Archive for January, 2007

From Teddy Bears to Ready Cash, Employee Recognition Program Offers Many Ways to Say Thanks

January 31, 2007

George Mason University is known as a warm and welcoming place to work – and part of that reputation is due to the multiple recognition programs available through Human Resources and Payroll.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Revisits Big Band Era at Center for the Arts

January 31, 2007

The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, homegrown at Mason’s Center for the Arts and fast becoming the area’s favorite ensemble for jazz standards and swing music, will perform the best of the Big Band Era in its Saturday, Feb. 17, performance, “Swingin’ with the Met!”

Mason Student Lands Internship with Va. Delegate

January 31, 2007

Jamal Ben Al-Haj

Jamal Ben Al-Haj was born in London, went to high school in New York and has lived in five countries. But his knowledge of local politics, in a district just a few miles from George Mason, is essential for a current internship he secured in December.

Philosophy Department Institutes Professional Ethics Certificate Program

January 31, 2007

In light of recent discoveries of accounting fraud and other questionable practices by large companies, Mason’s Department of Philosophy is helping to ensure that future corporate leaders develop the problem-solving skills that will guide them in conforming to high ethical standards.

Patriots Fall to Seahawks, 65-58

January 30, 2007

The University of North Carolina Wilmington avenged a 21-point loss from earlier this month, downing the George Mason men’s basketball team, 65-58, Monday night for just their second Colonial Athletic Association win of the season.

Leonard Slatkin to Conduct George Mason University Symphony Orchestra in Concert

January 30, 2007

Leonard Slatkin, conductor and music director of the National Symphony Orchestra, will make his fourth guest appearance with the George Mason University Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

Barack Obama to Visit Mason for College Democrats Rally

January 30, 2007

The George Mason University College Democrats, in conjunction with Students for Barack Obama and the Exploratory Committee for Sen. Barack Obama, have organized a visit by Obama to the Fairfax Campus on Friday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m.

Physicists Present Public Lecture on Quantum Theories

January 30, 2007

Is teleportation possible? Ever wanted to learn about what quantum physics means to you at an everyday level? In February, Mason’s Aharonov Distinguished Lecture Series will hold two public lectures at the Fairfax Campus by world-renowned scientists who will help to answer these questions and more.

Staff Senate Calls for Outstanding Supervisor Award Nominations

January 29, 2007

The Staff Senate is calling for nominations for its twice-annual Outstanding Supervisor Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is close of business on Friday, Feb. 9.

Chris Chisler Named Assistant Vice President for University Services

January 29, 2007

Chris Chisler, who has been serving as interim assistant vice president for University Services since August 2006, has been selected as assistant vice president for University Services after a search process that considered more than 30 applicants.