Archive for December, 2000

This Week in the News…

Posted: December 22, 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, Dec. 15, Wall Street Journal Lines That Divide Markets Likely to Blur Under Bush “Tim Muris, a conservative former antitrust enforcer at the Federal Trade Commission and a George Mason University law professor, is the No. 2 official at the […]

This Month in the Community…

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

Following is the staff member who made a presentation to a community group in December as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. Dec. 4–Nancy Wallace, University Career Services, presented “The Job Market and Effective Networking” to the Forty Plus of Greater Washington.

University Closed until Jan. 3

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

As a reminder, George Mason is closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, 2001. The university returns to normal operation hours on Jan. 3.

Who’s Reading What Over Winter Break

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

By Carrie Secondo In an informal survey, several university faculty and staff members were asked what they were hoping to read over the winter vacation. Following is a sample of the responses received: Helen Ackerman, University Relations: Middlemarch by George Eliot. Sandra Cheldelin, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Three dissertation proposals, one thesis, and […]

UCIS Schedules Service Outages during Winter Break

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

University Computing and Information Systems (UCIS) has scheduled computer service outages during the winter break. During these outages, UCIS staff will be working to improve the dependability and functionality of the university’s information technology environment. The outages were scheduled at this time to minimize the impact to the George Mason community. UCIS has provided the […]

Mason Student Wants to Be a Millionaire

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

Who wants to be a millionaire? George Mason student Kha Vo, that’s who. She appears on the popular TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire tonight at 8 on ABC. The show is holding a special college edition that began on Tuesday and ends today. Vo auditioned at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C., […]

University Clarifies Inclement Weather Procedure

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

A team of officials representing each of George Mason’s three campuses and led by Senior Vice President Morrie Scherrens and Provost Peter Stearns met several times this semester to clarify the university’s procedures for deciding and announcing weather-related changes in its schedule. While a more comprehensive description of the decisions made at these meetings will […]

Men’s Basketball Team Signs Three Recruits

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

Men’s basketball head coach Jim Larranaga has announced that three players, including one local product and another who will join the team later this season, have signed national letters of intent to join the Patriots. The three recruits are Lamar Butler, a high school senior from Oxon Hill, Md.; Darren Tarver, a junior college (JUCO) […]

The Rules for Dressing Up George

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

By Erica Pirrung While some schools show their spirit with pep rallies and festivals, Mason supporters go beyond the traditional. They show their school spirit by decorating a statue of the Virginia patriot for whom the university is named. An organization wishing to decorate the Mason statue, which stands on the JC Plaza between the […]

Teachers Who Prepare for Board Certification Excel

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

By Elena Barbre Teachers who took the Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) courses to prepare for certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)–the only national teaching certification in the profession–had a 92 percent pass rate this year, as compared to a 52 percent average pass rate nationwide. National board certification, a voluntary […]