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Summer Program: Introduction to Game Design

Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, AIT Classrooms

Introduction to Game Design (Ages 13-18)


The journey begins here for those who are interested in the exciting world of Computer Game Design. Participants will learn the fundamentals of designing a computer game, where they are encouraged to work together in an interactive environment with other kids of similar interests and experience. Students will build and expand upon their own game ideas, and be provided an insider's look at the Computer Game Design industry, with hands-on experience using current game engine tools.

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$585

Vera Lichtenberg, vlichten@gmu.edu, Potomac Arts Academy

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Summer Program: Game Art/Animation I

Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, AIT Classrooms

Game Art/ Animation I (Ages 13-18)


In this course, students will learn the basics of 3D design, modeling and animation for games. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating efficient game-ready assets, and the basics of integrating models into the Unity 3D game engine. Texturing basics, UVing, rigging, and the principles of animation are also introduced.

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$585

Vera Lichtenberg, vlichten@gmu.edu, Potomac Arts Academy

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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 http://www.1millioncups.com/

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Free

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

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11:30 am - 12 pm

HR Liaison Certificate Program: Quick Tips: Flexible Work Website

Virtual - Online

At this session, the team who designed the new flexible work website will give you a tour of the site and answer any questions you have on flexible work options and technology available at Mason.  You are encouraged to preview the site at flexwork.gmu.edu and watch “Flexible Work: The Basics,” an 8-minute video available at flexwork.gmu.edu/training/.

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

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12 pm

Who's Walking Wednesdays

Alan and Sally Merten Hall, Wellness Circle

The walk will begin at the “Wellness Circle” in front of Alan and Sally Merten Hall.  The goal is to encourage the Mason community to get moving, up out of our chairs, break up our day, and enjoy some good company. Walkers will use the Yellow Birch Trail or stay interior to campus and will walk for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Work/Life Team, (703) 993-2600, worklife@gmu.edu, Human Resources and Payroll

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12 pm - 1 pm

Yoga for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Arlington Campus, Metropolitan Building, Room 5183

The Arlington Campus will host yoga classes for faculty, staff, and students this summer.  A series of seven classes will be taught by Suzanne Morgan of Suzanne Morgan Yoga.

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Free

Jennifer Gantt, (703) 993-9153, arlops@gmu.edu, Arlington Operations

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1 pm - 3 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) 993-2600, hrlearn@gmu.edu, Human Resources and Payroll

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1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Workshop: Improving Concentration

Student Union Building I, Room 3129

The ability to concentrate, to focus one’s attention exclusively on the task at hand, is essential to learning. Both internal and external distractions can make concentration difficult. This workshop examines these distractions and strategies to enhance concentration. You learn to identify your distractions and develop strategies to eliminate them, practice relaxation techniques to improve focus, and explore other tactics to improve your concentration.

Free

Vicki Dominic, (703) 993-2380, vdominic@gmu.edu, Learning Services

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