Archive for February, 2000

Homecoming Block Party a Screaming Success

Posted: February 29, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The atmosphere was festive and the air full of excitement as Lot L filled with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and their families and friends for George Mason’s second annual homecoming block party on Saturday. “We are thrilled with the turnout this year,” says Chris Clark-Talley, director of Alumni Affairs. “We had four times the number […]

This Month in the Community…

Posted: February 29, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are faculty and staff members who made presentations to community groups in February as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x28846. Feb. 3–Michael Haney, Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented “Lasers for the Layman” to the Learning in Retirement Institute. Feb. 7–Marion Deshmukh, History and […]

Orientation Office Gains New Identity

Posted: February 29, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich In an effort to increase visibility and expand its capabilities, the Orientation Office separated from the Office of Academic Support and Advising Services last week and now operates on its own. The three-person office, consisting of new director Laura Todd, associate Amy Snyder, and support specialist Adrienne Raynor, completes its move from […]

Patriots Gain Share of CAA Title, Number 1 Seed for Tournament

Posted: February 29, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The men’s basketball team captured at least a share of its second consecutive Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season championship with a thrilling 76-64 win over James Madison on Saturday at the Patriot Center. They won the game in front of the first-ever sellout crowd in their home arena (9,676 attendees). Junior forward George Evans […]

University Named U.S. Partner in European Union Project

Posted: February 29, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The European Commission has named George Mason’s Policy Analysis Center as the only U.S. partner in the Automated Performance Measures (APM) project, a research consortium that will develop an automated system for evaluating and improving performance management in the technology-enabled organization. The project’s main objective, building on existing enterprise resource planning software systems, is to […]

Check out GSE’s Career Counseling Services

Posted: February 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Thinking of a career change? Need life planning skills? The Graduate School of Education (GSE) offers individual counseling sessions that assess personality characteristics, interests, work values, and skills, and explore options compatible with your personal preferences. Counseling sessions begin in mid-March, and registration is required by March 6. For more information on spring 2000 career […]

George Mason Celebrates Body Image Awareness Week

Posted: February 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Love It, Move It, Feel It” is the theme for Body Image Awareness week, which begins today with an information session on nutrition, body image, and eating disorders at the kiosk in the Johnson Center Food Court between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. At 8 p.m., Sharlene Holladay, a dietician and adjunct professor in Health, […]

Students Set Goals, Explore Job Options at Careers Unlimited 2000

Posted: February 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sabrina Tillman Careers Unlimited 2000, an occupational exploration event featuring more than 30 panel presentations from a vast array of professional fields, is designed to provide students with information about job opportunities. This three-day event, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 29, features short presentations and question/answer sessions about which careers relate to which majors, how to […]

Employee Incentive Award Ceremony Is Today

Posted: February 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Alan Merten presents 21 employees with certificates today at the Employee Incentive Awards ceremony in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room at 3 p.m. Eleven employees receive the Outstanding Performance Award (OPA), which results in a 2.2 percent permanent step increase. Ten receive the Exemplary Performance Award (EPA), which includes a check for 2.25 percent […]

National Taskforce on IT Meets at George Mason

Posted: February 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The national taskforce charged with investigating the availability of a well-trained information technology work force in the United States convenes at George Mason on Feb. 29 in Mason Hall, Room 3. President Alan Merten was appointed by the National Research Council to lead the group. The taskforce is conducting a 15-month study to examine U.S. […]