January 2017

January 2017 Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: January 11, 2017 at 10:10 am, Last Updated: February 8, 2017 at 10:11 am

The January 2017 Staff Senate Newsletter is now available!                  

Message from the Chair

Posted: January 11, 2017 at 9:43 am, Last Updated: January 11, 2017 at 9:53 am

Happy New Year, and welcome back from winter break! I hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy time with loved ones and relax a little bit. I don’t know about you, but I thoroughly enjoyed bragging about the length of our holiday break to friends and family as they complained about having to go back […]

Save the Date: Staff Appreciation Events, Winter 2017

Posted: January 11, 2017 at 9:36 am, Last Updated: February 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Mark your calendar for this winter’s upcoming Staff Appreciation Events at the Fairfax, Arlington, and SciTech Campuses: Arlington: Thursday, February 16 (note: date changed from February 21) 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Founders Hall, Multipurpose Room Fairfax: Wednesday, February 15 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. SUB I, Patriots Lounge SciTech:  Wednesday, February 22 11:30 a.m. to 1 […]

Life/Work Connections Discounts

Posted: January 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm, Last Updated: October 3, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Save some money on the Life/Work Connections discount page at hr.gmu.edu/worklife/discounts. Discount opportunities are available for local day spas, cell phone service, local restaurants, and more! On the Life/Work Connections Discount page, you can also connect with discounts arranged through the Mason Merchants program and by the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management. Be sure […]

Mason Shuttle Service During Winter Break

Posted: January 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Mason Shuttles are providing modified shuttle services during winter break (January 5–20). Visit shuttle.gmu.edu to view the shuttle service schedules. For parking information, visit parking.gmu.edu. Socialize with us on Twitter @MasonShuttles and @MasonParking. For questions, contact Glenn Hiner at 703-998-9530 or ghiner@gmu.edu.

Safe Zone Training Series: Spring Dates

Posted: January 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The primary mission of George Mason’s Safe Zone Program, like the LGBTQ Resources Office, is to create a safer, more welcoming and inclusive campus environment, to strengthen community, and to encourage networking among faculty, staff, and students toward the goal of supporting the well-being of LGBTQ people. Safe Zone training includes three modules that focus […]

Speaker Notes from December Staff Senate Meeting

Posted: January 6, 2017 at 3:55 pm, Last Updated: February 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Shernita Parker of Human Resources and Payroll and President Ángel Cabrera were the guest speakers at the December 2016 Staff Senate meeting. Review the highlights from their visit here.  

December Employee of the Month: Susan Eckis

Posted: January 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm, Last Updated: February 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Heartfelt congratulations to Susan Eckis, office manager for the School of Nursing, for being selected as the December 2016 Employee of the Month award winner. Read more about Susan in this Mason News article. Do you know a superstar? Make sure they receive the deserved recognition, and submit a nomination for Mason’s Employee of the Month. Additional information […]

Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) 2nd Anniversary Celebration

Posted: January 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm, Last Updated: January 6, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) will celebrate its two-year anniversary on Tuesday, January 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Merten Hall, Room 1204. Deb Crawford, VP of Research, will be a special guest. The meeting may also include a presentation by Great American Restaurants. The meeting is open to anyone on campus who considers […]

Updates from University Libraries

Posted: January 6, 2017 at 3:40 pm, Last Updated: January 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm

The Music Library is moving! The University Libraries’ music materials are moving to a new location. Effective January 2017, all music collections (including books, scores, and CDs) will leave their long-time home in the Gateway Library and move to the second floor of Fenwick Library. In the meantime, a whole host of music-related resources are available […]