Past Events

Aug22

"Learning How to Learn" workshop by Learning Services

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Student Union I, 3129

Learning Services is presenting the "Learning How to Learn" workshop before Fall classes begin for any student who wants to improve their academic performance. This workshop will introduce participants to the best strategies for brain-based learning in order to start the semester off right. We will cover time management, memory, reading, note taking, and exam strategies.

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Jun2

Maker Faire NoVa

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:00 PM
The JC, The Hub and the Mix will all be holding Maker Faire events

FREE to all Mason students, faculty and staff. Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

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May15

SIS Graduation Ceremony

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:00 AM
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

All Spring 2019 Integrative Studies, Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) are welcome at the 2019 Degree Celebration Ceremony. No tickets are required.

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Apr30

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium

School of Integrative Studies

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall (Basement of JC)

Each spring, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts an Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase the scholarly work of our undergraduate students. Oral and poster presentations are reviewed by faculty judges, and outstanding presentations are selected for monetary awards in addition to formal recognition at an awards reception following the event.

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Apr27

Sibs & Kids Weekend 2019

Individualized Study

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 AM
The Hub (SUB II), 2nd Floor lobby

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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Apr23

Seeds of Change

SAIL Community Engagement Recognition Event

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Hub (SUB II)

This event celebrates and recognizes the impactful and incredible work we see in our community. We hope you will join us for light refreshments and the celebration of community engagement here at Mason. We will be awarding graduating seniors the Community Engagement Medallion and recognizing several unique and wonderful partnerships of community partners, faculty and students.

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Apr22

Self-Care Workshop for Adult Students

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, April 22, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
The Hub (SUB II), Rooms 3 & 4

No matter your chronological age, if you are a student who balances the challenges of education, employment, personal, and family responsibilities, then you are an adult student! Dr. Al Fuertes will present a workshop that provides practical tools and techniques for self-care and stress management.

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Apr15

Health and Science Industry Week

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

April 15, 2019, 2:00 PM to April 19, 2019, 5:00 PM

Health and Science Industry Week is coming up April 15 – 19th! University Career Services has developed a week of specialized events including a Site Visit and Career Fair to help you break into the health and science industries! Make sure to check your emails from Handshake to view all the details.

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Mar18

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium

Abstract submissions accepted March 18 – 29

School of Integrative Studies

March 18, 2019, 12:00 PM to March 29, 2019, 12:00 PM

Each spring, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts an Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase the scholarly work of our undergraduate students. Oral and poster presentations are reviewed by faculty judges, and outstanding presentations are selected for monetary awards in addition to formal recognition at an awards reception following the event.

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Mar5

Grad Fair & Caps and Gowns

School of Integrative Studies

March 5, 2019, 10:00 AM to March 7, 2019, 7:00 PM
Johnson Center, Atrium (in front of the bookstore)

For your convenience, The University Bookstore will sponsor a Graduation Fair, Tuesday through Thursday, March 5-7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center Atrium (in front of the bookstore), Fairfax Campus. Purchase caps, gowns announcement, rings, and other items; have a photo taken in regalia; and pick up Commencement information all in one location.

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Mar2

Mason First Gen Leadership Summit

School of Integrative Studies

Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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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Feb20

Career Fair

School of Integrative Studies

February 20, 2019, 11:00 AM to February 21, 2019, 4:00 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall (Basement of JC)

The Mason Career Fair is a two-day, campus-wide event attracting more than 200 local, regional, and national employers offering internships, co-ops, full-time jobs, and part-time positions. Open to all Mason students and alumni the career fair is an excellent opportunity to connect with both peers and employers!

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Feb18

Mason Homecoming

School of Integrative Studies

February 18, 2019, 10:00 AM to February 23, 2019, 10:00 PM

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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Feb12

Call for Makers - Prelude to the 6th Annual Makers Faire in June

School of Integrative Studies

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fenwick Library, The Mix

The 6th Annual Maker Faire NoVa is returning to Mason on June 2nd! Join the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as we kick things off at the Call for Makers event (FEB 12 from 4-6pm at the MIX@Fenwick). If you are a maker (or someone you know is) working on something really cool, please consider participating in the 2019 Faire. GMU students are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 stipends for Maker Faire projects- we want to support you and your ideas!

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Jan31

The Rose that Grew from Concrete: Social Action through the Decades

Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room B

Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) will be engaging in a roundtable discussion and workshop around social movements in the context of the civil rights movement to today. Collective action and social change requires community and collaboration but in a time of political tension and heavy self-interest, how do we get others to act?

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Jan29

Dreams and Nightmares Town Hall

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:00 PM
Research Hall, 163

Come join ODIME and LGBTQ Resources as we guide the campus in a courageous conversation of the dream and legacy of Dr. King in the context of the current cultural and political climate. Are we living the Dream or surviving a nightmare? Let your voice be heard.

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Jan28

“Rhymes Like This”

Monday, January 28, 2019 11:00 AM
Fairfax, East Plaza

This event will be a unique and innovative opportunity to hear Dr. Martin Luther King speeches and other key addresses during the Civil Rights Movement. This event will combine the power of oration and the captivating energy of music to kick off our 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

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Dec30

2019 Evening of Reflection

Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

The 2019 Evening of Reflection will feature a multi-generational panel discussion comprised of Women involved in the Civil Rights Movement and the movements for social justice that exist today. Additionally, we will be honoring and awarding students, faculty, and staff that uphold the legacy of Dr. King and demonstrate a passion for service and advocacy.

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Dec20

Winter Graduation

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Eagle Bank Arena

Winter Graduation, Thursday, December 20, 2018. EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. All graduates will walk across the stage and be recognized by name at both ceremonies.

