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Two Environmental and Sustainability Studies majors were selected as Global Sustainability Scholars

Two Environmental and Sustainability Studies majors were selected as Global Sustainability Scholars

The rising juniors, both of whom are majoring in environmental and sustainability studies, have been selected as Global Sustainability Scholars, a National Science Foundation and Future Earth program focusing on global sustainable development that trains undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. During three summers, students travel abroad, conduct research and build their professional networks.

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Three SIS Faculty Awarded Grants

Three SIS Faculty Awarded Grants

Dr. Al Fuertes was awarded the 2019 Term Faculty Development Fund. Dr. Graziella McCarron & Dr. Aoi Yamanaka were awarded the 2019 NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Ed) grant.

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SIS Alum took home top prize at LGBTQ Research Symposium.

SIS Alum took home top prize at LGBTQ Research Symposium.

Jayna Tavarez, who majored in INTS with a Social Justice & Human Rights concentration, just won the Outstanding Student Paper Award for an essay she wrote based on her masters thesis. She received the award from the LGBTQ Research Symposium, a national gathering in its seventh year, which met this year in Illinois.

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2019 Seeds of Change Recap

2019 Seeds of Change Recap

On Tuesday, April 23rd, the Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) office hosted their third annual Seeds of Change recognition event in the HUB Ballroom. The event recognized the selfless leadership, service, and activism led by Mason students, faculty, staff and community partners.

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2019 SIS Degree Celebration Information

2019 SIS Degree Celebration Information

Wednesday, May 15th at 10:00 in the Center for the Arts. All graduating Integrative Studies, Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Bachelor of Individualized Studies students will be recognized on stage.

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SIS Associate Professor Dr. Wendi Manuel-Scott, recipient of the 2019 Mason Teaching Excellence Award

SIS Associate Professor Dr. Wendi Manuel-Scott, recipient of the 2019 Mason Teaching Excellence Award

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of Mason’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. The Teaching Excellence Awards are both institutional recognition and a monetary acknowledgment of the significant work that faculty members devote to course planning and preparation; curriculum development; and innovative teaching, advising, and undergraduate and graduate mentoring.

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Community Engagement Medallion Recipients

Community Engagement Medallion Recipients

We are pleased to share our Community Engagement Medallion Recipients for 2019! These individuals will be recognized at Social Action and Integrative Learning’s (SAIL) Seeds of Change event on Tuesday April 23rd from 1pm-3pm.

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Professor Susan Howard wins 2019 Career Connection Award

Professor Susan Howard wins 2019 Career Connection Award

The Career Connection Faculty Award is an annual award celebrating Mason faculty and staff who make a positive impact on students' career goals, employment plans, or graduate school preparation. Recipients go above and beyond the expectations of their role and devote extra time and energy to helping students prepare for life after Mason.

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Third annual Giving Day is April 4

Third annual Giving Day is April 4

Mason alumni, faculty and staff have the opportunity to unite and show a tangible sign of the strength and commitment of Mason Nation. Find out how to support the cause or program which means the most to you

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Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019

Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019

Sibs & Kids Weekend is Saturday, April 27-Sunday, April 28, and we invite Mason faculty, staff, and students to register their kids and siblings ages 6-18 to experience the excitement of life as a Patriot! All Sibs & Kids Weekend participants must register at masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu. The cost is $15 for Mason faculty/staff members, $25 for participants (ages 6-18), and free for Mason students. All participants will receive giveaways, a Sibs & Kids Weekend t-shirt, entrance to all events on the schedule including meals, access to Mason Recreation facilities, and parking on the Fairfax campus.

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Mason First Gen Leadership Summit

Mason First Gen Leadership Summit

The First Gen Leadership Summit is specifically designed for Mason students who identify as first-generation college students. The summit is a one-day program focusing on leadership skill development through both large and small group experiences. Participants will have a chance to engage and connect with other first-generation college students around leadership, ethics, diversity, identity development, inclusion, and well-being. Register today for this incredible program!

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2019 Homecoming Information

2019 Homecoming Information

In February 2019, you’ll be able to join the Patriot Activities Council, Mason Athletics, Student Involvement, and the Alumni Association for a week-long celebration! Check back for more information for the week of events, tailgate, and the game.

