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October 31, 2014 | Print Calendar

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Increasing awareness for Breast Cancer.

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

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Filipino-American Heritage Month

Celebrate Filipino-American Heritage Month with events hosted by the Filipino Cultural Association. 

Filipino Cultural Association, (757) 515-6362, gmu.fca@gmail.com, Filipino Cultural Association

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8:15 am - 9:30 am

OLC Conference: Rhizomatic Learning - The Community is the Curriculum

Johnson Center, Gold Room

The Office of Distance Education will live stream the session, Rhizomatic Learning - The Community is the Curriculum, from the 2014 Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Conference. 

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Free

Cameron Carter, (703) 993-1899, ccarte17@gmu.edu, Office of Distance Education

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8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Write Ins for Faculty

Research Hall, Room 161

Our Fall Friday Morning Write Ins offer uninterrupted work time, a distraction-free work place, and a supportive and collegial community of peers. After a few minutes of check ins and goal setting, we spend our time quietly working together. Join us to connect with other faculty writers on campus and to set the tone for a productive fall semester.

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Caitlin Holmes, (703) 993-1187, cholmes9@gmu.edu, Writing Across the Curriculum

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8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Real Estate Seminar Series

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall

This Executive Education seminar series prepares real estate professionals for new levels of leadership in their careers and within their organizations. The RE3 Institute Seminar Series is comprised of thirty (30) hours of intensive and interactive study. Each class is offered as an independent learning experience and can be taken individually, or as a series. Participants who complete all five seminars of the Real Estate Seminar Series receive a certificate of completion from George Mason University's School of Business.

Barbara Agan, (703) 993-9801, bagan@gmu.edu, School of Business

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9:40 am - 10:15 am

OLC Conference: Measuring Student Engagement in an Online Program

Johnson Center, Gold Room

The Office of Distance Education will live stream the session, Measuring Student Engagement in an Online Program, from the 2014 Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Conference. 

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Free

Cameron Carter, (703) 993-1899, ccarte17@gmu.edu, Office of Distance Education

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10 am - 12 pm

Workshop: Beginning HTML

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 211A

Learn HTML, the language of web page building. Write your own web page and learn HTML at the same time. This workshop covers creating and testing a web page usable on the Mason server.

Training & Certification (Adobe), (703) 993-3426, training@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

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10 am - 12 pm

Workshop: Introduction to WordPress

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 231

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on a web hosting service. This workshop is an introduction to this software.

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Training & Certification (Office), (703) 993-3426, training@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

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10 am - 12 pm

Workshop: Switching from PC to Mac

Johnson Center, Room 311C

Learn the differences between PC's and MAC's. We cover basic interface operations, and shortcuts, all the way to complicated track pad gestures, and search techniques. Familiarize yourself with the in's and out's of Mac OSX, along with tips and tricks that will make your PC to MAC transition smoother.

Training & Certification (Office), (703) 993-3426, training@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

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10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop: Excel 2010: Formulas, Macros, and Security - Part 2

Johnson Center, Room 311B

The following topics will be covered in this workshop: formulas; named ranges; nested functions; consolidating data using 3-D reference sum function; mixed references within formulas; time and date functions; text functions; statistical functions; financial functions; lookup functions; auditing; header and footer sections; page layout and printing; macros; linking and embedding; tracking and reviewing changes; passwords and security; SmartArt; validating and using controls.

Training & Certification (Office), (703) 993-3426, training@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

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10:50 am - 11:25 am

OLC Conference: Instruction From the Back Seat

Johnson Center, Gold Room

The Office of Distance Education will live stream the session, Instruction From the Back Seat: Letting Your Students Drive Case-Based Learning, from the 2014 Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Conference. 

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Free

Cameron Carter, (703) 993-1899, ccarte17@gmu.edu, Office of Distance Education

Web Site

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Weight Watchers Meeting

The HUB, VIP Room III

Weekly Weight Watchers Meeting. Learn more about the program, including how to take advantage of the Commonwealth’s 50% reimbursement for Weight Watchers.

Deb Ranson, (703) 993-8806, dranson@gmu.edu

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11:35 am - 11:50 am

OLC Conference: Direct, Connect, Reflect

Johnson Center, Gold Room

The Office of Distance Education will live stream the session, Direct, Connect, Reflect: Creating Meaningful Online Relationships and Experiences Equals Success-4-All, from the 2014 Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Conference. 

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Free

Cameron Carter, (703) 993-1899, ccarte17@gmu.edu, Office of Distance Education

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12 pm - 12:25 pm

Daily Mass

The Hub, Meeting Rooms 1 and 2

Fr. Peter Nassetta celebrates Catholic Daily Mass.

Kathy O'Hare, (703) 425-0022 x301, kohare@gmu.edu, Catholic Campus Ministry

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12 pm - 1 pm

Chinese Cultural Workshop: Names in Chinese Culture

East Building, Room 129

The Confucius Institute at Mason will hold a Chinese Cultural Workshop on Names in Chinese Culture at the Confucius Institute reading room. Starting with a brief survey of the origin of Chinese family names, this lecture will explore further the significance of character choice, yin and yang theory, the compositions that form a name and the cultural implications behind them.

