Archive for October, 2004

Century Club Hosts Golf Tournament Thursday

Posted: October 4, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to participate in the Century Club of George Mason University’s annual golf tournament on Thursday, Oct. 7, at discounted rates. Nonmembers can play for $45, while those affiliated with Mason pay only $30. Today is the deadline to register.

Mason Coproduces “The Cost of War: Sesno Reports”

Posted: October 4, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Rey Banks

The fourth installation of Sesno Reports—”The Cost of War”—will air Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV-26. The program, moderated by Frank Sesno, professor of public policy and communication, veteran journalist, and former CNN Washington bureau chief, was coproduced by WETA, George Mason’s School of Public Policy, and the College of Arts and Sciences. It is the first of three programs in the six-program series that will air nationally.

Center for History and New Media to Help Preserve “Dot-Com Era” Digital Materials

Posted: October 4, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

George Mason’s Center for History and New Media (CHNM) is one of several partner institutions participating in a grant from the Library of Congress to preserve at-risk digital material for future generations. Focusing on the “Birth of the Dot Com Era,” CHNM and its partners were granted $220,000 to start the project, which will preserve materials from the American business culture during the early years of the commercialization of the Internet, 1994-2001.

Michael Moore Appearance at Patriot Center Canceled

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

George Mason University has decided to cancel Michael Moore’s Oct. 28 appearance at the Patriot Center. It was decided that this event would be an inappropriate use of state resources. The university has informed Creative Talent Network, Moore’s agency, of its decision.

Mason Hosts National Fitness Competition for Law Enforcement Officers

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

By Jeremy Lasich

The third national fitness competition for male and female state troopers and highway patrol officers from throughout the United States will be held today and tomorrow on George Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

Take Back the Night Rally Highlights Turn Off the Violence Week

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

By Megan McDonnell

For the 16th consecutive year, George Mason is hosting Turn Off the Violence Week, Oct. 3-9. This annual event promotes the importance of public safety and builds community awareness about aggravated sexual assault and violence against women.

George Mason in the News…

Posted: October 1, 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:

October 2004 Accolades

Posted: October 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.

McDonnell Is October Employee of the Month

Posted: October 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.