Writing for a Cure! 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. He is collecting pieces of poetry and prose and compiling them into a printed anthology as well as posting one piece a day on the website www.hivhereandnow.com until June 5th, 2016 (this will mark 35 years of AIDS in our country).
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.
Mason Cable Network broadcast their first regular season basketball game from Eagle Bank Arena. This is the first time they have ever broadcast a Women's Basketball game! See the crew hard at work in their makeshift control room in the photo above.Check out the full MCN Sports live stream schedule at masoncablenetwork.com
From all of us to all of you, MANY THANKS for a great fall semester!
Safe travels and enjoy the break – you deserve it!
Student Recognition Nominations
Last year, Student Media launched a new Student Recognition Program that honored winners in the following categories:
• Best Creative Content • Leader in Action • Outstanding Employee • Spirit Award
We are now accepting nominations for Fall 2015! If you know someone who deserves consideration in the categories above, click on the button below to submit a nomination.
Nominate someone you feel THANKFUL for! Winners will be announced on Dec. 11th.
The Student Media professional staff is pleased to announce that our very own Leslie Steiger has accepted a new full-time position as the Fiscal and Operations Assistant Director for our office!
Leslie has been with Student Media since her undergraduate sophomore year (2010) and served in multiple positions including Communication Team Leader and Business Manager.
Please join us in congratulating our friend and colleague on her exciting new role! We look forward to working together as a team for many years to come.
In Case You Missed It
Student Media's Thanksgiving Feast
This past Friday, Student Media hosted a Thanksgiving Feast to honor and celebrate our outstanding staff. Rodger Smith,WGMU's Faculty Advisor, had this to say about the event: Student Media's Thanksgivng celebration was "everybody enjoying a traditional meal and watching Mason vs. Oklahoma State. Just like Thanksgiving Day...only its basketball."
Junto Magazine — Junto Magazine is looking for artists, authors, musicians, or anybody with a passion for creativity to submit original works for publication in the inaugural issue of this exciting new magazine. Join a community of artists and build your professional portfolio while sharing your passion. Junto is a brand new, web-based magazine that provides a professionally cultivated, cross-medium creative outlet for trained amateur artists on a monthly basis. Junto was created by local writers and artists, including Student Media alumna Nicole Wisenhahn, class of 2011. Deadline for inclusion in the premiere issue is November 30th. Click here for more information.
Summer 2016 Institute on Political Journalism — 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!