Archive for November, 2004

New Staff Senators Elected

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

The results of the special election of the Staff Senate have been announced. The new senators will fill three seats that were vacated by senators who resigned during their terms.

State Says Bereavement Leave Already Incorporated in Benefit Package

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

By Tara Laskowski

Heather Aleknavage, executive assistant, College of Arts and Sciences, staff senator, and coordinator of the Support Group for Working Mothers at Mason, appealed to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) several months ago through the Employee Suggestion Program to try to incorporate bereavement leave into the Virginia state employees benefits package. Evaluators from the program reviewed the suggestion and decided not to award it.

CVPA Students Show Fancy Footwork in China

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

By Jennifer Mitchell

Dancer and friend

While students on campus were settling into their course work this fall, nine dancers from the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) were busy dancing through the Beijing region of China. This select group of students took part in a program designed to promote tourism through cultural exchange in China in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. The Beijing Cultural Tourism Board invited the Mason Dance Department, along with 51 other groups from 30 different countries, to China for a weeklong series of events.

Mason Expert Addresses Voter Ignorance

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

Election Day 2004 is today. Pundits and polls are still predicting a tight race. All indications are that voters have had a difficult time deciding between candidates on a variety of issues. As a wrap-up to the Gazette‘s series on issues, we present a George Mason expert’s analysis of voter ignorance. Comments on the series can be e-mailed to gazette@gmu.edu.

ICAR Welcomes Rouhana and Inaugurates Rice Chair

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

By Fran Rensbarger

Nadim Rouhana is being formally welcomed as the inaugural holder of the Henry Hart Rice Chair of Conflict Resolution at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR). He will serve as director of the planned international retreat and conference center known as Point of View. The university community is welcome to attend a reception in his honor tomorrow from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Truland Building Conference Room on the Arlington Campus.

Picture This…

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

Trick or Treaters

Siegel Is November Employee of the Month

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

By Fran Rensbarger

Lynn Siegel, the office manager for the Academic Advising Center, is November Employee of the Month. Her job includes managing the front desk services, monitoring the budget, supervising the student and support staff, and assisting the director with other administrative tasks.

November 2004 Accolades

Posted: November 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.

Student Election Survey Examines Important Issues

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

By Megan McDonnell

With election time nearing, students at George Mason have been taking advantage of the unique opportunity to mix the classroom with the real world. Students in a research methods class taught by Greg Guagnano, Sociology and Anthropology, have been surveying George Mason students about which election issues are most important to them.

Mason Experts Address Key Issues in Presidential Election: The Environment

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

Election Day 2004 is tomorrow. Pundits and polls are still predicting a tight race. All indications are that voters have had a difficult time deciding between candidates on national security, health care policies, and the environment. In an effort to provide our readers with additional clarification on these key issues, the Gazette asked George Mason experts to provide their analysis. Today, we offer a brief summary of where the candidates stand on the environment.