Archive for March, 2004

Pride Week Begins Today

March 31, 2004

By Ryan Effgen

Pride Week 2004 gets under way today with “Southern Girls Convention!” at 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 239A. This presentation explores the diversity, strength, and complexity of the women of the South, whose unique history of racial, gender, and class oppression has taken on a unique face: the southern girl.

Picture This…

March 31, 2004

Murphy Pool Tournament

This Month in the Community…

March 31, 2004

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in March as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call 703-993-8846.

School of Management Offers Personal Financial Management Course

March 31, 2004

With April 15 looming, perhaps you’re thinking it’s time to take a closer look at how you manage your personal finances. The School of Management is offering a course during the Summer Term designed to help you do just that–Personal Financial Management (FNAN 300).

Staff Senate Election Results Announced

March 31, 2004

The winners of this year’s Staff Senate election were recently announced. Thirteen newly elected and re-elected senators will begin their terms July 1 and serve through June 30, 2006, except Fairfax 2 senators, who will serve a three-year term ending June 30, 2007.

The English Patient Author Ondaatje Visits Mason for Text and Community Project

March 31, 2004

Collecting an unlikely group of characters in a bombed-out villa in Italy at the close of World War II, the best-selling novel and winner of the 1992 Booker Prize, The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje, has been chosen for this year’s Text and Community project. Ondaatje, who will visit George Mason on April 12, has been recognized with many of the literary world’s highest honors, including the Governor-General’s Award and the Prix Medicis.

Circus Comes to George Mason This Week

March 30, 2004

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings its 133rd edition of The Greatest Show on Earth to George Mason’s Patriot Center beginning tomorrow and running through April 4. During the circus run, part of Parking Lots A and K will house the tents, performers, and animals.

Faculty Showcase Presents Blogging Basics

March 30, 2004

By Fran Rensbarger

The next Faculty Showcase will focus on how weblogs can aid in the classroom. Nada Dabbagh, Graduate School of Education, and Virginia Montecino and Lesley Smith, New Century College, will present “Using Blogging as a Teaching and Learning Tool” on Friday, April 2, noon to 1:30 p.m., in Innovation Hall, Room 334. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Wednesday, March 31.

Pepperberg Visits Fairfax Campus to Discuss Abilities of Grey Parrots

March 30, 2004

Irene Pepperberg, a professor at Brandeis University and the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, presents “In Search of King Solomon’s Ring: Studies on the Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots,” on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3.

Potomac Heights, Sandy Creek Parking Deck under Construction This Summer

March 30, 2004

By Jeremy Lasich

While it’s common for campus activity to slow down over the summer, that won’t be the case this year in terms of construction activity. A couple of projects already under way will kick into high gear, and others will just be breaking ground, according to Benn Crandall, senior facilities project officer.