August 2019

September Staff Senate General Meeting with President Anne Holton

Posted: August 20, 2019 at 9:40 am, Last Updated: September 5, 2019 at 4:11 pm

The September Staff Senate general meeting will feature guest speaker Anne Holton, interim president of George Mason University. The meeting will also feature a brief presentation from Adrienne Bryant Godwin, programming manager, College of Visual and Performing Arts. Adrienne will discuss the upcoming performance season at Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts […]

The Mason Club

Posted: August 20, 2019 at 8:53 am, Last Updated: August 20, 2019 at 8:54 am

The Mason Club is George Mason University’s exclusive membership faculty and staff lounge. Enjoy a freshly prepared buffet with your peers between 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., or rent the space for an after-hours event. The Mason Club reopens for the fall semester on August 26. Visit the website for more information!

Staff Senate Chair Serving on Presidential Search Committee

Posted: August 19, 2019 at 11:27 am, Last Updated: August 21, 2019 at 8:58 am

On July 26, the Board of Visitors announced the members of the search committee who will help select the next president of George Mason University. Lauren Reuscher, chair of Staff Senate, will serve as a staff representative on the committee. The committee’s first order of business will be to develop a profile for the position […]

July and August Employees of the Month

Posted: August 19, 2019 at 11:15 am, Last Updated: August 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Congratulations to July Employee of the Month Paul Didier and August Employee of the Month Crystal Hall Brett! 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 website.           […]

Nominate Your Supervisor for the Outstanding Supervisor Award by August 30!

Posted: August 19, 2019 at 9:35 am

The Outstanding Supervisor Award, sponsored by the Mason Staff Senate, seeks to recognize supervisors who routinely go above and beyond to provide unparalleled leadership, mentorship, and support within their departments or offices. Outstanding supervisors model and promote a positive work-life balance and strive to serve not only their departments or offices but also their personnel. […]

Research Administration Certificate Program

Posted: August 19, 2019 at 9:26 am, Last Updated: August 21, 2019 at 8:51 am

The Research Administration Certificate Program, developed in collaboration with a cross-campus advisory committee and coordinated through the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), is a professional development opportunity designed to educate staff about sponsored programs administration.   The curriculum provides a deeper understanding of key concepts related to grant and contract administration. Participants attend 10 sessions, […]

Virginia529 Presentation

Posted: August 16, 2019 at 5:42 pm, Last Updated: August 19, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Have you heard about Virginia529 but want to learn more? Check out an information session on September 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in Merten Hall, Room 1204. At the presentation, you will learn about saving for future higher education expenses for yourself or a loved one. During this session learn how to: Save for […]

9/11 Day of Service and Service Fair

Posted: August 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm, Last Updated: August 20, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Students, alumni, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in the 9/11 Day of Service and Service Fair. The 7th Annual Day of Service will take place on Wednesday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service events will provide the opportunity to give back to the local George Mason community. To volunteer for […]

Statewide Book Club

Posted: August 16, 2019 at 5:25 pm, Last Updated: August 19, 2019 at 2:29 pm

Calling all bookworms! OnTheSquareVA is excited to announce the launch of a statewide Book Club! Books will be announced on the first of each month. You can find the book announcements and more details about the virtual and in-person discussions on the book club Facebook group. If you have questions, contact OnTheSquareVa@virginia.gov for more information.    

Employee Resource and Support Groups

Posted: August 16, 2019 at 5:20 pm, Last Updated: August 19, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Looking for like-minded colleagues to share insight? Need group support for your family? Mason offers many employee resource and support groups to help, including: Adult Caregiving and Support Educators and Employees of Color Mason Administrative Professionals Mason Military Spouses and Partners Mason Needleworks Toastmasters Working Moms and Working Dads …and more! Visit the HR and […]