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Around Mason: Week of June 16, 2020

June 15, 2020

Faculty/Staff Announcements

Have something to share? Submit an announcement from your unit using the online form.

Deadline is close of business Wednesday for inclusion in the following Tuesday's edition.

Campus Updates

Doctoral Candidate Lina Marmolejo Honored as Ruth D. Peterson Fellow for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Criminology, Law, and Society doctoral candidate Lina Marmolejo has been named a 2020-21 Peterson Fellow for the American Society of Criminology.

The Ruth D. Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity is designed to encourage students of color, especially those from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the field, to enter the field of criminology and criminal justice, and to facilitate the completion of their degrees. Lina’s dissertation work looks at pre-trial detention practices and processes in five Caribbean countries.

For more information, contact Amy Murphy at

Employee of the Month Nominations

Do you work with an incredible Mason administrative/professional faculty member, classified staff member, or wage employee who goes the extra mile, collaborates with their colleagues, and supports the university?

Nominate them for Mason’s Employee of the Month award! Additional information can be found on the Human Resources and Payroll website.

If you have questions, contact

Training and Professional Development

Staff Senate Nomination Period Now Open

Becoming a Staff Senator is a great way to get involved with the university community and to have an impact on your workplace. The senate provides many opportunities to learn how the university works and to collaborate with administrators and staff members outside your unit.

Nominate yourself or a colleague to join the Staff Senate! Terms begin in August and last for two years. 2020 nomination and election dates are below:

  • Nominations accepted through Friday, June 26, at 5 p.m.
  • Elections held July 13–24

Find more details and download the nomination form here.

For questions, contact

Learn Polarity Thinking to Overcome Complex and Critical Challenges

Discover how to apply well-being science to your leadership during this challenging time.

Learn how to deal successfully with polarities (opposing forces that create tension in complex situations) in our Polarity Thinking certification program.

Individual applicants who register by August 7 can enjoy a special early bird discount. This 15 percent discount is close to $500 off the regular course price. Apply code “Polarity Early Bird” at checkout.

Questions? Contact