Prince William Campus Management Team
November 13, 2009
Peggy Aldrich, Mariama Boney, Charvis Campbell, Josh Cantor, Ron Carmichael, Kristin Day, Mary-Margaret Flannery,
Rabia Ghani, Thomas Green, Heather Hannan, Fran Herrity, Rick Holt, Annie Lonetti, Mary Lee May, John McIntosh,
Carrie McVicker, Andrea Nikoi, Louann O’Reilly, Pat Peacock, Cathy Perdue, Ruth Potter, Joy Roach, Leslie Shinners,
Charles Snow, George Sokol, JoAnn Stevens, Carol Swigart, Paul Wieber, Dave Wilson, Tom Wood, and Adele Young.
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 10:00 am in Occoquan Building, Room 110A
Friday, January 15, 2010, at 10:00 am in Occoquan Building, Room 110A
David Wilson, Administration of Justice (703) 993-4701
Dave Wilson, Department Chair, presented an overview of the Department of Administration of Justice (ADJ), its faculty,
programs, and research. Criminal Justice/Criminology is a fast growing undergraduate major throughout the country. The
department is in the process of changing its name to Criminology, Law and Society to better identify the department
especially to prospective students. ADJ at Mason offers the following degrees: BS Administration of Justice and MA/PhD
Justice Law and Crime Policy.
Four research centers have been established including: Center for Justice, Leadership and Management; Center for
Justice, Law and Society; Center for Evidence-based Crime Policy; and Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence.
Groundbreaking research conducted by Distinguished Professor David Weisburd, winner of the prestigious 2010
Stockholm Prize in Criminology, finds “...that police patrols at crime “hot spots” do not merely move crime around the
corner,” according to the award website, http://www.criminologyprize.com/extra/pod/. “This line of research encourages
police around the world to concentrate crime prevention efforts at less than 5% of all street corners and addresses where
over 50% of all urban crime occurs, yielding far less total crime than with conventional patrol patterns.”
Dave gave a brief overview of the many other research projects being conducted by the department in the categories of
policing, corrections, juvenile justice, justice and health, courts and the legal process, and terrorism and homeland
security. Responding to questions, Dave discussed increased interest in ADJ topics of study influenced by popular
entertainment, excellent hire rates for graduates from the department especially at the federal level, and transfer students
from police academies. The department plans to move its central office from the Prince William Campus to Fairfax
Campus in May or June 2010 and plans to increase the numbers of classes offered at PWC to include approximately half
of the department offerings. Additional information is available at the department’s web site: http://adj.gmu.edu/
Tom Wood, New Century College (703) 993-3167
Tom Wood, Associate Professor, serves as Director of Environmental Studies on the Piedmont that Tom says “rivals Point
of View as one of the cool places to visit.” Environmental Studies field station is a 900+ acre research, conservation and
education site with a wide diversity of habitats, just north of Warrenton, Virginia, in the Northern Piedmont. The web site
provides a wealth of information. http://envstudies.org/index.html Tom briefly discussed some of the opportunities and
activities at this site.
Education Programs include: Elementary grades thru university students - ecology studies and outdoor activities; 9-12
grade students enrolled in alternate education with remarkable results and Mason students participate in research
projects and studies.
Public Activities include: Early morning birding; nature in season; swan research; all about bees; migration of geese,
cranes and swans and the ultra-light research. Seasonal public events include “Evening with Woodcocks” in spring, fall
wildflower walk and advanced bird banding class, seminars, and workshops.
Research Activities include: White tailed deer management; apiary studies - honey sales, sustainable agriculture, and
cultural studies, impact to native species with introduction of European honey bee, maintained meadows; waterfowl -
black ducks, native swans, restoration of extinct species; amphibians - Spotted and Jefferson, bio-indicators of ecological
state of health; botany - especially variety of plants and man’s influence and monitoring programs - public involvement
(Christmas bird count, grounded geese, etc).
