Enrichment Day at Fairfax a Big Hit

Posted: November 5, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: November 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Leslie Morton's "Nice Matters" got a hearty "thank you!" from attendees at Faculty Staff Enrichment Day. Creative Services photo

By Robin Herron

“Although Human Resources and Payroll’s Learning and Professional Development was responsible for the Faculty Staff Enrichment Day 2010, we had so much help from many different people and groups,” says Lori Ann Roth, director of training and development.

Roth says that both the Staff Senate and Faculty Senate “stepped up,” with Faculty Senate chair and communication professor  Peter Pober leading a breakout session, and Staff Senate chair Joey Carls organizing a session on the parking and transportation master plan with Josh Cantor, director of Parking and Transportation.

Student Alex Delgado designed the logo for “Expedition Mason,” and several Mason Ambassadors and other students, as well as faculty and staff members, volunteered to help.

Roth reports that the tours, a new feature this year, were well received.  And nobody seemed to mind the walk to the new Pilot House, where President and Mrs. Alan Merten joined the group for lunch.

It was too early to see the stars, but employees enjoyed the tour of the Research I Observatory led by professor Harold Geller just the same. Creative Services photo

“We had terrific feedback about each speaker, from the keynote, Robert Rogowsky, on ‘Getting to Happy,’ to Leslie Morton’s ‘Nice Matters: Civility in the Workplace,’ to Peter Pober’s ‘Public Presentation Tips’ to our endnote speaker, our own Police Chief Mike Lynch,” says Roth.

She adds, “Networking with other Mason faculty and staff was also a hit.  Many people met someone new and got a different perspective of our diverse Mason.  We hope that each person who participated in FSED 2010 learned something to help them personally or professionally.  Look for FSED 2011 next year!”

The Prince William Campus will hold Enrichment Day on Friday, Nov. 5.

Nobody minded the walk to the Pilot House for subs, pizza, fried pickles, salad and Mason Munchie cookies. Creative Services photo

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