Archive for December, 2003

E-mail Caught in Overstuffed System

Posted: December 8, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: Due to the inclement weather on Friday, this story is being rerun today.
By Fran Rensbarger
At 10 a.m. yesterday morning, there was a backlog of 60,000 e-mail messages waiting to be routed. Exactly what caused the delay is not clear, says Walt Sevon, executive director of Technology Systems Division.

President Merten Outlines Universities’ Legislative Priorities

Posted: December 8, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: Due to the inclement weather on Friday, this story is being rerun today.
By Robin Herron
Public universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia are supporting five major priorities for consideration by legislators in the 2004 General Assembly that convenes Jan. 14, President Alan Merten told the Faculty Senate this week.

This Week in the News…

Posted: December 5, 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:

Käthe Kollwitz Works on Display in Johnson Center Gallery

Posted: December 5, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Etchings by a German expressionist record the tragic struggle of Germany from the beginning of the social revolution in the 19th century, through two world wars and a depression. “The Weavers” features 27 prints by Prussian artist Käthe Kollwitz in the Johnson Center Gallery.

E-mail Caught in Overstuffed System

Posted: December 5, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger
At 10 a.m. yesterday morning, there was a backlog of 60,000 e-mail messages waiting to be routed. Exactly what caused the delay is not clear, says Walt Sevon, executive director of Technology Systems Division.

President Merten Outlines Universities’ Legislative Priorities

Posted: December 5, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron
Public universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia are supporting five major priorities for consideration by legislators in the 2004 General Assembly that convenes Jan. 14, President Alan Merten told the Faculty Senate this week.

Women’s Volleyball Team to Face Colorado State in NCAA Tournament

Posted: December 4, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s men’s volleyball team (16-14) will face No. 14 seeded Colorado State University (28-4) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament tomorrow in College Park, Md., at 5:30 p.m. American University and the University of Maryland are also competing at the site.

DoIT Dialogue Explores Videoconferencing Capabilities

Posted: December 4, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Videoconferencing is an interactive connection between two or more sites that transmit video, audio, and graphics. Joy Hughes, vice president for information technology, will be conducting a live demonstration of George Mason’s videoconferencing capabilities at all three campuses on Dec. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Celebrate the Holidays–George Mason Style

Posted: December 4, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

If George Mason were still alive, he would turn 278 on Thursday, Dec. 11. So it is only fitting that his home, Gunston Hall, in nearby Mason Neck, Va., be decorated to celebrate the holidays–and his birthday–in a festive colonial fashion.

Q & A with Tom O’Connor, Director of Athletics

Posted: December 4, 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.

Can you give me a brief overview of the Intercollegiate Athletics Department and everything you oversee?
My responsibilities include oversight of the entire Athletic Department, including the academics, marketing, promotions, fund-raising, life skills, community service, and obviously the intercollegiate teams.