Archive for March, 2009

Mason in the News

Posted: March 6, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Proposed Patriot Green Fund Would Support Sustainability at Mason

Posted: March 6, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Office of Sustainability and the student-led Environmental Awareness Group are attempting to launch the Patriot Green Fund.

Faculty Senate Hears Remarks from Rector Volgenau

Posted: March 6, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Board of Visitors Rector Ernst Volgenau discussed the BOV’s concern about the current economy and answered questions.

Book Signing

Posted: March 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Michael Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, gave a lecture and signed his book, “The Art of the Turnaround: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations,” at the Center for the Arts on March 4. The event was hosted by Mason’s Arts Management Program.Photo by Evan Cantwell

Russian National Ballet Theatre Presents Classics at Center for the Arts

Posted: March 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow in the late 1980s during the transitional period of Perestroika, when many great dancers and choreographers of the former Soviet Union began exercising their newfound freedom by starting new, vibrant companies, bringing a fresh, invigorating spirit to the timeless tradition of classical ballet.

New Arlington Building Offers Lots of Naming Opportunities

Posted: March 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Naming a new $100 million building is a high-pressure task, especially one that has captured the attention of thousands of area residents, commuters and visitors ever since work began on it more than two years ago.

Mason to End Partnership Regarding Co-Authority of Hemlock Overlook

Posted: March 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason has announced it will terminate its 23-year cooperative agreement with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority for operation of the Hemlock Overlook Center for Experiential Education. Mason will end its joint agreement with the park authority effective June 30, 2009.

Looking for Graduate Opportunities? Mason Makes It Easy

Posted: March 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Current students considering deferring their entrance to the workforce to pursue graduate study and professionals seeking to return to college to complete a master’s or doctoral degree to improve their marketability have an opportunity to learn about graduate programs from across the country at Mason’s inaugural 2009 Graduate and Professional Day.

Administrators Seek Budget Suggestions Via ‘Mason Ideas’ Web Page

Posted: March 4, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Mason Ideas,” a new vehicle designed to solicit ideas from the university community on ways Mason can best navigate the challenges of state budget cuts, was unveiled yesterday by Provost Peter Stearns and Senior Vice President Morrie Scherrens at an open forum in the Johnson Center Cinema.

University Life Sponsors CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bus

Posted: March 4, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

University Life is once again sponsoring Get on the Bus to the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament in Richmond to cheer on the men’s basketball team the weekend of March 6.