“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
Jim Bishop
WEEK OF: October 13, 2015

What's Happening This Week?
University Life Workshop:
Strength Based Resume Writing

Thursday, October 15th @ 10AM
SUB I Room 3400

In this interactive workshop University Life professional staff will show you how to highlight your strengths on your resume so bring an updated copy of your resume as well as your 3 page Strength Finder report with you. Click here to register.

5th Annual Communication Forum:
Content Marketing - The Art of Storytelling Across Media Platforms
Tuesday, October 20 @ 9:30AM
Dewberry Hall
This program is a unique opportunity for students to rotate between “speed mentors” where they can interact directly with communications professionals. The keynote speaker is Kathryn McCarthy, CEO of ThinkGEEK and Geeknet. Dress to impress!

University Life Workshop:
Motivation & Goal Setting

Tuesday, October 21st @ 4:30PM
SUB I Room 3129

Learn why it is important to look at the big picture when planning your course work and choosing your major. This workshop allows you to explore your values and see how the choices you make now will lay the foundation for your future. Click here to register.
Volition Open Mic Night
Friday, October 22 @ 7PM
JC Bistro
Come on out to support your colleagues from Volition and take part in live poetry, live music, stand-up comedy, and (of course) free pizza!

Charleston, SC Service Project &
Men's Basketball Road Trip
November 20th and 21st

Join fellow students on a road trip to cheer on the men's basketball team at the Charleston Classic and volunteer at the Low County Food Bank with The Green Machine. Spots are limited so register today! Registration deadline is November 5th at noon. Click here for more information.

MCN Sports Live Streams:

Men's Soccer vs. Dayton
  Wednesday, October 14th @ 7PM
  Mason Stadium

    Friday, October 16th @ 7:30PM
    Eagle Bank Arena + MCN Live Stream

    Don't miss your first chance to
see the men’s and
    women’s basketball squads in action as well as
    Doc Nix, The Green Machine, Masonettes, & more!

Student Media is celebrating Halloween with a movie night. Date and time TBD so stay tuned...

Vote for your favorite frightening flick at the front desk!
Hocus Pocus          Halloweentown         Casper    

Content Spotlight

Andrew Tufano Interview

WGMU's Local Music Director, Mackenzie Bailey, sat down with local singer-songwriter Andrew Tufano to discuss his most recent album, Fireworks in Autumn. He gives WGMU some background on the album, as well as some information about an upcoming project. To check out the full audio interview click here.

Bulletin Board

In Case You Missed It
Society of Professional Journalists' Newseum Trip
On Friday, October 2, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) sponsored a free trip to the Newseum in downtown Washington, DC. Ten Mason students visited the Newseum and were treated to a 4D movie about the history of journalism, explored the 9/11 memorial exhibit, and got to walk through the "Today's Front Page" section of the museum that features daily print coverage from around the world.

Become an SPJ member so you can take advantage of all the
exciting events and opportunities happening this semester!
Newseum trip photos courtesy of Alexa Gohl, SPJ's Vice-President

Media Opportunities
  • Washington Post Internships DEADLINE IS THIS WEEK! The Washington Post is accepting internship applications from juniors, seniors and graduate students who have had previous experience at a major media outlet. Students can find out more and apply at The deadline for applications is October 16. The Washington Post offers internships in all disciplines from reporting and copy editing to video journalism and data visualization and just about anything else you can think of. The paid internships typically last 12 weeks and offer students the opportunity to perform at the highest level in one of the most dynamic newsrooms in the country. For more information:
  • Boston Globe Internships The Boston Globe, one of the top programs in the nation, is giving 11 interns the opportunity to work as a reporter, photographer, designer, or copy editor. The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in the Metro, Business, Living/Arts, Health/Science and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online, and the copy editing intern works on local and regional, national and foreign and business copy. The application deadline this year is November 2. More information on the program and an application can be accessed here:
  • 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.

Event Staffing
Student Media has a number of events on the calendar. 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
On behalf of everyone here at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to...

 Carlehr Swanson, MCN'S anchor on October 15th
Created by: Ky'Lend Adams and Jason Hartsel