Archive for January, 2002

Merten Discusses Mason’s Current Fiscal Challenges

Posted: January 31, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch President Alan Merten and other top administrators presented good news and bad news regarding the current budget situation to the university community yesterday at open forums in Arlington, Prince William, and Fairfax. The good news is that “George Mason’s vital signs are healthy, the institution will weather the budget storm, and we […]

This Month in the Community…

Posted: January 31, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in January as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call x38846. Jan. 9–Frank Blechman, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, presented “Building Community Harmony” for the Lincolnia Park Civic Association. Jan. 10–Karla […]

STREB Dancers Take the Stage on Saturday

Posted: January 31, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The dancers of STREB will be flying, bouncing, and crashing off surfaces like giant atomic particles in a supercollider during a performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Concert Hall. In Actionheroes, copresented with the Washington Performing Arts Society, Elizabeth Streb’s company introduces a cast of daredevil characters like Evel Knievel, Cannonball […]

George Mason Sponsors New Technologies Conference

Posted: January 31, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Joseph J. Urban, III George Mason’s School of Public Policy and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) are sponsoring a conference titled “The International Governance of New Technologies” in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-12. As technology advances rapidly it becomes necessary to explore new forms of international governance. Many new technologies […]

Black History Month Activities Begin Today with MLK Celebration

Posted: January 31, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich George Mason commemorates Black History Month throughout February with a series of lectures, films, performances, and special events at the Fairfax Campus. “The Color Line Revisited: Is Racism Dead?” is the theme of this year’s celebration. Activities begin today at 12:50 p.m. in the Johnson Center Atrium with a symbolic march and […]

Online Course Provides Web-Based Learning

Posted: January 30, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Joseph J. Urban, III George Mason and Vcampus Corporations are launching an online workshop to help trainers deliver more effective programs by incorporating online communications techniques. The workshop lasts eight weeks and provides four Continuing Education credits. The program begins Feb. 4. “Online Instruction: Migrating Traditional Training to Online” is intended for instructors, course […]

GMU-TV Earns Communicator Awards

Posted: January 30, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The new year means good news for GMU-TV. The university’s television station kicks off 2002 with two talk shows and a telecourse bringing home honors from the international Communicator Awards competition. Mason Sidelines, GMU-TV’s sports talk show hosted by Ron Sinacore, Mickey McDade, Morrie Scherrens, and Mike Tapscott received an Award of Distinction. The show […]

Homecoming Decorating Contest Deadline is Tomorrow

Posted: January 30, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Joseph J. Urban, III The University Homecoming Committee is challenging university departments, offices, schools, and colleges to compete in the Homecoming Spirit Competition. Events include office decorating, medieval theater, a banner contest, and Gunston’s Dungeon of Ill Fate. Tomorrow is the last day to register for the office decorating portion of the contest. The […]

Traditions Committee Seeking Feedback on Alma Mater Finalists

Posted: January 30, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Joseph J. Urban, III Last fall the University Traditions Committee sponsored a competition to create music and lyrics for a George Mason alma mater. Contributions were sought from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. There are currently two finalists, with the winning song to be announced at the Homecoming 2002 men’s basketball game […]

SACS Reaffirms University’s Accreditation

Posted: January 30, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has unconditionally reaffirmed George Mason’s accreditation. This culminates the university’s two-year process of self-study and dialogue with SACS. It signifies that Mason has a purpose appropriate to higher education and has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish that purpose on a continuing basis. Accreditation is required […]