Grad Night In: March 2017

Mar 23 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Fenwick Library,

Need a break while on campus? Want to meet with your cohort? Working on a group project? Want to meet other Mason grad students and also get some work done? Join Graduate Student Life at Fenwick Library for Grad Night In, a monthly collaborative study date just for Mason grad students! We will provide caffeine and snacks; come with your work and a friend! Grad Night In will be held on Thursday, Mar. 23, 7:30-10:30pm in Fenwick 1014B. Stay for a minute or stay for a while — we hope to see you there!

Thriving in Graduate School Workshop Series- Workshop 5: Creating an Academic Brand and Strategies for Networking

Mar 24 - 1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Robinson B108,

Looking for ways to start getting recognized in your field? Want to boost the visibility of your research? For more information and registration, please check out our webpage.

Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Mar 25 - 8:45 AM to 6:00 PM

Founders Hall, Arlington Campus, All Campuses

The second Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference will be held at Founders Hall at the Arlington Campus on Saturday, March 25, 8:45am – 6:00pm. This is an excellent opportunity for Mason graduate students to showcase their research, share ideas with fellow graduate students across disciplines, and network with Mason faculty and staff, but also a chance for fellow graduate and professional students to see what peers are working on and networking with their peers and faculty.

We are also excited to announce this year’s conference will feature the inaugural Mason Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Students participating in this event will have a three-minute window to effectively explain their research in terms appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place winners. Come out and support your fellow students and check out who wins!

For more information and to check the schedule, visit the conference home page.

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

Apr 01 - 12:00 AM to Apr 07 - 12:00 AM

TBA, All Campuses

Join the Graduate and Professional Student Association and Graduate Student Life in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2017! During this week, we honor the contributions of Mason’s 10,000+ graduate and professional students.

Graduate Outdoor Adventures: Camping Elizabeth Furnace

Apr 01 - 12:00 AM to Apr 02 - 12:00 AM

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Graduate Student Life and Mason Recreation: Outdoor Adventures have partnered to bring outdoor excursions to Mason’s graduate population. This first outdoor adventure will be an overnight camping trip, Saturday, April 1-2, with meals included. For more information and registration, please check out the event page.

Happy Hour at Auld Shebeen

Apr 03 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Auld Shebeen,

As a part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, Graduate Student Life invites all Mason Graduate and Professional Students to Auld Shebeen for food, drinks, and community.

For more information check out out event page.

It’s Sweet to Be a Grad Student

Apr 05 - 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Johnson Center 240K,

Join your fellow graduate students for coffee, desserts, and giveaways in the Women and Gender Studies Center in Johnson Center 240K. All graduate students are welcome! Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies, Graduate Student Life, and Off-Campus Student Programs and Services.

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week Ice Cream Social at Arlington

Apr 05 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Founders Hall Plaza,

Join fellow students for delicious ice cream sundaes! University Life Arlington will provide the ice cream and toppings, served by VIP scoopers!

SciTech’s Mum Mum’s Social

Apr 06 - 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Mum Mum: New Taste of Thai,

We will be hosting a social at Mum Mum’s to celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciate Week from 3-5pm on Thursday, April 6th for this event. University Life SciTech will pay for food.

Thriving in Graduate School Workshop Series- Workshop 6: Communicating Your Research

Apr 07 - 1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Fenwick Library, Room 1014B,

Looking for ways to communicate your research to a broader audience or colleagues or potential employers? Does your 30-second elevator pitch last 5 minutes? For more information and registration, please check out our webpage.

Graduate Student Life Write-In Day

Apr 08 - 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

TBA, All Campuses

Looking for a way to make progress on your dissertation, thesis, or paper? Graduate Student Life’s Write-In Day will give you group accountability and a space to write with other Mason graduate students who are also serious about getting writing done. Graduate Student Life will provide the space, coffee, meals, and snacks. You need to bring your computer, any other necessary materials, and most importantly, your personal commitment to working diligently and productively. Registration for the Spring 2017 Write-In Day will begin in March. For more information and online registration, visit http://gradlife.gmu.edu/write-in-day/.

Publishing Strategies, Tools, and Services

Apr 12 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fenwick Library, 4010,

Interested in publishing your scholarly work? Join the Libraries for an informative workshop on Wednesday, April 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Room 4010 Fenwick Library. Please register if you plan to attend!

Collaborating with a publisher starts before your manuscript is submitted. Geared toward early career authors this workshop will explore a visual outline of the editorial and production process supporting the publication of your article or book, and discuss the benefits of electronic publishing’s global reach. The core of this workshop, conducted by Mitch Moulton from SpringerNature, will highlight the online tools and services freely available throughout the publishing process.

Sponsored by SP@RC and Mason Publishing Group, the workshop will also feature a tour of SP@RC by Jason Byrd (Head, Information Services) and a discussion on the benefits of open access by Claudia Holland (Scholarly Communication and Copyright Officer). For more information, please contact Leigh Ann Skeen, lskeen@gmu.edu, 993-2673.

Thriving in Graduate School Workshop Series- Workshop 7: Planning for the Academic Job Search

Apr 21 - 1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Robinson B108,

Interested in a career in academia or exploring the alt-ac track? For more information and registration, please check out our webpage.

Grad Night In: April 2017

Apr 27 - 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Fenwick Library,

Need a break while on campus? Want to meet with your cohort? Working on a group project? Want to meet other Mason grad students and also get some work done? Join Graduate Student Life at Fenwick Library for Grad Night In, a monthly collaborative study date just for Mason grad students! We will provide caffeine and snacks; come with your work and a friend! Grad Night In will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, 7:30-10:30pm in Fenwick 1014B. Stay for a minute or stay for a while — we hope to see you there!