Archive for August, 2004

This Month in the Community…

Posted: August 31, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Mason Alum Finishes Fourth in Olympic Competition

Posted: August 31, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Former George Mason track standout Maurice Wignall came within a hair’s breadth of winning a medal at the 2004 Olympic Games. Competing for his home country of Jamaica, Wignall finished fourth last Friday in the 110-meter hurdles, missing a bronze medal by .01 of a second. Anier Garcia of Cuba, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist, took home the bronze with a time of 13.20 seconds. Wignall crossed the line in 13.21.

While You Were Out: What You Missed at Mason over the Summer

Posted: August 31, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Many students and a majority of faculty members were away from George Mason over the summer, but that doesn’t mean activities came to a standstill. Here are a few highlights you might have missed—to read more, search the Daily Gazette archives.

U.S. News Lauds Mason’s Writing Across the Curriculum Efforts

Posted: August 31, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Rey Banks

George Mason finds itself in the company of Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, and Harvard when it comes to instruction in the art of writing across the disciplines.

ICAR Professor Goodale Returns from Fulbright Study in Romania

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

By Fran Rensbarger

Mark Goodale had just unpacked after moving to George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) from Emory University last summer when he refilled his suitcases to head to the University of Bucharest. The assistant professor of conflict analysis and anthropology had received a senior Fulbright scholarship to study democratization, human rights, and the rule of law in Romania.

Summer Class Gets Students Hooked on Community Service

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

By Jennifer Mitchell

Students in Janette Muir’s New Century College (NCC) Civic Responsibility class this summer cleaned up highways, built a playground, tutored children, and worked with abused children. In addition, they lent a hand to the American Diabetes Association, area libraries, and Yesterday’s Rose, a consignment shop in Fairfax that benefits local programs.

Board of Visitors Elects Officers

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

Sidney O. Dewberry, chair of The Campaign for George Mason University, has been selected as the new rector of George Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) for the 2004-05 term.

Mason Welcomes Students, Faculty, and Staff

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

By Jeremy Lasich

Classes begin today at all three campuses as George Mason welcomes students, faculty, and staff with information fairs, receptions, refreshments, movies, and music as part of its Welcome Week 2004 festivities.

Picture This…

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

Move in day

This Week in the News…

Posted: August 27, 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: