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Mason Week 2012

Events all week, ending with Mason Day and the Mason Day Concert.

Program Board, (703) 993-2925


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Office of Diversity Programs & Services, (703) 993-2700


Denim Day

Part of National Crime Victims Rights Week. Denim Day is a rape prevention education campaign, where members of the Mason community are asked to make a social statement with their fashion statement and wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.


Rachel Lindsey, (703) 993-9859,, Sexual Assault Services

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm

ADP Colloquia Series

The HUB, Rooms 1 and 2

All members of the Mason community are welcome to attend the Applied Developmental Psychology Colloquia Series.

Psychology Department, (703) 993-1342

Web Site

12 pm

Dedication of the Yellow Birch Trail

University Hall, Plaza

Join Mrs. Sally Merten and Wellness by Mason for a brief ceremony followed by an inaugural walk of Mason's first official 1.6 miles walking trail!

Human Resources, (703) 993-2600

12 pm

Life Planning Seminar: Getting the Most Out of Your Mason Benefits Package

University Hall, Room 2001; Arlington Campus, Founders Hall,Room B119; Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, Room 254

Join Rizna Ahmed, Ph.D., Director of Benefits and Absence Management as she discusses the role your benefits can play at every stage in your life at Mason.

Bridget Peabody, (703) 993-6764,, Human Resources and Payroll, (703) 993-2600

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12 pm - 1 pm

SPP Brown Bag Seminar: Ken Reinert

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 317

Globalization for Development? Policy and Collaboration.  Presented by Ken Reinert, Professor of Public Policy.

School of Public Policy, (703) 993-2280

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1 pm - 3 pm

How to Preserve Your Personal Collections

Johnson Center, Library Instruction Room, Room 228

Brian Baird, conservator, will conduct an "Antiques Roadshow" type session after his discussion of preserving personal collections.  You may bring in 1-2 fragile books, Bibles, family papers, or photographs for treatment evaluation and storage recommendations.


Lene Palmer, (703) 993-2667,, University Libraries

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2 pm - 5 pm

Cafe-GMU Korean Cooking Class


We have one more cooking class for this semester, and we saved the best for last! We're cooking Korean! Traditional recipes such as Kimchi (Cabbage), Japchae (Beef & Mushrooms with Noodles), and Bulgogi (Korean Beef BBQ) will be on the menu! It's going to be delicious.

Free, after paid entrance to Southside

John Reynolds, (703) 338-8272,, Cafe-GMU

Web Site

2 pm - 6 pm

Bike to Mason Day in Arlington

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Plaza

All students, faculty, and staff who bicycle to campus are greeted with drinks and snacks by the Parking and Transportation office and mechanical support from a local bike shop.

Marina Budimir, (703) 993-9530

3 pm

Farewell Reception for President Merten

Mason Hall, Room 3 A&B

Sponsored by Staff Senate.

Staff Senate, (703) 993-4141

4 pm - 5:30 pm

Book Discussion: The Clash of Economic Ideas

The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Please join us for a lively discussion on Lawrence White's new book, The Clash of Economic Ideas, chaired by GMU economics professor Peter Boettke. Reception starts at 5:30 PM. RSVP to email.

Mercatus Center at George Mason University, (703) 993-4930,

Web Site

4 pm - 7 pm

Distinguished Quill Awards

The Hub, Ballroom

Come out and celebrate Mason organizations at the Quill Awards. Watch the best of the best be celebrated and honored at this evening event during Mason week.

Student Involvement, (703) 993-2909

Web Site

6 pm - 8 pm

Azucar Salsa Dance Lessons

Johnson Center, Dance Studio

Salsa Workshops instructed by a professional dancer are free for Mason Students, and $5 for non-Mason students. Every Wednesday evening.

$5; Free for Mason Students

Christine Gonzales,, Azucar GMU Salsa Club

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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Implications of the Death of Trayvon Martin

Mason Hall, Room D3 A&B

The panel will discuss issues including: the social, racial and legal implications of this case; why do people care so much about Trayvon Martin; the precarious state of black masculinity; what students/citizens can do to prevent similar incidents from happening again; and more.

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Joseph Williams, (703) 993-5343,, Counseling and Development

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8 pm

Faculty Chamber Ensemble: Anna Balakerskaia

Harris Theater

The Ensemble da Camera of Washington lead by Anna Balakerskaia.

School of Music, (703) 993-1380

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