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March 4, 2015 | Print Calendar

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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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9 am - 5 pm

Safe Spring Break Awareness Week 2015

Various locations

Safe Spring Break Awareness Week: Celebrate Spring Break early with Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services (WAVES). Each year, WAVES hosts a variety of spring break related programs with different campus offices the week before spring break. We focus on giving students the tools to make the most of their well-deserved break by relaxing in a safe and healthy manner. Stop by one of our events for t-shirts, flip-flops and spring break safety kits.

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Kathryn Walker, (703) 993-3170, kwalker9@gmu.edu, Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services (WAVES)

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10 am - 11:30 am

Customer Service Certificate Program: The FISH Philosophy

Merten Hall, Room 2001

Develop your own personal philosophy about how to have fun at work. Inspire your coworkers to see that they can create a more interesting, playful, profitable, and energetic workplace for themselves. This session will be videoconferenced to the Arlington and Prince William Campuses.

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Bridget Peabody, (703) 993-6764, hrlearn@gmu.edu

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10 am - 7 pm

GMView Yearbook Portrait Sittings

Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

GMView invites all students to have their portrait taken. All Mason students are welcome- not just seniors.Portrait sitting times can be reserved online at www.OURYEAR.com, using school code 700. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come, first serve basis. A $10 sitting fee will be required for all portraits.
For more information please visit our website.

$10

GMView Yearbook, (703) 993-9745, gmview@gmu.edu, Student Media

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11 am - 7 pm

Grad Fair

Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

All your Graduation needs in one place, stop by to get your regalia today.

(703) 993-2666, University Bookstore

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11:30 am - 12:20 pm

ADP Colloquia Series: Peer Victimization and Depression

West Building, Room 1004

Dr. Karen Kochel will be visiting from the University of Richmond to give a presentation entitled, "A Developmental Perspective on Peer Victimization and Depression". Join us in the for this interesting talk with Q&A to follow.

Dr. Adam Winsler, (703) 993-1881, awinsler@gmu.edu, Psychology

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12 pm

Lecture: The Ismailis of Central Asia under the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Johnson Center, Room D

Lecture: The Ismailis of Central Asia under the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. This presentation will examine the history of the Shiʿi Ismaili communities of Central Asia during the late-Tsarist era and the early Soviet period. It will explore the impact of the Russian colonial experience upon conceptions of religious, ethnic, and communal identity among the Ismailis.

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Ezzat Shehadeh, (703) 993-5400, eshehade@gmu.edu, Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies

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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, jwalker8@gmu.edu, 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, jwalker8@gmu.edu, Human Resources and Payroll

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12 pm - 12:30 pm

Walking Wednesdays at Prince William

Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, Atrium

The Prince William 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.

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

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12 pm - 1 pm

Financial Well-Being Seminar: Getting the Most Out of Your Mason Benefits Package

Merten Hall, Room 2001

If you are enrolled in benefits through Mason, you have a package of services and opportunities that can assist you throughout your career, in good times and in challenging ones. Join us for this session to see the role your benefits can play at every stage in your life at Mason. Topics will include some basics but also discuss some life planning resources to keep in mind at any age. Feel free to bring your lunch to this session.

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

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12 pm - 1 pm

Hot Topics in Well-Being: L.E.A.N

Merten Hall, Room 1201

Join the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being for a hot topic presentation: L.E.A.N (Lifestyle. Empowerment. Attitude. Nutrition.)

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

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12 pm - 1 pm

Staff Senate General Meeting

Innovation Hall, Room 334

At the March Staff Senate General Meeting, representatives from Mason Recreation and the Freedom Center will share opportunities and benefits available to Mason staff members.

Guest speakers begin at 12 p.m., followed by time for constituents to take the microphone to express their concerns or accolades.  The business meeting begins at 1 p.m.

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703-993-4141

staffsenate@gmu.edu, Staff Senate

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12 pm - 1 pm

Toastmasters Club

The Hub, Rooms 1&2

Mason Toastmasters is open to everyone. Whether your public speaking skills are at the beginner's stage or you consider yourself to be a seasoned professional, you can gain experience as a member. Come to any meeting as a guest and you can join if you like what you see.  Locations may vary, so please visit our website for details.

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Free

Heather Aleknavage, (703) 993-2295, haleknav@gmu.edu, George Mason University Toastmasters Club

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12 pm - 1 pm

Women in Science Lunch Series (WISLS)

David King Hall, Room 3006

Join the bi-monthly luncheon series dedicated to the professional development and mentoring of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at George Mason University. The series welcomes faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate, and undergraduate students to discuss topics relevant to the gender gap and gender biases in science. Other topics will include building your CV (resume), completing academic job applications, science communication, time management, and the use of technology and innovation in science. The series invites new topics and learning opportunities, so please feel free to reach out with ideas for future meetings.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch for the meeting hour. 

Free

Kristy Lewis, (703) 993-1029, klewis22@gmu.edu, Department of Environmental Science and Policy

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12 pm - 1:30 pm

Faculty Development Webinar: Designing & Assessing Online Discussion Questions

Johnson Center, Room F

As part of the Faculty Development Webinar Series, this Online Learning Consortium (OLC) webinar will be hosted by the Office of Distance Education, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, and Learning Support Services. All Mason faculty, staff, and students are welcome.

