Archive for September, 2004

Picture This…

Posted: September 2, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Welcome Week

McDonnell Is October Employee of the Month

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

By Fran Rensbarger

Robert McDonnell, the course ratings processor for Institutional Research and Reporting (IRR), is the Employee of the Month for October. He is responsible for the university’s faculty instruction rating, from preparing and distributing the forms-more than 35,000 packages each semester-to collecting them, scanning them, and generating the summary reports. Accuracy and timeliness within tight deadlines is a necessity in his job.

Mason Students Present Research at the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center

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

By Jennifer Mitchell

Zoologists aren’t sure why more than half of the female animals at the National Zoo don’t go through normal reproductive cycles, but with the help of George Mason’s Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) students, they may find out. This problem is one of many being studied by students at the zoo’s Conservation and Research Center (CRC) in Front Royal, Va.

Combs Is September Employee of the Month

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

By Fran Rensbarger

Carolyn Combs, September Employee of the Month, is the administrator of the Mason Mail System, and she has fans throughout the university. Combs performs all the day-to-day operations of the university’s voice mail system, which has more than 10,000 mailboxes.

September 2004 Accolades

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

Accolades is a monthly column recognizing the latest achievements of George Mason faculty and staff members. Submit Accolades information by the 15th of the month preceding to Attn: Daily Gazette, by mail to 4C5, by fax to 703-993-8784, or by e-mail to gazette@gmu.edu. Electronic photos with submissions are welcome.

What George Mason Experts Are Saying about…the Republican National Convention

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

The Republicans are facing two potential problems with their convention, according to Colleen Shogan, assistant professor in Public and International Affairs. “First, the primetime speakers—which include former Sen. John McCain, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger—represent the ‘liberal’ wing of the party,” she says.