Bachelor of Individualilzed Study

Volume 1 Issue 9

 October 2, 2015

In this Issue...

- Spring 2016 Classes
- Resume Clinic Day #1 and #2
- IDT Information Session
- “Hot Topics in Well-Being” for Students: Strengths-Based Wellness
- Fall Career Fair
- Columbus Day
- Mason’s Teaching Excellence Awards
- Brown Bag Series: Community Health and Well-Being
- Peacebuilding Fellows
- DEED Funding Opportunities
- A Night to Believe
- Green Jobs Networking Fair
- Students as Scholars (OSCAR Office)


Spring semester 2016 courses are now available for viewing on Patriot Web. Registration will begin in November.

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Resume Day #1 and #2

Resume Day #1
October 5, 2015
Time11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: University Career Services, SUB I, Room 3400

Resume Day #2
October 6, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: University Career Services, SUB I, Room 3400

Get your resume critiqued and improved by participating employers and Career Services advisors! Stop by the Resume Clinic to create an attractive resume you can be proud of just in time for the Career Fair!
No registration required.

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“Hot Topics in Well-Being” for Students: Strengths-Based Wellness

Date: October 6
Time: 4:00pm- 7:00pm
Location: Aquatic & Fitness Center
Join us for this interactive workshop on "Strengths Based Wellness!" Learn how to utilize your innate talents and strengths to promote a healthier you! Come ready to set some health related goals and learn how to put them into action.

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Fall Career Fair

The event allows students looking for jobs or internships to discuss available opportunities with participating employers. Students who are not immediately seeking a job or internship are also encouraged to attend to see the variety of jobs, internships, and careers available. Research the employers before the event, and check out the career fair preparation page.

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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.

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]

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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A Night to Believe

Date: October 18, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: The Hub (SUB II)

Inspired by Oprah’s landmark upcoming BELIEF Series the SOAR Community Network, in partnership with African and African American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University will co-host an evening of BELIEF. Our event will feature powerful speakers who will share their journey from pain and turmoil toward belief and healing.

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Green Jobs Networking Fair

The Office of Sustainability will be hosting their third Green Job Networking Fair on Monday October 26th 10am-2pm in Dewberry Hall. Local environmental organizations will be attending including the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Wildlife Federation, Fairfax County Farmers' Markets, Above Green (LEED Consulting), the Green Impact Campaign, Keep America Beautiful and more . Students will have the opportunity to hear organization representatives speak on a panel about employment/internship/volunteer opportunities, speak to representatives one-on-one (we recommend having a resume on hand), and learn networking/resume tips. If you have any interest in the environmental field, this is an excellent opportunity to network and learn about local opportunities! Please register below and free to contact Giulia Manno at [log in to unmask] with any questions.


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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