It’s Lunch and Learn at Alumni Weekend

Posted: September 25, 2013 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: September 26, 2013 at 7:08 am

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Beth Cabrera. Creative Services photo

Beth Cabrera. Creative Services photo

During George Mason University’s Alumni Weekend, October 4-6, alumni can learn about positivity in the workplace, explore the ins and outs of college admissions, revisit Mason’s past, find out where the university is headed and more.

On Saturday, October 5, from noon to 2 p.m., alumni are invited to “Lunch and Learn” with Mason faculty and alumni. Sessions include the following:

  • “Positivity and Productivity at Work” with Mason faculty member Steve Gladis, MA English ’84, PhD Education ’95; and Beth Cabrera, Mason’s first lady and a research fellow at the Center for Consciousness and Transformation
  • “Inside the College Admissions Process,” with Dean of Admissions Amy Takayama-Perez, BA Sociology ’96, MEd Counseling and Development ’02
  • Steve Gladis. Photo courtesy of Steve Gladis

    Steve Gladis. Photo courtesy of Steve Gladis

    “Mapping #MasonNation,” with Mason social media researcher and geography professor Anthony Stefanidis

  • “All Politics Is Local: Mason’s Role in Richmond,” a talk by Mason’s new director of state government relations, Mark Smith
  • Mason archivist Bob Vay, BA American Studies ’92, MA History ’99, will discuss the people behind Mason’s buildings and traditions in the session titled “Who Are These People?: The People Behind the Names on the Buildings”

These events will take place in the third floor of the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus; there is a $5 fee for lunch, and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit

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