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Retro Mason: International Week April 2016
04/08/2022
Retro Mason: International Week April 2016

Retro Mason: International Week April 2016

Mason's International Week found its start in the 1970s as International Night with an evening of performances in the Lecture Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

Retro Mason: Ms. Mason 2009
04/08/2022
Retro Mason: Ms. Mason 2009

Retro Mason: Ms. Mason 2009

On February 14, 2009, Mason student Ryan Allen, competing under his drag queen persona of Reann Ballslee, was crowned Ms. Mason at the Homecoming basketball game in front of a near sold-out crowd.

Photos from George Mason University's post
03/23/2022

Photos from George Mason University's post

To celebrate George Mason University's first 50 years as an independent institution, the university staff has been going...
03/04/2022
Retro Mason: Homecoming 1990

To celebrate George Mason University's first 50 years as an independent institution, the university staff has been going through boxes and archives to figure out how best to show this unique journey from a branch campus of the University of Virginia to the Virginia's largest public research university. Weekly, we will be sharing a historical photograph or image that tells a part of this amazing story.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Homecoming at George Mason University centered around soccer and was held in the fall. Here you see Homecoming King Archie Kao, BA Speech Communication '92, with Homecoming Queen Christina Bartlow and President George Johnson.

02/26/2022

Join us every week as we celebrate George Mason University's first 50 years as an independent institution!

Each week we'll be sharing photos that tell the Mason story!

This week's #Mason50 #FlashbackFriday: On Friday, April 7, 1972, Virginia Governor A. Linwood Holton Jr. signed into law Virginia General Assembly Bill H 210, which separated George Mason College from the University of Virginia! #MasonNation 💚💛

Discover more ➡️: https://50th.gmu.edu/news/2022-02/retro-mason-signing-h-210

📷: Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

02/04/2022

Congratulations to George Mason University celebrating its 50th anniversary as an independent four-year institution this year. Today proclamations were read on both the House and Senate Floors of the Virginia General Assembly to congratulate Mason and its accomplishments. (L-R Rector, Jimmy Hazel; President, Greg Washington; GMU Foundation Chair, Terri Cofer Beirne; Executive Director, State Government Relations, Mark Smith) #Mason50

Mason mourns the loss of Tom Lovejoy, lifelong climate crusader
12/26/2021
Mason mourns the loss of Tom Lovejoy, lifelong climate crusader

Mason mourns the loss of Tom Lovejoy, lifelong climate crusader

George Mason University Professor Thomas Lovejoy, one of the world’s leading conservation biologists, died Saturday, December 25. He was 80 years old. Often referred to as the “godfather of biodiversity,” Lovejoy enjoyed a career that spanned more than 50 years, carrying him all over the globe...

Patriot Club Honors Its Endowed Scholarship Donors - George Mason University Athletics
12/17/2021
Patriot Club Honors Its Endowed Scholarship Donors - George Mason University Athletics

Patriot Club Honors Its Endowed Scholarship Donors - George Mason University Athletics

The Patriot Club honored its endowed scholarship donors and student-athlete recipients at a reception at the Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The donors were also recognized on court during the men's basketball against Navy later that evening.

This graduating senior balanced work and family to complete her degree
12/15/2021
This graduating senior balanced work and family to complete her degree

This graduating senior balanced work and family to complete her degree

When graduating psychology major Dorothea J. Tyree attends George Mason University’s Winter Graduation on Dec. 16, she will be wearing a stole that shows the flags of her native Romania and Germany, where she lived as a teen.

Photos from George Mason University's post
12/02/2021

Photos from George Mason University's post

Photos from George Mason University's post
09/29/2021

Photos from George Mason University's post

09/24/2021

A message from President Gregory Washington on George Mason University's low #COVID19 case counts and a revised surveillance testing strategy for students, faculty, and staff!

"The Mason community has earned this rollback in testing through its collective diligence in taking the many precautions to keep COVID at bay."

Continue to #DoYourPartMason! #MasonNation 💚💛

Read the full statement with George Mason News: www2.gmu.edu/news/2021-09/masons-low-covid-case-counts-lead-revised-surveillance-testing-strategy

📷 : Creative Services

Mason leads Virginia in innovation and diversity as engineering numbers climb in latest U.S. News rankings
09/15/2021
Mason leads Virginia in innovation and diversity as engineering numbers climb in latest U.S. News rankings

Mason leads Virginia in innovation and diversity as engineering numbers climb in latest U.S. News rankings

George Mason University is the most diverse and most innovative institution in Virginia according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report for its 2022 Best Colleges List, reflecting the university’s mission of providing access to excellence. Six programs made the top 100, including engi...

Mason volunteers give time, expertise to help Afghan refugees
08/27/2021
Mason volunteers give time, expertise to help Afghan refugees

Mason volunteers give time, expertise to help Afghan refugees

Mason volunteers stepped up to help when a group of 174 Afghan refugees, fleeing the Taliban takeover of their country on a U.S. government flight, sheltered for 24 hours at Northern Virginia Community College’s gym in Annandale, Aug. 20-21.

Patriots in the City 2021
08/19/2021
Patriots in the City 2021

Patriots in the City 2021

Patriots in the City is an ongoing video series showcasing Mason students as they explore their favorite places to visit in Fairfax City. From restaurants t...

The Honey Bee Initiative – George Mason University
08/19/2021
The Honey Bee Initiative – George Mason University

The Honey Bee Initiative – George Mason University

If bees don’t thrive neither do we. Responsible for pollinating more than $20 billion worth of crops annually in the US alone, honey bee health is critical to our survival. The Honey Bee Initiative is a program supported by George Mason University’s School of Business and operated by the Busines...

07/09/2021

Congratulations, Ashley! 💚💛

Lewis Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

📰: https://bit.ly/3hvigk0

We are asking Mason alumni "What does it mean to YOU to be a Patriot?" for an upcoming issue of the magazine. Share your...
06/23/2021

We are asking Mason alumni "What does it mean to YOU to be a Patriot?" for an upcoming issue of the magazine. Share your thoughts at http://bit.ly/gmuvoices

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GO GREEN AND GOLD! Celebrate #Mason50 and discover more about the history of George Mason University's mascots with The Mason Spirit link ⬇️! #MasonNation 💚💛 🔗: https://spirit.gmu.edu/2018/03/go-green-go-gold-a-history-of-mason-mascots/
On this week's episode, Yassmin Salem (George Mason University The Mason Spirit George Mason University's Office of Sustainability) explains how listening to plants can tell us more than just looking. Listen now: https://withgoodreasonradio.org/episode/plant-music/ #plants #art #ArcadiaGMU #GreenGMU #Sustainability #plantbased #PlantPower
Loved Mason Spirit Summer 2000, particularly Red Pandas (P. 4) and Bobbi Bowman (P. 5). Stunning magazine!
Mason alumna Aundi Moore (BM, '03) was featured in The Mason Spirit, discussing her time at Mason, her career, and achieving her dream of performing with the Metropolitan Opera. Read more: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/news/587396