November 2019

Mason Hoops Pass

The Mason Hoops Pass is the most flexible season ticket available to Mason Basketball fans! The Basketball Mobile Pass gets you tickets to every 2019-20 men’s and women’s home game at EagleBank Arena.

This all-mobile season ticket allows you to watch the game from various viewpoints in the arena with different seats each game, and includes exclusive ticket management features.

  • Admission to every men’s and women’s game for the season
  • Receive digital tickets directly to your phone, with unique bar codes for each ticket
  • Tickets are transferable via email

If you have any questions, visit Mason Hoops Pass for more information or buy now.

November 2019

Annual IT Security Awareness Training

Information Technology Services (ITS) encourages George Mason University employees to complete their annual IT Security Awareness Training. The required training is assigned to employees in their Mason Learning, Evaluation, and Performance System (MasonLEAPS) accounts via The training takes 30 minutes.

The deadline to finish the training is December 9, 2019.

Additional information about the training is available on the ITS website.

November 2019

Kaiser Permanente Mobile Health Van

The Kaiser Permanente Mobile Health Van is coming to the Fairfax Campus! All employees, regardless of their health insurance, may receive a free flu shot and biometric screening in the van. Kaiser Permanente insurance holders may complete a variety of healthcare needs in the van.

Visit the van on December 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Merten Hall Parking Lot. For more information, view the flyer.

November 2019

Holiday Food and Donation Drive

The Staff Senate is collecting items this holiday season at the Arlington, Fairfax, and Science and Technology Campuses.

All non-perishable food items, personal items, and school supplies collected will be donated to the Patriot Pantry, a food pantry that provides access to non-perishable food items, toiletries, and basic school supplies to George Mason University students who are unable to afford them. Patriot Pantry also has a List of Items that are most requested and an Amazon Wishlist. If you are interested in supporting the Patriot Pantry with a financial contribution, you can donate to the Student Food and Housing Insecurity Fund by visiting:

November 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Outstanding Supervisors!

Congratulations to Diane Vermaaten, executive director, finance and administration, School of Business, and Elena Johnson, director, Washington Scholars Program and Partnerships, Admissions, for being selected as the 2019 Outstanding Supervisors.

Diane and Elena were selected from nearly 35 nominations of diverse candidates from varying departments and campuses. A six-person committee of Staff Senators evaluated the nomination forms submitted by classified staff and non-student wage employees.

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Two-Factor Authentication Verification Changes

Information Technology Services (ITS) is enhancing the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) program at Mason. The first phase of this effort is to simplify authentication options to align with current security standards.

Effective November 19, 2019, users will need to use the Duo Mobile App (Duo Push or Passcodes), a Yubikey, or Bypass Codes as their second factor. Telephone calls and SMS text messages will not be available as they are no longer considered secure.

If the Duo Mobile App is enabled on your phone, you use a Yubikey, or have Bypass Codes, you are ready for the transition. If not, you will need to take action to get ready. Information about preparing for the change is available at

If you have any questions, contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or 

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

Learn well-being leadership skills for professional and personal success in this upcoming certificate program from Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being: 

Become a Certified Leadership and Well-Being Coach 

Become a certified leadership and well-being by joining 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 8 – Spring 2020 Semester (February 2020 to June 2020, apply by December 15, 2019) and Cohort 9 – Fall 2020 Semester (September 2020 to January 2021). 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.