Archive for July, 2004

Former Mason Wrestler Wins in Reality Series

July 30, 2004

By Carlton White

It’s not a road often traveled, but apparently you can go from being a wrestler, to a boxer, into acting, and finally to being the “Next Action Star.” From there you get to star in your own made-for-TV movie.

This Week in the News…

July 30, 2004

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

This Month in the Community…

July 30, 2004

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in July as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call 703-993-8846.

Book Festival Brings Important Authors to Fairfax Campus

July 30, 2004

By Colleen Kearney Rich

Fall for Book logo

Festival planners are hoping that lightning or, more accurately, hurricanes don’t strike twice. Last year’s Fall for the Book was off to a rousing start before Hurricane Isabel swept her way across Northern Virginia, leading to cancellations and an early end to the festival. The sixth annual Fall for the Book festival, running Saturday, Sept. 18, through Thursday, Sept. 23, is promising more than 70 events and bringing together more than 100 writers.

Everyday Hero: Martha Reiner

July 29, 2004

By Jeremy Lasich

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

Martha Reiner

Name: Martha Reiner
Position at Mason: Awards coordinator, Human Resources (HR)
How Long at Mason: 16 years, including the past 8 in HR
Her First Job at Mason: Worked in the President’s Office with George Johnson
What She Does: Administers the awards program at George Mason. “I do everything from soup to nuts with the program.”

Excavating the Artist Within: Student Uses Archeological Dig as Inspiration

July 29, 2004

By Tara Laskowski


Robin Hernandez, a student in the Bachelor of Individualized Study Program, is displaying her senior project art exhibit, “The Ban Chiang Project,” in the Fine Arts Gallery now through Aug. 3. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building.

CAS, ICAR Add to Interdisciplinary Minor Programs

July 29, 2004

By Christopher Anzalone

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) will roll out a new interdisciplinary minor in conflict analysis and resolution this fall. Undergraduate students already can choose from a wide selection of interdisciplinary minor programs, which allow students to integrate the academic study of various fields by taking courses from several different departments.

Office of Continuing Professional Education Unveils New Certificate Programs

July 28, 2004

George Mason’s Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) is offering two new certificate programs for working professionals this fall.

Mason Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Wins Gold Award

July 28, 2004

By Tara Laskowski

Faculty advisor Donna Fox treats her Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Freshman Honor Society members like a family—if the group had a large, community refrigerator, she would hang their accomplishments on it with magnets. Instead, she keeps a large scrapbook of all their events—and with more than 150 members, 800 volunteer hours a year, and numerous national award winners, there are a lot of things to be proud of.

What George Mason Experts Are Saying about…the Democratic National Convention

July 28, 2004

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.

Conventional wisdom may suggest that presidential nominating conventions serve little purpose, but Boston is extremely important for John Kerry’s candidacy, says Colleen Shogan, assistant professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs. According to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, only 57 percent of Americans say they “know a fair amount about John Kerry and what he stands for.”