Keep your ear to the ground! At 3 p.m. on September 16, the university community will gather in Fairfax for the launch of a bold new effort honoring Mason’s extraordinary forward progress. The public phase of a major fundraising campaign announced on that day will address key areas of need in the university’s long-term Strategic Plan and help to strengthen Mason for the future. Priorities include improving student access to higher education, gathering the community, and bolstering both faculty teaching and research. The renovation or construction of new facilities for concerts and sporting events will support the well-being of everyone who calls Mason home. Details for the September 16 kickoff event will be shared through email and social media over the coming weeks.