Archive for July, 2001

This Month in the Community…

Posted: July 31, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On July 30, as part of the University Speakers Bureau, Linda McCarthy, Alumna, presented “Spies, Pop Flies, and French Fries: Stories I Told My Favorite Visitors to the CIA Exhibit Center” for the Aurora Hills Senior Center. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846.

Picture This…

Posted: July 31, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Dance instructor Boris Willis assists an Early Identification Program student from Glasgow Middle School during the Kid Action dance improvisation workshop on July 23. For more information on the workshop, view the Daily Gazette story.

SBDC Seeks Volunteer Counselors under New Director

Posted: July 31, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre Jane Luxenberg is the new director of the Fairfax Small Business Development Center (SBDC), one of four centers in the Northern Virginia SBDC network, part of the School of Public Policy’s Mason Enterprise Center. The centers offer one-on-one counseling, training seminars, and resource materials for those with prospective or existing small businesses […]

SPP Hosts Supply Chain Integration and Management Workshop in Taiwan

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

The Enterprise Engineering and Policy Laboratory of the School of Public Policy holds a workshop, “Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning and Scheduling,” July 31 and Aug. 1 at National Tsing Hua University in the Science Park City of Hsinchu, Taiwan. Sponsored by the Boeing Company, the workshop focuses on supply chain integration from a […]

Annual ILS Conference Confronts Censorship

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

The 6th Annual Intellectual Life of the Schools (ILS) Summer Institute for Teachers takes place Aug. 14-16, at George Mason. This year’s institute, titled “Knowledge: The Forbidden Fruit of the Information Age,” encourages educators involved with learning from K-12 to college to assist in constructing historical, cultural, and political perspectives on censoring texts. The opportunity […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: July 27, 2001 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, July 20, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, San Diego Union-Tribune ‘Catcher in the Rye’ Turns 50 and Still Thrives on Teen Angst “Like the literary character he most often is compared to, Huckleberry Finn, Caulfield remains a fumbling teen in the minds of […]

Beverly Davis is New Graduate Admissions Director

Posted: July 27, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger Beverly H. Davis is the director of graduate admissions, a new position responsible for recruiting graduate students, coordinating the process of graduate applications, and designing university-wide graduate publications. She began on July 23. “Ms. Davis has the kind of enthusiasm and marketing savvy we were seeking for this position, and I’m confident […]

Soccer Field Undergoes Major Renovations

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

The George Mason University Stadium is currently undergoing major field renovations and will receive a new scoreboard in time for training by both the men’s and women’s soccer programs and U.S. Soccer training beginning in late August. “This new turf system will provide our soccer and lacrosse teams with a first-rate, internationally-recognized surface to compete […]

State Establishes Policy on Internet Use

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

The Virginia Department of Human Resource Management recently issued a policy on the use of the Internet and Electronic Communications Systems (policy number 1.75). It applies to “all state employees, including employees of agencies exempt from coverage of the Virginia Personnel Act,” and it takes effect Aug. 1. The policy will be posted in its […]

Child Development Center Provides Nurturing, Fun Environment

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

Editor’s Note: This is the first feature story of an eight-article series detailing services that do not receive much publicity, but are used every day by many faculty and staff members at George Mason. By Michelle Nery On a beautiful summer day at the Child Development Center, the Polar Bear class departs for their stroll […]