Looking Ahead: Events for Mason Staff

June 2014

Staff Senate June General Meeting

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
12:00 – 2:00 pm

The Staff Senate June general meeting will feature guest speaker Jennifer (J.J.) Wagner Davis, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, who will discuss changes at Mason including construction, policies, University Process Improvement Council updates, Mason Matters and more.

The guest speaker begins at noon, followed by time for constituents to take the microphone to express their concerns or accolades. The business meeting begins at 1:00 pm. All are welcome, and registration is not necessary.

Meeting will be held on the Fairfax campus in the Innovation Hall 334; Arlington, Founders Hall B119; Prince William, Bull Run Hall 254; and Front Royal, Academic 219

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Employee of the Month ceremony

May Employee of the Month: Tabitha Wells

Congratulations to Tabitha Wells, office coordinator for the Center for International Student Access (CISA), the May employee of the Month!  Described as “uplifting,” “integral” and “a joy to work with,” it's staff members like Tabitha who make Mason a great place to work. Read more about Tabitha in this Mason News Article. Tabitha Wells, May Employee of the Month   …

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International Professional Development Opportunity: Applications Due Date: June 13

The Office of Global and International Studies, with support from the Mason Staff Senate, is sponsoring the second annual Mason Global Professional Staff Exchange Program. The program is poised for its second year, with plans to send one staff member to Switzerland and another to South Korea in 2014-2015.  This program, which garnered unprecedented attention in its inaugural year, aims …

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Summer 2014 Coffee Klatch

Save the date for this summer's coffee klatch* on a campus near you!

  • Arlington, Monday, July 7, 9:30 – 11:00 am, Founders Hall 125
  • Prince William, Thursday July 10 , 9:30 – 11:00 am, Bull Run Hall Atrium
  • Fairfax, Wednesday, July 16, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Sub I, Patriot

Lounge Expanded menu with gluten free options, great raffle prizes, popular …

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Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatch

Departments Sought for Summer Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatch Info Fair

Want to spread the word about the services or programs your department offers Mason staff? Reserve a table at the Summer 2014 Staff Appreciation Coffee Klatch Info Fair! Departments are invited to set up shop to talk business at one or all of the events.  No fee to departments. Participants at the Coffee Klatch Info Fair Please complete and submit …

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Join the Staff Senate: Nominations and Elections Coming Soon

Becoming a Staff Senator is a great way to get involved with the university community and to have an impact your workplace. The Senate provides many opportunities to learn about how the University works and to network with administrators and staff members outside your unit. The Senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Two-year terms begin …

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Senator Highlight: Stephanie Payton

Stephanie Payton, Administrative & Budget Support Specialist, Orientation & Family Programs & Services and Chair, Staff Senate What brought you to Mason? My journey to Mason is quite a unique one! I moved to Virginia from aouthern California where I was the Executive Assistant for the VP of Student Affairs at California Lutheran University.  Before that, I worked in the …

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Congratulations to Senator Graduates!

A hearty congratulations to Staff Senators earning degrees this spring:

  • Lindsey Lowenberg,MA, International Commerce and Policy
  • Marit Majeske, MA, Arts Management with a Graduate Certificate in Public Relation and Marketing in the Arts
  • Dean Naldrett, BS, Health Administration/Health Systems Management


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From our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

It's a busy month in Human Resources and Payroll!

National Employee Wellness Month (NEWM) Mason is a proud supporter of National Employee Wellness Month.  This June we are saying “YES!” to healthier habits!  Visit the Wellness by Mason website for wellness opportunities. Featured Opportunity: #1: Resolution Solution Fitness Challenge – Sprint Join MasonRec for the Resolution Solution Fitness Challenge- Sprint …

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International Association of Administrative Professionals Annual Meeting

June 18, 2014,11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Mason Hall, Room D003 A&B

Administrative Professional are invited to join the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Mason Chapter. This annual meeting includes installation of new officers for 2014-2015. You do not need to be an IAAP member to attend, however, you must register by sending an email with "June Chapter Meeting" …

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Mason 101: Prince William Campus

Not familiar with the Prince William campus? Would you like to learn more about the campus and the services offered? Join University Information for a Mason 101 - Prince William Campus session for faculty, staff and students with a specific focus on the Prince William Campus. Attendees become familiar with the administrative structure of the university, learn information about key offices …

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Mason’s first K-9 officer Lucy

Have You Met Lucy?

Mason’s first K-9 officer Lucy The newest member of the George Mason University Police Department hails from England, enjoys a vigorous scratch behind her silky ears and has the best nose on the force. Lucy, a two-year-old purebred English Springer Spaniel, became Mason’s first K-9 officer when she graduated from explosive ordnance detection school. Sporting a coat as lustrous as …

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Summer Dining Hours on Campus

The Bistro, Southside, Pilot House, and SMSC will be closed (or only open for camps and conferences) for the summer, but there are still plenty of places to get a bite to eat if you know where to look. Summer Dining Hours of Operation can keep you well informed.

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