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Class of 2016 Convocation

Class of 2016 Convocation

On May 12th, New Century College (NCC) celebrated the graduation of the 200 members of its class of 2016. This was the final convocation held under the NCC mantle, as the unit has since been renamed the School of Integrative Studies (SIS).

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A Classroom of a Different Kind

A Classroom of a Different Kind

For the past 13 years, Greg Justice and Tom Wood have been traveling to the Bahamas each summer with students for their Coral Reef Ecology class. In the 3-credit course, students learn about reef ecosystems while living on board a 65-foot sloop and sailing around the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.

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SIS Spotlight: Greg Justice

SIS Spotlight: Greg Justice

The School of Integrative Studies (SIS) prides itself for its hands-on learning opportunities. For Greg Justice, who coordinates SIS field studies, experiential learning has always been at the heart of his professional work and personal interest.

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Alicia Rodriguez Receives Jon Sultan Writing Award

Alicia Rodriguez Receives Jon Sultan Writing Award

Integrative studies and honors student Alicia Rodriguez has been selected as this year’s winner of the Jon Sultan Writing Award. The competitive award recognizes one first year, integrative studies student who submits a portfolio of writing samples demonstrating both critical thinking and versatility in his or her writing.

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Owen Awarded Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award

Owen Awarded Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award

Associate Professor Julie Owen was awarded the Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award by the Department of Higher Education. This award is given to program alumni who pursue the best practices of academic research and “uphold the best tradition of scholarly work in the spirit of Tom Magoon,” a former faculty member in the department.

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Ramirez Uribe Wins Oxford Award

Ramirez Uribe Wins Oxford Award

School of Integrative Studies' Pablo Ramirez Uribe is spending his final undergraduate semester in the United Kingdom, participating in the Oxford Semester Experience. Uribe entered and was awarded £1,500 for his essay answering the question, "What is Genius?"

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Students Lead and Learn at Godwin Middle School

Students Lead and Learn at Godwin Middle School

On April 9th, more than 30 George Mason University students headed to Godwin Middle School in nearby Woodbridge to lead the third annual InCredAble Leadership Conference for 150 Godwin students. The conference concludes a year of collaboration, leadership training and friendship between the George Mason and Godwin students.

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