Archive for January, 2001

Women’s Basketball Game Tickets on Sale for $1

Posted: January 26, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Athletic Department, in conjunction with WGMU radio and Broadside, invite all faculty, staff, friends, and family to the Patriot Center on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. for a women’s basketball game versus Old Dominion University (ODU). In what is one of the most highly-anticipated games of the season, tickets are being sold for […]

Buchanan Center Holds Distinguished Lecture Series

Posted: January 26, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Muneeza Alam The James M. Buchanan Center announces its 2001 Distinguished Lecture Series at the Arlington Campus. The series begins with “The Taming of Leviathan: The Coming Decline of Big Government,” presented by Sam Peltzman, Sears Roebuck professor of economics and financial services at the University of Chicago. The lecture takes place from 4:30 […]

GMU Colleagues Honored for Media Projects

Posted: January 26, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing recently recognized two members of the Mason community for their electronic media project. Jeanne Sorrell, faculty member and coordinator of the nursing doctoral program in the College of Nursing and Health Science, and Jerry Drake, faculty support specialist in the Division of Instructional […]

BOV Names Faculty Awards and Incentives Committee

Posted: January 25, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The members of the proposed faculty awards and incentives committee were announced at yesterday’s Board of Visitors (BOV) meeting. Jack Censer, chair of the History and Art History Department, will chair this 10-member group that includes representatives of the faculty, administration, and BOV. Other members of the committee are Sidney Dewberry, Jack Herrity, and James […]

Wrestling Coach Signs Three-Year Contract Extension

Posted: January 25, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason wrestling head coach Brian Shaffer has agreed to a three-year contract that carries through the 2002-03 season. Shaffer is in his sixth season at George Mason and his ninth overall as a head coach. He has a 43-20 overall mark with the Patriots (69-40-1 overall). He guided George Mason to back-to-back Colonial Athletic […]

Report Highlights Diversity of Student Population

Posted: January 25, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kate Passin The number of students enrolled at the university has decreased slightly since Fall 1999, and the percentage of minority students has increased dramatically over the last 10 years, according to the annual Diversity Facts in Brief report prepared by the University Equity Office. Presented to the Board of Visitors Equal Employment Opportunity […]

Poetry Reading Opens the Spring Visiting Writer Series

Posted: January 24, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A reading by poet Martha Collins opens the spring semester Visiting Writers Series tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Grand Tier Lobby of the Concert Hall. Collins has published several poetry collections including Catastrophe of Rainbows, The Arrangement of Space, and Some Things Words Can Do. She also helped translate The Women Carry River Water, […]

Homecoming Commercials Airing on Cox Cable

Posted: January 24, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Alumni Association is asking everyone watching Cox Communication’s cable system to be on the lookout for a new jazzy, fast-paced commercial featuring the men’s basketball team, cheerleaders, fireworks, and Gunston. The commercial is promoting this year’s Homecoming, Mason Mardi Gras, Saturday, Feb. 17. Alumni Fernando Mico and Chris Morgan donated their time and expertise […]

Round Table Focuses on New General Ed Requirements

Posted: January 24, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kate Passin “A Program on the New General Education Requirements for Fall 2001” is the title of the Academic Advising Round Table on Feb. 2. The talk, which is open to university faculty and staff members, is sponsored by Academic Support and Advising Services and the Office of the Provost. Provost Peter Stearns opens […]

Voodoo Science Featured at Next Book Club Discussion

Posted: January 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Book Club is looking to increase its membership, and current members are inviting Mason faculty and staff to next month’s discussion. At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, the club will review Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud by Robert Park. “Scientific error has a way of evolving from self-delusion to fraud,” […]