December 2017

George Mason University’s Faculty and Staff Holiday Party 2017

Posted: December 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm, Last Updated: December 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

Faculty and staff are invited to the 2017 university holiday parties: Fairfax Campus Holiday Celebration: Tuesday, December 19, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall Toy drop off for INOVA Children’s Hospital and food drive for the Patriot Pantry will be located in the Cinema lobby during the event. SciTech Campus Holiday Luncheon: Monday, […]

Message From the Chair

Posted: December 8, 2017 at 4:08 pm, Last Updated: December 12, 2017 at 9:43 am

Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the Staff Senate, I’d like to wish you the happiest of holiday seasons. Here’s hoping you find time to relax, visit with family and friends, and travel safely. This is also a good time for each of Mason’s 3,200 staff members to reflect on the valuable role we play at […]

This Month in History: December

Posted: December 8, 2017 at 2:53 pm, Last Updated: December 11, 2017 at 9:02 am

George Mason IV was born on December 11, 1725. During debate on the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and due to illness, George Mason was absent from the Committee of Safety for several weeks and did not attend the fourth convention, held in December 1775. George Mason was one of seven men, in December 1786, the […]

December Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) Meeting

Posted: December 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm, Last Updated: December 11, 2017 at 9:03 am

The next Mason Administrative Professionals meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 12 from 11:30 – 12:30 in The HUB VIP II.   Since the holidays can be a stressful time Shernita Parker, Director, Organizational Development, Learning, and Coaching, Human Resources/Payroll, will be joining us to lead a mindfulness session.    If you would like […]

Senior Vice President to Host Mason Financial Update

Posted: December 5, 2017 at 9:46 am, Last Updated: December 11, 2017 at 9:36 am

Senior Vice President Jennifer (J.J.) Wagner Davis will host “Java with J.J.” on Wednesday, December 20, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Merten Hall, Room 1201. J.J. will provide an initial review of the Governor’s newly released proposed budget and the financial impacts to Mason. The floor will be open for questions after this brief presentation. […]

Mental Health First Aid Training

Posted: December 5, 2017 at 9:44 am, Last Updated: December 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Counseling and Psychological Services and University Life are pleased to offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training to members of the university community. MHFA is designed to provide participants with basic skills to help someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. MHFA helps you to learn risk factors and warning signs for mental […]

12 Days of Holiday Giveaways from shopMason

Posted: December 5, 2017 at 9:42 am

Start the holiday season right by participating in shopMason’s 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways! Every day is a new chance to win, from December 1–12. Follow shopMason or We Are Mason on Facebook to enter to win. For questions, contact David Atkins at datkins1@gmu.edu or 703-993-3402.

Steps to Set Up Your Out of Office Notifications for Winter Break

Posted: December 5, 2017 at 9:36 am, Last Updated: December 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm

With the winter break just around the corner, the Staff Senate wanted to provide you with helpful tips on how to set up a temporary out of office voicemail and email messages. To set your temporary out of office voicemail, follow the steps below. 1) Access your voice mailbox by either pressing the Message key […]

University Records Management Training: December 15

Posted: December 5, 2017 at 9:20 am, Last Updated: December 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Questions about managing your physical and electronic records? Join University Records Management for a two-hour training session. Bring your questions, and pick up boxes for records storage. The last training session for the fall will be hosted in the Collections Research Seminar Room (Fenwick Library, Room 2400) on December 15. Register by emailing at recmgt@gmu.edu. […]

Mason Night at Arena Stage

Posted: December 5, 2017 at 9:16 am, Last Updated: December 11, 2017 at 9:25 am

The College of Visual and Performing Arts announces Mason Night at Arena Stage on Thursday, December 14, at 8 p.m. Join Mason faculty, staff, alumni, and friends at the hit musical The Pajama Game featuring Ed Gero (professor, Mason School of Theater) and Heidi Kershaw Quick (alumna, Mason School of Dance). This spectacular night of […]