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ANNOUNCEMENTS

An Idea, A Vision, A Future: Presidential Inauguration

Contribute Your Ideas to Working Smarter at Mason

Video from Faculty/Staff Budget Town Hall

Submit Your Achievements to Accolades

Take the Bi-Annual Transportation Survey

Alumni Association FAQ Fliers and Window Clings Available for Graduation Celebrations

GradFest Celebrates Graduating Students

Sign Up Now for Free Summer English Programs

Help Psychologists Learn How Couples Communicate

Office 365 Update

Mason E-Files - Office 365 Settings

Graduate Record Exam Test Prep

Participate in Psychology Experiments: Critical Thinking and Multimedia

Undergraduate Scholarly Celebrations Across Campus

Mason 101: Enrich Your Mason Spirit

Call for Departmental Technology Coordinators

EVENTS

Meet the Candidates for Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Vision Series: Amy Best: Fast Food Kids

Vision Series: Kylene Kehn-Hall: Identifying Altered Host Pathways

Dr. Rand Waltzman: The Truth is Out There. Or is it? Information, Misinformation and Deception in New Media

Competition in the Medicare Advantage Market

Ambassador of India to the US, H.E. Nirupama Rao Visits Mason

Fiscal Topics with Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, J.J. Davis

Health and Flex Open Enrollment Information Sessions

Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization

Folklore Studies 35th Anniversary & Margaret Yocom's Retirement Celebration

Asian Heritage Month Japanese Play: The Magic Fan

APAC Conference

Chinese Cultural Workshop

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Concert

Seminar on Neglected Tropical Diseases: Biology and Control Efforts

C4I Seminar: Eric Osterweil

Immigration Film Series: Bully

CHSS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Mason Dining

Guest Speaker Dr. John Cook

Interprofessional Health Science Forum With Dr. Patricia Grady

Volgenau School of Engineering 2013 Awards Gala

Islamic Ethics and Decolonialization - Guest Lecture by Farid Esack

Bike to Mason Day at Fairfax Campus

Charting Your Course to Retirement

Lunch and Learn with Adobe (Sponsored by Patriot Computers )

Mason Sustainability Institute May Garden Seminars

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

Mason Recreation Power Meet

12th Annual Student/Faculty Golf Classic

Hand Papermaking Lecture and Workshop

TRAINING

WAVES: Training Dates - Emerge

Fiscal Services

Environmental Health and Safety Office

HR Learning

Budget Office Walk-In Assistance

Office of Sponsored Programs Workshops

Office of Equity and Diversity Services

Posted April 22, 2013

Announcements

An Idea, A Vision, A Future: Presidential Inauguration

Join the celebration on Friday, April 26, at 10:00 am in the Patriot Center as George Mason University inaugurates President Ángel Cabrera. Help make our new vision and our core institutional characteristics of the Mason Idea (innovative, diverse, entrepreneurial, and accessible) come alive. Faculty and staff can get a Mason Idea t-shirt while supplies last from Human Resources and Payroll in University Hall to wear on Inauguration Day. Following the Inauguration, continue the celebration by joining in Mason Day activities.

Visit: http://inauguration.gmu.edu/ for more information.

 

Contribute Your Ideas to Working Smarter at Mason

Join Mason administrators Frank Neville, Chief of Staff, and Jennifer (J. J.) Wagner-Davis, Senior Vice President, to share your ideas on to improving efficiency among operational systems at Mason. Submit ideas, and complaints, to staffsenate@gmu.edu by Wednesday, May 1.

Then come to the meeting in Research Hall, Room 163 (video-conferenced to Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room B119; Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, Room 254; Loudoun Site, Conference Room; and Front Royal, Conference Room) on Tuesday, May 7, at 11:00 am to hear their ideas. Following, Michelle Marks, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, will discuss the strategic planning process and ways that staff can engage in the process. The Staff Senate business meeting will begin at 12:00 pm. Guests are welcome to stay for all portions of the meeting.

 

Video from Faculty/Staff Budget Town Hall

For those of you unable to attend the April 15, Faculty/Staff Budget Town Hall, the recording is now available and can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/64336401.

