Mason to Offer New Opportunities to Study Science Communication

Mason now offers new opportunities to study science communication at the Fairfax campus. Graduate study opportunities include: MA with concentration, Graduate certificate, and Doctoral study. The department also offers graduate specializations in health communication and strategic communication. For more information contact Katherine Rowan or the Department of Communication.

Native Plants Society Donates ‘Flora of Virginia’ to Mason

Mason’s Ted R. Bradley Herbarium recently added a copy of the official and newly revised “Flora of Virginia”. The book contains keys for identification, taxonomy, habitat and status, and detailed descriptions of each plant. The book will be an invaluable resource for students, faculty, and visitors to the herbarium.

Annual Scholarship Celebration Dinner Recognizes Students

The annual Scholarship Celebration Dinner on April 4 honored five outstanding students, including the first-ever Black scholars Endowed Scholarship recipient. Seth Robertson, Mackenzie Snider, Jacqueline Koromah-Mitchell, Ryan McCreedy, and Nancy Xiong all received scholarships based on their incredible contribution to the Mason community and academic excellence.

April 8 Corrections

- In the PRIDE Week Drag show story titled “Annual Drag Show Packs JC”, it was incorrectly stated that there were 16 performances instead of 19. E-Cleff’s name was spelled incorrectly. We apologize for the errors.

Events: Our Picks for the week

MONDAY April 15
Tap in: Say No to Bottled H20

Arlington campus will hold a special public forum to discuss the environmental and economic implications of single- use plastic water bottles. The forum will begin with the screening of the documentary, Bag It, followed by a panel of experts who represent the Washington Aqueduct, Arlington County, and the Nature Conservancy. Founders Hall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m., free of cost.

TUESDAY April 16
Stress-out day Speaker

As part of National Stress Out Day, Active Minds will host speaker Maggie Bertram, the Program Manager for Student-Led Initiatives at Active Minds, Inc. Maggie Bertram draws from her past experiences in order to engage audiences with her humor, sincerity, and remarkable intellect. She will discuss how to manage a more balanced life. The HUB, Rooms 3-5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY April 17
“Well-Being in Action”

The New Century College’s Center for Consciousness and Transformation, the Center for Field Studies, Mason’s Center for Living Entrepreneurship, and InBodied Living will host a “Well- Being in Action” fundraiser for the Maijuna community project. The fundraiser will raise money for the indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon in order to fund a water, sanitation, and hygiene project. SUB I, Quad Lawn, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY April 20
4/20 Pot Party hosted by WAVES
Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services (WAVES) will be hosting a party in which they will speak and answer questions about marijuana and other drugs. There will be brownies and pots to decorate in celebration of 4/20. The party will follow state, federal and university policies. The Ridge, 4:20 p.m. to 6 p.m.