November 2018

Message from the Chair

Posted: November 14, 2018 at 9:00 am, Last Updated: November 14, 2018 at 9:11 am

This fall has been crazy-busy for everyone, in many good ways. Mason is changing, very much like the leaves on the trees: right before our eyes. In a short-period of time, you’ll be able to tell others that you were a part this transition, a participant in the transformation process. Even if you don’t know […]

Updates from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Posted: November 12, 2018 at 9:30 am, Last Updated: November 13, 2018 at 9:07 am

MicroStrategy User Session Friday, December 7 2 to 3:30 p.m. Merten Hall, Room 2001 This is an open forum user session for MicroStrategy reporting. The goal of this group is to allow MicroStrategy users to drop-in to bring questions, report challenges, frustrations, report tweaks, tips, tricks, most useful reports, etc. The session is open to […]

2019 Holiday Calendar

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 11:29 am

Plan your vacation for next year! The 2019 holiday calendar is available now.

Happy Heart Walk Awards

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 11:20 am, Last Updated: November 13, 2018 at 9:02 am

Mason Nation had a great time participating in the Happy Heart Walk in September. The results are in for the Largest Team award and the Heart of Gold award! *Drum roll, please!* The Science and Technology Campus team won the Heart of Gold award, and the Child Development Center won the Largest Team award! Thank […]

For VRS Hybrid and 457 Account Members

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 11:14 am, Last Updated: November 13, 2018 at 9:05 am

Are you currently enrolled in the VRS Hybrid retirement plan or have a 457 account? Register for a free, 30-minute individual counseling session with ICMA-RC to review your account! The final day available for sessions in 2018 is November 15, anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Merten Hall, Room 4100. At this meeting, […]

Thanksgiving Timesheet Guidance

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 11:09 am, Last Updated: November 13, 2018 at 8:56 am

Thanksgiving break is around the corner! Reference the Thanksgiving Timesheet Guidance for information about: Holiday hours Requirements to receive holiday pay Rate of holiday pay How the holiday may affect alternative work schedules For questions, contact Human Resources and Payroll at 703-993-2600.

Upcoming Performances at Mason 

Posted: November 8, 2018 at 2:46 pm, Last Updated: November 13, 2018 at 9:02 am

Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall Begin the Christmas season with a sumptuous concert of seasonal favorites and classical standards performed by “the world’s reigning male chorus” (New Yorker). The Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer is loved around the world for its seamless blend of 12 male voices, ranging from […]

Thanksgiving Shuttle Schedule and Regional Transportation   

Posted: November 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm, Last Updated: November 12, 2018 at 1:41 pm

The Thanksgiving holiday will bring changes to the Mason Shuttle schedules. Details are posted on the Mason Shuttles website. Thanksgiving holiday transportation to regional cities is also available. For details, click here. Questions? Call 703-993-2828.   

Parking and Transportation Updates

Posted: November 8, 2018 at 2:33 pm, Last Updated: November 13, 2018 at 8:57 am

Canned Food and Toy Drive to Benefit INOVA Children’s Hospital  Would you like to help someone in need? Parking Services is collecting toy and food donations at the Parking Services offices at the Arlington, Fairfax, and SciTech Campuses beginning Monday, November 12. Donate a toy or food and reduce the cost of your parking ticket […]

Missed the VGEA Information Session? View it here!

Posted: November 8, 2018 at 2:25 pm

If you missed the Virginia Governmental Employees Association (VGEA) information session on October 31, watch it here. Representatives from the VGEA discussed the benefits of joining their organization.