Archive for October, 2006

More Digging for Mason

Posted: October 31, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason broke ground for another construction project on its Fairfax Campus, this time to benefit the youngest members of the university community, preschoolers who attend the Child Development Center. Marking the start of construction are, from left, Tina Morris, director of the Child Development Center; Gregory Lukmire, founding partner, the Lukmire Partnership Inc. architects; […]

Men Finish Third at Cross Country CAA Championships; Women Place 10th

Posted: October 31, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s men’s cross country team finished in third place, while the women’s team placed 10th, at the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships last Friday.

Alum Named Outstanding Principal

Posted: October 31, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Susan Bridges

Susan E. Bridges, MEd ’88, principal of A.G. Richardson Elementary School in Culpeper, Va., was named a 2006 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the U.S. Department of Education.

November at the Patriot Center

Posted: October 31, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With basketball season moving into high gear, events at the Patriot Center in November will include men’s and women’s exhibition and regular-season opening games. Entertainment includes concerts with Barenaked Ladies, Panic! At the Disco, and Bob Dylan and His Band, as well as a local appearance of the Royal Lipizzaner Stallions.

President Merten to Host Mason’s Second Annual Veterans Luncheon

Posted: October 31, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

To honor all George Mason University community military veterans, President Alan Merten will host a Veterans Day luncheon on Friday, Nov. 10, at noon in the Student Union Building II Ballroom. All university community armed forces veterans – faculty, staff and students – are invited to attend.

Mason Celebrates Halloween

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

George Mason will celebrate Halloween this year with two traditional events and a new event that promises to become a tradition as well.

Larranaga Inspires at Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day

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

Men’s basketball head Coach Jim Larranaga shared his “attitude, commitment and class” philosophy with faculty and staff attending the annual Enrichment Day sponsored by Human Resources and Payroll (HR) on Friday.

Jim Larranaga

Candidates for Dean of RAK Campus to Give Presentations

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

The Office of the Provost encourages the Mason community, including faculty, staff and students, to attend presentations by candidates for the position of dean, Ras al-Khaimah Campus in the United Arab Emirates, beginning today.

Child Development Center Breaks New Ground

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

For the past 16 years, the George Mason University Child Development Center (CDC) has been operating out of three “temporary” trailers at Patriot Village on the Fairfax Campus, but this morning CDC staff and client families will be celebrating the start of construction on their brand-new facility.

Mason Team Dives Deep into the Mysteries of Coral Disease

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

George Mason University is not located on the coast of Bermuda or the Florida Keys. The scuba diving classes held on campus happen in the depths of the swimming pool in the Aquatic and Fitness Center, not the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico.

Still, the fact that the university is nowhere near the tropics doesn’t stop Bob Jonas or his students from doing the work they are most passionate about: saving the coral reefs.