Archive for May, 2004

Graduate Students Report High Satisfaction with George Mason Experience

Posted: May 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

More than 91 percent of exiting George Mason graduate and law students said they would recommend the academic programs to which they belonged to others, according to the annual Graduate Student Exit Survey (GES) Report for the 2002-03 academic year. This is the highest percentage in four years.

Athletic Department Unveils New Logo

Posted: May 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

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Now that the university has a new logo, the George Mason Athletic Department has followed suit, planning for a launch of its new logo at the start of the fall 2004 semester. The design is the culmination of a process that began last June, when Assistant Vice President and Athletic Director Tom O’Connor initiated a plan to revamp university athletics.

Bistro Open during the Summer

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

Although the Bistro in the Johnson Center was originally scheduled to be closed until the fall semester, Dining Services has decided to keep it open over the summer. The Bistro is now open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Longtime Mason Employee Morris R. Jones to Retire

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

By David Lee

Morris R. Jones will retire next month after 20 years of service to George Mason, all of it as a part-time wages employee. For the last 6 years, Jones has worked as an assistant locksmith in the Key Control Office. Previous jobs at George Mason include stints as the surplus property manager and property control manager in the Fixed Assets Office. A retirement reception for Jones, open to the university community, will be held on June 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Key Control Shop in Pohick Module, Room 19.

George Mason Alumna Plays in the WNBA

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

Former George Mason University guard Jen Derevjanik, who graduated this spring with a BA in psychology, made the final cut and is playing with the Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Connecticut Sun. Derevjanik becomes just the second player in Mason’s history to play in the WNBA. Keri Chaconas played for the Washington Mystics during the 1998 season under former Mason head coach Jim Lewis.

Staff Senate Hosts Staff Appreciation Day on June 2

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

Free food from restaurants such as Olive Garden, a chance to win a parking pass for an entire semester, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with coworkers are just a few reasons to stop by the Staff Senate’s Staff Appreciation Day on Wednesday, June 2, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center Bistro.

Health Policy Institute Set for June 7-11

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

By Amy Biderman

The power to have an impact on the U.S. health care system is the theme of the 12th Washington Health Policy Institute, June 7-11, at the Arlington Campus’ Mercatus Center. “The Nation’s Health: Action through Public Policy,” sponsored by the Center for Health Policy, Research, and Ethics (CHPRE) in the College of Nursing and Health Science, will provide an opportunity for professionals interested in health policy to interact with high-level players in the health policy making process. The conference will offer a state-of-the-art overview of the health policy process, the players, and current and emerging health policy issues.

What George Mason Experts Are Saying about…the Prisoner Abuse in Iraq

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

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of occasional articles on what George Mason experts have to say about a current topic. These are personal opinions and do not reflect an endorsement by George Mason University.

Dennis J.D. Sandole, Fulbright visiting professor of international studies in the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and professor of conflict resolution and international relations in George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), believes the events at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere in Iraq are a disgrace and a moral and public relations disaster.

Picture This…

Posted: May 21, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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This Week in the News…

Posted: May 21, 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: