This Father’s Day, take a moment to appreciate the dads who shape and contribute to the diverse and talented workforce at Mason! The Staff Senate would like to celebrate and honor: 1) the wonderful fathers who work on our campuses; and 2) fathers of those working at Mason.
Join the celebration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the material listed below by Friday, June 21:
Mason Working Dads: 1. Submit your selfie, portrait, or photo with your child(ren) or family to email@example.com. Include your name and the department/unit where you work.
2. Optional: Include one piece of advice or encouragement that you can offer other working dads.
Honor Your Own Dad: 1. Submit a photo of your dad to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your dad’s name, your name, and the department/unit where you work.
2. Optional: Include one fun fact about your dad, or some memorable advice he has given to you.
We will put together an album of entries on our Facebook page on June 24 to celebrate and recognize these dads. Submit your entry by Friday, June 21, for the chance to be included. Like us on Facebook to celebrate with us!
Mason’s Office of Energy Management encourages the Fairfax Campus to participate in “Lights Out! Power Down!” on Thursday, June 27, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Participants are asked to turn off or unplug all non-critical lighting and electrical loads prior to and during the one-hour event to kick-off the university’s summer electrical demand management program.
As a large consumer of electricity, Mason has enrolled in “Interruptible Load Reliability” (ILR), a demand response program that pays customers in exchange for a commitment to reduce electrical load in the event of an electrical grid emergency condition that could result in outages.
Mason has participated in the program for the past five years and has received $600,000 to date. Mason’s commitment this year is a 4,000 kilowatt reduction.
What can we do to save energy? Turn off or unplug the following, when not in use:
Looking for a birthday party idea for your older kids? Or maybe a team building activity for your office? The Mason community receives a 15% discount on all private booking parties at both locations of Escape Room Live. Use the code GMU25 when booking.
Looking to go to lunch with your coworkers? Receive a 10% discount with your Mason ID at Coyote Grille for lunch only, Monday through Friday, until 4 p.m.
My name is Lauren Reuscher, and I was recently selected to serve as the new chair for Staff Senate. I am excited and honored to step into this role.
I work in the Office of Communications and Marketing, and I recently celebrated my 10-year work anniversary at Mason. I have worked at the Fairfax, Arlington, and SciTech Campuses. I’m also a Mason grad—I completed my master’s in history in 2012 (one of the great benefits of working at Mason!). I am a working mom to a two-year-old daughter, who keeps my husband and me on our toes.
I joined Staff Senate five years ago, and it has been a rewarding experience. Your Staff Senators are incredibly engaged, knowledgeable, and hard-working. They devote time and energy to advocate for and appreciate the work of staff across the university. They are motivated to serve the Mason community beyond the scope of their day-to-day jobs. I’m lucky to be part of such an inspiring group.
If you’re looking for a way to get more involved on campus, consider joining us. The Staff Senate nomination period is open from June 10-21. Check out more information here. You can nominate yourself or a colleague. The Staff Senate thrives by having a variety of perspectives and experiences represented at the table.
As I start this new chapter in my service to the senate, I want to thank our outgoing chair, Chris Maier, for his hard work, dedication, and contributions to the university.
I hope you all can take some time to relax and recharge during the summer months ahead. We know things will only ramp up from here!