Bachelor of Individualized Study

Volume 1, Issue 12

October 28, 2015


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



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:


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
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Attention: Future Teachers

Are you interested in becoming a teacher?  Below is some information about the the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD).

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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.
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Daylight saving time ends on November 1, 2015!


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.
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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.
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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]>.
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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.