April 2017

April Staff Senate Meeting: Updates from Office of International Programs & Services and Office of University Advancement & Alumni Relations

Wednesday, April 5
Noon to 2 p.m.
Fairfax: Innovation Hall, Room 334
Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (videoconferenced)
SciTech: Bull Run Hall, Room 254 (videoconferenced)

Guest Speakers:

  • Judith vanBever-Green, Executive Director, Office of International Programs & Services
  • Jim Laychak, SVP, Office of University Advancement & Alumni Relations
  • Kelsey Fernandez, Implementation Specialist, Office of University Advancement & Alumni Relations

Guest speakers begin at noon, followed by time to ask questions, express concerns, or offer feedback about issues concerning Mason staff.

Submit a question for the guest speakers in advance (, or attend the meeting to participate in the discussion.

For questions, contact

April 2017

National Student Employment Week: April 10-14

Do you have any of the university’s 3,000-plus student employees working in your office? Celebrate their contributions during National Student Employment Week, April 10–14. To recognize outstanding contributions, consider nominating your student(s) for the Student Employee or Student Team of the Year Award. The deadline for nominations is April 12; the nomination form can be found here.

For a complete listing of the week’s events, visit the University Career Services website. All student employees are invited to attend the Ice Cream Social with President Cabrera on April 14, at 11:30 a.m., in the Corner Pocket.

For questions, contact Raechel Timbers at

April 2017

Victims’ Rights 5K Run & Walk, April 27, Save the Date

Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 27, at 12 p.m. for the twenty-first annual Victims’ Rights Run & Walk (VRRW). The run/walk will start and finish on the Merten Hall Lawn.

The VRRW is sponsored by Mason’s Department of Police and Public Safety and several other Mason departments, in collaboration with the Aimee Willard Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The proceeds of this event support the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program, which teaches women basic self-defense, and the Victims of Violence Fund, administered by the Student Support and Advocacy Center. Your involvement makes it possible for Mason to fund these two important programs, while promoting and defending victims’ rights.

Registration information will be available soon. For questions, contact

April 2017

Off the Wall: A Celebration of the Visual Arts

Join the School of Art, Computer Game Design, and Film and Video Studies programs on Saturday evening, April 8, for Off the Wall, a celebration of the visual arts at Mason. Guests will interact with students and faculty in open studios and galleries in Mason’s state-of-the-art Art and Design Building.

Make a print, star in a film, play a video game, enjoy a live DJ, sample delicious food and beverages, and bid in the silent auction. Proceeds from tickets and sponsorship support Art, Film and Game Design student scholarships and visiting artist residencies.

For ticket and sponsorship information, visit the website.

For questions, contact Susan Graziano at 703-993-4188 or

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Summer Camps & Youth Programs at Mason

Would your kids enjoy attending a summer camp at Mason?

Is your department or office sponsoring a summer camp program that could be advertised to the community?

Visit for a listing of summer camps offered at and sponsored by Mason programs/departments. The list includes camps sponsored by Mason programs/departments, as well as external groups that host camps on a Mason campus. Summer camps at Mason cover a wide variety of topics and activities, including academics, the arts, recreation, and sports.

To add your camp to the website, contact Questions about individual camps should be directed to the camp organizers, whose contact information is available on the website.

April 2017

New Mobile Printing Service

Mason has partnered with Canon to bring more convenience to the way you print by offering a new Mason Mobile Print Service. Mason users can now submit print jobs via email from any mobile device. All print jobs will appear in your personal, secure print queue on any Canon Printer on campus.

This new program offers greater freedom to Mason users, allowing print jobs to be submitted via mobile device from anywhere and at any time, on or off campus, with the security and flexibility you have come to expect.

For more information and instructions, visit the Print Services website.

For questions, contact Buz Grover at 703-993-8574 or

April 2017

Mason’s First-Ever Giving Day: April 6

Don’t miss Mason’s first-ever Giving Day on April 6! Check out the Giving Day table in Southside Plaza to get your Giving Day button, plant your quill when you make a gift, and mingle with a few special guests. To make your mark with a gift and learn how you can volunteer, visit the website. Join the conversation on social media with #Give2Mason. 

For questions, contact Kelsey Fernandez at 703-993-8680 or

April 2017

Mason Administrative Professionals

The next Mason Administrative Professionals meeting will be held on April 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room A. This will be our annual Administrative Professionals Day celebration and potluck lunch!  We ask attendees to bring a dish to share based on the first letter of their last name as follows:  

A-I = appetizers

J-Q = salads

R-Z = side dishes

Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates will be doing a dessert tasting for the group.  The MAP group welcomes anyone working at George Mason who considers themselves to be in an administrative professional role. Please contact Lynne Paraggio at for questions.


April 2017

Pop-Up Pantry: Donations Needed

George Mason University’s Pop-Up Pantry depends on the kindness of the Mason community to ensure those in need have access to food and personal items. Engage in #MasonKindness, a six-week campaign dedicated to highlight the values of our Mason community, by contributing high need items to the Pop-Up Pantry.

Currently, the pantry is especially in need of these items:

  • Cereal Cups
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Mac n Cheese Cups
  • Pasta/Pasta Sauce
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Snacks (crackers, chips, fruit snacks)
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels

All donations can be delivered to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, located in Mason Hall, Suite 217. Donations will be accepted from March 30, Good Deeds Day, through May 2, CHSS Dog Day. Please contact Katie Clare for questions at

April 2017

“Oh, Joy Unbounded…”: A Celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan

Exhibition, Fenwick Library

March – May 2017

“Oh, Joy Unbounded…”: A Celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan, featuring items from the David and Annabelle Stone Gilbert & Sullivan Collection, is a tribute to this lasting delight. The exhibition showcases memorabilia from all fourteen Gilbert & Sullivan operas, the individual compositions of each man, and personal items from their lives. In addition, the exhibition contains representative examples of other works performed by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, the chief custodians of the Gilbert & Sullivan tradition for over 100 years, until its closure in 1982.

See the University Libraries website for more information.

Exhibition Locations:
Special Collections Research Center Gallery / 2400 Fenwick Library / Second Floor
Pop-up Gallery / 2700 Fenwick Library/ Second Floor
Fenwick Gallery / Fenwick Atrium / First Floor