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Students attend a Cultural Fusion event during International Week on the Prince William Campus. Photo by Evan Cantwell.

Mason Celebrates Campus Diversity with 2015 International Week

In 1981, George Mason University held its first International Week to showcase the diversity of its campuses. Now, 34 years later, Mason has blossomed into a mecca for global education and representation. Mason has more than 2,000 international students from 130 countries. The 2015 International Week gives students from across the globe the chance to share their culture with the Mason community. This year’s festivities are provided through University Life’s Student Involvement and International Programs and Services offices. International Week began on April 9 and… Read more

International students standing with their respective flags in the JC

Mason’s International Week Kicks Off with Parade

Last Friday, the Mason iWeek Parade kicked off the 34th annual International Week at George Mason University. Members of the Student Government Association and the Patriot Mascot joined over 130 students on Friday afternoon in the Johnson Center to start the weeklong celebration. Urbanknowlogy, Mason’s premiere hip-hop dance group, gave an electric performance and led the participants in the Mason Wobble group dance. Participants then enjoyed an International Dessert Buffet, which included: Swedish Summer Cake, Assorted Mini Donuts, Churros, and German Apple Cake. Sonya Henry,… Read more

Ernest J. Gaines. Photo courtesy of Fall for the Book.

Expanded Mason Reads Program Bridges Academic, Campus Life

Author Ernest J. Gaines is famously quoted for saying “To me, without books, life would be a mistake.” It’s a statement that could suitably refer to George Mason University’s Mason Reads program, which this year will feature a literary classic by Gaines himself. Mason Reads was launched in 2012 by the Division of University Life’s Orientation and Family Programs and Services to provide a campuswide common reading experience. Using a broader, more concentrated reach for fall 2015, its focus will be Gaines’s powerful novel, “A Lesson Before… Read more