newsletter 13



Bachelor of Individualized Study

Office Location: Robinson A 253

 Volume 1, Issue 13

November 3, 2015

In this Issue...

- BIS 40th Anniversary Reception 2015
- Graduation Timeline
- Spring Semester Registration Begins This Week!
- Seeking RSVPs for Veterans Day Luncheon
- George Mason University Wins Award for Its 'National Model' of Student Research!
- Free math tutoring!
- Smithsonian Fellowships and Internship Workshop
- Thanksgiving Recess
- DMV2Go at all the GMU Campuses

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:

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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

Spring Semester Registration Begins This Week!

Spring 2016 registration for classes begins on November 3rd.
To find out your specific registration date and time ticket, log into Patriot Web. Your time ticket has been assigned based on your classification (SR, JR, SO, FR) and number of earned hours. In progress credits are not used to determine your classification. Your time ticket indicates the first available time that you may begin to register for the semester. It can be found under Student Services>Registration>Registration Status and Time Ticket, Override Notification.

Patriot Web

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].

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George Mason University Wins Award for Its 'National Model' of Student Research!

We are thrilled to announce that Mason and OSCAR have won the Council on Undergraduate Research’s inaugural Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment, the AURA Award. This recognizes our program as the top research university in the country offering opportunities for students to engage in research, scholarship, and creative activities.

The award letter stated: "George Mason University’s achievements as a leader in undergraduate research set your institution apart from other finalists for this award. You are to be commended for a high-level of engagement and buy-in from faculty, students and administration in the Students as Scholars program. Your success at developing undergraduate research experiences that are both accessible and visible to your community results in a program with significant institutional impact, and this in turn prepares your students for both graduate study and post-baccalaureate employment. The attention you have paid to developing program goals, assessable student learning outcomes, and rubrics for evaluating Students as Scholars is exceptional. The partnership between your director of Students as Scholars and the Office of Institutional Assessment has resulted in an assessment program that distinguishes you from other applicants. We believe that George Mason University provides a national model for other institutions to emulate and we are pleased to honor your institution with this award."

We appreciate to all of the students, faculty, and staff who have worked together over the past five (and more) years to make this a model program, and we look forward to expanding our opportunities in the future!

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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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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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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.

DMV2Go at all the GMU Campuses

Take care of your Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) business at a convenient Mason location.

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