July 2016

Have an Outstanding Supervisor? Nominate Them for the Outstanding Supervisor Award

Posted: June 29, 2016 at 10:11 am, Last Updated: August 31, 2016 at 11:34 am

The Outstanding Supervisor Award, sponsored by the Mason Staff Senate, seeks to recognize supervisors who routinely go above and beyond to provide unparalleled leadership, mentorship, and support within their departments or offices. Outstanding supervisors model and promote a positive work-life balance and strive to serve not only their departments or offices, but also their personnel. […]

Mason Cultural Tours 

Posted: June 29, 2016 at 10:05 am, Last Updated: June 29, 2016 at 11:19 am

Interested in traveling abroad and learning about other cultures? Mason Cultural Tours are organized for Mason staff, students, faculty, alumni, and friends. Lectures and other learning opportunities enroute and group rates make this an affordable opportunity to see the world. Visit studyabroad.gmu.edu/culturaltours for more information and to reserve your spot. If you have further questions, contact […]

Message from the Chair

Posted: June 28, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Happy Summer to everyone! I hope you are finding a moment in the day to relax a bit in the off hours. It’s that time of the summer: Get ready for Staff Appreciation days! In this newsletter, you will find details on the three events Staff Senate will be hosting to show you how much we appreciate […]

June Employee of the Month: Roslyn Cress

Posted: June 28, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Heartfelt congratulations to Roslyn Cress, financial/grant analyst for the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, for being selected as the June 2016 Employee of the Month award winner. Read more about Roslyn 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 […]

Seeking Departments for Information Fairs

Posted: June 24, 2016 at 4:28 pm, Last Updated: June 30, 2016 at 10:24 am

Does your department provide services to Mason staff? If so, consider participating in the Departmental Information Fair at the Sizzlin’ Summer Social Staff Appreciation Events at the Fairfax Campus (July 13) and SciTech Campus (July 19). If your department is interested in attending the fair at the Fairfax and/or SciTech Campus, fill out the Registration Form and […]

We Need Your Vote! 

Posted: June 24, 2016 at 4:24 pm, Last Updated: July 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Election season is here! Voting in the Staff Senate election will start on July 11 and end at 5 p.m. on July 22.   Meet the candidates at the Sizzlin’ Summer Social on your campus. You can also preview a sample ballot on our website in early July. Online voting begins July 11. Follow us on […]

Summer 2016 Staff Appreciation Events 

Posted: June 24, 2016 at 4:19 pm, Last Updated: June 30, 2016 at 10:16 am

Join the Staff Senate at the summer Staff Appreciation Events! Take a break from work to enjoy light refreshments and network with your colleagues. Activities include an information fair, raffle, and voting in the Staff Senate Election. Fairfax: Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sub I, Patriots Lounge SciTech: Tuesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12 […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: June 23, 2016 at 3:24 pm, Last Updated: June 30, 2016 at 10:28 am

The Future Is Bright: Celebrate Summer in the Faculty/Staff Lounge Join Human Resources and Payroll in the Faculty/Staff Lounge in the Johnson Center (formerly the Bistro) on July 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as we celebrate summer and look forward to a bright future together at Mason. Bring your lunch or just come […]

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software Available through University Libraries

Posted: June 21, 2016 at 4:35 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2016 at 11:16 am

Mason Libraries offer 24/7 online access to Rosetta Stone, the premier software for language learning. Acquire a new language or brush up your skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as grammar and vocabulary. It takes the average learner 50 hours to complete a chosen language level with the Rosetta Stone Library Solution. Schedule […]

Free Summer Yoga and Pilates/Barre for Mason Faculty and Staff

Posted: June 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm, Last Updated: June 30, 2016 at 11:14 am

The Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) is thrilled to extend its free Weekly Well-Being Practices through the summer term. Yoga for Well-Being meets each Monday and Thursday; Pilates/Barre Fusion (co-sponsored by Mason Recreation) meets each Tuesday. All sessions run from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in SUB I, Room 1508 through July 28 (note […]