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Freshman Kessie Herring meets Tom Rath at the book signing after his presentation on How to Fill Your Bucket. Photo by Craig Bisacre

Best-Selling Author Lauds Mason as First University to Launch Major Well-Being Initiative

Kessie Herring came to George Mason University to major in a field that focuses on wellness and well-being. The freshman, who hopes to become a nurse, also found she’s a member of the first incoming class to be a part of George Mason’s new Well-Being University Initiative. On Oct. 28 at the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus, Herring was among the 1,200 Mason students, staff and faculty who got the chance to hear from Tom Rath, co-author of the best-selling book “How… Read more

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Mason Student Conference Emphasizes Connections Between Leadership and Well-Being

By Sudha Kamath Students who take on leadership roles already know how important―and challenging―it is to balance different aspects of their lives. Now a group of them has the tools to do it better after attending George Mason University’s ninth annual Leadership Mason Conference. The event drew a near record crowd of 175 students with its theme of Thriving Together: Leading with Vitality, Purpose, and Resilience. “I’ve always been passionate about teaching mindful leadership and well-being practices to students, especially student leaders,” says Kalia Harris,… Read more

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Immigration Monologues: Voices of Survival and Success

Brandon Jaurez-Lopez and his family immigrated to the United States from Guatemala when he was only three years old. They eventually settled in Falls Church, and his mother got a job as a janitor at George Mason University. “She brought me to see what college was like,” he says. Mason clearly made an impression on him; he’s now a 19-year-old sophomore, majoring in global affairs with the goal of someday returning to Guatemala and bringing changes there. His was one of more than a dozen… Read more

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