Archive for January, 2004

Jazz Concert and Umoja Reception Kicks off Black History Month

Posted: January 30, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ryan Effgen

Black History Month’s kick-off weekend begins tomorrow with “Freedom’s Song: the Quest for Education, Justice, and Equality,” an evening of musical performances by the George Mason University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Duke Ellington School for the Arts Show Choir and Jazz Trio.

Picture This…

Posted: January 30, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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This Week in the News…

Posted: January 30, 2004 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:

This Month in the Community…

Posted: January 30, 2004 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 January as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call 703-993-8846.

Adrian Austin Earns CAA Honor

Posted: January 30, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason senior Adrian Austin has been named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Wrestler of the Week. Austin won all five of his bouts at the CAA Duals last week, including four wins against wrestlers who are ranked in the CAA.

Dining Services Survey Features $250 Gift Certificate Grand Prize

Posted: January 30, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason Dining Services, in conjunction with Porter Consulting Worldwide Inc., has developed a new survey to solicit feedback from the university community on ways it can improve the food services offered at Mason.

Patriots Head Women’s Soccer Coach Jac Cicala Resigns

Posted: January 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jac Cicala, head women’s soccer coach for the past 12 years, resigned and has accepted a position at Centreville High School, where he will teach U.S. government and coach boy’s varsity soccer.

Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations Due

Posted: January 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nominations for the Outstanding Achievement Award are due in Human Resources by Friday, Feb. 6. This award is presented for a sustained, long-term accomplishment over a period of at least one year that results in significant benefit to the department and to the university. This accomplishment is within the realm of the employee’s job.

Provost to Discuss Promotion and Tenure

Posted: January 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Provost Peter Stearns hosts a faculty forum on Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D3. Stearns will lead a discussion for all full-time faculty members regarding the criteria for promotion and tenure at George Mason. Questions, which will be answered after the discussion, may be submitted in advance to […]

This Week in Richmond

Posted: January 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This weekly column, written by Thomas Hennessey, chief of staff to President Alan Merten, is published to keep the university community informed on the legislative situation in Richmond and how those developments directly affect George Mason.

Legislative work in the General Assembly is rapidly approaching its peak activity as committees and subcommittees consider introduced legislation.