Archive for February, 2004

Q&A With Larry Czarda, Vice President, Prince William Campus

Posted: February 26, 2004 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.
By Patty Snellings

What characteristics are unique to the Prince William Campus in George Mason’s “distributed university” model?
We’re obviously the youngest campus, and we’re just emerging from whole cloth.

Sesno Reports: Target Washington Features Tom Ridge

Posted: February 25, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

The first show in a new public affairs series, Sesno Reports, debuted last night on WETA TV 26 with a discussion on terrorism featuring U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra to Appear at Center for the Arts

Posted: February 25, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, directed by George Mason’s own Jim Carroll, will perform at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m.

ICAR Board Member Discusses Inter-American Human Rights

Posted: February 25, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

David Padilla, a member of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) advisory board, will present ICAR’s brown bag lecture this week on “The Inter-American Human Rights System.” The lecture will begin at noon tomorrow.

Off the Clock: Scherrens Officiates College Football on Weekends

Posted: February 25, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

Senior Vice President Maurice Scherrens makes critical decisions at George Mason every day, but the calls he makes on the football field are the ones that can have a crowd of 80,000 people screaming in a heartbeat.

Mason Vocal Students Earn Top Scores at NATS Competition

Posted: February 25, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

George Mason voice students won first place or honors awards in categories from college freshmen to graduate level at the 2004 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) state vocal competition, held this past weekend at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

This Week in Richmond

Posted: February 25, 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.

The Sunday release of the House and Senate budgets illustrates the distance both houses must close before the end of the current session of the General Assembly.

Picture This…

Posted: February 24, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

block party

Center for the Arts Welcomes Ronald K. Brown/Evidence

Posted: February 24, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

One of today’s foremost choreographers, Ronald K. Brown has created a movement language all his own and uses it in narrative pieces to make striking cultural commentary. Brown’s dances explore aspirations and dreams both realized and deferred. His company, Evidence, makes its Center for the Arts debut on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m.

Award-Winning Screenwriters Share Their Expertise

Posted: February 24, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Colleen Kearney Rich

Screenwriters William Peter Blatty and Gregory Allen Howard are coming to campus this week and next to participate in question-and-answer sessions with George Mason’s screenwriting students. The university community is invited to attend.