Archive for June, 2000

Orientation Begins Today; Freshmen Start Tradition

Posted: June 22, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Fairfax Campus will be filled with incoming students over the next two months as orientation starts today. Two-day freshman orientations are held June 22 and 23, July 10 and 11, July 17 and 18, July 24 and 25, and July 27 and 28. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. on the first day, and the […]

Merten and Student Join Clinton at White House

Posted: June 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Alan Merten and incoming freshman Zack Gamble joined President Bill Clinton in the White House Roosevelt Room on Tuesday for the signing of a bill expanding the D.C. College Access Act. Originally signed late last year, the D.C. College Access Act called for the federal government to assist D.C. students by paying the difference, […]

George Mason Faculty Members Receive IEEE Awards

Posted: June 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Since the beginning of this year, several George Mason faculty members have been honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., (IEEE). Bijan Jabbari of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and John N. Warfield of The Institute of Public Policy received the organization’s Third Millennium Medal. According to IEEE, the award […]

New Food, Vending Contracts Promise Exciting Changes

Posted: June 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings With promises of exciting, new food selections and renovations to modernize existing food service areas, Sodexho Marriott has been selected to provide food services at all three campuses. The new, three-year contract has an optional two-year renewal and is effective July 1. A five-year vending services contract awarded to Creda, Inc., also […]

SACS Self-Study Releases Fifth Draft Report

Posted: June 20, 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 fifth of five draft strategic reports for university review. The latest draft describes the findings and recommendations of the External Community Subcommittee, charged with developing a plan to help the university fulfill […]

New Century College, School of Public Policy Included in Summer Moves

Posted: June 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The offices of New Century College (NCC) are relocating this week from the Johnson Center to Enterprise Hall, Room 402, triggering a series of moves over the summer for several offices on the Fairfax Campus. The Honors Program in General Education and the Center for Service and Leadership also moved to Enterprise Hall last week. […]

Professor Teams with Museum to Study Living Fossils

Posted: June 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich Patrick Gillevet, associate professor in the Institute for Biosciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology, joined forces with two research teams from the National Museum of Natural History and the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum last month to search for living fossils at the bottom of the ocean in the Bahamas. Living fossils are animal species that […]

University Will Be Closed July 3 and 4

Posted: June 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Independence Day holiday schedule has been expanded to include additional holiday time granted by Gov. Jim Gilmore. The university will be closed July 3 and 4, consistent with other state offices. As no classes are scheduled for July 3, the academic calendar is not affected. Instructors who have made alternative arrangements for classes on […]

Book Club in Search of New Members

Posted: June 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Book Club, established in December 1996, is actively encouraging staff and faculty members to join its discussions. The small but active club meets once a month to discuss nonfiction books. The reading list over the last four years includes such titles as Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, A Reporter’s Life by Walter […]

Train to Technology Focuses on Workforce Development

Posted: June 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings Train to Technology (TTT), an information technology training program designed to address the demands for qualified professionals in the high-tech industry in Northern Virginia, is expanding to meet the needs of the region. Offered through the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E), the program is open to students interested in IT […]