Weekly Rundown: 5 events for your week

Weekly Rundown: 5 events for your week

No time to look through Today @ Mason or sift through Facebook event invitations? We've got you covered. Here are some events for the week to consider placing on your Google Calendar or iCal. (Or your traditional paper planner.)

Monday, April 9
5th Annual Polyglot Performances

What it is: Join the School of Modern and Classical Languages for this showcase of student talent celebrating linguistic diversity and multicultural understanding.  The event will feature songs, plays, poetry and film in six languages (German, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean) all performed by Mason students, as well as door prize drawings.   Refreshments will be served.

Why it’s our pick: Whether you’re interested in language and multiculturalism or simply want to support your fellow students, this event should be an entertaining and educational for all who attend.

Where: JC Cinema, 5 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11
Rogers and Whitetop Opening Ceremony

What it is: The Office of Sustainability is hosting a special opening ceremony for the Rogers and Whitetop residence halls that highlights how students can “save the world on campus” as well as showcase the university’s own sustainability efforts.  The event will also feature free food and live music.

Why it’s our pick: Food will be provided by the all-vegan Everlasting Life Café and music by Jukebox the Ghost.  What better way to celebrate the future of the planet than an outdoor festival in spring?

Where: Rogers and Whitetop Hall Courtyard, 2 – 5p.m.

Thursday, April 12
Internship 101 Webinar

What it is: This is the second session in the Office of Orientation Family Programs and Services monthly webinar series.  This time, Career Services will be on hand to teach viewers how to navigate the summer internship process.  Viewers will learn about the best ways to find and obtain internships as well as what resources Career Services offers to students for free.

Why it’s our pick: With spring semester drawing to a close, the summer internship market is about to heat up.  This webinar should help viewers know the advantages and tools and their disposal to distinguish them from the pack.

Where: Online at the Office of Orientation Family Programs and Services Website, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 12
Discussion: Youth, Social Media and Political Protest

What it is: Dr. Adel Iskandar of Georgetown University and  Dr. Alexander Sokolowski of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are coming to Mason for this interactive discussion on the topic of political mobilization and participation of young people in Egypt, Europe and Eurasia.

Why it’s our pick: The past year has been a landmark for youth protest and political activism around the world, so this should discussion should help shed light on not only the causes and effects, but why youth protest is important in the modern world.

Where: JC Cinema, 1 – 3 p.m.

Friday, April 13
Mason Formal

What it is: The Office of Housing and Residence Life and Weekends at Mason are hosting the second annual Mason Formal this week.  The event will feature free food, a DJ, door prizes and even a midnight balloon drop.  Tickets are free for all Mason students and can be obtained here.

Why it’s our pick: A limo will be circling around campus throughout the event, stopping at housing areas to pick up attendees every 20 minutes.  Be sure to look your best for what’s sure to be a great party.

Where: The Hub (SUB II) Ballroom, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.


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