Archive for June, 2004

Looze, Gant Named All-American in Baseball

June 30, 2004

The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) named junior first baseman Chris Looze second-team All-America, the highest honor received by a player in the history of George Mason baseball.

Need a Photo? Check Viewfinder First

June 30, 2004

By Fran Rensbarger

Calling up photographic images of a campus personality or event takes only a couple of clicks thanks to Viewfinder, an interactive database of George Mason University pictures. Recently updated, the web site provides convenient access to more than 1,200 images shot by the Photography Services in the Creative Services department of University Relations.

Off the Clock: Scuba Hobby Creates a Poseidon Adventure

June 30, 2004

By Tara Laskowski

It doesn’t matter how large the body of water is. Whether it’s the Atlantic Ocean, a marine park, or the pool at the Fitness and Aquatic Center, scuba diving is a passion Tom Wood, assistant professor in New Century College (NCC), submerges himself in completely.

Spotlight on Benefits: Cash Match Program

June 29, 2004

By Robin Herron

Cash Match is an optional benefit program for university employees through which the Commonwealth of Virginia matches 50 percent, up to $20 per pay period, of employee contributions to a supplemental retirement plan through a tax sheltered annuity (TSA) program or Virginia’s Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP).

Troy Wilhelm Dies in Motorcycle Accident

June 29, 2004

Physical Plant employee Troy C. Wilhelm died Saturday, June 26, as the result of a motorcycle accident in North Carolina. He was 37.

SCS Student Has Asteroid Named for Him

June 29, 2004

By Robin Herron

Page asteroid

It pays to know the right people, School of Computational Sciences (SCS) PhD student Gary Page discovered firsthand. Page’s friend, D. S. Dixon, is an amateur astronomer who discovered and documented a three-mile-wide asteroid, known in space parlance as a “minor planet.” As a token of their friendship, Dixon named the asteroid after his friend. Formerly labeled “(71556),” the chunk of space matter is now officially known as “Page.”

Summer Youth Camps Launch Today

June 28, 2004

Beginning today, George Mason moves into full summer mode as a wide variety of summer youth camps get under way. All three George Mason campuses will offer a variety of youth camps and programs this summer, including academic assistance programs, enrichment programs, recreational camps, and sports camps.

Law School Holds “Critical Conversation” on Port Security

June 28, 2004

The Critical Infrastructure Protection Program (CIP), part of George Mason’s School of Law, will hold a luncheon and discussion of port security tomorrow from noon to 2 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Operation Homecoming Encourages Soldiers to Reflect and Write

June 28, 2004

By Colleen Kearney Rich

Earlier this month, author Richard Bausch, professor of English, gave one of the first writing workshops of Operation Homecoming at Fort Drum in New York. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Operation Homecoming is a series of writing workshops offered at 20 military installations throughout the country. Participating writers include Tom Clancy, Tobias Wolff, and Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down.

Picture This…

June 25, 2004