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ANNOUNCEMENTS

University Information Celebrates National Student Employment Week April 7-13

Parking & Traffic Announcement for Wednesday April 3: Events at the RAC and Patriot Center

Expect Heavy Traffic the Evening of Thursday, April 4, for a Concert at the Patriot Center

URSP Proposals for Fall 2013 Requested

Register Your Children for AppIT Camp

HR and Payroll

PROV 701: Preparing for Careers in the Academy Program

2013 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Call for Proposals

Interim Policy Manager at Mason

EVENTS

Globalization Dialogues - Being Global with President Ńngel Cabrera

Vision Series: Jorge Haddock: Transformational Leadership

Vision Series: Todd Zywicki: The Not-So-Good-Old-Days of Consumer Credit

Conversation with Jim Lehrer: Reflections on a Career in Journalism

17th Annual Victim's Rights 5K Run & Walk

Chief of Police Finalist Presentations

GBAY

The Spiritual Significance of Jihad in Islamic Economics

Jewish Faculty/Staff Networking Event

Mason Staff Senate Monthly Meeting

The 6th Annual Polygot Performances

Carpool Days

Why Philanthropy Matters

Speaker Aiden Aizumi

Bad Teacher! Book Tour

Cultural Showcase: Spark Hope

Art Exhibition: Alma Lopez

Mason Rec Power Meet

Running Clinic

COS STEM Accelerator & Biology Undergraduate Program Spring Seminar Series

Mason Dining

School of Art

An Inspirational Musical About Autism

Seventh Annual Conference for Governance: Why Democracy?

FAMS Visiting Filmmakers Series: Reportero and Bernardo Ruiz

Community Crime Prevention Officer Selection

ITU Spring Projects Briefing

TraCCC Presents: Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God

Workers' Rights and Labor Activism in China

Career Services

Graduate & Professional Fair

TRAINING

Military Alliance Program

HR Learning

Office 365 Workshops

Office of Equity and Diversity Services

Budget Office Walk-In Assistance

Office of Sponsored Programs Workshops

Environmental Health and Safety Office

Fiscal Services

Posted April 1, 2013

Announcements

University Information Celebrates National Student Employment Week April 7-13

Each year colleges and universities nationwide recognize the importance of the work experience for students during National Student Employment Week (NSEW). Have you experienced a University Information student employee providing awesome customer service? If so, honor them during NSEW 2013.

If you've observed student employees displaying kindness, quality customer service or demonstrating Mason spirit at the Arlington, Fairfax, or Prince William Information Desks, the 2 Kiosks, or University Switchboard, share your words of appreciation by completing the brief survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UI-NSEW2013.

Recognizing students for their hard work and contributions to Mason encourages their development and we want to know about it. You can also go to our online feedback form at: http://info.gmu.edu/feedback.html.

Contact Tremayne Robertson at trober11@gmu.edu or 993-5473 with any questions or comments.

 

Parking & Traffic Announcement for Wednesday April 3: Events at the RAC and Patriot Center

On Wednesday night, April 3, expect heavy traffic on and around campus with two major events happening simultaneously at the RAC and the Patriot Center. At 6:30 pm, the Northern Virginia College Fair begins at the Patriot Center. Parking will be in Lots L, K and A.

At the RAC, the George Mason Menís Basketball team is playing in Game 2 of the Finals of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Parking will be available in Lots K, A, L, and C. The general area (back half) of Lot J will be closed Tuesday night at 11:00 pm and will be closed Wednesday. The PV lot which normally opens to general permit use after 3:00 pm will also be closed on Wednesday.

The Shenandoah Parking Deck will be open at 5:30 pm on Wednesday as overflow employee and student parking as well as for event parking. It is recommended to avoid Braddock Road and the south end of campus and utilize University Drive to access campus and park in the Rappahannock River Parking Deck.

On Wednesday night, the Mason Shuttle stop at the RAC will be closed after 6:00 pm.

 

Expect Heavy Traffic the Evening of Thursday, April 4, for a Concert at the Patriot Center

On the evening of Thursday, April, 4 expect very heavy traffic on and around campus for the Green Day concert at the Patriot Center. The concert begins at 7:30 pm with doors opening at 6:00 pm. Traffic will be busiest off Braddock Road. Allow plenty of time for your commute and to park on campus.

General parking lots on the south end of campus, including Lots A, C, L, and back of J, are expected to fill early. Levels 4-5 of the Shenandoah Deck will be open after 5:30 pm as overflow general and event parking, enter at Level 3 off Sandy Creek Way. The permit levels of Mason Pond Deck will also be open after 5:30 pm, access via Aquia Creek Lane past Student Union Building I. You are highly encouraged to use alternate entrances to campus including University Drive and Mason Pond Drive and utilize the Rappahannock River Deck for parking. The roof of the deck will be opened if the general areas fill.

