C2M's Amanda Hamm

New frozen yogurt shop near campus

Josie’s Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt opened its doors last month in Mason’s backyard, offering low-calorie, low-sugar yogurt from its location in University Mall, just across the street from Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

Off-Campus Student Programs office to host end of semester events

Drive-in movies and a study lounge are the latest offerings from the office of Off-Campus Student Programs and Services.

The office is collaborating with Weekends at Mason to sponsor two old-fashioned drive-in movies. The event is reserved for Lot L with movies playing on a large screen set up in the parking lot.

Jackass 3D (rated R), is planned for May 5 at 8:00 p.m. Gnomeo and Juliet (rated G), will show on May 6 at 8:00 pm. Admission and refreshments are free; and both movies are open to the community.

Off-campus and community events for April 15

Looking for ways to lend a helping hand? This week’s events focus on upcoming charitable happenings!

--Put on your running shoes in support of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The 15th Annual Victims’ Rights 5K Run/Walk takes place Friday at noon. Participants meet in front of the Center for the Arts building on Mason’s Fairfax campus. Early registration is online; same day registration available at the event site at 10:30 a.m. For more info visit vrrw.gmu.edu.

Government shutdown threatens federal internships

College students hoping to land an internship with the federal government this summer may face disappointment.

With both Republican and Democratic parties thus far unable to reach an agreement on the budget, current federal employees and even college students seeking employment with federal agencies face a possible government shutdown at midnight Friday. If a government hiring freeze is enacted, it would be the first such shutdown since 1996.

Philanthropy brings together Greek life and Student Government

Student Government and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity held a joint fundraiser yesterday at The Rat for the Fisher House Foundation. (Jenna Beaver)

Members of Student Government and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity held a fundraiser at the Rathskeller on Mason’s Fairfax campus Wednesday evening where 15 percent of proceeds were donated to the Fisher House Foundation.

Off-campus and community events for April 8

Spring is in the air! Want to get out but aren’t sure what is going on this weekend? Look no further. This week brings a bridal show, Japanese street festival, kites, and much more!

Public meeting held about proposed overpass near campus

Residents living near George Mason University had the opportunity to meet with city officials Monday evening to discuss a potential overpass connecting Braddock Road to Mason via Prestwick Road.

Off-campus and community events for March 25

Back from spring break and need something fun to do this weekend? We’ve got the events right here! This week brings Cherry Blossoms, the circus, and a cake show!

It’s that time of year again! The cherry blossoms are blooming along the Potomac River and the kick off for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in downtown D.C. Saturday. A complete event lineup can be found at the festival’s official website.

Appreciation week is latest event for off-campus students

The first Off-Campus Appreciation Week kicks off Monday, just in time for students returning from spring break.

Sponsored by the Off-Campus Student Programs and Services Office, the event is geared toward students who live off-campus, but on-campus residents are also invited to check out the activities.

“This is a new initiative to get off-campus students more involved on campus,” said Mhevish Khan, graduate advisor for the office.

Local restaurants reminisce Mason’s trip to Final Four

As the NCAA Tournament gets underway this week and eighth seed Mason is set to play Villanova Friday night, it’s not just fans remembering the Patriots’ improbable 2006 journey to the NCAA Final Four. Local businesses recall the attention brought to the community as the previously unknown Patriots cast the area into the spotlight.

That attention meant packed sports bars at the restaurants near campus – something the wait staff and managers still haven’t forgotten.