Archive for March, 2003

Spring General Faculty Meeting Held Wednesday

Posted: March 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The spring meeting of the general faculty is held today at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall. President Alan Merten and Provost Peter Stearns will jointly discuss several topics, including the status of the budget and coping with constrained resources. They will also highlight faculty achievements. All faculty and staff members are invited […]

Track and Field Teams Successful in Arizona Opener

Posted: March 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The men’s and women’s track and field teams successfully opened their outdoor track and field season at Arizona State’s Baldy Castillo Invitational at Sun Angel Stadium in Tempe over the weekend.

Greatest Show on Earth Comes to the Patriot Center

Posted: March 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus makes its third appearance at the Patriot Center this week. Fifteen performances will be held through April 6, beginning Thursday at 8 p.m.

Off the Clock: Mason Staff Member Volunteers to Feed the Homeless

Posted: March 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski
Judy Kratzer, Telecom billing administrator at George Mason, is an example of how one person can make a difference on a large scale. As a volunteer for Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transitional Services Inc. (FACETS), Kratzer has a small but integral role in feeding poor and homeless families in Fairfax.

Search Begins for New Fenwick Fellows

Posted: March 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger
George Mason faculty members are invited to apply for the 2003-04 Fenwick Fellow program, which normally makes two fellowship awards each academic year. The competition is now open to all faculty at the university, including restricted and adjunct professors.

Award Winning Japanese Playwright on Fairfax Campus Today

Posted: March 24, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason community is invited to attend a lecture-demonstration sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Embassy of Japan as part of the 2003 Cherry Blossom Festival. Mannojo Nomura, an award winning Japanese playwright, director, and producer, will talk about Japanese dance style of Dai-dengaku today from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Harris Theatre.

Mason Graduate Selected to Join the Mark Morris Dance Group

Posted: March 24, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rita Donahue, a 2002 graduate of George Mason with a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.A. in English, has joined the Mark Morris Dance Group. Donahue, whose family lives in Vienna, is also a graduate of Paul VI Catholic High School.

New Century College Chosen for National Boyer Center Project

Posted: March 24, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski
How do the Living and Learning Communities at George Mason contribute to the academic excellence of the students? How does the university incorporate student life into classroom learning, and how do student activities promote learning and study?

Town Meetings to Be Held on Emergency Preparedness and Safety Issues

Posted: March 24, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason community is invited to attend a series of informational meetings to address emergency preparation and safety-related issues at George Mason. Speakers include Michael Lynch, police chief, and George Ginovsky, assistant chief of police, as well as Keith Bushey, chief safety officer, and Jay Cullen, emergency plans officer.

CAS Unveils the Department of Molecular and Microbiology

Posted: March 21, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings
With the Board of Visitors’ approval yesterday, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) establishes a new Department of Molecular and Microbiology (MMB). The existing Department of Biology will close, and its faculty members will choose between joining the new department or moving to the Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP).