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Around Mason: Week of October 8, 2019
October 7, 2019
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The Office of the President and the ROTC unit at George Mason University invite all Mason community members who have proudly served the country to attend the Annual Veterans Day Luncheon.
The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 8, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Main Lobby. Following the luncheon on Grand Tier III, guests are invited to a 30-minute Patriotic Concert presented by the School of Music’s Tuba Euphonium Ensemble.
Registration is not required but recommended, as space is limited. Register here.
For questions, contact University Events at 703-993-2853 or email@example.com.
Did you know that renovations were recently completed at the Chick-Fil-A on the Fairfax Campus? Swing by the lowel level of SUB I with a friend or colleague for a delicious lunch or tasty milkshake!
Head to dining.gmu.edu for information about your favorite on-campus dining locations.
PatriotHacks 2019 is a collegiate hackathon held at George Mason University. For 36 hours, students from around the world will convene at the MIX (Mason Innovation Exchange) to enjoy workshops, activities, and networking events while working on real world challenges during the hackathon.
Swag and awesome food will be available throughout the weekend.
PatriotHacks is a space for innovators to play, learn, and revolutionize technology, all while building their resume and making memories to last a lifetime. No experience is required, and the event is open to college students of all disciplines. Plus, it’s 100% free!
Encourage your students to register at patriothacks.org.
Contact Nicole Kelleher, Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, at 703-993-6265 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Training and Professional Development
Join the CLUB (Collaborative Learning Hub) for an open house on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 311.
This event will feature Blackboard demos, individual consultations, information about Linkedin Learning, and tours of our virtual reality/3D printing space (Th3 BuilD).
Contact email@example.com or 703-993-3141 with questions.
Counseling and Psychological Services hosts MasonCARES, a two-hour “gatekeeping” training on suicide prevention.
Attendees will learn why people attempt suicide, how to talk to somebody about suicide, how to respond to a person in crisis, warning signs, myths about suicide, and how to make a referral.
Separate training sessions are scheduled for faculty/staff and students. Follow the links below to register for an upcoming session. Additional training dates are also listed on the registration pages:
Contact Kheia Hilton at 703-993-2380 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Parking and Transportation is seeking faculty/staff volunteers to serve on Mason's Parking Appeals Board.
The Board meets once a month to hear parking citation appeals from faculty, staff, and visitors. If interested, contact email@example.com.
Resources for You
October is National Work and Family Month, which celebrates creating a more engaged and positive culture for employees.
Mason offers year-round resources for employees to balance and enjoy personal and work life, including:
- Flexible work options
- Well-being seminars
- Childcare and eldercare resources
- 16 hours of School Assistance and Volunteer Service leave
- And much more!
Celebrate autumn on your bike! Develop new skills or enhance your existing biking skills, culminating in a terrific ride from the Fairfax Campus to Burke Lake Park and back.
Upcoming classes and events are listed below. For additional information and to register, visit bike.gmu.edu.
- Thursday, Oct 10, noon to 1 p.m.: Bicycle Commuting 101, taught by Rick Holt (free)
- Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to noon: Bike Skills Building Class with the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB), $10*
- Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Social Ride with FABB from Mason to Burke Lake Park and back, $10*
*Parking and Transportation is subsidizing these events to offer the Mason community a significant discount.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-993-2828 with questions.