Archive for May, 2000

Mason Offers Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Posted: May 3, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour On March 21, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approved the university’s proposal to create a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students may apply for the program beginning this fall. The program, which has been under development for several years, is administered through the Department of Electrical and […]

Palmiero Named Director of SCHEV

Posted: May 2, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Phyllis Palmiero is the new director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). She has been SCHEV’s acting director since August 1999. As director, Palmiero says she is committed to “making SCHEV thrive so we can fulfill the richness of our potential–not just for ourselves, but for the benefit of the entire […]

Performance Award Nominations Due This Month

Posted: May 2, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nominations for the following awards are due in Human Resources by May 26: Outstanding Performance Award–Given for performance beyond the scope of defined duties over a period of at least 12 months, this award results in a one-step, within-grade increase for classified employees and a 2.25-percent pay increase for administrative and professional faculty. The award […]

IOA Undergoes Changes in Management, Organization

Posted: May 2, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The direction and scope of the Institute of the Arts (IOA) have been changing rapidly, and these changes prompt both some shifts in management structure and a broader review of the institute’s title and organization. As part of this reorganization, Betsy Brininger, current director of the Institute of the Arts, is shifting to a position […]

George Mason’s Most-Wired Ranking Rises

Posted: May 2, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour Of the 100 “most wired” universities in the nation, George Mason University ranked 24 this year, up 56 places from its ranking last year at 80 out of the top 200 colleges and universities. For the past four years, the magazine Yahoo Internet Life has ranked colleges and universities on the extent […]

5K Fun Run Benefits Student-Athletes, Victim Assistance Coalition

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

The second annual Patriot Anti-Violence Education (PAVE) 5K Fun Run is held on Sunday, May 7, on the Fairfax Campus. Presented by Intercollegiate Athletics in cooperation with Sexual Assault Services, the event raises money for nonviolence education, honors a victim of violence, and brings the community together in support of victims’ rights. Entry or sponsorship […]

Child Development Center Fundraisers Come to a Close

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

The Child Development Center’s (CDC) Campbell’s Labels for Education and Safeway Tapes Program fundraisers are coming to a close for the school year. All labels and proofs of purchase need to be sent to the CDC at MS 5C2 by May 5. The center uses these funds to purchase new educational and athletic equipment. Thanks […]

Center for the Arts Presents Porgy & Bess

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

The Virginia Opera returns to the Concert Hall Thursday, May 4, through Sunday, May 7, with the American classic Porgy & Bess, featuring world famous Alvy Powell as Porgy. Porgy and Bess, a folk opera in two acts by George Gershwin, was first performed on Oct. 10, 1935, at the Alvin Theater in New York […]

Bentley Is Employee of the Month for May

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

By Sabrina Tillman Cynthia Bentley, coordinator of circulation and reserves in the Johnson Center Library (JCL), works under the philosophy that patrons are a priority, not an interruption of her job. This is one of the reasons she has been named May employee of the month. “Library work is about public service,” says reference/instructional services […]