August 2016

Message from the Chair

Posted: August 1, 2016 at 2:35 pm, Last Updated: August 1, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Welcome to a new and exciting school year! As August winds down, life will return to the campus and the temporary calm felt across the university will be transformed with new life. The class of 2020 is arriving! One thing that I love to do around this time of year is be helpful. These little […]

Welcome Mason’s Newest Staff Senators

Posted: July 26, 2016 at 4:50 pm, Last Updated: July 27, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Congratulations to our newly elected Senators and returning Senators! Fairfax: Wajahat Ahmed, Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life (incumbent) Eric Fowler, Clery Compliance Coordinator, Police and Public Safety Amanda Kennedy, Fiscal Technician, FAST, Fiscal Services (incumbent) Jenna McGwin, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Ann Moran, Parking […]

Congrats to Our 2016 Sizzlin’ Summer Social Raffle Winners

Posted: July 26, 2016 at 2:04 pm, Last Updated: August 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Fairfax Campus: $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, courtesy of the Mason Bookstore: Courtney Martin Four tickets to Disney on Ice at EagleBank Arena, courtesy of EagleBank Arena: Jean Callahan Semester parking pass, courtesy of Mason Parking and Transportation: Patricia Freiberg Science and Technology Campus: $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, courtesy of the Mason […]

Sandy Creek Transit Center Construction

Posted: July 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Construction of the Sandy Creek Transit Center has begun. As a result, several major changes to shuttle operations, garage operations, and traffic patterns are occuring: The Sandy Creek Shuttle Stop is temporarily closed during the construction project. All Mason Shuttles summer schedules have changed for the remainder of the summer, effective July 18. Visit for […]

Fall 2016 Dining Updates

Posted: July 25, 2016 at 2:36 pm, Last Updated: July 27, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Check out the following updates from Mason Dining for the fall semester: Wingzone now open in The Hub Argo Tea is scheduled to open in Fenwick Library during the first week of August Au Bon Pain scheduled to open at the Arlington Campus in late August Randall’s Cafe, after recent renovations, will reopen in late August […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: July 25, 2016 at 2:14 pm, Last Updated: July 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Reminder: Summer Flex A reminder that the four hours of additional Special Flex Holiday leave provided to salaried staff (and faculty) last month has to be used, with supervisor permission, by the end of August 2016. An FAQ is available on the Human Resources and Payroll homepage at If you have any questions that are […]

Summer Fitness

Posted: July 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm, Last Updated: August 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Mason Recreation invites you to incorporate some fun and fitness into your Fridays this summer. All faculty and staff (with a Mason ID) have complimentary access to the RAC and the Aquatic and Fitness Center on Fridays through August 12, 2016. Visit for the summer schedule and hours of operation. Stop by for a workout, or participate in […]

New Mason Discounts: Check Out These Deals!

Posted: July 25, 2016 at 2:06 pm, Last Updated: July 27, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Summer deals are sizzling!  Check out these new discounts available to Mason staff: NEW Life/Work Connections Discounts: REV Pilates Gym: Faculty and staff have a 20% discount on all of Rev Pilates Gym’s service offerings. This includes all drop-in classes and package purchases (both class packages and private sessions). Memberships are excluded from this offer.  Use the code […]

July Employee of the Month: Bridget Peabody

Posted: July 20, 2016 at 3:43 pm, Last Updated: August 31, 2016 at 11:34 am

Heartfelt congratulations to Bridget Peabody, training assistant for Human Resources and Payroll, for being selected as the July 2016 Employee of the Month award winner. Read more about Bridget 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 the […]

Outdoor Adventures Rental Center Open

Posted: July 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm, Last Updated: July 20, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Do you want to get out and explore on your own, or take your family out for an outdoor excursion, but lack the gear to do so? Mason Recreation can help! Outdoor Adventures offers a full line of rental equipment. Whether you need a sleeping bag, tent, trekking poles, camp stove, or lantern, they can […]