June 2019

Staff Senate Nomination Period Open June 10-21

Staff Appreciation Coffee KlatchBecoming a Staff Senator is a great way to get involved with the university community and to have an impact on your workplace. The Senate provides many opportunities to learn how the university works and to network with administrators and staff members outside of your unit.

The Senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Terms begin in August and are for two years. 2019 dates are below:

  • Nominations accepted Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 21, at 5 p.m.
  • Elections held Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 19, at 5 p.m.
June 2019

Parking and Transportation Updates: June 2019

Mason Shuttle Schedule and Independence Day

There will be no shuttle service on Thursday, July 4, or Friday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.

For questions about Mason Shuttles, contact or 703-993-2828.

Commuting on I-66? Consider Alternate Commuting Options During Construction

As the I-66 construction project continues, this may be a great opportunity to consider new commuting options. Incentives are available for public transit, vanpooling, carpooling, and more. For additional details, visit the Transform 66 website.

Mason also offers incentives for commuting by public transit (Commuter Choice) or via vanpool and carpool. More information is available at

Questions? Contact Parking and Transportation at 703-993-2828 or

Dine Around via the CUE Bus

Use the CUE bus to check out some dining options in the City of Fairfax. Check out the Discover CUE website for ideas.

The CUE Bus is free for students, faculty, and staff with a valid Mason ID.

Contact Parking and Transportation at 703-993-2828 or with questions.

June 2019

Training Opportunities from the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Leveraging the Power of Polarity Thinking ProgramBecome a Certified Leadership and Well-Being Coach

Become a certified leadership and well-being coach! Join the Professional Certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being program, designed for professionals working for positive change and accredited by the International Coach Federation.

Now accepting applications for Cohort 7 – Fall 2019 Semester (September 2019 to January 2020) and Cohort 8 – Spring 2020 Semester (February 2020 to June 2020). The program takes place in five modules over five months.

Mason alumni and classified employees receive a 10 percent discount on tuition. Learn more by reading these coaching alumni stories and more information. Questions? Contact or 703-993-6090.

Change Your Life for Greater Well-Being through Positive Leadership

Join leadership experts Dr. Steve Gladis and Dr. Beth Cabrera this fall for Mason’s Positive Leadership program! Learn skills and strategies for enhancing personal and professional well-being and boosting team performance.

The next cohort takes place November 18–19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, in the Johnson Center Bistro on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

Learn more and register.

Learn Well-Being Leadership Skills to Manage Complexity and Stress

Successfully manage the complex, stressful situations you face personally and professionally. Join Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being October 28–30 for the new Leveraging the Power of Polarity Thinking certificate program!

The many different dimensions of effective leadership—from communication to change management—all include polarities: opposing forces that create tension in complex situations. You can learn one approach through this program and it can apply across the board to whatever decisions you face as a leader.

Learn more and register.