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Immigration and the Midterm Elections, Nov. 28, 5-7pm

Immigration and the Midterm Elections, Nov. 28, 5-7pm

Immigration and the 2018 Midterm Elections Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5-7pm Johnson Center, Meeting Room F, 3rd Floor The results of the 2018 midterm elections are in, and there will likely be important consequences for immigration policy. Come hear expert panelists and policymakers discuss their predictions for immigration in 2019 and beyond.

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2018 VA Engage Fall Meeting

2018 VA Engage Fall Meeting

Faculty across Virginia and the metro area gathered at the VA Engage Network fall meeting on Mason's Fairfax Campus to discuss best practices for community-engaged research.

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IIR Hosts Film Screening of "Human Flow"

IIR Hosts Film Screening of "Human Flow"

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

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College Colors Day: Friday, August 31st

College Colors Day: Friday, August 31st

College Colors Day is nationally organized by our partner, IMG College Licensing, and was first celebrated in 2005. It always falls on the Friday before Labor Day. College Colors Day seeks to celebrate and promote the spirit that makes college traditions great, such as “back-to-school”, by encouraging students, faculty/staff, alumni and fans to wear apparel of their favorite college throughout the day of Friday, August 31, 2018.

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New Student Convocation!

New Student Convocation!

Mason faculty and staff are invited to join President Cabrera, Provost Wu, and the senior administration in welcoming incoming freshmen and transfer students as they start their Mason experience!

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2018 Scholarships Coming Soon!

2018 Scholarships Coming Soon!

Qualified students can apply to three different scholarships offered by the School of Integrative Studies. The application deadline will be October 15, 2018. Click here to learn more!

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Fall for the Book announces 20th anniversary headliners

Fall for the Book announces 20th anniversary headliners

A star-studded lineup of poets, historians and novelists includes (left to right) Tayari Jones, Congressman John Lewis, Elizabeth Strout, Elizabeth Kostova and Angie Thomas. The four-day event is at Mason and locations around Northern Virginia. Learn more about the festival, including a new book prize.

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Share Your Story

Share Your Story

Well-being is more than just a concept – it’s a way of living. At Mason, we aim to thrive together. A vital part of that is inspiring each other. Have you screwed up? We all do sometimes. Tell us your rebound resilience story. Do you enjoy a certain well-being practice? Let us know.

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See what courses are being offered by the School of Integrative Studies this fall!

See what courses are being offered by the School of Integrative Studies this fall!

The School of Integrative Studies (SIS) curriculum allows students to integrate research, theory and practice across numerous disciplines and experiences. Students access all the resources offered at Mason and draw the critical connections they will need among the topics they study, the experiences they have, the personal reflections they create and the careers they pursue. Integrative studies encourages students to identify today’s complex problems and pursue opportunities inside and outside the classroom, synthesizing theory and practice.

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Angela Hattery, Professor and Director, Women and Gender Studies Program, receives The United Bank Presidential Medal for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

Angela Hattery, Professor and Director, Women and Gender Studies Program, receives The United Bank Presidential Medal for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

Established a year ago with the support of generous endowments from university benefactors, the 2018 Presidential Faculty Excellence Medals represent the university’s highest recognition of faculty members who exemplify our ideals of excellence: teaching innovation, research and scholarship of consequence, diversity and inclusion, and social impact in our community and around the world.

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SAIL 2017-2018 Year in Review

SAIL 2017-2018 Year in Review

The end of another school year is here. As classes conclude and the SAIL office prepares for the upcoming school year, we hope you stay committed and connected.

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Integrative Studies Alumni, Eric Forbes,  Receives Jack C. Wood Award for Strong University-Community Relations

Integrative Studies Alumni, Eric Forbes, Receives Jack C. Wood Award for Strong University-Community Relations

President Ángel Cabrera (far left) and Jack Wood (second from the right) present the John C. "Jack" Wood Award for Town Gown relations to Eric Forbes (second from the left), Zeponic Farms, the Media Literacy and Civil Dialogue Skills Workshops partnership between the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Fairfax County Public Libraries, Niyati Dhokai and Toni-Michelle Travis.

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2018-2019 Alternative Breaks Applications Are Now Open!

2018-2019 Alternative Breaks Applications Are Now Open!

Each year Social Action & Integrative Learning (SAIL) have Alternative Spring Break trips that focus on issues ranging from Ecosystem Restoration in Florida to Education, Literacy, and Community Development in Guatemala. The purpose of these trips is to critically engage students in social justice work through education and community service.