Facilities include an existing farm house renovated to allow workshop retreats for up to 20 participants. Plans are in place
for a presentation building. The site will also become a long term monitoring station for the National Ecological
Observatory Network. Potential expansion includes focus on environmentally sustainable agriculture, expansion of
environmental education, possibilities for history and Native American history studies. Volunteer opportunities are
available. See the web site for details.
Ron Carmichael, Prince William Campus CEO (703) 993-8484
The VDOT project to extend and widen the left turn lane from southbound Prince William Parkway to University Boulevard
is scheduled to begin in February and is to be completed before the Hylton Performing Arts Center opens. There will be
two left turn lanes. Mason will make one decision concerning the Unified Inclement Weather Policy that will affect all
campuses (i.e. a statement that classes are cancelled as of a specific time). All departments will be directed to their
corresponding depart. contact for additional information concerning that department’s events, delays or closings relative to
the university’s statement. The policy should go into effect in Jan and announcements will be made by 4:30 am.
Carol Swigart, Alumni Affairs (703) 993-9101
Alumni Association Award Nominations are due by December 15. Visit http://alumni.gmu.edu/nomination.php to complete
a nomination form or send a paper form to Carol at MSN 3B3. Mason Homecoming is February 20, 2010, save the date.
Scholarship applications are available online at http://alumni.gmu.edu/students.html
Tommy Green, University Police (703) 993-9439
Incidences of vehicle larceny and credit card fraud have decreased since the summer months.
Mary Lee May, University Information (703) 993-8341
Deliveries: Whenever possible, please include a department name, building/room number and MSN in your delivery
information as names aren’t always in the system.
Directory: The 2009-2010 University Directory has been delivered to departments. If your office didn’t receive them or to
request more for a University department, visit http://info.gmu.edu/phonedir.html Please continue to email
email@example.com whenever you have any staff changes. Information needed is name, extension, building/room, title,
MSN and email. Help us help you so that we may direct visitors and deliveries to you; you are on the Monday
Announcement listserv to receive important campus information and campus event invitations may reach you.
Email Announcement: Any Mason or Mason sponsored events open to the campus and community you would like to
advertize with PWC faculty and staff, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm every Thursday for that Monday’s
Flyers & Posters: Bring any flyers or posters you want advertised to the Info Center desks and staff will stamp and post
them for you for up to 10 days.
Mason 101: The next Mason 101 class is Friday, December 11 from 9:00 am – noon at the Fairfax campus in the
Johnson Center, Assembly Room C. In this class you learn about the history, organizational structure and who does what
at Mason. You also take a virtual tour of all the campuses. Registration is required at the HR training web site or call
Suzy Wiedemann, (703) 993-1005.
Media Relations: Anything you see as news-worthy in your area or across campus, contact Marjorie Musick, (703) 993-
8781, email@example.com or John Blacksten, (703) 993-9376, firstname.lastname@example.org in the Office of Media and Public
Relations. See their web site for more information, http://mediarelations.gmu.edu/
PWC Website: To make any changes or additions to the PWC Mason website at http://www.gmu.edu/princewilliam/http/
or to include an event on http://princewilliam.gmu.edu/events.php email email@example.com
Staff: We have 2 students graduating this fall so we are hiring for the spring semester. If you know of anyone interested,
please have them email me their resume, firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an application available at the desks. The position
is 15-25 hours per week at $8.25 per hour. We’re looking for candidates with excellent customer service skills who are
friendly, reliable and detailed oriented.
Today@Mason: To include your events on http://today.gmu.edu/ contact Danny Wiedemann, (703) 993-1056 or
Andrea Nikoi, Life Sciences (703) 993-8383
Increasing numbers of Italian grad students from the ISS-Mason collaboration are working in Proteomic research at PWC.
An MOU between Mason and the King Hussein Institute in Jordan is under discussion. This might lead to Jordanian
scholars participating in Proteomics research. Dr. Wu received a donation on Nov. 14 of over $122,000 for his AIDS
research from the NYDC bike ride. The Chinese Academy of Scientists is in discussion with Mason concerning research
collaboration with Dr. Wu in AIDS research to begin in 2010.
