Archive for August, 2000

Katy Robertson Earns Preseason All-American Honors

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

George Mason women’s soccer forward Katy Robertson has been named a Preseason All-American by Soccer Buzz Magazine, an online publication. The junior was 1 of 12 students in the nation to earn the honor and the only selection from the Colonial Athletic Association. Robertson set a CAA and school record last season, scoring 60 points […]

PIA Government Program Completes Successful Year

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

The Department of Public and International Affairs (PIA) has completed the second year of its “Summer High School Government Program,” created last summer by Joel Clark, a faculty member in the department. The program allows high school students to complete their senior-year government requirement and earn transferable college credit hours at George Mason. During summer […]

This Week on GMU-TV…

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

Every week on GMU-TV, three roundtable discussion television programs–Mason Currents, Capital Region Roundtable, and Time Out–are shown during primetime. GMU-TV is shown on Cox Cable channel 18, Comcast (Reston) channel 18, and Comcast (Alexandria) channels 79 and 95. Following are the topics, hosts, guests, and programming schedule for each show airing this week: Mason Currents […]

Advanced Internet Lab Wins Website of the Month

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

By Emily Yaghmour “Form and function are strong features of this month’s website of the month,” says Paras Kaul of University Relations. The winning website for August belongs to George Mason’s newly created Advanced Internet Lab. “In regard to function, navigation on the Advanced Internet Lab’s site is clear and operational,” says Kaul. “Each page […]

Gilmore Plans Institutional Performance Agreements

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

Renewing his commitment to quality, affordability, and accountability in higher education, Gov. Jim Gilmore has announced a plan to develop Institutional Performance Agreements for George Mason University, Norfolk State University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia State University. Each Institutional Performance Agreement will serve as a long-term strategic plan for the respective […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: August 18, 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: Friday, Aug. 11, Chronicle of Higher Education It Didn’t Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States “Faced with the tricky task of explaining a ‘nonevent,’ Seymour Martin Lipset and Gary Marks offer It Didn’t Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed […]

BYTE Week Begins Monday

Posted: August 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour It’s time once again for BYTE (Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise) Week. Every semester, the Department of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies sponsors a week of workshops, presentations, hands-on computer sessions, and discussions for George Mason faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants. Other BYTE Week sponsors are the Learning Resources Office, […]

Enrollment Is Up, and Campus Housing Is in Demand

Posted: August 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Helen Ackerman George Mason is a popular place to be this year. More than 11,000 new and undergraduate students applied for admission, and 2,200 freshmen and 2,000 transfers plan to enroll, making this the largest freshman class in at least the past five years. SAT scores are also up, with a 15-point increase in […]

Visit George Mason’s Booth at Arlington County Fair

Posted: August 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Arlington County Fair begins today and runs through Sunday at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South Second Street, on the corner of South Second Street and Old Glebe Road in Arlington. Admission is free. The fair features pony rides, a petting zoo, pig races, carnival rides, an arts and crafts show and sale, […]

Braun Is New Director of Student Health Services

Posted: August 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre Mary Ann Braun joined Student Health Services last week as its new director. Ellen Dawson, the previous director of Student Health Services, earned her Ph.D. in Nursing in May and has joined the College of Nursing and Health Science as assistant dean for graduate programs and research. Braun comes to George Mason […]