In autumn, don’t go to jewelers to see gold; go to the parks!
— Mehmet Murat ildan
WEEK OF: October 19, 2015

What's Happening This Week?
5th Annual Communication Forum:
Content Marketing
The Art of Storytelling Across Media Platforms
Tuesday, October 20th @ 9:30AM
Dewberry Hall +
This program is a unique opportunity for students to rotate between “speed mentors” where they can interact directly with communication 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
Thursday, October 22nd @ 7PM
JC Bistro
Come on out to support your colleagues from Volition and take part in live poetry, live music, stand-up comedy, and free pizza!

FINAL WEEK: Ageless Chinese Art Exhibit
12PM - 4PM daily through October 23rd
Art & Design Building, Fine Arts Gallery
Don't miss your last chance to explore the current gallery show hosted by the School of Art and Confucius Institute: Ageless Chinese Art: A Virginia Scholar's Collection of Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings. Stop by to browse the collection or attend the panel discussion: Perspectives on Global Language: Thursday, October 22nd @ 12PM, Art & Design Building, Room 1007. Free admission!
Career Connection Fridays
Fridays from 10AM - 12PM
JC Gateway Library
"Drop-in" for career planning advice and company research assistance with Career Services and University Libraries experts. All appointments are drop-in only and first come, first served.
Halloween Movie Night
Thursday, October 29th @ 7PM
Hub 1014
All Student Media employees and volunteers are invited to enjoy a staff-only movie night sponsored by the office. Popcorn will be provided by the office, but a potluck sign-up sheet has been placed at the front desk. Please bring something to share if you're able. Vote for one of the five "Spook-tacular" movies at the front desk no later than Friday, October 23. The movie with the most votes will be revealed in next week's newsletter.

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 Stream Schedule:

Men's Soccer vs. Duquesne
  Wednesday, October 21st @ 7PM
  Mason Stadium

Women's Soccer vs. VCU
  Friday, October 22nd @ 7PM
  Mason Stadium

Women's Volleyball vs. Fordham
  Friday, October 23rd @ 7PM
  The RAC

Women's Volleyball vs.Rhode Island
  Saturday, October 24th @ 7PM
  The RAC

Women's Soccer vs. George Washington
  Sunday, October 25th @ 2PM
  Mason Stadium

Click here to watch the games LIVE!

Thursday, October 29 @ 7PM  |  Hub 1014

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

Content Spotlight

Fourth Estate's First Generation Coverage
In the October 19th issue of the Fourth Estate staff writer Savannah Norton published a story titled "Stories from the first generation." The story highlighted F1rst Gen Mason which is a student organization designed to create a support network for first generation students at Mason.
"The resources in the STEP program were so focused on us as individuals...I wanted to figure out how we could give those resources to other students in a different way, in mass form. And that's when I started F1rst Gen Mason."

Alicia Brissett,
President of F1rst
Gen Mason

Bulletin Board

In Case You Missed It
Mason's "First-Ever Combo Weekend"

You probably noticed that there was a lot happening on campus this weekend...

That's because many of Mason's biggest events of the fall semester all happened at the same time as part of the "first-ever combo weekend." Family Weekend, Mason Madness, Alumni Weekend, and the Fall Premiere all took place this past Friday-Sunday. As you might expect, Student Media was there to cover the action-packed slate of events.
Members of the Communication Team handed out over 800 copies of Student Media publications at Sunday's Fall Premiere Open House on the SUB I Quad, and Mason Cable Network produced and broadcast video of the entire Mason Madness event LIVE from the EagleBank Arena on Friday night. Make sure to check out the MCN's YouTube page for video highlights of Mason Madness.

In addition, today's Fourth Estate features a story with photos of Friday's festivities and a bit of history about one of the student body's favorite events: "Mason Madness: Then and Now."
Click here for the full article.

A big THANK YOU to all Student Media staff and volunteers who participated in this weekend's events! Not only did you represent our office in a positive way, you helped enhance the Mason experience for the thousands of guests that visited our beautiful campus this weekend.
Mason Cable Network's live stream coverage of Head Men's Basketball Coach Dave Paulsen reading the "Basketball Bill of Rights" at Mason Madness on Friday, October 16th.
Fall Premiere photos courtesy of Lindsay Kroboth. Mason Madness production images courtesy of David Carroll.
Mason Cheerleader photo by Claire Cecil, Fourth Estate.

Media Opportunities
  • 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...

 Barbara Brophy, Fourth Estate's Copy Chief, on October 20th
Lindsay Farris, George Mason Review's Peer Reviewer, on October 22nd
 Krista Ferrara, MCN's Live Stream, on October 24th
Jason Hartsel, Asst, Director of Marketing & Communication, on October 24th
Created by: Ky'Lend Adams and Jason Hartsel