October 2018

Massage and Spa Discounts Available

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 12:10 pm, Last Updated: February 6, 2019 at 8:59 am

October is National Massage Therapy Awareness Month, and the Staff Senate is working to provide options for massage and spa discounts in the local area. Check out an article about the history of Massage. Some discounts available to Mason staff (just show your Mason ID): Elements Massage (Vienna location):$30 off first one-hour session. During the week of […]

Message from the Chair

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 9:26 am, Last Updated: October 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Thank you, Dr. Cabrera and to all of his administration, for providing a thoughtful and exciting bonus package for staff this fall. For a lot of people this was much unexpected in its magnitude. Staff look forward to our continued efforts to advance George Mason University’s Strategic Plan and ultimate goals. Please read carefully through […]

Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP)

Posted: October 3, 2018 at 2:34 pm

The next Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room E.  The meeting will feature a presentation about Handshake, the new student hiring platform from University Career Services. Then, Abrams BBQ will give a short presentation and provide samples of their creations.  MAP welcomes […]

Dealing with Difficult People Seminar

Posted: October 3, 2018 at 2:28 pm, Last Updated: October 4, 2018 at 11:12 am

Details: October 16, Fairfax, Merten Hall 1202, 12 to 1 p.m.  As part of the Anthem Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Human Resources and Payroll is offering a Well-Being Series focusing on mental health topics.  October’s topic is Dealing with Difficult People. This seminar will address how to effectively deal with difficult people in certain scenarios.   All employees are welcome to attend. To […]

Winter Wellness Flu Shot Clinic

Posted: October 3, 2018 at 2:22 pm, Last Updated: October 18, 2018 at 9:19 am

The Winter Wellness Flu Shot Clinics will be held at Mason on the following dates:  SciTech (Colgan Hall, 110E): October 16, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Arlington (Founders Hall, 313): October 18, 2018 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Fairfax (Dewberry Hall): October 30, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Students:  $25 shots offered only at Fairfax event […]

Chapter Next: Ending Sexual Violence

Posted: October 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm, Last Updated: October 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm

The Women and Gender Studies Center, the LEAD Office, and the Student Support and Advocacy Center are gearing up for Chapter Next: Ending Sexual Violence. We are committed to not only purposefully educating our campus and community about sexual violence, but we are also asking for a Call to Action to encourage ongoing discussions, trainings, […]

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Roundtable

Posted: September 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm, Last Updated: October 4, 2018 at 11:16 am

November 7 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Merten Hall, Room 1202 The OSP Roundtable is an information session for departmental administrators working with sponsored projects. Topics will include updates on policies and procedures, as well as anything new related to sponsored projects. Attendees are advised to prepare any topics or questions to discuss during this session. […]

Parking and Transportation Updates

Posted: September 26, 2018 at 2:17 pm, Last Updated: October 3, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Bicycle Commuting 101 Bicycling to campus can be fun and great for your well-being. Research indicates that those who bike to work are the happiest with their commute. Join Rick Holt from Human Resources/Payroll and League of American Bicyclists certified instructor for Bicycle Commuting 101. During this session at noon on Wednesday, October 17, Rick […]

Free Online Self-Help Resource Available

Posted: September 26, 2018 at 2:14 pm

Have you heard about Therapist Assisted Online (TAO)? The Mason community has access to this free, interactive, web-based support program through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). TAO is confidential, online self-help. No appointment needed! TAO provides access to help for anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, communication skills, mindfulness, and self-care resources for well-being. You can access TAO […]

Sharing Kindness and Appreciation at Mason

Posted: September 26, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Whether you are celebrating an upcoming national appreciation day or just want to say thank you, Reward and Recognition has many options for appreciating and celebrating your colleagues at Mason! Keep encouragement and appreciation on hand with the new Recognition Mini-Notes. Wish someone good luck, happy birthday, or say thank you anywhere, anytime, with eCards. Be Kind Bingo is the perfect game […]