Gazette Archive: Transitions

Nomination Deadline Extended for Who’s Who Among University Students

Posted: November 24, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The deadline for faculty and staff members to submit nominations for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges has been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. For more information and nomination forms, visit the nomination website or contact Darrell Peterson, assistant director of student activities, at x32858 or rpeterso@gmu.edu.

Winter Holiday Schedule Revised

Posted: November 24, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University’s observance of the winter holiday begins with a half day on Wednesday, Dec. 22. The university will remain closed until Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. For the purpose of the holiday, a “half day” has been defined as equivalent to four hours for full-time classified staff and administrative/professional faculty. Check websites for holiday […]

Proposed Plan Reduces Number of Job Categories

Posted: November 22, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour The new compensation plan that has been proposed for Virginia’s classified employees collapses the current system’s 23 salary grades into nine pay bands. Because the ninth band applies to facility medical directors, only eight of these bands will be applicable to George Mason employees. The value of reducing the number of job […]

CDC Launches Contest for Staff and Student Groups

Posted: November 22, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University clubs, organizations, and office groups can help raise funds for the Child Development Center (CDC), and win prizes, too. From now until Feb. 18, the two groups that collect the most Campbell’s product labels will win prizes. Prizes include tickets to the Institute of the Arts’ production of The Velveteen Rabbit, punch […]

Struppa Appears on With Good Reason

Posted: November 19, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Daniele Struppa, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the links between math and the humanities on the Nov. 21 show of With Good Reason. Also on the show, called “It’s a Math, Math World,” is John Adam, professor at Old Dominion University. He explains the mathematics of natural phenomena such as rainbows […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: November 19, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Friday, Nov. 12, Christian Science Monitor If It’s All in a Name, Hill Republicans Hold the Advantage “Republicans ‘want to put their stamp on things, and this is their chance,’ says James Pfiffner, government professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, […]

Cooper Joins Development Office as Director

Posted: November 18, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

David Cooper, assistant vice president for development at the University of Maryland University College, is the new director of university development for George Mason, announced Judith Marshall Jobbitt, vice president of university development and alumni affairs. His appointment is effective Dec. 1. “David has significant capital campaign experience, a record of fund-raising success, and knowledge […]

Join the Great American Smokeout

Posted: November 17, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Thursday, Nov. 18, is the Great American Smokeout. Learn how to stop smoking safely and effectively. Free giveaways and information are available in the Johnson Center kiosk tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call x33690.

Contribute Old Eyeglasses to a Good Cause

Posted: November 16, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason has launched its fourth annual old eyeglasses campaign. Everything is welcomed (i.e., broken frames, loose lenses, etc.) The items will be refurbished pro bono by physicians and distributed free to needy people. Send all contributions to Gus Mellander at MS 4B3.

Join Dining Services for Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted: November 16, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ciao Hall hosts a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Student meal plans are accepted, and the dinner also is open to faculty and staff members. The cost is $6.75 per person. For more information, call x33300.