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Spring Into Well-Being

George Mason University

Mason’s second annual Spring Into Well-Being campaign kicks off on Thursday, March 19th with Good Deeds Day and Ask Me About Well-Being Tents, followed by six weeks of engagement opportunities and events running through April 30th. See the full schedule for specific event dates, descriptions, times, locations, and sponsoring unit or organization. Events added regularly.

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Dylan Bates, (703) 459-0499, dbates3@gmu.edu, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

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Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

George Mason University

Join the Graduate and Professional Student Association and Graduate Student Life in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2015. During this week, we honor the contributions of Mason’s 10,000+ graduate and professional students through a variety of programs to say thanks.

Sara M. Heming, (703) 993-2909, sa@gmu.edu, Student Involvement

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9 am - 11 am

Muffin Monday at the Graduate Student Center

Johnson Center, Room 310

Stop by the Graduate Student Center before you go to the office, classroom, or lab for a continental breakfast, featuring muffins, coffee, tea, juice, and fruit! This event is part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

Julie Choe Kim, (703) 993-4031, gradlife@gmu.edu, Graduate Student Life

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9 am - 4 pm

DMV2Go (FFX)

Merten Hall, Parking Lot

Take care of your DMV business at a convenient Mason location.

(703) 993-2600, hr@gmu.edu, Human Resources and Payroll

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10 am - 2 pm

PWC Pride Week Celebration

Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, Atrium

Join us a we celebrate Pride Week at the Prince William Campus.  Free food and giveaways provided.

Charvis Campbell, (703) 993-8373, ccampbe7@gmu.edu, University Life, Prince William

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12 pm - 12:25 pm

Catholic Daily Mass

The Hub, Classroom 1&2

Fr. Peter Nassetta will celebrate daily Mass on Monday, Tuesday and Friday for faculty, staff and students.  All are welcome.

Fr. Peter Nassetta, (703) 425-0022, kohare@gmu.edu, Catholic Campus Ministry

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12 pm - 1 pm

Yoga for Well-Being

Johnson Center, Dance Studio

“Yoga for Well-Being” is a hatha yoga class carefully themed to deepen one’s experience of an interdisciplinary approach to yoga. This practice includes precise instruction in beginning and intermediate level postures, breathing practices, and guided relaxation. Modifications will be offered to individualize the practice. You will need to bring your own yoga mat and any props you need. All are welcome. Let the instructor know at the beginning of class if this is your first yoga practice or if you have any serious physical limitations.

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Free

Dylan Bates, (703) 459-0499, dbates3@gmu.edu, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

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12 pm - 1 pm

Financial Well-Being Seminar: Ahorre para el manana empezando hoy (Saving for Life's Milestones)

Engineering Building, Room 1605

Join Conchy Perez of TIAA-CREF to learn how to make the most of your financial future.  Note: This session will be conducted in Spanish and videoconferenced to Arlington and Prince William Campuses.

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Free

Janet Walker, (703) 993-2604, jwalker8@gmu.edu, Human Resources and Payroll

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12 pm - 2 pm

ITS Training: Access 2010: Building the User Interface - Part 3

Johnson Center, Room 311B

Prerequisite: Ability to work comfortably in a Windows environment, must have mouse skills, and an understanding of files and folders. Must have a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office features, such as open, close, save, cut/copy/paste and etc. Must already have a working knowledge of Access 2010.

Description: Creating Forms, Manipulating Records, Sorting and Filtering, Form Controls, Bound and Unbound Controls

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Marlys Shoup, (703) 993-3371, mshoup@gmu.edu, Information Technology Services

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12:30 pm

Saxophone Ensemble Recital

Harris Theatre

Support Mason's School of Music and come to the Saxophone Ensemble Recital.

Courtney Buvid, (703) 993-1380, cbuvid@gmu.edu, School of Music

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1 pm - 2 pm

Budget Town Hall

Johnson Center, Cinema

Provost and Executive Vice President David Wu; and Senior Vice President J.J. Davis will host a Budget Town Hall Meeting. The Commonwealth’s 2015 legislative session has closed, and the proposed budget for higher education is generally positive. Provost Wu and Ms. Davis will share highlights from the legislative session, as well as challenges that the University is likely to face in fiscal year 2016. After a brief presentation, the floor will be open for questions.

