Archive for January, 2003

BOV Approves Teaching Excellence Resolution

January 31, 2003

By Daniel Walsch
A resolution encouraging promotion possibilities for tenure track faculty on the grounds of teaching excellence was unanimously adopted by the Board of Visitors at its Jan. 30 meeting.

This Month in the Community…

January 31, 2003

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in January as part of the University Speakers Bureau.

This Week in the News…

January 31, 2003

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

University Mall Collector’s Glass, Elvis Highlight Alumni Night

January 31, 2003

The second of three University Mall collector’s glasses will be given away and Elvis will be in the building as the George Mason men’s basketball team entertains Towson on Alumni Night tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center.

Center for the Arts Presents Opus Cactus

January 30, 2003

The “Great Performances at Mason” Dynamic Dance series launches its spring events as one of the most inventive dance troupes performing today returns to the Center for the Arts stage. In Opus Cactus, Momix pays homage to the desert landscape and its denizens using 19 vignettes, an eclectic score, and their requisite stock of amazing structural props.

Staff Senate Seeking New Senators

January 30, 2003

The Staff Senate is seeking nominations for prospective senators. Senators, who must be either classified staff members or nonstudent wage employees, will serve a two-year term and be required to attend the regularly scheduled general Staff Senate meetings.

Panel Presents Varied Views on War with Iraq

January 30, 2003

By Fran Rensbarger
“Wrestling with War and Peace: The Question of Iraq” is a challenging interfaith forum and panel discussion being presented on Sunday, Feb. 2. The panel, led by Sara Cobb, director of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), will focus on the moral and ethical implications of the Iraq crisis.

Spiritual Leader Speaks at Annual King Celebration

January 30, 2003

By Colleen Kearney Rich
Rev. Michael Beckwith, founder and director of Agape International, is the featured guest at this year’s Martin Luther King Celebration today at 1:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall.

Becker Named Co-CAA Wrestler of the Week

January 29, 2003

George Mason junior Rob Becker has been selected as the co-Wrestler of the Week by the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The award, which Becker shares with Drexel University’s Chris Jones, is for competition from Jan. 14-20.

Andrew Finn Presents First Faculty Showcase on Friday

January 29, 2003

Andrew Finn, professor in the Communication Department, will present “Using Learning Teams to Engage Students with Course Content–and Each Other” on Friday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room A.