Archive for August, 2007

Ribbon Cutting, Ice Cream Social to Mark Opening of Newest Residence Halls

Posted: August 27, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The opening of the Fairfax Campus’s two newest residence halls – Blue Ridge and Shenandoah – will be officially commemorated on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Students Catch the Mason Spirit as Welcome Week Kicks Off Semester

Posted: August 27, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The calm on campus early last week was deceptive: Behind the scenes, Mason staff were busily preparing to welcome back more than 30,000 students.

Mason Begins Fall Semester with New Construction, Safety Measures in Place

Posted: August 27, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

After a summer away from campus, many students and faculty will discover several new developments — some obvious and some not so obvious — at Mason this fall. Among the most notable changes, housing has expanded and safety measures have become more extensive.

Distinguished Faculty

Posted: August 24, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Provost Peter Stearns chats with Patricia Miller, University Professor and director of vocal studies, at a reception held this week for Mason’s distinguished faculty. In the background is William Reeder, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Heritage Chair in Arts and Cultural Criticism. President Alan Merten told the gathering, “It’s a […]

Mason in the News

Posted: August 24, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Thursday, Aug. 23, Washington Post
Massacre at Virginia Tech Prompts Security Upgrades at Local Colleges
“Students and faculty returning to George Mason University this fall will move less freely around campus as a result of new security measures adopted since the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in April.”

Fairfax Campus Transportation Options Increase

Posted: August 24, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A new parking area and expanded shuttle hours will be offered this fall.

Arlington Campus Plans Community-Friendly Public Plaza

Posted: August 24, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Arlington Campus has turned to its community for input on designing a new public plaza.

The Five-Minute Interview: Novelist Susan Richards Shreve

Posted: August 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Susan Richards Shreve, Mason’s writer in residence, has taught fiction writing at Mason for more than 30 years and helped start the university’s nationally ranked graduate creative writing program.

What Says ‘Welcome Back’ Better Than Free Food?

Posted: August 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason Transportation Department and local Fairfax restaurants are teaming up to welcome students and employees back to the new semester by offering free food when they ride the CUE Bus during the week of Aug. 27.

University Introduces ‘Mason Alert,’ New Emergency Alert System

Posted: August 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason is introducing a new information system called “Mason Alert” to give students, faculty and staff immediate access to emergency announcements, notifications and updates during times of a major campus or area crisis.