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Welcome to the George Washington University! Fall Colonial Inauguration is a required program and the first step to a successful collegiate experience here at GW for freshmen, transfer and international students. At CI you will have the opportunity to speak with academic advising staff, engage with faculty, meet new friends and learn about DC! For more information, and to register for CI, visit Colonial Inauguration Headquarters! Follow us @GWCI on Twitter or /GWColonial Inauguration (CI) on Facebook!
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Behind the Scenes with America's Textiles Date: Wednesday, August 20 at 10:00 am Location: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution 14th and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 Fee: $20/members; $25 non-members (does not include lunch) This special tour of lace, samplers, and quilts at the National Museum of American History is back by popular demand! Go behind the scenes with members of the museum's textile department and glimpse rarely-seen pieces from the expansive collection: handmade laces dating back to the seventeenth century; needlework samplers that illuminate the changing experience and education of women in early America; and 250 year of quilts showcasing diverse techniques, materials, designs, and processes. After the tour, enjoy a no-host lunch at the Stars and Stripes cafe. By invitation only By invitation only Learn more about this event and register online on the GW Alumni website.
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This workshop covers the best of Blackboard basics. From managing your menu and uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW. Register Here
1pm
Blackboard Assignments and Tests   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Blackboard offers a variety of ways to help your students to succeed. This 60 minute workshop will primarily cover how to create Assignments and develop tests that make the best of both your time and your students efforts. Participants will also discuss test settings and how they impact the student experience of taking a test online. Register Here
2pm
Blackboard Grade Center   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice adding Columns, Managing Categories, Smart Views, and Distributing Weights in the Grade Center. Register Here
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Painting and Wine with the GW South Florida Alumni Network Date: Wednesday, August 20Time: 6:30-8:30pmLocation: Bar Louie (Midtown) 3201 N. Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33127 Description:Please join your fellow Young Alumni in the South Florida Alumni Network (classes of2004-2014) on Wednesday, August 20, at 6:30pm as you paint and sip wine at Bar Louie in Midtown Miami. Bottle & Bottega, owned by alumna Maris Bish (Columbian College '06), will be providing all of the paint and supplies and a step by step lesson on the painting of the evening. Don't miss the opportunity to take home your own artistic masterpiece during this great night with the South Florida Alumni Network! Your registration fee of $25 covers all painting supplies, appetizers, and beer/wine for the session. #GWSouthFlorida The Painting and Wine with the GW South Florida Alumni Network has been postponed. Please check back for the new date shortly. If you should have any questions, please contact Kate Schuster, Associate Director of Regional Alumni Programs, at kschuster@gwu.edu. Thank you.Learn more about this event and register online on the GW Alumni website.



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