Thompson Hall, Room L040

Join the faculty of the Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) Program for an information session.  Meet faculty, ask questions, and explore the various degree options available, including an on-line e-Learning Graduate Certificate and a Learning Technologies BIS Concentration. Register Now

Sonya Thomasson, (703) 993-4132,, Division of Learning Technologies

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10:30 pm

Midnight Swim: Artic Thaw

Prince William Campus Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center

Students are invited to join in a fun event hosted by University Life at the Prince William Campus - a midnight swim!

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Charvis Campbell, (703) 993-8444,, University Life, Prince William

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