Archive for December, 1999

Kenneth Starr to Join Law School Faculty

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

Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr will join George Mason Law School faculty this spring as a distinguished visiting professor. He will teach “Advanced Problems in Current Constitutional Law” in addition to conducting research for a book he’s writing on the Supreme Court. Starr is a partner with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis.

University Offices Move to Patriot Square

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

The Budget Office and Institutional Research and Reporting (IRR) have moved to Patriot Square, the new building complex across Braddock Road from the Roanoke Lane entrance to the university. The Office of Sponsored Programs is in the process of moving to Patriot Square, and the Safety/Risk Management Office will move after the holiday break. Lawrence […]

Faculty/Staff Holiday Party Is This Afternoon

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

The last faculty and staff holiday party of the century is held today at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. Join your fellow faculty and staff members for great food, great company, and prizes. A collection box for new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food for the Salvation Army will be available.

IT&E Class Project Wins $5,000

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

By Emily Yaghmour Last Tuesday evening, students Andrew Weyrich, Kasim Chaudhry, and Halleh Fatheisian won $5,000 for having the best class project of the Technical Entrepreneurship course, taught for the first time last semester. The award was made possible by two grants of $2,500: one from the Mason Enterprise Center and the other from the […]

Geo Club Adopts a Highway

Posted: December 15, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sabrina Tillman The Geo Club, which includes students with interests in geology, geography, and the earth sciences, is joining the tradition of other student organizations across the country by maintaining its very own section of a highway. The site on Braddock Road stretches from Tapestry Lane to Guinea Road. Papers are being prepared for […]

Communication Department Creates First Basic Course in Presenting with Technology

Posted: December 15, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Secondo Leading the way for universities across the nation, the Communication Department has developed an introductory course that teaches students how to incorporate technology into oral presentations. This basic course, Presenting with Technology, is the first of its kind in the nation and is slated to be offered for the first time next […]

George Mason among National Leaders in State Support

Posted: December 15, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University received a 24 percent increase in state support in 1999, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. In the Dec. 17 issue, George Mason is listed as receiving $99,838 in state appropriations, the third highest in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ranked first and second in terms of percentage of increase are Longwood […]

New Building Projects to Start in 2000

Posted: December 14, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Secondo Over the next two years, the Fairfax and Prince William Campuses can expect to see construction crews as a regular campus fixture. In 2000, crews will begin construction of Prince William’s third academic building and an academic building and a Parking Deck addition on the Fairfax Campus. A 294-space addition to the […]

Proposed Plan Changes Performance Evaluation Process

Posted: December 14, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour In addition to collapsing the current system’s 23 salary grades into 9 pay bands, the new compensation plan proposed for Virginia’s classified employees affects the performance evaluation process. The current system of five categories–exceptional, exceeds expectation, meets expectation, fair but needs improvement, and does not meet expectation–will be replaced by three categories: […]

Creative Writing Program Hosts Second Annual Heritage Writing Workshop

Posted: December 13, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s nationally ranked Graduate Creative Writing Program is offering a free fiction-writing workshop for the community for the second year in a row. Called the Heritage Writing Workshop, this 14-week class begins on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and coincides with the spring semester 2000 schedule. Entry into the workshop is by manuscript approval. The workshop […]