Archive for April, 2008

Living History

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

Harry Butowsky, History and Art History, uses Bob Dole’s book, “One Soldier’s Story: A Memoir” in his World War II in Europe course when the class discusses the challenges facing wounded and disabled service men after the war. Before Dole became one of America’s most respected statesmen, he was an average citizen who served in […]

Mason Sports Roundup

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

Golf, softball, baseball, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s track and field and women’s lacrosse teams were in action over the weekend.

ISOM Students Make Life a Little Easier for All at Mason

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

Chien-Yu Chen

If you have recently used a credit card to pay for food or coffee at the Johnson Center, you may have noticed that you did not have to sign a receipt. This small change in business process goes a long way to speeding things up for everyone and saves the food court operators time and money.

Mason in the Community

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

Following are members of the Mason community who made presentations in March as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers bureau.

An interview with Marc Broderick, Vice President for University Development and Alumni Affairs

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

Marc Broderick

Marc Broderick joined Mason last October after serving as senior associate vice president for institutional advancement at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Theater of the First Amendment to Perform at First Fridays at Old Town Hall

Posted: April 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University’s professional theater in residence, Theater of the First Amendment (TFA), returns with First Fridays at Old Town Hall in the City of Fairfax on Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m. TFA will present a series of staged readings of the many plays that will be part of the Mason Festival of the Arts in June.

May at the Patriot Center

Posted: April 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

May marks the beginning of graduation season at the Patriot Center, with not only Mason events, but also other schools’ commencements.

B.Y.T.E. Workshops Begin May 12

Posted: April 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Build Your Technology (B.Y.T.E.) Week, an opportunity to advance your technical skills, is back for faculty and staff.

IT Students Practice Hostage Rescue

Posted: April 28, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Prince William Campus was the site of a simulated hostage rescue scenario on Wednesday, April 16, as the IT 353 class, taught by Mike Lyons, conducted their semester project exercise in information defense technologies.

Students working on IT project

IT 353 focuses on the role of information technology as a tool for warfare and civil defense. Each semester includes a project culminating in a scenario that demonstrates the students’ mastery of the skills learned during the course.

General Assembly Wraps Up Bond, Budget Issues Affecting Mason

Posted: April 28, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Virginia General Assembly approved a six-year capital improvement plan that provides almost $1.9 billion for construction, renovation and repair of higher education facilities in the commonwealth.