If taking CUE bus or Mason Shuttles, it also advised to allow extra time for your commute due to the event traffic. You can also find or share a ride to campus and the Patriot Center by using zimride.gmu.edu.

If you have any questions, email parking@gmu.edu.

 

URSP Proposals for Fall 2013 Requested

The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) is accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP). The URSP is designed to give undergraduates an authentic research, creative, or scholarly experience under the guidance of a mentor. Visit http://oscar.gmu.edu/students/ursp.cfm to learn more and to find the student and mentor applications.

Applications for the Fall 2013 URSP are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 15. In preparation for this deadline, OSCAR is hosting an upcoming proposal-writing workshop where students and their mentors can learn how to strengthen their URSP proposals and make themselves more competitive within the applicant pool. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 2 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Johnson Center, Meeting Room B.

Contact OSCAR at ursp@gmu.edu if you have any questions.

 

Register Your Children for AppIT Camp

Do your children have a sensational idea for an app? Do they want to design the newest roller coaster or share reviews of new movies and music with an original app they create? Have them attend George Mason University's AppIT Camp. They can learn MIT's App Inventor software and work alongside Mason's engineering graduate school students and faculty to create new apps that meet real world needs. No prior experience is necessary. The drag and drop environment is easy to learn, and campers will have lots of time for fun-filled exploration and app development. In addition, campers will receive feedback from professionals in the field and will visit the AOL Dulles campus for a day of engaging activities with industry leaders. Rising 8th graders are eligible to participate.

For registration form and program details, visit https://ait.gmu.edu/summercamp.

 

HR and Payroll

Save Some Green This Spring. The Work/Life discount page is your place to save. Log in with your email user name and password and select myDiscounts from the left-hand menu. There are new timely items on the Tick Tock page -- discounts with a deadline, including discounts on flowers, tires, and Mason Takes over Kings Dominion (April 20- special rate that day only). Also visit the Fun for all ages section. New Kings Dominion discount added for 2013 and nice rates for faculty and staff at Six Flags too. Remember to always compare prices at other sources to find the best deal for you.

DMV2Go Coming to Fairfax. Monday, April 29, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, University Hall Parking Lot. All faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome. See the DMV2Go Flyer for more information.

The handicapped-accessible mobile office is equipped to process all DMV transactions such as driverís licenses, identification cards, vehicle titles, license plates, decals, disabled parking permits, and more.With a visit from DMV 2 Go, you can take advantage of convenient DMV services without making a trip to a DMV location.

 

PROV 701: Preparing for Careers in the Academy Program

The Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence is currently accepting applications for the 2013-14 cohort of the Preparing for Careers in the Academy Program for advanced PhD and MFA students. This is our signature program for graduate student professional development and has been very well received by our previous two cohorts.

Chosen participants will join a select cohort of Mason PhD and MFA students who are preparing to go on the academic market. This program offers students the opportunity to prepare for a career in academia by developing teaching and mentoring expertise, drafting important components of the academic job application, and exploring different types of academic careers. In particular, participants will learn about best practices in teaching and learning, enhance their understanding of the academic job search process, and develop strategies for mentoring graduate students.

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 1. Information about the application process, which is competitive, can be found on our website: http://ctfe.gmu.edu/professional-development/preparing-for-careers-in-the-academy-program/.

 

2013 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Call for Proposals

The Innovations in Teaching and Learning (ITL) Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2013 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 19.

The fifth annual ITL Conference's theme is: Transformational Learning Campuswide: Insights to Enhance Student Engagement. Proposals are being accepted for a variety of session types, including 40 minute compact sessions and distance education showcases, as well as 90 minute interactive presentations and demonstrations. Proposals are due by Monday, April 8, and should include a 150-200 word abstract and description of audience takeaways.

See our official call for submission guidelines and further information: http://ctfe.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/13-ITL-Call-for-Proposals.pdf.

 

Interim Policy Manager at Mason

Welcome Elizabeth Woodley as the Interim Policy Manager at George Mason University. Elizabeth comes to Mason as a University of Virginia Law Fellow and previously was employed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers Chief Counsel's Office in Washington, DC. Elizabeth will be the point of contact for all university policy questions, comments and updates that were once managed by Nicole Snyder. Elizabeth's office is located in Mason Hall, Room D201 and she can be reached at ewoodley@gmu.edu or at 993-5115.

 

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