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Nov14

2018 Hunger Banquet

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Johnson Center, George's - Third Floor

You may think hunger is about too many people and too little food. That is not the case. Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough food to feed every woman, man, and child on earth. Hunger is about power. Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources. The results are illiteracy, poverty, war, and the in- ability of families to grow or buy food. Hunger Banquet can help raise awareness, as organizers and participants alike experience first- hand how our decisions affect others in the world. We hope you’ll join us for this impactful experience!

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Nov14

Experience Expo

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall (Basement of JC)

We hope you’ll join us in TWO WEEKS to showcase the many ways students can gain relevant experience and sharpen their professional skills through the unique opportunities your school, college or office provides. The Experience Expo mostly serves FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS (but all are welcome) who are actively seeking opportunities to support their path to career readiness.

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Nov9

Family Weekend

School of Integrative Studies

November 9, 2018, 12:05 AM to November 11, 2018, 11:00 PM

Family Weekend is open to the entire Mason community – Mason students, faculty/staff, significant others, kids, siblings, alumni, etc. The cost is a $5 access pass (except for Mason students who are free!) plus any special event tickets you would like to add a la carte for an additional fee. Online registration closes on Sunday, October 28 at 11:59 p.m., and you can find more information plus our full event schedule at masonfamilyevents.gmu.edu. Questions? Contact New Student and Family Programs at 703-993-2475 or families@gmu.edu.

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Nov7

BAM Financial Aid Info Session

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Student Union I, Room 3A

Vanessa DeShane, the Financial Aid Literacy Counselor, is hosting 2 Financial Aid Information Sessions for Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s (BAM) students on November 7 and 8th in Sub 1 Room 3A from 3-4pm. The goal of these sessions is to inform students on how financial aid will change as they transition to graduate studies.

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Oct25

Engage with Mason Fall 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1201

Engage with Mason was developed as a networking opportunity with Mason faculty, staff and students and community based organizations. It offers a unique opportunity for participants to learn about what is happening in the community and how to link projects, courses and ideas to making impactful changes.

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Oct21

Spring 2019 Field Studies Trip Deadline

Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Rwanda is currently one of the most stable and progressive countries in Eastern Africa. Yet, the mass genocide that took place in 1994 is considered to be one of the worst forms of human atrocity the world has ever known, which killed almost a million people within the span of 3 months. How Rwanda has dealt with the aftermath of the tragedy to what the country has become now, given its progress and development, including challenges the country continues to face is what this study abroad program focuses on.

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Oct20

Freedom and Learning Forum

Saturday, October 20, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
The Hub (SUB II), Ballroom

This semester’s Freedom and Learning forum, hosted by President Ángel Cabrera, University Life, Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education and LGBTQ and Questioning Resources, and the Leadership Education and Development Office will focus on the human rights of immigrants. On Saturday, October 20th we are pleased to share that Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Filmmaker, and Undocumented Immigrant, will be joining President Ángel Cabrera in a dialogue focusing on the human rights of immigrants.

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Oct20

2018 Leadership Mason Conference

Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The Hub (SUB II), Ballroom

The 2018 Leadership Mason Conference is a one-day program focusing on leadership skill development through large group and small workshop formats. Students enhance the leadership skills they already have while gaining new skills that will be beneficial both now and in the future. This year’s theme is YOUnited for Positive Change: Ethical Leadership and Understanding Our Intricate Identities.

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Oct19

2018 VA Engage Fall Meeting

Friday, October 19, 2018 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), TBD

The VA Engage Network Annual Fall Meeting allows faculty and staff to convene and collaborate on community engagement initiatives across campuses. Free to attend, this day-event is held at different volunteer institutions each year, allowing participants to experience diverse campuses across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Oct18

Chapter Next: I PLEDGE

Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

The Women and Gender Studies Center, the LEAD Office, and the Student Support and Advocacy Center are gearing up for Chapter Next: Ending Sexual Violence. We are committed to not only purposefully educating our campus and community about sexual violence, but we are also asking for a Call to Action to encourage ongoing discussions, trainings, educations, programming, and outreach to help end sexual violence on our campus. We invite you to Join us on Thursday, October 18th as we come together as a Mason community to educate and challenge ourselves as we answer the CALL TO ACTION to END sexual violence in order to begin the real freedom and learning at George Mason University.

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Oct10

Fall for the Book - Angie Hattery and Earl Smith

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 3:00 PM
Johnson Center, George's 3rd Floor

In Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives Are Surveilled and How to Work for Change, Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith make a compelling case that the issue goes far beyond the brutal headline stories of Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray. Hattery and Smith connect the regulation of African American people in many settings--including the public education system and the criminal justice system--into a powerful narrative about the ways African Americans are policed.

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Sep26

Study Abroad Info Session with SIS and Global Ed Office

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Pizza will be provided and enter a raffle to win a study abroad application fee waiver! Thinking about studying abroad but you don't know which program is best for your concentration, how to go about the process, or whether it's an affordable option? If you have any questions about study abroad, join us on Thursday, September 26 from 4:00-5:00pm to talk to both the Global Education Office and SIS advisors to ask all of your questions

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Sep21

Alternative Breaks Participant Application Deadline

Friday, September 21, 2018 12:00 AM to 11:59 AM
Mason Abroad Website

If you are interested in participating in an Alternative Break Trip, you must complete the AB Trip participant application and submit any additional documents to Kalia Harris at kharri23@gmu.edu.

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Sep12

Transfer Career Coffee

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Student Union I, Patriot's Lounge

This casual coffee hour is an opportunity for transfer students to network with Career Services staff and other members of the Mason community on career-related topics.

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Sep12

Alternative Breaks Open House: Information Sessions

Alternative Breaks Information Sessions

September 12, 2018, 1:30 PM to September 19, 2018, 2:30 PM
Johnson Center - Meeting Room A

Join us for light refreshments, and come learn about the GMU Alternative Breaks program offered through Social Action & Integrative Learning (SAIL).

