Archive for September, 2004

University Speakers Bureau Provides Service, Builds Relationships

Posted: September 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Megan McDonnell

Community service has taken on an academic edge, thanks to George Mason faculty, staff, and alumni. The University Speakers Bureau, administered by the Community Relations Office, provides a valuable resource to the surrounding community, and in the process, has proved to be an excellent way for George Mason to gain visibility and build relationships.

Prince William Police Sergeant Honored with Patriot Award

Posted: September 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

When George Mason Police Sgt. Kevin Barrett responded to a brusque request from Chief Michael Lynch to “get down here right away,” he was apprehensive. That feeling quickly turned to confusion when he found a roomful of friends and colleagues—along with a plentiful supply of cake, coffee, and other party treats—waiting for him.

DACCE Renamed Higher Education Program

Posted: September 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Stephanie Hay

The Doctor of Arts in Community College Education program (DACCE) has a new name: the Higher Education Program (HEP). Gail Kettlewell, director of HEP, says the idea of a name change was prompted last fall when the MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) concentration in college teaching was added to the program, followed by the addition this fall of an MAIS concentration in higher education.

Special Elections to Be Held for Staff Senate

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

The Staff Senate is holding special elections to fill five seats that were vacated by senators who resigned during their terms.

Picture This…

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

Cornel West signing books

College of Education and Human Development to Sponsor Leadership Initiative

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

By Amy Biderman

George Mason’s College of Education and Human Development is sponsoring the first annual Northern Virginia Leadership Initiative. The program begins next month and continues through spring 2005 at the Prince William Campus in Manassas.

Graphic Design Student Publishes Political Commentary

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

By Jennifer Mitchell

Leslie O'Shaughnessy

The project started as an Art and Visual Technology (AVT) class assignment that asked students to design a book based on an idea of their choosing. After several months of research, senior Leslie O’Shaughnessy made the decision last May to publish her first book, Plant Bush Back in Texas. The finished work is a compilation of international political cartoons, along with news articles, quotes, and statistics detailing the issues facing the Bush administration.

University Safety Day Held Tomorrow

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

By Megan McDonnell

The George Mason Police Department, the University Safety Office, Fairfax Fire and Rescue, and the Virginia State Police Department will provide information and demonstrations during University Safety Day tomorrow. The event will be held in Parking Lot C from noon to 4 p.m.

Copyright Office Presents “Sex, Lies, and File-Sharing”

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

The University Libraries Copyright Office will present “Sex, Lies, and File-Sharing: P2P Theory Versus Practice” on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Fairfax Campus Johnson Center Conference Room 311. Topics of discussion will focus on all aspects of file-sharing, including most recent legislation and important facts that people should know to […]

George Mason in the News…

Posted: September 24, 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: