November 2017

November Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: November 7, 2017 at 8:59 am, Last Updated: January 23, 2018 at 3:51 pm

The November 2017 Staff Senate Newsletter is now available!                  

Message from the Chair: Pride Points, Employee Assistance Program, and Problem Solving Opportunities

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 5:35 pm, Last Updated: November 6, 2017 at 9:56 am

Dear Colleagues, As the representative body for more than 3,200 Mason staff members, the Staff Senate often hears about what is wrong at Mason. We welcome those concerns. But every so often, we each need to ask ourselves: What is right at Mason? And how can those positive attributes translate into improvements in our work […]

Fall 2017 Library Workshops

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm, Last Updated: November 7, 2017 at 8:46 am

University Libraries hosts a ton of great workshops. Check out their schedule to see what is coming up for November and December. Here is a snapshot: Google for Scholars: November 9 Presentation Skills: November 9 inDesign Level 1: November 16 Photoshop Level 1: November 16 inDesign Level 2: November 30 Photoshop level 2 November 30   […]

Advances in Science Exhibit

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Bioscience. Space Exploration. Engineering. Information Technology. These are but a few of the rapidly advancing fields of science which affect our modern lives. Achievements in these disciplines were built – and continue to build – upon discoveries made by preceding generations of scientists. As Sir Issac Newton famously wrote, “If I have seen further, it is […]

November is Authors’ Month: Check out These Mason Authors

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm, Last Updated: November 6, 2017 at 10:46 am

Five books to pick up on Authors’ Month November, Authors’ Month, is the ideal time to celebrate the commuter’s companion and a well-thumbed fireplace snuggle buddy. The typical American reads four books each year, according to Pew Research, and 65 percent have read a print book in the last year. Library-lovers, rejoice: University Libraries offers free access, […]

University Fire Safety Resources

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm, Last Updated: November 6, 2017 at 9:31 am

George Mason University is required to observe applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. One of OSHA’s requirements is to educate employees on building evacuation procedures and fire prevention. With this in mind, we encourage you to become familiar with the university’s building evacuation procedures and fire safety resources. Evacuation Procedures: The following procedures […]

December 6 Staff Senate General Meeting

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm, Last Updated: January 23, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Staff Senate General Meeting The Staff Senate will host a session to address solutions to common concerns in communication and processes that impede productivity and fluidity. Wednesday, December 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Fairfax: Merten Hall, Room 1201 Arlington: Founders Hall, Room 720 (telepresence) Science and Technology: Colgan Hall, Room 221 (telepresence) Submit your […]

Congratulations to the 2017 Outstanding Supervisors!

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm, Last Updated: January 23, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Congratulations to the 2017 Outstanding Supervisors! Congratulations to Chief Carl T. Rowan, Jr, chief of police, Mason Police and Public Safety Department, and Curtis McNay, director of IT security, Information Technology Services. Chief Rowan and Mr. McNay were selected from nearly 30 incredible nominations of diverse candidates from varying departments and campuses. The Awards Committee, […]

Holiday Toy Drive

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm, Last Updated: January 23, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Staff Senate Announces New Partnership with INOVA Children’s Hospital this Holiday Giving Season! NEW THIS YEAR! The Staff Senate is collecting new, unwrapped toys for INOVA Children’s Hospital and also any non-perishable food and personal hygiene items for Mason’s Patriot Pantry. Donations will be collected from December 1−19, 2017. The last day to donate items […]

Take Advantage of Tuition Exemption Benefits

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 4:17 pm, Last Updated: November 6, 2017 at 10:18 am

Getting your education at Mason Whether you want to brush up on your skills, learn something new, or pursue a degree, life-long learning is a wonderful benefit of working at Mason! Check out your classification below to see what benefit you’re eligible for. Full-time staff can have up to 12 credit hours waived each Academic […]