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Pin Yu, (703) 993-7780, cimason@gmu.edu, Confucius Institute

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1 pm - 3 pm

Workshop: Introduction to WordPress

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 211A

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on a web hosting service. This workshop is an introduction to this software.

Read More

Training & Certification (Office), (703) 993-3426, training@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

Web Site

1 pm - 3 pm

Workshop: Beginning HTML

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 231

Learn HTML, the language of web page building. Write your own web page and learn HTML at the same time. This workshop covers creating and testing a web page usable on the Mason server.

Training & Certification (Adobe), (703) 993-3426, training@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

Web Site

1 pm - 3 pm

Workshop: Beginning HTML

Johnson Center, Room 311C

Learn to build a web page using basic HTML coding.

Training & Certification (Adobe), (703) 993-3426, training@gmu.edu, Information Technology Unit

Web Site

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Brownbag: "Concept to Cover: Strategies for Manuscript Projects and Publications"

Research Hall, Room 161

This brown-bag lunch is designed to support Mason faculty throughout the many stages of book publication. From getting started to identifying publishers, the panelists will offer specific advice to assist faculty with their manuscripts. 

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Peter Stearns, (703) 993-8652, ctfe@gmu.edu, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence

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4 pm

Women's Swimming and Diving: Mason vs. Towson/Col. of Charleston/Northeastern

Aquatic Center

Come support GMU's Women's Swimming & Diving team as they compete against Towson/Col. of Charleston/Northeastern.

Andrew Bashuk, (703) 993-3222, abashuk@gmu.edu, Intercollegiate Athletics

Web Site

4 pm

Men's Swimming and Diving: Mason vs. Towson/Col. of Charleston/Northeastern

Aquatic and Fitness Center

Come support Mason's Men's Swimming & Diving as they compete against Towson/Col. of Charleston/Northeastern.

Andrew Bashuk, (703) 993-3222, abashuk@gmu.edu, Intercollegiate Athletics

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5 pm

Women's Soccer: Mason vs. Saint Joseph's

George Mason Stadium

Come cheer on Mason's Women's Soccer team as they host Saint Joseph's at George Mason Stadium.

Andrew Bashuk, (703) 993-3222, abashuk@gmu.edu, Intercollegiate Athletics

Web Site

5 pm

Spooky Selfie Challenge

Mason Pond, Bridge and Student Union Building I, Room 3008

Take Selfies. Eat Pizza. Have Fun. Meet us at the bridge by Mason Pond to get your Spooky Selfie Challenge list and scorecard. Challenge starts at 5pm at the bridge. Pizza party starts at 5:30pm in Student Union Building I, Rm 3008. Complete the basic challenge and get free pizza. If you want, you can compete for tee shirts by taking more pics, and sharing them on social media. More pics and more shares= more points. Whoever has the most points wins a tee shirt! Prizes will go to the top three competitors.

Free

Cait Woods, (703) 993-9999, cwoods6@gmu.edu, Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education Services (WAVES)

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7 pm

Men's Soccer: Mason vs. George Washington

George Mason Stadium

Come out and cheer on Mason's Men's Soccer team as they host George Washington at George Mason Stadium.

Andrew Bashuk, (703) 993-3222, abashuk@gmu.edu, Intercollegiate Athletics

Web Site

7 pm

Women's Volleyball: Mason at George Washington

Washington, DC

Come out and Support Mason's Women's Volleyball team as they take on George Washington.

Andrew Bashuk, (703) 993-3222, abashuk@gmu.edu, Intercollegiate Athletics

Web Site

8 pm

Prince William Little Theatre: The 39 Steps

Prince William Campus, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater

The 39 Steps was originally a serious spy movie by Alfred Hitchcock. The play turns the serious too hilarious as the good guy looks for the bad guy with allusions to other Alfred Hitchcock movies. Fun and suspense all in one.

(703) 993-7759, Hylton@gmu.edu, Hylton Performing Arts Center

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8 pm

Performance: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Prince William Campus, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes. Directed by Ken Elston. Musical Direction by Dennis Layendecker Everyone’s a suspect in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and you get to decide whodunit! The hilarious Tony Award-winning play-within-a-play showcases modern actors portraying Victorian thespians of the Music Hall Royale theater troupe who are presenting a flamboyant rendition of Charles Dickens’ unfinished mystery novel. One of the work’s most talked-about features is that the audience will get to vote on the outcome of the play using social media and mobile devices.

$25, $15

HPAC Box Office, (703) 993-7559, hylton@gmu.edu, Hylton Performing Arts Center

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9 pm

Halloween Mayhem

The Hub, Ballroom

Join the Patriot Activities Council (PAC) for some Halloween Mayhem.

Patriot Activities Council, (703) 993-2925, sa@gmu.edu, Office of Student Involvement

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