October 5–7, 2012
“Mason Memories” Made Here
Whether it is your wedding, your meeting or your special event, make your “Mason Memories” at The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel. Your family, friends and coworkers will enjoy… • Delicious dining at Boxwoods Restaurant • Wonderful signature drinks such as the Fuzzy Gunston at The Well Lounge • “Stress Free” meetings in a world-class IACC Conference Center • Complimentary parking • Comfortable Rooms • Being close to all of the action of campus life including the Patriot Center and Center for the Arts
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Welcome home, patriots! As you stroll through Mason’s ever-evolving campus this weekend, you will notice how it has developed. You will see new and familiar structures that enhance each student’s Mason experience: academic buildings where students develop their intellectual abilities, oncampus housing where students learn lifelong lessons, and athletic facilities where students cheer on their favorite teams and expend a little sweat of their own. What I hope will resonate with you is that the essence of the Mason experience remains unchanged: a nurturing academic community that encourages students to grow intellectually and personally. As you know, Mason alumni have always been invaluable contributors to that experience. Mason alumni help lay the foundation for those who follow in our footsteps. As students, we established enduring Mason traditions. As alumni, we teach, counsel, and hire Mason students. By funding scholarships, we help students pursue their own Mason experiences. Indeed, alumni will always play a significant role at Mason. During Alumni Weekend, I hope you will reflect on your Mason experiences and renew your connection to Mason. As you renew old friendships, reacquaint yourself with old haunts, or marvel at how the campus has changed, take pride in what Mason has become.You play an important role in our alma mater’s growth, and I hope you will be inspired to continue in your support of the Mason experience. After all, ours is a lifelong connection to Mason. With Patriot Pride, Rodney W. Turner, JD ’93 President, George Mason University Alumni Association 1
Special Offers for Alumni Weekend Bring this program with you or use the discount code, if indicated, to receive the following:
Open Recreational Facilities Mason Recreation would like to encourage all Alumni Weekend participants to use our facilities during the weekend. The Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC), Aquatic and Fitness Center, and Skyline Fitness Center on the Fairfax Campus and Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center at the Prince William Campus will be available during this time. Facilities guidelines • All family members must be accompanied by an Alumni Weekend participant. • Proper attire must be worn in the facilities. • No jeans are allowed in the fitness areas. • Closed-toe shoes must be worn in the fitness and gym areas.
Johnson Center Cinema (Free admission with Alumni Weekend Program) American Reunion Thursday, 9 p.m., and Friday, 6 and 9 p.m. Men in Black III Saturday, 6 and 9 p.m., and Sunday, 6 p.m.
Gunston Hall Visit the university namesake George Mason’s estate in Mason Neck,Virginia. Present this program to receive the special admission rate of $5 all weekend. The estate is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
DC Segway Tour For guests who book with the discount code “gmu2011alumni” either online or over the phone at 877-734-8687, a $5 discount per person will be offered on any Segway or bike tour through October 7.Visit www.citysegwaytours.com or capitalcitybiketours.com. 3
Giving to Mason means more.
hanks to our generous alumni, more than $1.6 million dollars was gifted and pledged to Mason last fiscal year. As a young university,
weâ€™re building the kind of alumni support that places us at the top of U.S. News & World Reportâ€™s up-and-coming universities. While you enjoy Alumni Weekend, be sure to note the green signs around campus highlighting alumni gifts that have had a significant impact. Alumni gifts to Mason make a difference. Learn more about how you can help by visiting supportingmason.gmu.edu.
Friday, October 5 New Century College Alumni Learning Community Event 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Piedmont Multipurpose Room Cost: $25 NCC alumni are invited back to school for the day to experience a taste of NCC’s newest and most exciting programs.
Patriots: Traditions and Today Historical Tour Program 2 to 2:45 p.m. George Mason Statue Cost: Free Patriots: Traditions and Today, a university tour, will highlight Mason’s history and showcase its growth.
