Archive for April, 2007

Price Named EIVA Tait Division Player of the Week

April 30, 2007

After earning Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Newcomer of the Year and First-Team EIVA All-East honors last week, redshirt freshman opposite hitter William Price added another award when the conference named him EIVA Tait Division Player of the Week for his efforts in George Mason’s quarterfinal win in the EIVA Championship Tournament last week.

It is the second consecutive week Price has been named the Player of the Week and the fourth time this season he has won the award.

Price hit .654, with match-highs of 24 points, 18 kills and four aces as the Patriots easily defeated East Stroudsburg 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the EIVA Championship Tournament to advance to the semifinal round.

Office of Institutional Assessment Measures Learning in Core Areas

April 30, 2007

At its January meeting, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia created the 2007 Assessment Task Force to conduct in-depth examinations of how institutions can implement assessments of six core learning areas.

Grad Week 2007

April 30, 2007

It’s finally here — Grad Week 2007. In just three short weeks, Mason’s graduating seniors will be processing in the Patriot Center in green caps and gowns and celebrating the completion of the hard work of their college years.

May at the Patriot Center

April 30, 2007

The month of May marks the beginning of graduation season at the Patriot Center for Mason as well as area schools and colleges.

Safety and Security at Mason: Virginia Tech Tragedy Prompts Discussion, Review

April 30, 2007

In discussions among students, faculty and staff over the past couple of weeks, it quickly became apparent that in addition to sharing the nation’s grief over the terrible tragedy at Virginia Tech on April 16, the Mason community shared a concern about safety closer to home. After the initial shock passed, the question became, “Could it happen on our campus?”

Virginia Loves Mason

April 30, 2007

This new T-shirt design, now available in the bookstore, was an offshoot of the popular spirit buttons introduced this year for the men’s basketball games. The design was created by the Traditions Committee for the game against the College of William and Mary.Photo courtesy George Mason University Bookstore

Student Commencement Speaker Selected from Public Speaking Course

April 27, 2007

Giving an eight-minute speech may sound effortless. But not when that speech must be memorized, made applicable to an incredibly diverse crowd and given in front of 10,000 people.

But the seven students enrolled in Mason’s COMM 399 Special Occasions Speaking — a course designed to refine public speaking skills — were up to the challenge.

Each student gave four speeches during the semester to prepare them for the course’s culmination — an audition in front of a seven-member panel for the opportunity to give their speech during the university-wide Commencement on May 19 in the Patriot Center.

George Mason in the News

April 27, 2007

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason recently received.

Communication Students Serve Community with Video Projects

April 27, 2007

For the past five years, Cindy Lont’s Theories of Visual Communication class has teamed up with nonprofit business clients to assist them with their promotional or educational videos, and this year is no different.

Zipcars Provide Transportation Options

April 27, 2007

As a part of Mason’s continuing “Going Green” campaign, Transportation Services has teamed up with Zipcar to provide students and employees an environmentally sound way to get around.