Archive for December, 1999

George Mason Ready for Y2K

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

Bring on the year 2000! That’s the attitude at George Mason as offices at the Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William Campuses make ready for the 21st century. According to the university’s Year 2000 Project Team, “there should not be any significant Y2K-related problems” at George Mason. However, the project team asks that members of the […]

CDC Raises Funds with Safeway

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

The Child Development Center (CDC) on the Fairfax Campus is now a participating school in the Safeway Tapes for Education fund raiser. This year, the fund raiser has been simplified so each use of your Safeway card counts electronically toward the CDC’s account, with no receipts to save and nothing more for you to do […]

University Closes for Holidays

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

George Mason University closes at noon today, Dec. 22, and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 3.

M.P.A. Program Earns Reaccreditation

Posted: December 21, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) reaccredited the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program this fall after a two-year application process. The accreditation process involves a lengthy examination of numerous documents, interviews of faculty members and students, and site visits made by COPRA representatives. George Mason’s M.P.A. program began the process in October […]

Gov. Gilmore Recommends $23 Million for George Mason

Posted: December 21, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. James Gilmore announced last week that he is recommending approximately $23 million in additional funds to be allocated for George Mason University over the next two years. This allocation is part of a $600 million package for Virginia’s colleges and universities that, Gilmore said, would help ensure “our colleges remain among the best in […]

Gaudi Named Golf Coach

Posted: December 20, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University has named Linda Gaudi the head men’s golf coach. Gaudi succeeds 11-year head coach Steve Loesher, who resigned after the fall season. Gaudi, a PGA and LPGA professional, has been teaching golf for more than 12 years. Since 1998, she has served as the head coach of McLean High School’s golf team, […]

GSE Sponsors Great Teaching Seminar

Posted: December 20, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is cosponsoring the first George Mason University Great Teaching Seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 18, to create excitement among faculty members about improving instruction. The seminar, held from noon to 4 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D3, is an interactive, small-group experience in which each professor highlights one great teaching […]

Mason Creates Center for School Psychologists

Posted: December 20, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Psychology Department has more than the new century to look forward to. Soon the department will receive the first appropriation of $450,000 from the U.S. Congress to create a regional resource center for school psychologists. According to department chair Robert Smith, the primary focus of the center will be to provide consultation, continuing […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: December 17, 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: Saturday, Dec. 11, Washington Post The Death of a President: George Washington’s Final Hours Revisited 200 Years Later In He Died as He Lived: George Washington’s Death and Funeral, George Mason University history professor Peter R. Henriques points out that Washington […]

On-Campus Shopping Is a Time Saver

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

By Sabrina Tillman For those who do not have the time or patience to weave through malls to complete their holiday shopping, George Mason offers numerous options for finding the perfect gift for all ages and interests. The University Bookstore houses a variety of gifts, such as calendars, posters, books, outerwear, book bags, and picture […]