Archive for May, 2008

Winners of Student-Athlete of the Year, Willard Awards Named

Posted: May 14, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Laura King

The Dr. Frank Pettrone Student-Athlete of the Year Award winners were announced last week at the athletics annual awards ceremony.

Lacrosse’s Laura King won the Female Student-Athlete of the Year award; basketball’s Will Thomas won the Male Student-Athlete of the Year award; and baseball player Dan Jaycox won the Aimee Willard commemorative award.

Transitions

Posted: May 14, 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.

Mason Offers Programs for Non-Native Speakers of English

Posted: May 14, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This summer, the English Language Institute will offer a free two-part seminar in graduate-level writing as well as free pronunciation, grammar and conversation/culture workshops for non-native speakers of English.

Mason Athletic Teams Show Improvement in NCAA Academic Scores

Posted: May 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Each of Mason’s 22 NCAA-sponsored athletic programs met or exceeded the required minimum score on the Academic Progress Rate.

Coach Angie Taylor Inducted into Illinois State’s Hall of Fame

Posted: May 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Angie Taylor

Mason women’s cross country and track and field head coach Angie Taylor has been named to the Illinois State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

Mason Hosts Virginia Governor’s Commission on Climate Change

Posted: May 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Fairfax Campus will host the fourth meeting of the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Climate Change on Tuesday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall.

Reading Specialist Students Tutor Struggling Elementary School Children

Posted: May 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the percentage of students in Virginia who performed at or above the National Assessment of Educational Progress Basic reading level was 74 percent in 2007, up slightly from 72 percent in 2005.

Theater of the First Amendment Announces First Light Winners

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

Theater of the First Amendment, Mason’s professional theater company in residence, will present the Eighth Annual First Light Discovery Program of new play readings.

Mason Provost Spices Up Lyrics to Gilbert and Sullivan Classic

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

Peter Stearns

Although the night was filled with vocal and instrumental performances from Mason’s Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, University Singers and more, one of the highlights of the Department of Music’s Annual Scholarship Concert last week was a rendition of “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General,” performed by Mason Provost Peter Stearns.

By all accounts, it brought down the house.

CHSS Convocation Speakers Esfandiari, Bakhash to Address Human Rights

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

On Thursday, May 15, the convocation address at the undergraduate ceremony for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will bring a human rights discussion to the Patriot Center.