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Sep11

2018 Service Fair

Part of Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
GMU Fairfax Campus - North Plaza (Outside of the JC)

Join us on September 11th, 2018 for our annual George Mason University Service Fair as part of Mason's 9/11 Day of Service. Held in the HUB Ballroom, join us for a great afternoon of engaging with our local community partners!

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Sep6

FALL 2018 Kiosk Day

September 6, 2018, 11:30 PM to November 29, 2018, 12:30 PM
Various Kiosk Locations

Stop by and visit our kiosk to learn about different SAIL programs, events & various ways you can engage in the in community.

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Sep4

Last Day to Add for Fall 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM

Last day to add a course through PatriotWeb. All individualized section forms are due on this date as well.

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Aug31

College Colors Day

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, August 31, 2018 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wilkins Plaza (formerly North Plaza)

Sport your green and gold on Wilkins Plaza (formerly North Plaza) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on August 31, 2018, and enjoy music, food, games, giveaways, prize drawings, vendors, photos, and fun with the Patriot mascot and cheerleaders.

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Aug30

Transfer Takeoff!

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Student Union I, Patriot's Lounge

Various campus-resources offices will table to encourage early connections for on-going support services and to take care of last-minute start-of-term business. Reps will include: Student Health Services (Immunization records!), the Writing Center, Student Support and Advocacy Center, Learning Services, Military Services, and the Math Tutoring Center. Disability Services and Student Accounts will also make themselves available

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Aug24

New Student Convocation

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, August 24, 2018 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Eagle Bank Arena

New Student Convocation, a bookend to Commencement (aka. graduation), is George Mason University’s official welcome for all new first-year students. As one of only a few times all members of the class will convene, this event celebrates the class of 2018’s entry into higher education and inducts them to a community of learners here at Mason.

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Aug18

Alternative Breaks Trip Leader Application Deadline

Saturday, August 18, 2018 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Mason Abroad Website

If you are interested in leading an Alternative Break Trip, you must complete the AB Trip Leader application and submit any additional documents to Kalia Harris at kharri23@gmu.edu.

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Jun1

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation Scholarship Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, June 1, 2018 12:05 AM to 11:55 PM
Online

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Halpin Family Endowment scholarship application is now available for students who will be attending SMSC in Fall 2018. There is still time to apply for Fall 2018 admission. Students must apply through Mason’s Academic Works (https://gmu.academicworks.com/) by signing in and completing a general application prior to being able to apply for the SMSC scholarship.

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May1

Mason May Day

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
North Plaza

Come out and celebrate International Labor Day with CLASS. Join the Coalition of Labor Advocates for Student Solidarity as we welcome local unions, labor organizers, and activist to the Mason campus. Learn about the importance of work-place democracy, how to unionize, and what local organizers are up to! FREE refreshments will be provided!

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Apr20

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Tour

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, April 20, 2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal

Have you visited the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) campus yet? If not, there are 2 student tour dates this semester for you to see the 3,200 acre site in Front Royal, VA and learn about the three different residential semester-long programs in conservation biology. The free tour includes travel to and from Front Royal; a tour of the labs, classrooms and dorm facilities at SMSC; a chance to see part of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) grounds; and a free lunch in the dining hall.

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Apr19

Ecofest and Sustainability Showcase

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
In Front of Piedmont and Sandbridge Halls

We cordially invite you to the Environment and Sustainability Living Learning Community’s Block Party and Showcase! This event is in partnership with the School of Arts and will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 11 AM to 2 PM in front of Piedmont/Tidewater and Blue Ridge/Sandbridge Halls on the Fairfax Campus.

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Apr17

Seeds of Change

SAIL Community Engagement Recognition Event

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Hub (SUB II), Ballroom Front and Middle

This event celebrates and recognizes the impactful and incredible work we see in our community. We hope you will join us for light refreshments and the celebration of community engagement here at Mason. We will be awarding graduating seniors the Community Engagement Medallion and recognizing several unique and wonderful partnerships of community partners, faculty and students.

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Apr16

$1,000 Well-Being Scholarship Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, April 16, 2018 1:18 PM to 1:30 PM

This is a program for personal well-being mentoring, plus a financial scholarship. Applicants should be willing and able to participate in one-on-one mentoring with a faculty or staff person who has expertise about well-being. Mentoring will take place about once every three weeks during Fall semester and then monthly during Spring semester. In addition, scholarship winners receive a financial award of $1,000 – with $500 credited to their account on the first day of class for Fall semester, and another $500 on the first day of classes for Spring semester (contingent upon successful participation in the mentoring for Fall semester).

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Apr13

Immigrants and Community Colleges Conference Keynote Speaker, Michelle Marks

ADVANCE NOVA Mason: An Educational Partnership to Support College Completion

Center for Social Science Research

Friday, April 13, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Johnson Center, Cinema

Please join us on Friday, April 13th at 2pm in the Johnson Center Cinema to hear Dr. Michelle Marks, Vice President for Academic Innovation and New Ventures at Mason, give the Immigrants and Community Colleges Conference keynote speech entitled ADVANCE NOVA Mason: An Educational Partnership to Support College Completion. This keynote presentation is free and open to the public.

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Apr13

Diversity, Inclusion, and Well-Being Summit - Friday, April 13 (Register by March 30th)

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, April 13, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry

Imagine a community at Mason where we all feel valued and can thrive together. The Diversity, Inclusion, and Well-Being Summit – Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Dewberry Hall – is a powerful opportunity to be a part of building that future. Registration is open until March 30 for this free summit that welcomes people throughout Mason to participate.

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Apr11

Dear World Project

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry

We are pleased to share that George Mason University is bring back the Dear World Project to campus (as part iWeek 2018) on April 11, 2018. For more information and to RSVP for one of the storytelling workshops and photo shoot or to attend the Live Dear World show, visit: https://lead.gmu.edu/dearmason/.

