Monday, May 26, 2008

Learn How To Get the Best Salary!

Next week on Thursday (6/5/2008) the Alumni Association presents Michael D. Chaleff and the Professional Development Workshop in Compelling Negotiations @ the JC Cinema.

Check out this event if you are interested in increasing your professional communication and negotiation skills.

Join the Facebook event.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sophia Bass Returns to Mason

If you missed Sophia Bass in April you'll have the chance to see this excellent local performer again tonight.

Sophia Bass is coming again tonight, from 8 to 11 p.m., at Damon's Grill. You should head over there, as Bass is not to be missed.

You can hear more on her MySpace page or through iTunes.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008


The Round-Up is going to decrease it's activity for the finals period. I am but one man... with a lot of essays. Stay tuned as the blog may still highlight a few events as the year comes to an end.

Also, there will still be things happening this summer. If you're staying on campus, keep coming here and we'll keep you in the know.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Weekend Round-Up: Galas, More Earth Week, More Mason Week

By Student Media Freelancer Aram Zucker-Scharff, GMU Events Round-Up

Well, it has been a huge week event wise with a lot of events going on. The week is winding down, but there is still plenty to do. Except for on Sunday, there ain't a lot to do on Sunday. *Shrugz*


Friday (Apr. 25)


Saturday (Apr. 26)

  • Softball v. JMU [Athletics] - 12 and 2 p.m. @ GMU Stadium - Support your fellow students as they go head to head with JMU.

  • Sci-Fi Film Festival [Cinema] - 1:30 @ JC Cinema - This weekend get your sci-fi fix at the JC Cinema. Saturday starts off with "2001: A Space Odyssey."

  • Andrea Lively on Violin [Music] - 4 p.m. @ Concert Hall, Grand Tier III - Free music at this student recital. Check out the other student recitals today.

  • Breakfamous [Pacific American Heritage] - 5 to 11 p.m. @ JC Bistro - Check out this performance by Mason's break dance group.

  • Free Play - 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. @ Corner Pocket - Free Pool and other games at Mason's new game room, Corner Pocket.

  • Eric Vitoff and Ellen Cherry [Live@Damon's] - 8 to 11 p.m. @ Mason Damon's - Mason's own Eric Vitoff is joined by fellow guitarist Maryland's Ellen Cherry.


Sunday (Apr. 27)

  • Washington Bridal Showcase - 11 to 6 p.m. @ Patriot Center - Tickets to this event are $8 to $10.

  • Kosher for Passover Food and Games [Jewish] - 1 to 3 p.m. @ SUB1 Room A - Snacks and board games for all at this kosher for Passover event.

  • Sci-Fi Film Festival [Cinema] - 2:30 @ JC Cinema - This weekend get your sci-fi fix at the JC Cinema. Sunday ends off with "2010: The Year We Make Contact."

  • Free Play - 5 to 9 p.m. @ Corner Pocket - Free Pool and other games at Mason's new game room, Corner Pocket.

  • Measure for Measure [GMU Players] - 8 p.m. @ Performing Arts Building, 1st floor, TheaterSpace - If you have not seen it already, check out this Sunday's performance of Measure for Measure

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Next Big Thing: Mason Week [Massive Events]

By Student Media Freelancer Aram Zucker-Scharff, GMU Events Round-Up

If you are thinking that there sure are a lot of posts today, you'd be right. But there is a reason! This week is the biggest week on campus, and at the center of it all is the biggest day on campus.

Mason Day.

Yea, that's right, it is big and it is back.

Mason Day, this Thursday, 4/24, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., has two stages, each with a great lineup, the main stage and the WGMU Local Bands stage.

Plenty of free food will be there as well, with an increased budget, Mason Day has hot dogs and hamburgers and veggie burgers for all. Also look out for munchies from T.T. Reynolds catering.

The main stage will host a total of four bands.

Kidz in the Hall, a hip hop group, will be there, no doubt they will be playing some tracks from their soon to be released May 13 album "The In Crowd." However, you better hope that they focus on their older work (a classic hip-hop sound), if the MySpace track from their new album is any indication, it's not very good.

Tyga, is a pop-style rap artist. His traveling with Gym Class Heroes is no surprise, as he's the cousin of Travie, their lead vocalist. However, despite the relationship, Tyga has made his mark with his own notable single "Coconut Juice."

I Am The Avalanche, is one band in group touring with Gym Class Heroes. In a lineup of Rap and Hip-Hop these Brooklyn artists stand out as an indie punk-rock group. This five-piece band has yet to put out their sophomore album, but still has plenty of fans. Their unique sound has a good mix of speed, rock, punk and some emo.

