Archive for July, 2006

Mason Faculty and Staff in the Community

July 31, 2006

Following are members of the George Mason community who made presentations in July as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers’ bureau. For more information or to schedule a speaker, call 703-993-8761.

July 7-Doris Bitler, associate dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, presented “Freaks and the American Side Show” to Tall Oaks at Reston.

Campers Learn Their Way around the WGMU Radio Studio

July 31, 2006

As the new school year looms, many students are spending their days shopping for supplies and prepping academically.

August at the Patriot Center

July 31, 2006

Entertainment events at the Patriot Center in August include legendary Van Morrison and a reggaeton concert featuring Tego Calderon and Rakim and Ken-y.

Mason Students Learn at Feet of Historical Giant

July 31, 2006

Roger Wilkins, Robinson Professor of History, is a living lesson: From birth, he was part of the civil rights movement. His mother was a lifelong civil rights crusader and the first African-American woman to head the national YWCA. His father was a business manager of an early black newspaper, The Kansas City Call. His uncle, Roy Wilkins, was executive secretary of the NAACP for 22 years.

Single Tickets for Great Performances at Mason Events on Sale Sept. 1

July 28, 2006

Single tickets for all events at George Mason’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax go on sale Friday, Sept. 1, through, 888-945-2468 (service charges apply) or in person at the center’s ticket office (lobby of the Concert Hall, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

George Mason in the News

July 28, 2006

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

Kellman, Ahoure Earn CAA Track and Field Honors

July 27, 2006

The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) named Mason senior Marc Kellman the CAA Male Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year, and freshman Murielle Ahoure CAA Rookie of the Year for Track and Field.

Washingtonian Names Larranaga ‘Local Hero’

July 27, 2006

Jim Larranaga

According to the July Washingtonian magazine, George Mason basketball head Coach Jim Larranaga is a local hero, and the Patriots are one of the top sports teams in the Washington, D.C., area.

In its annual “best/worst” edition, the magazine lists both the men’s basketball team and Larranaga on their best lists. The regional magazine selected Washington, D.C., mayor Anthony Williams as the top local hero, followed by Washington Redskins head coach and Hall-of-Famer Joe Gibbs and Larranaga.

Training in Access and Word Offered to Mason Employees

July 27, 2006

Comprehensive courses in Microsoft Access and Word 2003 will be offered to faculty and staff at the Fairfax Campus beginning in August.

Something to Say

July 26, 2006

James Carville, who is better known as a political advisor and commentator, also has lots to say about education. A former teacher, Carville was the keynote speaker at the College of Education and Human Development conference, “Make the Message Matter: Engaging Your School Community,” for public school teachers last week.Photo by Evan Cantwell