Find Your Best Life/Work Connections at Mason!
Posted October 22 2014
National Work & Family Month Continues; Some great events coming up.
October 26: Witch Watch
On Sunday, October 26th from 1:00 – 4:00pm Student Government will be hosting it's annual Witch Watch program in the Hampton Roads Housing Area (near the Rappahannock Parking Deck & Pilot House). This annual event offers a lot of FREE fun, food, games, activities, raffles & more to our Mason and Fairfax community. The event is open to everyone, so feel free to bring neighbors and friends.
October 30: How About a Garden Party
The Mason Organic Gardening Association invites faculty, staff, students, and their children for an evening filled with fun, games, learning, and food in the organic garden behind Potomac Heights on Thursday, October 30 from 4:00-8:00pm. Details on the Garden Party flyer.
October 31: Spooky Selfie Challenge on Halloween
WAVES, Got Recovery? is sponsoring a costumed Spooky Selfie Challenge on Friday, October 31 beginning at 5:00pm at the Mason Pond Bridge. Details on the Spooky Challenge flyer.
Discounts on Family Fun
Check out the Life/Work Connections discount page for deals on family favorites like Kings Dominion, Six Flags, Busch Gardens and more! Log-in to http://mymasonhr.gmu.edu and select “myDiscounts” from the left-hand menu. Select “Fun for all ages” from the drop-down menu.
Through October 31: TIAA-CREF’s Financial IQ Challenge
TIAA-CREF’s 30-day Financial IQ challenge for faculty and staff is underway through the end of October. See what you know about financial planning. Check out the leader board to see how we’re doing by age, gender, and location. Every day, 5 new questions are added and every time you play, you are entered for a chance to win a $25 Amex gift card.
Through November 22: National Outdoor Challenge
Mason is one of 10 schools vying to win the National Outdoor Challenge. At stake are bragging rights (of course), $50,000 worth of outdoor gear for the university, and a chance for you to win a prize too. Wow. Participating is easy. Check out the infographic. 1) register at http://www.oncampuschallenge.org/ 2) Participate in an outdoor activity for 30 minutes – hiking, biking, walking, running, picnicking, gardening, walking your dog, you name it, 3) Take a picture of yourself doing it, 4) Upload the photo to the challenge website 5) Repeat and spread the word.
Faculty, staff, and students are eligible to participate but so are alumni, retirees, friends and family. When signing up, select George Mason University as the school you’re supporting. The Challenge is underway until November 22. Mason Recreation will be giving out weekly prizes as well.
Go Mason!! Let’s bring that prize back home to Northern Virginia!
Posted September 30 2014
October is National Work & Family Month
If you would like the Life/Work Connections team to visit your department or you would like to discuss work/life opportunities individually, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone at 3.2604 or via email at email@example.com.
Posted September 29 2014
Financial Well-Being Resources
To keep things fun, TIAA-CREF is holding a 30-day challenge at Mason to see what we all know about financial planning. What’s Your Financial IQ? starts on October 1 and runs throughout the month of October. Every day, 5 new questions are added and every time you play, you are entered for a chance to win a $25 Amex gift card.
In addition to sessions, webinars, and a challenge, there are also a host of tools on the site. We’re hoping you will think of the site as a gateway to rounding out your personal financial knowledge. There are more classes in the works, so please check back.
To register for these classes, please visit http://hr.gmu.edu/learning/hr.php.
Don’t forget to line up your individual session with representatives from TIAA-CREF, Fidelity or ICMA-RC. They are all on campus throughout the year. For dates and times, and to schedule an appointment visit Individual Counseling Sessions.
SAVE THE DATE - The all-day retirement planning seminar, Next Steps: Plan for Your Retirement, will be held on Friday, November 7. Registration details coming soon.
Posted September 26 2014
Thanks for Coming Out to the 6th Annual Happy Heart Walk!
Posted September 26 2014
Winter Wellness: Flu Shot Information
Flu shots are part of your wellness benefit through COVA Care, COVA HDHP, COVA HealthAware, and Kaiser Permanente. There are multiple ways to get a flu shot this season, including at on-site clinics. For details about the on-site clinics and other options, please visit Flu Shot Information 2014.
If you have any questions, please call the work/life team at 3.2604.
Posted August 25 2014
Welcome New Academic Year Newsletter Available
Posted August 18 2014
Mason Welcomes New Instructional/Research Faculty
If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Posted August 15 2014
Mason Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty
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Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship
Mason offers a competitive faculty/staff book scholarship each year. For details, please visit the book scholarship FAQ.
Keep Walking Even During Inclement Weather Using Mason Walk In'
Don't let inclement weather or rain keep you from taking a walk! Wellness by Mason has mapped out indoor trails in many buildings on all three campuses. Find the one nearest you at Mason Walk In'
Keep More of What You Earn
Check out the discounts and opportunities at Mason. Secure access at myMasonHR. Use your email user name and password to log-in. Select "myDiscounts".
Flexible Work is Always in Season!
Test drive a flexible work option. Each agreement comes with a 90 day trial period. See if it's right for you and your department. Details at Mason Flexes.
Be prepared for your loved one's aging and your own. See Life Planning for details.
See how your Mason benefits package can help you stay well. Details under "Preventive Screenings". Wellness events and information abound at Wellness by Mason, an interdepartmental effort to promote a healthy Mason!
Show your Mason spirit. Wear your Mason gear every Friday!
Sittercity's Corporate Program is now known as Bright Horizons Care Advantage. Faculty, staff, and graduate students have a complimentary subscription to Sittercity's comprehensive database of in-home caregivers for child care, pet care, home care and tutoring plus Years Ahead, a senior care resource that can assist you in developing a plan to care for an aging loved one.
To learn more and to register for free access, please visit myMasonHR.
Important note: Mason does not own, sponsor, or endorse Bright Horizons Care Advantage. It is your responsibility to carefully screen and check the references of any caregivers, including those who are listed on Bright Horizons Care Advantage, before you retain their services.
Duffy is sporting Mason colors
thanks to UHall Needleworks'
(Photo of Duffy courtesy of Megan Kirk)
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