Archive for June, 2004

This Week in the News…

Posted: June 25, 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:

SCHEV Names New Executive Director

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

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has announced that Daniel J. LaVista will be the agency’s new executive director, effective August 7. LaVista was previously the executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, where he assisted the board in developing policy to address affordability of postsecondary education, faculty diversity, and college and university productivity.

Palumbo Named CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year in Baseball

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

While at George Mason University, senior shortstop Jeff Palumbo dedicated himself to being the best both on the baseball field and in the classroom. On Monday, he was recognized for his dual excellence when he was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s (CAA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Baseball.

OCPE Wins Two Awards at National Conference

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

By Jeremy Lasich

The Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) received two awards at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Coordinator’s Conference this year. The two honors were for achieving a 100 percent pass rate on the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exam in December 2003 and achieving a 100 percent pass rate on the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) exam in May 2003. It is the third year in a row that George Mason has won an award at the conference.

Everyday Hero: Archie Nesbitt

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

By Robin Herron

Editor’s note: This Daily Gazette feature profiles key people at Mason who “make it happen.”

Archie Nesbitt

Name: Archie Nesbitt
Position at Mason: Grounds shop supervisor
How Long at Mason: 17 years
What He Does: Supervises the university’s grounds and landscaping, including university staff and contractors
A Typical Day: Starts at 6 a.m. with the early morning crew. He drives around the Fairfax Campus first thing to inspect the grounds.

George Mason Begins New Fiscal Year as Largest Institution in Commonwealth

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

By Daniel Walsch

For the second year in a row, George Mason University enters a new fiscal year, which begins July 1, with the largest student headcount of any four-year institution of higher learning in Virginia.

Violinist Joan Kwuon to Appear at Center for the Arts

Posted: June 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Violinist Joan Kwuon, a young, talented virtuoso who was hand-picked by André Previn to debut at Tanglewood in 1999, will appear at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Sunday, June 27, at 7 p.m.

Transitions

Posted: June 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This periodic Daily Gazette column highlights the comings and goings of George Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university. Send information to gazette@gmu.edu.

George Mason a Top Producer of Peace Corps Volunteers

Posted: June 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

In 2004, George Mason moved up three spots to no.12 on the Peace Corps’ mid-Atlantic region’s list of the top 20 volunteer-producing colleges and universities, and it is in the top 100 nationally. Currently, there are 25 George Mason alumni serving overseas, up 25 percent from 2003.

Spotlight on Benefits: Merchants Offer Savings for Mason Employees

Posted: June 22, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

Looking for a mortgage? Already settled into domestic bliss, but need to stock your refrigerator? Then pull out your George Mason ID. From home buying to groceries, a wide range of merchant discounts on products and services is available for Mason faculty and staff.