Archive for November, 2003

This Month in the Community…

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

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in November as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call (703) 993-8693.

George Mason’s Live Game Audio Switches to a Subscription Service

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

As part of the university’s ongoing efforts to bring the best entertainment available to fans of George Mason athletics, the Intercollegiate Athletics Department, in partnership with the Official College Sports Network (OCSN), has joined RealNetworks’ College Sports Pass, giving fans the ultimate in Internet programming.

Bookstore Holds Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days Dec. 2-3

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

The Bookstore invites the university community to take advantage of its annual faculty/staff appreciation days, Dec. 2 and 3 on all three campuses. The staff discount of 10 percent will be increased to 20 percent for those two days (textbooks excluded). A valid George Mason ID must be presented.

Karen Rosenblum Stepping Down as University Life Vice President

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

By Jeremy Lasich
Karen Rosenblum, vice president for University Life, is stepping down in May after seven years on the job. She will return to her previous faculty position teaching in the Sociology Department. Information about a search for a new vice president will be forthcoming in a future Daily Gazette article.

Pereira Named CAA Player of the Year for Third Straight Season

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

George Mason senior outside hitter Aline Pereira has been named the women’s volleyball 2003 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s head coaches, marking the third consecutive year she has won the award.

Police Arrest Suspect in Abduction Case

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

The George Mason Police Department has made an arrest in the case reported as an abduction in Lot B. The incident was said to have occurred on Oct. 16 and reported to the police on Oct. 21. Following a sustained investigation, police were able to positively identify the person who encountered the victim on Oct. 16.

International Biodefense Conference Gets Under Way

Posted: November 24, 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) opens its first international biodefense conference today at the Hilton Arlington & Towers. The two-day program, cosponsored by Georgetown University, has attracted participants from the United States, Canada, Sweden, Russia, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Cheap Seats Available for Faculty and Staff

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

By Tara Laskowski
Faculty and staff at George Mason can now take advantage of reduced price tickets for certain performances at the Center for the Arts. Several days before a performance, a selection of “rush” tickets may be available at half the price of the original ticket.

This Week in the News…

Posted: November 21, 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:

Virginia Opera Performs The Magic Flute This Weekend

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

Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte at the age of 35, shortly before his death, and it was first performed in Vienna in 1791. This classical piece, enhanced with traditional folk tune motifs, is filled with symbolism, political satire, and humor. Now, Virginia Opera brings Mozart’s Magic Flute, an opera in two acts, with libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, to the Center for the Arts Concert Hall tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.