Archive for July, 2004

Mason Faculty Members Publish New Books

Posted: July 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Several members of the George Mason faculty have recently published books or served as editors on major works. Here is a brief summary:

Tales from the Lots: The Quest for Parking at Mason’s Fairfax Campus

Posted: July 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

It is one of the campus melodramas that is played out day in and day out during the fall and spring semesters when George Mason is in full swing: the quest to find a decent parking space, one that is reasonably close to the building one is attempting to reach in a timely fashion. Some have a difficult time, others do not, and many have come to realize that certain things have to be done if one hopes to get a good parking space amidst the bustling Fairfax Campus.

New Global Affairs Major and Minor Take Off

Posted: July 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

Last fall, the Office of the Provost began offering a new interdisciplinary BA in Global Affairs, with a minor option added in spring 2004. So far, the major has attracted 83 students and will graduate its first cohort next spring.

CVPA Sponsors School Supply Drive

Posted: July 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is again sponsoring the yearly Supply Our Students school supply collection drive. The donated new school supplies are delivered to Fairfax County elementary schools for distribution to children who receive free or reduced cost lunches, most of whom cannot afford basic school supplies.

Webb Makes U.S. Olympic Track Team

Posted: July 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Colleen Kearney Rich

The sports commentators can’t stop talking about it. The way Mason student Alan Webb pulled away from the pack in the 1500-meter race at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials held earlier this month in Sacramento, Calif. The primal scream he let out after crossing the finish line. In fact, they had been speculating for weeks about the Reston, Va., native and his chances for ending what they are calling the Olympic “medal drought” in the mile.

George Mason, Commission for Women Launch New Lecture Series

Posted: July 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

George Mason and the Fairfax County Commission for Women have teamed up to create a new lecture series beginning this fall. The four scheduled lectures will provide an opportunity to share information and resources on topics of interest for women and girls, offer a forum for focus group discussions that will affect policy recommendations in Fairfax County, and highlight the faculty resources available at George Mason on these topics.

This Week in the News…

Posted: July 23, 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:

Spotlight on Benefits: Tuition Waiver

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

By Tara Laskowski

What better benefit is there than free education? Just ask Creative Services Project Manager Colleen Kearney Rich, MFA ’95, who financed her degree through the tuition waiver benefit at George Mason. Or August McCarthy, adjunct professor for English, who used the waiver for most of his Law School courses. Many employees have used this benefit to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees, or simply to indulge their interests and learn something new.

Global Affairs Program to Launch Focus on Central Asia

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

By Christopher Anzalone

This fall, the Global Affairs Program within the Office of the Provost will begin a thematic focus on Central Asia, which will continue into the 2005-06 academic year. As part of the new initiative, faculty members from a range of academic departments and programs will offer new courses highlighting Central Asia and its importance in the contemporary global world.

Picture This…

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

Evan Cantwell