At 6:15 p.m. comes the big artist, Gym Class Heroes. Yea, you know them, with such songs as Clothes Off and, of course, Cupids Chokehold, that's the song that goes "take a look at my girlfriend." This is the hip-hop group with a sense of humor and it shows in their music, which can be clever and, at times, ironic. Their songs cover all sorts of topics, ranging as far as MySpace. With a number of music influences apparent in their music, Gym Class Heroes has a unique sound that will be the highlight of Mason Day.

Keep in mind, the big names are not the only bands around, check out the WGMU stage as well, with some great local bands. (Check out their music through the links below.)

Mason Day Times may be subject to change.

Of course, Mason is too big for just one day, Mason Week is more then a few bands.

  • Tuesday Jams features Shwa - 4:30 p.m. @ Jazzman's

  • Screen on the Green - Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. @ JC Atrium - See "The Story of Stuff" followed by "Enchanted."

  • Field Day - Wednesday, 12 to 4 p.m., @ North Plaza - Free food, prizes, fun games, and the opportunity to dunk your fellow students.

Then Mason Week finishes off with the After-Mason Day Luau - Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. @ Mason Pond - This will be the first Official Luau, transforming Mason Pond into "a tropical paradise with Hawaiian-style buffet, luau-themed games, sizzling hot music, and live hula dancers." The games include, Limbo, Water Balloon Toss, Hula Hoop, Tug of War, Relay Race, Karaoke and plenty more to do. There will be a prize for the best luau-appareled male and female.

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Alert: Screen on the Green Moved Due to Rain

Due to rain, the Screen on the Green event has now been moved to the JC Atrium @ 7:30.

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Mid-Week Round-Up: Massive Edition

By Student Media Freelancer Aram Zucker-Scharff, GMU Events Round-Up

The biggest things you'll see on campus this semester are coming at you this week: Mason Week and Earth Week, both with a huge number of events.

Earth Week centers around Tuesday's Earth Day, with more movies, events, and talks then I could get to in one blog post. So check out the special Earth Day Edition of the Mid-Week Round-Up!

Then, of course, there's Mason Week, which is centered around Mason Day, usually the biggest event to hit campus in a semester. This year's highlight is a performance by Gym Class Heroes. Stay tuned for a special preview post of Mason Week events coming to you here.

Tuesday (Apr. 22) - Earth Day!

  • Earth Day Films and Discussions [Earth Week] - 10 to 3:30 p.m. @ JC Cinema - Check out a big line up of Earth-related movies and discuss them with students and experts.

  • Prince William Mason Day [PW] [Mason Week] - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Bull Run Hall - Enjoy free "fun, food, and games" in the Atrium and behind Bull Run Hall.

  • Transportation and Sustainability Fair [Earth Week] - 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. @ North Plaza - Check out this fair today for bike maps and other information related to Mason Day and Earth Day. Check out booths from the Sierra Club, Traveling Bike Museum, SDS, and plenty more.

  • Kilowatt Ours [Earth Week] - 12 to 12:45 p.m. @ JC Cinema - Introduction by Dr. Susie Crate. Check out this movie, a 45 min. documentary about coal power and increasing household efficiency.

  • Botanical Tours of Campus [Earth Week] - 12:05 to 1 p.m. @ Krug Hall, Rm 15 - This event looks to be plenty of fun. Environmental Science Professor Andrea Weeks takes students on a botanical walking tour of campus, checking out all the plants that grow on Mason's campus.

  • Softball v. North Carolina Central [Athletics] - 3 to 4 p.m. @ George Mason Stadium - Game 1 of a doubleheader.

  • Earth Day Celebration & Awards [Earth Week] - 3:30 to 5:15 @ North Plaza - Earth Day comes to the fore at this event. There is a Bike Rally and a presentation of awards and prizes for the Energy Competition and for Bike to Mason Day. There will be a number of speakers, including: Mason's Chief of Staff Tom Hennessey, Provost Peter Stearns, Chairman Gerry Connolly, and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Mason's role as an agent of conservation will be a big topic.

  • Shwa [Tuesday Jams] - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.@ JC Jazzman's - This lyrical artist from Pa. garnered an editor's pick from The Washington Post in 2005 and has gotten plenty of play on local and satellite radio. Check out his fine vocal melodies and off-beat relaxed sound.

  • Softball v. North Carolina Central [Athletics] - 5 to 6 p.m. @ George Mason Stadium - Game 2 of a doubleheader.

