"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education." — Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters." — Abraham Lincoln
Candidate illustration by:Mary Jane DeCarlo
What's Happening This Week?
Election Day 2016 Tuesday, November 8th from 6AM to 7PM For students who registered to vote using their on-campus address, head to Merten Hall and let your voice be heard as you cast your ballot for the next President of the United States and local referendums. For off-campus, voting-eligible students, head to your designated polling place and encourage your friends and family to join you in participating in this historic election.
Gold Rush Saturday, November 12th @ 7 PM
Eagle Bank Arena
WGMU Live Broadcast Coverage:
• Women's Basketball vs. Radford Friday, November 11th @ 6:45PM
• Men's Basketball vs. Towson Saturday, November 12th @ 6:45PM
• Women's Basketball vs. Delaware Sunday, November 13th @ 1:45PM
Don't forget to stop by the Front Desk and fill out a "What I'm thankful for..." leaf! See any member of the Communications Team for more details.
In a last-minute effort to turn Northern Virginia red, Indiana Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence gave a unifying speech to hundreds of supporters gathered in the Hub Ballroom on Mason’s Fairfax campus this past Saturday.
Pence spoke for about an hour to a cheerful and reactive audience, tackling the main points of Donald Trump’s platform – security, jobs, immigration and the Supreme Court. In an effort to shore up the support of those long-time Republicans that have begun to defect in recent weeks, the Governor concluded his remarks saying he’d “like to speak to [his] fellow Republicans and tell them it’s time to come home.”
Student Media hosted a Staff Appreciation event on Thursday, November 3rd, and around 50 students came out for a night of food, fun, and camaraderie. All Student Media staff, contributors, and volunteers were invited to attend by the professional staff as a way to honor their extraordinary talents and contributions. In addition to unlimited game play in the Corner Pocket, students enjoyed some delicious food from Wing Zone as a reward for their hard work and dedication to our office.
Special thanks to Wing Zone, Student Centers, and Corner Pocket for helping to make this event possible.
To all those involved in Student Media, please know that your amazing work, outstanding character, and commitment to excellence does not go unnoticed. Each of you contributes something valuable to our team and it is a pleasure to work with you each and every day.
Photos by: Mimi Albano
Asia Executive Development Program
On Thursday, November 2, WGMU Faculty Advisor Rodger Smith addressed two sessions of the Asia Executive Development Program, providing information about media management, broadcasting, communication trends, human resources, and technology. Both sessions took place in the Johnson Center and included executives from China that visited Mason's campus to learn more about a variety of topics including leadership, innovation, policy, and more. The group asked thoughtful questions and there was a translator on hand to explain Rodger's presentation.
Thanks to the Mason School of Business for coordinating this excellent learning opportunity!
Window of Opportunity
Part Time Student Photographer - Creative Services:
Mason Creative Services is looking for a motivated student photographer to work on campus with a creative team of designers, photographers, and writers. Build your portfolio, gain real-world experience, learn about studio lighting, and develop your skills by working closely with professional photographers. Check out: photo.gmu.edu for samples. This position involves 10-15 hours/week, Monday-Friday, and offers flexible hours to coordinate with your academic schedule. Occasional weekends and after hours (after 5 PM) work is required, particularly for special events.
Apply through HireMason, the Student Photographer posting ID is: 133958.
Free Study Tour of Japan:
The Scripps Howard Foundation, with the Indiana University Journalism Department, established the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition in 1984 to honor the memory of the journalist who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press from 1912-1920. Asia was an area of special interest to Roy W. Howard, who traveled and reported on the area extensively, even while leading major news organizations. Joe Coleman, professor of practice in journalism at Indiana University, will lead the students during the nine-day trip, which includes visits to domestic and international media organizations and cultural landmarks. In the past, the students have visited MBS Television, Associated Press Tokyo, the Wall Street Journal and Google. The group will also tour Buddhist temples in Kyoto, the A-bomb memorial in Hiroshima, and other historical sites. Tentative trip dates are May 11-20, 2017.
Political Internship Summer 2016: Journalism + Communications Internships – the Ultimate DC Experience! Institute on Political Journalism |June 3 – July 28, 2017 | www.DCinternships.org/IPJ Early Application Deadline: December 6, 2016 - 5% tuition discount Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.986.0384. Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8-week program allows students to intern in the fields of journalism, public relations and communication while earning academic credit. Learn more: www.dcinternships.org
Big Red ¡Avance! Scholarship Program To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), Big Red, America’s original and best-selling red soda, has partnered with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-serving Institutions, to support students pursuing a higher education. Big Red will grant five $1,000 Big Red ¡Avance! scholarships to assist students with the cost of higher education.
Scholarships will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students can learn more about the scholarships at www.bigred.com/scholarship and sign up to be notified when the scholarship application is live in January 2017.
On behalf of everyone at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to
all of our Volunteers, DJs, and Staff Members, who are celebrating
another year this November!
Thank you for your service and for making Student Media a fabulous place to work!