Archive for December, 2005

George Mason Faculty in the Community

December 22, 2005

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 the Speakers Bureau, call 703-993-8846.

  • Dec. 1—Star Muir, DoIT, Learning Support Services, “Managing Technostress” for Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development

  • Dec. 1—Clayton Austin, Theater, “Let’s Put On a Play” for the Jewish Community Center Thursday Morning Group
  • Dec. 2—Janette Muir, New Century College, “Becoming Media Literate” for Jewish Community Center Friday Discussion Group

University Keeps Humming during Winter Break

December 22, 2005

While some of us will be sitting by the fire or taking an exotic vacation during George Mason’s winter holiday, others will be working to keep the university secure, making improvements to the facilities or simply keeping up with work that can’t be postponed.

George Mason in the News

December 22, 2005

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received Dec. 18-20.

University Closes for Winter Holiday

December 22, 2005

George Mason University administrative offices are closed for the winter holiday from Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2006.

Noreiga Earns All-South Atlantic First Team Honors

December 21, 2005

George Mason University senior defender Anthony Noreiga, a business major, tallied another honor as he was named to the 2005 All-South Atlantic First Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Nominations for Dennis-Weathers Award Sought

December 21, 2005

The annual university-wide Dennis-Weathers Award honors the work and spirit of W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963), sociologist, historian, novelist, editor, political activist and one of the most gifted and influential black intellectuals of the 20th century.

PhD Student Named Presidential Award State Finalist

December 21, 2005

Erin Peters, a PhD student in education at George Mason, was named one of five Virginia finalists this week in the 2005 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation’s highest honor for K-12 teaching in these fields.

Peters is lead science teacher at Williamsburg Middle School in Arlington, Va. She has a MEd from the University of Virginia in Social Foundations of Education and Educational Psychology. Her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois is a BS in Teaching of Physics.

Theater of the First Amendment to Present ‘Lift: Icarus and Me’

December 20, 2005

Bird in sky image

Audiences of all ages will become airborne in “Lift: Icarus and Me,” a new musical inspired by the myth of the high-flying Icarus and set in East Texas to the music of ragtime, rodeos and Texas Swing.

This Theater of the First Amendment (TFA) world premiere, from the renowned creative team of Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox, was co-commissioned by George Mason’s Theater of the First Amendment and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland. The production opens at Mason’s Harris Theater on Thursday, Jan. 19, and runs through Feb. 5.

Office of Continuing Professional Education Offers New Online Courses

December 20, 2005

George Mason’s Office of Continuing Professional Education has partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide new online certification programs in health care, business, construction, automotive technology, Internet design and technology and video game design and development.

Krakauer’s ‘Into the Wild’ Chosen for Text and Community Program

December 20, 2005

Jon Krakauer’s 1997 nonfiction book “Into the Wild” is the selection for Mason’s 2006 interdisciplinary Text and Community program.