Writing for a Cure TOMORROW! Tuesday, December 1st @ 3PM
WAVES, and MEDx are sponsoring Writing for a Cure in honor of World AIDS Day. The purpose of this event is to spread awareness about both HIV/AIDS and for the HIV Here + Now project. The HIV Here + Now project was started by award-winning poet and HIV activist Michael Broder. www.hivhereandnow.com
University Life Workshop: Email Like a Pro! Wednesday, December 2nd @ 3:30PM
SUB I, Room 3400 Attend this interactive workshop to learn some quick tips for writing powerful emails. Click here to register.
WGMU Noodles & Company Fundraiser Tuesday, December 8th @ 5-9PM Noodles & Company – Old Town Fairfax
WGMU will be hosting a fundraiser with the help of Noodles & Company. Come on out with a printed copy or screenshot of the flyer (seen directly below) and present it to the sales associate when ordering. A portion of the proceeds from your visit will go towards new studio equipment for the station and its DJs.
Happy Birthday, George! A Week-long Celebration of Our
Namesake's Legacy & Ideas Week of December 7th–11th In honor of George Mason's 290th birthday (12/11/15), Student Media is hosting a week-long series of events to celebrate his ideas and legacy. See below for more details!
Johnson Center elevator issues fixed after $1 million renovation.
Fourth Estate'sAmy Roserecently published an in-depth article focusing on elevator service calls and entrapment incidents on Mason campuses. Amy's exhaustive investigative reporting resulted in a well-researched piece of journalism that has received high praise from many in the Mason community, including administration and University Life officials. Congraulations, Amy!
Here is a brief excerpt from Amy's story that appeared in the November 9th issue of Fourth Estate:
"The University Police Department says there have been 142 elevator service calls across Mason campuses in the past year. Of these calls, 77 resulted in confirmed elevator entrapments where an individual was stuck inside and needed assistance to be released from the car... Local firefighters are often called in to assist in releasing those who are trapped.
Master Fire Medic Ryan Hilt of Station 33 gave advice for anyone who becomes trapped in an elevator in the future. “The most important thing if you are trapped is to stay calm,” Hilt said. “It is important to remember you’re getting into something inherently safe. You are safe, and if you’re okay when you enter you’ll be okay when you exit.” " (Infographics by Megan Zendek)
A note from the Fiscal and Operations Asst. Director, Leslie Steiger:
Please inform her of whom from your staff (paid & not paid) is NOT returning in the Spring 2016 semester.
Additionally, if you have new team members joining next semester (paid & not paid) for Card Access & Paperwork.
If you are NOT returning and you have a GMU key please return it to Key Control.
Deadline is December 10th! When you picture your future, do you see yourself covering the campaign trail, reporting on current events or developing a strategic marketing plan for a corporate client? If so, this is the program for you. Spend 8 weeks in the nation’s capital with 70 students from around the country and world who are all passionate about politics, getting the story straight, and learning the ins and outs of the news business. Click here to apply and learn more.
WREX-TV 13 in Rockford, IL — Student Media alumnus Reuben Jones reached out to let us know that there are a number of job openings available (or opening soon) at the NBC affiliate in Rockford, IL where he works as a reporter. Click here to learn more about those opportunities.
The Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C. is offering a $7,500 scholarship to a female undergraduate student majoring in speech, communication, or the equivalent, at an institution of higher learning in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The scholarship is to be paid directly to the recipient's university for their continued studies in Speech, Communications, or the equivalent. The Capital Speakers Club was founded in 1951 and consists of distinguished women who are active in professional, cultural, civic, diplomatic, and social activities in the Washington, D.C. area.Applications must be submitted electronically by midnight on April 15, 2016 email@example.com.
Internships and Fellowships
'Tis the season to be scouting out and applying for internships.To help you with your search, the folks over at Poynter have put together a list of 80 (and growing) internship and fellowship opportunities with a media focus. The list includes large and small media organizations from across the country, but luckily our area is home to some of the best in the field (USA Today, The Washington Post, Politico, Chronicle of Higher Education, and DC bureaus of other national papers and networks). Some deadlines have already passed so make sure you don't miss out on these exciting programs by applying today!
On behalf of everyone here at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to...
Jordan Keller-Martinez,GMR Peer Reviewer, November 30th Amanda Douillette,GMR Peer Reviewer, December 4th Katherine Morgan,Fourth Estate's Design Editor, December 5th Lindsay Kroboth,Communication Team Leader, December 6th