October 2019

October Staff Senate Newsletter

Posted: October 9, 2019 at 11:48 am, Last Updated: November 13, 2019 at 1:17 pm

The October edition of the Staff Senate newsletter is now available. Check it out!

Parking and Transportation Update: Oct. 2019

Posted: October 4, 2019 at 9:01 pm, Last Updated: October 8, 2019 at 12:28 pm

Volunteer Opportunity: Parking Appeals Board   The Office of Parking and Transportation is looking for faculty/staff volunteers to serve on our Parking Appeals Board. The board meets once a month to hear parking citation appeals from faculty, staff, and visitors. If interested, please email parking@gmu.edu  October Biking Classes at Mason   Celebrate autumn on your bike! Develop […]

Veterans Day Luncheon

Posted: October 4, 2019 at 8:58 pm, Last Updated: October 8, 2019 at 12:36 pm

The Office of the President and the ROTC unit at George Mason University invites all Mason community members who have proudly served the country to attend the Annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon.  The event will take place on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (11:45-13:15) in the Center for the Arts Concert […]

Two-Factor Authentication Verification Changes

Posted: October 4, 2019 at 8:50 pm, Last Updated: November 6, 2019 at 3:11 pm

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 […]

Miss our Staff Senate October General Meeting with David Farris? Watch here!

Posted: October 4, 2019 at 8:47 pm, Last Updated: November 13, 2019 at 1:17 pm

The October Staff Senate general meeting featured guest speaker David Farris, executive director of safety and emergency management, Environmental Health and Safety. The discussion focused on active threat preparedness, response procedures, physical security, and Q&A regarding initiatives and resources at Mason. Watch here: https://gmu.webex.com/gmu/lsr.php?RCID=b870f92550594bd5b7d93824e3a68485 

Upcoming Performance at Mason

Posted: October 2, 2019 at 8:52 am, Last Updated: November 13, 2019 at 8:04 am

Taj Express The Bollywood Musical Revue Merchant Hall, Hylton Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $48, $41, $29 This international sensation explodes onstage with the look and feel of the Indian Bollywood movies that have been entertaining people around the globe for generations. Taj Express follows the story of one […]

Mason Kindness eCards

Posted: October 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm

“National Do Something Nice Day” is October 5! The Reward and Recognition team is encouraging faculty and staff to spread kindness with Mason Kindness eCards.  Send free eCards to your colleagues and friends for “Do Something Nice Day” or anytime throughout the year!  Questions? Contact awards@gmu.edu. 

Webinar for 529 Presentations

Posted: October 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm, Last Updated: October 8, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Details: October 9, 2019, Live Webinars, 1 – 2 p.m.  A 529 plan is a savings plan that helps families save for future qualified higher education expenses. Taxpayers enjoy the additional benefit of a state income tax deduction on contributions to their 529 accounts. Learn about saving for future higher education expenses—for yourself or a loved one—at the […]

November Mason Administrative Professionals Meeting

Posted: October 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm, Last Updated: October 1, 2019 at 2:35 pm

November MAP Meeting  Mason Administrative Professionals  11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Merten Hall, Room 1203 

Free Access to Burn Along

Posted: October 1, 2019 at 2:31 pm, Last Updated: October 8, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Mason is partnering with BurnAlong to pilot the app that offers on demand fitness and health classes.The first 1,000 faculty and staff and first 6,000 students will receive free access!  When it comes to sticking to goals and healthy habits, a supportive team can make all the difference. Research shows that people are 65% more […]