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Laura Bell, (703) 993-8776, lbell@gmu.edu, Office of the Provost

2 pm - 3 pm

Shark Tank Hour

Entreprise Hall, Suite 042

Come watch Shark Tank everyday with others from the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Free

Quintessa Washington, (703) 993-6015, qwashing@gmu.edu, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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2 pm - 3 pm

Looking Out For Each Others: Responding to Trouble Within the LGBTQ Community

Student Union Building I, Room 3334

A discussion of how instances of crisis impact LGBTQ individuals and what we, as a community, can do to prevent/intervene in these situations. The event will focus on substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide and other topics that take place in all communities, but specifically we will focus on the LGBTQ community

Em Eichelberger, (703) 993-2702, eeichelb@gmu.edu, LGBTQ Resources

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3 pm - 4 pm

Conversation with Cody: Strategies for Graduate Student Success

Johnson Center, Room A

Join Dr. Cody Edwards, Associate Provost for Graduate Education, for a conversation about strategies you can use to succeed in graduate school. Topics will include (but are not limited to) how to develop an effective relationship with your advisor/mentor, opportunities to build your research and writing abilities, and professional development. Bring your questions and a willingness to participate in the discussion! Pizza and soda will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit the Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week webpage.

Julie Choe Kim, (703) 993-4031, gradlife@gmu.edu, Graduate Student Life

3:30 pm - 5 pm

Krasnow Monday Seminar

Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Corticostriatal plasticity facilitates action selection and skill learning through dynamic enhancement (“long term potentiation” or LTP) and reduction (“long term depression” or LTD) in communication strength between neurons. Striatal primary neurons are divided into two classes: motor-enhancing “direct” and motor-suppressing “indirect” pathway neurons. The regulation of plasticity in these two classes is critical because pathway imbalance is a noted feature in Parkinson’s disease, and strong class-specific plasticity accompanies exposure to drugs of abuse. Thus, it is important to understand striatal plasticity not only to identify neural learning mechanisms, but also because dysregulation of plasticity processes serving learning contributes to disease states.

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Stu MacKenzie, (703) 993-4333, msanctis@gmu.edu, Neuroscience

5 pm - 7 pm

Social Dancing Lessons

Johnson Center, Dance Studio

Each week the Ballroom Club teaches a wide variety of partner dances such as Waltz, Chacha, Tango, Jive, and Foxtrot. Join us for free dancing lessons learning both casual and competitive ballroom dancing form and technique.

There is no dress code, but wear shoes you feel comfortable moving in! No experience or partner required. Open to all Mason students, faculty and staff.

Free

Rachael Wright, (617) 245-0666, rwrigh13@gmu.edu, Ballroom Club

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7 pm

Film Screening: The Other Threat

Johnson Center, Cinema

Join the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, Arab Studies Institute, and Middle East Etc. Film Club for a screening of The Other Threat.

In a most subtle yet candid manner, this documentary reveals the reality of Arabs/Muslim in two European countries afflicted with terrorism since decades: UK and Spain. The story is simple but powerful, weaving together history, culture, politics, propaganda, psychology, and racism all within the context of capitalism and the demand for cheap labour. The result is an exhilarating and balanced presentation that serves as a record of the condition of Arab/Muslim immigration in Europe in the age of the "War on Terror."

Pizza provided

Free

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

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7:30 pm - 9 pm

Graduate Student and Alumni Happy Hour: Women and Gender Studies

Women and Gender Studies Center Johnson Center 240K

The Women and Gender Studies Center will be hosting a happy hour for graduate students. All graduate students are welcome. Beer, wine, and snacks will be provided. 

David Corwin, (703) 993-2896, dcorwin@gmu.edu, Women and Gender Studies

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7:30 pm - 9 pm

Graduate Student and Alumni Happy Hour

Johnson Center, Room 240K

The Women and Gender Studies Center will be hosting a happy hour for graduate students on March 30th. All graduate students and alumni are welcome. Beer, wine, and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact David Corwin at dcorwin@gmu.edu.

David Corwin, (703) 993-2896, dcorwin@gmu.edu, Women and Gender Studies

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Evening Under the Stars: Planetary Atmospheres

Research Hall, Showcase and Observatory

Dr Sarah Horst, JHU, will be speaking about her work with planetary atmospheres. She is especially interested in the atmosphere of Titan, which is one of Saturn’s moons. The moons around the gas giants have a lot in common with terrestrial planets, like Earth. So, understanding them is a gateway to understanding planets beyond our solar system. Following the talk, and weather permitting, we will hold a tour of the observing facilities including a look through the primary telescope. Popular targets this season are Venus, Jupiter, and the Orion Nebula, but you’ll have to wait and see what the evening brings.

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Free

Tiffany Lewis, (703) 993-1276, gmuobservatory@gmail.com, School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences

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8 pm

Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert

Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Support Mason's School of Music and come to the Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert.

Courtney Buvid, (703) 993-1380, cbuvid@gmu.edu, School of Music

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