Archive for May, 2009

Outstanding Students Recognized

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

D’Leon Barnett, an integrative studies sophomore with a concentration in legal studies, is one of 16 students nationwide invited to participate in the Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s Washington Program.

Rachael Dickson, a rising Mason senior majoring in history with an electronic journalism minor, has been named one of the nation’s top 100 student journalists by UWire, a free wire service for college student media.

Mason Expects Hundreds for Summer Camp Programs

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

As another spring semester comes to an end, Mason is preparing for local youth to fill the Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William Campuses as they participate in the more than 90 camps offered this summer.

Transitions

Posted: May 11, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The following faculty promotions and actions, to take effect Aug. 25, 2009, were approved by Mason’s Board of Visitors at its May 6 meeting.

College of Education and Human Development

Michelle Buehl, Associate Professor of Education without term
Shane Caswell, Associate Professor of Education without term
Lucy Earle Reybold, Associate Professor of Education without term
Shuangbao Wang, Research Associate Professor

Mason to Hold First Lavender Graduation

Posted: May 11, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason is joining nearly 150 universities nationwide in offering a “Lavender Graduation” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students.

Mason Offers New Minor in Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Posted: May 11, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For many students, a minor in systems engineering and operations research (SEOR) will offer an attractive complement to their current major.

The Stories They Tell: Class of ’09 Reflects Hard-Working, Ambitious Scholars

Posted: May 11, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: July 10, 2009 at 9:02 am

The Mason Gazette staff interviewed a small group of the more than 7,000 students who will graduate from Mason on Saturday, May 16. Their stories, although different in the details, bring out the hard-working and ambitious nature of these students, attributes shared by many of their thousands of fellows.

Mason Corrects Chronicle Article on Staff-to-Student Ratio

Posted: May 8, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

An article in the April 24 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education reported incorrect figures for Mason on the growth in staff-to-student ratio over a 10-year period.

Staff Senate Honors Outstanding Supervisors

Posted: May 8, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Faced with a pool of many outstanding supervisors, the Staff Senate couldn’t choose just one for the spring award presentation. So for the second time ever, the senate chose two: Susan Ridley, office manager in the Psychology Department, and Richard Wood, general manager and executive producer of GMU-TV.

Mason in the News

Posted: May 8, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage Mason recently received.

Hendricks, Krieger Named Student-Athletes of the Year; Scholar-Athletes Recognized

Posted: May 7, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Members of Mason Intercollegiate Athletics recognized the 2009 senior class at the 2009 Senior Salute awards banquet on May 5.

The Aimee Willard Commemorative Award was presented to senior baseball player Scott Krieger.