January 2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Visit Mason in January

Posted: January 6, 2016 at 10:21 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar—one of the greatest NBA players of all time, a New York Times best-selling author, and social activist—will join professor Tyler Cowen at the Arlington Campus on Tuesday, January 26, as part of the Conversations with Tyler series. This event is free and open to the public. Register online to attend. For more information, view […]

An Afternoon with Hoda

Posted: December 18, 2015 at 12:31 pm, Last Updated: January 8, 2016 at 10:12 am

Hoda Kotb will visit George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus to discuss her new book, Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way. The Washington Journalism and Media Conference and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being are excited to host An Afternoon with Hoda on Friday, January 15, at 3 p.m. Join Hoda as she […]

2016 DMV2Go Schedule

Posted: December 18, 2015 at 12:28 pm

DMV2Go will continue to visit Mason at the Arlington, Fairfax, and Science and Technology Campuses in 2016. The schedules are available at hr.gmu.edu/worklife. Mark your calendars today. For a list of services offered, visit DMV website. Contact Human Resources and Payroll at 703-993-2600 or worklife@gmu.edu with questions.

University Life Student Success Symposium

Posted: December 18, 2015 at 12:20 pm, Last Updated: December 18, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Join the 2016 University Life Student Success Symposium: Achieving Our Goals Together on Monday, January 11, 2016. The symposium will provide participants with shared learning, innovative practices and methods, increased awareness of national trends and research, and meaningful dialogue in identifying existing issues and considering future practice. The University Life Student Success Symposium is designed to explore ways in which […]

Mental Health First Aid Training

Posted: December 18, 2015 at 12:17 pm, Last Updated: December 18, 2015 at 12:18 pm

As you prepare for the spring semester, consider attending a training to learn how to help people who are developing a mental illness or in a crisis. Learn the signs of addictions and mental illnesses and the impact of mental and substance use disorders. For more information about Mental Health First Aid, visit mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs. This free training is […]

ITS-Managed Microsoft Office Available for Faculty and Staff

Posted: December 18, 2015 at 12:16 pm

In October, Information Technology Services (ITS) announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for all active Mason employees. A similar program was made available to students in 2014. This program allows the installation of up to five copies of the Microsoft Office Suite on personal computers at no cost. ITS recently became aware that Microsoft […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: December 18, 2015 at 12:05 pm, Last Updated: January 8, 2016 at 10:11 am

Financial Well-Being Kick off the New Year with a plan to enhance your financial well-being. Visit the Financial Well-Being portal for resources and information to assist you.  Just starting out in your career at Mason? Register for The Starting Line: Why and How Retirement Savings Should Begin Now with TIAA-CREF, scheduled for January 21 at noon. […]

Employee of the Month: Purshara Kiraly

Posted: December 18, 2015 at 11:59 am, Last Updated: February 1, 2016 at 10:02 am

Heartfelt congratulations to Purshara Kiraly, Assistant Director, Technology, Admissions, for being selected as the December 2015 Employee of the Month award winner. Purshara is the 300th Employee of the Month at Mason. Read more about Purshara in this Mason News article. Do you know a superstar? Make sure he or she receives the deserved recognition, and submit a […]

Message from the Chair

Posted: December 18, 2015 at 11:53 am, Last Updated: January 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

I speak for the members of the Staff Senate when I say Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope that your break was refreshing and the next few weeks will continue to be low-key. It is January, and with that comes a new semester and the potential for snow. While I am always excited […]

You Ask, We Answer: Staff Senate Night at Mason Basketball

Posted: December 15, 2015 at 10:09 am, Last Updated: March 10, 2016 at 4:01 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. […]