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 email@example.com
October Biking Classes at Mason
Celebrate autumn on your bike! Develop new, or enhance your already existing biking skills, culminating in a terrific ride from the Fairfax Campus to Burke Lake Park and back. For additional information and to register, visit bike.gmu.edu.
Thursday, Oct. 10, noon to 1 p.m.: Bicycle Commuting 101, Taught by Rick Holt, free.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to noon: Bike Skills Building Class with the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB), just $10*.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Social Ride with FABB from Mason to Burke Lake Park and back, $10*.
*Pricing at a significant discount as Parking and Transportation is subsidizing both events.
Take care of your Department of Motor Vehicles business at a convenient Mason location. DMV2Go will be on the Fairfax Campus on Tuesday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Merten Hall parking lot. For available services with DMV2Go, visit the DMV2Go website. For the remainder of the 2019 DMV2Go schedule at the Fairfax Campus, click here.
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 Hall, Main Lobby. Following the luncheon on Grand Tier III, guests are invited to a 30-minute Patriotic Concert presented by George Mason University’s School of Music’s Tuba Euphonium Ensemble.
Please register to attend. Registration is not required, but recommended as space is limited.
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 its.gmu.edu/knowledge-base/2faroadmap.
If you have any questions, contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 man’s passion and another’s genius and is packed with action, romance, comedy, and glamour. Captivating dance numbers are performed to India’s pop hits, including the songs of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, along with folk classics. This intoxicating production is the brainchild of acclaimed Bollywood choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant and her sister, director/producer Shruti Merchant. Taj Express is sure to dazzle with vibrant costumes, rollicking music, joyous dance, and Bollywood film excerpts for a soaring adventure like no other.
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 educationexpenses. Taxpayers enjoy the additional benefit of a state income tax deductionon contributions to their 529 accounts. Learn about saving for future highereducation expenses—for yourself or a loved one—at the Virginia529 and Maryland529 webinar!
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 likely to achieve their fitness goals if they involve someone else. That’s why on BurnAlong – available via computer, smartphone or tablet – members can take classes online on-demand and invite others to join them in live private workouts.
Mason students, faculty, and staffwill be able to choose from more than 1,000 classes across more than 30 categories and will also have the ability to record classes on the platform. BurnAlong currently has Mason-branded classes on the platform!