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Bachelor of Individualized Study

Office Location: Robinson A 253

 Volume 1, Issue 14

November 6, 2015

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In this Issue...

- BIS 40th Anniversary Reception 2015
- Graduation Timeline
- Seeking RSVPs for Veterans Day Luncheon
- Farmer's Market
- Tell a Friend!- Adult Degree Completion - BIS Info Session
- Enjoy Yummy Free Healthy Veg Dinner, Yoga, and Meditation
- Are you at risk of discontinuing your education at Mason because of unexpected financial hardships?
- Mason Service Corps Program
- Free math tutoring!
- Did You Know Mason Offered Courses in American Sign Language?
- Smithsonian Fellowships and Internship Workshop
- Men's Basketball: Mason vs. Colgate
- Confucious Institute at Mason - Cultural Workshop: Paper Cutting
- Thanksgiving Recess
- Important Dates for the End of the Semester


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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:
[Click here]<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>


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Graduation Timeline
Please visit the University Registrar website below for in depth information about winter, spring and summer graduations.
[University Registrar]<http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/graduation/timelines/>


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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]>.
[Click here]<http://newsdesk.gmu.edu/2015/10/seeking-rsvps-for-veterans-day-luncheon/>


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Tell a Friend! Adult Degree Completion - BIS Info Session

Dates & Time: Last two sessions for this semester Fall 2015
November 11, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
November 18, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:
Fairfax Campus, Aquia Building, Room 222

If you are a current or prospective student who would like to learn more about the option to design an individualized degree completion plan, you are invited to attend one of our information sessions. Information sessions take place at the Fairfax Campus in Aquia building, room 222.
Event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested, but not required.
Mark Sistek, (703) 993-4556, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS)
[More Info...]<http://bis.gmu.edu/>


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Enjoy Yummy Free Healthy Veg Dinner, Yoga, and Meditation

Dates and Time:
November 12, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
November 19, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
November 26, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
December 3, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Location:
Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center, Room B

You're invited to enjoy Fun Relaxing Meditation and Free Delicious Gourmet Veg Feast Every Thursday Don't miss the yummy free delicious feast! Yum! Enjoy a refreshing break from studying!! It's so fun! 100% free! Happily bring your friends!

Mahamantra Prabhu, (703) 623-2116, (703) 973-8240, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Student Involvement
[More Info...]<https://www.facebook.com/BhaktiYogaClubAtGMU>


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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.
[Click here]<http://ulife.gmu.edu/forms/stay-mason-student-support-fund-application/>


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Mason Service Corps Program

Mason Service Corps is a fantastic program that allows you to earn course credit by volunteering. For every 45 hours of service to the community, you would earn 1 course credit. The program consists of volunteering at a local organization and taking the class NCLC 294: Mason Service Corps held Fridays from 10:30am-11:45am. I ask that students commit their 45 hours to one organization as it allows for a deeper experience and is more beneficial to the organization. Though if you take the class for more than 1 credit, you would be able to work with multiple organizations for each of your 45 hours of service.
[Click here]<http://sail.gmu.edu/program/mason-service-corps>


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Free math tutoring!

The Mathematics Tutoring Center, located in the Johnson Center room 344, offers free tutoring on a walk-in basis for all George Mason students enrolled in math courses up to MATH 290.
[More Info...]<http://math.gmu.edu/tutor-center.php>



Did You Know Mason Offered Courses in American Sign Language?
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[More Info...]<http://cehd.gmu.edu/assets/docs/SpecialEducation/GMU_AmerSignLang.pdf>


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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.
[Click here]<http://oscar.gmu.edu/news/>


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Men's Basketball: Mason vs. Colgate

Date: November 13, 2015
Fairfax Campus
Come out and support Mason's Men's Basketball team as they compete against Colgate
(703) 993-3222, Intercollegiate Athletics
[More Info...]<http://gomason.com/>


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[More Info...]<http://confucius.gmu.edu/>


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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.


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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:
[More Info....]<http://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/fall-2015/exams/>