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"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"  - Robin Williams
WEEK OF: MARCH 23, 2015

Welcome to Student Media!
Student Media is the voice of Mason's student body and publishes exclusive content in print, online, and over the air through our student-run newspaper, television, and radio platforms.

What's Happening This Week?
 
DIGITAL HEADSHOTS 
March 23rd @ 4:30pm - Arlington

Student Media is taking our professional headshot service on the road with a session on the Arlington Campus starting at 4:30 p.m. in Founders Hall.

CAREER FAIR 
March 24th @ 8:00am - Dewberry

SPJ along with PRSSA will be sponsoring the third annual Communications Department Career Fair in JC Dewberry Hall.

DIGITAL RESUME CLINIC
March 24th @ 5:00pm - Hub 1012  

Join SPJ for a "Digitize Your Resume” workshop featuring tips to gain/improve your professional online presence and showcase your experience.
 
VOLITION OPEN MIC NIGHT 
March 26th @ 7:00pm - Bistro

Volition's Open Mic Night for charity will be held in the JC Bistro from 7-9 p.m. All proceeds will be going to The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health.

MCN LIVE STREAMS

• Baseball
   March 24th @ 3:00pm - Spuhler Field
   March 25th @ 3:00pm - Spuhler Field
   March 27th @ 3:00pm - Spuhler Field
   March 28th @ 2:00pm - Spuhler Field

• Men's Volleyball
   March 27th @ 7:00pm - RAC
   March 28th @ 3:00pm - RAC

Content Spotlight
 
MASON CABLE NEWS


Mason Cable News airs weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m. 

Watch LIVE on campus channel 231 or online at www.masoncablenetwork.com/live


To watch recent broadcasts please click the button below
MCN Youtube Page

Staff Reminders
 
• TIME SHEETS:  Fill out time sheet daily if you are an hourly employee.

• OFFICE HOURS:  If you are an RA employee you must attend all scheduled office hours unless an emergency occurs and you let us know in advance of your shift.

• EVENT STAFFING:  Office policy states that all staff members are required to work events that occur during their office hours. Basically, everyone should be doing their part to help represent Student Media at community events. To sign-up, please click the button below.

 
Event Signup Form

Student Recognition Awards
 
Student Media is constantly thinking of new ways to showcase the talented and hard working students that work in our office. As a result, we are implementing a Student Recognition Award Program. All paid student staff, volunteers, submitters, co-curricular students, and interns have the ability to nominate peers, team members and superiors in the categories of Best Creative Content, Leader in Action, Outstanding Student of the Month, and Student Media Spirit. 
 
March Nominations Are Now Open!

THE FEBRUARY
NOMINEES ARE...

 
Best Creative Content 
Tyler Byrum (Mason Cable Network)
Natalia Kolenko (Fourth Estate)
Hannah Menchhoff (Fourth Estate)
 
Leader in Action 
John Hill (WGMU Radio)
Amory Langley (GMView)
Sara Moniuszko (Fourth Estate)
Namita Paul (George Mason Review)
Kala West (Mason Cable Network)

Outstanding Student 
Ky'lend Adams (Communication Team)
Conner Bolt (Mason Cable Network)
Yosep Joo (GMView)
Avery Powell (Fourth Estate)
Jesse Robinson (WGMU Radio)
Chloe Sanders (Communication Team)
Kaeleen Smith (Mason Cable Network)
Angela Woosley (Fourth Estate)

Spirit Award 
Ashley Hill (Mason Cable Network)
Savannah Norton (Fourth Estate)
Christen Roberts (Mason Cable Network)

...AND THE WINNERS ARE:
WINNER:
Best Creative Content


Tyler Byrum

(Mason Cable Network)
WINNER:
Outstanding Student


Ky'lend Adams
(Communication Team)
WINNER:
Leader in Action


Kala West

(Mason Cable Network)
WINNER:
Spirit Award


Savannah Norton
(Fourth Estate)

Congratulations!
 
Digital Storytelling Summit Attendees
Hosted by Poynter & American Press Institute

The following students have been selected to represent Mason at the Digital Storytelling Summit in Washington, DC on Friday, March 27th.

Hau Chu (Fourth Estate)
Sara Moniuszko (Fourth Estate)
Kala West (Mason Cable Network)
Avery Powell (Fourth Estate)
Ana CM Silva (GMView)
Niki Papadogiannakis (Fourth Estate)
Toni Benbow (SPJ)

"Students will learn key skill sets to navigate the digital media environment, expand networking opportunities and share ideas"
Mark of Excellence Award Finalist 
Society of Professional Journalists

Congratulations to George Mason University's Mark of Excellence Awards Region 2 finalist:

Hau Chu
Editor-in-Chief, Fourth Estate

Hau was nominated for his article, "A Second Chance at Life," that profiled a 37-year old Mason student who turned a life of substance abuse and turmoil into a second chance through education and family. Read the full article: http://bit.ly/1B9y9xn
 
GOOD LUCK, HAU!
Hau is being honored alongside fellow finalists at a luncheon on March 28th in College Park, MD.

Special Thanks
 
Special thanks to Caitlin Nagourney and the LEAD Office for facilitating the Team Building training last Friday, March 20th.

Also, the staff would like to recognize the dedicated students who took advantage of this development opportunity and attended the training session: Namita Paul, Cody Racek, Ryan Allen, Alex Green, Robert Horan, Ana CM Silva, Jesse Robinson, Lindsay Kroboth, and Kaitlin McClung.

 
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