December 2016

December Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: December 1, 2016 at 3:01 pm, Last Updated: January 10, 2017 at 10:23 am

The December 2016 Staff Senate Newsletter is now available!                    

Message from the Chair

Posted: November 30, 2016 at 3:10 pm, Last Updated: December 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm

December promises to be a busy month across the university. We have many things to be thankful for this time of year, and one of those things is the increase that the university fought to add to our salaries. In October, our Vice Chair Megan Kirk and I attended an event for university Staff Senates […]

Leading to Well-Being Conference 2017: Registration Now Open

Posted: November 30, 2016 at 2:44 pm, Last Updated: December 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Registration is now open for the 2017 Leading to Well-Being Conference. This year’s keynote speakers include David Rock and Arianna Huffington. Mason employees who register by December 9 get an extra $25 off the Friday conference ticket. This year’s conference features three days of programming (tickets for each day sold separately): Thursday Leadership Intensives Friday […]

Toys for Tots and Food Drive

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 1:21 pm, Last Updated: January 6, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Mason’s annual collection drive to benefit Toys for Tots is underway. Staff Senate is collecting new, unwrapped toys (for Toys for Tots) and also any non-perishable food and personal hygiene items for Mason’s Pop-Up Pantry. Donations will be collected from December 1−13. The last day to donate items will be the day of each campus holiday […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 1:06 pm, Last Updated: November 30, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Registration is Open: Mason Kids Club Mason Kids Club will be available for elementary school age children in Merten Hall on multiple dates throughout the year. Similar to our Spring Break Camp and Bridge Camp programs, the Kids Club will be filled with fun activities for your child to enjoy! The Kids Club kicks off […]

Screen Time: Finding the Right Balance for Your Child

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm, Last Updated: December 1, 2016 at 9:15 am

Technology has changed our lives and is here to stay. Many parents are struggling with finding the right balance of screen time for their children. With iPads, iPhones, computers, and other devices, it is becoming increasingly difficult to say no to children who want to pick up something electronic. What if the screen time is […]

Westminster School/George Mason Collaboration Merit Scholarship

Posted: November 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm, Last Updated: December 1, 2016 at 9:15 am

In a spirit of collaboration with George Mason University, Westminster School is offering a scholarship opportunity to the children/grandchildren of Mason faculty and staff. The renewable Merit Scholarship is in the amount of $8,000 per year and is open to new students entering grades 3–7 at Westminster School. Westminster School is an independent school located […]

University Holiday Parties 2016

Posted: November 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm, Last Updated: January 6, 2017 at 2:54 pm

The dates of the university holiday parties have been announced. Be sure to attend the festivities at your campus: SciTech Campus: Monday, December 12, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Beacon Hall, conference center Arlington Campus: Tuesday, December 13, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Founders Hall, Multipurpose Room Fairfax Campus: Wednesday, December 14, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Johnson Center, […]

Owe for a Parking Ticket? Want to Help a Needy Family?

Posted: November 21, 2016 at 10:23 am, Last Updated: January 6, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Parking Services is collecting toy and food donations at the Fairfax, Arlington, and SciTech Parking Services offices. Do you owe money for a parking ticket? Bring in a new, unwrapped toy or nonperishable food items to the Parking Services Office, and your account will be credited based on the following: 1 toy = $10 credit 2 toys […]

Well-Being on the Waves

Posted: November 21, 2016 at 9:56 am, Last Updated: December 1, 2016 at 9:13 am

Join Dr. Beth Cabrera for Well-Being on the Waves, a wellness program on board a Princess Cruise ship! The motto of Princess Cruises is “Come Back New.” This special departure, organized through Mason Cultural Tours, is open to the public. Mason staff are encouraged to join the group! Travel to Barcelona, Cartagena, Marseille, Genoa, Pisa, […]