June 2015

Interested in Becoming a Staff Senator? Nomination Period Opens This Month!

Posted: May 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm, Last Updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

The Staff Senate will begin accepting nominations in June for the upcoming Staff Senate Election. The first step in joining the Staff Senate is to nominate yourself (or have a colleague nominate you) as a candidate. The nomination period begins June 8 and ends June 19 at 5 p.m. To nominate yourself or a colleague, […]

Welcome Dave Paulsen, Men’s Basketball Coach

Posted: May 28, 2015 at 11:51 am, Last Updated: June 1, 2015 at 2:58 pm

George Mason University announced that Dave Paulsen will serve as Mason’s new Men’s Basketball coach. Paulsen comes to Mason from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where he was a three-time Patriot League Coach of the Year award winner. Coach Paulsen said he is excited to coach at Mason and to “build a foundation for success.” […]

Summer Dining on Campus

Posted: May 28, 2015 at 11:40 am, Last Updated: June 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

View a list of Mason Dining locations and hours for the summer. You can save money this summer by dining at The Globe with a faculty/staff BYTE meal plan from now until August 1. BYTE Plan Options: 50 Meals: $319.00 (43% discount) 25 Meals: $170.00 (40% discount) 10 Meals: $71.00 (36% discount) Employees at the […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: May 28, 2015 at 11:36 am, Last Updated: May 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

June is National Employee Well-Being Month Mason is a proud sponsor of National Employee Well-Being Month. Time to create a healthier lifestyle at work and at home. Let the weekly themes – connect, move, nourish and recharge – guide you on your path to increased well-being.  This first week, connect with family, friends, and co-workers, […]

Global Professional Staff Exchange Program: Apply Now!

Posted: May 28, 2015 at 11:22 am, Last Updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

The Office of Global Strategy (GO), in coordination with the Staff Senate, is pleased to announce an initiative that supports Mason’s global mission and enhances professional development opportunities for its staff. Mason staff members play a vital role in supporting international initiatives across the campus. GO has created an international professional development exchange experience for […]

Traffic Alert: High School Graduations at the Patriot Center

Posted: May 22, 2015 at 2:27 pm, Last Updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

During the month of June, high school graduations will occur in the Patriot Center on the following dates, with multiple ceremonies per day: Saturday, June 6 Saturday, June 13 through Friday, June 19 Monday, June 22 Tuesday, June 23 Expect increased traffic around campus near the Patriot Center on those dates. Mason faculty and staff […]

News from the Science and Technology Campus

Posted: May 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm, Last Updated: June 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm

George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus (formerly known as the Prince William Campus) has attracted high-profile attention with the opening of the new Institute for Advanced BioMedical Research. At the April 23 ribbon-cutting ceremony, Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke about the important scientific and medical research taking place at the state-of-the-art facility. (Read Governor McAuliffe’s […]

Message from the Chair

Posted: May 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm, Last Updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

Happy Summer! In my office (Orientation, Family Programs and Services), summer is the busiest time of year, welcoming 10,000 new students and their families to campus. In all my interactions, I am reminded of all the amazing staff that support these students both in their transition and while they are students at Mason. Before my days […]

June Staff Senate Meeting to Highlight Global Professional Staff Exchange Program

Posted: May 22, 2015 at 11:11 am, Last Updated: June 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

Wednesday, June 3 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Fairfax Campus: Research Hall, Room 163 Arlington Campus: Founders Hall, Room B119 (videoconferenced) Science and Technology Campus: Bull Run Hall, Room 254 (videoconferenced) Guest Speaker: Rita Rowand, Program Manager, Global Relations & Protocol, Office of Global Strategy, will discuss the Global Professional Staff Exchange Program. Guest speaker […]

May Employee of the Month: Robert Sparkman

Posted: May 22, 2015 at 11:05 am, Last Updated: June 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

A heartfelt congratulations to Robert Sparkman, Fiscal Technician with Fiscal Services, for being selected as the May 2015 Employee of the Month award winner. Read more about Robert in this Mason News article. Do you know a superstar? Make sure he or she receives the deserved recognition and submit a nomination for Mason’s Employee of […]