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GMU Chosen To Join Healthy Campus Initiative

GMU Chosen To Join Healthy Campus Initiative

George Mason University’s well-being and wellness programs recently received national recognition after being chosen as the first higher education institution in Virginia to join the Healthy Campus Initiative, which encourages colleges and universities to make their campuses healthier by adopting guidelines around food and nutrition, physical activity and programming.

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Visiting Filmmakers Series

Visiting Filmmakers Series

The George Mason University Visiting Filmmakers Series is hosting a second event, Evolution of a Criminal at the Johnson Center Cinema on 13 November 2014 at 4:30pm. A Q&A with director Darius Clark Monroe and GMU Director of African and African American Studies Wendi Manuel-Scott, follows the screening.

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MAIS Students Present at National Conference

MAIS Students Present at National Conference

MAIS students, Wayne Adams and Brydin Banning, attended sessions on various aspects of academic advising and presented their own topics at the NACADA 38th Annual Conference on Oct 8-11, in Minneapolis, MN. Wayne presented:"Transforming Your Advising Culture through an Academic Advisor Network: Applying Grassroots Strategies to Create Positive Change" Brydin presented: "Making Allies of Parents in the Advising Process"

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American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Santa Fe

American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Santa Fe

We would like to celebrate the success of Kim Stryker from MAIS! Kim's concentration is in Folklore Studies. Kim was awarded travel funds by the Graduate Student Travel Fund to present her thesis work with Fauquier County small family farms on November 5-9, 2014 in Santa Fe, NM. Follow the link to learn more about the American Folklore Society.

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MAIS Graduate Brings Higher Education Experience to Edinboro University

MAIS Graduate Brings Higher Education Experience to Edinboro University

Edinboro University announced June 25 that Guilbert L. Brown will join the University as Vice President for Finance and Administration. Mr. Brown brings years of experience in university finance and planning to his new role as a vital member of President Julie E. Wollman’s executive leadership team. “I am delighted that Gil Brown will be joining our team at the end of July,” President Wollman said. “He brings extensive professional experience in higher education and is a nationally recognized expert in leading strategic financial management and institutional planning.”

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College Celebrates Alumni at Two Special Events

College Celebrates Alumni at Two Special Events

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences rolled out a red carpet for its alumni over the course of two evenings during the university's Alumni Weekend. The Distinguished Alumni Reception recognized some of the contributions made by college alumni, and a social event, open to all college alumni, combined scholarship and relaxing fun.

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Kelly Schrum Launches Virginia Child Custody Project

Kelly Schrum Launches Virginia Child Custody Project

Kelly Schrum, associate professor in the Higher Education Program, has launched the Virginia Child Custody Project, a freely available website which "explores child custody in Virginia and nationally within a broad historical and legal context with the goal of providing an impartial, interdisciplinary resource grounded in humanities scholarship."

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The Fourth Annual CHSS Beer Tasting

The Fourth Annual CHSS Beer Tasting

As part of Mason's Alumni Weekend, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is partnering with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media to present a beer tasting of local brews. Join us for fun, great food and beverages, and your alumni friends!

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