Archive for October, 2008

Child Development Center Raising Funds through Ornament Sale

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

The Child Development Center (CDC) will be selling the annual White House ornament as a fund-raiser this month and next. The ornaments can be purchased in the Johnson Center at certain times or ordered through campus mail.

Mason Prepares for Election Day: Workplace Guidelines

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

As the university gears up for the outcome of one of the most closely watched presidential campaigns in memory, Mason’s Human Resources and Payroll office provides some guidelines for “political civility” over the next days and weeks, preparing for long lines at the polls and dealing with post-election emotions.

TFA Mentoring Program and Competition for High School Playwrights

Posted: October 28, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s professional theater in residence, Theater of the First Amendment (TFA), announces the return of a unique mentoring program and competition for all Fairfax County high school playwrights.

Selected applicants have the opportunity to work with a professional playwright, director or dramaturg on play development during the fall and winter. At the end of the mentoring period, the students submit their final plays to TFA’s First Light Competition for High School Playwrights.

Lunch & Learn Offers Self-Defense Tips

Posted: October 28, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Join Mason Police Det. P.E. Millan as she provides valuable tips on how to stay safe and answers your questions about self-defense.

President Merten to Share Reflections on His Trip to Syria at ICAR Talk

Posted: October 28, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Alan Merten

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) will present “A Syrian Journey: Reflections by President Alan Merten” on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

University Community Reminded of Inclement Weather Policy

Posted: October 27, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

It’s that time of year when words “snow” and “ice” start to appear in local area forecasts. Be prepared by reviewing Mason’s Inclement Weather Policy.

Center for the Arts Presents Pianist Jeffrey Siegel

Posted: October 27, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns with the second concert of this season’s trademark series Keyboard Conversations, “Basking in Beethoven” at Mason’s Center for the Arts on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

In this “concert with commentary” performance, Siegel presents music from one of the world’s greatest composers, providing illuminating, engaging and entertaining insights into each piece.

ICAR Sponsors ‘Testimony from Hiroshima’

Posted: October 27, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) will present “Testimony from Hiroshima” and a Hiroshima A-Bomb Photo Exhibition featuring a Hiroshima A-bomb survivor.

Master’s International Program Links Peace Corps Service to Graduate Programs

Posted: October 27, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Some people dream of being president while growing up,” says Adrianne Brakefield, a Mason graduate student in political science. “I dreamt of being a Peace Corps volunteer.”

Forum Discusses Transportation Improvements in Fairfax

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

During its most recent quarterly meeting held last week, the George Mason University–Braddock District Community Forum discussed the modifications Mason and the City of Fairfax are making to improve traffic in the region.