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October 22, 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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Freedom Center: Community Appreciation Week

Prince William Campus, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

The Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center will host its annual Community Appreciation Week from October 20-26. All residents of Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and all Mason faculty, staff and students will have free access to the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center with a valid photo ID (or Mason ID). In addition to complimentary admission to the facility, seminars will be offered on topics ranging from healthy cooking to stress reducers. The weekend will include family-related activities with a movie in the pool, fall games, prizes and more.

(703) 993-8444, freedomc@gmu.edu, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

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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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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 - 11 am

Workshop: PowerPoint 2010: Foundation & Design Part 1

Johnson Center, Room 311B

Description of subjects covered in workshop: Creating & Saving a Presentation, Manipulating Slides, Manipulating Text, Layouts & Text Boxes, Font Formatting, Paragraph Formatting, Animations, Themes, Templates, Illustrations (Tables, Shapes, Charts, and SmartArt), Media (Video and Audio), Slide Shows, Printing & Proofing

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

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9 am - 5 pm

Ping Pong Tournament

Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, Patriot Zone

Ping Pong Tournament held in Patriot Zone, the Student Lounge on the Prince William Campus.

Derek Markheim, (703) 993-9779, dmarkhei@gmu.edu, University Life, Prince William

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9 am - 7 pm

Open Access Week Info Table

Fenwick Library, Gateway Library, Mercer Library, Arlington Library

Come pick up some free swag and ask one of our librarians about Open Access to research and open educational resources. The info tables will also feature materials about ORCID (orcid.org), a free service that provides researchers with a unique identifier to distinguish their research activities from those of others with similar names.

Claudia Holland, (703) 993-2544, chollan3@gmu.edu, University Libraries

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9 am - 9 pm

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

Fairfax Campus

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is a fun, engaging and meaningful way for students to learn about alcohol. 

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

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9 am - 10:45 pm

Opening Writing Lab

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Arlington Campus Library

Need a quiet space to work on your papers and assignments? The Arlington Campus Library is hosting an open writing lab! The Library’s Instruction Room will be open all day for students in need of a quiet space to write. Bring your laptop and get ready to work!

Beth Roszkowski , (703) 993-8188, broszkow@gmu.edu, Arlington Campus Library

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Practice Interview Day

Student Union Building I, Suite 3400

Practice your interviewing skills with area employers visiting campus! Meet one-on-one with an employer for a 30-minute mock interview followed by constructive feedback and tips on how to improve and perfect your interviewing skills.

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Quayla Allen, (703) 993-2370, careers@gmu.edu, University Career Services

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10 am - 11 am

EHS Training: Fire Extinguisher Use

Police and Safety Headquarters, Room 230

Learn to safely and confidently operate a fire extinguisher at this hands-on training. This training session consists of a 1/2 hour classroom training and 1/2 hour hands-on practice witht the equipment. For complete training descriptions and to register, visit the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) website.

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Meredith Muckerman, (703) 993-9715, mmuckerm@gmu.edu, Environmental Health and Safety Office

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10 am - 5 pm

Exhibit: Art as Research

Art & Design Building, Fine Arts Gallery

ART AS RESEARCH is a dynamic exhibition surveying 27 contemporary artists whose works creatively engage concepts of research. The exhibition documents the first two years of Provisions Library’s Research Residency Program, exploring experimental art practices across a wide range of research topics such as electricity, outer space, urbanism, labor practices, intellectual property, sustainable agriculture, race, water, debt, flags, anthems and borders. Artworks in the exhibition span diverse media including video, radio, installation, comic books, photography and database applications.

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Donald Russell, (202) 213-6272, drusse10@gmu.edu, School of Art

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10:30 am - 12:30 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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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Workshop: Excel 2010: Foundation & Charts - Part 1

Johnson Center, Room 311B

The following topics will be covered in this workshop: selection techniques (AutoFill); manipulating rows and columns; manipulating cells and cell content; worksheets; status bar; templates; customizing Excel; font formatting; number formatting; alignment formatting; clipboard; hyperlinks; freezing row and column; sorting and filtering data; pivot tables; scenarios; conditional formatting; importing text files and charts.

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

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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 - 12:50 pm

ADP Fall Colloquia Series

Engineering Building, Room 1108

The Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) colloquia series continues with Dr. Kevin Sutherland from VCU! Join us as he discusses, "BEST in CLASS: Preliminary results of a classroom-based prevention program". 

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

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12 pm - 1 pm

Well-Being Brown Bag Event

Research Hall, Room 163

Work is a fundamental part of most our lives, and well-being at work influences and is influenced by more general well-being. In this brown bag presentation, Dr. Seth Kaplan, Associate Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the Psychology Department at George Mason University will discuss recent research on work-related well-being, with a focus on workplace affect. He also will be sharing results from studies examining the effectiveness of activities that employees can perform to boost their work-related well-being.

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Free

(703) 993-6090, infocct@gmu.edu, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

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12 pm - 1:15 pm

Career Services: Government Week: Getting on the Hill

Student Union Building I, Suite 3400

Considering opportunities to serve the public through a job with a Congressional Office, the Senate, the House of Representatives or a Committee?  Learn more about the internship and job search process to get on the Hill.

