Archive for December, 2003

ELI Sponsors Two ESL Classes Next Semester

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

The English Language Institute will offer two English as a Second Language classes next semester on the Arlington Campus. English for Academic and Professional Success, a 15-week course from Jan. 27 to May 6, will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:10 p.m. Advanced Writing for Professional Success, a 12-week course from Jan. 26 to April 14, will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:10 p.m.

Four Faculty Members Nominated for Prestigious State Awards

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

George Mason recently nominated three faculty members for the Outstanding Faculty Awards, the Commonwealth’s highest honor for teaching faculty at Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities. A fourth faculty member was the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Rising Star nominee.

Q & A with Helen Ackerman, Vice President for University Relations

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

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette. To view previous articles, visit the Q&A archive page.

Can you outline your major duties and responsibilities as vice president for University Relations?
The role of University Relations is to communicate a consistent and positive image of George Mason University to all its publics–internal and external–by promoting the achievements of the institution and its people.

Staff Senate Meeting Tomorrow

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

The Staff Senate will hold its monthly meeting tomorrow from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room G.

University Closes for Winter Holiday

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

George Mason University will be closed for the winter holiday from 11 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, until 6 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, the official holiday period as granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

LIFE Program Provides Postsecondary Education for Young Adults with Disabilities

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

Career Exploration and Independent Living may not seem like standard university classes, but an innovative program in the Graduate School of Education’s Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities blends functional instruction with academics to prepare young adults with significant disabilities for employment and independent living in their communities.

Mason’s Coughlin Selected to NSCAA All-Region Team

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

George Mason junior Sarah Coughlin has been selected to the 2003 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team.

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party to Be Held Today

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

The annual George Mason faculty and staff holiday party will be held today from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall. This party marks the seventh annual holiday event for Mason employees.

New Language Courses, Programs Bring Many Voices to George Mason

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

By Tara Laskowski
George Mason will say “shalom” to a new course this spring, welcoming an introductory course in biblical Hebrew to the Modern and Classical Languages Department. This course is one of many foreign language courses added in the past few years to enrich the department and bring new voices and cultures to campus.

Mason Open on Regular Schedule Dec. 15

Posted: December 15, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Monday, Dec. 15, all campuses of George Mason University are open and operating on a regular schedule.