Archive for September, 2008

Student Writer Blossoms into a Savvy Media Producer

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

Ken Budd, BA ’88, MA ’97, tried computer science, social work and business, and was moving toward yet another major —English — when he enrolled in a course that may have marked a turning point in his life.

New Southside Dining Facility Set to Open

Posted: September 26, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Though changes have been seen in nearly all dining areas across campus, most of the focus has been on Southside – the new dining hall that will replace Ciao Hall.

Transitions

Posted: September 26, 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.

Time to Vote — on Mason Spirit Buttons

Posted: September 26, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It’s voting season, and that extends to one of Mason’s newest traditions: spirit buttons.

The Mason Traditions Committee is bringing back for the third year the colorful spirit buttons bearing a “fighting” slogan for the upcoming men’s basketball season.

Mason in the News

Posted: September 26, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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

Faculty Senate Hears Budget, Quality Enhancement Plan News

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

Following a budget presentation by Provost Peter Stearns and Senior Vice President Maurice Scherrens at the Faculty Senate meeting on Sept. 24, senators passed a motion expressing appreciation for “the consultative process” employed by university administration in dealing with anticipated state budget cuts.

Professor’s New Book Details How Presidential Manipulation of the Media Is Hurting America

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

Stephen Farnsworth

As the United States enters the final weeks of the 2008 presidential election campaign, the media and the candidates are in full gear exploiting each other, often at the expense of public information and debate on substantive issues, a Mason professor argues in his new book.

Dear Mr. President: Mason Experts Offer Advice to Incoming Administration

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

This week’s focus is on environmental and energy policy.

Volgenau School’s Time Capsule to Provide a Legacy for Future Students

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

The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering is always looking to the future, but now it is looking specifically to the year 2035.

Arts Faculty Sharpen Their Skills During the Summer

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

When not teaching at Mason, faculty members in the College of Visual and Performing Arts showcase their talents around the world.