November 2017

Music in the Lobby

Up Close + Classical Program

Music in the Lobby features Mason Student Strings performing selections from Bach and Dvorak. Take a break, support Mason student musicians, and enjoy light refreshments generously provided by Argo Tea Cafe. Free!

Music in the Lobby is brought to you by Mason School of Music, Fenwick Library and Argo Tea Cafe.

Mason Student Strings, November 15, 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Fenwick Library, Lobby

November 2017

Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) Meeting

The next Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in The Hub, VIP II.

Todd from Jersey Mike’s in Courthouse Plaza will join us with some information and some Jersey Mike’s treats. Buz Grover, Auxiliary Enterprises, will also stop by to update us on Phase 2 of the Canon Print project.

Join us in putting together packets for some of the students at a local school who are food insecure over the weekends.

RSVP to, and you will be added to the Sign Up Genius for the Creating Food4Thought Packets.

The MAP group welcomes anyone working at George Mason who considers themselves to be in an administrative professional role.

November 2017

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Roundtable

An information session for unit administrators or anyone working with sponsored projects will be held Wednesday, November 8, at 11 a.m. in Merten Hall, Room 1203. Topics will include updates on policies and procedures, as well as anything new related to sponsored projects.

Contact Pat Sperry at 703-993-8929 or, if you have questions, or visit our website for additional information at

November 2017

Follow Staff Senate on Facebook and Twitter

Keep up with Mason’s Staff Senate by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter @GMUStaffSenate.

Find out about our latest initiatives and upcoming events!

Contact with questions.

November 2017

Solutions for Your Entire Family: Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Mason’s Life/Work Connections team would like to remind faculty and staff about the Bright Horizons Care Advantage Program.

Mason employees have free access to Sittercity’s comprehensive database of babysitters, nannies, elder companions, pet sitters, and housekeepers, as well as access to YearsAhead eldercare planning and referral assistance.

Everyone needs a little help every now and then. Learn more at

Contact Wendi Carroll at for more information.

November 2017

Financial Well-Being Seminar – The Finish Line: Life in Retirement

Will it soon be time to enjoy your retirement?

With a little planning, you can make sure you have enough to pay for the things you need (and want) to do during retirement.

Join Steven Scott, Certified Retirement Counselor with ICMA-RC, for a discussion about turning retirement assets into retirement security, estate planning, and healthcare in retirement.

This seminar is ideally suited for late-career employees and their families. To register, visit

Contact Wendi Carroll at with questions.

November 2017

Patriot Pantry: Donations Needed & New Option to Donate Funds

Gary Hooker, a Student Director and Matt Carlos, Graduate Professional Assistant in the new Patriot Pantry

The Patriot Pantry is in need of donations. The high volume of students seeking the services of the pantry is leading to a situation where the supply of food/toiletries does not meet the demand.

Drop off donations at the Student Support and Advocacy Center in SUB I, Room 3200. Your support is appreciated.

Items of greatest need:

  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Rice
  • Non-perishable meals (i.e. Barilla Italian-Style Entrees, complete meals, quinoa bowls)
  • Assorted nut mixes/trail mix
  • Crackers with cheese/peanut butter
  • Various bagged snacks
  • Canned chicken
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Dryer sheets
  • Laundry detergent


If you are interested in supporting the Patriot Pantry with a financial contribution, you can donate to the Student Food and Housing Insecurity Fund by visiting

For questions, contact John Cicchetti at

November 2017

DMV2Go at the Fairfax Campus

Take care of your Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles business at a convenient Mason location.

DMV2Go will visit the Fairfax Campus two more times this year, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Merten Hall parking lot:

  • November 20
  • December 5

For information on DMV2Go services, visit the DMV2Go website.

We are awaiting 2018 dates from the DMV and will share them as soon as they are available.

For questions, contact Janet Walker, Mason Transportation, at or 703-993-9530.

November 2017

Mason 101 is Back! Sign up Today

Whether you are new to the Mason community, looking to update your Mason knowledge, or looking for more resources available at Mason, sign up for Mason 101!

Mason 101 is a free, in-classroom session that shares the history, organizational structure, and resources of George Mason University, as well as a virtual tour of all Mason campuses and sites.

Sign up today!

All sessions are in the Human Resources Training Room in Merten Hall, Room 2001. Though blocked for two hours, the class typically ends earlier. Courses are also held at the Arlington and SciTech Campuses.

For questions, or to set up a group session for your unit, email Philip Stamper, University Information, at

November 2017

Emerge: Interpersonal Violence Survivor Ally Training for Faculty and Staff

The Student Support and Advocacy Center announces the re-launch of Emerge, an interpersonal violence ally workshop for faculty and staff.

Emerge prepares the Mason community to respond to survivors of interpersonal violence and creates a network of faculty and staff dedicated to supporting survivors. The training will help you respond to student disclosures and assist you in connecting students with resources.

Workshops will be held on the following dates during the fall semester:

  • November 3, 12 to 3 p.m.
  • December 4, 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
  • December 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Register online. To schedule Emerge for a large group, email