April 2018

Updating People Finder

Is your contact information up to date in People Finder, Mason’s online directory? Take a look at

To update your listing, click the “Faculty/Staff: Update Information” button on the left side of the page.

People Finder relies on individuals/offices to update directory records. Human Resources and Payroll and the Office of Space Management do not track individual office assignments, which makes your People Finder entry very important!

Contact information in PeopleFinder is used to deliver Mason E-Files Alert email messages to faculty/staff (e.g. traffic alerts or building-specific messages, such as fire alarm testing and facilities impacts).

If you are in a position to update entries in bulk, email, and we can provide current listings for your department/unit in an Excel document for you to easily update.

For questions, contact Philip Stamper, University Information, at or 703-993-5308.

April 2018

Registration Open: Bike to Mason and a Celebration of Flexible Transportation Choices

The Mason community gathers together on Bike to Mason Day. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Registration is open for Bike to Mason Day! Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, we hope you can join us.

  • Fairfax: Tuesday, April 17, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Merten Hall Lawn
  • Arlington: Thursday, April 19, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Founders Hall Plaza
  • SciTech: Tuesday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bull Run Hall Atrium

Celebrating all flexible options: biking, shuttles, car/vanpool, and virtual opportunities.

Check out food, information, giveaways, and more at all three events. Register online.

Check out the full calendar of terrific April events hosted by Mason Parking and Transportation.

Contact Janet Walker at 703-993-9530 or with questions.

April 2018

Leadercast 2018 is Coming to the SciTech Campus

Take the next step in your leadership journey, and join more than 100,000 leaders for the largest one-day leadership event in the world!

The SciTech Campus is a host site for Leadercast Live 2018. This year’s theme is “Lead Yourself.” Be inspired by world-class speakers who will show you how to be a more effective leader.

Seating is limited for this all-day event, which includes an exclusive on-site presentation, continental breakfast and lunch from Panera, and a networking reception following the simulcast.

This event also qualifies for CEU/CNE credits through Leadercast.

For more information, or to register, visit

Contact Debbie Weitzman-Ward, SciTech Executive Office, at or 703-993-1621 with questions.

April 2018

22nd Annual Victims’ Rights 5k Run/Walk

The 22nd Annual Victims’ Rights 5k Run/Walk (VRRW) is sponsored by Mason’s Student Support and Advocacy Center, in partnership with several Mason departments, and in collaboration with the Aimee Willard Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The Victims’ Rights Run/Walk raises awareness for all types of violence and raises money for an important cause.

Fairfax Campus
Thursday, April 12, noon
Merten Hall Lawn

Register online at

All donations for the Victims’ Rights Run Walk will benefit the Rape Aggression Defense Program and the George Mason University Victims’ of Violence Fund.

Contact the Student Support and Advocacy Center at 703-993-3686 with questions.

April 2018

February Employee of the Month: Sharon Bloomquist

Sharon Bloomquist, Graduate Program Coordinator, Environmental Science and Policy is the Employee of the Month for February 2018. Photo by: Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Heartfelt congratulations to Sharon Bloomquist, graduate program coordinator in the Environmental Science and Policy Department, for being selected as the February 2018 Employee of the Month. Read more about Sharon 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 be found on the Human Resources and Payroll awards page.

Contact Reward and Recognition at with questions.

April 2018

Discounted Nationals Tickets

Through Mason, you can get discounted tickets to Washington, D.C.’s favorite baseball team: the Washington Nationals!

The discount is available all season long. Check out this flyer for more details.

Contact Human Resources and Payroll at or 703-993-2600 with questions.