Women and Gender Studies Meet and Greet 3 to 5 p.m. Women and Gender Studies Center, Johnson Center, Room 240K Cost: Free Women and Gender Studies alumni and students will have an opportunity to mingle, catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and see the changing space that is the Women and Gender Studies Center. Refreshments provided.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni Reception (by invitation only) 5 to 7 p.m. Johnson Center, George’s Restaurant The College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts this reception to recognize a distinguished alumnus from each academic department
Alumni Weekend Kick-Off Social 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Well, Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel Cost: $10 Join us at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel as we kick off Alumni Weekend. Meet up with all your friends at this event and then head out to the other events of the evening and throughout the weekend
School of Public Policy Wine Tasting 6 to 8:30 p.m. Founders Hall, Multipurpose Room (Arlington Campus) Cost: $10 Join fellow alumni, students, faculty, and friends as we sample some of Spain’s best wines in honor of new Mason President Ángel Cabrera. We will also feast on Spanish-inspired tapas and hear from one of Spain’s representatives to the United States on trade issues affecting, among other things, our ability to get great Spanish wine here in the Washington, D.C., region.
Shabbat Service and Shabbat Dinner
School of Music Faculty Artist Showcase 8 to 10 p.m. Harris Theatre Cost: Free This annual recital features outstanding solo and chamber performances by our phenomenal professional artist faculty. The concert is open to all.
An Evening under the Stars
6 to 9:30 p.m. Hub (Sub II), Rooms 3, 4, and 5 Cost: Free Join students and alumni for Shabbat service and dinner to follow.
The Annual Business Alumni Celebration 6 to 9:30 p.m. Ritz Carlton–Tysons Corner Cost: $80-$125 per person (pre-registration required) Join Dean Jorge Haddock and Michael Gallagher, MBA ’94, School of Management Alumni Chapter president, for the annual Business Alumni Celebration. This hallmark business school alumni reunion and networking event will celebrate our alumni with a reception, a served-dinner program, awards presentations, and keynote speaker.
8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Research Hall Observatory Cost: $5 Visit Mason’s new telescope and begin the evening with a description about how it is used as a research and a learning tool. This brief overview will be followed by a tour of the observatory. Weather permitting, an opportunity to view stars and planets will be available.
Queeraoke! 9 to 11 p.m. Johnson Center, Bistro Cost: $5 (proceeds benefit Lambda Alumni Scholarships) Join the Lambda Alumni Chapter and release your inner rock star at Queeraoke! Come sing and hang out with fellow alumni. Food will be provided, and prizes will be awarded.
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Saturday, October 6
Patriots: Traditions and Today Historical Tour
COS Hosts: Coffee with the Dean
1 to 1:45 p.m. George Mason Statue Cost: Free This university tour will highlight Masonâ€™s history and showcase its growth.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Research Hall, Showcase Cost: $5 per person Dean Vikas Chandhoke will give a short presentation on the College of Science and its new and renovated facilities on the Fairfax and Prince William Campuses. He will highlight the degrees and majors offered by the college, as well as others planned for the future and outline the major research thrusts currently supported by the college in the biomedical and other science fields.
COS Hosts: Forensics Showcase 1 to 2:30 p.m. Research Hall, Room 163 Cost: Free Poster presentations of major forensic science activities will be on display, and faculty will be present to explain.
COS Hosts: Environmental Sciences Showcase 1 to 2:30 p.m. Research Hall, Room 163 Cost: Free The Environmental Sciences Showcase will include poster presentations by faculty in the environmental program showcasing their current research interests.
The Honors College Celebrates 25 Years 1 to 3 p.m. Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III Cost: $5 All Honors College and University Scholar alumni are invited to celebrate this anniversary, along with the 20th reunion for the initial class of scholars, the Class of 1992. This event will also honor the contribution and leadership of the longtime director of the program, Donna Bafundo, who led the program in the 1990s.
