Archive for July, 2003

SCHEV Upgrades Enrollment Projections for Colleges

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

By Daniel Walsch
The number of high school graduates expected to be knocking on the doors of Virginia’s colleges and universities between now and 2010 will exceed 60,000, according to a new report released last week by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

This Week in the News…

Posted: July 18, 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:

Picture This…

Posted: July 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

New Staff Senators
Newly elected staff senators Ann Ludwick, Public and International Affairs, and Brian Bannon, Police Department, were welcomed yesterday at the monthly Staff Senate meeting.

Asian Pacific Film Screening Held This Weekend

Posted: July 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Office of Diversity Programs and Services, in conjunction with Asian Pacific American (APA) Film, is sponsoring the film screening and discussion, “One Country, Two Worlds: Asian American Families Today,” tomorrow from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema.

Prospective Students Come to Campus for Summer Fridays

Posted: July 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Colleen Kearney Rich
The Office of Admissions is trying something new this summer in its quest to acquaint prospective students and their families with the university. The annual Summer Saturday, usually held the first weekend in August, is being replaced with two Summer Fridays today and Aug. 1, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Fairfax Campus.

Staff Senate Meeting Held Today

Posted: July 17, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Staff Senate will hold their monthly meeting today from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room D. The annual Hail and Farewell ceremony will be held as outgoing senators will be recognized for their service and new senators will be welcomed. All meetings are open to the general public.

Q & A with Andrew Flagel, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Development

Posted: July 17, 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 second article in the series.

By Colleen Kearney Rich
What would you say were the high points of the 2002-03 academic year for the Office of Admissions?
There was a tremendous surge of interest in Mason from across the country this past year.

National Center for Biodefense Offers Expertise to NATO

Posted: July 16, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings
George Mason’s National Center for Biodefense (NCBD) hosts a delegation from the Czech Republic this morning at the Prince William Campus to discuss plans for biodefense training programs for NATO troops. Ken Alibek, the center’s executive director for education, was instrumental in arranging the meeting at the request of Pentagon officials.

Summer Socials Continue Today

Posted: July 16, 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.

Staff Senate Sponsors CPR/First Aid Training

Posted: July 16, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Occupational Health Manager Claudia Young, RN, B.S.N., will be conducting CPR and first aid training for classified, wage, and administration faculty and staff today from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Robinson Hall B, room 204.