February 2016

February Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: February 10, 2016 at 10:25 am, Last Updated: March 10, 2016 at 4:01 pm

The February 2016 Staff Senate Newsletter is now available!  

Message from the Chair

Posted: February 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm, Last Updated: February 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm

What a start to the spring 2016 semester! I hope that you have been able to catch up from all that snow and your schedule is starting to calm down. I am sure that we will feel the effects throughout the next several months as we adapt to changing deadlines and extended class days. You […]

Homecoming 2016

Posted: February 2, 2016 at 12:55 pm, Last Updated: February 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Patriots Brave and Bold! Mason celebrates Homecoming February 8-13, 2016. Homecoming is a time for all to come together and show their Patriot Pride. Once a Patriot, always a Patriot. Click here for information about Alumni Association events or to register. Check out the Office Decorating Contest. Entries are due Friday, February 5. Mason’s Men’s Basketball team plays Davidson on […]

Reminder: Staff Senate Nights at Mason Basketball

Posted: February 2, 2016 at 12:25 pm

In response to a recent You Ask, We Answer, the Staff Senate worked with Mason Athletics to offer a discount exclusively for Staff and Non-Student Wage for two upcoming Men’s Basketball games in February! Choose from the following games: Saturday, February 6, at 6 p.m. Mason vs. Dayton OR Wednesday, February 24, at 7 p.m. Mason vs. […]

Lower Prices at Southside, Ike’s, and The Globe

Posted: February 2, 2016 at 12:25 pm, Last Updated: March 10, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Mason Dining has lowered the door price at Southside, Ike’s, and The Globe: Breakfast (until 11 a.m.): $9 Lunch (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.): $10 Dinner (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.): $11 Consider saving even more with a faculty/staff Byte meal plan, usable at Southside, Ike’s, The Globe, and Pilot House: 10 meals for $71 25 meals […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: February 2, 2016 at 12:22 pm, Last Updated: February 2, 2016 at 4:11 pm

National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 5 Plan to wear red on National Wear Red Day in support of the American Heart Association’s quest to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. Snap a quick photo to commemorate the event and post it to the Wellness by Mason Facebook page, tweet about it to @Working […]

January Employee of the Month: Jennifer Sturgis

Posted: February 1, 2016 at 10:02 am, Last Updated: March 10, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Heartfelt congratulations to Jennifer Sturgis, Assistant Director of Academic Planning and Research Operations for the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, for being selected as the January 2016 Employee of the Month award winner. Read more about Jennifer in this Mason News article. Do you know a superstar? Make sure he or she receives the deserved recognition, and submit a […]

George Mason Toastmasters Club Open House

Posted: February 1, 2016 at 9:45 am

The George Mason University Toastmasters Club was officially chartered by Toastmasters International on June 1, 2008. Currently, about 25 faculty and staff members meet for an hour once each week to learn and practice communication and leadership skills. Toastmasters is for everyone. Whether your public speaking skills are at the beginner’s stage or you consider […]

Fall 2016 UNIV 100 Faculty Interest Meetings

Posted: February 1, 2016 at 9:43 am

The Center for Academic Advising, Retention, and Transitions (CAART) is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 UNIV 100s Faculty. If interested in applying for a UNIV 100 position, you can find information at the following website: transitions.gmu.edu/university-100/faculty-apply CAART will host three Faculty Information Sessions to learn more about UNIV 100 courses and the faculty position. Feel free to drop […]

Registration for Spring Break Camps Now Open for the Mason Community

Posted: February 1, 2016 at 9:40 am, Last Updated: March 10, 2016 at 4:02 pm

The Potomac Arts Academy and Human Resources and Payroll have teamed up to offer a pilot program of three exciting and interactive camp opportunities for Mason families during spring break. The camps will be in session from March 21-25. Choose from Game Design, Magical Camp, and Theater Camp. For details and registration information, visit hr.gmu.edu. Contact Tina […]