Archive for October, 2002

Keyboard Conversations Continues Sunday in Concert Hall

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

Jeffrey Siegel begins his Oct. 27 program, Passion, Poetry, and Popularity, at the Concert Hall with Weber’s ever-popular Invitation to the Dance. This charming piece paints the musical picture of a young man escorting his partner to the dance-floor. From there, Siegel moves on to Franz Schubert, who embraced the phenomenon of an educated, musically […]

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Performs Sunday in Theaterspace

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

The Soundcheque Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs Sunday at 7 p.m. in Theaterspace on the first floor of the Performing Arts Building. The group will perform an evening of jazz standards and contemporary works arranged for the A cappella vocal jazz ensemble. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Fifty free tickets are […]

Faculty Director Retreat before Leading Students Abroad

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

By Fran Rensbarger The Center for Global Education (CGE) holds its annual Fall Faculty Director’s Retreat on Saturday. The daylong event brings together approximately 60 faculty members from various departments who plan to lead groups of students on overseas study tours within the next year. University experts, including those from Legal Affairs, Student Health Services, […]

Mason Alumni Are Trading Spaces

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

George Mason alumni will appear on two upcoming episodes of Trading Spaces, the Learning Channel’s hit television show featuring neighbors who swap houses for a brief period and redesign a room within the other’s home. An episode featuring Rachel Johnson (’93 and ’99) is scheduled to air Oct. 26, 27, and 30, while Torrey (’92) […]

BOV Approves $192 Tuition Surcharge for Spring 2003

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

By Daniel Walsch At its first formal gathering since Gov. Mark Warner’s decision to reduce George Mason’s budget by 10.1 percent ($9.5 million), the Board of Visitors (BOV) met yesterday to decide how best to deal with these cuts. As a result, a $192 per full-time student tuition surcharge that will generate $3.3 million in […]

The Velveteen Rabbit Featured at Concert Hall Tomorrow

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

ODC/San Francisco’s The Velveteen Rabbit, a charming rendition of the memorable Margery Williams story, returns to the Center for the Arts tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early and participate in family activities prior to the curtain. Young audience members arriving at 7 p.m. tomorrow get […]

Picture This…

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

(Top) President Alan Merten poses with a George Mason family during the Orientation Office’s Second Annual Family Weekend, Oct. 18-20. (Bottom) Two participants battle it out in the Cardboard Boat Race. More than 700 family members traveled to George Mason to learn more about the university and how to become active in the community.

Faculty, Staff Eat for Reduced Price at Ciao Hall Today

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

Faculty and staff members eat for $3 today at Ciao Hall, located in SUB II. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Remember to bring your university ID. The menu is online at the Dining Services web site. For more information, call Jeff Curran at (703) 993-3407.

Free Wizards, Capitals Tickets Available

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

The Office of Events Management has complimentary tickets available for George Mason staff and faculty members. A group lottery will be held to distribute tickets to one office or department picked at random. All tickets remaining will be given away through an individual lottery. For more information, and to obtain lottery request forms, click here.

NVTC Foundation Awards Four Scholarships to IT&E Students

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

By Robin Herron The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Foundation has awarded the largest number of scholarships in one year to four School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) students. The scholarships, covering tuition in full, went to two seniors and two juniors, three of them women. The NVTC Foundation-Daniel R. Bannister Scholarship Endowment was […]