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Apr7

Foreign Service Day - March 12th Application Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Saturday, April 7, 2018 3:26 PM

Plan to attend Foreign Service Day on Sat, April 7th on the Fairfax campus for GMU students interested in the foreign service or diplomatic careers. There is an application process: • Students must login to HireMason (accessible via careers.gmu.edu or hiremason.gmu.edu) to apply. • Look for Job #152293, titled “Foreign Service Day: Exploring Careers in the State Department” Undergraduate students and graduate students from all majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

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Apr4

CHSS Alumni-Mentor Lunch

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Student Union I, Room 3400

Explore your intended career post-graduation, and make contacts that could lead you to a new mentor, or even to an internship, interview, or job. Distinguished alumni of The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and The College of Education and Human Development, along with other volunteers will host a lunch on campus to provide you with career advice and connections to their professional networks.

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Mar28

“What Does Your Country Teach About Its History?” with Professor Jenice View, PhD

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Research Hall, Room 163

All nations have stories that they tell about themselves to celebrate unique aspects of their culture, political and military triumphs, and the people regarded as heroes. To what extent do schools encourage critical thinking about aspects that people may be less proud of, including shameful parts of a nation’s past? How important is fostering a sense of national pride? Where should we draw the line between notions of a “greater good” that come from shielding school children from uncomfortable historical truths, and notions of “truth and reconciliation” that may help a nation heal and grow from greater public honesty and transparency?

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Mar27

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Tour

School of Integrative Studies

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal

Have you visited the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) campus yet? If not, there are 2 student tour dates this semester for you to see the 3,200 acre site in Front Royal, VA and learn about the three different residential semester-long programs in conservation biology. The free tour includes travel to and from Front Royal; a tour of the labs, classrooms and dorm facilities at SMSC; a chance to see part of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) grounds; and a free lunch in the dining hall.

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Mar23

Earth 2100 Conference: Future of Soil & Food

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, March 23, 2018 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Off-Campus Location

Our Task, a local non-profit focused on educating and empowering young adults to become the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, is hosting an upcoming Earth 2100 Conference. They have been holding a conference every other year to provide a forum for young adults to exchange ideas and learn from experts in the field of environmental studies, environmental justice, policy, and other topics as the agenda allows. The conference this year is focused on the intersection of soil and food and the importance of soil to helping us feed a projected 9 billion people by mid-century. Speakers will include Dr. Lewis Ziska (USDA), Jason Rowntree (MSU), and Kelly Hodgins (Feeding9Billion) to name a few.

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Mar23

LeaderSHAPE Institute Program Application Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00 PM to 12:05 PM

To participate in the Mason LeaderShape Institute experience, students are required to participate for the duration of the program from May 21-26, 2018.Mason LeaderShape Institute will take place at the Bishop Claggett Center in Buckeystown, Maryland . Students will be staying overnight at the facility during the week and we will provide meals, transportation, and lodging. More information about Mason LeaderShape Institute can be found on our website at http://lead.gmu.edu/leadershapeinstitute/.

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Mar18

2018 Maker Faire NoVa

School of Integrative Studies

Sunday, March 18, 2018 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The 2018 Maker Faire NoVa is coming to our Fairfax campus on March 18. There are countless opportunities to volunteer and exhibit! From metal work and jewelry to 3D printing, sculpture, drones and electronics -- makers exhibit their work, share their techniques and learnings while spreading the joy of creating and making.

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Mar12

CHSS Research-Symposium: Abstract submissions open 3/12, Submission deadline is 3/30

School of Integrative Studies

March 12, 2018, 12:00 PM to March 30, 2018, 12:30 PM

Students may apply to present their work in the form of a poster or oral presentation. Faculty judges select award winners, and winners receive monetary awards in addition to formal recognition at a reception following the event. All undergraduates with a major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are eligible to participate.

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Mar9

Application Deadline: Be a Student Leadership Consultant for the LEAD Office

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, March 9, 2018 12:00 PM to 12:05 PM

Interested in working with the LEAD Office and serving as a Student Leadership Consultant? Looking for an incredible leadership experience on campus and working with an amazing team of people? Applications to be a Student Leadership Consultant for the 2018-2019 academic year are NOW AVAILABLE. Apply TODAY!!! For more info and to apply, visit: http://lead.gmu.edu/involvement-opportunities/leadership-consultants/. The deadline to apply is March 9th at 5:00pm.

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Mar7

Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:00 PM to 12:05 PM

The Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator (MSEA) is a program for Mason students that will allow them to explore the commercialization potential for their product or service ideas. Working in teams of 2-5 members over 8 weeks during the summer of 2018, participants will conduct intense customer discovery around their business idea, assisted in their efforts by experienced entrepreneurial instructors and mentors. To be considered for the program, candidates must apply as a team and each team member must commit to making a full-time effort during the 8-week program. MSEA is a not-for-credit program, and is offered to participants at no cost. Participants will each receive a $3,000 stipend (maximum of $9,000 per team) and a certificate of completion.

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Mar5

Social Innovation Info Session

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, March 5, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Johnson Center, Room C 3rd Floor

Social Innovation is designed to help you understand and develop viable solutions to pressing social and environmental problems. There are many approaches to addressing societal concerns including governmental policy and social activism. Social Innovators engage these sectors but also utilize entrepreneurial practices of the business sector to build solutions that are self-sustaining and scalable and are not dependent on charitable contributions or government funding.