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2018 Seeds of Change Recap

2018 Seeds of Change Recap

On Tuesday, April 17, the Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) office hosted their second annual Seeds of Change recognition event in the HUB Ballroom. The event recognized the selfless leadership, service, and activism led by Mason students, faculty, and community partners.

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George Mason University’s Center for Energy Science and Policy hosts 2nd annual Mason Energy Symposium

George Mason University’s Center for Energy Science and Policy hosts 2nd annual Mason Energy Symposium

The second annual symposium, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Research Hall, Room 163, on the Fairfax Campus, will advance understanding of the international and domestic aspects of our most basic and critical needs – an abundant and reliable supply of water and energy. The event is hosted by Richard Kauzlarich and Paul Houser, co-directors of Mason's Center for Energy Science and Policy. The event is free but registration is required. Find out more.

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Patriot Green Fund is looking for 4 students to serve on committee

Patriot Green Fund is looking for 4 students to serve on committee

Administered by our Office of Sustainability, Mason’s Patriot Green Fund (PGF) provides $100,000/year to advance more sustainable campus infrastructure and to support our research to address sustainability challenges in our region. The majority-student PGF selection committee currently seeks 4 dynamic student representatives for the 2018/2019 academic year. Positions are open for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Spring into Well-Being Week

Spring into Well-Being Week

George Mason University hosts its annual Spring into Well-Being celebration every year with a wide variety of engagement opportunities and events across campus. Most Spring into Well-Being events are FREE and open to the public. Learn more about all of the events here!

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"Policing Black Bodies"

"Policing Black Bodies"

In this audio interview about their new book, Mason's Angela Hattery and Earl Smith speak about young black males being lost in the school-to-prison pipeline, characterized by the criminalization of minor infractions on campus.

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Black History Month: Kalia Harris leading charge as activist for minority groups

Black History Month: Kalia Harris leading charge as activist for minority groups

“The most meaningful lesson I've learned as a black millennial, fem activist is that we have to make our voices heard and if that means taking the mic and ripping it out of someone's hand to be heard, then do it,” Harris said. “For me, if this message gets out there and it's not in the main stream and people aren't all agreeing with me I hope it (at least) sparks a dialogue.”

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Hutnick honored with Spirit of King Faculty Award

Hutnick honored with Spirit of King Faculty Award

Sociology doctoral student Carrie Hutnick has received the 2018 Spirit of King Faculty Award for her work as an instructor with Mason's Social Action and Integrative Learning program. She is among several CHSS students, alumni, and faculty members recognized.

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Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute

Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute

The Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute (VFSLI) prepares rising leaders in the area of sustainable food systems by combining pertinent content knowledge in food systems, competency development in leadership, and direct experience helping re-localize Virginia's food systems. Learn how you can be a part of this!

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Student project 'goes beyond the class and research itself'

Student project 'goes beyond the class and research itself'

Christina Cherry (left), a senior human development and family science major, and Jasmine Felder, a master's student concentrating in counseling and development, say their research helps give a voice to families facing displacement through gentrification. Photo by Ron Aira.

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TEDxGeorgeMasonU “Revival” and Recap

TEDxGeorgeMasonU “Revival” and Recap

After months of planning and collaboration, the re-scheduled TEDxGeorgeMasonU spring conference was hosted in Dewberry Hall on September 10. Several students and faculty gazed their attentions to intimate presentations set forth by prolific speakers across Mason’s many disciplines, including SIS faculty member Dr. Julie Owen.

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2017 Service Fair Recap

2017 Service Fair Recap

On Monday, September 11, SAIL (Social Action & Integrative Learning) hosted the 9/11 Day Of Service Fair as part Mason Nation's 9/11 Day of Service, to honor veterans who responded to the attacks sixteen years earlier. More than forty-five community organizations came out to share their missions, passions, and resources.

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Hurricane Harvey & Southern Asia Disaster Relief

Hurricane Harvey & Southern Asia Disaster Relief

The impact of Hurricane Harvey on parts of Texas has been devastating. For those in the Mason community who wish to contribute to relief efforts, several resources are listed below. We also have several students from the Texas area whose families have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  As we receive more information from those students and their families, we will update this page. Keep in mind that mail services have been suspended in Houston so it will take a while for material donations to get to affected areas, if at all! The sun is out in Houston but it will take some time to rebuild and recover.

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SAIL Welcomes You Back This Semester

SAIL Welcomes You Back This Semester

Fairfax, VA | August 31, 2017 It is with great joy to welcome you back for another semester here at Mason! The Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) office wishes your year be filled with wisdom and with joy.

