Archive for October, 2003

New Web Page Provides Unit Profiles

Posted: October 27, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In an effort to provide greater transparency and accountability at all levels, President Alan Merten recently announced the university has launched a new web page on the Office of Institutional Research and Reporting (IRR) web site that lists critical statistics for each George Mason academic unit and the university as a whole, showing trends for the past four years.

This Week in the News…

Posted: October 24, 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:

Mason’s Pereira Ranked Third Nationally

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

Senior outside hitter Aline Pereira is currently third in the nation with 6.09 kills per game at the end of the Oct. 19 reporting week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) reported on Oct. 22.

Vocal Jazz Concert Held Tonight

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

The Department of Music hosts a free vocal jazz concert tonight at 8 p.m. in Theaterspace on the first floor of the Performing Arts Building. The event is directed by Stanley Engebreston and features student groups SurroundSound, Improv, the New Group, the Blue Note Group, and Soundcheque.

GMU Players Performing The Heiress through Nov. 2

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

At 22, Catherine Sloper is neither clever nor beautiful, but to her delight she finds herself courted by the handsome and charming Morris Townsend. Is it her good and gentle heart that he desires, or her inheritance? The Heiress, by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz, based on the Henry James novel Washington Square, is performed by the GMU Players now through Nov. 2.

Provost Reappointed through July 2009

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

Editor’s Note: The following is a message from President Alan Merten for the George Mason community regarding the reappointment of Provost Peter Stearns.

I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Peter Stearns for five additional years as provost of George Mason University. The reappointment will be effective July 1, 2004.

Cassar to Lecture at ICAR Brown Bag Series

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

By Erick Soricelli
The Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR)’s brown bag lecture series continues today from noon to 1:30 p.m. with Angela Cassar’s presentation, “Environmental Conflicts and Implications for Public Policy.” Cassar is a member of the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Law Institute (ELI).

Virginia Opera Performs Madame Butterfly this Weekend

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

The Virginia Opera returns to George Mason with its production of Puccini’s heartbreaking masterpiece, Madame Butterfly. Performances are tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The production features the Virginia Opera debuts of stage director James Marvel and soprano Guiping Deng as Butterfly.

Vote in the Staff Senate’s Special Election

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

By Tara Laskowski
Ballots for the Staff Senate special elections have been distributed to full-time classified, permanent part-time classified, and nonstudent wage employees. Vote for senators by placing a check mark next to your choice.

Performance Evaluation Ratings Changed to Five Levels

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

By Tara Laskowski
In response to feedback from employees, managers, and the Staff Senate, George Mason has revised its performance ratings to fully recognize varying levels of performance. The new levels are extraordinary achiever, high achiever, solid achiever, fair performer, and unsatisfactory performer.