October 2020

Constituent Time from October Meeting

Posted: October 12, 2020 at 11:20 am, Last Updated: October 14, 2020 at 8:46 am

During the October Staff Senate Meeting, constituents shared questions and comments for the senate in the Zoom chat. Time did not allow us to address each question individually during the meeting. Follow-up information is provided below. Questions/comments received in the chat: Q:  During the summer, it was mentioned that Mason’s budget was being impacted/reduced based […]

Message from the Chair – October 2020

Posted: October 12, 2020 at 11:03 am, Last Updated: October 14, 2020 at 10:47 am

One of the Staff Senate’s top priorities is to advocate for the inclusion of staff voices throughout the different levels of decision-making at the university. This past year, the Staff Senate has worked with university leadership to assign staff representatives to the Presidential Search Committee, the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force, and the University […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted: October 9, 2020 at 8:46 am, Last Updated: October 13, 2020 at 12:08 pm

Information Technology Services (ITS) Observes National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. All month on Twitter, ITS will provide daily security tips about online safety and security. Not following ITS on Twitter? Start now: @GeorgeMasonITS.  ITS will host two events about online safety and security:  Brian DeMuth CEO of Grimm, a cyber security engineering and […]

Mason Administrative Professionals Happy Hour

Posted: October 9, 2020 at 8:44 am, Last Updated: October 12, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) will have an October Happy Hour on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. via Webex: October MAP Meeting – ‘Happy Hour’ Meeting number: 120 449 2823 Password: DRINKS https://gmu.webex.com/gmu/j.php?MTID=mde42fefc7fd1e6bd906ad29c1ab17c47  Join by phone 1-415-655-0003 US Toll / 1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.) Access code: 120 449 2823 

Updates from Mason Parking and Transportation – Oct. 2020

Posted: October 9, 2020 at 8:41 am, Last Updated: October 14, 2020 at 8:48 am

Bicycle Commuting 101: Online via Zoom Bicycling to campus can be fun and great for your well-being. Join Delia Johnson from the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a League of American Bicyclists-certified instructor for Bicycle Commuting 101. During this session at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20 via Zoom, Delia will share information to […]

Recording of October Staff Senate Meeting with President Washington

Posted: October 8, 2020 at 10:33 pm, Last Updated: November 11, 2020 at 2:12 pm

Dr. Gregory Washington, president of George Mason University, joined the Staff Senate during the October Staff Senate meeting. If you missed the session or would like to review the discussion, you may watch the recorded session.        

Meet Staff Senator Terry Hurley, Laboratory Safety Officer, Environmental Health and Safety

Posted: October 8, 2020 at 10:31 pm, Last Updated: October 13, 2020 at 11:38 am

Role: I joined Mason Nation in July 2017 as a laboratory safety specialist in the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS). EHS is one of the divisions of Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management (SEERM). I became a laboratory safety officer in January 2019. EHS provides support to not just the instructional and research laboratories […]

September in Review

Posted: October 8, 2020 at 10:23 pm, Last Updated: October 13, 2020 at 11:35 am


November Staff Senate Meeting: Mental Health and Resilience

Posted: October 8, 2020 at 1:23 pm, Last Updated: November 11, 2020 at 1:40 pm

The Staff Senate will host Katie Clare, associate director for resilience programs, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, for a conversation on mental health and resilience—topics that are especially important during the challenges of 2020. Katie will also share information about the Mental Health First Aid training and Resilience Badge programs available at Mason.  Wednesday, Nov. 4 10 […]

Upcoming Virtual Events with Mason Arts at Home

Posted: October 7, 2020 at 9:03 am, Last Updated: October 13, 2020 at 11:46 am

It’s been five months since Mason’s Center for the Arts (CFA) launched Mason Arts at Home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFA has stayed connected to its dedicated community of arts enthusiasts through this programming. Here are some chances to enjoy our events: The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Bree Newsome Tuesday, Oct. 20, […]