Saskia Clay-Rooks, (703) 993-2370, careers@gmu.edu, University Career Services

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12 pm - 8 pm

GMView Yearbook Portraits

The Hub, Room 1012

Attention all Mason students: Anyone (not just seniors) who would like to be featured in this year’s GMView Yearbook are encouraged to attend one of our LifeTouch portrait sessions this October.

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$10

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

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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

EHS Training: BSL-2 Biosafety Refresher

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 110A

BSL-2 Biosafety Refresher training satisfies the annual training requirement for Biological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories training by introducing new topics each year that expand upon basic biosafety and infectious material handling fundamentals. Topics include new policies and procedures and additional information regarding recent or emergent safety issues identified. In order to register for BSL-2 Biosafety Refresher training, you must have previously attended Biological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories training. For complete training descriptions and to register, visit the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) website.

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Meredith Muckerman, (703) 993-9715, mmuckerm@gmu.edu, Environmental Health and Safety Office

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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) 993-6764, hrlearn@gmu.edu, Human Resources and Payroll

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2 pm - 3 pm

Application Information Session: Oxford Programs

The HUB, Room 1

Information session that will review the applicaiton process for the Study Abroad Programs, Oxford Programs.

(703) 993-2154, cge@gmu.edu, George Mason University Center for Global Education

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2 pm - 3:15 pm

EHS: Laboratory Safety Refresher

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 110A

Laboratory Safety Refresher training satisfies the annual training requirement for Laboratory Safety Orientation training by introducing new topics each year that expand upon basic safety fundamentals and regulations covered in the Laboratory Safety Orientation course. Topics include new policies and procedures, personal protection, hazard identification, and additional information about safety issues in laboratories such as waste management, inventory management, spill and exposure response, proper use of engineering controls, and decontamination procedures.

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Meredith Muckerman, (703) 993-9715, mmuckerm@gmu.edu, Environmental Health and Safety Office

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3 pm - 5 pm

Chinese Language Buddy Event: Short Chinese videos

East Building, Room 129

The Confucius Institute at Mason will hold a language buddy event on ‘Watching Chinese Short films’ at our reading room. We sincerely invite you to join us, enjoying the videos, sharing beautiful stories and making new friends.

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

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4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Workshop: College Reading Strategies

Student Union Building I, Suite 3129

This workshop provides information on strategies for various reading demands.  Learn techniques for getting the most out of textbooks, literature, and research articles.

Vicki Dominick, (703) 993-2999, vdominic@gmu.edu, Learning Services

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4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Workshop: Motivation and Goal Setting

Student Union Building I, Suite 3129

What do you want to do with your life?  Are you feeling overwhelmed or confused about your future?  Are you unclear as to which path to take?  This workshop examines the power of higher education and its role in your future. Learn why it is important to look at the big picture when planning your course work and choosing your major.  This workshop also allows you to explore your values and see how the choices you make now will lay the foundation for your future.

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

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5 pm - 6 pm

Panel: Future of Textbooks in an Open Access World

Johnson Center, Gateway Library, Room 228

The skyrocketing cost of textbooks poses practical and theoretical questions for an era  of unprecedented information freedom. How do textbook costs disadvantage low-income students? Are expensive textbooks worth the price, or are free or low-cost online resources a more practical option? In an age of tablet computing, should we be using physical textbooks at all? The nationally ranked Mason Forensics Team takes on these questions and more at this year’s roundtable discussion, “The Future of Textbooks in an Open Access World.”

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Free

Claudia Holland, (703) 993-2544, chollan3@gmu.edu, University Libraries

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6 pm - 7 pm

Info Session: BIS Program, Adult Degree Completion

Aquia Building, Room 222

If you are a current or prospective student who would like to learn more about the option to design an individualized degree completion plan, you are invited to attend one of our information sessions.

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Mark Sistek, (703) 993-4556, msistek@gmu.edu, Bachelor of Individualized Study Advising

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6:30 pm

Novant Health: Join Us for Date Night

Prince William Campus, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Treat Yourself to Health. Grab a friend, your special someone or come solo to Date Night Out, a free, adult evening focused on your wellness. Enjoy informative demos that will provide you with tips and tricks to make your life and relationships healthier. All attendees will receive swag bags and the chance to enter exciting drawings, and the first 50 online registrations to attend will be entered into a drawing for a Visa gift card.

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Free

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

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Fairfax Campus, Thompson Hall, Suite L049

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 Learning Technologies BIS Concentration.

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

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7 pm

Disney on Ice: Frozen

Patriot Center

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The Academy Award winning movie is LIVE and coming to your town with dazzling special effects, astonishing skating and inspiring songs like “Let It Go.” Join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and many more of your favorite Disney characters for this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship. Tickets go on sale June 3 at 10:00am

(703) 993-3000, Patriot Center

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7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Men Who Write About Women Reading Group

Johnson Center, Room 240K

The Women and Gender Studies Center will host a “Men Who Write About Women” reading group for all students. We will read two novels and a variety of short stories. We will focus on twenty and twenty-first century male authors and their female characters and discuss the importance of looking at these characterizations. All students are welcome.

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

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