"Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun." - Kahlil Gibran 
WEEK OF: May 5, 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?
So to Speak presents: Read for Women, benefiting Bethany House
May 6th @ 7PM 

Epicure Café (11104 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, 22030)  
This Reading and Pantry Drive is held to benefit the Bethany House of Northern Virginia. The event will feature readings from Sheila McMullin, Meg Ronan, Mx Mack, and Brittany Kerfoot, and others. 

MCN Live Streams
School of Dance Competition
  May 5th @ 6 & 8 PM - Delaski Performing Arts Buliding A301

Mason Athletics Senior Night
  May 5th @ 5PM

  May 14th @ 3:00PM - Spuhler Field
  May 15th @ 3:00PM - Spuhler Field
  May 16th @ 2:00PM - Spuhler Field


Content Spotlight

Mason Cable Network

Mason Cable Network live streamed the TEDxGeorgeMasonU 2015 conference on Sunday, May 3rd.
Check out our crew posing with the TEDx logo onstage in Harris Theatre:

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

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

• FINAL KPIs ARE DUE:  Wednesday, May 7th KPIs are due by the close of business. For more information contact, Leslie Steiger.  Enter KPIs here:

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 Nominees:

Best Creative Content 
Yosep Joo (GMView)
Ashley Whimpey (Mason Cable Network)
Angela Woolsey (Fourth Estate)
Leader in Action 
Ky'Lend Adams (Communication and Sales Team)
Lindsay Kroboth (Communication Team)
Ana CM Silva (Communication Team and GMView)

Outstanding Student 
Jenny Nguyen (George Mason Review)
Ben Simpson (WGMU)

Spirit Award 
Ana CM Silva (Communication Team and GMView)
Alfred McGilberry (GMView)
Carlos Zavala (Sales Team)

...And The Winners Are:
Best Creative Content

Ashley Whimpey

(Mason Cable Network)
Outstanding Student

Ben Simpson
Leader in Action

Lindsay Kroboth

(Communication Team)
Spirit Award

Ana CM Silva
Special Recognition
Humberto Zarco from MCN, was awarded the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Freshman Academic Achievement Award in Fall 2014. He also was the public address announcer at the Summer 2015 World Police and Fire Games. This summer he will internship with Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Ashley Hill from MCN, was awarded the Communication Challenge Award Honorable Mention.
Tyler Byrum from MCN, was awarded the Communication Challenge Award.
Taylor Brown from MCN, was accepted into the Film & Video Studies Graduate Program and will be taking classes in the upcoming fall semester
So Long, Farewell
(...auf wiedersehen, adieu!)

2014-2015 has been a great year for Student Media. Student Media has hosted many successful events such as the Press Pass, Election Night Coverage, Volition Open Mic Nights, HCR Documentary Screening, Mason Day, TEDx live stream, WGMU Day, and more.  These events would not have been possible without our amazing staff.

We are incredibly excited to see what the future holds for Student Media and look forward to the accomplishments of our graduates! Our office will be transitioning as we say goodbye to incredibly talented students, but wish them well wherever their journeys lead them!

We would like to send a special and heartfelt congratulations to our leaders who are graduating. 

Hau Chu, IV Estate Editor In Chief
Storm Paglia, WGMU General Manager
Namita Paul, George Mason Review Editor
Merrill Sunderland, Phoebe Editor

In addition to our departing graduates, this will be Erica Taylor's last week as a staff member with Student Media. Since arriving in April 2014 she served as the Assistant Director for Multimedia, faculty advisor for Mason Cable Network and Executive Producer for the Live Sports Team. Throughout her time with Student Media, the Live Sports Team has broadcast more than 80 Mason Athletic games, the most ever in program history. Her talents and leadership will be missed, but we wish her well in her future endeavors.
Created by: Ky'Lend Adams and Jason Hartsel