Archive for August, 2004

Center for the Arts Sponsorships Mean Business

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

By Tara Laskowski and Ellen S. Acconcia

The Center for the Arts has made a significant contribution to the cultural atmosphere of Northern Virginia since 1990, and now it is drawing attention from the corporate world as well. Promoting its new Arts@Mason Means Business campaign, the Center for the Arts is partnering with businesses to create corporate sponsorship of performances or series.

Mason Retains Third Tier Ranking in U.S. News & World Report

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

By Rey Banks

George Mason University retains its position in the third tier of universities nationwide according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2005 America’s Best Colleges issues. According to the study, schools are categorized by mission and, in some cases, regions. Data is gathered and weighed and then the colleges are ranked against their peers.

Artwork by Evelyn Spindler to Benefit George Mason’s Art History Students

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

By Jocelyn Rappaport

“Travels with an Artist: Original Watercolors” by Evelyn Spindler will be on exhibit from Aug. 22 to Sept. 25 in the Original Building’s art gallery at George Mason’s Arlington Campus. These watercolors include landscapes, seascapes, and interiors and exteriors from Virginia to the Southwest to Latin America and the Pacific. All works are signed by the artist and will be available for sale to raise money for art history students.

Theater of the First Amendment Stages Concert Version of Nathan the Wise

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

Called a “clearly witty, intelligent, and sophisticated dissection of vanity and bigotry” by The Washington Post at its 2001 premiere, Nathan the Wise played to capacity audiences and garnered praise from critics and pundits across the metropolitan area. The play was filmed for broadcast by WETA-TV, had a reading at the Clarice Smith Center of the University of Maryland, and was produced in Rome last year by the Centro Dionysia in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Culture.

Logo Web Site Launched, Workshops Planned

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

By Carrie Secondo Lake

Electronic Publications, the web development division of Creative Services, has launched a web page that serves as a resource for the new George Mason logo. The site, logo.gmu.edu, has information on the university’s new look, including downloadable high- and low-resolution images of the new logo and visual identity guides for publications and web sites.

This Week in the News…

Posted: August 20, 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:

Guitar Fest Brings in Musicians from Coast to Coast this Weekend

Posted: August 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

People are coming from all over to the Potomac Music Academy’s final program of the summer-the Guitar Fest and Seminar-but none will work so hard to get here as performer and teacher Gray Snead. Braving rain and muscle aches, sleeping on the ground, and biking an average of 85 miles each day, Snead rode in a coast-to-coast bike ride raising money for the American Lung Association (ALA) in honor of classical guitarist Charlie Byrd, who died of lung cancer in 1999.

Off the Clock: SOM Professor Proves Escape from Alcatraz Just Takes Some Endurance

Posted: August 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

With thousands of people watching and his family cheering him on, Allen Hughes successfully escaped from Alcatraz and was rewarded-not arrested-when his tired feet finally came to rest. On June 6, Hughes, visiting assistant professor in the School of Management, was one of 1,500 people who participated in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco, Calif.-just three years after his second hip replacement surgery.

The Cost of War: Sesno Reports to Be Taped Sept. 20

Posted: August 19, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Join Frank Sesno, veteran journalist, former CNN Washington bureau chief, and George Mason professor of public policy and communication, as he hosts the next Sesno Reports on “The Cost of War.” The program will be taped in Arlington by WETA-TV 26 on Monday, Sept. 20, and aired nationwide on Oct. 28.

Everyday Hero: Dolores Gomez-Moran

Posted: August 19, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Dolores Gomez-Moran

Name: Dolores Gomez-Moran
Title: Ombudsman for Student Academic Affairs
Years at Mason: 10
First Position at Mason: Program coordinator for the Office of Diversity Programs and Services. The ombudsman position was created in 1998.
What She Can Tell You about Her Job: As ombudsman, Gomez-Moran is an unbiased neutral party who listens to student academic concerns, provides advice and referrals, and helps students to resolve academic conflicts.