Archive for May, 2004

Theater of the First Amendment Presents The Odyssey of Telémaca

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

Referring to “deepening relationships” between the company and the team of Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox, Rick Davis, artistic director, Theater of the First Amendment (TFA), calls The Odyssey of Telémaca “the largest, most ambitious production TFA has undertaken.” The world premiere, from the creators of Sing Down the Moon, Perseus Bayou, and Mississippi Pinocchio, opens on Friday, June 4, and runs through Sunday, June 6, at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

New Mason Debates Course to Analyze Presidential Candidates

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

By Lynn Burke

Using this year’s presidential election, David Kuebrich, associate professor of English, will present a new course, UNIV 342 George Mason Debates in Current Affairs, this fall to teach students news media literacy and research skills they can use to study current issues.

Baseball Hopes for Top Seed in CAA Tournament; Palumbo Breaks Mason Records

Posted: May 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Just one George Mason win or one University of North Carolina-Wilmington loss over the next few days will give the Patriots baseball team the top seed in next week’s Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament.

Summer Socials Return with Live Music

Posted: May 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Summer socials, a summer tradition at George Mason, return on Wednesday, June 2. This year’s socials feature live music. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to mix and mingle and enjoy summertime at Mason every Wednesday in June and July. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the Johnson Center South Plaza (rain site: Bistro), there […]

Q&A with Barry Geisler, General Manager, Patriot Center

Posted: May 20, 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 Megan McDonnell

Barry Geisler

What are the responsibilities of your office?
The primary responsibilities are overall management of the Patriot Center, specifically to generate a number of events for the building and to have those events be a diverse schedule of programming. Our mission is to provide a place for entertainment and gathering for the university community, the local community, and the Washington, D.C., area community and to ensure that the events that take place here do not intrude upon university operations.

IT&E Honors Faculty at Spring Awards Ceremony

Posted: May 19, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Five faculty members in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) were honored this spring, along with outstanding students, at the school’s annual awards banquet. The awards were sponsored by area companies and foundations.

New Publication Highlights Student Achievement, Notable Events

Posted: May 19, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Secondo Lake

Creative Services, a division of University Relations, has produced a new publication that describes highlights from the 2003-04 academic year.

Graduate School of Education Gets New Name

Posted: May 19, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

The Graduate School of Education has a new name: the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). George Mason’s Board of Visitors approved the change, effective immediately, at its May 5 meeting.

Picture This…

Posted: May 19, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jeannette Halbrooks

Teresa Scott

Writing Project Holds Student Summer Program

Posted: May 18, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Megan McDonnell

The Northern Virginia Writing Project (NVWP) will hold its 2004 Summer Institute for middle and high school students from July 12 to 23 at George Mason. The institute is for students who want to improve their writing skills, develop their own style, and explore a variety of writing experiences with a wide range of strategies.