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 Volume 1, Issue 18

November 30, 2015

In this Issue...

- Memory Strategies
- Important Information about Winter Graduation on December 19, 2015
- Are you at risk of discontinuing your education at Mason because of unexpected financial hardships?
- Organizational Strategies
- Managing Performance Anxiety
- De-Stress Fest
- Off-Campus Finals Study Lounge
- Senior Capstone Presentations and Reception on Monday, December 14, 2015
- Important Dates for the End of the Semester
- SAVE THE DATE: Security Symposium - Feb. 12

Memory Strategies

November 30, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
March 18, 2016 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Fairfax Campus, Student Union Building I, CAPS Group Room C

Want to improve your memory? Come to this session to learn how memory works and strategies for remembering and recalling information. Free.

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

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Important Information about Winter Graduation on December 19, 2015

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Are you at risk of discontinuing your education at Mason because of unexpected financial hardships?

The Stay Mason Student Support Fund is available to students in any major and any class year, including first-year students and transfer students who are currently enrolled and attending classes.

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Organizational Strategies

Date: December 1
1:30pm - 2:45pm
SUB1, Rm 3129

Is clutter getting in the way of your academic success? Do you have trouble keeping up with all your papers, texts, e-mails, and assignments for your classes? Come to this workshop to learn techniques to better manage your paper flow and arrange your desk, computer files, and living space in ways that will help you be more efficient and productive. We’ll help you develop an individualized plan to meet your unique needs, style, and schedule. Get ready for your classes with a clean sweep!

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Managing Performance Anxiety

Date: December 2
Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Location: SUB1, Rm 3129
Does worrying about a test make it hard for you to study? Do you forget all you know just as the exam begins? Any time you are asked to perform, tension can interfere with you doing your best. This workshop examines the reasons for performance anxiety and explores strategies for coping with it.

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Women's Basketball: Mason vs. Georgetown

Date: December 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Location: Fairfax Campus

Come out and support Mason's Women's Basketball team as they compete against Georgetown (703) 993-3222, Intercollegiate Athletics

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De-Stress Fest

Date: December 7, 2015 to December 11, 2015
De-Stress Fest is one of Student Involvement's semester traditions where partners from across the university provide free programming to help students relax and have fun before finals week.
Student Involvement, (703) 993-2909, [log in to unmask], Student Involvement
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Off-Campus Finals Study Lounge

Date: December 14, 2015 to December 21, 2015
Location: Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center, George's Restaurant 
Off-Campus students are given the opportunity of an entire lounge to themselves during finals week. Study, relax, and eat in this 24-hour space to increase your final grades. The lounge is in George’s Restaurant, located on the third floor of the JC.

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Senior Capstone Presentations and Reception on Monday, December 14, 2015

The BIS Program is proud to announce the Senior Capstone Presentations on Monday, December 14, 2015. All are invited to this event, in which BIS Program seniors present highlights of their capstone research projects. Presentations will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Rooms A-F of the Johnson Center. A reception honoring the presenters and celebrating their achievements will follow at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Important Dates for the End of the Semester

Last Day of Classes: December 12
Final Exam Period: Mon December 14 – Sat December 19

To find out more about your Exams please visit the Registrar's website:

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SAVE THE DATE: Security Symposium - Feb. 12

On Friday, Feb. 12 George Mason University will host the 2nd Provost’s Multidisciplinary Research Symposium at the Mason Global Center.
This one-day symposium will be broadly organized around the topic of Security and is open to all interested researchers—Mason faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to participate.
The purpose of the Symposium is to develop areas of security research at Mason that address socially significant challenges by engaging different disciplines (that do not always have the opportunity to interact) in a way that will allow the sharing of complementary perspectives. All aspects of security will be considered, such as food supply and water security; climate change, natural disasters, and environmental security; security issues related to diseases and pandemics; infrastructure security; cybersecurity; human security including refugees, human trafficking and crime; homeland security including WMD; and others.
The Security Symposium will include keynote presentations, expert panels, and break-out discussions. Researchers are invited to give short “lightning round” presentations or to participate in poster sessions. As with the inaugural symposium on Health, this symposium on Security will be followed by an internal seed grant competition funded by the Office of the Provost.
Watch for further information in the weeks ahead about registering for this symposium.
Best regards,
S. David Wu Provost and Executive Vice President