January 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Day of Service

Please join us on Saturday, January 20, 2018 as we honor Dr. King’s legacy by participating in Mason’s MLK Day of Service at Women Giving Back (WGB) in Sterling, Virginia. Included in this project will be the unique opportunity to meet some of the clients WGB serves, as the store will open from 9 to 10am. Other aspects of the project include, sorting and hanging clothing, cleaning up the store and warehouse, restocking, and other duties as assigned.

OTHER DETAILS: The bus will leave Fairfax at 8am sharp and return to campus by 11:30am. This opportunity is open to all Mason students, faculty, and staff, and limited to the first 45 volunteers who sign up. There are a few spots left!

Register here.

January 2018

Mason Lobbies – 2018

Join Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 as we travel to Richmond to advocate on behalf of George Mason University and Higher Education. Food and transportation is provided for participants!

Mason Lobbies is an annual event where we, as Mason students and alumni, take part in advocating for higher education and George Mason University’s student priorities at the state level. A bus caravan will head down to Richmond (departing from the Fairfax campus) for the “Mason Lobbies Day.”  Student and alumni participants will have the opportunity to personally meet State Representatives and Delegates and talk about their Mason experience.

Contact Student Government to participate.

The 2018 Mason Lobbies Day initiatives include:

  • Increasing financial aid to Mason Students
  • Faculty and Staff Compensation
  • College Affordability
January 2018

February Staff Senate Meeting Announcement

February 7 Staff Senate General Meeting
Staff Senate General Meeting

Wednesday, February 7, 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)

All who attend the Staff Senate general meeting are welcome to ask questions in-person, during the session.

For questions, contact

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DMV2Go Spring Schedule

During the spring semester, the DMV2Go bus will be on the Fairfax Campus in the Merten Hall Parking Lot from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. on:

  • Tuesday, February 6
  • Tuesday, March 6
  • Tuesday, April 10
  • Tuesday, May 8
January 2018

Enrichment Day-Save the Date

Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day is Wednesday, March 7 in the Johnson Center. This day-long event will feature two keynote speakers and a series of breakout sessions and activities centered on building trust.

Look out for more detailed information, including the exact time of the event, on our website at

January 2018

Print Hub-New Location

Effective January 12, the Print Hub relocated from the Johnson Center to the lower level of The Hub, adjacent to Mail Services.

The new space will allow Canon to centralize and expand services.

Look for announcements about open houses in January.

Contact Adam Forte at or 703-993-2555 for any questions.

January 2018

New Flex Holiday Hours

Senior leadership is providing 16 hours of flex holiday leave for benefited faculty and staff in 2018. With supervisor approval, benefited faculty and staff can use these flex holiday hours anytime during the calendar year 2018.

Part-time faculty and staff will be given leave proportionately. All January new hires will receive the flex holiday hours.

When you use the flex holiday hours, enter the number of hours used on your timesheet under “Special Flex Holiday.”

Be sure to use these hours! They expire at the end of the 2018 calendar year and are not eligible for payout.

For any questions, contact

January 2018

Upcoming Physical Well-Being Seminars

Start your new year on the path to well-being with the Physical Well-Being Seminar Series, offered by Human Resources and Payroll:

  • January 24 – Foundations of Well-being: Mindfulness and Meaning
  • February 21 – Metabolism Makeover
  • March 21 – Compassion in the Workplace

All classes meet at noon and are videoconferenced to Arlington and SciTech (unless otherwise noted).

For details and to register, visit

Contact with questions.

January 2018

WebEx Meeting Center 101 Training on 1/26

A WebEx Meeting Center 101 training will be offered to all Mason faculty and staff on Friday, January 26th at 1:00 p.m. EST.

A WebEx account is not required for participation. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in using WebEx in the future or for current users who want to get the most out of the tool.

To join the session or add it to your calendar you can use this link: Once you have connected to the session you will need to choose how you would like to connect your audio in order to hear or be heard.


For questions related to this WebEx training session please contact

January 2018

Upcoming January Eagle Bank Arena Events

We thought you might be interested in checking out these upcoming events taking place at the Eagle Bank Arena.