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CHSS Events

Sep8

Global Affairs MA Open House

Global Affairs

Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1203

Meet faculty and staff, interact with current students and alumni, and learn more about admissions requirements, curriculum highlights, and opportunities available to students in each program.

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Sep9

9/11 Day of Service

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Friday, September 9, 2016
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
All over campus

The Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service launches on Friday, September 9, 2016. This exciting, collaborative, university-wide initiative is open to ALL Mason students, faculty, and staff. Let’s work together on a range of service projects across Mason’s campus to honor the memory of those who were tragically lost on 9/11.

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Sep9

George Mason University Service Fair

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Friday, September 9, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
North Plaza (Outside of the Johnson Center)

Join us on September 9th, 2016 for our annual George Mason University Service Fair as part of Mason's 9/11 Day of Service. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about various community organizations and the volunteer opportunities they may offer. Held on the North Plaza from 11am-1pm, join us for a great afternoon of engaging with our local community partners!

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Sep13

Cultivating the Seeds of Well-Being at Mason

Commit to doing an hour of good – for yourself, for Mason, for the planet!

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Mason’s President’s Park Greenhouse

Join Doc Nix, Dr. Todd Kashdan, and more while you engage with fellow students & Mason faculty for a one-hour shift in Mason’s President’s Park Greenhouse. Commit to doing an hour of good – for yourself, for Mason, for the planet — and have fun doing it! No prior greenhouse/gardening experience required! Sustainability staff will guide you every step of the way!

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Sep15

Cuban Dance and Culture Application Deadline

Rolling Admission

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Thursday, September 15, 2016

DANC 418: Cuban Dance and Culture (1-3 credits) December 29, 2016 - January 8, 2017 Instructor: James Lepore Experience Afro-Caribbean music and dance in Cuba, its cultural epicenter. Coursework includes studio study of the vital West-African traditions of eastern Cuba and daily on-site emergence in the exciting social milieu (Salsa, Rumba, Santeria) that is uniquely Cuban. This intensive field class will take place in Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa and Guantanamo City. The director of this program, Jim Lepore, Professor of Dance at George Mason University, has long-standing professional relationships with the Cuban artists who will act as our mentors.

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Sep15

Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality: Application Deadline

Rolling Admission

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Thursday, September 15, 2016

INTS 498/INTS 595/CONF 385/CONF 397/CONF 695 : Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality (3 credits) December 29, 2016 through January 12, 2017 Instructor: Al Fuertes This winter break course brings the true spirit of international education by doing community engagement abroad in Cambodia, a country rich in history and cultural traditions, but that has also experienced one of the worst forms of genocide and conflict in recent years. Students will arrive in Siem Reap Cambodia and immediately be immersed in the rich culture and history of the region by visiting and learning about Angkor Wat and the 12th century architecture that it represents. Traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city, students will visit several museums including Toul Sleng and receive an introduction to the Khmer Rouge’s oppressive regime of the mid 1970’s. Many important seminars and peace building projects are the core of this program and promise to create a truly life changing experience for each participant.

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Sep16

Six Week Deadline for Summer Graduates

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday, September 16, 2016
12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

After each conferral date, students are given six weeks to resolve conflicts delaying degree conferral. Eligible circumstances include incomplete or in-progress grades, outstanding study elsewhere grades, graduate transfer of credit to be posted, and dropping an unmet minor. If the issue is resolved by the end of the six-week deadline, your diploma and transcript will still name the official graduation date. If they are not resolved by the deadline, the date for the next degree conferral date will be used.

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