Archive for May, 2009

A New Menu for Dining Services

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

The end of the academic year brings a change in schedules and services to campus eateries.

Mason to Raise Tuition for Next Academic Year

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

At its final meeting of the year, Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) voted to raise tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students by 6.8 percent or $512 for the 2009-10 academic year.

Transitions

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

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

Send information to gazette@gmu.edu.

Robert J. Best is a new communications officer for University Police.

Diane A. Coppage, Development Office, is retiring in June.

Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center Encourages Community to Attack the Fat

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

In an effort to “green” its people, the university is sponsoring the Wellness by Mason program throughout the university.

Schools and Colleges Hold Convocation Ceremonies

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

University Commencement for all students will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. in the Patriot Center.

May 7 Achievement Awards Presentation Honors Mason Employees

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

On Thursday, May 7, more than two dozen university employees or work groups will be honored with awards.

Mason Employees Wear More Than One Hat

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

Chris Johnston in grandfather's regalia

Among the many benefits of working at Mason is a tuition waiver for full and part-time faculty and staff. Some Mason employees have used the benefit to take a few courses for professional growth, but others have used the benefit to earn a degree or finish a degree.

“Mason is pleased to support the professional development of our faculty and staff through tuition waiver opportunities,” says Linda Harber, associate vice president for Human Resources and Payroll.

Mason Receives Award for Social Entrepreneurship Project

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

Mason was recently awarded a Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award by Gov. Tim Kaine as part of the university’s partnership with the Phoenix Project.

Student Duval Bodden to Speak at Commencement

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

Duval Bodden will be the student speaker at Mason’s 2009 Commencement on May 16.

Memorial Tree for Leo Rigsby to Be Dedicated

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

Leo Rigsby

The College of Education and Human Development, Initiatives in Educational Transformation, students and colleagues will plant a tree honoring the memory of faculty member Leo Rigsby, who died in February at the age of 70.