Archive for December, 2000

Students to Receive Cash Prizes for Top Business Concepts

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

Prizes of $100 each will be awarded to teams of George Mason students today for their outstanding business concepts presented as part of the Mason Enterprise Center’s Business Plan Contest. The award ceremony is held today at 2 p.m. in the Mason Hall Boardroom, and President Alan Merten will make the presentations. The winning teams […]

BYTE Week Is Back

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

By Kate Passin If you are interested in improving your technology skills, take advantage of BYTE (Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise) Week. Held before each semester, the next BYTE week is Monday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Jan. 12. The Division of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies sponsors the week of free workshops, presentations, and […]

New Guidelines Proposed for Higher Ed Funding

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

A report released yesterday by the Joint Subcommittee on Higher Education Funding Policies, established last year by the Virginia Legislature, recommended new guidelines as a basis for funding Virginia’s colleges and universities. Based on these guidelines, which take into account a variety of factors ranging from enrollment to types of programs, George Mason’s current budget […]

This Week on GMU-TV…

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

Every week on GMU-TV, four roundtable discussion programs–Mason Currents, Capital Region Roundtable, Mason Sidelines, and Tech Horizons–are shown during prime time. GMU-TV is shown on Cox Cable channel 18, Comcast (Reston) channel 18, and Comcast (Alexandria) channels 79 and 95. Following are the topic, host, guests, and programming schedule for each show airing this week: […]

Faculty/Staff Holiday Party Is Tomorrow

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

By Erica Pirrung The annual George Mason faculty and staff holiday party is held tomorrow from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. This party marks the fourth annual holiday event for faculty and staff members. An array of great food, including shrimp, crab claws, turkey, and roast beef, will be served, […]

School of Public Policy Announces E-Commerce Project in Taiwan

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

By Elena Barbre George Mason’s Policy Analysis Center, Boeing, National Tsing Hua University, and Devco, Inc., are launching an electronic commerce project in Taiwan next year. The plan is to build a laboratory in Taiwan that facilitates enterprise application integration among Taiwanese enterprise solutions and commercial e-commerce trading exchanges. Boeing was awarded the contract to […]

Gilmore Proposes $302 Million in Funds for Higher Ed.

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

Gov. James Gilmore revealed plans on Friday to provide $302 million in “new funding” for higher education in Virginia. At a press conference in Richmond, Gilmore outlined the following proposed budget initiatives: $249 million for construction of new buildings and maintenance of existing structures; $5.8 million in tuition assistance; $1.1 million for scholarships for disadvantaged […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: December 15, 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: Sunday, Dec. 10, Newsday Retailers Adding More Chanukah, Kwanzaa Merchandise to Holiday Mix “‘Within the Jewish and African-American communities, there is a desire to explore these festivals and means of self-expression,’ said John Barclay Burns, associate professor of religious studies at […]

Anita Taylor Receives Top Honor

Posted: December 15, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Anita Taylor, Communication, was awarded the Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) annual meeting in November. The highest honor bestowed by the association, this award is presented annually to an NCA member who has given outstanding cumulative service in research, teaching, and/or service to both NCA and the profession. […]

Matt Winkler Named New Assistant Athletic Director

Posted: December 15, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The new assistant athletic director for public relations at George Mason comes with a wealth of sports communication experience. Matt Winkler spent the past seven years at American University and was recently named the assistant athletic director of communications there after serving in the athletic department for six years as the director of communications and […]