Gazette Archive: Off the Clock

Off the Clock: A HART Full of Love

Posted: May 12, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski
Almost every Saturday, you can find Lisa Bartley, administrative specialist, Communication Department, at an area pet store surrounded by dogs and cats.

Off the Clock: Mason Staff Member Volunteers to Feed the Homeless

Posted: March 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski
Judy Kratzer, Telecom billing administrator at George Mason, is an example of how one person can make a difference on a large scale. As a volunteer for Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transitional Services Inc. (FACETS), Kratzer has a small but integral role in feeding poor and homeless families in Fairfax.

Off the Clock: Professor of Biology Is Student of Art

Posted: January 6, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Lynn Burke

Photo of Cindy Beck

Cyndy Beck, visiting assistant professor of biology, might consider herself a novice watercolorist, but the jury for the Oatlands Art Show and Sale this past fall thought her submissions were good enough to be included in the annual show. The show, held at the Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Va., features artwork of historical sites around Loudoun and Fauquier counties and eastern West Virginia.

Off the Clock: Journalism Professor Conquers the Appalachian Piece by Piece

Posted: December 17, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski
Of the millions who visit the Appalachian Trail each year, few have the ambition to hike the entire trail. Those who do, thru-hikers, take on average about four to five months to complete the 2,168.8-mile trail in one undertaking. But when you hike the trail in segments, as Roger Mellen, visiting assistant professor in journalism and coordinator of the electronic journalism minor in the Communication Department, has, completing the trail may take a while longer.

Off the Clock: Dean Lloyd Griffiths, Hog Rider

Posted: November 20, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron
While Harley-Davidson, the company that makes motorcycles known as “hogs,” celebrates its 100th anniversary with great fanfare this year, Lloyd Griffiths, dean of the School of Information Technology and Engineering, is quietly celebrating his third anniversary as a hog rider.

Off the Clock: On Her Own Road to Recovery, Nurse Helps Others Gain Strength

Posted: November 4, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Photo of Diane SkwiszBy Michelle Nery
A severe running injury, later diagnosed as spondyloarthropathy, an autoimmune arthritis that affects the spine, stunted the active lifestyle of Diane Skwisz, nurse practitioner in Student Health Services. But it also helped her discover a rewarding hobby.