LIVE Super Tuesday Election Coverage TONIGHT! Tuesday, March 1st @ 6:30-8:30PM Join Student Media editors and political analysts for an evening of LIVE Super Tuesday coverage. Watch online: www.MasonCableNetwork.com
Senior Portraits March 1st-3rd
JC Atrium(Inside Grad Fair) Don't miss your chance to preserve your Mason memories for years to come! Sign up for your senior portrait appointment today at www.ouryear.com (enter school code 700). Walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis and a $10 sitting fee is required.
Grad Fair March 1st-3rd JC Atrium The Mason Bookstore is hosting the Spring Grad Fair March 1-3. Students planning to graduate in May have the opportunity to purchase their cap and gown, shop for class rings and diploma frames, and pick up their commencement tickets all in the same location. Click here to learn more.
Discover the Benefits of Peace Corp Wednesday, March 2nd @ 5:30-6:30PM SUB I, Room 3400 Learn about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments of service from a panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers. Get answers to your questions and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Click here to learn more.
• Men's Baseball vs. Cal St. Northridge Thursday, March 3rd @ 2:30PM
• Men's Baseball vs. Bryant Friday, March 4th @ 2:30PM
• Women's Lacrosse vs. Lafayette Saturday, March 5th @ 2:00PM
• Men's Baseball vs. Lafayette Saturday, March 5th @ 2:00PM
• Men's Baseball vs. Bryant Sunday, March 6th @ 1:00PM
Hillary Clinton Rallies Voters at Mason
Click to watch video of Clinton's appearance at Mason on Monday, February 29th.
Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted a get out the vote rally yesterday at George Mason University. Student Media was on hand to cover the event with four student editors in attendance reporting for their respective media groups.
A full slate of Virginia Democrats appeared alongside Clinton at the rally, including the Commonwealth's current governor, senator, and two U.S. congressmen. Governor Terry McAuliffe introduced the candidate before a crowd of several hundred supporters: "The day before Super Tuesday where is Hillary Clinton? In the greatest state in the greatest nation on earth, the Commonwealth of Virginia! Virginia is Clinton country!" Clinton was fired up on the heels of her overwhelming weekend victory in South Carolina: "Here's what I want you to know. I'm running for president to break down every barrier that stands in the way of America fulfilling its potential."
This marks Clinton's second appearance at Mason during this election cycle. Her previous appearance at a VADems event took place on June 26, 2015 in the EagleBank Arena.
The video above was shot and edited by MCN General Manager Robert Horan and the images below were taken by Fourth Estate Photography Editor Amy Rose. Fourth Estate News Editor Ellen Glickman will be posting a news story about the event online at gmufourthestate.com later this week. Tom Shaw was also in attendance representing Mason Votes.
Stay tuned to Fourth Estate, Mason Cable Network, WGMU, and Mason Votes for ongoing coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought her message of breaking down barriers and results-driven progressivism to Mason the day before the Super Tuesday primaries.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Senator Tim Kaine, and Representatives Gerry Connolly and Bobby Scott were all on hand to introduce the candidate. "Virginia is Clinton country!" McAuliffe roared.
Clinton supporters pose for a photo inside The Hub Ballroom on Mason's Fairfax campus.
All photos by: Amy Rose, Fourth Estate
In Case You Missed It
SPJ Visits Government Center
Last Tuesday evening, students from the Society of Professional Journalists went on a field trip to visit Fairfax Government Center for a conversation about the relationship between the media and public service with Tony Castrilli, Director of Public Affairs for Fairfax County. Prior to his role as a public servant, Mr. Castrilli worked within the media industry for nine years at WUSA-TV 9 as an executive producer. Students in attendance got a firsthand look at how media savvy and government relations intersect thanks to Mr. Castrilli's unique background.
SPJ students pose for a group photo behind the podium at Fairfax Government Center.
