September 2018

Message from the Chair

Posted: September 7, 2018 at 8:16 am, Last Updated: September 7, 2018 at 8:26 am

I am extending a THANK YOU to all classified and non-student wage staff who have spent a massive effort making each of the Mason locations ready to receive new and returning students. Welcome to academic season 2018–19! We heard from Stacey Remick-Simkins at our September General Meeting about the benefits of becoming a member of […]

Mason’s 9/11 Day of Service

Posted: September 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm, Last Updated: September 7, 2018 at 8:29 am

The annual Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. We encourage all Mason students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate! If you are interested in volunteering for a service project on the 9/11 Day of Service, click here. The deadline to register is Friday, September 7.  If you would […]

Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) Meeting

Posted: September 5, 2018 at 12:51 pm

The next Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SUB I, Room 3A. Our guest vendor will be P.F. Chang’s! RSVP to mapmason@gmu.edu. The MAP group welcomes anyone working at George Mason who considers themselves to be in an administrative professional role.

New Exhibition Opens: Rethinking Lines

Posted: September 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm, Last Updated: September 5, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Fenwick Gallery is pleased to host Mel Parada’s Rethinking Lines, an exhibition of typographic prints and paintings. The exhibition is open through Saturday, October 6. An artist’s talk is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26 at 11 a.m. in the Fenwick Main Reading Room. Rethinking Lines examines the possibilities of meaning making and attempts to remove narrative from […]

George Mason Toastmasters Celebrates 10 Years

Posted: September 5, 2018 at 10:14 am, Last Updated: September 5, 2018 at 10:15 am

Toastmasters is for everyone! Whether your public speaking skills are at the beginner’s stage or you are a seasoned professional, you can benefit as a member. More than two dozen Mason faculty, staff, and students, joined by several community members, meet for an hour each week to learn and practice communication and leadership skills. The best way to learn […]

Support Group for Working Mothers

Posted: September 5, 2018 at 10:02 am, Last Updated: November 5, 2018 at 1:13 pm

The Support Group for Working Mothers at Mason is one way Mason faculty, staff, and students can come together, discuss the issues confronting working mothers, and perhaps motivate changes on campus. The group hosts brown bag lunch meetings at noon in the Women and Gender Studies Center, Room 240K of the Johnson Center. Upcoming fall meetings are […]

Environmental Health and Safety Updates

Posted: September 5, 2018 at 9:52 am, Last Updated: September 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Active Threat: Awareness & Prevention (Film Premiere) Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management and University Police invite you to a screening of a video designed to educate students, faculty, and staff about ways to prevent and respond to active threats on campus.  The video premiere will take place on Wednesday, September 12, at 11:30 a.m. in the Founders Hall Auditorium. The […]

From Our Friends in Human Resources and Payroll

Posted: September 5, 2018 at 9:45 am, Last Updated: September 5, 2018 at 9:47 am

WeightWatchers at Work WeightWatchers at Work meetings are continuing into the fall semester! Members who join between September 4–21 will receive a free starter kit (a $70 value). Meetings occur every Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Merten Hall, Room 2500. In addition to the free starter kit, Commonwealth of Virginia and WeightWatchers offer eligible faculty […]

Happy Heart Walk

Posted: September 5, 2018 at 9:41 am, Last Updated: September 7, 2018 at 8:36 am

Details: September 26 at 1 p.m. Arlington: Founders Hall Plaza  Fairfax: Merten Hall  Sci-Tech: Bull Run Lobby  It’s time for the annual Happy Heart Walk to celebrate Healthy Campus Week! Join your fellow students, faculty, and staff for a walk across all campuses to promote heart health. An award will be given for the team with […]

Creating a Positive Work Environment Seminar

Posted: September 5, 2018 at 9:34 am

As part of the Anthem Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Human Resources and Payroll is offering a Well-Being Series focused on mental health topics. The September session will discuss: Creating a Positive Work Environment Tuesday, September 11 Noon to 1 p.m. Merten Hall, Room 1202 The seminar will address: Ways to build trust Positive communication How to […]