Archive for July, 2003

This Week in the News…

Posted: July 25, 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:

Student Team Wins Robotics Competition

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

By Robin Herron
A team of George Mason students in the School of Information Technology and Engineering won first place in a robotics competition at the 2003 International Council on Systems Engineering Annual Symposium held in Arlington earlier this month.

Short-term Construction Plans Outlined at Capital Project Briefing

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

By Jeremy Lasich
Hard hats and dump trucks will be a common sight for the George Mason community over the next four years as the university kicks its construction plans into high gear. With several projects already under way, George Mason is in middle of adding several new academic, housing, and research buildings, according to Jim Miller, director of facilities planning, who spoke at yesterday’s quarterly capital project briefing.

Q & A with Janette Muir, Associate Dean for New Century College

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

Editor’s note: Over the summer, the Daily Gazette will publish interviews with 11 deans, 2 institute directors, and the vice president for University Life focusing on what was successful in their departments last year and what the George Mason community can expect this year. This is the fourth article in the series.

By Tara Laskowski
What were some of the highlights and successes in New Century College (NCC) this past year?
This past year, we have been busy developing the First Year Experience, an integrative program in which any George Mason student can spend their freshman year in a cohort setting.

Summer Socials Continue Today

Posted: July 23, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The seventh year of Summer Socials, hosted by University Life, continues today. George Mason faculty, staff, and students are invited to enjoy free food and good company every Wednesday in July at 4:30 p.m. on the Johnson Center South Plaza. Beverages will be available for purchase.

Outstanding Supervisor Award Nominations Due

Posted: July 23, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nominations for the Outstanding Supervisor Award are due in the Staff Senate’s office by Monday, July 28. The Outstanding Supervisor Award is given to supervisors of classified and nonstudent wage employees who most closely meet the criteria stated below.

Quarterly Capital Project Briefing Held Today

Posted: July 23, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Reid Herlihy, vice president of facilities, will update the George Mason community today on future construction at the university. He will review the Master Plan and detail the construction schedule for the next nine months. The quarterly capital project briefing begins at 1:30 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D3.

Tutoring Available for Nonnative English-Speaking Students

Posted: July 22, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nonnative English speaking students who are having academic difficulties because of language problems can get free tutoring through the English Language Institute’s Office of Support Services.

Q & A with James Olds, Director of the Krasnow Institute

Posted: July 22, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: Over the summer, the Daily Gazette will publish interviews with 11 deans, 2 institute directors, and the vice president for University Life focusing on what was successful in their departments last year and what the George Mason community can expect this year. This is the third article in the series.

By Robin Herron
Q. What are some of the institute’s successes and achievements of the past year?
A. The institute now represents, at least on the Fairfax Campus, a very significant component of George Mason University’s biomedical research portfolio.

Web Team Addresses UPIC Survey Results

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

By Jeremy Lasich
As a result of the University Process Improvement Council (UPIC) support services survey conducted last year, the development of departmental web sites was identified as an area that faculty and staff members would like to see improved.