Archive for August, 2005

Mason’s Northeast Sector: Soon, a New Neighborhood

Posted: August 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Housing VII

With the Aug. 29 groundbreaking at the Fairfax Campus, George Mason has officially launched the biggest construction project in the university’s history. When the project is completed, the result will not simply be more buildings.

Transitions

Posted: August 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of George Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

New Look for Mason Web, Gazette

Posted: August 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason home page, www.gmu.edu and the Gazette will have a whole new look beginning Monday. The Gazette’s top story will begin on the home page and will remain posted for the week. Regular features will tell you about events that are coming up, the latest research at Mason, and what the movers and shakers […]

George Mason in the News

Posted: August 26, 2005 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.

New Aspect of LIFE Gives Students Independence

Posted: August 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Catherine Graham and Tara Laskowski

Like dozens of other students, rising juniors Adam Toobin, 22, and Suzan Basoglu, 20, moved into George Mason’s Liberty Hall residence housing on the Fairfax Campus yesterday. As students of the LIFE Program at Mason, Toobin, who has cerebral palsy, and Basoglu, who has Down syndrome, are taking the first steps toward a new college experience—dorm life.

Fountain Makeover Creates Splash

Posted: August 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ryan Call and Colleen Kearney Rich

Little fountain spray

A few spare parts and a little initiative can make the ordinary extraordinary. This summer, the Mason Pond fountain received an aesthetic upgrade when Mason plumber Ricky McCray decided to make a few creative adjustments to the fountain’s spray nozzle. Using spare parts that he had gathered from around the plumbing shop, McCray succeeded in designing an elegant spray pattern on the pond’s surface—at no extra cost to the university.

Bookstores Ready for Busiest Days

Posted: August 25, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Next week is probably not the best time to buy your Mason coffee mug or browse greeting cards at one of the campus bookstores. Based on last fall’s figures, the bookstore staff will check out more than 22,000 customers who will be buying more than 56,000 items during the week.

Visiting Scholar to Address ‘E-Terrorism’

Posted: August 25, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gianpietro Mazzoleni, visiting scholar from the University of Milan and professor of sociology and communication, will give a special lecture at the Fairfax Campus titled “E-terrorism: The Powerful Weapon of Islamic Jihad.” He will present the lecture on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D3.

Resident Students Move in Today

Posted: August 25, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

From today through Sunday, Aug. 28, approximately 4,000 new and returning resident Mason students will move into Fairfax Campus housing for the start of the fall semester on Monday. Here’s the plan for arrivals and traffic flow.

Intercollegiate Athletics Adds to Coaching Staffs

Posted: August 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Men’s Soccer
Greg Andrulis will take over as head coach of the men’s soccer team at George Mason, becoming the ninth coach in the team’s 37-year history. He replaces Fran O’Leary, who resigned on Aug. 10.