newsletter 15



Bachelor of Individualized Study

Office Location: Robinson A 253

 Volume 1, Issue 15

November 11, 2015

In this Issue...

- Graduation Timeline
- Important Imformation about Winter Graduation on December 19, 2015
- Alumni Association Scholarship Application
- Tell a Friend! Adult Degree Completion - BIS Info Session
- Are you at risk of discontinuing your education at Mason because of unexpected financial hardships?
- Looking for an Easy Way to Manage Your Citations?
- Mason Service Corps Program
- Free math tutoring!
- International Education Week @ Mason
- Practice Interview Day
- Women's Basketball: Mason vs. Towson
- 2016 DMV2Go Schedule
- Travel
- Confucious Institute at Mason - Cultural Workshop: Paper Cutting
- Academic Survival for Finals
- Thanksgiving Recess
- Important Dates for the End of the Semester

Graduation Timeline
Please visit the University Registrar website below for in depth information about winter, spring and summer graduations.

University Registrar

Important Information about Winter Graduation on December 19, 2015

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Alumni Association Scholarship Application

The George Mason University Alumni Association (GMUAA) proudly offers five student scholarships of $2,500/each for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications are currently available online, and the deadline to apply is Friday, January 8, 2016. No late submissions or recommendations/references will be accepted after this date.
A detailed description of the five scholarships, a full list of application instructions/forms, and important dates can be...

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Tell a Friend! Adult Degree Completion - BIS Info Session

Date: Last session for this semester Fall 2015
November 18, 2015 
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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], Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS)

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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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Looking for an Easy Way to Manage Your Citations?

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Gateway Library will offer Zotero workshops every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. throughout the semester. To register, visit the link below.

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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.

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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.

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International Education Week @ Mason

November 16, 2015 to November 20, 2015
Check the calendar for daily events on campus for Mason's 2015 celebration of International Education Week!

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Practice Interview Day

Date: November 17, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: University Career Services, SUB I, Room 3400

Practice your interviewing skills with area employers visiting campus! Meet one-on-one with an employer for a 30-minute mock interview followed by constructive feedback and tips on how to improve and perfect your interviewing skills. 
Don't forget to register! Deadline to register is November 15, 2015

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Women's Basketball: Mason vs. Towson

Date: November 17, 2015 
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Fairfax Campus
Come out and support Mason's Women's Basketball team as they compete against Towson (703) 993-3222, Intercollegiate Athletics

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2016 DMV2Go Schedule

DMV2Go will continue to visit Mason at the Arlington, Fairfax, and Science and Technology Campuses in 2016. The schedules are available at Mark your calendars today. For a list of services offered, visit DMV website. Contact Human Resources and Payroll at 703-993-2600 or [log in to unmask] with questions.

DMV Website

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Academic Survival for Finals

Date & Time: November 23, 2015 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Location: Fairfax Campus, Student Union Building I, CAPS Group Room C

The end of the semester can leave you feeling overwhelmed by everything that you have to do. During this session, participants will develop a plan to complete their final papers, projects, and exams and discuss techniques for managing stress.
Vicki Dominick, (703) 993-2380, [log in to unmask], Learning Services

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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.

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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