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January 27, 2012 | Today | Print Calendar


Winter Welcome Week

Enjoy activities celebrating the start of the semester.

Student Involvement, (703) 993-2909

9 am - 11 am

Math Placement Testing

Science and Technology I, Room 2

Determines readiness for math courses.  Bring a picture ID, a pencil or pen and G Number.  Incoming students will have a chance to take the Math Placement test during orientation.

Catherine Sausville, (703) 993-1460

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10 am - 11:30 am

Customer Service Certificate Program: Professional Communication

Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 110L

Learn how to make your message clear and effective by being mindful of purpose, tone and self-concept.  Practice sounding professional with a series of exercises.

Rick Holt, (703) 993-6764,

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10:30 am - 11:45 am

Academic Skills Workshop: Overview of Study Strategies

Student Union Building I, Room 3129

This workshop explores effective study methods and note-taking techniques. You'll examine how you learn best, explore strategies to capitalize on your learning style, and learn methods to transfer information from short-term to long-term memory. Open to Mason students only.

Counseling and Psychological Services, (703) 993-2999

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11 am - 12 pm

Statistics Seminar

Johnson Center, Room B

Spring 2012 weekly statistical seminar, featuring speakers from academia, private industry and the government.

Statistics Department, (703) 993-3645

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12 pm

Center for Global Education Open House

Johnson Center, George's

Learn about study abroad programs and how you can participate!

Center for Global Education, (703) 993-2154

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12:30 pm

Kings Brass Performance

Harris Theatre


Center for the Performing Arts Box Office, (703) 993-8888

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2 pm - 4 pm

Information Fair and Welcome Reception for New and Returning International Students

Student Union Building I, Patriots Lounge

For international students only.

Office of International Programs and Services, (703) 993-2970

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3 pm - 4 pm

Department of Computational Social Science Seminar

Research Hall, 3rd floor, Center for Social Complexity Suite

An Agent-Based Model of Environmental Stress and Social Structure on Easter Island 1380-1680 AD. Presented by Mark Stover, PhD Candidate, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. Q&A session and refreshments will follow.

Karen Underwood, (703) 993-9298,, Computational Social Science

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4 pm - 5:30 pm

Experimental Economics Seminar: Leeat Yariv

Arlington Campus, Truland Building, Room 648

Collective Dynamic Choice: The Necessity of Time Inconsistency.  Presented by Leeat Yariv from  the California Institute of Technology.

The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, (703) 993-4719

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6 pm

PB Film: Happy Feet 2

Johnson Center, Cinema

Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world.  Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new thret to their home -  one that will take everyone working together to save them.

Program Board, (703) 993-2925

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7 pm - 11 pm

Winter Welcome Week: Mason on Ice

Mason Hall Plaza (between Concert Hall & Mason Hall)

Lace up your skates and ice skate around the Arts Plaza.  Get an airbrushed winter hat or a phot snow caps candy with a hot chocolate.  Skates will be supplied.  Alternate location: Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall.

Student Involvement, (703) 993-2909

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8 pm

Concert: River North Dance Chicago

Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Jazz-based, contemporary dance ensemble.

$42; $34; $21

Center for the Arts Box Office, (703) 993-8888

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9 pm

PB Film: 50/50

Johnson Center, Cinema

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Program Board, (703) 993-2925

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