Gazette Archive: Q&A

Q & A with Christopher Hill, Vice Provost for Research

Posted: February 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

What are your responsibilities as vice provost for research?
The way I’ve always characterized my responsibilities formally is that I facilitate, stimulate, regulate, and represent research at the university.

Q&A with Barry Geisler, General Manager, Patriot Center

Posted: May 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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By Megan McDonnell

Barry Geisler

What are the responsibilities of your office?
The primary responsibilities are overall management of the Patriot Center, specifically to generate a number of events for the building and to have those events be a diverse schedule of programming. Our mission is to provide a place for entertainment and gathering for the university community, the local community, and the Washington, D.C., area community and to ensure that the events that take place here do not intrude upon university operations.

Q&A with Mark Kidd, Director, Student Activities

Posted: May 13, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.
By Megan McDonnell

What are the responsibilities of your office?
Student Activities is really a dynamic, student-centered office whose mission is to facilitate student involvement and to help students feel a part of the campus community. There are three major components to the office: fraternity and sorority, or Greek, life; programming; and student organizations.

Q&A with Janet Niblock, Director, Office of Continuing Professional Education

Posted: May 6, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.

By Christopher Anzalone

What is the primary focus of the Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE)?
Lifelong learning. Our primary focus is to address the ongoing work-related professional development learning needs of the greater Washington, D.C., area, to include business and government communities, as well as individuals focused on continuing career development. We facilitate the design and delivery of a wide range of noncredit and credit offerings that complement or enhance traditional degree programs.

Q&A with Julie Zobel, Director of Laboratory Safety

Posted: April 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.

Although this is a new appointment for you, you were already employed at the university. What expertise do you bring to your new position?
I was named director of laboratory safety on Feb. 25, and I’ve been employed at Mason for almost four years as a laboratory safety specialist in the University Safety Office.

Q&A with Jerry Mulherin, Dean of Students

Posted: April 22, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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By Jeremy Lasich

Gerald Mulherin

What are some of your responsibilities as the dean of students?
Right now, I’m spending most of my time with the Honor Committee. There has been an explosion in the number of honor code cases, especially those involving plagiarism. This year, it looks like we are going to match last year’s 250 cases. In addition, we handle other nonacademic discipline cases. Associate Dean of Students Pam Patterson and I deal with cases involving vandalism, drugs, alcohol abuse, disruptive students, assaults, and almost any other kind of problem you want to name.

Q&A with Patricia Carretta, Director of University Career Services

Posted: April 15, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.

By Daniel Walsch

Pat Carretta

With the end of the semester and graduation rapidly approaching, this must be a very busy time of year for Career Services.
Yes. The students who have postponed planning and taking steps to do their job search are now starting to feel some of the anxiety that comes with putting things off. We are seeing an influx of students who are just getting started with their job searches. We are also continuing to see students who have been active but are facing a challenging economy and a competitive job market.

Q&A with Kathy Bohnstedt, Director of Classroom Technologies

Posted: April 8, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.

Kathy Bohnstedt

Can you provide an overview of your office’s responsibilities?
Classroom Technologies is responsible for the support and management of all non-departmental classrooms, open computer labs, and videoconferencing support currently at the Fairfax and Arlington Campuses. We will be taking over classroom and lab support at Prince William this summer. Working with Events Management, campus administration, and academic departments, we also provide technology support for events.

Q&A with Camille Hazeur, Assistant to the President and Director of University Equity and Diversity

Posted: April 1, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Secondo Lake

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.

Camille Hazeur

The Office of Equity and Diversity Services was called the Equity Office until September. How does the new name better reflect the work of your office?
The addition of the word “diversity” provides a whole new direction for the Equity Office. For the first time, the office will be, so to speak, holding the university’s umbrella for diversity issues, that is, supporting diversity efforts already in place, assessing diversity needs, and helping campus entities carry out the university’s diversity mission.

Q&A with Sarah Godlewski, Student Government President

Posted: March 25, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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By Megan McDonnell

Sarah Godlewski

Can you give me an overview of the responsibilities of Student Government president?
I think the responsibility of the Student Government president is to make sure he or she is actively communicating between the students and the administration. You are the voice of the students, but it is the administration that is able to help you get things done. I think the position is basically what you make of it.