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Journal of Leadership Studies

Journal of Leadership Studies

Creative Leadership as Social Action and Transformation: A Case Study. Written by SIS Faculty Julie Owens, Carrie Hutnick and Suzanne Scott-Constantine in collaboration with our community partners Friends of the Guest House.

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Dr. Manuel-Scott Wins Faculty Excellence Medal

Dr. Manuel-Scott Wins Faculty Excellence Medal

Dr. Wendi Manuel-Scott will be joining the School of Integrative Studies for the fall 2017 semester. A popular professor on campus, she is best known for her inspiring speeches and energetic personality, making her the perfect addition to an already incredible faculty team in the school. She is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the African and African American Studies program.

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The college welcomes Edward Lengel and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin to the 2017 degree celebrations

The college welcomes Edward Lengel and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin to the 2017 degree celebrations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the May 2017 degree celebrations will be led by two outstanding alumni: chief historian for the White House Historical Association, Edward Lengel, and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin, a former acting chief of police for the Fairfax County Police Department and the current supervisor of safety and security for Loudoun County Public Schools.

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Seeds of Change Recognition Event

Seeds of Change Recognition Event

Fairfax, VA April 18, 2017- The center for Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) at George Mason University recently hosted their first annual Seeds of Change recognition event in Merten Hall. This event celebrated and recognized the impactful work that Mason students, staff and community partners have been able to facilitate over the past year.

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Field Studies Courses Offer Exciting Options

Field Studies Courses Offer Exciting Options

Next year, students can travel to such far-flung locations as Italy; Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic; Peru; and the Philippines on experiential learning courses offered through SIS. Registration is open now and each course offers its own unique experiences.

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The End of the Line

The End of the Line

Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act, brought on by overfishing.

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Class of 2016 Convocation

Class of 2016 Convocation

On May 12th, New Century College (NCC) celebrated the graduation of the 200 members of its class of 2016. This was the final convocation held under the NCC mantle, as the unit has since been renamed the School of Integrative Studies (SIS).

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A Classroom of a Different Kind

A Classroom of a Different Kind

For the past 13 years, Greg Justice and Tom Wood have been traveling to the Bahamas each summer with students for their Coral Reef Ecology class. In the 3-credit course, students learn about reef ecosystems while living on board a 65-foot sloop and sailing around the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.

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SIS Spotlight: Greg Justice

SIS Spotlight: Greg Justice

The School of Integrative Studies (SIS) prides itself for its hands-on learning opportunities. For Greg Justice, who coordinates SIS field studies, experiential learning has always been at the heart of his professional work and personal interest.

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Students Lead and Learn at Godwin Middle School

Students Lead and Learn at Godwin Middle School

On April 9th, more than 30 George Mason University students headed to Godwin Middle School in nearby Woodbridge to lead the third annual InCredAble Leadership Conference for 150 Godwin students. The conference concludes a year of collaboration, leadership training and friendship between the George Mason and Godwin students.

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Students Dedicate Spring Break to Education and Service

Students Dedicate Spring Break to Education and Service

From Florida to El Salvador to Jamaica and the District of Columbia, 85 George Mason University students dedicated their spring break to education and service as part of this year’s Alternative Break trips, organized through the Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) program in the School of Integrative Studies.

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SAIL Coordinator Researches Inside and Out

SAIL Coordinator Researches Inside and Out

For ten years, Carrie Hutnick has connected college students with meaningful service learning opportunities. Now, as part of her doctoral research, Hutnick is exploring the impact of an unusual learning experience shared between undergraduates and people incarcerated in the U.S. correctional system.

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Pop-Up Pantry Fills Critical Need

Pop-Up Pantry Fills Critical Need

Mason undergraduates Noah Shoates, an information systems and operations management major, Gary Hooker, a psychology major and Caroline Dugas, an undeclared major, have joined forces to lead Mason’s Pop-Up Pantry.

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Students Explore History and Reconciliation in Cambodia

Students Explore History and Reconciliation in Cambodia

During winter break, eight Mason students travelled to Cambodia with Field Studies at SAIL for the course “Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality.” New Century College Professor Tom Wood led the 14-day trip during which students travelled the length of the country, studying Cambodia’s history, religion and culture.

