Archive for September, 2008

Economy, Election Focus of Business Alliance SmartTalk Breakfast

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

Network and learn at the next Business Alliance of George Mason University SmartTalk Breakfast, which will focus on “The Economy, the Election and Your Business.”

AARP Names Mason One of Best Places to Work for Those 50+

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

For the second year in a row, Mason has been named one of the 50 best places to work for persons 50 years of age and older by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

Mason and the 49 other honorees will be recognized at a special AARP ceremony set for Oct. 7 in Chicago.

Lincoln Scholars

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

Lincoln scholars Daniel Mark Epstein and Andrew Ferguson spoke at Fall for the Book’s daylong series on Sept. 23 honoring the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Presidential historian and Mason scholar in residence Richard Norton Smith (at lectern) moderated. Photo by Evan Cantwell

Mason Freshman Represents Alaska at National Convention

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

Andres Chovil

When freshman Andres Chovil came to campus this summer for orientation, one of the first things he did was contact his professors to tell them he would be missing a few classes.

Theater of the First Amendment Presents a Staged Reading of ‘Habeas Corpus’

Posted: September 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Theater of the First Amendment, Mason’s professional theater company, presents a staged reading of Alan Bennett’s hilarious farce “Habeas Corpus” at the Old Town Village Gallery on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Kevin Murray, the reading is a part of the Fall for the Book festival going on this week in Northern Virginia.

Watch for Mason Alert Test

Posted: September 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m., the Mason Alert system will send out a test message.

Fall 2008 Convocation to Be Broadcast at Arlington, Prince William Campuses

Posted: September 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The upcoming fall convocation, set for Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall, will be broadcast at the Arlington and Prince William Campuses.

Debate Watch to Provide Close Look at Presidential Candidates

Posted: September 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

If you think your candidate is larger than life, here’s your chance to see him that way: On Friday, Sept. 26, Mason will host a Debate Watch to view two presidential candidates.

Center for the Arts Welcomes Shakespeare & Company’s ‘Hamlet’

Posted: September 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Hamlet

Celebrating its 30th season, Shakespeare & Company brings its first national tour of “Hamlet” to Mason’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m.

This emotionally charged production features Jason Asprey as the brooding Danish prince torn between moral integrity and vengeance, and Tina Packer, the company’s founder and artistic director (and Asprey’s mother), portraying Queen Gertrude.

Mason Joins with Community Agencies to Present Life Safety Fair for Students

Posted: September 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Last Thursday, Mason’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety set a dorm room on fire – but it was done to promote safety.