Archive for December, 2006

Center for Regional Analysis Examines Army Service’s Effects on Women

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

Mason’s Center for Regional Analysis in the School of Public Policy (SPP) has conducted a pilot survey of female Army soldiers and veterans to assess the impact their service has had on their economic well-being.

Hispanic Professional Engineers Chapter Shows Growth; New President Honored

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

Twelve members of the Mason chapter of the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) attended last year’s national conference, but when the upcoming conference is held next month in Denver, Mason chapter president Karen Siles expects at least 22 members will be on hand.

Pro Swimmer Ziegler Sets American Records

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

Katie Ziegler

Kate Ziegler has always enjoyed swimming at the George Mason Aquatic and Fitness Center on the Fairfax Campus.

Holiday Chorus

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

The George Mason University Chorus and Choir, directed by Stan Engebretson, sang selections from Handel’s “Messiah” at Sunday’s annual holiday concert. The concert also featured the Mason Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra; guest soloists Elizabeth Curtis, Nicole Dalusung and Geoffrey Gallante; guest dancers from the Mason Dance Department; and conductors Kris Chapman, Dan Boothe, John […]

Staff Senate to Collect Toys for Tots, Food for Needy

Posted: December 11, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Once again, the Staff Senate, in conjunction with George Mason’s Holiday Party on Dec. 14, will sponsor the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots, as well as a food drive for New Hope Housing Inc.

‘Hardball’ Comes to Mason Dec. 14 with Guests Robert De Niro, Matt Damon

Posted: December 11, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Robert DeNiro

A special segment of MSNBC’s news-talk program “Hardball,” hosted by Chris Matthews, is being taped at Mason’s Fairfax Campus on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

The Five-Minute Interview: Jeff Broadwater, Author of “Forgotten Founder”

Posted: December 11, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Patriot George Mason, born 281 years ago on Dec. 11, is often left off the list of founding fathers, but in his service to the young United States, many of his peers considered him, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, “of the first order of greatness.”

Academic Advising Center to Host Web Conference

Posted: December 11, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Academic Advising Center invites all members of the advising community to attend a web conference on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Mason Hall, Room D3 A and B on the Fairfax Campus. The program begins promptly at 2 p.m. and will last about 90 minutes. A short discussion will follow the conference.

Keeping the Chesapeake Bay Clean: Mason Study Team Monitors Forest Buffers in the Watershed

Posted: December 11, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

You can tell the health of a body of water by the quality of the vegetation on its banks. Aside from serving as a home to wildlife – and a place to take a break on that canoe trip – these vegetative areas play a vital role in maintaining water quality and reducing flooding.

Former Olympians to Make Special Appearance at High School Track Meet

Posted: December 8, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Four former Olympians will be on hand to assist and hand out trophies at the High School Indoor Track and Field Meet hosted by the George Mason Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Team on Saturday, Dec. 9.