Archive for September, 2008

Provost Stearns’ Appointment Extended

Posted: September 10, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Peter Stearns

Mason President Alan Merten announced Tuesday that Peter Stearns’ appointment as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs has been extended through June 2013.

Center for the Arts Welcomes Pianist Jeffrey Siegel for ‘Haydn and Mozart — Humor and Heartache’

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

The Center for the Arts kicks off its new season of Great Performances at Mason with internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel performing the first of this season’s trademark series, Keyboard Conversations.

Fall 2008 Undergraduate Apprentice Program Participants Selected

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

Twenty undergraduate students were selected for the competitive Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program for the fall semester.

Southside Dining Facility Promises to Be ‘the Best of the Best’

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

Comparing Mason’s new dining facility to the current one is beyond “apples to oranges.” For first-time patrons, it will be like walking into Oz, says Nancy Pickens, project manager of the dining hall.

New Film Club’s Fall Season Focuses on Presidential Campaign Issues

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

The new Film Club organized by Tommy Britt, assistant professor of film and video studies, in conjunction with Student Media and University Life, has scheduled a series of films on campaign issues for the fall. Each film will be followed by a discussion led by a Mason faculty member.

Arts, by George! Showcases Talents of Students and Faculty

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

Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) and Center for the Arts announce the third annual Arts, by George! benefit that supports student scholarships in CVPA and the Great Performances at Mason series.

Brian Stokes Mitchell

The evening begins by showcasing the remarkable artistic talents of Mason students and faculty and culminates with a performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway artist Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Counterinsurgency Panel Brings IED Experts to Mason

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

What are improvised explosion devices (IEDs), and how can we stop them? Find out on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

University Announces 2008 Fall Convocation

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

The university’s 2008 fall convocation led by President Alan Merten is set for Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall.

Mason Votes Web Site Helps Educate Students about Elections

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

Mason Votes logo

A new Mason Election Committee recently created the Mason Votes web site.

Mason’s Own Geek Squad Answers the Calls in the Halls

Posted: September 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: August 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

Move-in day was clear and bright. The Catholic Campus Ministry was serving lemonade while the fraternities and sororities helped new students move into Presidents Park, the freshman residential enclave. Inside the Eisenhower Commons area, a regiment of technicians dressed in turquoise T-shirts prepared for the onslaught of technically frustrated students, some with their parents in tow.