Archive for July, 2005

Safe Zone Training Planned for August

July 29, 2005

A two-part Safe Zone training session will be offered Monday, Aug. 15, and Monday, Aug. 22, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on the Fairfax Campus. The program helps lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students identify and locate “allies”—friends and supporters of the LGBTQ community—who serve as safe listeners, advocates, and resources.

Some Fairfax Campus Parking Lots to Close Monday

July 29, 2005

As of Monday, Aug. 1, several parking lots and portions of others will be closed permanently to make room for construction of Housing VII in the northeast sector of the Fairfax Campus.

George Mason in the News

July 29, 2005

Following are highlights of national and international news coverage George Mason received during the past week.

Technology Training Week Set for August 22-26

July 28, 2005

BYTE Week logo

Free workshops offered this summer for faculty and staff during Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise (BYTE) Week, Aug. 22-26, include Working with a Database You Didn’t Create; Using Queries to Get Answers; Introduction to Podcasting; Creating and Managing a Listserv; Intro to Visual Communication: Streaming, Webconferencing, and Videoconferencing; Learn Some Cool Features of PowerPoint; Introduction to Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger”; Instructional Benefits of Dynamic Content Syndication (RSS); and Streaming Video Overview.

Police Department to Be Assessed for Reaccreditation

July 28, 2005

The George Mason University Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. in mid-August. As part of the assessment, a public hearing will be held at the Fairfax Campus on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 116. All are invited to attend and comment.

Dorothy Lockaby Named Outstanding Supervisor

July 28, 2005

By Robin Herron

Dorothy Lockaby

The Staff Senate has announced that Dorothy Lockaby, coordinator, reference and instruction, Johnson Center Library, will receive the summer 2005 Outstanding Supervisor Award. Lockaby will be formally recognized at the Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony on Monday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall.

Mason Golfer Qualifies for U.S. Amateur Championship

July 27, 2005

Michael Kirby, a rising senior at George Mason who is majoring in business and information technology, shot 6-under-par 138 at the Williamsburg, Va., Golden Horseshoe’s Green Course to qualify for the 2005 U.S. Amateur Championship. His score tied with Chris Bagley, a rising sophomore at the University of Richmond. The championship will be played Aug. 22-28 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

CAS Adds Judaic Studies Minor and Expands Hebrew Language Program

July 27, 2005

By Christopher Anzalone

This fall, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will roll out a new interdisciplinary minor program in Judaic Studies. As part of this initiative, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages will expand its foreign language offerings, putting in place four semesters of modern Hebrew language training over the next two academic years while also expanding its Biblical Hebrew program for the 2006-07 academic year.

George Mason Hires Director of Operations for University’s Loudoun Site

July 27, 2005

By Rey Cheatham Banks

Sondra Patrick, a George Mason alumna and veteran educator with 25 years of experience in higher education—including 10 at George Mason—has been selected as director of operations for Mason’s new Loudoun County site. She will assume her new duties on Aug. 8.


July 26, 2005

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