Get Ready for Expedition Mason

Posted: October 22, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: October 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

The Fairfax Campus Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day 2010 will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2 in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall, and at the Prince William Campus on Friday, Nov. 5.

With a theme of “Expedition Mason,” this year’s presentations and activities focus on exploring and succeeding at the university.

The free program at Fairfax will include two keynote speakers, workshops, tours of some of the exciting new locations on campus and lunch at the newest dining facility, Pilot House.

At Prince William, the program will include tours, workshops and lunch time speakers.

Registration is open at hr.gmu.edu/training. Individuals can attend as much or as little as they are able to, but registration is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The cutest pet contest is being held in conjunction with the enrichment day. Send your 5-inch-by-7-inch paper photo to Kristy Graham at MS 3C1 by Friday, Oct. 29. Owners of winning photos will receive gift cards.

The Mason Spirit contest is also being held. Send a photo of yourself, family, home, etc., decked out in Mason gear. Send your photo to Kristy Graham at MS 3C1 by Friday, Oct. 29.

A flu shot clinic (combined seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccine) will be held in conjunction with enrichment day. See the flier for details.

Other Enrichment Day highlights at Fairfax include

  • The opening speaker is Robert Rogowsky, adjunct professor in the School of Public Policy, will present “Getting to Happy: Seven Practical Steps to a Happier and More Contented Life.”
  • Mason’s Chief of Police Mike Lynch, whose high school football team was featured in the film “Remember the Titans,” will present the closing address on working your way through difficult situations.
  • Workshop topics will include the transportation and traffic master plan, finding a work/life balance, public speaking, exercising at your desk, sustainability at Mason, the power of meditation and more.
  • Tours that feature presentations, performances and prizes will allow you to explore the Research I Observatory, the Art and Design Building, the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives, the Mason Inn, the Recreation and Athletics Complex, the Aquatic and Fitness Center and the Long and Kimmy Nguyen Engineering Building.

Highlights at Prince William include

  • Breakout sessions that will cover networking, exercising at your desk and and work/life balance.
  • Tours of the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center and the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
  • Featured speakers at lunch time are Jim diModica and Charvis Campbell, assistant dean for Prince William University Life, who will discuss volunteering in the community.

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