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Kalia Harris Joins U.S. Senators to Discuss Student Debt

Kalia Harris Joins U.S. Senators to Discuss Student Debt

It’s not every day that a Mason undergraduate joins prominent US Senators for a breakfast meeting that is covered in the Washington Post. On February 3, senior Kalia Harris (2016, community health) did just that, and from her place next to Senator Tim Kaine, called for action on the issue of college affordability.

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Students Lead through Service with Pop-Up Pantry

Students Lead through Service with Pop-Up Pantry

Members of the Leadership and Community Engagement Living Learning Community Noah Shoates, Gary Hooker and Caroline Dugas have assumed roles as Student Directors of Mason's Pop Up Pantry.The Pop Up Pantry provides clothes, food, toiletries and school supplies to George Mason University students, faculty and staff in need.

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Former Student and AB Participant Bianca Martinez Shares Her Experiences

Former Student and AB Participant Bianca Martinez Shares Her Experiences

I graduated in the spring of 2015 from the New Century College where I majored in Integrative Studies with a concentration in International Studies and a minor in Business. In the summer of July 2015, I was given the opportunity to travel to Natal, Brazil and participate in an intercultural exchange program called US-Brazil Connect, Global Leaders Fellowship.

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Alternative Break Applications Now Open

Alternative Break Applications Now Open

New Century College’s Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) is accepting applications for participants and learning partners for all spring Alternative Break programs now through the October 9th deadline.

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Faculty Highlight: Kelly Dalton

Faculty Highlight: Kelly Dalton

New Century College welcomes back Kelly Dalton to another academic year in her new role as the assistant director of the Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) program. In addition to supporting Patty Mathison, director of SAIL, Dalton will also oversee the coordination of all Alternative Break (AB) trips and teach in the Nonprofit Studies program.

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Well-Being at the Heart of New Century College's Learning Experience

Well-Being at the Heart of New Century College's Learning Experience

New Century College (NCC) defines well-being as the “lifelong experience of satisfaction, happiness, and purpose,” and views this as a core competency for all NCC students. NCC seeks to achieve the goals set by its motto, “Connecting the Classroom to the World,” by offering course work, field studies, internships, and volunteer opportunities that encourage its students to find connections between their personal well-being and that of their community.

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An Alternative to a Normal Spring Break

An Alternative to a Normal Spring Break

While many Mason students went on vacation, spent time with family, or worked over break, some students used the week to volunteer in the United States and abroad. Students traveled through Mason alternative spring break, offered through New Century College and Social Action and Integrative Learning.

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The Importance of the Amazon in the Modern World: July 7 - 21, 2015

The Importance of the Amazon in the Modern World: July 7 - 21, 2015

This fifteen-day course will explore how the exceptional diversity of the Amazon River Basin effects the way human communities interact with their environment. In this course, beekeeping, ecotourism and community driven development will be covered. Other topics include the effects of globalization on the landscape and peoples of the Amazon.

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Mason's Nonprofit Fellows See A Diverse Nonprofit Sector on Trip to DC

Mason's Nonprofit Fellows See A Diverse Nonprofit Sector on Trip to DC

Mason's Nonprofit Fellows recently spent a day visiting several nonprofits in Washington DC to explore a variety of approaches to social change. With the topic of food insecurity as a central theme through which to compare approaches and solutions, the students spoke with nonprofit leaders who work to address this issue in Washington.

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New Capstone Courses Announced for Spring 2015

New Capstone Courses Announced for Spring 2015

New Century College will offer two new six-credit capstone courses this spring. Both courses offer NCC’s hallmark blend of integrative, experiential learning and will help students to reflect and apply the many different skills and concepts they have acquired in the program.

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Support and education important in eliminating AIDS

Support and education important in eliminating AIDS

This past Saturday, was the Walk to End HIV in Washington D.C. There was a good showing of people, which shows community support for those battling the life threatening epidemic. “There is a stigma associated with AIDS that it’s a disease of a certain type of person or that it only happens in a certain part of the world,” said Kathleen Welch, program and event coordinator for Social Action and Integrative Learning.

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With One Shot, Tiger Reaches Green

With One Shot, Tiger Reaches Green

Criminology, Law and Society major Jimmy Green is the first Mason student to attend the university on an Earl Woods Scholarship, awarded by the Tiger Woods Foundation. Active in the social action and integrative learning program and a member of the Leadership and Community Engagement LLC, Jimmy makes the most of his opportunities while he serves others.

