October 2015

October Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: September 30, 2015 at 2:21 pm, Last Updated: October 28, 2015 at 11:48 am

The October 2015 Staff Senate Newsletter is now available!                  

Mason Dining Offering Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days

Posted: September 29, 2015 at 11:23 am, Last Updated: October 19, 2015 at 10:36 am

Mason Dining will sponsor two Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days in the month of October, with discounted lunches for Mason employees: Friday, October 2: The Globe, $8 Friday, October 9: Southside, $8   Present your Mason ID between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for these discounted rates. Contact Mason Dining with questions at 703-993-3313.

Message from the Chair

Posted: September 29, 2015 at 10:11 am, Last Updated: October 28, 2015 at 11:48 am

If you are looking to have your voice heard, now is the time. Over the next two months, we have several opportunities for staff to make their thoughts known to Staff Senate, the President’s Office, and our state representation. At the Staff Senate meeting on Wednesday, October 7, we’ll host Mark Smith and Sabena Moretz, […]

lynda.gmu.edu Available for All Mason Students, Staff, and Faculty

Posted: September 28, 2015 at 10:18 am, Last Updated: December 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Mason has partnered with lynda.com to provide free and unlimited online training to Mason students, faculty, and staff. An online subscription library, lynda.com offers more than 2,000 videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video editing and production, animation, and web design and development. New courses are added weekly. […]

October Is National Work and Family Month

Posted: September 28, 2015 at 10:18 am, Last Updated: September 28, 2015 at 10:43 am

National Work and Family Month is about supporting healthy work/life strategies. This October, we encourage faculty and staff to explore the variety of family resources available at Mason to help create and maintain a healthier and more flexible work and family life. Visit the Life/Work Connections page at hr.gmu.edu/worklife for details. Contact worklife@gmu.edu.

State of the University: October 14

Posted: September 28, 2015 at 10:18 am, Last Updated: September 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm

President Cabrera will host two State of the University town hall meetings on Wednesday, October 14. One session will be for staff, and the other for faculty. Staff Town Hall Wednesday, October 14 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Faculty Town Hall Wednesday, October 14 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Both sessions will be at the Fairfax Campus […]

Support the Arts at Mason: Volunteer at the Center for the Arts

Posted: September 28, 2015 at 10:17 am, Last Updated: September 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm

The Center for the Arts (CFA) invites you to volunteer for the performance of Compañia Flamenca José Porcel: Flamenco Fire on Friday, November 6. Mason Volunteers Night is a wonderful chance to meet staff from around the university and support the arts at Mason. At 5:30 p.m., join House Manager Megan DuBois for snacks, networking, […]

New Mason Recreation Program: Small Group Training

Posted: September 28, 2015 at 10:17 am, Last Updated: September 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Mason Recreation is offering two new programs this semester: Small Group Training and Small Group Training To Go. Small Group Training will be held in the Aquatic and Fitness Center multi-purpose room. Participants must be Mason Recreation members. Small Group Training To Go sends a trainer to your location on the Fairfax Campus (minimum 10 […]

Winter Wellness Week Flu Shot Clinics

Posted: September 28, 2015 at 10:17 am, Last Updated: September 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

For faculty and staff who are enrolled in COVA Care, COVA HDHP, COVA Health Aware, and Kaiser Permanente, seasonal flu shots are part of your wellness benefit. Winter Wellness flu shot clinics will be held at all three campuses: Arlington Campus Tuesday, October 13 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Founders Hall, Room 318 Science and […]

2015 Global Professional Staff Exchange Winners

Posted: September 28, 2015 at 10:17 am, Last Updated: December 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Jonathan Aponte, Program Assistant/Office Manager in the Cultural Studies Program, and Wayne Adams, Academic Advisor in the School of Art, were selected as the 2015 recipients of the Global Professional Staff Exchange Program (GPSE). From a strong group of applicants, these two were chosen to expand their world view, professional development, and global higher education […]