Football: Mason vs. Williamson Tech 3 to 5 p.m. RAC Field (near the Recreation and Athletic Complex) Cost: Free
CHSS Beer Tasting 4 to 6 p.m. Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall Cost: $20 Join Dean Jack Censer and fellow alumni for a happy hour with beer and food pairings. All Mason alumni are welcome to attend.
Friends of Project Peak Reception 4 to 6 p.m. Johnson Center, Bistro Cost: $5 The Transition Resource Center welcomes back alumni and friends of Project Peak to mingle and hear about future plans for the program. Also, check out the details of the event on Sunday at the EDGE, Mason’s own challenge course located at the Prince William Campus.
CHHS Hosts: Dirt on the Grape, Numero Cuatro 5 to 7 p.m. Mason Hall, Meese Conference Room Cost: $25 alumni, faculty, and guests; $15 students The CHHS Alumni Chapter Board invites CHHS alumni, faculty, and guests to reconnect with friends and colleagues and enjoy a festive evening at the Dirt on the Grape, Numero Cuatro. While featuring wine tastings and tapas from Spain and Virginia, Gabriella Petrick, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, will highlight the best of Spanish and Virginia wines.
EIP Hosts: The Silver Anniversary 5 to 7 p.m. Tent at George Mason Statue and North Plaza Cost: $10 Founded in 1987, the Early Identification Program (EIP) is the longest-running outreach program of its kind at the university. Join EIP as it celebrates 25 years of inspiring excellence through education.
Student Leader Alumni Reception 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mason Inn, Meeting Room 3 Cost: $10 alumni; $5 students The Alumni Association and Student Government invite former student leaders to attend this annual reception. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres and get inspired by some of Mason’s current student leaders.
Third Annual Black Alumni Chapter Step Off 6 to 9 p.m. Harris Theatre Cost: $25; $15 with current Mason student ID The third annual Alumni Step Off offers a riveting form of artistic and musical entertainment by Mason alumni and students representing the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Fraternities and Sororities. An after party will follow at ICONS.
Surfing the History of George Mason University!
School of Law Landmark Class Reunions 6 to 8 p.m. Arlington Campus, Hazel Hall Atrium Cost: $45 early bird; $55 after September 21 Join the School of Law for a wonderful evening of cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres with School of Law alumni celebrating their landmark reunion years. The classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007 are the special guests for this year’s Alumni Weekend.
George Mason University History: 40 Years to Today Exhibit 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel Cost: Free The exhibit will feature images from 1972 to the present that examine some of the key events that have taken place since Mason was established as an independent university.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel Cost: Free Did you know that Mason’s roots date back to 1949? Take a trip through the history of the university with a demonstration of a new resource that details important events in Mason’s history. Look at photographs and yearbooks, read documents, listen to sound recordings, and watch video of events from Mason’s past.
Alumni Celebration 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel Cost: $20 Join us for wine and beer tastings, food pairing, fortune telling, and caricature artists. Crowded Streets, the world’s second-best Dave Matthews Band, will be performing during the evening. Alumni who graduated in years ending in 2 or 7 will be honored. Alumni, family, and friends are invited to toast these grads as well.
An Evening under the Stars 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Research Hall Cost: $5 Visit Mason’s new telescope and begin the evening with a description about how it is used as a research and a learning tool. This brief overview will be followed by a tour of the observatory. Weather permitting, an opportunity to view stars and planets will be available.
Sunday, October 7
Catholic Mass and CCM Alumni Reception
Alumni Weekend Closing Brunch
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel Cost: Free Catholic mass will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a reception for Catholic Campus Ministry alumni at noon. Reception includes donuts, coffee, tea, juice boxes for the kids, fruit, veggies, cheese and crackers, and our famous meatballs!
10 a.m. to noon Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel Cost: $10 (preregistration required). Complete Alumni Weekend with brunch at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel.
Project Peak Alumni at the EDGE 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prince William Campus Cost: $25 Relive the adventure of your Project Peak trip by spending the day on the Challenge Course at the EDGE. This event is open to the first 30 participants; a boxed lunch will be provided.
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