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Cuban Dance and Culture: December 26, 2014 - January 6, 2015

Cuban Dance and Culture: December 26, 2014 - January 6, 2015

Experience Afro-Caribbean music and dance in CUBA, its cultural epicenter. Coursework includes studio study of the vital West-African traditions of eastern Cuba and daily on-site emergence in the exciting social milieu (Salsa, Rumba, Santeria) that is uniquely Cuban. The application deadline for this course is September 15, 2014.

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Fellows Programs Immerse Students in Internships

Fellows Programs Immerse Students in Internships

The Nonprofit Fellows program takes place during the fall semester and is also a select group of students who combine three courses during the semester with a 6-credit internship. At the conclusion of the semester, the students earn a nonprofit studies minor.

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Apply for the Fall 2014 Nonprofit Fellows Program

Apply for the Fall 2014 Nonprofit Fellows Program

Nonprofit Fellows earn a minor in Nonprofit Studies in a single semester. Join this small, close-knit community of motivated students for three integrated courses and an internship with an area nonprofit. The program features outstanding guest speakers and site visits and a close connection to your faculty and fellow students.

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Whistles and Whispers

Whistles and Whispers

In the streets of Santiago, the music lives everywhere. In the rhythm of the street sweepers, the “whoo-hee-hoo” whistles and pss-pss-pss whispers of the men as ladies pass, the sing-song tones of retro car horns, a song emerges as the day begins. And it never stops.

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Students Establish Meal Assistance Fund

Students Establish Meal Assistance Fund

Yara El Mowafy and Jordan Bivings, co-founded the Student Meal Assistance Fund in partnership with University Life, Auxiliary Services, Sodexo, the Office of Student Support and Case Management (OSSCM), and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

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AB Jamaica 2013

AB Jamaica 2013

In January, 2013, rather than rest on their post-semester laurels, a team of George Mason students spent part of their winter holiday getting active in a remote Jamaican community.

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NCLC 348: Digital Futures

NCLC 348: Digital Futures

Lesley Smith is an associate professor in New Century College. Her course, NCLC 348: Digital Futures, focuses on digital activism through “participatory-action” projects.

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PSYC 427: Community Engagement for Social Change

PSYC 427: Community Engagement for Social Change

Dr. Lauren Cattaneo is a tenured faculty member at George Mason University’s Psychology Department. Using her expertise on community psychology and social justice, Dr. Cattaneo created a new course, PSYC 427: Community Engagement for Social Change. The class applies service-learning techniques to maximize the learning experience.

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NCLC 210: Sustainable World

NCLC 210: Sustainable World

Andrew Wingfield, an associate professor in New Century College at George Mason University uses service-learning as a pedagogical tool in his course, NCLC 210: Sustainable World. The course focuses on how to make campuses and communities more sustainable

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PSYC 327: Psychology in the Community

PSYC 327: Psychology in the Community

PSYC 327: Psychology in the Community was developed to engage students in community outreach, and to integrate their reflections on those experiences with other psychology courses. It is taught by Michael Hurley.

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NCLC 465: Applied Ethics Course Engages Students with Local Businesses

NCLC 465: Applied Ethics Course Engages Students with Local Businesses

Mason students play a pivotal role in the nomination of companies for the National Capital Business Ethics Awards (NCBEA). NCBEA honors companies in the Washington area that demonstrate a strong commitment to the highest level of ethical business practices in daily operations, management philosophies, and responses to crises and challenges.

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One Book, Two Books, Green Books, Gold Books!

One Book, Two Books, Green Books, Gold Books!

CLCE sponsored a new event on campus this spring semester, "One Book, Two Books, Green Books, Gold Books," an event to bring awareness to literacy in tribute of Dr. Seuss' birthday on Read Across America Day (March 2, 2011).

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CLCE featured in the Mason Family Flash

CLCE featured in the Mason Family Flash

The center's Alternative Break program was highlighted in the February addition of the Mason Family Flash, the monthly publication that goes out to Mason's families. At left, Mason students pose for a group shot with children they worked with in Guatemala.

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Mason Researcher Tracks Illegal Pet Trade in Belize

Mason Researcher Tracks Illegal Pet Trade in Belize

Sylvia Vitazkova, New Century College professor, deputy director of the Mason Center for Conservation Studies, and head of the MAIS concentration in zoo and aquarium leadership has spent several years working specifically with monkeys. She has just received grant money to help protect them from the illegal pet trade.

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