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Mar4

Dean's Business Competition Application Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Sunday, March 4, 2018 12:00 PM to 12:05 PM

We want to show the region that Mason students can compete with anyone! $30,000 worth of cash and prizes is at stake. This year the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is going to host the competition on the Fairfax campus in the MIX@Fenwick on April 12th. The “2018 Day of Innovation” will be from 11am-5pm with three separate competitions: • Traditional business • Social impact • Mobile game design

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Feb24

Green Game: GMU vs UMass

School of Integrative Studies

Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Eagle Bank Arena

The Office of Sustainability is doing its annual Green Game during Mason's men's basketball game vs UMass on 2/24. Green Game is part of the nationwide RecycleMania challenge, and is a way for the Mason community to show they are passionate about being a leader in sustainability, and promoting a zero waste lifestyle! #Composting #RecycleMania All volunteers will get a free t-shirt, and a meal voucher. If they are not working the shift that is during the game, they can also get into the game for free and sit in the student section :) #SignUpfor3rdShift For shift times, details, and to sign up, click on the interactive items in the PDF or simply go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E044CADA628A3F85-2018

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Feb22

Engage with Mason (SAIL)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
The Hub (SUB II), Meeting Room 1

Engage with Mason meetings are hosted by SAIL to welcome community leaders from nonprofits and local government agencies to campus. Participants meet with faculty and students and learn about opportunities for partnerships from the SAIL staff.

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Feb21

Spring 2018 Career Fairs

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This is a campus-wide fair for organizations that have internships, co-ops, full-time jobs, and part-time jobs. It is open to all students and alumni of George Mason University.

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Feb19

2018 Sojourner Truth Lecture: Sybrina Fulton

February 19, 2018, 1:30 PM to February 26, 2018, 2:30 PM
Johnson Center, JC Cinema

Each year at Mason, Women and Gender Studies and African and African American Studies co-sponsor the Sojourner Truth Lecture Series during the spring in honor of Black History and Women’s History months. In the past, our speakers have included Ntosake Shange, Donna Brazile, bell hooks, Anita Hill, Patricia Hill Collins, Dorothy Roberts, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Janet Mock and other notable women. It is one of our signature events during the spring semester. We design the Sojourner Truth lecture to be a rich and varied experience and thus we construct the speaker's visit around the lecture but also include a smaller event, such as a seminar with students or a conversation among women across racial/ethnic backgrounds.

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Feb19

Oxfam CHANGE Program Application Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, February 19, 2018 12:00 PM to 12:05 PM

Now in its 18th year, Oxfam’s competitive, yearlong leadership and organizing program—the CHANGE Initiative—has been training students nationwide to become CHANGE Leaders, actively engaged with Oxfam’s work, locally and globally. As Oxfam college ambassadors, determined CHANGE Leaders have the opportunity to collaborate with others to lead locally while influencing global changes—taking action on Oxfam related campaigns that work to end the injustice of poverty through addressing issues of inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to necessary resources like food, water and land. Throughout the year, CHANGE Leaders receive resources, materials and support from Oxfam staff; they are also connected to student leaders across the US and beyond who are making a difference. Through equipping influential student leaders with the skills and hands-on experience in leadership, organizing and advocacy, the CHANGE Initiative continues to prepare students to go on to do great things, like work for members of Congress or start non-profit organizations.

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Feb15

Study Abroad to Italy Info Session

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Enterprise Hall, 418

Given your interest in the Leadership Study Abroad to Italy scheduled for this May 2018, I am writing to share that we have upcoming info sessions – two of the final info sessions this semester. Come to learn more about the trip, itinerary, etc.! We have a limited number of spaces but are still accepting applications

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Feb14

Study Abroad Fair

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry

Mason GEO is doing a Study Abroad Fair on Valentine’s Day (next Wed, Feb 14th) in JC Dewberry from 11 AM – 3 PM. Learn all about opportunities to study around the world!

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Feb8

IGNITE - Pizza Informational Meeting

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Research Hall, 301

IGNITE is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. The Gender and Policy initiative at the Schar School has partnered with IGNITE to hold events such as gathering with local elected leaders last fall. Students who might be interested in starting a chapter of IGNITE at George Mason should attend this “pizza informational.” Contact information for the Student Coordinator is on the flyer below, if you have any questions.

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Feb7

Study Abroad in Italy Info Session

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 12:00 PM
Enterprise Hall, 418

Earn 6 credits in Leadership Studies! Come to learn more about the trip, itinerary, etc.! We have a limited number of spaces but are still accepting applications. Look forward to talking with you – if you cannot attend the info session(s) but have questions, please feel free to email me directly (gmccarro@gmu.edu).

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Feb2

Application Deadline for the 2018 Emerging Leaders Program

School of Integrative Studies

Friday, February 2, 2018 12:02 PM

Looking for ways to enhance your leadership skills, build a relationship network with students and staff, and challenging yourself?? Want to be a part of an AMAZING COHORT of INCREDIBLE students??? Spaces are still available for the Emerging Leaders Program! The Emerging Leaders program is an eight-week course designed to introduce leadership topics to a cohort of new and beginning leaders. Topics include leadership styles, communication, goal setting, problem solving, values, ethical leadership, and much more.

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Feb2

Upper Level LLCs Application Deadline

Friday, February 2, 2018 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Mason's e-Living Portal

Upper-level students applying to an LLC can access the LLC Application via eLiving. The Upper-level LLC application is due February 2, 2018.

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Jan25

Mason Transfer Nation

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
The Hub (SUB II), Corner Pocket

Mason Transfer Nation event on Thursday, January 25, from 11:30am-1:00pm in the Corner Pocket. This is an informal mix and mingle event for new and recent transfer students and the advising community. We’ll have lunch and games, plus raffle prizes for the students.

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Jan24

Upper Level LLC Open House

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hanover Hall

A sneak peek at what upper level Living Learning Community experiences look like! Join us to learn more about our Mindful Living, Outdoor Adventure, Leadership & Community Engagement, Environment & Sustainability, LGBTQ+, Engineering, and Honors LLCs. Hear from students, staff and faculty!