Photo courtesy of: Fernanda Rodriguez, SPJ
Live Stream Transitions from Winter to Spring
Student Media's new canopy provides shelter for students producing outdoor games. The new model offers optional side panels that protect broadcasters and equipment during the change of seasons.
One side panel is transparent so students can follow the action on the field from their broadcast setup underneath the grandstand at Spuhler Field.
An Update from Associate Director David Carroll:
"We're exceptionally busy right now because we're transitioning between winter and spring sports. For example, in the last two weeks we've already done our last broadcasts of the academic year for Wrestling, Men's Basketball, and Women's Basketball. Conversely, we just did our first broadcasts of Lacrosse and Baseball (a double-header on Saturday since Friday's game was rescheduled due to wind). We were simultaneously broadcasting Baseball and Women's Basketball on Saturday!"
Students from the sports broadcasting team at basketball, from left to right: Dan Ward, Jason Brightman, Robert Horan, Andrew Tait, Anthony Stampone. All photos courtesy of: David Carroll
UL Dean Honored During Basketball Game
University Life's own Linn Jorgenson, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Disability Services, was honored at a recent Women's Basketball game in the EagleBank Arena.
Student Media thanks you for your ongoing support.
Photo courtesy of: Mason Cable Network
Student Recognition Nominations
Student Media's Student Recognition Program honors winners each month in the following categories:
• Best Creative Content • Leader in Action • Outstanding Employee • Spirit Award
We are now accepting nominations for March 2016! If you know someone who deserves consideration in the categories above, click on the button below to submit your nomination(s).
Student Media has a number of events on the calendar for Spring 2016. Please take a moment to look over our event signup list and add your name for a shift or two. We know you are busy, but just an hour of your time could make a big impact on the students you meet at any given event.
Do your part to help represent our office at campus events and recruit Mason's best and brightest to work for your group.
Many thanks to those who have already signed up! Click below to add your name:
Summer Internship Opportunity: Summer Institute on Political Journalism: The application deadline for the Summer Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC is coming up onMarch 16th. Students can earn between 3 and 9 credits and are guaranteed an internship in the fields of journalism, communication and PR. Almost 1 million dollars in scholarship funding is awarded annually and awards are made on the basis of financial need and merit. We are also pleased to announce our inaugural Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship awards that will provide full scholarships to 4 students to attend the program this summer. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 10. More information on the selection criteria and the application process may be found here: www.DCinternships.org/StudentLeader. More information on the program can be found online at www.DCinternships.org/IPJ.
Writing/Video Publishing Opportunity: What's My Story? Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for and will pay for your true stories and videos on any of these themes: tolerance, respect, and compassion; embracing differences; making good choices; rejecting stereotypes; being held back by a bias/stereotype someone had about you; being held back by a bias/stereotype you had about someone; learning to be more tolerant; overcoming prejudices; becoming a better person; overcoming being raised to be intolerant or prejudiced; turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts; putting things in perspective. If accepted, your written story will be included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: What’s Your Story? Any college student enrolled in the 2015–2016 school year can submit a story or a video at whatsyourstory.amplifiertv.com. The deadline for written and video entries is March 31, 2016. For further information, and to submit stories or videos, go to whatsyourstory.amplifiertv.com.
City Internships Opportunity: City Internships Student Ambassadors:City Internships provides immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates designed to expand your horizons and get you job-ready. We are looking for driven and strategic individuals to act as a strong and persuasive voice on their university campus. The most successful Student Ambassadors will be able to effectively build brand awareness and represent City Internships in a positive light. Student Ambassador duties will include generating public interest, utilizing media platforms, implementing marketing strategies, and more. For more information you can review our link and apply at:city-internships.com/about/student-ambassadors
On behalf of everyone at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to:
Jacob Moore, WGMU Radio, on March 5th Ellen Glickman,Fourth Estate, on March 6th
Happy belated birthday to:
Rodger Smith, WGMU Radio Advisor, on February 23rd (sorry we missed you last week!) David Carroll,Assistant Director, on February 28th (sorry we missed you last week!)