Archive for May, 2008

Packin’ Out

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

Melissa Bannor, right, assistant director of alumni affairs, accepts donations at the Patriot Pack Out kick off last Friday. Donations of clothing, small electronics and nonperishable food are being collected in various Fairfax Campus locations through May 16.Creative Services photo

Mason’s Largest Graduating Class Filled with Goal-Driven Achievers

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

When George Mason University honors the largest graduating class in its history at the 41st Commencement on Saturday, May 17, many of those in the caps and gowns will already have a long list of achievements in hand and definite plans for the next phase of their lives.

Mason in the News

Posted: May 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national and international news coverage Mason recently received.

Thursday, May 1, Voice of America
Elavie Ndura was interviewed by Voice of America about the role of higher education in national development. Ndura discussed the benefits of partnerships and collaboration between higher education faculty in developing and more developed countries, and potential challenges facing the implementation of the Mason-Burundi Memorandum of Understanding.

Office of Research Development Sponsors Workshops

Posted: May 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Office of Research Development is offering three workshops to round out the 2007-08 academic year.

Mason Toastmasters Club Aims to Create Confident Public Speakers

Posted: May 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Studies have shown that most people fear public speaking more than anything else — even death. The very thought of dozens of people staring, watching your every move and mistake can frighten anyone, even the best of public speakers.

Alumnus Makes Clothes that Make the Man — and History

Posted: May 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In an age when much historical information exists either between the covers of books or in online databases, one alumnus is working to put a human face — and an accurate outfit — on the past.

Counseling and Psychological Services Welcomes Full-Time Psychiatrist

Posted: May 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Carol Perez

Students coming to Counseling and Psychological Services may see a new face in the department. Carol Perez, Mason’s first full-time, on-staff psychiatrist, brings along with her a wealth of experience.

Engineering Building Construction Applies Entrepreneurial, Environmental Perspectives

Posted: May 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At a university that prides itself for its high level of innovation and entrepreneurship, it’s only fitting that the new building for the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering combine the two characteristics.

Mason’s BOV Increases Tuition and Fees to Satisfy State Mandate

Posted: May 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At its final meeting of the academic year, Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) voted to raise tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students by $672 for the upcoming 2008-09 academic year. The BOV’s decision also includes increases in tuition and fees for other categories of students. At the same time, need- and merit-based financial aid has been increased.

Annual Patriot Pack Out an Easy Way to Help Local Charities

Posted: May 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At the close of another semester, students aren’t just busy writing papers and taking finals. Those who live on campus are packing up and moving out. To alleviate some of the hassle, organizers of the second annual Patriot Pack Out suggest a solution: “Don’t Dump It, Donate It.”