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Jan24

Internship at the Smithsonian Institution Info Session

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, George's (3rd Floor)

Interested in an internship at the Smithsonian Institution (SI)? This Wednesday, January 24th from 1:00-2:00pm at George's (3rd floor Johnson Center) Karen Carter, SI Program Specialist, will talk about the broad array of SI’s academic appointment opportunities, from museums to programs to administrative offices. Learn about: • basic qualifications • best times to apply • how to search for opportunities • tips for navigating the on-line application system • what reviewers look for in essays • other pertinent information.

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Jan20

2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

January 20, 2018, 8:00 AM to January 28, 2018, 8:00 PM
Various George Mason University Locations

This week of celebration falls on the 50th Anniversary of King’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. The killing took place on April 4, 1968, and the event sent shock waves reverberating around the world.

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Jan20

Day of Service: 2018 MLK Commemoration

Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Women Giving Back Site in Sterling, VA

Join us on Saturday, January 20, 2018 as we honor Dr. King’s legacy by participating in Mason’s MLK Day of Service at Women Giving Back (WGB) in Sterling, Virginia. 

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Dec4

Financial Aid Basics and Budgeting

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, December 4, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Student Union I, 3A

This workshop will focus on the proper use of financial aid to cover educational expenses. It will focus on how financial aid is awarded, what options are available for additional aid, how to use a refund, and creating a budget. Stay Mason applicants are encouraged to attend.

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Dec4

Application Deadline: President's Leadership Seminar

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, December 4, 2017 12:00 AM to 11:00 PM

The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office and the Office of the President are hosting the President’s Leadership Seminar. Students are encouraged to apply to be a part of the 2018 Spring Cohort experience. The President's Leadership Seminar is an 7-8 week seminar that allows students to participate in a cohort leadership experience with the University President, Dr. Ángel Cabrera and Dr. Gregory Unruh.

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Nov16

Student Workshop with Dr. Al Fuertes: Self-Care and Well-Being for College Student Leaders

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Student Union I, 3B

College students, including student leaders, often face moderate to high stress levels as a result of pressure from heavy course loads, peer pressure, family and school/campus obligations, having a part-time if not full-time job, financial debt, or doing volunteer work and community service. Although a certain level of stress may have its own benefits, too much stress can lessen a student’s ability to be productive and pay attention to their personal, social, and academic undertakings.

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Nov14

2017 Hunger Banquet

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
GMU Fairfax Campus - Ike's Multipurpose Room

On our planet, one in eight people goes hungry. But hunger is not about too many people and too little food. Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough food to feed every woman, man, and child on earth. Hunger is about power. Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources. The results are illiteracy, poverty, war, and the inability of families to grow or buy food. Few experiences bring to life these inequalities more powerfully than a Hunger Banquet event. Unique and memorable, the Hunger Banquet can help raise awareness, as organizers and participants alike experience first- hand how our decisions affect others in the world. We hope you’ll join us for this impactful experience!

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Oct28

Walk to End HIV- Join the GMU Team!

Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

On Saturday, October 28, SAIL & LLCs are participating in the 31st annual Walk & 5K to End HIV benefiting the HIV programs and services of Whitman-Walker Health. Your donation will go toward lifesaving services that Whitman-Walker Health provides for thousands of men and women in our area living with HIV and AIDS—regardless of their ability to pay. And you will help fund critical prevention outreach and treatment programs that can help end HIV in D.C. You can join the Mason Team by signing up here: https://walktoendhiv.org/support/#p2p//13113

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Oct26

Engage with Mason (SAIL)

Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
The Hub (SUB II), 1

Engage with Mason meetings are hosted by SAIL to welcome community leaders from nonprofits and local government agencies to campus. Participants meet with faculty and students and learn about opportunities for partnerships from the SAIL staff.

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Oct23

Career Night - University Career Services

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, October 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Due to overwhelming demand for Mason talent, recruiters are coming back for an evening Career Fair! Join us in Dewberry Hall for two hours with local, regional, and national employers. If you're still looking for a job or internship, or you just want another shot at a particular company, this is your chance!

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Oct21

Leadership Mason Conference: Leadership YOUnited

School of Integrative Studies

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Hub (SUB II), Ballroom

The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office are looking for students, faculty, and staff to present/facilitate a session at our upcoming Leadership Mason Conference: Leadership YOUnited. The conference will take place on Saturday, October 21st in The Hub, Ballroom at George Mason University. Please submit a proposal online at: http://leadershipmason.onmason.com/call-for-programs/. The deadline to submit conference proposals is October 11th.

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Oct7

Conservation Discovery Day at the SMSC Campus

School of Integrative Studies

Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute will be hosting its first annual Conservation Discovery Day on Saturday October 7th 9am-4pm (Info: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/conservation-discovery-day). SMSC is interested in arranging transportation to/from the event for any of our Fairfax students who are interested in attending. Any students interested in attending should email Elizabeth Freeman below by Sept 25th as we need an exact head count.

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Oct3

Take Back the Night

School of Integrative Studies

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
North Plaza

Take Back the Night is a national event held in 30 countries that raises awareness around violence and demands that sexual violence, domestic violence and intimate partner violence be taken seriously. This year join us as we participate in a movement to end violence including police brutality, deportation, and other forms of state violence.

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Oct3

Global Political Fellows Info Session

School of Integrative Studies

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Johnson Center, 327, Room C

The Global Politics Fellows program is a unique academic program for selected students interested in global affairs, government, and international politics at George Mason University. The academic program is based at the Arlington campus and incorporates a significant internship experience into the semester.

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Oct2

Spring 2018 Field Studies Application Due

Monday, October 2, 2017 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Applications for the Spring 2018 Cambodia and Cuba trips are due. For applications and more information, visit our website at sail.gmu.edu/field-studies.

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Oct1

JC Penny Suit Up for Mason

School of Integrative Studies

Sunday, October 1, 2017 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Off-Campus Location, Fair Oaks Mall

Join University Career Services at JC Penny in Fair Oaks Mall on October 1st from 7-10 p.m. for some amazing discounts (at least 70 percent off) of professional dress clothing. The store will be open only to Mason students, alumni, faculty, and staff at this time. This discount includes suits, shoes, ties, blouses, etc. This is a great time to build your business wardrobe ahead of the Fall Career Fair!

