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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Contribute Your Ideas to Working Smarter at Mason

Community Supported Agriculture Program

Spring Housing Extended Stay Application Available for Housing Past May 16

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Preparation Course

New University Policy 1130: Use of the University’s Trademarks

Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 in University Classrooms and Labs

Open Enrollment Runs from May 1 to 24: Spotlight and Other Resources Available

Mason Dining Hours of Operation for May 13 to 18

Take the Bi-Annual Transportation Survey

Alumni Association FAQ Fliers and Window Clings Available for Graduation Celebrations

GradFest Celebrates Graduating Students

Participate in Psychology Experiments: Critical Thinking and Multimedia

Sign Up Now for Free Summer English Programs

Apple Federal Credit Union

Mason E-Files - Office 365 Settings

EVENTS

Meet the Candidates for Vice President for Research and Economic Development

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

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

DMV2Go in Fairfax

The Geography of Terrorism

The Supply Room Companies Vendor Showcase

Positive Polarity Learning Lab with Cliff Kayser and Louis Alloro

2nd Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship

Mason Dining

Health and Flex Open Enrollment Information Sessions

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

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Concert

Immigration Film Series: Bully

CHSS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Mason Sustainability Institute May Garden Seminars

Charting Your Course to Retirement

12th Annual Student/Faculty Golf Classic

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 29, 2013

Announcements

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.

 

Community Supported Agriculture Program

George Mason University is proud to partner with Bull Run Mountain Farm for its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program this year. This type of program enables shareholders to pay their farmer a share at the beginning of the season in exchange for a weekly box of fresh, Virginia-grown vegetables.

  • The cost will depend on the size of share you get. You can find the options here: http://www.bullrunfarm.com/sharetypes.html
  • The rates on his site are set for Mason community members (we will not be charged an additional fee for delivery or credit card payment processing.)
  • Here's a link to examples of vegetable shares from 2011 to give you a sense for what you might get each week: http://www.bullrunfarm.com/2011vegetables.html
  • The drop-off/pick-up spot will be in the temporary parking lot in front of University Hall. The time will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • You can sign up for the share using this link: http://www.bullrunfarm.com/reserve.html

  • Contact Danielle Wyman for additional details at dwyman@gmu.edu or 993-7725.

 

Spring Housing Extended Stay Application Available for Housing Past May 16

If your office employs students who live on-campus and will be working between May 16 and May 18, ensure that they apply for Extended Stay Housing so that they have housing through May 18 at 6:00 pm. Students who do not apply for Extended Stay must move out of their residence within 24 hours of their last final or by May 16 at 12:00 pm, whichever comes first. More information and the application are available on our website: http://housing.gmu.edu/moveout/extended.cfm.

 

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Preparation Course

Mason Recreation’s American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Preparation Course instructed by Mason’s director of fitness prepares individuals to complete the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. On completion of the course, you will feel better equipped to motivate, empower, challenge, and retain clients for the long term. Exam fees and study materials are reduced for those who participate in the preparation course.

This course does not include the exam for certification. Participation in the course allows for a discounted rate for the ACE Exam registration fee. Registration for the exam is completed through ACE.

Registration runs from May 1 to June 3. The course runs from June 3 to July 29. Contact Ethan Carter, ecarter8@gmu.edu, with questions.

 

New University Policy 1130: Use of the University’s Trademarks

The new University Policy Number 1130 has been uploaded to the University Policies website, http://universitypolicy.gmu.edu. This policy from Auxiliary Services and the University Counsel’s Office provides guidelines and procedures on the use of the University’s federally registered trademarks and all trademarks identified as a mark, logo, design, seal, etc. of the University. The policy applies to both internal and external entities. The University’s goals are to protect its trademarks and strengthen its corporate brand and marketing reach. For questions contact Elizabeth Woodley, Interim Policy Manager, at 993-5115 or ewoodley@gmu.edu.

 

Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 in University Classrooms and Labs

In advance of the fall semester, Microsoft Office 2010 will be installed to all university classroom and lab computers across the Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William Campuses. Office 2010 contains new features and security enhancements that are essential to maintaining an enterprise level system. Microsoft Office is one of the most tested and utilized software suites in the world and little to no interruptions affecting faculty or instruction are expected. Training programs for Office 2010 are currently offered on campus through Training & Certification and will remain available to assist during this transition. Additionally, Desktop Support Services provides installation of Office 2010 on faculty and staff desktops upon request. Contact Desktop Support by calling 993-8870 or email support@gmu.edu.

 

Open Enrollment Runs from May 1 to 24: Spotlight and Other Resources Available

Due to the substantive changes to the health insurance and flexible reimbursement account options this year, we strongly encourage all benefits eligible faculty and staff to actively participate in this year’s open enrollment process. To assist you in this process, the annual Spotlight on Your Benefits, ALEX (the new online open enrollment tool), and the Benefits Team open enrollment session schedule for Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William are available on the Benefits website. If you have any questions, call the HR & Payroll Customer Service Center at 993-2600 and ask to speak to a member of the Benefits Team.

 

Mason Dining Hours of Operation for May 13 to 18

See the Mason Dining website for their adjusted hours of operation for May 13 to 18.

 

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 students 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.

 

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.

 

Sign Up Now for Free Summer English Programs

This summer the English Language Institute (ELI) is offering seven free workshop series and a new book discussion group for international students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars.

Workshop series include: Building an Academic Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Advanced Grammar, Idioms for Professional and Academic Use, Public Speaking for the Classroom, Preparation for Graduate Writing, and Research Writing. In the book discussion group, participants will read and discuss the classic American novel, The Great Gatsby, and then see the new feature film version of the book.

The workshops and book discussion group, which will be held on the Fairfax campus, are open to all multilingual (ESL/EFL) members of the George Mason community,. For more information about these workshops and ELI's other English language support 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/.

 

Apple Federal Credit Union

Receive $50 with an Apple Checking Account. Open a new Checking and free Visa Check Card by June 30 and receive $50 following your first credit (non PIN-based) transaction of $25 or more by August 31. Mention promo code MY50.

MyRewards Visa. Earn 10,000 bonus points, no annual fee, no cap on rewards and lines up to $35,000.

Earn points on the things you buy most:

  • 3X points on gas
  • 2X points on groceries
  • 1X points on everything else

Plus, now you can earn 10,000 Bonus Points. Simply open your MyRewards Visa by June 30, and spend $1,000 on purchases. Redeem your points for cash back, gift cards, travel, merchandise or charity.

For details, visit AppleFCU.org or the Mason Branch in the Johnson Center.

 

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.

 

Events

Visit Today@Mason for the featured events this week.
 

Meet the Candidates for Vice President for Research and Economic Development

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

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

DMV2Go in Fairfax

The Geography of Terrorism

The Supply Room Companies Vendor Showcase

Positive Polarity Learning Lab with Cliff Kayser and Louis Alloro

2nd Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship

Mason Dining

Health and Flex Open Enrollment Information Sessions

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

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Concert

Immigration Film Series: Bully

CHSS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Mason Sustainability Institute May Garden Seminars

Charting Your Course to Retirement

12th Annual Student/Faculty Golf Classic

 

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