Archive for August, 2001

New Student Days, Resident Move-In Begin Tomorrow

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

Approximately 1,300 new resident students will move in to Presidents Park tomorrow, and another 2,000 upperclassmen will move on to campus Saturday and Sunday as 2001 New Student Days kicks off. Tomorrow’s activities take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and President Alan Merten will greet new students in Presidents Park from 9 to […]

Arlington Campus Praised for Service to Commuters

Posted: August 22, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre The Arlington Campus has been recognized by the Arlington County Board and Arlington Transportation Partners as a Commuter Benefits Plan Gold Member. The campus recently received acknowledgment for administrators’ commitment to improving the quality of life in Arlington County by providing comprehensive commuter benefits to campus employees. The primary benefit recognized with […]

Gov. Gilmore Releases Monies to Fund Academic IV

Posted: August 22, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. James Gilmore gave members of the George Mason University community who attended his press conference yesterday in Mason Hall something to applaud about as he announced immediate plans to unfreeze more than $15 million that will fund the much-discussed Academic IV building on the Fairfax Campus. Gilmore makes his announcement as President Alan Merten […]

George Mason to Host U.S. Soccer Men’s National Team

Posted: August 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason University Athletics Department hosts a recreational soccer match and reception with participation from media and V.I.P.s on Thursday, Aug. 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The match is held in conjunction with U.S. Soccer National Team practices and the George Mason Soccer Classic. The U.S. Soccer Men’s National Team will be training at […]

Gov. Gilmore Holds Press Conference Today

Posted: August 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. James Gilmore holds a press conference at 11:30 a.m. today with President Alan Merten and members of the Board of Visitors on the future of the university’s academic buildings. The event is held in Mason Hall, Room D23. The campus community is invited to attend.

Kurtz Named Artistic Director of GMU Players

Posted: August 20, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sarah McGurk Howard Kurtz, teacher of costume design and head of the costume department at George Mason, will serve as artistic director for the GMU Players’ 2001-02 season. Kurtz has designed for numerous shows for both GMU Players and Theater of the First Amendment (TFA). He received the 1995 Helen Hayes award for Outstanding […]

Mason to Host Summit on Women, Distance Learning

Posted: August 20, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Provost’s Office and Women’s Center are among the sponsors of “A Summit on Women and Distance Learning in Higher Education,” set for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon in Mason Hall. Presented by the American Association of University Women in Virginia, the summit will focus on the needs and interests of […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: August 17, 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: Tuesday, August 14, USA Today Lawsuits Follow Growth Curve of Wal-Mart: Giant Retailer Is a Popular Target for Litigation “U.S. companies have long settled most lawsuits filed against them rather than taken them to trial, regardless of the lawsuits’ merit. Businesses […]

Information Technology Council Meets for First Time

Posted: August 17, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron The new Information Technology Council (ITC) held its first meeting in July, with Peter Denning, professor of computer science, chairing the group. Joy Hughes, vice president for information technology, established the council to advise the IT unit on technology infrastructure issues at George Mason. “A key element of the council’s mission will […]

Mixed Bowling League Deadline Is Aug. 24

Posted: August 16, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Join your George Mason colleagues at Bowl America, 5615 Guinea Road in Burke, on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for a fall season of bowling. The sanctioned league begins Sept. 12 and runs for 34 weeks, ending in the spring. A brief organizational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5. The league will […]