Archive for August, 2006

Memorial Service Planned for Prof. Melvin Friedlander

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

Melvin Friedlander, associate professor of public and international affairs at George Mason for more than 20 years, died on Sunday, Aug. 20, while traveling in Portugal. The cause of death was identified as heart failure.

Student Show ‘Launch Pad’ Takes Off with Entertainment, Information

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

This fall, several George Mason students are launching into a hot new technology that’s taking off at Mason: podcasting. “Launch Pad,” a weekly radio-talk-show-style podcast that previews campus activities, will be available to download online. It will be hosted by student PJs (“pod jockeys”) James Martin, Ednaline Concepcion, Aseel Al-Mudallal and Andrew Day.

Men’s, Women’s Soccer Off to Solid Preseason Start

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

Jacob Weitz

George Mason’s men’s soccer team closed out its 2006 exhibition season with a 1-0 win over Loyola College, Md., at George Mason Stadium last Saturday.

Freshman forward Irvin Martinez scored the lone goal of the night.

Meanwhile, the George Mason women’s soccer team played its lone exhibition game of the season last Friday and was able to take a win from the University of Richmond, downing the Spiders 3-1. All three of Mason’s goals came from first-year players, and every member of the team took the field in the preseason tune-up.

New Advisor to Help Students with Health Profession Aspirations

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

Emil Chuck

Mason students and alumni who are interested in pursuing postgraduate study in the health professions – medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary science and others – have a new resource at Mason: Emil Chuck, the health professions advisor in Student Academic Affairs and Advising.

George Mason’s Social Work Program Receives National Accreditation

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

George Mason’s Department of Social Work, housed within the College of Health and Human Services, has reached an important industry milestone by receiving national accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education for its Master of Social Work program.

Oriented

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

New faculty member Earle Reybold of the College of Education and Human Development, left, spoke with Laurie Fathe, associate provost for education improvement and innovation, at last Tuesday’s new faculty orientation.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Lewis Agrees to Professional Contract to Play in Europe

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

Jai Lewis shooting basket

Former George Mason standout Jai Lewis has agreed to a professional basketball contract and will play for Bosna of the Adriatic Basketball Association. He will be playing in the league’s top division as a forward on the league’s most dominant team. Bosna is based in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Survey Shows Nursing Student Satisfaction on the Rise

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

Faculty and staff in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) are celebrating their recent success – two years in the making – in increasing undergraduate nursing student satisfaction survey scores.

New Faculty Welcomed to Mason

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

Approximately 120 new faculty members joining George Mason this fall were welcomed yesterday at an orientation and luncheon hosted by the Office of the Provost.

Activities Planned for New Student Days

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

The first of 4,000 resident students will move into the Fairfax Campus residence halls beginning Thursday, Aug. 24. To give them a break from unpacking and settling in, a variety of social activities are planned.