  • Screen on the Green: "The Story of Stuff" and "Enchanted" [Earth Week] - 5 or 7:30 to 10 p.m. @ President Park Moved to JC Atrium - I'm unsure if this starts at 7:30 or 5 p.m.. Watch "The Story of Stuff", a tour of the costs of consumer culture, from iPods to resource extraction. Followed by "Enchanted."

  • A Night of Broadway [Music] - 8 to 10 p.m. @ Harris Theatre - The University Chorale brings a night of broadway melodies, featurings songs from Rogers & Hammerstein, Sweeney Todd, Guys and Dolls, and plenty more. Free!

Wednesday (Apr. 23)

  • Town Hall Meeting [Earth Week] - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ SUB2 Ballroom - A conversation on conservation with Dr. Tony Cortese of Second Nature and Mason's Sustainability Council Members.

  • Field Day [Mason Week] - 12 to 4 p.m. @ North Plaza - Free food and fun events. Come for the opportunity to get prizes while playing Twisler, Giant Chess, Speed Pits, Basketball, and getting the opportunity to drop your fellow students in the dunk tank.

  • Election 2008 Roundtable [Arlington] - 12 to 1 p.m. @ Original Building, Rm 268 - Join Professors Michael Fauntroy, Jeremy Mayer and Mark Rozell to discuss the Pennsylvania primary.

  • Banks That Don't Lend? [Arlington] - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. @ Hazel Hall, Mercatus Center Board Room - Mercatus Center Brown Bag Lecture on Unlocking Credit to Spur Growth in Developing Countries. Presented by International Business and Affairs' Reid W. Click.

  • Baseball v. Radford [Athletics] - 3 to 4 p.m. @ Spuhler Field - Support our Baseball team!

  • Native Plant Rescue and Relocation [Earth Week] - 3 to 4 p.m. @ Corner of Patriot Circle and Rivanna River Way - Dig and plant.

  • Beaufort [Israel] - 6 to 9:30 p.m. @ Bistro - The 2007 Oscar nominated film chronicling the daily routine of a group of IDF soldiers at the end of the South Lebanon conflict. Refreshments will be served.

  • Healthy Body, Healthy Planet [Earth Week] - 7 to 10 p.m. @ Hanover Hall - Hear why having a healthy body and a healthy planet is important. Find out how to do both. Snacks provided!

  • It's Not Easy Being Green [Earth Week] - 7:30 to 10 p.m. @ Shenandoah Tiered Seminar Room - Guest speakers, interactive boots, prizes and free food. Bring two empty eater bottles for recycling and get a new full bottle.


Thursday (Apr. 24)

  • Mason Day Campus Clean-Up [Earth Week] - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ North Plaza Clock Tower - Clean the campus before you get your party on.

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Lunch [Pacific American Heritage] -11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. @ Ciao Hall - Mason's Ciao Hall brings you Asian foods and music.

  • Mason Day! [Mason Week] - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. @ Lot L - Gym Class Heroes is the highlight of this event, they go on at 6:15 p.m., however they are not all that is going on during Mason Day. Opening for Gym Class Heroes, on the main stage, are Kidz in the Hall, Tyga, and I Am Avalanche. Don't forget the WGMU's local stage, with plenty of amazing local bands, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Beyond Schumpeter vs. Arrow: How Antitrust Fosters Innovation [Arlington] - 12 to 1:30 p.m. @ Original Building, Rm. 268 - Technology, Science and Innovation Policy Research seminar presented by Jonathan Baker, of American University and Washington School of Law.

  • Banshun or "Late Spring" [Pacific American Heritage] [Cinema] - 6 to 8 p.m. @ JC Cinema - Check out this Yasujiro Ozu film about post-war Japanese life. Followed by a discussion with Japanese film critic Michael Jeck.

  • CSI at Mason - Mock Trial - 7:30 to 10 p.m. @ Innovation Hall, Rm. 103 - Mock trial of US Gov't v. Chapman, "A mock trial for a capital crime." Presented by Forensic DNA Analysis students.

  • Measure for Measure [GMU Players] - 8 to 10 p.m. @ Performing Arts Building, First Floor, TheatreSpace - See the opening night of Shakespeare's "problem play" performed by the GMU players on an eco-friendly stage. $8 for Students, limited number of Free GMU Student tickets.

  • Margot at the Wedding [Cinema] - 9 p.m. @ JC Cinema - No Joke, the plot keyword for this movie on IMDB is "Bare Breasts." Beyond that the plot is apparently about a wedding and family secrets. Notable actors include Nicole Kidman and Jack Black.

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