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Sep26

Study Abroad Fair

School of Integrative Studies

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
North Plaza

The Global Education Office would like to announce that we are holding a Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, September 26th. The fair will take place from 11:30 am – 2:30pm in the North Plaza.

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Sep19

Fear 2 Freedom

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Johnson Center, Dewbery Hall

We invite you to join us for Mason’s 4th Annual Fear 2 Freedom as we assemble hundreds of Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) after-care kits which are an essential element to healing provided for those affected by sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and sex-trafficking.

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Sep18

Peace Corps Prep Info Session

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Research Hall, 161

The Peace Corps Prep Program is a partnership between Mason and the Peace Corps. The certificate program combines selected coursework with leadership and service hours. Get prepared for your career in international development and potential Peace Corp service!

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Sep13

The GetConnected Fair

The year's largest involvement fair - whatever you are interested in, we have it at Mason!

School of Integrative Studies

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Fairfax, North Plaza (and beyond)

The academic year's LARGEST organization fair!!! This year's GetConnected Fair will be during Welcome2Mason.

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Sep11

2017 Annual Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) Service Fair

Part of Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service

Monday, September 11, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
GMU Fairfax Campus - North Plaza (Outside of the JC)

Join us on September 11th, 2017 for our annual George Mason University Service Fair as part of Mason's 9/11 Day of Service. Held on the North Plaza from 11am-1pm, join us for a great afternoon of engaging with our local community partners!

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May18

SIS Degree Celebration

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:30 AM
Concert Hall

Celebrate your achievements as you walk across the stage to receive your degree at the 2017 School of Integrative Studies ceremony. No tickets required. Family and friends are welcome! Students please arrive at the Center for the Arts at 9:30 am. Doors open for guest at 9:45 am.

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Apr18

Seeds of Change Recognition Event

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1201

Please join us at the Seeds of Change recognition event held April 18th, 2017 from 1-3pm in Merten 1201. This event celebrates and recognizes the impactful and incredible work we see in our community. We hope you will join us for light refreshments and the celebration of community engagement here at Mason. We will be awarding graduating seniors the Community Engagement Medallion and recognizing several unique and wonderful partnerships of community partners, faculty and students. If you would like your group to be considered for this recognition, please contact Patty Mathison, SAIL Director at pmathiso@gmu.edu.

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Feb14

College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Daniel Karpowitz Talk

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Research Hall, 163

Daniel Karpowitz will be speaking on 2/14 from 10:30 to 11:45 am in Research 163 on the Fairfax campus. Karpowitz's talk will draw upon his book College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration. Mason students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. After a break, the conversation will continue from noon to 1 pm. This event is sponsored by SAIL, the School of Integrative Studies, SCAR, and Women & Gender Studies. DANIEL KARPOWITZ is the director of policy and academics for the Bard Prison Initiative and lecturer in law and the humanities at Bard College. He is the co-founder of the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison, an organization that launches and cultivates college-in-prison programs across the country. College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration is just out from Rutgers University Press. More about the book: Drawing on fifteen years of experience as a director of and teacher within the Bard Prison Initiative, Daniel Karpowitz tells the story of BPI’s development from a small pilot project to a nationwide network. At the same time, he recounts dramatic scenes from in and around college-in-prison classrooms pinpointing the contested meanings that emerge in moments of highly-charged reading, writing, and public speaking. Through examining the transformative encounter between two characteristically American institutions—the undergraduate college and the modern penitentiary—College in Prison makes a powerful case for why liberal arts education is still vital to the future of democracy in the United States.

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Nov5

Mason Service Corps Registration Opens

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Students in Mason Service Corps will earn 1 academic credit for every 45 hours of service in the community. SAIL staff will help identify a service placement for you (we have opportunities such as providing staffing in homeless shelters, working with children in a Head Start program, and working outside doing environmental conservation work). Alternatively, you can find your own placement to fit your interests. Mason Service Corps students will meet as a class INTS 294 on Fridays, from 10:30-11:45, where we will discuss issues related to community engagement, creating social change and topics around social justice. Class will be discussion based, with your service work as our "textbook." To sign up to be in Mason Service Corps, you would need to sign up for INTS 294: Mason Service Corps

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Oct15

Alternative Breaks Application Deadline- Spring Break

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Alternative Break programs are collaboratively designed by students and staff to address social issues through education and service learning. Alternative Break teams face challenging issues such as discrimination, inadequate housing, hunger, and poverty. Students emerge from these experiences transformed with new ideas, world views, and experiences that they apply to the world around them. Please visit our website to learn more about the programs and how to apply!

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Oct11

Bridging Narratives @ Mason

School of Integrative Studies

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1204

Bridging Narratives is a dialogue group at George Mason University. We strive to build a tight-knit community dedicated to learning and discussing the intricate narratives and history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Sep20

Fear 2 Freedom

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Join us on September 20, 2016 from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall, as we assemble hundreds of “Fear 2 Freedom” (F2F) after-care kits which are an essential element to healing provided for those affected by sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. The F2F kits that we assemble at Mason, will be distributed to our very own Student Health Services, Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education Services, and local area hospitals in Fairfax and Prince William counties

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Sep15

Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality: Application Deadline

Rolling Admission

Thursday, September 15, 2016

INTS 498/INTS 595/CONF 385/CONF 397/CONF 695 : Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality (3 credits) December 29, 2016 through January 12, 2017 Instructor: Al Fuertes This winter break course brings the true spirit of international education by doing community engagement abroad in Cambodia, a country rich in history and cultural traditions, but that has also experienced one of the worst forms of genocide and conflict in recent years. Students will arrive in Siem Reap Cambodia and immediately be immersed in the rich culture and history of the region by visiting and learning about Angkor Wat and the 12th century architecture that it represents. Traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city, students will visit several museums including Toul Sleng and receive an introduction to the Khmer Rouge’s oppressive regime of the mid 1970’s. Many important seminars and peace building projects are the core of this program and promise to create a truly life changing experience for each participant.

