Archive for March, 2008

Coffee to Go

Posted: March 25, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A new Jazzman’s Café opened on the Fairfax Campus in the Sandy Creek shuttle stop waiting area.Photo by Ryann Doyle

Circus Makes Annual Appearance at Patriot Center

Posted: March 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus is returning to the Patriot Center. Shows start Wednesday, April 2, and run through Sunday, April 13.

Center for the Arts Welcomes Back The Acting Company

Posted: March 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Acting Company, an ensemble of the best-trained, talented young actors who perform classic plays and contemporary works in their repertory will perform two plays at Mason’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 5, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, at 7 p.m.

Quality of Work Life Survey Results Announced

Posted: March 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

To continue the dialogue between Mason and its employees, the Quality of Work Life Task Force conducted a Quality of Work Life (QWL) survey of Mason employees in June and October 2006 to ask them a series of detailed questions regarding work/life at Mason.

Transitions

Posted: March 24, 2008 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.

On Their Toes: Gala Concert Showcases Talented Dance Students

Posted: March 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The lights dim over a full house at Mason’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The opening chords of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D” fill the hall, and a single spotlight illuminates the performers. Members of the audience lean back in their seats to enjoy a dance considered one of choreographer Mark Morris’ masterpieces, “Gloria.” But the dance is not being performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group. Instead, Mason dance students take the stage.

Men’s Basketball Season Comes to an End in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

Posted: March 21, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason men’s basketball played in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday evening and despite playing 40 minutes of basketball, the game was decided in a seven-minute span. Early in the first half, with Mason holding a one-point lead, Notre Dame went on a 17-0 run to take control of the game and the lead remained in double figures throughout. The fifth-seeded Fighting Irish were able to take a 68-50 win over the 12th-seeded Patriots in front of 19,282 fans in Denver, Colo.

MAT Students Introduce Children and their Parents to Women in the Arts

Posted: March 21, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Artful Adventures for Families is a program created for The National Museum of Women’s Art (NMWA) Annual Family Festival on March 2.

Volgenau School Researchers Collaborate on Subcontract

Posted: March 21, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Five researchers and faculty members in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering recently received a subcontract through Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

Pride Week at Mason

Posted: March 21, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The week of Mon., March 24 through Saturday, March 30, is being celebrated as Pride Week at Mason, supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students, as well as informing and uniting the entire community on issues that surround queer community.

Pride Week will kick off on Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. with the film, “Follow My Voice,” a movie that follows the struggles and aspirations of four students that attend a high school for at-risk LGBTQ students.