Looking Ahead: Events for Mason Staff

July 2014

In this issue . . .

Staff Senate on Hiatus for July General Meeting

No Staff Senate general meeting this month! The Staff Senate is putting its energy into the Summer 2014 Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatches!  Stop by to meet your senators, senator nominees, and enjoy a cup of coffee on us. Arlington, Monday, July 7, 9:30-11:00 am, Founders Hall 125 Prince William, Thursday, July 10, 9:30 – 11:00 am, …

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June 2014 Employee of the Month

June Employee of the Month: Janet Walker

The biggest congratulations possible for Janet Walker, Work Life & Communications Coordinator, Human Resources/Payroll.  Anyone who knows Janet, knows that she is always smiling!  That makes sense, since Walker is effusive about her love for Mason.  “It’s a caring community, full of fascinating people, doing amazing things. I enjoy …

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Summer 2014 Coffee Klatch CORRECTED

Summer 2014 Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatch

The Mason Staff Senate is delighted to host the Summer 2014 Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatch, honoring the hard work of Mason classified and nonstudent wage employees. Activities include: breakfast with expanded gluten-free options, beach-themed photo booth, raffle prizes, departmental info fair, voting to fill staff senator seats for the upcoming term, used professional clothing drive, visit from Gunston, Mason green …

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2014 Staff Senate Elections: July 7 - July 18

Elections for the next term of the Staff Senate will be held from Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 18, 5:00 pm. Ballots will be distributed electronically via the Staff Senate Listserv on Monday, July 7. Voting will also be available at the Summer 2014 Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatches. Only classified and nonstudent wage employees are eligible to vote for …

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Staff Senate Logo

Announcing . . . The New Staff Senate Logo

The Staff Senate is pleased to share its new logo!  Designed for us by students in the School of Art, the idea behind the logo is the Staff Senate's three initiatives--to advocate, appreciate, and educate staff--holding the Mason staff community together.  Whenever you see this logo, know that the Staff Senate is working hard to serve your needs!

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Assistant to the Directors, School of Art

Senator Highlight: Amanda Corrigan

I earned my M.A. in Arts Management and Graduate Certificate in Special Events Management in the Arts from Mason in 2012. I also began working at the university in 2012. Prior to working at Mason, I worked for Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas, as an Event Coordinator. I have an undergraduate …

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Linda Harber, Associate Vice President Human Resources and Payroll, presenting at the professional development awards ceremony

Congratulations to Senator Recipients of Staff Professional Development Certificates!

Congratulations to the Staff Senators earning certificates as part of Human Resources and Payroll’s Staff Professional Development Recognition Ceremony on June 19, 2014:

  • Lisa Bair - Customer Service Certificate Program: Subject Matter Experts and HR Liaisons Certificate Program and Mason Advisor Certificate Program
  • Susan Brionez - New SUPERvisor Series
  • Jennifer Hamilton - Customer Service Certificate Program: Subject Matter Expert
  • Lindsey Lowenberg: Advanced Customer Service Certificate Program
  • Stacey Remick-Simkins - HR Liaisons Certificate Program
  • Nicole Roth - Customer Service Certificate Program and Advanced Customer Service Certificate Program
  • Stephanie Zeher - Mason Advisor Certificate Program


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Washington Post Names Mason as one of the Top Workplaces in the D.C. Area

Glad they asked us!  We know Mason is a great place to work, now so do all the Post readers!  Read the Washington Post article here.

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Summer Social: Celebrating the History of the Arlington Campus

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Arlington Campus Summer Social on Monday, August 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Founders Hall, Room 126. Enjoy Georgetown Cupcakes, ice cream, and lemonade while learning about the history and development of the Arlington Campus. The Summer Social will showcase the photography exhibit on the first floor of Founders Hall. A …

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From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Tick Tock Discounts: Discounts with a Deadline

We invite you to check out the latest tick tock discounts at http://mymasonhr.gmu.edu.  Log in using your email user name and password, select “myDiscounts” from the left-hand menu, and choose the “Tick Tocks.”  Currently there are opportunities from the Washington Nationals, Café Rio, Global Fit, Verizon, Macy’s and more.  They’re all time sensitive …

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President Ángel Cabrera presents Presidential Citations to two Freedom Center lifeguards Robert Farrow (L) and Jeff Phillips who rescued a child.

Mason Staff Lifeguards Save A Young Life

While we think ALL Mason staff are superheros, lifeguards Robert Farrow and Jeff Phillips really are!  Read more about their heroic efforts in this Mason News article.    

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Students participate in outdoor Yoga.

Free Summer Yoga for Well-Being

A central aspect of the mission of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) is to contribute to the well-being of our Mason community. CWB is thrilled to offer a summer session of our weekly Yoga for Well-Being practice open to all Mason students, faculty and staff. “Yoga for Well-Being” is a hatha yoga …

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Training for the New Fiscal Year

Get ready for the new fiscal year by brushing up on your knowledge and making sure that you are up to date on the policies and rules. You can view a list of fiscal trainings and other workshops on https://ittraining.gmu.edu/workshops.cfm. Learn more about Fiscal Services on their website, including videorecordings of training session in case you can't attend a session …

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Students stand on the deck of the Observatory Tower the Center for Restructuring Education in Science and Technology (CREST) Camp at Fairfax Campus.

Summer Camps and Youth Program at Mason, Summer 2014

Got kids? Need to keep them busy this summer?  Consider some of the great camps offered across a variety of departments on all the Mason campuses this summer. Summer Camps and Youth Programs 2014

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Booty Call

"Booty Call" at The UPS Store

It's "Booty Call" at The UPS Store in Merten Hall! Purchase a pair of these beautiful Mason- themed booties (suggested donation is $20) to benefit a music scholarship fund.  Friends of Mason Music will award the scholarship to a deserving and talented music student at GMU who could not otherwise afford tuition. The UPS Store is located in Alan & Sally …

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Comments, Concerns, Ideas? Share them!

The Staff Senate can't fulfill its mission without input from Mason staff.  We welcome all comments, concerns or idea.  You may remain anonymous, but if you wish to have a response, please include your contact information.


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