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Archive for March, 2011

Classes We Love: Engineering Students Check on HOT Lanes

by Colleen Kearney Rich on March 29th, 2011

You were required to wear a hard hat and a DayGlo vest. Beltway traffic was whizzing by many feet below. This was not your typical class field trip, but for a group of civil engineering students, it was a great experience and the opportunity to see engineering in action. The students were enrolled in a…

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At Mason, Even the Dumpsters Are Green

by Jason Jacks on March 24th, 2011

Just ask Mason’s going green mascot, Gunston, and he (or is it she?) will tell you that Mason is going all out to save the planet. But solar-powered dumpsters? Yes, they do exist. I found this little beauty parked outside the Eastern Shore residence hall on Mason’s Fairfax Campus. According to Stephen Morehouse, director of…

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Commuter Students Get Some Love from Mason

by Jason Jacks on March 22nd, 2011

Just because Mason is now classified as a residential university doesn’t mean we can forget about the biggest portion of our student-body: off-campus scholars. Currently, Mason is in the middle of what is being billed as Off-Campus Appreciation Week. The week features a slew of workshops and activities to help students with some of the…

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Final Four Glory! Has It Really Been Five Years?

by Jason Jacks on March 15th, 2011

Now that Coach L has Mason’s men’s hoops team back in the NCAA tournament, what better time than now to relive the nationwide madness the team created five years ago by making it to the Final Four. And as if your memory needs any refreshing of that magical March, but here are a few articles…

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Student’s Bear of a Job Has Her Gladly Going Bananas

by Jason Jacks on March 11th, 2011

Mason graduate student Andi Kornak’s new job has her happily declaring, “lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” The Michigan native was recently named curator of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s carnivores and large mammals exhibits, meaning she gets to work with some of the biggest species of the animal kingdom, including bears, elephants, and rhinos. So…

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Patriot Profile: Grant Paulsen

by Jason Jacks on March 10th, 2011

Sports radio fans know Grant Paulsen as 106.7 the Fan’s voice at FedEx Field and Redskins Park, but he is also a senior communication major at Mason looking forward to graduation and what looks like will be an exciting career.

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And you thought you were busy! Right now, Mason psychology professor Eden King is finishing up a book, helping to guide 60 graduate students, preparing for classes, doing her own research, and, oh by the way, all this with a new baby arriving very (and we mean very) soon. “People are so much nicer to…

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Video: Former Mason Student Shows Off Agility Skills!

by Jason Jacks on March 1st, 2011

Remember Nick Schrank? He played linebacker on Mason’s club football team for two seasons before transferring to Radford University in 2008. Well, Nick is still pursuing his NFL dream. In an attempt to impress NFL scouts, he’s made a series of videos of his insane workout routines, and posted them online. Now they’ve gone viral with…

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