April 2018

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: April 4, 2018 at 4:05 pm, Last Updated: April 4, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Benefits Fair For Spring into Well-Being, Human Resources and Payroll invites you to the Benefits Fair to chat with some of Mason’s financial and health vendors. Thursday, April 19 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Merten Hall, Room 1201 Many of the vendors will offer 30-minute “mini” financial well-being presentations on the half hour from 10 […]

Quality of Work Life Survey: Respond Now through May 4

Posted: April 4, 2018 at 3:12 pm, Last Updated: April 9, 2018 at 10:37 am

Your feedback matters! Over the years, staff feedback from the Quality of Work Life (QWL) Survey and related mini-surveys have resulted in several initiatives over the years, including: Creation of the Staff Senate Flexible work options Shuttle bus services Mason Kids Club (expanded childcare options during public school breaks) And much more! Please check your […]

Dear World Project

Posted: April 4, 2018 at 2:59 pm, Last Updated: April 4, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Dear World, an internationally-recognized storytelling and portrait project, will be visiting George Mason University on April 11 as part of Mason’s International Week. Dear World has visited college campuses across the nation and has been invited to Mason this April so that the campus community can share meaningful messages as part of the Dear World global social project. Check out a video from last year’s Dear World Project […]

Action Needed: 2FA Required for Patriot Web and Banner April 15

Posted: April 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Effective Sunday, April 15, Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is required for all Mason employees (faculty, staff, and student workers) when using Patriot Web and Banner-related applications. This replaces Patriot Web security questions. If you are not enrolled, employees are asked to enroll in 2FA as soon as possible. If you are already enrolled, no further action […]

Discounted IT Courses Available for Staff and Alumni Through TechAdvance

Posted: April 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm

Advance your IT career by enrolling in one of Mason’s TechAdvance courses. Designed for industry professionals of all experience levels, TechAdvance courses cover more than 15 industry topics, including: IT security Web development Web design A+ Data science Cloud computing Mason staff are eligible to receive a 50 percent discount on all TechAdvance courses! Employee spouses and […]

Bikeshare Feasibility Study Underway

Posted: April 2, 2018 at 2:19 pm

George Mason University, the City of Fairfax, the Town of Vienna, and Fairfax County have teamed up on a bikeshare feasibility study. The group welcomes feedback through a short survey and an opportunity to recommend bikeshare locations. This information will be gathered and shared with the firm hired to conduct the study. To access information […]

Off the Wall: Celebrating the Visual Arts at Mason

Posted: April 2, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Off the Wall Saturday, April 21 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every spring, Mason opens its award-winning Art and Design Building for a family-friendly celebration to benefit the visual arts at Mason. Guests tour over 15 studio spaces, interact with student and faculty artists, and create their own works of art. Studios include film, gaming, graphic […]

J.J. Davis to Speak with the Staff Senate on May 10

Posted: April 2, 2018 at 2:04 pm, Last Updated: May 10, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Due to the closure of the university on March 21 from inclement weather, the Staff Senate has rescheduled its meeting with J.J. Davis for Thursday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to noon. Meeting locations: Fairfax: Research Hall, Room 163 Arlington: Founders Hall, Room 720 (videoconferenced) SciTech: Colgan Hall, Room 221 (videoconferenced) Submit your questions for […]

May 2nd Staff Senate Meeting: President Cabrera

Posted: April 2, 2018 at 1:59 pm, Last Updated: April 6, 2018 at 2:13 pm

You are invited to attend when Dr. Cabrera meets with the Staff Senate on Wednesday, May 2, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meeting locations: Fairfax: Innovation Hall, Room 334 Arlington: Founders Hall, Room 720 (videoconferenced) SciTech: Colgan Hall, Room 221 (videoconferenced) Submit your questions for our guest speakers: To promote dialogue at the Staff Senate […]

March Employee of the Month: Matt Kilday

Posted: March 26, 2018 at 1:17 pm, Last Updated: May 10, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Heartfelt congratulations to Matt Kilday, workforce planning analyst in Human Resources and Payroll, for being selected as the March 2018 Employee of the Month. Read more about Matt 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 can […]