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Bachelor of Individualized Study
Volume 1, Issue 11

October 19, 2015

In this Issue...

- You're Invited to the BIS 40th Anniversary Reception 2015
- Sidewalk Closures, October 14 – 23 - Fairfax Campus
- Leadership Mason Conference
- Careers in Counseling Panel
- Careers in Human Resources
- Ask the Professionals: Financial Services
- Careers in Human Services: Lunch & Learn
- Careers in Law
- My first 90 days: non-profit
- Exam Strategies
- How to apply for Graduation
- 2016 Spring Commencement
- Brown Bag Series: Civic Engagement, Social Justice, and Moving beyond the Individual Level in Facilitating Well-Being

BIS 40th Anniversary Reception 2015

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
Location: Krasnow Institute - Great Room 4461 Rockfish Creek Ln Fairfax, VA 22030

The Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) Program is pleased to be hosting a reception to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Director, Dr. Kenneth Thompson, will share the story of the program’s first 40 years. Live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar will be the backdrop for celebrating the program with your fellow alumni and other BIS supporters.

Register NOW!

Sidewalk Closures, October 14 – 23 - Fairfax Campus

Beginning Wednesday, October 14 through Friday, October 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Espina Paving will be on the Fairfax Campus to repair multiple areas of broken/damaged sidewalks and curbs. Sidewalks in the following areas will be impacted during these repairs:
· Aquia Creek
· EagleBank Arena
· Facilities Administration buildings
· Mattaponi River Lane
· Quad behind East, West, Krug, and Finley buildings
· Rivanna River Way
· Shenandoah Neighborhood
· Shenandoah River Lane
· The Commons


Leadership Mason Conference

Date: Saturday, October 24th
Registration Deadline: **Extended 5pm on Tuesday, October 20th**.
Location: Fairfax Campus, The Hub, Ballroom

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 of benefit both now and in the future. For more information, contact The LEAD Office at 703-993-4186 or via email at [log in to unmask]

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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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Careers in Human Resources

Date: October 20
12:00 - 1:30pm
SUB 1, Room 3B

Interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources? Learn from the professionals all about this industry and how to get started. The round table will consist of various tables with discussion topics and time to have all of your questions answered.

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Ask the Professionals: Financial Services

Date: October 20
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Research 163
Join the School of Business Career Services for a panel discussion and networking to learn about the industry. Employers will be on the panel to answer any questions about the industry and the best ways to enter the field after graduation.

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Careers in Human Services: Lunch & Learn

Date: October 21
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: JC, Room B

Bring your lunch and learn about different organizations meeting community needs and how to break into this field. There will be an opportunity to meet an employer from 3 diverse Human Services agencies.

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Careers in Law

Date: October 21
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: JC, Room B

Learn what kind of difference you can make in the lives of others through a legal career.

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My first 90 days: non-profit

Date: October 22
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: SUB 1, 3400

According to the 2015 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey Results, the non-profit sector is now the third largest employer in the United States with nearly 2 million nonprofit organizations employing 10.7 million people. As the economy continues to recover, and charitable giving continues to rise it can be expected that the nonprofit sector will continue to grow as well. Learn what it takes to be successful in this growing career field from employers in the Non-Profit sector and hear about what they did to thrive in their first 90 days on the job.
The following employers will be represented on the career panel:
·American Cancer Society Inc.
·National Alliance on Mental Illness
·Special Olympics Virginia

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Exam Strategies

October 26, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
November 18, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
February 16, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
March 24, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
April 22, 2016 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Fairfax Campus, Student Union Building I, CAPS Group Room C

This workshop teaches preparation and test-taking strategies. Be well prepared and test-wise for your next exam!

Contact: Vicki Dominick, (703) 993-2380, [log in to unmask], Learning Services

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How to apply for Graduation

Graduation Process
1. Run your Degree Evaluation on Patriot Web.
2. Apply to graduate on Patriot Web.
3. Final Review by Office of the University Registrar.
4. Degree Conferral

**Please visit the University Registrar website for more in-depth instructions.**

Univerisity Registrar

2016 Spring Commencement and Convocation Schedules For
 BIS Students

Thursday, May 12
CHSS I: Humanities: Doctoral, Masters and Undergraduates
Location: EagleBank Arena
Start Time: 7:00pm
Saturday, May 14
COMMENCEMENT 2016 **ticketed event**
EagleBank Arena
Start Time: 2:00pm

Brown Bag Series: Civic Engagement, Social Justice, and Moving beyond the Individual Level in Facilitating Well-Being

Date: November 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Merten Hall, Room #1204

In this brown bag, Dr. Cattaneo will discuss the ways that her research program integrates wellbeing beyond the level of the individual. Through a continuing focus on social justice, and through specific projects at the intersection of teaching and scholarship, Dr. Cattaneo’s lab is exploring the ways in which higher education can contribute to the wellbeing of communities.

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