Archive for August, 2004

Mason Express Shuttle Resumes Monday

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

The free express shuttle between the Fairfax and Prince William Campuses will resume operations on Monday, Aug. 30. This year, two buses will shuttle between the campuses in an effort to reduce waiting time at each location. The service will run Mondays through Thursdays and is available to all faculty, staff, and students. Departure is from the entrance of the PE Building and the CUE bus stop at the Fairfax Campus, and from the Occoquan Building at the Prince William Campus.

Off the Clock: Weaving an Image of Beauty One Braid at a Time

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

By Rey Banks

Ask Danielle Mincey White which letters behind her name she is most proud of, and you may be surprised by her answer. She holds a BS, an MEd, a PhD, and a LBS (license for braid styling), and it is the latter that brings her some of her greatest satisfaction.

What George Mason Experts Are Saying about…Zero-Tolerance Policies

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

By Tara Laskowski

The issue: Zero-tolerance policies in public schools. School administrators and parents hope to stop youth violence and make schools safer by implementing these policies. However, some legal experts, the American Bar Association, and even members of Congress believe zero tolerance in schools has gone too far.

Lot A to Have New Faculty and Staff Parking Area

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

With the new academic year right around the corner, changes are happening all over campus. New faculty and staff parking spaces are being added to Lot A, across the street from Lot B. The first row was changed yesterday.

Everyday Hero: Julie Thompson

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

By Colleen Kearney Rich

Julie Thompson

Name: Julie E. Thompson
Years at Mason: 9
Current Position: Operations Manager, College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)
What She Really Does: Pay no attention to the woman behind the curtain! That’s just Julie Thompson making sure everything is running smoothly and everyone has what he or she needs. Thompson handles the day-to-day operations for the college, which presents about 425 productions a year.

Freshmen Move into Presidents Park Today

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

By Jeremy Lasich

Presidents Park comes alive today and tomorrow with excited students and anxious parents sharing the ritual of moving the family freshman to campus. The days are filled with check-ins for university services, orientations for international students, and meetings for resident and commuter students.

Picture This…

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

Faculty Orientation

George Mason’s Assisted Living Administration Program Sponsors Essay Contest

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

By Amy Biderman

“Moments, Memories, and Mission: Stories from the Field of Assisted Living” is the theme of the first National Assisted Living Employees Essay Contest, sponsored by George Mason’s Program in Assisted Living Administration. The contest is part of National Assisted Living Week, which takes place Sept. 12-18.

Dining Services Plans Big Changes Starting Next Week

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

By Jeremy Lasich

Don’t get too comfortable with the food service options at George Mason. Over the next three years, Dining Services plans on eliminating and moving several restaurants and adding others, including a full-service Damon’s Grill.

Patriots Chosen Third in Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll

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

George Mason’s men’s soccer team was picked third in the 2004 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Coaches Preseason Poll, according to a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches. Mason, which posted an 11-6-6 overall record last season, received one first-place vote, and was third with 61 points.