Archive for June, 2006

New Academic Restructuring Takes Effect July 1

Posted: June 28, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This year at Mason, July 1 is more than the start of a new fiscal year. It’s the start of a new academic era.

Coach Larranaga and Players Honored by VaSID

Posted: June 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The same day George Mason men’s basketball Head Coach Jim Larranaga was nominated for an ESPN ESPY Award as Best Coach/Manager and the team was nominated for Best Moment, Larranaga and two players received honors from the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

Larranaga was named the Virginia Coach of the Year, forward Jai Lewis was named first-team All-State, and guard Lamar Butler was chosen to the All-State second team.

Larranaga previously won the Coach of the Year honor in 1999 when he was named VaSID, CAA and NABC District 4 Coach of the Year.

Heavy Rains Wash Out Roads on Fairfax Campus

Posted: June 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sink hole on Patriot Circle

Heavy rains over the weekend washed out Fairfax Campus roads in two different places. The Nottoway River Road (the Sideburn Road-extended entrance to the campus) is washed out at the culvert just before Patriot Circle.

Counseling Center Offers Workshops to Help Students Succeed

Posted: June 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

What do relaxation techniques have to do with studying? Besides reducing stress, they improve concentration, students in a recent Counseling Center workshop discovered.

Vote for Best Moment, Best Coach in ESPY Awards

Posted: June 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jim Larranaga with net

ESPN has announced that George Mason University has been nominated for “Best Moment” and “Best Coach” in the 14th Annual ESPY Awards.

The winners will be selected by popular vote. Fans can cast their vote online.

We Are Family: Welcoming Students – and Their Parents – to Mason

Posted: June 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On June 19, the first group of incoming freshmen and their parents descended on the Fairfax Campus for an Orientation program, a ritual that will be repeated throughout the summer. It used to be that new students would walk somewhat ahead of their parent or parents or 10 steps behind – but certainly not with their family.

Northeast Sector Takes Shape

Posted: June 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Residence halls that are part of the Northeast Sector Development Plan are rising quickly behind Fenwick Library on the Fairfax Campus. The first phase is set to open in fall 2007.Creative Services photo

Officers, Trustees Elected to Foundation Board

Posted: June 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Albert Dwoskin, CEO and president of A.J. Dwoskin and Associates Inc., was re-elected chairman of the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees at the board’s annual meeting.

The Board of Trustees generates, manages, invests and administers private support on behalf of the university.

New Parking Permit Rates Announced

Posted: June 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At the last Staff Senate meeting, Josh Cantor, director of Parking and Transportation, updated the group on new parking developments at the Fairfax Campus.

What a George Mason Expert Is Saying about … How to Tell If You’re an Entrepreneur

Posted: June 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jim Wolfe, professor of management and entrepreneur-in-residence in the School of Management, has had 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur.