Mason Briefs

Posted: July 20, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason Cat Coalition of faculty, staff, and students, seeks volunteers to assist with cat feeding sites on the Fairfax Campus, particularly on the weekends. The coalition, an 11-year-old rescue group, follows the trap-neuter-release method of managing cats abandoned on campus by students or the surrounding community, and has rescued more than 350 Mason cats, many of whom eventually found loving homes. There are seven sites on the campus. If you would like to help support the feeding network, or are interested in adopting a Mason cat, e-mail Colleen Bauer at

The fifth annual Prince William Campus Golf Classic will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at Bristow Manor Golf Course. Faculty and staff from all George Mason campuses are invited to participate. A registration form can be downloaded here.

George Mason will have a booth at the Arlington County Fair, Aug. 18-21. The fair, which is held at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd Street in Arlington, is a lively annual event featuring community information, carnival rides, exhibits, and food. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth; contact Jocelyn Rappaport, Information Services, at 703-993-8993.

All events and room rentals on the Arlington Campus are now processed through Ryan Smith, Events Management. (The Professional Center no longer exists). Contact Smith at 703-993-8190 or e-mail

A new student bowling club is forming at George Mason. The club is looking for bowlers to compete in tournaments from Delaware to North Carolina. If you are interested, contact Bill Grover at

The Center for Global Education Summer Institute on International Development is presenting a series of guest lectures open to the public. All are held in the Original Building on the Arlington Campus, Room 256, except as noted below. Dates, speakers, and topics for the remainder of the summer are:

  • July 20, 10 a.m., Jim Hanlon, special consultant at the Institute for Defense Analysis, “The Case of Vietnam”

  • July 27, 2 p.m., Charles K. Blake, senior director for emergency and international services, American Red Cross, “International Relief and the Red Cross” (in Room 251)

  • Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m., Col. George Oliver, U.S. Army, “Peacekeeping and Peace Building”

  • Aug. 3, 2 p.m., David Rosenbloom, distinguished professor of public administration, School of Public Affairs, American University, “Public Values in Contracting Out”

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