Archive for December, 2004

This Month in the Community…

December 23, 2004

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in December as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information on participating in the Speakers Bureau, call 703-993-8846.

George Mason in the News…

December 23, 2004

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

University Closes for Holiday Break

December 23, 2004

George Mason University offices will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, and will re-open at the start of business on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005.

Holiday Party Photos Available

December 22, 2004

Human Resources at holiday party

Women’s Soccer Players Earn Postseason Honors

December 22, 2004

Postseason accolades continue to roll in for George Mason women’s soccer, as freshman Jessica Paris, a civil engineering major, and senior Sarah Coughlin, who is working on a master’s in secondary education, were named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) 2004 University Division All-State team last week.

Off the Clock: Friedley Hosts Teenagers in Northern Ireland Friendship Project

December 22, 2004

By Megan McDonnell

Over the summer of 2002, Sheryl Friedley, professor in the Department of Communication, hosted two girls as part of the Children’s Friendship Project of Northern Ireland (CFPNI). The program brings 100 to 150 teenagers from Northern Ireland each year to spend four to six weeks with host families in the United States. The teenagers—one Roman Catholic and one Protestant—are paired together to give them a chance at “finding out what it is like to have more in common than not,” according to Friedley.

CNHS to Host Nursing Emergency Readiness Summit

December 22, 2004

By Amy Biderman

Preparing nurses for an all-hazards emergency is the focus of a two-day summit sponsored by the College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS), Jan. 13-14. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall.

English Adjunct’s Poetry Book Is Published Posthumously

December 21, 2004

By Tara Laskowski

A new book of poems, Say When, by the late Mark Craver, has just been published. Craver, MA English ’83, MFA Creative Writing ’84, and adjunct English faculty member at George Mason for 18 years, died in January 2004, apparently of a heart attack, at the age of 47.

Mason Professor Emeritus Receives Prestigious Award

December 21, 2004

By Rey Banks

Seymour Martin Lipset, Eminent Scholar and Virginia E. Hazel and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor Emeritus, was honored recently by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Canadian Embassy for his contributions to the study of the democratic order. In the ceremony, NED inaugurated a lecture series in Lipset’s name, described as a ‘new forum for discourse on democracy and its progress worldwide.’

Picture This…

December 21, 2004

MADD truck