 

Submit Your Achievements to Accolades

The final Accolades column of the semester will be published in the Faculty and Staff News section of Mason News on Wednesday, May 1. Submit your achievements--publications, honors, awards, presentations--by Wednesday, April 24, to univnews@gmu.edu.

 

Take the Bi-Annual Transportation Survey

Participate in the Bi-Annual Transportation Survey. It is one of the most significant ways that George Mason University collects feedback and information about transportation and access to campus to make sure we are constantly improving. A summary of the results will be shared with university administrators in order to make improvements at Mason. The survey takes about 3-5 minutes to complete, depending on how questions are answered. To complete the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R6QVSH8. If the link does not work, copy and paste the link into your browser.

 

Alumni Association FAQ Fliers and Window Clings Available for Graduation Celebrations

Is your department or organization hosting a celebration for graduating students? The George Mason Alumni Association has information for recent graduates and complimentary window clings that you can provide to your students. If you are interested in distributing these materials at your event, contact Christine Mutch in the Office of Alumni Affairs at cmutch@gmu.edu with your event name and suggested quantity.

 

GradFest Celebrates Graduating Students

Do you have students that are graduating seniors or grad students? GradFest is a series of events and programs throughout April in May that was created with you in mind. Students can register by visiting http://gradfest.gmu.edu/events/a-graduation-celebration/. Check out the full schedule of GradFest events by visiting gradfest.gmu.edu.

 

Sign Up Now for Free Summer English Programs

This summer the English Language Institute (ELI) is offering a new book discussion group for international students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars. Participants will read and discuss the classic American novel, The Great Gatsby, and then see the new feature film version of the book. Discussion sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:20 pm. To sign up, come to the first session on May 22 in The Hub, VIP Room 2.

The ELI is also scheduling a number of free workshop series for multilingual speakers of English. Workshop series include: Building an Academic Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Advanced Grammar, Idioms for Professional and Academic Use, Public Speaking for the Classroom, and Preparation for Graduate Writing. The book discussion group and workshops are open to Mason students, faculty and staff, and their spouses.

For more information about these workshops and ELI's other programs contact Melissa Allen, Coordinator of English Language Support Services, malle2@gmu.edu or 993-3642, or go to http://eli.gmu.edu/about/eli-support-services/ .

 

Help Psychologists Learn How Couples Communicate

Married/co-habiting couples age 18 or older are eligible for a psychological study of couples’ communication. Both spouses/partners fill out questionnaires online (45 minutes to 1 hour), then have a 1.5-2 hour laboratory visit in Fairfax, where they have discussions about issues important to their relationship and then answer questions about those discussions. Four weeks later, both spouses/partners fill out an online follow-up survey (30 minutes). Evening/weekend lab visits are possible. On-site babysitting can be arranged.

This study is 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, contact sklein8@masonlive.gmu.edu or 993-5662.

 

Office 365 Update

As of Friday, April 19, all known Mason employee and generic accounts have been created in Office 365. The Migration team is still working to complete mail migration for a few accounts, as well as resolve an issue with the migration of contacts. The Migration team is working directly with impacted customers to resolve any issues.

Tools are available to migrate email and contact lists stored locally. For more information, see the Configurations pages on the Office 365 website.

Instructions and responses to the most frequently asked questions are posted on the Office 365 website including configuring mail clients and mobile devices, training on features, and FAQs.

 

Mason E-Files - Office 365 Settings

Faculty and staff have moved to a new email system called Office 365. Depending on the settings of your account, the weekly email for E-Files may have been moved to your Junk Mail folder. Follow these instructions to mark E-Files as a safe sender:

  • Log into your Office365 email at http://office365.gmu.edu.
  • Click on your Junk E-mail folder on the left side of your screen.
  • Click on the E-Files email to highlight it.
  • Click on the Not Junk button at the top of the window.
  • A pop-up window will appear, make sure that the box is checked for Always trust messages from: E-FILES-L@metis3.gmu.edu and click OK.

If you have any questions or comments, email efiles@gmu.edu.

For more information about Office 365 or to view a list of frequently asked questions, visit http://office365.gmu.edu.

 

Graduate Record Exam Test Prep

Are you or your students interested in grad school? Mason offers a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Test Prep. This class is open to all faculty, staff and students. Sign up today at events.gmu.edu/testprep.html .

