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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dr. Cabrera Shares Mason Vision and Working Group Reports Tomorrow

Auxiliary Enterprise Management Council Request for Funds

Mason Korea: An Exhibition Featuring Mason's Songdo Campus

Spring Semester Budget Forum

The Office of Student Media Presents Student Literary Journals

Career Services Seeks Faculty Assistance

Volunteers are Needed to Test Office 365

Psychological Fitness for Seniors

Join a Carpool and Save Money on Your Parking Permit

Help Psychologists Learn How Couples Communicate

University Departments Homecoming Tickets

E-Files Updates

Linden Van Pool

EVENTS

Promotion and Tenure Forums

The Vision Series at the Center for the Arts, Fairfax Campus

Center for Consciousness and Transformation

Prince Among Slaves Film Screening and Book Discussion with Author Terry Alford

Mason Dining

Film Screening: Beneath the Blindfold

Ni Un Muerto Mas! - No More Killings!

2013 W.E.B. DuBois Lecture

Arts in the Real World Internship and Career Fair

Once Upon A Seoul

DMV 2 Go

Dr. Joseph Nye Discusses American Foreign Policy

The Vagina Monologues

School of Art

Cultural Studies Colloquiums

C4I Seminar Series: Anamaria Berea

Fourth Annual Film Series on Global Justice- Screening of The Fourth World

Travel Services Open House

COS STEM Accelerator & Biology Undergraduate Seminar Series: Kylene Kehn-Hall

Twitter Chat with CHPRE

Fifth Well Library Induction Ceremony

Vanpool Formation at Mason

Universal Design in Student Affairs & Higher Education Webinar

School of Music

TRAINING

Office of Sponsored Programs Workshops

Fiscal Services

HR Learning

LGBTQ Safe Zone Trainings Spring 2013

Environmental Health and Safety Office

Budget Office Walk-In Assistance

Posted February 4, 2013

Announcements

Dr. Cabrera Shares Mason Vision and Working Group Reports Tomorrow

Go to vision.gmu.edu tomorrow, February 5, to hear from Dr. Cabrera and to read the draft of the Mason Vision document and final working group reports. Share your thoughts via the website or email vision@gmu.edu. If you would like to comment in person, plan on attending one of the town halls led by Dr. Cabrera. The town hall schedule is listed below and at vision.gmu.edu. We look forward to your feedback.

Mason Vision Town Halls:

  • Fairfax:  February 18, 8:30 am - 9:30 am, Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall, North
  • Arlington:  February 19, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Founders Hall, Room 113
  • Fairfax:  February 22, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall, North
  • Prince William:  February 26, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Occoquan Building, Verizon Auditorium

Contact Carrie Klein at cklein7@gmu.edu or 993-5399 for more information.

 
Auxiliary Enterprise Management Council Request for Funds 

Last year the university reconvened the Auxiliary Enterprise Management Council (AEMC) and received 43 requests allocating over $400,000. The AEMC provides the opportunity for units to submit budget requests throughout the year for one-time funding proposals for projects, programs, etc. designed to enrich the student experience at Mason.

For the 2012-2013 academic year AEMC requests will be reviewed within two weeks after the following submission dates: January 16 and March 1. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of. We have no shortage of great ideas for programs, services, etc. that increase student satisfaction and student engagement. The AEMC provides dollars to pilot those programs and you have the ability to submit requests throughout the year.

For information/guidelines and examples of projects funded last year or to submit a request, visit http://ulife.gmu.edu/facstaff/aemc.php.

If you have questions, contact Rose Pascarell at rpascare@gmu.edu or Alissa Karton at akarton@gmu.edu.

 

Mason Korea: An Exhibition Featuring Mason's Songdo Campus

Come visit Gallery 123 in the Johnson Center from February 4 - February 8 to see an exhibition about Mason's proposed new campus in Songdo, Korea. The exhibit will be open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, and feature photographs from the new Songdo Global University Campus, Songdo City, and Seoul, as well as K-pop videos and slide shows.

To learn more about the campus, currently scheduled to open in March 2014, attend an information session at the Gallery, Tuesday, February 5, or Wednesday, February 6, at 12:30 pm.

This exhibit is sponsored by Mason's Office of Global and International Strategies, the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society-Epsilon Delta Chapter, and the Korean Cultural Center, Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

For more information, contact Lisa O’Hara at lohara4@gmu.edu or call 993-5075.

 

Spring Semester Budget Forum

Provost Stearns and Associate Vice President Beth Brock will provide an update on the budget and implications for Mason on Friday, February 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. The forum will be held on the Fairfax Campus, Mason Hall in the Meese Conference Room. There will be an opportunity for questions and suggestions.

The forum will be videoconferenced to:

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 322
Prince William Campus, Occoquan Building, Room 221

For those of you unable to attend, the forum will be archived for online streaming after the event.

Contact Elizabeth Eriks, 993-8750 or eeriks@gmu.edu with any questions.

 

The Office of Student Media Presents Student Literary Journals

The Office of Student Media is happy to announce that the student literary journals, Volition, So To Speak and Phoebe have new issues that have just been printed. Stop by the Office of Student Media in The Hub, Room 1201 to pick up a copy.  Volition is Mason’s undergraduate literary and arts journal, So to Speak is a graduate literary journal with a focus on feminist literature and art and Phoebe is a graduate literary journal.

