“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.“  ― Hal Borland
February 16, 2016
What's Happening This Week?
Spring Career Fair
February 17th-18th @ 11:00AM-4:00PM
Dewberry Hall

Attend the largest career fair on campus! Bring your resume and dress to impress. Click here for a full list of employers coming to campus this week.

MCN Fundraiser at Panda Express
Tuesday, February 23rd @ 5:00-9:00PM
Panda Express – Merten Hall, Fairfax

Mason Cable Network will be hosting a fundraiser next Tuesday with the help of Panda Express. Come on down 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 help support MCN.


WGMU Sports
Audio Live Stream Schedule:

Men's Basketball vs. St. Louis
   Wednesday, February 17th @ 7:00PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!

• Women's Basketball vs. Richmond
   Saturday, February 20th @ 2:00PM

   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!

• Men's Basketball vs. UMass
   Sunday, February 21st @ 4:00PM

   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!
MCN Sports
Video Live Stream Schedule:

Men's Basketball vs. St. Louis
   Wednesday, February 17th @ 7:00PM

• Wrestling vs. Lock Haven
   Thursday, February 18th @ 5:30PM

• Wrestling vs. VMI
   Thursday, February 18th @ 7:00PM

• Men's Volleyball vs. Harvard
   Friday, February 19th @ 7:00PM

• Women's Basketball vs. Richmond
   Saturday, February 20th @ 2:00PM

Men's Volleyball vs. Harvard
   Saturday, February 20th @ 4:00PM

• Wrestling vs. American
   Sunday, February 21st @ 2:00PM



Spring 2016 Graduation Applications are due Friday, February 19th! Click to learn more.

Content Spotlight
So to Speak's Blog
So to Speak is Mason's feminist graduate journal of language and art, and the staff maintains a popular blog that complements their published volumes. Blog editor Holly Mason recently sat down with Sarah Browning (Co-Founder and Executive Director of Split This Rock) to chat about Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, a book, arts, and cultural festival currently running through March in the greater DC area. Student Media is a partner of the Al-Mutanabbi project.
Click here to read Holly's full interview with Sarah Browning and click around the blog to find more great content including the new So To Speak Fiction Contest results!

In Case You Missed It
Mason professor mistaken for
Antonin Scalia after justice’s death
WGMU General Manager Jesse Robinson posted an interesting piece on about Mason theater professor Edward “Ed” Gero whose photo was mistakenly used by several news outlets alongside obituaries of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away over the weekend. See a side-by-side comparison of both men below this excerpt:

Earlier this week the political world lost United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away at the age of 79 in Shafter, Texas... There’s just one problem: that smiling man pictured in the similar judge robes is not Antonin Scalia. It is George Mason theater professor and renowned DC actor Edward “Ed” Gero, who teaches classes in Shakespeare, advanced acting and characterization on the GMU Fairfax campus.

Gero, who bares a very similar resemblance, portrayed Justice Scalia in Arena Stage’s production of “The Originalist” in 2015, and did so in terrific fashion, as the actor has received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for the performance. On a positive note, many current and former Mason students who know Gero are getting a kick out of seeing his face as the headlining image for several Scalia-related articles and social media posts. In a final comment, Gero said heavily: “I know that Scalia is part of my legacy. I only hope now that I can be a part of his.”

Click here to read the full article on
Homecoming 2016
The Mason Nation cheers on the Patriots during the Homecoming 2016 basketball game at EagleBank Arena.
Photo by: Amy Rose. Courtesy of Fourth Estate.
Homecoming fireworks explode over Mason Pond.
Photos by: David Carroll
Mason secures victory over Davidson 60-59.
Photo by: Amy Rose. Courtesy of Fourth Estate.

Bulletin Board

Student Recognition Nominations
Last year, Student Media launched a new Student Recognition Program that honors winners each month in the following categories:

Best Creative Content   • Leader in Action
Outstanding Employee    • Spirit Award

We are now accepting nominations for Spring 2016! If you know someone who deserves consideration in the categories above, click on the button below to submit your nomination(s).

REMINDER: February nominations are due by 3/1/16!
Nominate an Outstanding Student Today!

Arrivals & Departures
Staff changes, updates, and additions:

Jessica Smith, Communication Team Member (new to Student Media)
Tien Huynh, Data and Assessment Coordinator (new to Student Media)

Welcome new staff members!

Event Staffing
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:
Event Staffing Signup Sheet

Window of Opportunity
Science Journalism Internship Opportunity:
Science Magazine: The Minority Science Writers Internship Program 2016 is for undergraduates who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. In addition to improving their skills, the program seeks to make a dent in the demographics of the profession: Although science is a global activity, the journalists who cover it don't reflect that diversity. Funded by the Pitts Family Foundation, the summer internship takes place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS's Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary scientific journal in the world. Interns will spend 10 weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors. They get to meet leading scientists, attend conferences and hearings, and cover both breaking news and ongoing stories. Interns are expected to contribute to all facets of the news operation, including writing bylined articles in the print magazine and online news service and working with Science's digital media team. For additional information about the program, visit The application deadline is March 1, 2016.

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 The deadline for written and video entries is March 31, 2016. For further information, and to submit stories or videos, go to

Summer Internship Opportunity:
Summer Institute on Political Journalism: The priority deadline for the Summer Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC is coming up on February 10. The final application deadline is March 16. 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: More information on the program can be found online at

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:
On behalf of everyone at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to...

Eleana Velasco, Hispanic Culture Review, on February 15th
Taylor Wichtendahl
, Fourth Estate, on February 21st
Created by: Jason Hartsel