Archive for May, 2006

Mason ROTC Cadets Are Commissioned

Posted: May 25, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Salutes were all around Monday morning as students in Mason’s 2006 senior Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) graduate class received an official diploma during their commissioning ceremony.

The nine cadets who successfully completed four years of the Mason ROTC program received an undergraduate diploma, were given a first salute as commissioned officers of the U.S. Army and swore an oath of office.

Commissioning ceremony

George Mason Acquires Legal Title to Nation’s Largest Planned Community Archive

Posted: May 25, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The planned community – specially designed towns and cities built around a common goal, usually based on values – has been a unique slice of cultural and architectural history for many decades.

George Mason Adopts SAT-Optional Admissions Policy

Posted: May 25, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason will permit high school seniors with strong academic records to apply for admission without standardized test scores, becoming one of the largest competitive public universities in the nation to offer such a policy.

Malawi Ambassador Visits

Posted: May 25, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Alan Merten, left, met privately with Bernard Herbert Sande, ambassador of the Republic of Malawi, before the ambassador gave a talk at Mason last Wednesday. The ambassador’s appearance was coordinated by the Office of International Programs and Services.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Public Policy PhD Student Awarded Fulbright

Posted: May 24, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Kevin Fandl, a first-year doctoral student in the School of Public Policy, recently was awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant that will enable him to travel to Colombia.

He’ll spend a year researching poverty reduction strategies through trade facilitation and entrepreneurial development – the topic he intends as the subject of his dissertation.

“I’ll investigate the regulatory and legal processes that small business owners who want to take advantage of the new free trade agreement between the U.S. and Colombia have to work through,” he says.

Transfer Students Satisfied with Mason Experience, Survey Shows

Posted: May 24, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Office of Institutional Assessment has released the Transfer Students at Mason Report documenting the experiences of transfer students in a variety of areas, including their reasons for transferring to Mason and their level of satisfaction with the transfer process.

Summer Camps Come to Mason

Posted: May 24, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason students will not be the only ones taking classes on campus this summer. Youth of all ages will be participating in summer camps designed for educational enrichment and recreational fun.

Tisdell Named to CAA All-Rookie Team

Posted: May 23, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Redshirt freshman Tyler Tisdell was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team today for his outstanding season, which culminated with a berth to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Ten wrestlers made the team, with one representative at each weight class.

Tisdell, who made the team at 165 pounds, led the team with 28 wins and nine major decisions. He was 8-1 in conference matches, finishing as the runner-up at 165 pounds at the CAA Championships, upsetting the no. 2 seed, Old Dominion University’s Robby Gosnell, in the semifinals, before losing 3-2 to top-seeded Chris Vondruska of Hofstra University.

Ambassador of the Republic of Malawi to Speak at Mason

Posted: May 23, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Bernard Herbert Sande, ambassador of the Republic of Malawi, will present “Addressing the Stereotype Image of Africa: The Case of Malawi” at a free lecture on Wednesday, May 24, at 11:30 a.m.

Career Switchers Bring Experience to K-12 Classrooms

Posted: May 23, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Kevin Laub never planned to become a teacher. With an undergraduate degree in English, the native New Yorker decided to pursue a career in investment banking on Wall Street. “In college,” he says, “I had one goal: to make enough money to live in New York City.”