Archive for May, 2000

This Month in the Community…

Posted: May 31, 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 May as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. May 3–Tom Hennessey, Chief of Staff, presented “Partnerships in Business and Higher Education” to the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. May 4–Roger Stough, […]

Bistro Grill Opens Today

Posted: May 31, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Join your coworkers at the Johnson Center South Plaza today for the first Bistro Grill of the summer. A variety of grilled meats, side dishes, and desserts are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday through the rest of the summer, weather permitting.

Five George Mason Students Survive Fire, Lose Everything

Posted: May 31, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Hope J Smith On Tuesday, May 23, a fire broke out in a Kings Park West townhouse where George Mason students Anne Campbell (Junior, Health Science), Laura de Azagra (Junior, Business Marketing), Nicole McQueen (Junior, Conflict Resolution and Transformation), Stephanie Toutsi (Senior, Communication), and Jackie Wood (Junior, Finance) lived. Campbell, de Azagra, and McQueen […]

TAC Is a Stockholm Challenge Finalist

Posted: May 31, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The university’s Technology across the Curriculum (TAC) program has been selected as a finalist in the education category of the prestigious Stockholm Challenge competition. “This award is significant on many levels,” says Joy Hughes, vice president for information technology and chief information officer. “First, the application process is extraordinarily lengthy and comprehensive…. Second, there were […]

BYTE Workshops Attract Hundreds of Employees

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

The Instructional Resource Center (IRC) served more than 275 university employees last week during BYTE (Build Your Teaching and Technology Expertise) Week. Workshop attendees were introduced to programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and PowerPoint, and taught tips and tricks of Windows 98, Word, and Excel, among other topics. Of the 23 workshops offered, the most […]

Frederick Honored for Work in the Arts

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

Helen Frederick, Art Studio, has been chosen to receive a Governor’s Art Award from Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening in June. She will accept the award at ArtSalute, an annual celebration of Maryland’s best artists, patrons, and businesses involved in the arts. Frederick was nominated for her work with Pyramid Atlantic, an artists’ workshop she founded […]

Child Development Center Earns Reaccreditation

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

By Patty Snellings The Child Development Center at the Fairfax Campus recently was granted reaccreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The center is among five percent of early childhood programs nationwide–about 4,600 programs–to achieve this prestigious recognition. “We are pleased to be recognized by NAEYC for the quality program […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: May 26, 2000 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: Sunday, May 21, Denver Rocky Mountain News Boulder Combats Stigma of Mental Illness “Groups that represent the mentally ill have advocated similar programs in other U.S. cities. But only in Boulder have as many community leaders come together to focus on […]

SACS Self-Study Releases More Draft Reports

Posted: May 26, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) self-study in support of the reaffirmation of accreditation of George Mason University has released the third and fourth of five draft strategic reports for university review. The latest drafts describe the findings and recommendations of the Information Technology Subcommittee and the Learning Subcommittee. The drafts are available […]

zPatriots.com Strengthens University Connections

Posted: May 26, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Alumni Association has developed a new web portal for alumni and friends of the university. The site, zPatriots.com, was created in conjunction with zUniversity.com, and provides users with the latest services available on the Internet, as well as networking opportunities and connections with George Mason. According to Jeff Johnson, president of the George […]