"The time is always right to do what is right.“ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
September 12, 2016
Illustration by: Mary Jane DeCarlo

What's Happening This Week?
The Source
Thursday, September 15th @ 4:00PM
Presidents Park
The Source connects all students, specifically freshmen of Black and African Heritage and other historically underrepresented communities, to learn about identity-based student organizations and resources on, off, and around Mason's campus.  Click here to learn more.

Patriot Pitstop
Thursday, September 15th @ 5:00PM
Taylor Hall
Cruise over to Taylor Hall's Multipurpose Room and test drive your Mason Pride. There will be games, food, music, important info, and Mason swag.
Drive-In Movie
Friday, September 16th @ 8:00PM
SUB 1 Quad
Experience a free outdoor movie and a free Snack Bar! This double feature will show both Disney's Finding Dory and Captain America: Civil War.

Fear to Freedom
Tuesday, September 20th: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Dewberry Hall
Join University Life staff and volunteers as they assemble hundreds of “Fear 2 Freedom" (F2F) after-care kits which are an essential healing element for those affected by sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. Kits will be distributed to the Student Support and Advocacy Center and to the INOVA Health System. For more information and to RSVP, visit:
Time Management Workshop
Tuesday, September 20th @ 1:00PM
SUB 1 Room 3B
University Life is offering professional development workshops for both new and returning student employees. Click here to register and learn more.

Mason Votes General Interest Meeting
Wednesday, September 21st @ 7:00PM
The Hub 1012
Calling all students with a passion for politics! Mason Votes is George Mason University’s non-partisan political online news outlet that features candidate bios, voter guides, and more. Join us to learn more about how you can get involved.

MCN Video Live Stream Schedule:

• Women's Volleyball vs. Bryant
   Friday, September 16th @ 7:00PM

• Women's Volleyball vs. Hampton
   Saturday, September 17th @ 2:00PM

• Women's Volleyball vs. Loyola
   Saturday, September 17th @ 7:00PM



We Have a New Website!
Student Media is proud to present our brand-new, redesigned, better-than-ever website!

If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to visit the new and learn more about all of the opportunities, services, and resources available to you through our office.

Make sure to take advantage of the expanded and searchable databases of internship, scholarship, and award opportunities that are located under the "Resources" tab in the top navigation bar.

In addition to producing quality content for the Mason community, Student Media's mission is ensuring student success. That's a fancy way of saying that we are invested in you and want to help you achieve your goals.

It is our hope that the website's new features and streamlined content will contribute to that mission and provide you with a solid foundation to promote and distribute your group's work, learn more about what your peers are working on, advertise your events, and recruit new sponsors and interested students.

Bulletin Board
Content Spotlight
Freshman Focus Magazine
The third edition of Freshman Focus debuted over the summer and was very well received by incoming freshmen and their families at orientation sessions.

If you haven't gotten a chance to read the new issue, pick up your copy in the office or click below to read online.

Special thanks to all who worked on the magazine, especially co-editors-in-chief
Jessica Smith and Sasha Toophanie, as well as contributors Mimi Albano and Alexis Loar.

Click here to read Freshman Focus online.
In Case You Missed It
Volition Open Mic Night
Volition, Mason's undergraduate literary and arts journal, hosted the first Open Mic Night of the semester on Friday evening in the JC Bistro. As usual, the event attracted a diverse crowd of student attendees and performers who gathered to share their creativity and celebrate the ever-growing community of artists, musicians, and poets on campus.

Volition is currently accepting submissions of original student work for publication in the Fall 2016 print edition. Submit your original poetry, prose, photography, visual art, and short screenplays by emailing Click here to visit their website and learn more about submitting your work.

Volition’s Fall 2016 deadline is midnight on November 1st!
Photos by: Mary Jane DeCarlo
Communication Department
Welcome Back Fair
WGMU Radio Assistant Marketing Director Dea McCollum and General Manager Matt Dotson answer questions about Mason's on-campus radio station and engage with interested students at the Department of Communication's Welcome Back Fair in the Johnson Center on Tuesday, September 6th. This was a great opportunity for students to learn more about Student Media groups and meet staff members. WGMU also provided audio equipment and speakers to broadcast music and help COMM faculty announce prize winners throughout the event.
Photo by: Rodger Smith
PRESS PASS: The Student Media Experience
Student Media hosted our third annual Press Pass event as part of Welcome2Mason on August 31st. Over 60 students attended our Fall open house and we hope to see new faces around the office as a result.

Special thanks to all leaders, staff, and volunteers who helped set up and were on hand to welcome new students, answer questions, and lead tours of the office!
Photos by: Mimi Albano
Sports Broadcasting Team
Photo by: David Carroll
Sunset over George Mason Stadium during a Men's Soccer game vs. Longwood on Saturday, September 3, 2016. According to "The Patriots...held on for a 1-1 draw against Longwood in their home opener. Longwood scored in the 83rd minute to tie the game and force overtime. Neither team could score in extra time as the teams battled to a double-overtime draw."

As of this newsletter, the Sports Broadcasting Team has live streamed 11 games with no signs of slowing down.
A big thank you to David Carroll and the whole team for their hard work!
Meet the Staff
This space will feature new and returning staff profiles each week.
Mary Jane DeCarlo is a freshman majoring in Art & Visual Technology at George Mason University. She is a new member of the PR & Design Team, serving as the in-house illustrator for Student Media. Mary Jane is very excited to begin working on behalf of all student-run publications and programs!

Please welcome Mary Jane to the Student Media team!

Self Portrait by: Mary Jane DeCarlo
Window of Opportunity
Paid Summer 2017 Employment Opportunity:
The Dow Jones News Fund is accepting applications for its 2017 summer internship programs. College juniors, seniors, and graduate students are invited to apply for the 2017 internship program. Internships will be available in data journalism, digital media, business reporting, and interactive news editing. The News Fund provides students with one week all-expenses paid training program in the latest news gathering and storytelling technologies; followed by paid internships at top media companies. Students earn $400 or more per week from news organizations and receive $1,000 scholarships from the Dow Jones News Fund.

Deadline to apply for the 2017 summer program is Nov. 1.
Visit for more information.
On behalf of everyone at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to:

William Miller, WGMU, on August 30th
Created by: Jessica Smith and Jason Hartsel

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