Around Mason: Week of March 30, 2021


Faculty/Staff Announcements

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Campus Updates

April Staff Senate Meeting with President Washington

The April Staff Senate meeting will feature guest speaker Dr. Gregory Washington, president, George Mason University.

Wednesday, April 7
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
General meeting will follow from 11 a.m. to noon
Zoom Meeting:
Passcode: SS123
Call in: 301-715-8592 or 267-831-0333
Webinar ID: 976 1503 4925 / Passcode: 572793

Submit a question/comment for the session by March 31 at noon. All are welcome to attend the Staff Senate meeting.

Contact for more information.

Touchless Printing Is Here

Don’t stress about printing, because touchless printing from your phone is now available on campus!

Simply follow these quick and easy steps to fulfill all your printing needs. There is no need to carry your Mason ID for printing.

For questions, contact

Purple Up! For Military Kids

The Mason Nation is invited to wear purple on April 15 in honor of the Purple Up! For Military Kids program.

April is Month of the Military Child. On April 15, military families and communities wear purple to show support for and to thank military children for their strength, sacrifice, and courage.

Wear purple on April 15 and tag @GMUHRandPayroll on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to show your support.

The color purple was selected to represent all branches of the military. When you mix all of the branches’ colors together, you get purple: Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard service color is blue, the Army service color is green, and the Marine service color is red.

Purple up, Mason Nation!

Training and Professional Development

Strengths-Based Leadership Program

What goals could you accomplish if you used your strengths instead of worrying about your weaknesses?

Mason’s Strengths-Based Leadership program will show you how to use your CliftonStrengths results to maximize your success.

Register to join the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being for a live webinar on Wednesday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact with questions.

Apply for the Leadership Legacy Program

The Leadership Legacy Program, sponsored by MasonLeads and Human Resources and Payroll, is designed for Mason full-time faculty and staff who are committed to furthering their leadership development.

The program curriculum provides opportunities for experienced faculty and staff to advance their conceptual and experiential understanding of leadership in the context of university settings.

Applications and nominations for the 2021–22 cohort of the Leadership Legacy Program are due Friday, April 2.

For more information and to apply, check out the flyer and visit the website.

Contact with questions.

Resources for You

Upcoming Events from Mason's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Business of Financial Well-Being with Mason Alumnus and Entrepreneur Jason Howell
Wednesday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m.
Virtual Event
Tune in for a discussion on The Business of Financial Well-Being with Mason alumnus Jason J. Howell, CFP®, CSRIC®, and president of Jason Howell Company. Learn how Jason's focus on Sustainable, Responsible and Impact investing (SRI) and his specific target customer differentiates his firm from all the others. Register here.

The Business of Physical Well-Being with Mason Alumnus and Entrepreneur Jimmy Martin
Tuesday, April 13, at 2 p.m.
Virtual Event
Tune in for a discussion on The Business of Physical Well-Being with Mason alumnus Jimmy Martin, co-founder of Brrrn. Learn about his NYC cool-temp fitness studio. Register here.

CommonHealth Weekly Wellnotes

Looking for a way to get quick wellness tips without doing any extra work? Each week, Human Resources and Payroll updates its CommonHealth page with Weekly Wellnotes.

These tips range from how to manage stress, delicious recipes, how to nurture relationships, financial tips, ways to stay physically healthy, and more.

Visit the CommonHealth page on the Human Resources and Payroll website each week for a new tip!

Summer Camp Resources

Start planning for summer now! To help families with kids, Human Resources and Payroll compiled a list of summer activities at Mason and in the surrounding community. The list is organized by area and links directly to the activity page.

For questions, contact

Well-Being Open Houses

As part of Spring Into Well-Being, the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) will host two virtual open houses to answer all your questions about well-being:

Wondering about Well-Being? Ask CWB!

  • Tuesday, April 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. Register
  • Thursday, April 22, from noon to 1 p.m. Register

Contact for more details.

Mason Arts at Home: Upcoming Events

Dewberry Artist Series: Brilliant Brass!
Dewberry School of Music
Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. 
Virtual Event 
The Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music faculty resume their free recital series with digital, pre-recorded performances as part of Mason Arts at Home. Recorded at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, this performance features brass faculty members Alan Carr (trombone), Denny Edelbrock (trumpet), Mark Jenkins (euphonium), and Dave Porter (tuba), as well as pianist Ina Mirtcheva Blevins.

Dunbar Saxophone Quartet: Saxophone Quartet Music from Around the World
Community Arts Spotlight
Thursday, April 1, at 7:15 p.m. 
The Hylton Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce its Community Arts Spotlight, a new initiative which showcases extraordinary artistic talent within the Prince William County cultural community. The Dunbar Saxophone Quartet has been an ensemble of the Prince William Community Band since 1998, a member of the 
Prince William County Arts Council, and is one of four ensembles selected and featured in digital presentations as part of Hylton at Home. 

National Walking Day: April 7

Wednesday, April 7, is National Walking Day. Walking can contribute to multiple facets of your well-being. See if walking can be part of your active transportation commute. Try it out on April 7!

Contact Mason Transportation at if you need some suggestions on creating an active transportation commute.