Archive for August, 2002

Jones Named Chair of Environmental Science and Policy

Posted: August 28, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Lynn Burke This past spring, professor Chris Jones became chair of George Mason’s new Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP). The appointment will last two years. Jones had been ESP’s interim director, working to help the program become an independent department, which it did last November. In an e-mail to ESP faculty, College […]

Awards Ceremony Friday Honors Faculty, Staff

Posted: August 28, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Fifteen university employees will be honored Friday 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 […]

FAQ: Why do classes start before Labor Day?

Posted: August 27, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This frequently asked questions column will appear in the Daily Gazette every Monday beginning next week. All questions originate from the green comment boxes located throughout the university, or are items brought to the attention of the Quality of Work Life Committee. Answers are supplied by the appropriate academic unit, department, or office. One question […]

Record 68 Patriots Named as CAA Scholar-Athletes

Posted: August 27, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A record total of 68 George Mason student-athletes have been named as Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Scholar-Athletes for their outstanding efforts in the classroom and on the playing field in 2001-02. Among the 10 CAA institutions, a record total of 975 student-athletes earned the honor of CAA Scholar-Athlete, nearly 25 percent of all student-athletes who […]

NVCC Hosts Bond Kick off Rally on Sept. 4

Posted: August 27, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch Virginia’s 2002 higher education bond campaign officially begins Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m. with a rally at the West Plaza of Northern Virginia Community College’s (NVCC) Annandale campus. Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine, along with George Mason President Alan Merten, NVCC President Robert Templin, and Lord Fairfax Community College President Marilyn […]

Gallery Spaces Host Parallel Visions

Posted: August 26, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A new exhibit, Parallel Visions,” opens today in both the Johnson Center and Fine Arts Galleries and runs through Oct. 1. The exhibit showcases the talents of internationally recognized multimedia artist Roberto Bocci. The Johnson Center Gallery features large-scale photographs, while the Fine Arts Gallery is the setting for Bocci’s multimedia installations. The artist describes […]

Professor David Stevenson Dies

Posted: August 26, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

David Stevenson, an associate professor in New Century College, died July 25 due to complications resulting from two strokes. He was 51. Stevenson was also the director of Nonprofit Management Studies and an affiliate member of the Department of Public and International Affairs (PIA). Stevenson graduated cum laude with a B.A. in sociology from Norfolk […]

Classes Begin Today with Record Incoming Class

Posted: August 26, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich More than 2,200 freshmen and 2,200 transfer students, a record high, begin classes today at George Mason. This year’s freshman class was selected from nearly 9,000 applicants, a 10 percent increase over last year’s record applicant pool. As George Mason’s reputation has spread, so has the quality of applications. The increase in […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: August 23, 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: Sunday, August 18, The Sunday Telegraph If life is just a game, who’s the programmer? “Others have mused on whether reality is actually virtual. Dr. Robin Hanson, from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in the Journal of Evolution and Technology, […]

Men’s Soccer Team Kicks Off Season with Scrimmage Today

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

The men’s soccer team opens its 2002 season with a scrimmage against perennial national power St. John’s today at 6 p.m. at George Mason Stadium. The contest against the Red Storm, a 2001 NCAA Tournament “Final Four” qualifier which finished 17-3-3, is free and open to the public. George Mason officially opens its 2002 season […]