Archive for November, 2006

Pankey Hosts This Year’s Heritage Workshop

Posted: November 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Each spring semester for the last eight years, the Creative Writing Program at Mason has offered a free writing workshop for the community. In 2007, the program will offer a poetry workshop with award-winning poet Eric Pankey.

The workshop begins on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and runs through May 1.

Raising the Banner

Posted: November 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Spirits were high as the official Final Four banner was raised to the rafters during the men’s basketball home opener.Mason Athletics photo

Canadian Brass Christmas Comes to Center for the Arts

Posted: November 21, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Canadian Brass

The Canadian Brass lights up holiday spirits each December with its signature blend of virtuosity and showmanship performing classics, pop, spirituals, jazz and more. Their performance at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m. is no exception as they leap onto the stage, their instruments gleaming, ready for both mischief and music.

O’Connor to Chair NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee

Posted: November 20, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The NCAA announced Friday that Athletic Director Tom O’Connor will chair the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee in 2007-08, pending approval from the Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet in February.

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul Present an Irish Christmas at Center for the Arts

Posted: November 20, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champ Eileen Ivers, who with her band Immigrant Soul sold out her 2003 performance at the Center for the Arts, will return to Fairfax with a foot-stomping, authentic and joyful holiday celebration.

Education Program Caters to Returning Peace Corps Volunteers

Posted: November 20, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When it began in 1990, George Mason’s FAST TRAIN program in the College of Education and Human Development trained foreign affairs spouses to become qualified candidates for teaching positions in international schools.

ICAR Professor’s Book Explores Terrorism from a Personal Perspective

Posted: November 20, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Susan Hirsch

As a cultural anthropologist and the survivor of a terrorist attack that took the life of her husband, Susan Hirsch offers a personal perspective on violence, justice and retribution.

Patriots Fall in Home Opener, 72-66, against Wichita State

Posted: November 18, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason men’s basketball team ended Wichita State’s season in 2005-06, and on Saturday afternoon at the Patriot Center, the Shockers exacted a measure of revenge for that loss, beating Mason in its home opener, 72-66.

Gold Rush Rally

Posted: November 17, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Men’s basketball head coach Jim Larranaga signs T-shirts at the Gold Rush rally sponsored by Student Government on Thursday. Lucky fans got free gold shirts to wear to home games.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Department of Music Announces Holiday Concert Lineup

Posted: November 17, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Traditionally performing to sold-out houses, the university’s Department of Music instrumental and vocal ensembles will present the annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.