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Bachelor of Individualized Study

Volume 1 Issue 10

 October 13, 2015


In this Issue...

- Columbus Day
- Plan Ahead
- Mason’s Teaching Excellence Awards
- Brown Bag Series: Community Health and Well-Being
- Peacebuilding Fellows
- DEED Funding Opportunities
- A Night to Believe
- Download the Mounza App!
- Family Weekend
- Careers in Counseling Panel
- CHSS Out to Lunch Program
- Farmer's Market
- Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
- 2015 Winter Graduation



October 12, 2015 - University is OPEN. No classes will be held.
October 13, 2015 - Monday classes/labs meet Tuesday. Tuesday classes do not meet this week.



Spring semester 2016 courses are now available for viewing on Patriot Web. Registration will begin in November.
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Mason’s Teaching Excellence Awards

Do you know someone who is an outstanding educator? The Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence (CTFE) is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Awards. We encourage you to take this opportunity to recognize teaching excellence at Mason and nominate a faculty member for this university honor.

Teaching Excellence Awards are open to all faculty members across the institution with at least 3 years of Mason teaching experience. Two of our Teaching Excellence Awards are specifically targeted around excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and teaching General Education courses. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, October 13th. Please send 2-3 paragraphs explaining why you believe your nominee should be considered for a teaching award to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Brown Bag Series: Community Health and Well-Being

Date: October 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Merten Hall, Rm # 1202

Dr. Nancy Freeborne, Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Health Administration, will discuss recent research on social support as it relates to better health outcomes for individuals.
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DEED Funding Opportunities

The American Public Power Association is providing funding to support the education of students working toward technical careers that are in short supply and high demand by electric utilities. DEED offers four types of scholarships: Educational, Student Internship, Student Research Grant, and Technical Design Project.

How To Apply: To obtain login credentials for the application website, fill out the request for credentials form. A DEED administrator will respond to you via email. Login credentials will be issued up to 7 days before the application deadline.

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students attending school at an accredited college/university or vocational institution within the US and must not be graduating within 12 months of the application deadline. Official transcripts must be submitted by the application deadline. The fall application deadline is October 15th.
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Download the Mounza App!

Find all career fair related information, employer attendee lists and career fair maps in the new Mounza app! Steps to download: Find Mounza in Google Play or the Mac App Store Download the app and log in Select "George Mason University" Enter your Mason NetID (username) and password Use the "Discover" tab to find career events at Mason Use the "Subscriptions" tab to subscribe to industries, research employers and more.
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Careers in Counseling Panel

Date: October 19
Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm
Location: SUB 1, Room 3B

Learn about careers in counseling, including degree programs, internships and experiences that allow you to become licensed and certified. Learn what you can do in this field with an undergraduate degree.
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The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is designed to give Mason undergraduates an authentic research, creative, or scholarly experience. URSP is sponsored by the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR). See below for upcoming OSCAR events.

Upcoming Events:

URSP Proposal Writing Workshop
Date: October 26th
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Johnson Center Room G

URSP Proposal Writing Workshop
Date: November 4th
Time: 10:30am
Location: Johnson Center Room G

Spring 2016 URSP Application Deadline
Due Date: November 11th Midnight URSP

Fall 2015 Presentations
Date: December 14th
Time: 10:30am
Location: Johnson Center Rooms A,B,C,D,E,G and 239a
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2015 Winter Graduation – Saturday, December 19, 2015 – EagleBank Arena, Fairfax Campus

*Last year the ceremonies were divided by degree level, but this winter the ceremonies are divided by college/school.

BOTH CEREMONIES TICKETED with SIX Tickets per Student.

9:00 a.m. ceremony
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
School of Law School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
College of Science

1:00 p.m. ceremony
College of Education and Human Development
College of Health and Human Services
College of Visual and Performing Arts
School of Business
Volgenau School of Engineering