Archive for January, 2003

BOV Approves Teaching Excellence Resolution

Posted: January 31, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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…

Posted: January 31, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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…

Posted: January 31, 2003 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:

University Mall Collector’s Glass, Elvis Highlight Alumni Night

Posted: January 31, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Posted: January 30, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Posted: January 30, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Posted: January 30, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Posted: January 30, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Posted: January 29, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Posted: January 29, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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.