June 2016

Message from the Chair

Posted: May 27, 2016 at 2:28 pm, Last Updated: May 27, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Congratulations! Graduation has come and gone, and the university is experiencing the post-spring-semester calm. Things got quite hectic in May, but we made it! I hope you are settling into the routines of summer nicely and with minimal stress. As staff, we take on many roles in our day-to-day jobs. As the university has grown, we […]

The Future is Bright! Celebrate Summer in the Faculty/Staff Lounge

Posted: May 26, 2016 at 12:39 pm, Last Updated: May 26, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Please join us in the Faculty/Staff Lounge in the Johnson Center (formerly the Bistro) on June 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as we celebrate the end of one academic year and look forward to a bright future together at Mason. Bring your lunch or just come for dessert and enjoy some free giveaways, […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: May 26, 2016 at 9:49 am, Last Updated: May 26, 2016 at 9:50 am

Interest Meeting: Adult Caregiving Support Group If you are a Mason faculty or staff member currently caring for an adult loved one, join Wendi Carroll and Courtney Ashmore from Human Resources and Payroll for a meeting on Thursday, June 9, at noon in Merten Hall, Room 4102 to gauge interest in an on-campus adult caregiving […]

Who’s Walking Wednesday? Join the Staff Senate on June 8

Posted: May 26, 2016 at 9:49 am

Join Nicole Roth, chair of the Staff Senate, as she leads Who’s Walking Wednesday at noon on June 8. Meet in the Wellness Circle in front of Merten Hall for a 30-minute walk around the Fairfax Campus. Enjoy a break from the office and learn about Staff Senate. Hope to see you there!  Who’s Walking Wednesday is […]

Watch President Cabrera’s Meeting with Staff Senate

Posted: May 24, 2016 at 9:28 am, Last Updated: May 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

President Cabrera was the guest speaker at the May 11 Staff Senate Meeting. In case you missed it, catch all the topics and updates President Cabrera discussed with the Senate and constituents through the video recording available here.

Virginia Governmental Employee Association’s ForeSight Newsletter 

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm, Last Updated: May 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Check out the latest issue of the Virginia Governmental Employee Association‘s ForeSight Newsletter. This is a special General Assembly wrap-up issue, packed full of legislative news, issues, and most importantly, successes! Click here to read the latest issue of ForeSight!

Study Abroad with Mason Cultural Tours 

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 1:43 pm, Last Updated: May 26, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Reserve your space by June 30 to travel to Cuba during Winter Break! Cuba’s unique political and cultural history has long made it the subject of rich intellectual discussion and debate. Economic, political, and social reforms have signaled a time of transition since the 1990s. This year’s diplomatic opening between the United States and Cuba […]

Summer Flex: Explore Mason’s Flexible Work Options

Posted: May 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm, Last Updated: May 27, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Have you tried any of Mason’s flexible work options? Summer Flex runs through August 20. Flexible work options can have a positive impact on productivity and morale. They can also be a terrific management tool for continuity of operations. Now is a great time to get your agreements and technology in place and test everything out. Get […]

Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship

Posted: May 20, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Mason is offering a competitive $250 book scholarship for faculty and staff, created with the $25,000 endowment received from TIAA-CREF’s 2010 Raise the Rate contest. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 15, and applying is easy! For details, check out the Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship FAQ page and the Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship Application. Contact Reward and Recognition […]

Summer Mindfulness Series

Posted: May 20, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Explore how to apply mindfulness practices at work and at home to promote well-being. Each 60-minute drop-in session will be highly experiential. We will explore formal and informal mindfulness practices, including mindful movement, and engage in themed discussions on mindfulness as it relates to promoting well-being in our daily lives. Special consideration will be given to exploring the […]