September 2016

September Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: September 7, 2016 at 11:30 am, Last Updated: September 30, 2016 at 12:42 pm

The September 2016 Staff Senate Newsletter is now available!                    

September Staff Senate Meeting: Life/Work Connections

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 10:10 am, Last Updated: September 21, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Representatives from Human Resources and Payroll’s Life/Work Connections team will be guest speakers at the upcoming Staff Senate meeting: Wednesday, September 7 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Fairfax: Merten Hall, Room 1201 Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (video-conferenced) SciTech: Bull Run Hall, Room 254 (video-conferenced) Submit your questions for our guest speakers: To promote a dialog at the Staff […]

Peace Week 2016: September 12-21

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 10:01 am, Last Updated: August 31, 2016 at 11:31 am

George Mason University will celebrate Peace Week 2016 from September 12–21. Peace Week events explore, promote, and celebrate peace in its many different forms: inner peace, world peace, environmental peace, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, interpersonal peace, etc. Visit the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) website for a list of events.

Save the Date: Annual Happy Peaceful Heart Walk, September 21

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 9:57 am, Last Updated: August 31, 2016 at 9:21 am

The eighth annual Happy Heart Walk will be held in Arlington, Fairfax, and SciTech at noon on Wednesday, September 21, which is also the International Day of Peace.  Join us for this special Healthy Campus Week and Peace Week event! For questions, contact

Collaborative Video Technologies Upgrades at SciTech Campus

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 9:49 am, Last Updated: August 31, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Collaborative Video Technologies (CVT) recently upgraded the videoconferencing equipment in Colgan Hall, Room 221 at the SciTech Campus. The user experience is improved in a variety of ways: Two additional monitors allow users to see the other remote locations and content (such as PowerPoint presentations or shared documents) in full screen. The room can now accommodate up to […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 9:39 am, Last Updated: August 31, 2016 at 9:32 am

Learn a New Language for Free: Rosetta Stone Access through University Libraries University Libraries now offer free Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software to all Mason faculty, staff, and students. Access more information at Choose from 30 different languages, all at no charge. Get to know our University Libraries! For more resources available to you, visit […]

Mason’s 9/11 Day of Service

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 9:29 am

The fourth annual Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service will take place on Friday, September 9. There are a number of terrific projects for which Mason faculty, staff, and students can volunteer. For details on events and to volunteer, visit Volunteering for up to two hours (with supervisor permission) can be considered work time […]

Healthy Campus Week: September 19-23

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 9:20 am, Last Updated: September 30, 2016 at 12:42 pm

Healthy Campus Week will be held from September 19–23, 2016. This is a terrific opportunity to Plug Into Your Wellness with some opportunities and events highlighting wellness and well-being. For details, visit Wellness by Mason. A Healthy Campus Week flyer is also available.  

College Colors Day: Friday, September 2

Posted: August 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm, Last Updated: August 31, 2016 at 11:30 am

National College Colors Day celebrates and promotes school spirit by encouraging fans to wear apparel of their favorite college on Friday, September 2. Join shopMason on the North Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for friendly fun and great giveaways. College Colors Day also kicks off another school year of Spirit Fridays at Mason, […]

Cirque du Soleil Discount for Mason Faculty and Staff

Posted: August 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm, Last Updated: August 23, 2016 at 12:05 pm

TicketsatWork is offering Mason faculty and staff up to a $27 discount on each individual ticket purchased for select performances of Cirque du Soleil Kurios at Tysons II in McLean, Virginia. This offer is valid until September 18, 2016. Conditions apply. Visit the website for details. For questions, contact or 703-993-2600.