Archive for December, 2008

Professor Runs Spanish Theater as Practice Lab for Students

Posted: December 18, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When Allison Kirsch’s theater group, Teatro sin fronteras, performed in November, she was pleased to see people of all ages and backgrounds enjoying and learning about the Spanish language.

Party Prancing

Posted: December 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason employees — and a young guest — got into the spirit during a dance contest held at the university holiday party on Dec. 16. The annual event is hosted by President and Mrs. Alan Merten.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Jeffrey Siegel Brings ‘Bite-Size’ Musical Gems to Center for the Arts

Posted: December 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns with the third concert of this season’s trademark series, Keyboard Conversations.

Frankenstein as Deadbeat Dad: Literature Complements Health Science Courses

Posted: December 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

James Metcalf

According to James Metcalf, Victor Frankenstein is “the ultimate deadbeat dad.” And who could argue with him? After all, the protagonist in Mary Shelley’s 18th-century novel essentially abandons the very creature he brought into existence.

B.Y.T.E. Week Set for Jan. 12-16

Posted: December 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Technology workshops galore are being offered to faculty and staff members to sharpen their IT skills during the first Build Your Technology/Teaching Expertise week of 2009.

Adjeman-Pamboe Invited to MLS Combine

Posted: December 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Adejeman-Pamboe

Mason forward Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe was one of 65 college seniors invited to participate in the 2009 Major League Soccer (MLS) adidas Player Combine.

The event will be held Jan. 9-13, 2009, at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Only two other Colonial Athletic Association players received the invitation.

Merten, Smith Featured in C-SPAN Documentary on White House

Posted: December 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason President Alan Merten is featured in tonight’s episode of the weeklong C-SPAN series, “White House Week,” that takes viewers inside the residence and behind the scenes.

Metron Aviation First Company to Lease Space in New Engineering Building

Posted: December 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Volgenau School’s new building provides Northern Virginia businesses the opportunity to have a presence on campus.

University Offices Close for Winter Holiday; Gazette Takes a Break

Posted: December 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

All offices and buildings on the Mason campuses will close for the winter holidays beginning at close of business on Tuesday, Dec. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009.

Network and Phone Outages to Occur During Winter Break

Posted: December 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Because the Performing Arts Building expansion will be built directly on top of some of the Fairfax Campus’ most vital infrastructure, extensive rerouting is taking place.