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2009 Graduates Celebrate with Family and Friends

2009 Graduates Celebrate with Family and Friends

They lined up in the parking lot of Patriot Center, smiles on their faces and arms wrapped around their friends in celebratory hugs. George Mason University's class of 2009, grouped into the College of Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines, marched into the Patriot Center on May 15, 2009 for undergraduate convocation. "This celebration recognizes your efforts and dedication in fulfilling your degree requirements," Dean Jack Censer told the group of students. "Your passion and pursuit of excellence brought you to this culminating moment, where you are surrounded by the family and friends who have guided and supported you along the way."

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Mason Topics Brought Students and Professors Closer

Mason Topics Brought Students and Professors Closer

English Professor Teresa Michals has often told her students that real learning and real friendship go together. Through the development of the Mason Topics program, Michals was able to create an environment in which students and professors could build long-lasting relationships in the pursuit of their scholarly work.

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Fiction Writer Cheuse Shared Tips at Vision Series

Fiction Writer Cheuse Shared Tips at Vision Series

Alan Cheuse, an acclaimed novelist, critic and professor, appeared at George Mason’s Center for the Arts on April 20. National Public Radio's longtime “voice of books,” Cheuse was the eighth and final speaker in the university’s “Vision Series” – an eight month series of lectures that sheds light on the real world research and creativity that takes place every day on Mason’s campus.

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Shannon Pennell, English '11, wins a CHSS Dean's Challenge Award

Shannon Pennell, English '11, wins a CHSS Dean's Challenge Award

Shannon volunteers each week as a peer mentor assisting Mason students with learning disabilities and disorders in successfully completing their pursuit of a degree. Also during her time at Mason, Shannon has written for the campus literary magazine Vox Pop, been a part of the Program Board Film Committee, and completed the Honors Program in the English major as a junior (a program normally only pursued by seniors). Off-campus, she recently went door-to-door working for the Public Interest Research Group trying to foster grassroots support for legislation requiring greater use of alternative fuels.

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Mason professor will give insight on his writing process.

Mason professor will give insight on his writing process.

Alan Cheuse, an acclaimed novelist, critic and English professor, will be appearing at George Mason’s Center for the Arts on April 20 at 7 p.m. National Public Radio's longtime “voice of books,” Cheuse is the eighth and final speaker in the university’s “Vision Series” – an eight month series of lectures that sheds light on the creativity and real-world research that takes place every day on Mason’s campus.

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Social Entrepreneurship Comes to Mason

Social Entrepreneurship Comes to Mason

George Mason has been selected as one of four universities in the first year of the Ashoka Changemaker Campus program. (Others selected are Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Maryland.) The program brings students and faculty together with practitioners, thought leaders, and philanthropists to create new and effective partnerships for sustainable social change.

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