Archive for August, 2001

This Week in the News…

Posted: August 31, 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, August 24, National Public Radio, Talk of the Nation Analysis: Crazy and Not-so-Crazy Ideas in Science Robert Ehrlich, professor of physics at George Mason University and author of Nine Crazy Ideas in Science: “In the book, we look carefully at […]

This Month in the Community…

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

Following are faculty and staff members who made presentations to community groups in April as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. Aug. 15– Rich Miller, Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, presented “Stress Management” for the Arlington National Cemetery Employees. Aug. 17– Anita Taylor, Communication, […]

Students Trained to Help with Back-to-School Electronic Setup

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

By Robin Herron Thanks to the “Get Wired” initiative sponsored by the Division of Instructional and Technology Support Services (DoIT), new and returning students are finding it easier to get electronically connected on the Fairfax Campus. Telecommunications and Support Center staff in DoIT, part of the newly reorganized Information Technology Unit, recruited and trained about […]

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients Honored

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

Fifteen university employees are being honored today with Outstanding Achievement Awards from Human Resources. The award is granted for achievement or specific accomplishments that improve processes, save time or money, or improve customer service, and result in significant benefit to the university, school, institute or department. The awards are granted twice yearly, based on nominations […]

Facilities Improves Work Control System, Targets Better Service

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

Editor’s Note: This is the last feature story of a four-article series exploring services that received low ratings on the support services survey conducted last fall, and reporting how those services have improved since that time. By Jeremy Lasich Although slow responses to work control requests have been an irritation for some university employees in […]

Music Department Holding Auditions

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

The Music Department is holding auditions for several ensembles this week open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. The ensembles include the symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, wind ensemble, symphonic band, jazz ensemble and jazz chamber ensembles, university singers, women’s chorale, symphonic chorus, opera scenes, vocal jazz ensembles (mixed and men’s), and various instrumental […]

SPP, University of Aalborg Host Workshop Series

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

George Mason and the University of Aalborg in Denmark announce a series of workshops on supply chain planning and product configuration, sponsored by the Department of Production at Aalborg University and the Enterprise Engineering Laboratory in the School of Public Policy. The first workshop, held today and tomorrow at Oracle Corp. in Copenhagen, Denmark, focuses […]

GMU Players Adopt New Management Style

Posted: August 29, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sarah McGurk The GMU Players, the university’s student theater organization, is adopting a new management style. Starting this year, Clayton Austin, the production manager for the group, will share the reins with a faculty-assigned artistic director. The artistic director position will rotate each season to a different member of the theater department’s faculty. The […]

Foundation Building Approved for Arlington Campus

Posted: August 29, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre The university’s plans for much-needed parking spaces at the Arlington Campus are on the way to becoming reality. At the request of university officials, the George Mason University Foundation drafted a plan for a new building and accompanying parking spaces adjacent to the campus that has recently been given the green light […]

IT Executives Appointed to George Mason’s BOV

Posted: August 29, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. James Gilmore has appointed three executives within the technology community to George Mason’s Board of Visitors. The new members are David E. Anderson, vice president of McGuireWoods Consulting and Gilmore’s director of policy and chief deputy attorney general; Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association; and Sudhakar V. Shenoy, founder, chairman, […]