Archive for June, 2000

This Week in the News…

June 30, 2000

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week: Tuesday, June 27, Washington Post Va. Parents Don’t Trust Exam, Poll Finds “A survey of 800 Northern Virginia parents this year by a George Mason University professor found widespread dissatisfaction with the state’s Standards of Learning exams, with only 17 percent […]

This Month in the Community…

June 30, 2000

Following are faculty and staff members who made presentations to community groups in June as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. June 7–Maurice McTigue, Mercatus Center, presented “New Zealand Tax Reform” to the Manassas Rotary. June 11–Janette Muir, New Century College, presented “Becoming Media […]

CAS Appoints New Associate Dean for Research

June 30, 2000

Vikas Chandhoke, Biology, will serve as the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) first associate dean for research. In this position, Chandhoke will help to define and seek research funding in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. He will take the lead on focusing the college’s research agenda in a strategic way to increase both […]

Professor, Students Participate in American Cantata

June 29, 2000

Stanley Engebretson, Music, and members of the George Mason Choruses join a group of 2,000 singers July 1 to perform at the Lincoln Memorial. The 9 p.m. performance, sponsored by the Kennedy Center, features the world premiere of Maury Yeston’s An American Cantata, performed by singers from across the nation, and the National Symphony Orchestra, […]

Foundation Board of Trustees Members Elected

June 29, 2000

David Boyer Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of TROY Systems, Inc., has been re-elected chairman of the board of trustees of the George Mason University Foundation for a second one-year term, effective July 1. During its annual meeting held recently, the board also re-elected for a second term vice chairman Lovey Hammel, president, EEI, […]

$5-Million Bond Issue Approved for Arlington Campus

June 29, 2000

The Arlington County Board has unanimously approved the proposed $5-million higher education bond issue, designed to benefit the Phase II expansion of the Arlington Campus. The bond is slated to appear on the November 2000 general election ballot. The Phase II expansion, estimated to cost $42 million, will be a 240,000-square-foot building and public plaza, […]

Bookstore Survey Now Online

June 28, 2000

Faculty members and students now can evaluate the university bookstore by completing a survey located on the bookstore website. The survey was designed to see if the bookstore is meeting faculty and student expectations. It will be used as a tool to help Barnes and Noble better serve the George Mason community. The online survey […]

Century Club Links Education, Business Leaders in Training Partnership

June 28, 2000

As their students begin to enjoy summer vacation, several local principals are heading back to the classroom today as part of a new management training program sponsored by the Century Club of George Mason University. Executive Tools for Leaders of Tomorrow, held June 28 and 29 at the Prince William Campus, is bringing principals from […]

Professor Is Soloist at National Cathedral Festival

June 28, 2000

By Hope J Smith Laura Mann, an adjunct professor in the Music Department, performs In a Woman’s Voice–Music for the New Millennium as a featured soloist at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Friday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the music festival “Soaring Sounds in Sacred Spaces.” Mann […]

CDC Earns Money from Online Shopping

June 27, 2000

George Mason’s Child Development Center (CDC) is now registered with shopforschool, an online shopping site that sells a wide variety of name brand products. Each merchant will donate from 2.5 to 10 percent of each purchase made through shopforschool to the center. Shopforschool merchants include Toys-R-Us, Gap, L.L. Bean, Land’s End,, Barnes and Noble, […]