Archive for December, 2008

IT Course Incorporates Novel Teaching Format

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

Sharon Caraballo

No classroom? No problem.

Online courses are becoming increasingly popular as classroom structures change and course materials become more technical.

Online or In Line, Consumers Still Shopping for Holidays, Mason Experts Say

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

Most of us don’t need to read the news stories about the climbing unemployment rate, failing auto industry and continuing housing market woes to know these are tough times.

Mason Faculty Members Take Their Classrooms Abroad

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

What better place to study philosophy than Greece, the home of Plato and Socrates? Or what better place to study theater than London, where Shakespeare plied his craft?

More than 200 Mason students led by more than a dozen faculty directors couldn’t agree more. They’ll soon be leaving U.S. shores for winter break study tours around the world sponsored by the Center for Global Education (CGE).

Mason in the News

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

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

A World of Diversity: Mason Publishes Guide to Holidays

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

The average person can probably count on one hand the number of winter holidays they know about. But Mason’s Office of Diversity Programs and Services (ODPS) has done some research and published a guide that reveals no less than 16 holidays are celebrated around the world in December and January.

Mason Receives $1 Million Gift from Barnes & Noble for Athletics, University Programs

Posted: December 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason has received a $1 million gift from Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Inc. A portion of the funds, $590,000, will go toward the Basketball Practice Facility Construction Fund, and $140,000 will fund Intercollegiate Athletic scholarships.

December at the Patriot Center

Posted: December 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This month’s events at the Patriot Center include a festive production of Sesame Street Live, Mason men’s and women’s basketball and concerts by top artists.

Patriot Center box office

Staff Senate to Collect Toys for Tots, Food for Needy

Posted: December 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In an annual tradition, the Staff Senate, in conjunction with Parking Services and Mason’s Faculty and Staff Holiday Party on Dec. 16, will sponsor a toy and food drive.

Mason Receives $1 Million Gift from Barnes & Noble for Athletics, University Programs

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

Mason has received a $1 million gift from Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Inc. A portion of the funds, $590,000, will go toward the Basketball Practice Facility Construction Fund, and $140,000 will fund Intercollegiate Athletic scholarships.

Students Create Business Plans for Sustainable Business Ventures

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

While most students were busy preparing for final exams this past weekend, 32 Mason undergraduate students were hoping to see a busy semester culminate in a $500 cash prize.

Entrepreneurship classes throughout the university were invited to participate in the second annual Dean’s Business Plan Competition sponsored by the School of Management.