Archive for June, 2004

AVT Professor to Create 9/11 Memorial in Maryland

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

By Tara Laskowski

Tom Ashcraft, associate professor of art and visual technology and coordinator of the sculpture program, has been commissioned to create a public outdoor sculpture in memory of five people from University Park, Md., who died during the attacks on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Survey Results Show Overall Job Satisfaction High at George Mason

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

By Tara Laskowski

More than two-thirds of employees at George Mason express “satisfaction” or “extreme satisfaction” with their jobs, according to the results of the 2003 Quality of Work Life (QWL) survey.

Gazette Compiles Summer Reading List

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

The Daily Gazette staff surveyed people across the university and beyond to develop this list of recommendations for summer reading.

E-Work at Mason Saves Time and Paper in Hiring Process

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

By Fran Rensbarger

The hiring process at George Mason will be going paperless. Called e-Work at Mason, the new system will do more than cut out paper. In response to faculty and staff input, the system will also streamline the hiring process, making it smoother, faster, and more efficient.

Mason Art

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

George Mason statue

This Week In the News…

Posted: June 18, 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:

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Appears at Center for the Arts; Participates in Jazz Workshop

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

For the last several seasons, George Mason’s Center for the Arts has nurtured an interest in jazz and a blossoming resurgence in the great jazz masters of the past with its highly anticipated performances by the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. The orchestra is featured in a special summer performance on Sunday, June 20, at 7 p.m. The performance inaugurates the start of the George Mason Department of Music’s Summer Jazz Workshop.

University Foundation Board Elects Officers, Trustees

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

Paul E. Kyle, president, King Wholesale Inc., was reelected chairman of the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees at the board’s recent annual meeting. The Board of Trustees generates, manages, invests, and administers private support on behalf of George Mason University.

Everyday Hero: Janet Holmes

Posted: June 17, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Colleen Kearney Rich

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

Janet Holmes

Name: Janet Holmes
Years at Mason: 15
First Job at Mason: During her 15-year career at Mason, she has worked in three academic units, beginning at the Center for Artificial Intelligence in the School of Information Technology and Engineering, then moving to the School of Management, and finally landing in the dean’s office of the Graduate School of Education (GSE) (now the College of Education and Human Development). In 1999, she moved into her present position.

Korean Students Host Multimedia Exhibition

Posted: June 17, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

The Department of Art and Visual Technology (AVT) hosted 17 students this past semester in a joint program with Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea. Beginning today through July 14, the 12 undergraduates and 5 graduate students will display their work in the Fine Arts Gallery as part of a joint exhibit with the Korean-American Artists Association.