Kettler gains experience, confidence while at NCAA Wrestling Championships

Two losses ended sophomore heavyweight Jake Kettler’s long trip to the NCAA tournament.

In the preliminary round Kettler lost to Indiana University’s Adam Chalfant. This moved him to the consolation bracket, which pitted him against Dan Scherer from Stanford University.

MyMason to update Blackboard for summer 2013

As the Class of 2013 walks across the stage at the Patriot Center on May 18, the information technology department will be busy rolling out new changes to Mason’s online learning management system, Blackboard.

“We are going to release it right after the spring semester, so actually during graduation. Summer classes start that Monday and we would like to have it available then,” said Joseph Balducci, manager of online learning resources.

Pro-Life group offers free ultrasounds to discourage abortions

Every other Wednesday, an unmarked camper RV is parked out front of Southside with a sign that advertises pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.

Inside are two women, Kirsten Ball and Angela Clarke. Clarke is a Mason alumna and executive director of the mobile ultrasound and resource center, A Best Choice.  Ball is registered with the state as a geriatric physician who works in a general practice office and performs the ultrasounds. 

The two say they are affiliated with no organization or program and are offering the services independently.

Graduate student shoots for infinity and beyond

The first time Kamil Stelmach stepped out in public wearing his astronaut suit, he was stopped by a police officer.

“It turns out that it’s a class six felony to have your identity concealed in public in Virginia. So I got a little lecture on that, but since the officer figured I wasn’t going to rob a bank, he took a picture and shared it with the department and let me go,” said Kamil Stelmach, graduate chemistry student at Mason.

Exhibit showcases new international campus in Korea

Far from the humdrum suburbs of Fairfax, Mason’s new satellite campus is becoming a reality in Incheon, South Korea.

To introduce the new campus in a more visual way, the Office of Global and International Studies is hosting an exhibit in the Johnson Center 123 Gallery from Feb. 4-8 each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Baird delivers crowd-pleasing anthem

With almost 9,800 pairs of eyes pointed his way, Jordan Baird, junior music major and walk-on for George Mason University’s basketball team, opened the Homecoming game with the national anthem.

Future of farmers market remains uncertain

Despite previous success, the future of the farmers market returning to the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University is uncertain.

Bike shelters installed across campus

Bike shelters have cropped up across campus over the last month. The shelters are meant to encourage bike usage throughout campus and the Office of Parking and Transportation will increase the numbers of shelters to 10 by Summer 2011. The shelters, besides protecting bikes from rain or snow, will also serve as a way to generate ad revenue for Mason.