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Sep9

George Mason University Service Fair

Friday, September 9, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
North Plaza (Outside of the Johnson Center)

Join us on September 9th, 2016 for our annual George Mason University Service Fair as part of Mason's 9/11 Day of Service. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about various community organizations and the volunteer opportunities they may offer. Held on the North Plaza from 11am-1pm, join us for a great afternoon of engaging with our local community partners!

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Sep9

9/11 Day of Service

Friday, September 9, 2016 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
All over campus

The Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service launches on Friday, September 9, 2016. This exciting, collaborative, university-wide initiative is open to ALL Mason students, faculty, and staff. Let’s work together on a range of service projects across Mason’s campus to honor the memory of those who were tragically lost on 9/11.

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Sep7

The End of the Line, a film by Rupert Murray

Film screening and discussion

Film and Media Studies

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Johnson Center, Cinema

Imagine a world without fish. The End Of The Line looks at the devastating effect of overfishing, and the profound implications of a future world with no fish that would bring certain mass starvation.

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May12

New Century College Convocation Ceremony

School of Integrative Studies

Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Information for New Century College Students (Integrative Studies and Environmental and Sustainability Studies) about NCC's spring convocation ceremony, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences convocation ceremonies and the Mason commencement ceremony.

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Apr14

NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten to speak at IIR April Colloquium

Institute for Immigration Research

Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, Third floor, Room D

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is pleased to present Tom Gjelten, correspondent for National Public Radio and author of A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, as guest IIR colloquium speaker on Thursday, April 14th. Please join us to learn how the landscape of America has changed over the past fifty years with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act. Mr. Gjelten will share the impact of this law and how it has transformed America, as told through the experiences of families in one suburban county in Virginia.

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Mar31

IIR March 2016 Colloquium: "Immigrants, Entrepreneurship, and the Arts"

Institute for Immigration Research

Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, Room D (Third Floor)

What does entrepreneurship mean? It is common for people to define entrepreneurship in a narrow way confined to self-employment, seeking maximum profitability. However a broader understanding sees entrepreneurship as an outlook that produces value of all types based on flexible, innovative and creative efforts. Our panel discussion group will examine the practices and contributions of artists, particularly immigrant artists, and how they provide an ideal means to illustrate this view in US society.

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Mar5

Alternative Breaks

March 5, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Stuart FL, Washington DC, Camden NJ, Selma AL, Guatemala, El Salvador, Jamaica

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Feb18

Be an Arlington Fellow!

Arlington Fellows Information Session

Arlington Fellows

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room F (third floor)

Come learn more about the Arlington Fellows programs! The program coordinators will present details on all five programs, including the Global Politics Fellows, Nonprofit Fellows, Peacebuilding Fellows and the NEW Social Innovation Fellows and Global Health Fellows coming in fall 2016!

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Jan18

MLK Commemoration

January 18, 2016, 9:00 AM to January 26, 2016, 9:30 PM

Please join this campus-wide initiative to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as "We Make the Dream Real". The website includes a detailed listing of the programs, events, workshops, and service opportunities taking place during our celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. We encourage you to take advantage of all that is offered by participating in Mason's very own Annual MLK Day of Service and Evening of Reflection. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. "everybody can be great...because anybody can serve."

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Nov19

George Mason University Hunger Banquet

On our planet, one in seven people goes hungry. But hunger is not about too many people and too little food.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ike's Backroom

On our planet, one in seven people goes hungry. But hunger is not about too many people and too little food. Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough food to feed every woman, man, and child on earth. Hunger is about power. Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources. The results are illiteracy, poverty, war, and the inability of families to grow or buy food. Few experiences bring to life these inequalities more powerfully than a Hunger Banquet event. Unique and memorable, the Hunger Banquet can help raise awareness, as organizers and participants alike experience first- hand how our decisions affect others in the world. We hope you’ll join us for this impactful experience!

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Nov15

Hunger and Homelessness Action Week

November 15, 2015 to November 20, 2015

Hunger and Homelessness Action Week will be November 15–20, 2015 at George Mason University.What are you going to do to take Action? #actionweekgmu

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Sep4

College Colors Day

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday, September 4, 2015 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Wear Your Green and Gold! Celebrated on Friday, September 4, National College Colors Day kicks off another school year of Spirit Fridays at Mason. The Mason community is encouraged to wear Mason gear every Friday, wherever they are, to show their pride.

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Oct25

Walk to End HIV (Formerly AIDS Walk DC)

Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:00 AM
Off-Campus Location, AIDS Walk Washington will begin and end at Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street, NW).

On Saturday, October 25th, the Mason Community will come together to support individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. The Walk to End HIV has become a Mason tradition, with students, faculty and staff participating for over twenty years! This is a great opportunity to meet new people, or just walk with old friends, while helping a great cause. It is estimated that 1 in every 20 adults in DC are infected with HIV…become educated and get tested. "Yes, we've still got a ways to go till its over. But we can see the finish line." Sign up today. Become Educated. Reduce Stigma. Walk to End HIV. Just register at www.aidswalkwashington.org and be sure to search for the Mason team on the registration site located under Schools- Colleges/University and join us. If you are more of a runner than a walker, you can register for the 5K timed run. Transportation is easy, as Parking and Transportation Services is sponsoring Mason to Metro shuttles running every half hour from 6-8 AM on the morning of the walk/run. All participants will receive a free t-shirt! Be sure to come out and support individuals affected by HIV/AIDS! We won’t stop until AIDS is history! Please email kwelch5@gmu.edu with any questions!

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