Archive for July, 2006

USAID Names Alum to Mission Director Post

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

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the swearing-in of Deborah Kennedy-Iraheta, BIS ’83, as mission director for El Salvador.

A senior Foreign Service officer, Kennedy-Iraheta has served for more than 30 years with USAID, most recently as the acting deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Asia and the Near East.

“As mission director, I am confident that she will serve as an able advocate for the people of El Salvador, and will work in partnership with other donors in El Salvador to bring about lasting change,” said Ambassador Randall Tobias, director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and USAID administrator, at the swearing-in.

Transitions

Posted: July 26, 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.

Mobley to Lead Literature Teachers in Seminar on ‘Beloved’

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

Marilyn McKenzie

Marilyn Sanders Mobley, associate provost for educational programs and associate professor of English and African American studies, will conduct a seminar on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” as part of a U.S. State Department-sponsored literary institute.

Mason to Host Blood Drive at Fairfax Campus

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

Inova Blood Donor Services in conjunction with the George Mason University/Century Campus Housing Management Office of Housing and Residence Life will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Fairfax Campus.

Diversified Merchandise Added as Bookstore Sales Soar

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

Sales this year at the George Mason University Bookstore are up significantly, thanks to the men’s basketball team’s run to the NCAA Final Four in March, prompting management to add new lines of clothing and gifts.

What a George Mason Expert Is Saying about … Building Bridges across the Digital Divide

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

Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark is on a mission to make technology accessible to children who may not otherwise be able to afford it. Clark has firsthand knowledge of the potential impact technology can have on a young person’s life.

Summer Camp

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

During the summer, younger-than-college-age students are seen on the George Mason campuses at dozens of summer camp programs.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Global Education Offers Eco Tour to Brazil

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

Mason’s Center for Global Education will offer “Eco Tour to Brazil,” including Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and the Amazon rainforest, during spring break 2007 (March 8-18, 2007).

Middle Schoolers Explore Nursing at Summer Camp

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

Eric Kelly has always known he wanted to be “some sort of doctor.” Now he is pretty sure he wants to be a radiologist.

James Carville to Be Keynote Speaker at Mason Conference

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

“Make the Message Matter: Engaging Your School Community,” a conference being held July 25-26 at George Mason, will feature James Carville, one of the nation’s foremost political consultants.

The conference will also have guest speakers Lew Armistead, president of LA Communications; James Adams of WRC-TV; and Marilyn Sanders Mobley, associate provost for educational programs at Mason.