Archive for August, 2006

Mason Student Bikes across USA in ‘Journey of Hope’

Posted: August 29, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

One of the popular pastimes of college students is traveling across the United States during the lull between the spring and fall semesters. This summer, George Mason rising senior John Lumsden did just that – on his bicycle.

The New Essentials: Students Bring All the Electronics That Fit

Posted: August 29, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Residential students heading to campus this fall brought with them an ever-enlarging collection of essentials that includes a host of electronic devices: computers, portable music players and digital cameras, among others.

One Year Later: Hurricane Archive Collects More Than 5,000 Online Stories and Images

Posted: August 29, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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Courtney Giarrusso, 25, and her family followed a local tradition and decided to ride out Hurricane Katrina on the top floors of the Fairmont Hotel in downtown New Orleans. Little did they know that the levee flooding would trap them in the hotel and later destroy their Lakeview home, designed to accommodate Giarrusso’s needs as a quadriplegic.

Sign of the Times

Posted: August 29, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A new electronic message sign was recently installed at Braddock Road and Nottoway River Lane on the Fairfax Campus. Visible from both directions, the sign will display information about major university events; messages are coordinated through Information Services in University Relations.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Pick Up First Wins of Season

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

In the 98th minute of play, freshman defender Richard Edgar connected on a perfect header that went into the upper right side of the net to seal George Mason’s 1-0 season-opening victory over Monmouth University (0-1-0) in men’s soccer action at George Mason Field Friday evening.

On Sunday, the George Mason women’s soccer team showed no signs of fatigue, and three second-half goals were proof of how fresh the Patriots were as they broke open a 1-1 game to beat Coastal Carolina, 4-1, in the 2006 home opener.

While You Were Out: What You Missed at Mason over the Summer

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

Many students and a majority of faculty members were away from George Mason over the summer, but that doesn’t mean activities came to a standstill.

Gifts to Mason Reach Record Levels

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

With more than $23.2 million received in new gifts and pledge payments during the fiscal year ending June 30, the George Mason University Foundation posted the best-ever cash flow in the history of the university.

New Student Days and Welcome Week Kick Off Semester, Patriot Style

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

George Mason, the man, believed in both steadfast tradition and positive change, and George Mason, the university, is carrying out those beliefs. As the more than 30,500 students return to the campuses this week, old traditions will still be in place, but new and exciting changes also await.

Transitions

Posted: August 25, 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.

George Mason in the News

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

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