 

Participate in Psychology Experiments: Critical Thinking and Multimedia

Are you interested in participating multimedia psychology experiments? You must be 18-35 years of age to participate. Experiments may require multiple sessions. Participants may be monitored with a set of physiological measures that may include breathing, skin electrical activity, and eye movements. Experiments are run in Enterprise Hall and David King Hall. For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/multimediastudy, or email MediaStudy-L@listserv.jhuapl.edu.

 

Undergraduate Scholarly Celebrations Across Campus

The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) invites you to learn more about the many undergraduate scholarly celebrations happening across campus this semester. Visit our website: http://oscar.gmu.edu/students/Celebrations.cfm to find details about the various programs that showcase undergraduate research and creative work. Attend an event yourself, or encourage your students to go and be inspired by the breadth of academic work by our amazing undergraduate students.

If you do not see your event listed on our website, contact us to have it added. For any questions, feel free to contact us at oscar@gmu.edu.

 

Mason 101: Enrich Your Mason Spirit

Mason 101 is a monthly, two-hour information session providing essential information about Mason to faculty, staff and students.

Register today to learn about Mason’s unique history, administrative structure, and limitless future. Participants can also network with new colleagues and build invaluable relationships throughout campus. To register or learn more, visit http://info.gmu.edu/mason101.html.

Contact Tremayne Robertson, 993-5473, or email gmu101@gmu.edu for additional information.

 

Call for Departmental Technology Coordinators

The Information Technology Unit (ITU) is refreshing its university-wide Technology Coordinator Group, whose purpose is to work closely with ITU on major technology initiatives, as well as coordinate with ITU on departmental technology matters. The Technology Coordinator Group serves as a forum for the coordinators and ITU to communicate technology ideas, issues, concerns, and to learn from each other.

ITU is asking that each department appoint an individual to the Technology Coordinator Group. To learn more about the benefits and responsibilities of being a Technology Coordinator, visit: http://itservices.gmu.edu/news/news-item.cfm?customel_dataPageID_9008=19546

To sign up, have your Technology Coordinator’s fill out this quick survey by April 30: http://websurvey.gmu.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1362452634371. We also encourage current technology coordinators to fill out this survey to provide feedback to help us improve the group.

If you have questions, contact Kate Orf at 993-9857 or korf@gmu.edu.

 

Events

Visit Today@Mason for the featured events this week.
 

Meet the Candidates for Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Vision Series: Amy Best: Fast Food Kids

Vision Series: Kylene Kehn-Hall: Identifying Altered Host Pathways

Dr. Rand Waltzman: The Truth is Out There. Or is it? Information, Misinformation and Deception in New Media

Competition in the Medicare Advantage Market

Ambassador of India to the US, H.E. Nirupama Rao Visits Mason

Fiscal Topics with Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, J.J. Davis

Health and Flex Open Enrollment Information Sessions

Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization

Folklore Studies 35th Anniversary & Margaret Yocom's Retirement Celebration

Asian Heritage Month Japanese Play: The Magic Fan

APAC Conference

Chinese Cultural Workshop

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Concert

Seminar on Neglected Tropical Diseases: Biology and Control Efforts

C4I Seminar: Eric Osterweil

Immigration Film Series: Bully

CHSS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Mason Dining

Guest Speaker Dr. John Cook

Interprofessional Health Science Forum With Dr. Patricia Grady

Volgenau School of Engineering 2013 Awards Gala

Islamic Ethics and Decolonialization - Guest Lecture by Farid Esack

Bike to Mason Day at Fairfax Campus

Charting Your Course to Retirement

Lunch and Learn with Adobe (Sponsored by Patriot Computers )

Mason Sustainability Institute May Garden Seminars

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

Mason Recreation Power Meet

12th Annual Student/Faculty Golf Classic

Hand Papermaking Lecture and Workshop

 

Training

Visit Today@Mason for the featured training this week.
 

WAVES: Training Dates - Emerge

Fiscal Services

Environmental Health and Safety Office

HR Learning

Budget Office Walk-In Assistance

Office of Sponsored Programs Workshops

Office of Equity and Diversity Services