Archive for November, 2004

Homeschooling Gives Mason Honors Students Unique Perspective

Posted: November 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

While dorm life might give many Mason students a home at school for the first time, eight General Honors Program students are used to taking tests and learning subjects at home. With various degrees of homeschooling under their belts, Margaret Giragosian, Anna Maurer, Julie Moscato, Eleni Vagias, Mary Gamble, Angela Panayotopulos, Stephen Smith, and Heather Thompson have learned that sometimes parents are the best teachers.

ITU Offers Tips on Cleaning Out E-mail Boxes

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

By Christopher Anzalone

George Mason’s e-mail system is the primary way the university sends faculty, staff, and students updates and information on topics ranging from available retirement programs to campus emergency alerts. However, many of these messages end up bouncing back because recipients’ mailboxes are full.

George Mason Closes for Thanksgiving Holiday

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

Administrative offices at George Mason will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 1 p.m. today and reopen on Monday, Nov. 29.

Honor Society Collecting Relief Supplies for Iraqis

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

By Tara Laskowski

With the situation in Iraq deteriorating day by day, the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society at Mason decided to do their part to help out people in need in Iraq. From now until Dec. 9, the honor society is collecting clothing, school supplies, personal and baby care supplies, toys, art supplies, and house and kitchen accessories.

National Search Begins for New University Relations Vice President

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

By Jeremy Lasich

The national search for a new vice president of university relations (UR) is under way. The job posting is seeking someone who “will expand on George Mason’s growing national and international reputation for excellence and innovation in a fast-paced environment.”

9/11 Commissioner Tim Roemer to Speak at Fairfax Campus

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

Former U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer will share his experiences as a member of the 9/11 Commission when he speaks at the Fairfax Campus on Monday, Nov. 29, at 3:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Board Room. “The 9/11 Commission: The Transformation of Our Intelligence Community” is cosponsored by the Mercatus Center, the School of Law, and the Department of Public and International Affairs.

Persistence Rate among Minorities at Mason Surpasses National Average

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

By Daniel Walsch

The persistence or retention rate among minority students at George Mason is higher than the national average, according to new statistics released by the university’s Office of Institutional Research and Reporting.

CNHS Hosts Presentation on Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

Posted: November 22, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Understanding Breast Cancer: Latest Research and Treatment in Australia” is the topic of a presentation hosted by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in George Mason’s College of Nursing and Health Science. The event takes place tomorrow from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Robinson Hall B, Room 415.

ICAR Hosts High School Mediators

Posted: November 22, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

More than 200 students from 16 Northern Virginia high schools will converge on the Fairfax Campus tomorrow to attend the Pathways to Peace—Prevention, a peer mediation conference. Cosponsored by the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) and the Safe and Drug-Free Youth Office of Fairfax County Public Schools, the conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Student Union Building II.

Internet2 Multimedia Event Tomorrow

Posted: November 22, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

A first-of-its-kind Internet2 multimedia event will take place tomorrow at 4 p.m. in TheaterSpace on the Fairfax Campus. The demonstration will connect George Mason music faculty members with a student in Toronto, Canada, for a piano lesson-recital using special software, a digital acoustic piano, and teleconferencing over high-speed networks.