Archive for August, 2007

Off the Clock: Hooked on a Feeling

Posted: August 2, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rita Rowand

Rita Rowand, enrollment and international programs coordinator in the Prince William Campus Registrar’s Office, recently took a summer vacation to Yellowstone River in Montana to relax, spend quality time with her family and take up a new hobby: fly fishing.

James Gentry Is August Employee of the Month

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

Current position: HVAC Technician
Years at Mason: Six years in September
What he does: Service and installation of heating and cooling equipment
What he enjoys most about his job: “There have been many people saying, ‘It is always too hot or too cold in my office, and they have never been able to fix it.’ So I come through and balance out the air, and it makes me happy when I then have people saying, ‘Wow, we have never been this comfortable in here.’”

Mason’s World Ball Project Works to Increase Geography Literacy

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

world ball

When Geography Department Chair Allan Falconer heard that Mason men’s basketball coach Jim Larranaga gave his summer camp kids geography quizzes, Falconer thought: how could we mix geography facts and trivia with basketball and help increase kids’ interest in the world?