March 2019

Message from the Chair

Posted: March 13, 2019 at 8:43 am, Last Updated: March 13, 2019 at 8:48 am

At the Staff Senate General Meeting on February 6, Assistant Chief of Police Brian Cozby presented information about the array of services offered by our Police Department. Check out the presentation here. At our March meeting, we hosted two guest speakers. First, Shernita Rochelle Parker, acting vice president, HR/ Payroll and Faculty/Staff Life, presented the […]

Pint-Sized Patriot Winners

Posted: March 12, 2019 at 10:10 am, Last Updated: March 12, 2019 at 10:21 am

The Mason Staff Senate celebrated Homecoming Week by publishing a collection of photos on our Facebook page. Classified staff and non-student wage employees submitted photos of their spirited kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews. The photo that received the most likes by Monday, March 4, was selected to be featured in our newsletter. We are delighted […]

Patriot Pets in Honor of National Pet Day!

Posted: March 12, 2019 at 9:30 am, Last Updated: April 9, 2019 at 9:05 am

In honor of National Pet Day, the Mason Staff Senate will be collecting photos of your furry, feathered, or otherwise friends! Send all submissions to, post on our Facebook page, or tag us on Twitter @gmustaffsenate. In your submission, include the name, age, and breed of your pet (if applicable)! Feel free to also briefly […]

Give a Little, Get a Latte: Complimentary Coffee on Giving Day

Posted: March 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

Your commitment to Mason makes the university a great place to work and study, and we’re always striving to do even better. Gifts made by faculty and staff demonstrate that we are truly invested in our students, programs, and each other. Whether your gift is large or small, monthly, or a one-time donation, it helps […]

Freedom and Learning Forum: Racism in Virginia and Opportunities for Change

Posted: March 12, 2019 at 9:12 am, Last Updated: March 13, 2019 at 9:00 am

RSVP today for the next Freedom and Learning Forum, featuring Dr. Gail Christopher, visionary and architect of the Kellogg Foundation-led Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort for America: Racism in Virginia and Opportunities for Change: Moving Toward Truth and Transformation Monday, March 25 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Hub, Ballroom RSVP Join us for a […]

Upcoming Performances at Mason

Posted: March 12, 2019 at 8:57 am, Last Updated: March 12, 2019 at 9:04 am

Danú Sunday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an authentic Irish music experience the whole family will enjoy! Take a musical journey across the Emerald Isle with one of today’s leading traditional Irish ensembles as they perform timeless Celtic works along with fascinating, […]

April Staff Senate Meeting: Core Campus Project (Updated Location)

Posted: March 11, 2019 at 9:56 am, Last Updated: April 10, 2019 at 9:24 am

The April Staff Senate meeting will feature guest speaker Cathy Pinskey, program director, Facilities. Cathy will discuss recent progress and updates related to the Core Campus Project. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:30 a.m. to noon Fairfax: Research Hall, Room 163 (updated location) Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (videoconferenced) SciTech: Colgan Hall, Room 221 (videoconferenced) Front Royal: […]

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Roundtable Discussion

Posted: March 8, 2019 at 3:37 pm, Last Updated: March 11, 2019 at 9:39 am

Join the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) for an information session for unit administrators working with sponsored projects. The session will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Merten Hall, Room 1202. Topics will include updates on policies and procedures, as well as anything new related to sponsored projects. If you […]

Senator Highlight: Joanne Zimmerman

Posted: March 8, 2019 at 2:58 pm, Last Updated: April 10, 2019 at 9:25 am

Before coming to Mason, I worked as an admin for a company that did court filing and process serving for lawyers in California. I originally came to Mason to study sociology. I joined the Staff Senate because I wanted to be able to interact with staff from all over campus. I also wanted to make a difference in […]

A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship

Posted: March 8, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Follow your Patriots at the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship by visiting Tournament Central.