Archive for June, 2006

Alum Makes People’s List of Hottest Bachelors

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

You never know where Mason alumnus and actor Archie Kao, BA Communication ‘92, is going to show up.

George Mason in the News

Posted: June 23, 2006 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.

Tuba Time

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

Rick Thornton from Janesville, Wis., a student at Interlochen Arts Academy, practiced during the Third Annual Potomac Festivals International Euphonium and Tuba Competition, which winds up today after a week at the Fairfax Campus.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Transitions

Posted: June 22, 2006 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.

Council of Governments to Honor Mason’s Vanpool Program

Posted: June 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University’s vanpool program is being honored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) as one of the most effective commuter benefit programs in the region.

Jai Lewis to Throw First Pitch of Ironbirds’ Season

Posted: June 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Friday, the Aberdeen, Md., Ironbirds will play their first home game of the season. Fittingly, a local hero will be on hand to throw out the first pitch for the Orioles’ minor-league affiliate.

Chamber Singers’ Performance in Russia Marks a Milestone

Posted: June 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Monday, the University Chamber Singers began a historic trip to Moscow, where they will perform in several concerts, including Moscow State University’s Commencement program.

Accompanied by Stan Engebretson, director of choral studies, the Chamber Singers will be the first university ensemble in 30 years to travel outside the United States.

The 10-day trip also represents an important move toward establishing a closer relationship with Moscow State University and further elevating George Mason’s prominence as an international university.

Graduate Students Share Opinions on Mason Experience

Posted: June 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Last month, the Graduate Student Exit Survey Report for 2004-05 was released by the Office of Institutional Assessment. The GSES documents graduate students’ perspectives on their experience as students at George Mason.

Orienteering

Posted: June 20, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Monday, Orientation leaders performed a lighthearted skit about academic advising for the benefit of incoming freshmen. The next Orientation session is June 22-23.Creative Services photo

University Libraries Prove There Is New Research Life on MARS

Posted: June 20, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Research and scholarly work goes on each day at Mason – through conferences, published and unpublished papers, presentations and other formats. With all the groundbreaking work being done, it can be hard to pin it down and make it available to a wide audience. That is, until MARS.

MARS, the Mason Archival Repository Service, is the University Libraries’ institutional repository, which provides a stable, well-managed permanent archive for digital scholarly and research materials of enduring value produced by Mason faculty, staff and students.