Bachelor of Individualized Study Volume 1, Issue 12 October 28, 2015 [cid:imageid0] In this Issue... - BIS 40th Anniversary Reception 2015 - National Cyber Security Awareness - Attention: Future Teachers - Virginia Serious Game Institute Open House - Daylight saving/ Fall back to Standard Time - Updates to Mason Website - Smithsonian Fellowships and Internship Workshop - Seeking RSVPs for Veterans Day Luncheon - Thanksgiving Recess [cid:imageid1] [cid:imageid2] BIS 40th Anniversary Reception 2015 Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Time: 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 host a reception to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Director, Dr. Kenneth Thompson, will share the story of the program’s first 40 years. Live music, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar will be the backdrop for celebrating the program with your fellow students, alumni and other BIS supporters. Free parking! Please click below to register at Mason’s Alumni Association Website: [Registration]<http://alumni.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/index.aspx?sid=1564&gid=2&pgid=1559&cid=3488&ecid=3488&crid=0&calpgid=465&calcid=1463%20> [cid:imageid4] National Cyber Security Awareness In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness month, the IT Security Office will offer the following upcoming events: ■ Thursday, October 29: Mason’s new Chief Information Security Officer, David Landry, will discuss his plans for cyber security at Mason at 3 p.m in the Johnson Center, Room E. For more information about the events, contact Karen Bates at 703-993-2906 [More Info...]<http://newsdesk.gmu.edu/2015/10/october-is-national-cyber-security-awareness-month/> Attention: Future Teachers Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Below is some information about the the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). [cid:imageid6] [More Info...]<https://cehd.gmu.edu/undergraduate/think-you-want-to-be-a-teacher> [cid:imageid8] Virginia Serious Game Institute Open House The Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI) at Mason invites the community to an open house on Thursday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate our new facility renovations that bring our incubator and accelerator spaces up to date in décor and technology. Our new, modern look and open spaces will allow for comfortable collaboration between resident startups and create a warm, but professional environment. The VSGI office is located on the Science and Technology (Prince William) Campus in Bull Run Hall, Suite 147. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Rizza Villacorte at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-9415 with questions. [More Info...]<newsdesk.gmu.edu/2015/10/virginia-serious-game-institute-open-house/> [cid:imageid10] Daylight saving time ends on November 1, 2015! [cid:imageid11] Updates to Mason Website The Web Services team in the Office of Communications and Marketing has made some additions to the new George Mason website since its launch in August. The following new additions are now available. [More Info...]<http://newsdesk.gmu.edu/2015/10/updates-to-mason-website/> [cid:imageid13] Smithsonian Fellowships and Internship Workshop Date: Thursday, November 12th Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm Location: HUB Ballroom In the past couple of years, Mason students and faculty have held internships or fellowships in these Smithsonian Museums and offices: National Zoological Park National Museum of African American History and Culture Office of Chief Information Officer Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institution in Thailand National Museum of American History National Portrait Gallery National Museum of the American Indian Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access National Museum of Natural History Center for Folk life and Cultural Heritage Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and others, too. [More Info...]<http://oscar.gmu.edu/news/> [cid:imageid15] Seeking RSVPs for Veterans Day Luncheon The Office of the President will host the annual Veterans Day Luncheon on Wednesday, November 11, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The luncheon will take place in the Center for the Performing Arts lobby. We look forward to celebrating our faculty, staff, and student veterans’ contributions to our community. Submit your RSVP to Conrad Brown at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. [More Info...]<http://newsdesk.gmu.edu/2015/10/seeking-rsvps-for-veterans-day-luncheon/> [cid:imageid17] Thanksgiving Recess Week of November 23rd: Nov. 23 and 24: -Classes will be held as scheduled. -Labs are canceled this week. -University offices will be open as scheduled. Nov. 25: -No classes are held. -University offices are open until 12PM. Nov. 26 - 29: -University is closed. -No classes and offices are closed.