Joy Roach, Office of Continuing and Professional Education (703) 993-8468
Enrollment in OCPE courses is up 46% over last year’s fall session. Joy attributes the increased enrollment to poor
economy and enrollees’ desire to increase their value and expand/update resumes in order to maintain or obtain new
jobs. Leading forensic scientist Dr. Lee will present a new seminar, Forensics and Cold Case Investigations, January 18-
19, 2010. Dr. Leah Bush, Chief Medical Examiner, Commonwealth of Virginia joins Dr. Lee this year. This highly
informative class contains new case studies and their forensic implications. For more info call, (703) 993-8335.
Heather Hannan, Mercer Library (703) 993-8344
For Thanksgiving and holiday hours of operation, visit http://library.gmu.edu/libinfo/hours.html The Prince William
Campus working mom’s group is Friday, November 20, noon – 1:00 pm in the Mercer Library conference room.
Fran Herrity, Transfer Center (703) 993-2412
Fran reported an increase in applicants seeking to continue their education through Mason and/or Northern Virginia
Community College who have recently lost their jobs from Comcast and Lockheed Martin.
Charles Snow, Applied Information Technology (703) 993-8461
AIT’s first accreditation visit by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) went very well.
Carrie McVicker, Prince William Administration (703) 993-8334
The campus holiday luncheon is December 16, in the Bull Run Hall lobby. Check in begins at noon. Invitations will be in
the mail. RSVP details are on the invitation. A campus holiday cookbook, a collection of favorite recipes from faculty and
staff arranged in a cookbook, will be raffled off as a door prize during the luncheon. Submissions are accepted until
December 7 at noon. The Campus Gift Tree provides gifts to local seniors working with HomeInstead. The tree is in the
Occoquan Building Lobby. Take an ornament, purchase the gift requested on the ornament and return the unwrapped gift
with the ornament to Debbie Weitzman-Ward in Occoquan, room 217. University Life will make an announcement for the
Door Decorating Contest regarding categories, dates, and the judging of doors.
Cathy Perdue, Prince William Administration (703) 993-8425
The Fill-A-Basket runs Dec. 1 - 16. The PWC Office of Administration is sponsoring this event for the second year for
SERVE, Inc. Baskets will be provided to each department and will be collected at the luncheon. A White Elephant Gift
Exchange will follow the Holiday Luncheon. See the web site for more information concerning the luncheon, cookbook,
Fill-A-Basket, and White Elephant. http://princewilliam.gmu.edu/HolidayLuncheon.htm
JoAnn Stevens, Prince William Administration (703) 993-8355
The Siemens Building Technology re-commissioning project is going well and on schedule. The process is to assess all
equipment on campus to maximize the performance for energy and cost savings. Phase one includes light replacement
in each building. Special briefings with concerned occupants and lab supervisors have been conducted. Window and roof
repairs will take place on the Occoquan Building over the next month. Ian Reynolds, PW HR consultant, will be on special
assignment in Fairfax for the next few weeks but he’ll be communicating by email. If you need to reach him, email
Ruth Potter, Initiatives in Educational Transformation (703) 993-8319
Classes of 61 and 68 students attended class in the Occoquan Building breakout rooms and Verizon Auditorium on
Saturday, November 14 and 21.
Mariama Boney, University Information (703) 993-1006
University Information across all three campuses will be collaborating to ensure that management meeting minutes are
posted to each campus webpage. A request form for departments that are interested in Mason 101 will be available soon.
Concierge services are being discussed with the new hotel and conference center at Innovation Park. We’re working on a
historical tour program on the Fairfax Campus by Spring 2010. A new Lost and Found Policy will be put into place at all
Josh Cantor, Parking and Transportation (703) 993-1239
Participate in Toys-for-Tots at Mason or food donations for SERVE, Inc. to receive credit toward parking citations.
Donations of new unwrapped toys or pantry food items may be made at the Prince William parking office in the Occoquan
Building, room 112 and at the following Fairfax locations: Johnson Center next to Taco Bell; Admissions Office, Johnson
Center, Room 213; and Mason Hall. For monetary donations, contact Jim Miller, email@example.com. Stay tuned to
http://shuttle.gmu.edu/ for shuttle schedule changes due to upcoming holidays.
