May 2019

Leadercast Live: Leading Healthy Teams

Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. This annual leadership event is broadcast live each year from Atlanta to hundreds of host sites around the globe, including George Mason’s SciTech Campus.

This year, Leadercast Live will be held on May 10, 2019, on the Sci Tech Campus (Beacon Hall Conference Center) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At Leadercast Live, learn from experts in leadership and organizational health about how to develop and lead healthy teams. Leadercast Live features recognized and respected global leaders, including Gayle King, Caroline Leaf, and Marcus Samuelsson.

Mason’s Leadercast Live event will be emceed by Shernita Rochelle Parker, interim vice president of Human Resources and Payroll and faculty/staff life. Then, during the exclusive lunch time presentation, engage in meaningful conversation with Brad Edwards, athletic director for Mason Athletics, and Darrell Green, associate athletic director for Mason Athletics.

Learn what it takes to ensure your team functions at its highest and healthiest at Leadercast Live 2019.

Register today! For more information, including ticket prices, visit the Mason Leadercast Live website.

May 2019

Flexible Summer @ Mason

Flexible Summer @ Mason is from May 26 to August 18, 2019!

During this time, supervisors are strongly encouraged to allow their faculty and staff to integrate flexible work opportunities into their schedules, if and when possible. While flexible work options are encouraged throughout the year, summer is a perfect time to make it happen!

To participate:

  • Visit for information about different types of flexible work opportunities
  • Fill out a Flexible Work Agreement and submit it to your supervisor for approval
  • Choose start and end dates that work for your team and are approved by your supervisor
  • Check the box next to “Telework/Telework Week/Summer Telework” and/or any other flexible work option you will be utilizing during the summer
  • Indicate in the comments box that you are submitting an agreement for Flexible Summer at Mason 2019

Please note: Those who participate in Flexible Summer @ Mason are doing so under the Flexible Work Policy, #2202. Additionally, the Commonwealth DHRM requires full-time state employees to work a full 40-hour work week.

If you have any questions, contact


May 2019

Become 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.

Applications are currently being accepted 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% discount on tuition. Learn more by reading these coaching alumni stories and the information here.

Questions? Contact or 703-993-6090.

May 2019

George Mason University Day at Nationals Park

Join fellow Mason fans as the Patriots take over the ballpark on Friday, September 27, when the Nationals face the Cleveland Indians at 7:05 p.m.

Fans will receive a discounted game ticket and a New Era co-branded Mason/Nationals hat. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Washington Nationals’ George Mason Day webpage.

May 2019

May Employee of the Month: Ayush Saxena

Congratulations to Ayush Saxena, federal and private loan administrator in Student Financial Aid, for being selected as the May 2019 Employee of the Month! Read more about Ayush in this Mason News article.

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.

Contact Reward and Recognition at with questions.

May 2019

Fenwick Gallery and Music Library Exhibitions

Fenwick Gallery Exhibition

Fenwick Library will feature J Carrier’s Elementary Calculus in the Fenwick Gallery until May 24, 2019. Elementary Calculus, through a series of portraits, landscapes and still life photographs, observes the publicly private moments of migrants and refugees in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as they attempt to connect back to their homes.

Elementary Calculus was published by MACK in September 2012, selected for numerous year-end “best of” lists, and was also included in the 2013 International Center of Photography Triennial. Work from J Carrier’s recent projects, Mi´raj  and In Circles, will also be published by MACK in the coming year.

To learn more about the exhibit and the artist, visit the Fenwick Gallery page.

Music Library Exhibition

Through May 24, the Music Library (Fenwick, Room 2600) is hosting an exhibit of the Music Publishers Association 2018 Paul Revere Award Winners.

The awards were established in 1964 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the first music engraving in America by famous silversmith Paul Revere. Today, the awards still recognize outstanding examples of graphic design, with an emphasis on usability for orchestras, educators, libraries and individuals.

For more information, contact Steve Gerber at

May 2019

Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) Meeting

The next Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Research Hall, Room 163, and will feature a Mason Alumnus from Inside Scoop Creamery and Amy Moore, our CommonHealth representative. We will also recognize those finishing the Administrative Professionals Certificate Program (APCP).

MAP welcomes anyone working at George Mason who considers themselves to be in an administrative professional role.

For questions and to RSVP, contact

May 2019

Volunteer at Commencement and Degree Celebrations 

College of Science 2015 ConvocationCommencement and Degree Celebrations are around the corner! University Events is seeking additional assistance from student, faculty, and staff volunteers. 

For Commencement on Friday, May 17: 

  • 7:45 to 10 a.m. on Mason Pond Drive and at Concert Hall lobby (6–8 volunteers needed to help with line-up and tell graduates where to go. University Events will provide maps and signage.) 
  • 8 to 11 a.m. at EagleBank Arena (2–3 volunteers needed to answer general questions. University Events will provide FAQs.) 

University Events also needs volunteers to work one-hour shifts passing out reader cards in Lot A on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, May 16, 9 to 10 a.m. 
  • Thursday, May 16, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16, 6 to 7 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 17, 2 to 3 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 18, 9 to 10 a.m. 
  • Saturday, May 18, 1 to 2 p.m. 

To sign up, contact Rachel Kranz at 

Feel free to forward this information to any students who may be interested. 

For general information, visit the spring graduation information page. Thank you for supporting Mason’s graduates and celebrating their achievements! 

May 2019

Change to Faculty/Staff Meal Plan Dates 

President's Park Hydroponic GreenhouseThe Byte meal plan program is available for faculty and staff at Mason.  

The Mason Card Office is transitioning the start/end dates of Byte meal plans to align with the academic calendar. Byte plans will now be active from May–May instead of August–August.  

On Saturday, May 18, all remaining swipes for those currently enrolled in a Byte plan will be transferred to a new account for the rest of the summer, ending on Saturday, August 18. 

Byte plans purchased on or after Monday, May 20, 2019 will be active through Saturday, May 16, 2020. 

For more information, visit the meal plan website (click on “Faculty and Staff”). 

If you have any questions, contact Ryan Elci at the Mason Card Office at or 703-993-2870. 

May 2019

Faculty and Staff Discounts at Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center 

Discover inspiring performances during the 2019/2020 season at the Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts Center! 

Mason faculty and staff receive a special discount on tickets. Subscribe to three or more season performances and receive 50% off adult ticket prices.  

Spend quality time with the family at the Hylton Family Series and the Family Series at Center for the Arts 

The faculty/staff discount is not available online. To purchase a subscription at the discounted rate: 

  • Call the sales team directly: Hylton Performing Arts Subscription Hotline (703-993-7700) or the Center for the Arts Subscription Hotline (703-993-2787); 
  • Mail in a subscription form; or 
  • Purchase in-person at the ticket offices. 

For questions, contact the subscription hotlines listed above.