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Archive for July, 2011

Alumna Filmmaker Premiering Movie this Month

by Jason Jacks on July 25th, 2011

Jenna St. John, MFA Creative Writing ’08, is a dancer and actor. And now that she can throw filmmaker into her bag of theatrical tricks, she’s a bona fide triple threat. On July 31, St. John will premiere her first full-length movie at Fairfax’s Cinema Arts Theatre, not far from her old Mason stomping grounds….

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Mason Alum Sizzles on Hell’s Kitchen

by Lisa M. Gerry on July 19th, 2011

Tune in to the new season of Hell’s Kitchen to catch one of Mason’s own, Brendan Heavey, BA History ‘o4, competing against 17 other contestants—and host Gordon Ramsay’s fiery temper—to be head chef at New York City’s BLT Steak, complete with a quarter-million-dollar salary.

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This New Century College summer course touches on the testing of products on animals, the use of animals in entertainment, veganism, and animal fighting, as well as how animals are treated at large factory farms.

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What better way to show your respect for someone than to immortalize them in bobblehead. That’s exactly what Mason law professor Ross Davies and the rest of the staff at the Green Bag quarterly law journal do with respect to U.S. Supreme Court justices. From William Rehnquist to Sandra Day O’Connor, the journal, of which…

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Mason Alumna Volunteers with the Peace Corps in Romania

by Mason Spirit contributor on July 8th, 2011

In honor of the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary, Mason alumna  Sara Hughlett, BA Foreign Language ’08, and more than 50 Peace Corps volunteers recently built a house in six days (May 30–June 4) to benefit a family in Romania. In addition to constructing the two-bedroom home, the Peace Corps volunteers managed event preparations and logistics….

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