December 2014

Toys For Tots Annual Toy Drive

Posted: November 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm, Last Updated: January 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm

The Staff Senate, Office of Military Services, and Parking Services are again hosting the Toys for Tots toy drive.  All offices are encouraged to gather donations from now until the University Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 17.  Toys should be new and unwrapped and can be dropped off at the Holiday Party. Help spread the […]

University Holiday Parties

Posted: November 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm, Last Updated: November 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

The dates of the season’s University holiday parties have been announced.  Be sure to attend the festivities at your campus: Arlington Campus:  Monday, December 15, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Founders Hall, Multipurpose Room Prince William Campus: Tuesday, December 16, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Bull Run Hall, Atrium Fairfax Campus:  Wednesday, December 17, 2:30 […]

Discounts and Life/Work Benefits to be Highlighted at December Staff Senate Meeting

Posted: November 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm, Last Updated: January 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Wednesday, December 3 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Fairfax Campus: Research Hall, Room 163 Arlington Campus: Founders Hall, Room B119 (videoconferenced) Prince William Campus: Bull Run Hall, Room 254 (videoconferenced) Guest Speakers: Janet Walker, Life/Work Connections Manager, Human Resources and Payroll, will discuss the many discounts and benefits available to Mason staff. Find out how you […]

Save the Dates – Staff Appreciation Events

Posted: November 12, 2014 at 2:26 pm, Last Updated: January 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Mark your calendar for this winter’s upcoming Staff Appreciation events at the Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William Campuses. Arlington Campus Monday, January 26, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Founders Hall, Room 125/126 Snow Day: Tuesday, January 27 Prince William Campus Wednesday, January 28, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Bull Run Hall, Atrium Snow Day: Thursday, […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: November 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm, Last Updated: November 21, 2014 at 9:44 am

Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day: Registration Now Open! Registration is open for Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day at hr.gmu.edu/learning. Join us on December 2 as we feature each of the Mason values through speakers, breakout sessions, and an expo. The day will open with two keynote speakers – Wendi Manuel-Scott on how to live your values and Mandy O’Neill […]

From the Staff Senate Chair

Posted: November 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm, Last Updated: November 20, 2014 at 9:20 am

Winter is finally here! While most of the campus is preparing for course finals and wrapping up the academic year with winter convocation, I find December to be a time of reflection and refocus. This year with a  few extra days off, I am excited to be able to spend even more time focused on […]

Mason Basketball Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day: Get Your Free Tickets

Posted: November 11, 2014 at 11:32 am, Last Updated: November 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

George Mason University will honor faculty, staff, and retirees at Faculty/Staff and Retirees (FSR) Appreciation Night at a Mason basketball game on Wednesday, December 3, when Mason hosts a basketball doubleheader. The women’s team will face East Tennessee State University at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s team versus Old Dominion University at 7:30 p.m. […]

Senator Highlight: Susan Brionez, Office Manager, Assistant to Associate Dean, Volgenau School of Engineering

Posted: November 11, 2014 at 11:20 am, Last Updated: December 2, 2014 at 10:25 am

After a successful career in headhunting and then 10 years at home raising our children, I took a position at the elementary school in our neighborhood. When our youngest moved on to middle school, I craved a change to an environment that would build on my skills and challenge me. However, I felt a strong […]

Last Chance for On-Site Flu Shots for COVA Participants

Posted: November 11, 2014 at 10:46 am, Last Updated: November 20, 2014 at 9:32 am

An on-site flu shot clinic will be offered for COVA Care, COVA HDHP, and COVA HealthAware participants in conjunction with Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day on Tuesday, December 2, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Gold Room. To make an appointment, call 1-877-728-6655, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. For details, view […]