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GO GREEN AND GOLD!

Celebrate and discover more about the history of George Mason University's mascots with The Mason Spirit link ⬇️! 💚💛

🔗: 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/

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

The Mason Spirit is the award-winning magazine for the George Mason University community, including

Operating as usual

Photos from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA's post 12/08/2022

Photos from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA's post

12/01/2022

Saturday’s men’s basketball game vs. Toledo will be called the Merten Classic to honor former Mason president Dr. Alan Merten and his unparalleled contributions to our University.

Halftime will include a special video presentation and a ceremony featuring the Merten Family.

11/30/2022


In honor of the U.S. Soccer Men's team win and advance to the Round of 16, we feature a soccer match between George Mason University's Men's Soccer and an unknown opponent in October of 1979 on Mason's Fairfax Campus.

Christian Pulisic, who scored the winning goal yesterday in the USA's 1-0 win over Iran, is the son of George Mason Soccer Alums Mark and Kelley (Harlow) Pulisic. Mark played striker at Mason from 1986-89 and Kelley was a defender from 1989-92. More about them in tomorrow's

The building in the background is the former Physical Education Building, which was renovated in 2009 and renamed the Recreation and Athletics Complex (RAC). From the Broadside Photograph collection, No. R0135, Box 19, Page 27.

George Mason University Alumni Association

Photos from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA's post 11/19/2022

Photos from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA's post

Photos from George Mason University Alumni Association's post 10/28/2022

Photos from George Mason University Alumni Association's post

08/19/2022


George Mason University students in the checkout line in the Bookstore in Rm. 242 of SUB I, August 1979. The Bookstore later moved to SUB II (The Hub) in 1983, and finally the JC in 1995. Photo is from the George Mason University Broadside photograph collection, No. R0135, Box 19, Page 3.

Timeline photos 08/06/2022

Timeline photos



Mason's 4th president Dr. George W. Johnson posing for a picture inside of Student Union Building I on the Fairfax Campus, March 26, 1979. Outside the window are the Fenwick Library Tower (at left) and the former Robinson Hall (at right). Johnson served as President from 1978-1996. From the George Mason University Photograph collection, , Box 13, Folder 3.

Timeline photos 08/06/2022

Timeline photos



Mason's 4th president Dr. George W. Johnson posing for a picture inside of Student Union Building I on the Fairfax Campus, March 26, 1979. Outside the window are the Fenwick Library Tower (at left) and the former Robinson Hall (at right). Johnson served as President from 1978-1996. From the George Mason University Photograph collection, , Box 13, Folder 3.

08/06/2022



George Mason University students working in a computer lab on the Fairfax Campus ca. 1985. This lab was maintained by Mason's University Computing and Information Services (UCIS). Today the unit that manages the university's computing is called Information Technology Services or ITS. Photo is from the George Mason University Plan for Alternative General Education records, Box 25, Folder 5.

08/06/2022



Oh, how communications technology has changed! Here is an unidentified member of George Mason University's Office of Public Relations Typing copy for an issue of "In House" Mason's official bi-weekly newsletter detailing happenings around the university. At the time of this photo (November 6, 1975) Public Relations, now known as University Branding was located in the Finley Building. From the Broadside photograph collection Box 11, Page 70.

Retro Mason: Women's Soccer Championship 1985 07/12/2022

Retro Mason: Women's Soccer Championship 1985

Retro Mason: Women's Soccer Championship 1985 On Nov. 24, 1985, George Mason University women's soccer defeated North Carolina 2-0 to claim the first-ever NCAA National Championship at Mason.

Baseball's Bill Brown Steps Down as Head Coach - George Mason University Athletics 07/12/2022

Baseball's Bill Brown Steps Down as Head Coach - George Mason University Athletics

Baseball's Bill Brown Steps Down as Head Coach - George Mason University Athletics FAIRFAX, Va. – George Mason Athletics today announced that Bill Brown has stepped down after serving 41 years as the Patriots head coach. Brown will continue to be associated with our Mason Baseball program and deeply connected to our local baseball community.

Retro Mason: Women's Soccer Championship 1985 07/09/2022

Retro Mason: Women's Soccer Championship 1985

Retro Mason: Women's Soccer Championship 1985 On Nov. 24, 1985, George Mason University women's soccer defeated North Carolina 2-0 to claim the first-ever NCAA National Championship at Mason.

Retro Mason: Herschel Observatory 1975 07/01/2022

Retro Mason: Herschel Observatory 1975

Retro Mason: Herschel Observatory 1975 Mason alumni John Whalan, Elaine "Chipper" Petersen, and Bob Veenstra built the university's first telescope and observatory with $200 in start-up funds from the Physics Department.

Retro Mason: Center for the Arts Opening Night 1990 07/01/2022

Retro Mason: Center for the Arts Opening Night 1990

Retro Mason: Center for the Arts Opening Night 1990 After more than 10 years of fundraising and a few years of construction, the Center for the Arts Concert Hall opened on October 6, 1990, with award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch serving as host on opening night.

Retro Mason: Final Four Watch Party 2006 07/01/2022

Retro Mason: Final Four Watch Party 2006

Retro Mason: Final Four Watch Party 2006 On April 1, 2006, thousands of George Mason University community members gathered in the Johnson Center to cheer on the men's basketball team as they took on University of Florida in the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis.

06/12/2022



The A-Wing of George Mason University's Fenwick Library, opened in October 1967 and has undergone many changes since then. See our blog post at: https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=9923 of its long history of service to the university. This photograph was captured on March 1, 1974 and is from the Broadside photograph collection, , Box 29, Page 19.

Photos from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA's post 06/03/2022

Photos from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA's post

05/24/2022

George Mason University | Spring 2022 Commencement | Recap

Photos from George Mason University's post 05/19/2022

Photos from George Mason University's post

Retro Mason: Mason Day 04/24/2022

Retro Mason: Mason Day

Retro Mason: Mason Day The first Mason Day took place four years before the university’s first Commencement, and it’s been the event to look forward to ever since.

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

Retro Mason: Homecoming 1990 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.

Retro Mason: Homecoming 1990 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 : 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! 💚💛

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

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

02/14/2022

George Mason University | 50th Anniversary | Mason at 50

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)

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...

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