July 2015

July Newsletter

Posted: July 1, 2015 at 11:36 am, Last Updated: July 28, 2015 at 10:38 am

The July Staff Senate Newsletter is out!                

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: June 25, 2015 at 10:03 am, Last Updated: June 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Who’s Walking Wednesday? Could It Be You? Every Wednesday at noon, there is a campus walk at Arlington, Fairfax, and Science and Technology. Exercise your leadership and lead a walk. For details,  visit hr.gmu.edu/worklife/lunch and scroll to Who’s Walking Wednesday. Remember, you can always lead an indoor walk using Mason Walk In’ (one-mile walks mapped out in […]

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Posted: June 25, 2015 at 9:39 am, Last Updated: July 28, 2015 at 10:38 am

Election season is here!  We are pleased to have 15 candidates running in the upcoming Staff Senate Election, all from various backgrounds and representing diverse constituencies. Voting will start on July 6, and end at 5 p.m. on July 17. In the meantime, stop by and meet the candidates at the Sizzlin’ Summer Social on […]

Courtesy of George Mason University Creative Services - Nicole Rodriguez

Staff Stories: Nicole Rodriguez, Environmental Health and Safety

Posted: June 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm, Last Updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:06 am

by Joe Hinrichs Nicole Rodriguez, Mason’s Occupational Health Coordinator in the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS), has worked to keep Mason healthy for the last four years. After finishing a bachelor’s degree in Community Health, she interned for EHS working on various data management and equipment inspection projects. Her impressive dedication to the work […]

Senator Highlight: Amanda Kennedy

Posted: June 22, 2015 at 11:23 am, Last Updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:08 am

Working at Mason was my first job out of college. I accepted a part-time, temporary position and moved around to a couple different departments before finding a home in Fiscal Services. During my time at Mason, I have come to love working in a college atmosphere. I enjoy learning how the university is run and […]

You Ask, We Answer!

Posted: June 22, 2015 at 11:09 am, Last Updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:09 am

Staff Senate welcomes questions from the Mason community. In this feature, we share questions received and the answers we have researched for you. Question: “The Field House pay machine [for parking] is always broken. It causes a great deal of stress to wonder if I will be ticketed because I can’t use the machine to […]

Message from the Chair

Posted: June 22, 2015 at 11:02 am, Last Updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:09 am

Thank you for taking the time to read another edition of our fantastic newsletter. Our Education & Outreach Committee works tirelessly to bring you the latest news from the Mason community, and I think they are doing a great job! I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Nicole Roth, and […]

See You In September

Posted: June 16, 2015 at 11:21 am, Last Updated: June 30, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Staff Senate will resume its General Meeting schedule in September. There will be no general meeting in July, as we will be focused on honoring and celebrating the hard work of Mason staff at the Staff Senate Sizzlin’ Summertime Social. In August, we will have our Kickoff Meeting and Orientation with newly elected senators. The […]

Green Your Routine: Faculty/Staff Sustainability Resources

Posted: June 16, 2015 at 11:13 am, Last Updated: June 30, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Learn about simple actions that can reduce your environmental footprint in your office at Mason, including sustainability resources available for transportation, recycling, energy, and more. Grab a few of your fellow staff members for a quick ten minute conversation with a representative from the Office of Sustainability. Register here. For questions contact Roger LeBlanc at […]

Financial Well-Being: Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions

Posted: June 16, 2015 at 11:06 am, Last Updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:10 am

Healthy finances are a cornerstone of personal well-being. It is always important to save for your long-term goals: ending student debt, buying a car or home, saving for the kids’ or grand-kids’ college education, and retirement. No matter your age, retirement is one of everyone’s long term goals. To help with your plans, take advantage […]