Archive for September, 2004

This Month in the Community…

September 30, 2004

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

ICAR Lecture Discusses Intersection of Religion and Foreign Policy

September 30, 2004

By Fran Rensbarger

Roland Stevens Homet Jr. will be the guest speaker at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) brown bag lecture at noon today at ICAR’s new location on the Arlington Campus. His topic is “Constructive Sniping of Conflict Resolution’s Sacred Cows.”

USC Professor Discusses Men in Sports, Sexual Assault Today

September 30, 2004

Michael Messner, author and professor of sociology at the University of Southern California, is on the Fairfax Campus today to discuss the connection between men in sports and sexual assault, using a sociological context. The event—a precursor to Turn Off the Violence Week—takes place in the Johnson Center Cinema at 4 p.m.

DebateWatch 2004 Begins Tonight

September 30, 2004

By Jeremy Lasich

George Mason is the only university in Virginia participating in DebateWatch 2004, a series of gatherings for citizens to watch and discuss the televised presidential debates.

What George Mason Experts Are Saying about…the Electoral College

September 30, 2004

By Tara Laskowski

The issue: When you walk into the voting booth on Nov. 2 and press a button to vote for the next U.S. president, you are not actually voting directly for that candidate, but rather for a slate of electors. Some believe that this Electoral College system of voting for president works best, while others push for a direct popular vote.

PIA Professor to Discuss Central Asia

September 29, 2004

Professor Mark Katz, Public and International Affairs, will present preliminary findings from his new research project on Central Asia in a talk titled “Will There Be Revolution in Central Asia?” The event takes place tomorrow from noon to 2 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D5. For more information, call 703-993-8770 or see the Global Affairs Program web site.

Fairfax Campus Hosts a Full Weekend of Cultural Events

September 29, 2004

The Fairfax Campus is the setting for a full weekend of theatrical and musical events. For tickets to the following performances, see, call 703-218-6500, or visit the ticket office in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall lobby, which is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mason Finishes 2nd out of 22 Teams at Golf Tournament

September 29, 2004

The George Mason men’s golf team finished an impressive 2nd out of 22 teams this past weekend at the Elon/Sea Trail Intercollegiate Tournament. The event was held at the Rees Jones Golf Course in Sunset Beach, N.C. The teams played 18 holes on Saturday and Sunday.

Voter Registration Is Held Today at Mason

September 29, 2004

George Mason is participating in National Youth and Student Voter Registration Day, with nonpartisan voter registration available today from noon to 4 p.m. on the North Plaza of the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus.

Counseling Center Offers Free Depression Screening to Faculty, Staff, and Students

September 28, 2004

By Christopher Anzalone and Tara Laskowski

The Counseling Center will offer depression screening tests on Thursday, Oct. 7, National Depression Screening Day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SUB I, Rooms 364 and 219. The free screenings are anonymous and allow any George Mason students, or faculty and staff members, to talk one-on-one with a mental health professional. A lecture on mental health will also take place at 1 p.m. that day in SUB I, Room C.