Contact Scott Bailey for more information: 993-9745 or sbailey1@gmu.edu.

 

Career Services Seeks Faculty Assistance

Help your students prepare to speak to employers for the Spring Career Fair on February 20 and 21.

The Spring Career Fair is fast approaching. It will be held on Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center. Each day is open to all majors with many different employers attending each day.

Career Services has researched employers for their top tips to suggest to students and for the most common mistakes that students make attending career fairs. 

Help your students prepare by showing them our 5 minute slide show available on the faculty page on our website:  http://careers.gmu.edu/faculty.

For a complete listing of employers attending the fair, visit: 
https://gmu-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=springfair2013.

For more information visit http://careers.gmu.edu/ or call 993-2370.

 

Volunteers are Needed to Test Office 365

Office 365 is coming to Mason later this spring, and the ITU needs volunteers to assist in testing the new email and calendar system. The work includes checking account information, gathering feedback, and asking any questions you may have while navigating some of the features of the new system.
As a Test User Volunteer, you are committing to participate in two facilitated sessions in mid-February where you will be allowed temporary access to your new account to verify that your email, calendars, and contacts have all been migrated properly. You will be able to navigate the system, practice setting up some features such as delegate management, forwarding, configuring desktop clients and mobile devices, and other tasks.

To sign up to be a volunteer, visit: http://office365.gmu.edu/365updates/beta-volunteer-questionnaire.cfm.

For more information on the Office 365 implementation, visit: http://office365.gmu.edu/.

 

Psychological Fitness for Seniors

Do you want to enhance your thinking, identity, moral health, behaviors, emotions, relationships, and sexual health?  A new mental health promotion class especially for seniors age 50+ is being offered through Mason's Center for Psychological Services to teach psychological principles to enhance psychological health.  This class is led by Diane Wagner, M.A., a doctoral student in clinical psychology, and supervised by Dr. Jerome Short, licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor, http://gunston.gmu.edu/jshort/, who has taught and evaluated these evidence-based principles with individuals of all ages for over 20 years.  This 8-week non-credit class is being offered from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Thursdays from February 21 until April 18 at the Mason Center for Psychological Services, a mile north of the Fairfax campus.  

For more information, visit http://psyclinic.gmu.edu/group.htm or call the Center for Psychological Services at  993-1370.

 

Join a Carpool and Save Money on Your Parking Permit

Mason has two carpool programs for employees: Carpool Preferred Parking and Carpool Premium Parking. Individuals who carpool save money on gas, have a less stressful commute and are able to use HOV lanes.

The Carpool Preferred Parking program allows employees to park in designated carpool spaces in general lots. The Carpool Premium Parking program allows employees with Lot I, Lot J and deck permits to receive up to 40% per semester off of the parking permit. The deadline to apply for the Carpool Premium Parking program and get the discount is Friday, March 1.

For more info, visit: http://transportation.gmu.edu/employeespool.html.

Carpool application: http://transportation.gmu.edu/pdf/2012carpoolfacultystaffapplication.pdf.

If you have any questions, email transpo@gmu.edu or call 993-9530.

 
Help Psychologists Learn How Couples Communicate 

You may be eligible for a research study examining how romantic couples communicate if you are living with a spouse/romantic partner and you both are age 18 or older.

You and your spouse/partner would be asked to fill out questionnaires online, have discussions about issues important to your relationship, and answer questions about those discussions. Four weeks later, you will both fill out a short survey. The first questionnaires will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour online, the subsequent visit to our lab will take 1.5-2 hours, and the follow-up survey will take approximately 30 minutes.

This study begins January 25 and is being run by the Anxiety, Stress, & Relationships Lab at George Mason University, under the direction of Sarah Klein, M.A. and Keith Renshaw, Ph.D.

For more information call 993-5662 or email sklein8@masonlive.gmu.edu.

 

University Departments Homecoming Tickets

University Departments are encouraged to order their homecoming tickets at a discounted rate. The George Mason Men's Basketball Homecoming Game is Saturday, February 16 vs. Georgia State at 4:00 pm at the Patriot Center. The minimum number of tickets to get the discount has been reduced to 10 for University Departments. The deadline to order is February 8.

To access the discount ticket form, click here.

Contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 993-3270 for follow up questions.

 

E-Files Updates

As an improvement to the training and events submitted to E-Files, they will be connected to and featured in Today@Mason. They will be categorized as featured training and featured events.

The monthly calendar view will appear and each event or training will be connected individually. A quick and easy search can be done using the month view and selecting featured training or featured events as a category.

To submit suggestions or questions, email efiles@gmu.edu.

 

Linden Van Pool

The Linden Van Pool is seeking riders for its commuter van. The van leaves the Linden Park and Ride Lot weekdays at 6:45 am and leaves from Mason at 4:30 pm. If you live in Front Royal, Bentonville, Linden, Strasburg, Stephens City, Winchester, Berryville, Luray or anywhere in the Shenandoah Valley. You can use your monthly $240 commuter benefit and need only ride two times per week.

If you have any questions, contact Rodger Smith at 993-3473 or rsmith6@gmu.edu.

 

Events

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Training

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