Archive for August, 2002

Bonus Payments Outlined

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

All eligible George Mason employees will receive bonus payments before Sept. 16. All scenarios are described below. All 9- and 12-month faculty members, both instructional and research, will be paid a bonus on Sept. 16, the first pay date of the new academic year. The amount of the bonus will be determined by the dean […]

Dalakis to Try Out for Greek Olympic Team

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

Former George Mason softball player Christa Dalakis has been invited to participate in North American tryouts for the first-ever Greek Olympic softball team this week in Plant City, Fla. Dalakis, 26, is one of 33 North American invitees to the three-day camp, which begins today at the world headquarters complex of the International Softball Federation […]

Freshmen Move in to Presidents Park Today

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

Presidents Park comes alive today and tomorrow with excited students and anxious parents sharing the first-time ritual of moving the family freshman to campus. The days are filled with check-ins for university services, orientations for international students, and meetings for resident and commuter students. After taking care of business, students can relax and enjoy dinner […]

Bookstore Receives Prestigious Awards

Posted: August 21, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Moscato The George Mason Bookstore recently received two awards at the annual Barnes and Noble trade show. The bookstore competed with more than 450 branches nationwide for the Outstanding Sales Achievement award and the Buyback Increase award. Jack Smith, general manager of the bookstore, says receiving the Outstanding Sales Achievement award was a […]

Competition Pool Named for Jim McKay

Posted: August 21, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Denise St. Ours The swimming and diving competition pool at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, located on the Fairfax Campus, has been named for the late James R. “Smilin Jim” McKay, founding owner of Jim McKay Chevrolet Inc. The Jim McKay Natatorium was officially dedicated during a ceremony held this week at the campus. […]

Governor Calls for Additional Budget Cuts

Posted: August 20, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch In an address yesterday before the House Appropriations, House Finance, and Senate Finance committees, Gov. Mark Warner announced that the state faces a $1.5 billion budget shortfall for the biennium and, as a result, will be looking to make significant budget cuts from each state agency. Warner is asking each agency to […]

Police Department Hosts RAD Class This Weekend

Posted: August 20, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Could you effectively defend yourself if attacked? The George Mason Police Department is offering Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems training at no cost to university-affiliated women Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. in the Aquatic and Fitness Center. The course is taught by George Mason police officers who have completed a 30-hour instructor […]

Basketball Team Picked to Finish Second, Young Voted All-CAA

Posted: August 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The men’s basketball team has been selected to finish second in the upcoming 2002-03 season, and senior forward Jesse Young has been named to the all-conference first team in a preseason poll of the Colonial Athletic Association’s (CAA) 10 head coaches. Young was the only Patriot player named to the first or second teams. Senior […]

University Strengthens Laboratory Safety

Posted: August 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger Last week, Lisa Curry took responsibility for environmental, health, and safety matters in all research and instructional laboratories of George Mason in her position as the director of laboratory safety. The newly created position, which reports to the vice provost for research and was created to improve lab safety across all three […]

This Week in the News…

Posted: August 16, 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: Monday, August 12, Houston Chronicle Push for Slavery Compensation Enters Houston’s Political Mainstream “Walter Williams, an economics professor at George Mason University and nationally syndicated columnist, disagrees. ‘No president or Congress is going to agree on paying reparations to blacks,’ Williams […]