Around Mason: Week of June 14, 2022


Faculty/Staff Announcements 

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Campus Updates

Staff Senate Special Session with President Washington 

Mason President Gregory Washington will join the Staff Senate for a special session:  

Wednesday, June 15  
11 a.m. to noon 
Hosted on Zoom 

Contact with questions.

Traffic Advisory: High School Graduations at EagleBank Arena 

Heavy traffic is expected on the Fairfax Campus for regional high school graduation ceremonies at EagleBank Arena through Friday, June 17. EagleBank will host up to three ceremonies on many days, so traffic will be entering and exiting campus from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Please allow extra travel time to and from campus. View a complete list of upcoming ceremonies.  

Mason faculty, staff, and students should use the general permit area of Rappahannock River Parking Deck or the Field House parking lots to avoid delays. Shenandoah Parking Deck levels 4 and 5 will be open for limited overflow student, employee, and event parking on weekdays when graduations occur.  

Follow Parking and Transportation on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Contact Parking Services at or 703-993-2710 with questions. 

No Mason Shuttle Service on Juneteenth (Observed) 

There will be no Mason Shuttle service on Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth. The university will be closed that day. Contact or 703-993-2828 with questions. 

Training and Professional Development

Mason Offers Active Threat and Stop the Bleed Training

Safety, Emergency and Enterprise Risk Management is offering Active Threat and Stop the Bleed training for Mason faculty and staff.

This training will provide an overview of how to identify and respond to an active threat event on campus and how to provide emergency first aid to a person who is wounded by an armed assailant. This training is based on the “Run, Hide, Fight” active threat response strategy and nationally recognized Stop the Bleed trauma response training.

The 90-minute sessions will be offered in-person on three different Tuesdays this summer:

  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 9

All trainings will occur in Fenwick Library, Room A-214 on the Fairfax Campus. Registration is required. To register, visit MasonLeaps and search for “Emergency.”

Additional sessions will be added and offered at other campus locations. For more information, resources, and training videos regarding active threat response procedures at Mason, visit

Join Mason 101 on Friday, June 17 

Mason 101 is a one-time, two-hour workshop for faculty and staff to learn more about George Mason University's history, organization, resources, and future. 

Sign up at

  • Log in with your Mason credentials. 
  • In the upper right of the page, there is a search bar. 
  • In the search bar, type "Mason 101" and press the Return/Enter key. 
  • On the screen that opens, click "Mason 101." 
  • Available Mason 101 dates will be shown. 
  • Click on the "Request" button next to the training date. 

Contact Philip Stamper, Office of University Branding, with questions. 

New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop

The New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop is fast approaching on Saturday, August 13. Attending the workshop helps new adjunct faculty transition into their role at Mason with professional development support, resources, and friendly faces on campus. 

Department coordinators can do the following to help adjunct faculty prepare: 

  • Send the registration link to new adjunct faculty as they are hired. Direct all registration questions to Faculty Affairs at  
  • Ensure that all new adjunct faculty hires are entered into Banner. This step allows new faculty to obtain their faculty ID / Mason NetID and participate in the important Blackboard and Patriot Web trainings on the day of orientation. 

For more information, visit the Faculty Resources website or email Faculty Affairs at

Fiscal Administration Certificate Program Launches in July

Starting in July, Fiscal Services will offer a new Mason Fiscal Administration Certificate (MFAC) program. The program will consist of four consecutive, weekly sessions available in a hybrid format (in-person and virtual). Upon completion of the certificate program, employees will have in-depth knowledge of fiscal policies, procedures, and financial systems. This program is the first step in becoming a professional in fiscal administration at Mason.

For more information, visit the Fiscal Training website

Apply Now for Mason’s Fall 2022 Leadership Coaching Programs

Learn how to make positive change happen by becoming a leadership coach through Mason’s Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being program. Apply by July 15.  

Already a leadership coach? Earn your Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential in Mason’s Masterful Coaching program. Apply by October 7.  

Both programs will take place online with live instruction. Contact Mary Horner, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, at 703-993-6090 with questions.

Resources for You

Art of Mindfulness Summer Series 

Bring your inner artist and get creative at Mason Square. Art is a natural way to practice mindfulness. In this outdoor painting workshop series, you will learn the fundamental approach to channeling emotions through guided meditation while creating a personal 2-D artwork.  

The sessions will start with a mindful drawing warm-up followed by color mixing and painting basics. No experience required, and all are welcome to join the fun. 

RSVP for upcoming workshops: 

  • Wednesday, June 22, noon to 1:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, July 22, 5–6:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, August 11, 5–6:30 p.m. 

Contact University Life with questions.

Cinema at Mason Square 

Kick off the summer with George Mason University's Cinema at Mason Square outdoor movie series on the plaza. Bring your family and friends, a blanket, lawn chairs, and snacks for a fun evening event. 

These events are free and open to the public. Free popcorn will be provided. Follow the links below to RSVP for an upcoming date: 

Contact University Life with questions.