Archive for June, 2007

Albom and Lethem Headline Fall for the Book Festival

Posted: June 25, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mitch Albom

Northern Virginia’s largest and oldest literary event, the Fall for the Book Festival, returns to Mason Sept. 23–28 with literary stars Mitch Albom and Jonathan Lethem as headliners.

Becoming a Patriot: New Students Discover Mason at Orientation

Posted: June 25, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

How does one become a Patriot? For new students, the transformation begins at Orientation.

New Patriots can expect to learn about everything from the history of the Mason mascot to the words of the Alma Mater to using Patriot jargon in their everyday language. It takes more than this, however, to flourish and succeed as a Mason Patriot, as incoming students soon learn.

Something to Celebrate

Posted: June 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Child Development Center held a grand opening celebration for its new facility in the northeast section of the Fairfax Campus. Children who attend the center held up letters reading, “Thank you Mr. Erik. We love our CDC,” referring to building project manager Erik Backus. Backus, who worked in Facilities Planning, has since been called […]

Study to Help People with Disabilities Receive Quality Care

Posted: June 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

College of Health and Human Services professor Sue Palsbo will study a questionnaire that interviews Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities on how they rate the quality of their health care.

George Mason in the News

Posted: June 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Summer Workshops in Experimental Economics Offered for High School Students

Posted: June 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, located at Mason’s Arlington Campus, will once again host Northern Virginia high school students for the Vernon L. Smith Workshops in Experimental Economics, beginning June 25.

Memorial for Student Who Died in Accident Announced

Posted: June 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Memorial services for Sarah Carter, a Mason student killed June 14 in a tragic auto accident along with another Mason student, Elaine “Nettie” Thackston, and two other girls, have been announced.

Little Patriots

Posted: June 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Lauren and Mason Fuller, grandchildren of Bobbie Fuller, director of Information Services, have caught Mason spirit. Mason faculty and staff are encouraged to follow their example by donning Mason gear every Friday this summer. The bookstore is even helping out by offering a special summer savings discount of 20 percent. Snag the discount coupon at […]

New Grad Lands Job with Parsons Dance Company

Posted: June 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Heidi Kershaw and Billy Smith

Dance Department chair Elizabeth Price is used to going to Commencement alone.

By then, many of the dancers graduating from her small but nationally recognized department are already dancing professionally.

Transitions

Posted: June 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of George Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.