Archive for November, 2001

Virginia Opera to Perform The Mikado this Weekend

Posted: November 28, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Clever rhymes, zany characters, and a plot filled with more twists than a pretzel characterize this traditional version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado performed by the Virginia Opera. Set in the make-believe Japanese town of Titipu, it is the story of young lovers, betrothed to the wrong mates, who manage to defy fate and […]

State Employees Invited on Cruise

Posted: November 28, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

All Virginia state employees and their guests are invited to party on a riverboat cruise Friday, Nov. 30, from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sponsored by the Department of Human Resources Management, the event includes a disc jockey playing hits from the 50s to today. The boat features fully enclosed climate-controlled decks, dance floors, and […]

Office Decorating Contest Deadline is Friday

Posted: November 28, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The deadline to register for Winterfest, this year’s office decorating contest, is 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. To register, contact Cyndra Church, assistant director of Student Activities, at cchurch@gmu.edu, and provide the name and location of the office, as well as a contact person. Also note which areas of the office are up for […]

Wind Ensemble Performs for BOV Today

Posted: November 28, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Wind Ensemble, conducted by Anthony Maiello, has been invited to present a special performance of The Shining City by composer Mark Camphouse for the Board of Visitors (BOV) today at 12:15 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The piece is a tribute to former President Ronald Reagan, and Edwin Meese III, rector of […]

Provost Reports on U.S. News Ranking, Biennial Budget

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

By Robin Herron George Mason could move from the third to the second tier of U.S. News & World Report‘s college rankings at a cost of $10.5 million, Provost Peter Stearns told a faculty forum yesterday. That conclusion came from a committee that met several times over the past few months to examine what the […]

Exhibit Showcases Artistic Response to Sept. 11

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

Response, an intellectual and emotional outlet for the artist participants, is an exhibition of student art organized as a collective reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington. The show includes painting, sculpture, photography, digital arts, printmaking, and mixed media and opens at the Fine Arts Gallery and Johnson Center Gallery today. […]

Memorial for Lev Vekker Nov. 28

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

A memorial for the late Lev Vekker, affiliate professor of psychology and a faculty member at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Krasnow Institute, Room 137. Following a welcome from institute director James Olds, there will be musical selections and comments from colleagues […]

Apprenticeship Program Seeks Applicants

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

The George Mason Undergraduate Faculty-Student Apprenticeship program is seeking applications for spring 2002. This program is designed to introduce students to scholarship-in-action, in their major field of study. The experience is intended to complement and enrich required course material, providing undergraduates with the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty. Students in the program come […]

GMU-TV Sponsors Logo Design Contest

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

“We’re looking for a new way to define our image,” says Steve Watson, senior producer/director for GMU-TV, in explaining why the unit is holding a logo design contest open to all, an idea suggested by GMU-TV’s advisory board. The logo will appear on-air, and on brochures, handouts, correspondence, T-shirts, and other items, he says. The […]

University Reminds Staff, Faculty of Inclement Weather Procedure

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

With winter weather just around the corner, the university community is reminded of key elements of George Mason’s inclement weather procedure. While a more comprehensive description of the procedure will appear in the next edition of the Mason Gazette, following are highlights: When George Mason opens late, that time will coincide with class and/or exam […]