Gazette Archive: Building the Future

History Is a Guide in Selecting Name for Faculty and Staff Housing Community

Posted: December 18, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Expectant parents have the option to simply open a baby name book and choose one they like. But naming a building at a university requires a much more comprehensive process.

Last summer, Mason re-established the Naming Committee, chaired by Vice President for University Relations Christine LaPaille, to guide the sometimes complicated process of naming buildings, streets and other landmarks on campus.

Fairfax Campus Relocates Mature Trees to Keep ‘Traditional Look’

Posted: November 5, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason is staying green, despite the changing colors of fall.

Mason and Smithsonian National Zoo Develop New Partnership for Conservation Studies

Posted: October 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Last week, Mason and the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park signed an agreement to develop a comprehensive academic program for undergraduates, graduates and practicing conservationists.

New Gym Offers Great Location, Alleviates Congestion

Posted: October 10, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

There are no more excuses for the “Freshman 15,” the “Faculty 50,” or any other amount of weight gain for anyone at Mason. Not with the addition of another fitness facility on the Fairfax Campus.

Arlington Campus Building Construction Making Progress

Posted: September 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Located in a highly visible, densely populated region of Northern Virginia, Mason’s Arlington Campus has been closely watched by the public ever since it was created in 1979. And having an enormous crater of construction dominating the campus landscape during the last year has only raised public curiosity.

New Southside Dining Facility Set to Open

Posted: September 26, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Though changes have been seen in nearly all dining areas across campus, most of the focus has been on Southside – the new dining hall that will replace Ciao Hall.

Mason, VDOT Detail Fairfax Traffic Improvements

Posted: September 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At a Mason-City Forum held on Sept. 10, representatives from Mason and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) updated community members on the status of the major building and road construction projects under way on and around the Fairfax Campus.

Athletic Facilities Get a New Look

Posted: September 12, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A new focus has been placed on improving the athletic facilities across the Fairfax Campus. The following are a few of the notable construction projects currently under way.

New Road to Connect Fairfax Campus to Downtown

Posted: August 28, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Efforts to improve traffic flow in and around Mason’s Fairfax Campus never cease.

Virtual Computer Lab Makes Specialized Software Available Anytime, Anywhere

Posted: August 14, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For anyone who has ever spent hundreds of dollars on specialized computer software or had to wait in line to use Mason’s computer labs, the Division of Instructional Technology (DoIT) has an innovative solution.