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April 27, 2015 | Print Calendar


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,, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

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Multi-disciplinary Research Symposium

Global Center, Ballroom

George Mason University will host its inaugural Multi-Disciplinary Research Symposium. Broadly organized around the topic of health, this university-wide Symposium is open to all interested researchers. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to participate. As space is limited, please register for the symposium at your earliest convenience at 

The purpose of this one-day Symposium is to facilitate and support the creation of multi-disciplinary research clusters across Mason that will address socially significant challenges. Each cluster will bring together perspectives from disparate disciplines (that do not always have the opportunity to interact in a way that will allow the sharing and creation of new perspectives.).  

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Laura Bell, (703) 993-8770,, Office of the Provost

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De-Stress Fest Spring 2015

Various locations

De-Stress Fest is one of Student Involvement's semester traditions where partners from across the university provide free programming to help students relax and have fun before finals week. 

Melissa Ulmer, (703) 993-1314,, Student Involvement

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"All In for PWC!" Participation and Fundraising Campaign

Prince William Campus Executive Office

Kicked off on March 16, 2015, the “All In for PWC!” 100% Participation Campaign is a month and a half long campaign designed to demonstrate the commitment of full-time faculty and staff to the Prince William Campus.

A variety of campus-wide events are planned throughout the month of April, including One Day Mason (April 3rd), a Community Garden Day (April 10th), a Bake Sale (April 14th), and a Pickle Ball Tournament (April 30th).

Participate in an event, or donate by visiting the Prince William Campus Executive Office, or visiting:

Donna Tressler, (703) 993-8355,, Prince William Campus Executive Office

8 am - 11:59 pm

The Pirates of Penzance Exhibit

Fenwick Library, 2nd Floor, Wing A

University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives is currently exhibiting original materials from The Pirates of Penzance. These items are part of the David and Annabelle Stone Gilbert and Sullivan collection, and are on display in conjunction with Mason's School of Music production of The Pirates of Penzance, April 24-26, in Harris Theatre. This exhibit traces its history from its earliest productions to the present day. The exhibit in Fenwick Library (2nd Floor, Wing A) runs now through May 1.

Pirates received its official premiere in New York at the Fifth Avenue Theatre on 31 December 1879.  Well over a century later, The Pirates of Penzance remains one of the most popular of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas, and indeed one of the most frequently performed works in all musical theatre.


Bob Vay, 993-9513,, Special Collections and Archives

Web Site

9 am - 12 pm

Basic Eva Purchsing

Alan and Sally Merten Hall, Room 2001

Hands-on training providing an overview for utilizing Virginia’s electronic procurement system to purchase most goods and services.

Mason Workshops, (703) 993-3371, Mason Workshops, Mason Workshops

Web Site

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,, Catholic Campus Ministry

Web Site

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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Dylan Bates, (703) 459-0499,, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Web Site

12 pm - 2 pm

ITS Training: Access 2010: Reporting and Functionality - Part 4

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,, Information Technology Services

Web Site

12 pm - 3 pm

HIV Testing - STI Awareness Month

Student Union Building I, Suite 3200

Come get tested! Confidential test results in minutes – no needles!

WAVES, (703) 993-9999,, WAVES

Web Site

12:30 pm

Jazz Saxophone Recital

Harris Theatre

Support Mason's School of Music and attend the Jazz Saxophone Recital.

Courtney Buvid, (703) 993-1380,, School of Music

Web Site

12:30 pm - 2 pm

Academic Coaching Drop-In

SUB I, Suite 3129 - Learning Services Study Lounge

Need a few study tips to help you improve your academic performance? Stop by Academic Coaching Drop-In to speak with a Learning Services staff member. Learn ways to manage your time, improve your memorization, take useful notes, and tackle tough exam questions. No appointment needed.


Vicki Dominick, (703) 993-2380,, CAPS/Learning Services

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

P-Card Cardholder Training

Alan and Sally Merten Hall, Room 2001

Training providing an overview of the policy to be followed when using the P-Card for purchases of goods and services costing less than $2,000.

Mason Workshops, (703) 993-3371, Mason Workshops, Mason Workshops

Web Site

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.


Quintessa Washington, (703) 993-6015,, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Web Site

2 pm - 4 pm

Human Trafficking: The Situation in Northern Virginia

Alan and Sally Merten Hall, Room 1201

The panel will feature experts from multiple sectors:

  • U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock, Virginia 10th Congressional District
  • Delegate Tim Hugo, Majority Caucus Chairman
  • Detective William Woolf, Fairfax County Police Department Human Trafficking Unit
  • Beth Saunders, Business Sector Chair, Just Ask Prevention Project
  • Deepa Patel, Coordinator, Sex Offender Program; Director, Gang Intervention and Sexual Exploitation Programs, Multicultural Clinical Center
  • John Cook, Braddock District Supervisor

Satellite viewing available: Arlington Campus, Founder’s Hall, Room 322
Loudoun, Room 101

Kasey Kinnard, (703) 993-9757,, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center

Web Site

3 pm

The Conservation of John Green's A Short History of the English People Exhibit

Fenwick Library, 2nd floor, C Wing

Ethel Hellman speaks about the University Libraries’ Preservation Department's current exhibit, The Conservation of John Green’s A Short History of the English People.These items are part of a gift from Philip M. Teigen, and are on display as part of Preservation Week (April 26-May 2). 

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Amy Sullivan, 703-993-2667,, Collection Development and Preservation

3:30 pm - 5 pm

Krasnow Monday Seminar

Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Keratoconus is a progressive disease usually manifesting initially in early adulthood. It is characterized by progressive thinning and bulging of the cornea and may ultimately require corneal transplantation to maintain vision. Early diagnosis is important firstly to avoid corneal refractive surgery, which weakens the cornea and will lead to rapid progression, and also recently the chance to treat the cornea with crosslink therapy to arrest progression.

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Stu MacKenzie, (703) 993-4333,, Neuroscience

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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.


Rachael Wright, (617) 245-0666,, Ballroom Club

Web Site

5:30 pm

Extreme Realities

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 111

Extreme Realities: Investigating the Link Between Extreme Weather, Climate Change and Threats to Our National Security

5:30 PM Check-in
6:00 PM Screening
7:00 PM Panel and Audience Discussion

Sponsored by Mason's School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (SPGIA) with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The program will include viewing "Journey to Planet Earth Extreme Realities," followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, Hal and Marilyn Weiner, Andrew Deutz of TNC, Andrew Light of George Mason University and David Hart, Senior Associate Dean of Mason's SPGIA.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to attend.

School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Vigil for the Earthquake Victims in Nepal

Johnson Center, North Plaza

Vigil for the Earthquake Victims in Nepal. Parking lot K can be used for outsider parking and will be excempt from ticketing.

Nepalese Student Association

Web Site

7:30 pm - 9 pm

Graduate Student and Alumni Happy Hour in Women and Gender Studies

Johnson Center, Room 240K

The Women and Gender Studies Center will be hosting a happy hour for graduate students on April 27th. All graduate students and alumni are welcome. Beer, wine, and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact David Corwin at

David Corwin, (703) 993-2896,, Women and Gender Studies

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