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The Mason Core Engagement Series (ENCORE) Begins in Fall 2016

The Mason Core Engagement Series (ENCORE) Begins in Fall 2016

Creating more opportunities for students to make meaning of the Mason Core educational offerings, to draw greater connections to the larger university community, and to develop additional marketable skill sets, the Mason Core Engagement Series (ENCORE) begins Fall 2016. Working in conjunction with University Life and the Patriot Experience, each Engagement Series maps to one of four pathways – career readiness, civic learning/community engagement, global/multicultural, or well-being.

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CWB Co-Hosts First International Symposium on the Well-Being University in Portugal

CWB Co-Hosts First International Symposium on the Well-Being University in Portugal

CWB will co-host the first International Symposium on the Well-Being University June 2-5, 2016 in Borba, Portugal. In addition to representatives from George Mason, participants in the symposium will include representatives from universities in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Portugal, Hungary, Lithuania, South Africa, and New Zealand. The symposium will be a first step toward developing a global agenda for the advancement of well-being in higher education.

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Dr. Nance Lucas & CWB Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Nance Lucas & CWB Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Nance Lucas, an associate professor at George Mason University, has one of the most positive jobs on the campus. Dr. Lucas, who studies ethics, positive psychology, and leadership, is director of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, a teaching and research effort that focuses on the science and application of well-­being, which she defines as "building a life of vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement."

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Spring Into Well-Being with Mason in April!

Spring Into Well-Being with Mason in April!

Celebrate and cultivate your well-being with a week’s worth of rejuvenating events for the mind and body at George Mason University! The third annual Spring into Well-Being celebration will be held April 6th through the 13th! This year’s theme is “Six Days/Six Domains of Well-Being” with each day focusing on one of six themes: physical, psychological, social, community, career and financial. All Spring Into Well-Being events are FREE and open to the public!

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NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) hosted Tom Gjelten, correspondent for National Public Radio and author of A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, at the April colloquium. Mr. Gjelten shared his insights on how the landscape of America has changed over the past fifty years with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, as told through the experiences of families in one suburban county in Virginia.

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Elena's Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Elena's Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Elena Prien, a graduate of George Mason University, endowed undergraduate student scholarships with the goal of enhancing students’ well-being. These scholarships will be awarded to students whose lives can benefit from resources to support their well-being in various domains. Elena’s Scholarships are open to full-time, undergraduate students from all academic majors. Priority will be given to applicants who are just beginning their intentional efforts to cultivate well-being.

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