Archive for August, 2003

Bobbie Fuller Wins Outstanding Supervisor Award

Posted: August 26, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski
“An extraordinary university citizen and supervisor” according to staff, Bobbie Fuller, Information Services director, has been named Outstanding Supervisor in an award given by the Staff Senate. She will be honored today during the Employee Recognition Awards ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall.

Awards Ceremony Today Honors Faculty, Staff

Posted: August 26, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Twenty-three university employees will be honored today with Outstanding Achievement Awards from Human Resources. The award is granted for achievement or specific accomplishments that improve processes, save time or money, or improve customer service, and result in significant benefit to the university, school, institute, or department.

Dining Services Offers Back-to-School Specials

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

Faculty and staff are invited to avoid the Johnson Center back-to-school rush and take advantage of a number of events starting today and ending Sept. 12.

School of Management Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings

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

By Amanda Adolph
The School of Management (SOM) has moved up to 83rd in the latest U.S. News and World Report: 2004 America’s Best Colleges rankings of undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Last year, SOM ranked 97th.

Classes Begin Today with Record Incoming Class

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

More than 2,250 freshmen and 2,200 transfer students, a record high, have declared their intentions to enroll as new students at George Mason when classes begin today. This year’s freshman class was selected from nearly 10,000 applicants, a 10 percent increase over last year’s record applicant pool. Forty percent of all applications came from outside Virginia.

Talks Describe Current Conditions in Iraq

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

By Fran Rensbarger
The university community is invited to a brown bag lunch today where Julie Ryan-Silva and Amr Abdalla share their first-hand experiences in Iraq this summer. The brown bag begins at noon in the Johnson Center, Room 239A.

This Week in the News…

Posted: August 22, 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:

George Mason, CUNY to Donate Sept. 11 Digital Archive to Library of Congress

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

The Library of Congress will mark its first major digital acquisition of Sept. 11, 2001, materials with the addition of the Sept. 11 Digital Archives, a collaboration between George Mason’s Center for History and New Media and the City University of New York Graduate Center’s American Social History Project.

Joy Hughes Addresses New Virus Affecting George Mason Computers

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

Editor’s note: A virus known as “sobig.f” has infected many computers at George Mason. Joy Hughes, vice president for information technology, answers some of the most popular questions about the virus.

What does this virus do?
It spreads itself by looking for a Microsoft Outlook email address book.

Mason Fifth in CAA Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll

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

The George Mason women’s soccer team has been selected to finish fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) for the upcoming 2003 season. A preseason poll was conducted through voting by the CAA’s 10 head coaches, who were not allowed to rank their own teams.