Leslie Shinners, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center (703) 993-8483
The Mason EDGE Open House is Wednesday, November 18 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Included are a tour and the
Pat Peacock, Mason Enterprise Center (703) 993-9371
The MEC expansion, Prince William East, has 13 additional offices opening in Woodbridge near the Prince William
Parkway and Minniville Road.
Kristin Day, Hylton Performing Arts Center (703) 993-9344
Kristin was happy to announce that the scaffolding around the HPAC is down. Construction is on time and on budget.
Peggy Aldrich, Registrar (703) 993-8372
Spring registration is underway.
Adele Young, College of Health & Human Services (703) 993-1952
Undergraduate nursing students will be at the Prince William Campus during the spring semester.
Charvis Campbell, University Life (703) 993-8373
2 LCD display screens have been installed recently. A Reservation Request form will be used to submit ads for display.
Please let University Life know of any special events you wish to advertise. World AIDS Day is December 1. The 2009
Manassas Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 5, beginning at 10:00 am in Old Town.
Rabia Ghani, University Life (703) 993-9779
A clothing drive for hats, coats and mittens will be collected in boxes in the Bull Run Hall and Occoquan Building lobbies.
The PWC Sports Challenge is Dec. 11, registration is required. Contact Rabia for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ian Reynolds, Human Resources/Payroll (703) 993-2659
Unum Open Enrollment runs thru Nov. 30, http://hr.gmu.edu/benefits/ call the benefits team for questions, (703) 993-2600
or email email@example.com A TIAA-CREF 2010 Representative Schedule has been finalized for PWC. Contact
Meaghan Doherty, (703) 993-2633. They’re still working on a schedule for ARL. Retirement tax-savings limits remain the
same in 2010...participants under age 50 can contribute up to $16,500 in the Supplemental Retirement Plan (403(b))
program and the Virginia Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) (457(b)). Participants age 50 and over can contribute an
additional $5,500 to each plan (for a total of $22,000 in each plan). Check out Comp & Class - http://hr.gmu.edu/class-n-
comp/ Evaluations are still needed, it’s not too late! Questions regarding furlough or layoffs can be directed to Ilse
Riddick, (703) 993-2654 and are dependant on the new Governor.
Employee Relations, New Supervisor Forum, Coaching Corner, Policy Updates, Specialized Training
Check out Training - http://hr.gmu.edu/training/ and Work/Life - http://hr.gmu.edu/worklife/
Addition information regarding the Employee Relations Forum - You have questions...and your peers have answers! A
key component of this listserv is to provide you with the opportunity to share best practices with your peers and learn from
each other's experience. You can submit your questions to the listserv by sending an email to SUPERVISORFORUM-
L@LISTSERV.GMU.EDU. We will review submissions and either post them to the Forum anonymously for feedback from
your peers, provide our own suggestions, or both. How do I post (send messages) to the list? Once you are a member of
the list, you can post messages to the list by sending email to SupervisorForum-L@listserv.gmu.edu. All messages will be
reviewed by the Employee Relations Team before being sent to the group.
Now Accepting Nominations for the Experienced Supervisor Leadership Seminars! The Experienced Supervisor
Leadership Seminars offers advanced leadership training to Mason supervisors who have successfully completed the
New SUPERvisor Series or who have more than 5 years of supervisory experience at Mason. The program includes
professional development workshops, case studies, a project, networking opportunities, and a mentoring program.
For all the information, and an application packet, please visit http://hr.gmu.edu/training and click on the Experienced
Supervisor Leadership Seminars tab. Applications must be submitted to the HR & Payroll Department no later than
December 11. Questions? Please contact Dr. Lori Ann Roth, (703) 993-2621 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re looking for new ideas for the distributed campuses, i.e. Wellness Wednesday’s, massage therapy, etc
To stay up to par with efiles new eldercare information enclosed call Janet Walker, (703) 993-2604.