Archive for July, 2002

Picture This…

Posted: July 25, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Dining Services created the “world’s longest wrap” yesterday outside the Johnson Center. Faculty, staff, and students ate the 240-foot sandwich (half chicken, half beef) in less than an hour.

ITU Sets Aug. 1 Deadline for Routine Technology Support Services

Posted: July 25, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger In anticipation of the fall rush for new connections, the Information Technology Unit (ITU) has asked that all requests for changes be submitted no later than Thursday, Aug. 1, for work to be scheduled before Aug. 19. “The start of a new academic year means a sharp increase in technology support needs […]

State Initiates Effort to Reduce Travel Costs

Posted: July 25, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch State agencies are being directed by Gov. Mark Warner’s office to exercise greater prudence in the area of international travel. The directive, sent to “all executive branch agency heads” from the governor’s chief of staff, William Leighty, is an attempt to reduce the amount of money spent on all travel abroad. According […]

Picture This…

Posted: July 24, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Daniele Struppa (bottom), who is on leave through Jan. 20, is enjoying his time off. This skydiving mission in Reggio Italy Emilia began at 15,000 feet, and the parachute was opened at 5,000 feet. Struppa was recently re-appointed dean through 2006.

George Mason Joins State Career Switcher Program

Posted: July 24, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre The Virginia Department of Education’s Career Switcher program is now available at George Mason. The program offers professionals in other fields an opportunity to begin a new career as a classroom teacher without having to enroll in a traditional teacher preparation program. Mason’s program prepares experienced professionals for licensure as secondary school […]

Howard, Cooksey Ranked Nationally in Final Baseball Stats

Posted: July 23, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason junior left fielder Evan Howard and freshman center fielder Matt Cooksey are each ranked nationally in the final National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I statistical rankings for the 2002 season. Howard ranked 18th in the nation with 0.45 doubles per game, while Cooksey ranked 25th with 0.62 stolen bases per contest. Howard earned […]

SCHEV Endorses Higher Education Bond Referendum

Posted: July 23, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch At its July 17 meeting, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia unanimously endorsed the $900 million bond referendum that will be on the upcoming Nov. 5 ballot. If approved, the bond will provide monies for colleges and universities throughout the commonwealth to upgrade and construct additional buildings to accommodate 32,000 […]

Dining Services to Create “World’s Longest Wrap” Wednesday

Posted: July 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Dining Services will celebrate its Community Appreciation Day on Wednesday, July 24, by creating the “world’s longest wrap.” The 240-foot-long sandwich, made with layered soft tortillas, will include lettuce, tomatoes, and a special sauce. The university community is invited to attend the making of the wrap beginning at 11 a.m., then eat the finished product. […]

SCHEV Releases Report on Institutional Effectiveness

Posted: July 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia’s second annual Reports of Institutional Effectiveness has been released, providing an updated snapshot of how colleges and universities throughout the commonwealth compare with each other and with their peer institutions in categories ranging from first-year retention rates to spending on instruction and academic support. […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: July 19, 2002 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: Saturday, July 13, Associated Press Newswires Crucial Hearings Begin Monday as Lindh Lawyers Try to Suppress His Statements “Personally, the stakes are high for Lindh since his statements form the backbone of his indictment. ‘If he loses and the statements go […]