Archive for June, 2006

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

June 30, 2006

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations to community groups in June as part of the University Speakers Bureau. For more information or to schedule a speaker, call 703-993-8761.

June 1—Anita Taylor, professor emerita of communication, presented “Tales of the Grandmothers: Women and Work” to the Regency Women’s Club in Haymarket.

June 2—David Anderson, director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Health in the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism, participated in a press conference called by the Safe Community Coalition. He spoke on “The Impact of Underage Drinking and Brain Development.”

Mason Alumna Is New Virginia Poet Laureate

June 30, 2006

Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda

Poet Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda admits that she doesn’t know how to be retired, and it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down for her anytime soon.

George Mason in the News

June 30, 2006

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

Scholarship Takes Mason Student to Cairo for the Summer

June 29, 2006

This summer, George Mason student Seth Atterholt is studying Arabic in the Middle East as a result of winning a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State/Council of American Overseas Research.

Atterholt was one of three Mason students selected for a scholarship under the program. There were more than 1,200 applicants for the scholarships, and 30 were awarded.

Economic Development Seminar Set for September

June 29, 2006

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education at the Prince William Campus will offer a two-day economic development seminar on Sept. 14 and 15.

College of Health and Human Services Officially Renamed; Continues Reorganization

June 29, 2006

It’s now official: George Mason’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is up and running, complete with a new name and web site.

Fire’s Out

June 29, 2006

Mason’s Safety Office recently held a fire extinguishing workshop at the Prince William Campus. Above, Larry Czarda, vice president for regional campuses, demonstrates the proper technique.Photo by Cathy Perdue

Women’s Lacrosse Team Earns Academic Honors

June 28, 2006

George Mason’s women’s lacrosse team was honored Tuesday for its hard work in the classroom, earning designation by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association as a Division I Honor Squad.

Mason Featured in Sports Illustrated

June 28, 2006

The June 26 edition of Sports Illustrated features a business story on the economic impact of George Mason’s run to the Final Four.

It’s titled “George Mason’s Final Four Run Boosted Its Hoops Program but Might Give the University Itself a Bigger Lift.” See the full story on the GoMason web page.

Music Student Takes Miss Virginia Crown

June 28, 2006

Miss Virginia 2006

On Saturday night in Roanoke, reigning Miss Virginia and Mason senior Kristi Glakas got to hand off her title to a fellow Patriot, Adrianna Sgarlata.