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Healing Wounds: Lessons from Mason’s Veterans

Healing Wounds: Lessons from Mason’s Veterans

One part of the George Mason University campus community especially well-acquainted with pain and the healing process is the group of approximately 2,000 students who are military veterans. Some of them are tapping into well-being practices to heal from even the toughest pain.

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University Life’s Student Well-Being Team: Scholars at Work

University Life’s Student Well-Being Team: Scholars at Work

All around campus, students are helping other students learn how to reach their full potential by tapping into the strength that comes from well-being. During Well-Being Week, University Life’s student well-being team works with other students through workshops and events. This small but mighty group of students are passionate about helping others reach their full potential through well-being,

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REGISTER TODAY for the 2016 Leadership Mason Conference!!!

REGISTER TODAY for the 2016 Leadership Mason Conference!!!

This year’s Leadership Mason Conference will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The conference is a one-day program focusing on leadership skill development through large group and small workshop formats. Students enhance the leadership skills they already have while gaining new skills that will benefit both now and in the future. This year’s theme is Leading Social Change Through Student Activism. This conference is for ALL students who are interested in how they can help make positive change in their own lives and the lives of others. You do NOT need to be a student activist to attend.

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NEW: Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner Certification Program at Mason this Fall!

NEW: Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner Certification Program at Mason this Fall!

The Center for the Advancement of Well-Being and University Life are thrilled to host a special Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner Certification Program with Dr. David L. Cooperrider, founding thought-leader of appreciative inquiry, and in partnership with the Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College. The program begins on November 14th, and will be offered at Mason’s Fairfax Campus!

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How Universities, like Mason, Can Support Emerging Adults

How Universities, like Mason, Can Support Emerging Adults

How can Mason students between ages 18 and 29 successfully navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood? Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, author of the bestselling book Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties, explored that question when he spoke on campus as part of the Fall for the Book festival.

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Fall for the Book: Dr. Jeffrey Arnett

Fall for the Book: Dr. Jeffrey Arnett

In the newest edition of his book, Emerging Adulthood, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett explores the unique challenges and experiences of 18-29 year-olds in America. He investigates social class issues, relations with parents, and problems facing emerging adults, including substance abuse and mental health. Learn more about the latest research on this important and unique time of life!

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Cultivating the Seeds of Well-Being at Mason

Cultivating the Seeds of Well-Being at Mason

Join Doc Nix, Dr. Todd Kashdan, and more while you engage with fellow students & Mason faculty for a one-hour shift in Mason’s President’s Park Greenhouse on Tuesday, September 13th! Commit to doing an hour of good – for yourself, for Mason, for the planet — and have fun doing it!

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