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(703) 993-8978 , distance@gmu.edu , Office of Distance Education

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12 pm - 2 pm

International Cafe (iCafe)

Student Union Building I, Patriots Lounge

International Cafe (iCafe) is a student-led event centered around teas, snacks, crafts, games and music from different countries, regions or cultures. Through the International Cafe, we strive to give back to the Mason community and encourage individuals to learn about international culture. It is also an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to foster meaningful relationships and to improve cross-cultural interactions. Join us for an exciting afternoon.

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Free

Sonya Henry, (703) 993-2970, shenry12@gmu.edu, Office of International Programs and Services

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12 pm - 2 pm

Wellness Wednesday: Alcohol Safety

Southside, First Floor Kiosk

Keep Calm and Wellness Wednesday on with Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services (WAVES). This week's Wellness Wednesday will be alcohol safety with WAVES and Mason Police Department.  Get yourself a free pair of flip-flops and a Spring Break Safety Kit.  This Wellness Wednesday is part of Safe Spring Break Awareness Week.

Kathryn Walker, (703) 993-3170, kwalker9@gmu.edu, Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services (WAVES)

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1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Workshop: Scheduling and Time Management

Student Union Building I, Suite 3129

Do you spend too much or too little time studying?  Learn the skills of successful time management and increase your ability to balance study with other activities.

Learning Services, (703) 993-2999, lsstaff@gmu.edu, Counseling and Psychological Services

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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 - 4 pm

Microstrategy PI Report Training

Merten Hall, Room 2001

This hands-on demo provides an overview of the new PI Report in Microstrategy, which displays Banner financial data for sponsored projects.  The report provides a summary for projects with the ability to view details for all charges including personnel and direct expenditures.  Fund by Month and Reconciliation by Fund options will also be reviewed.  If the user previously had access to the PI Report in Discoverer, access to the PI Report in Microstrategy should already be granted.  Otherwise, please submit a Banner Access Request Form to FAST prior to the training.  

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Amanda Fucci-Bartoszek, (703) 993-5409, afucciba@gmu.edu, Office of Sponsored Programs

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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

John Burton Library Event: Advanced Academic Writing

Arlington Campus, Metropolitan Building, John Burton Library, 5th Floor

Come to the John Burton Library for a special workshop event titled "Advanced Academic Writing" presented by Caitlin Holmes, Writing Across the Curriculum

(703) 993-1301, scarlib@gmu.edu, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

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3:30 pm - 7 pm

Graduate Student Center Coffee Break

Johnson Center, Room 310

On the first Wednesday of every month while classes are in session (a second April Coffee Break is scheduled in lieu of a May date), Mason graduate and professional students are invited to visit the Graduate Student Center on the third floor of the Johnson Center for free coffee and snacks. Meet Graduate Student Life staff and fellow Mason graduate students and learn about campus resources. Stop by on your way to class and say hello.

Free

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

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4:30 pm

Documentary Screening: Stolen Education

Johnson Center, Cinema

In partnership with Festival de Cine, Mason's Hispanic Culture Review presents a special screening of "Stolen Education," a documentary film that explores the story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950s. Join us for the film, cultural discussion, and free pizza, courtesy of Manhattan Pizza.

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

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4:30 pm - 7 pm

Ask the Professionals: Leadership in Business

Research Building I, Room 163

The School of Business Career Services invites you to be a part of our Ask the Professionals Panel and Networking event series. For this event we will be focusing on Graduate and Undergraduate students with an interest in using their Leadership skills in the Business Career.

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School of Business Career Services, (703) 993-1880, mycareer@gmu.edu, School of Business

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5 pm

Student Government: Spring Candidate Meeting

Johnson Center, Meeting Room C

This is a mandatory meeting for all Spring election candidates to review the Election Code and become familiar with the guidelines for the upcoming election. Candidates who do not attend will be penalized as outlined in the Election Code. 

Melissa Ulmer, (703) 993-1314, mmasone2@gmu.edu, Student Involvement

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Prospective Graduate Student Info Session: Volgenau School of Engineering

Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 4201

Volgenau School of Engineering hosts several Information Sessions for Prospective Graduate Students throughout the academic year. This is your opportunity to meet the administrative and academic staff members who will assist you during the pursuit of your graduate course work and degree.

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(703) 993-1512, vsegrad@gmu.edu, Volgenau School of Engineering

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Thompson Hall, Suite 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 online e-Learning Graduate Certificate and Learning Technologies BIS Concentration. Register Now

Sonya Thomasson, (703) 993-4132, sthomass@gmu.edu, Division of Learning Technologies

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7 pm

Men's Basketball: Mason vs. George Washington University

Patriot Center

Come out and support Mason's Men's Basketball team as the compete against George Washington University.

$13-$25

Andrew Bashuk, (703) 993-3236, abashuk@gmu.edu, Intercollegiate Athletics

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7 pm - 9 pm

Beacon Hall Movie Night: Hunger Games

Prince William Campus, Beacon Hall

Join us for a movie night featuring the film, Hunger Games: Mockingjay - part 1. Free pizza and beverages provided.

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

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8 pm

Mason Jazz Ensemble Concert: Big Band Showdown, School of Music

Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Come enjoy the Jazz Ensemble Concert: Big Band Showdown hosted by the School of Music.

$10, $5

(703) 993-8888, stagecfa@gmu.edu, School of Music

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