“Every moment is a fresh beginning.“  ― T.S. Elliot
March 28, 2016

What's Happening This Week?
SPJ Fundraiser at Manhattan Pizza
Tuesday, March 29th @ 4:00PM
Merten Hall
Splurge on pizza, fries, wings and more to benefit the Society of Professional Journalists! SPJ members will be handing out flyers promoting their fundraiser from 4-7pm, but you can print your own from the image below in the Bulletin Board section. Come out and support SPJ!

Pride Week
March 25th-April 1st
Pride Week is March 25th-April 1st. Join LGBTQ Resources for a week of fun and informative events including the annual drag show on Friday! Click here to learn more.

Film Screening: The Danish Girl
Wednesday, March 30th @ 7:30PM
JC Cinema
Screening of "The Danish Girl" and discussion on Trans history and current events. Click here to learn more.

20th Annual Health & Wellness Expo
Thursday, March 31st from 10:00AM-3:00PM
Dewberry Hall
Join Mason Recreation for interactive health activities, demonstrations, and fitness instruction and challenges. Free health screenings will also be provided. Click here to learn more.
Victims' Rights 5K Run & Walk
Friday, April 1st @ 12:00PM
Merten Hall Lawn
In honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Mason is holding the 20th Annual Victims' Rights Run & Walk in partnership with the Aimee Willard Endowed Scholarship. Proceeds from this event will benefit the George Mason University's Victims of Violence Fund and Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program. Click here to learn more.

MCN Sports
Video Live Stream Schedule:

• Men's Baseball vs. Georgetown
   Tuesday, March 29th @ 3:00PM


NEXT WEEK: "Cash Flow" Workshop
Friday, April 8th @ 12:00PM
The Hub 1014
Join a guest speaker from Career Services to learn more about "Cash Flow," a financial management tool that is free for all Mason students. Mark your calendar!

Bulletin Board
Volition, Mason's undergraduate literary and arts journal, is currently accepting original submissions of poetry, prose, photography, art, or short screenplays. Click here to learn more.

Last chance to submit!
Witness & Memory is a brand new Student Media publication that showcases Mason students' perspectives on the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 project.

Pick up your copy today!

Content Spotlight
Fourth Estate
Diversity in Dining: The many languages of Mason's Dining Staff

Mackenzie Earl  |  Fourth Estate Staff Writer

The staff at Mason Dining is just as organically diverse as the students whom they feed.

Ethnic diversity is reflected in the more than 10 languages spoken by the dining staff every day as food is produced and consumed. Staff members are originally from the United States, Spain, Guana, the Dominican Republic, China, Vietnam and other countries all over the world.

Click here to read the full story.
Illustration by: Megan Zendek

“[I see people] coming together as one, and that is pretty neat to witness.”
Juan Seguin, Southside Manager

In Case You Missed It
March Madness Throwback
Relive Mason's 2006 "Cinderella Story" and its impact on the university with this documentary created by Student Media alumnus Jake McLernon in 2014.
(Click the image above to play the video)
Mason Students Observe Easter Holiday
On Good Friday, Catholic Mason students and community members held Stations of the Cross outside on the Fairfax campus.
(Click the image above to play the video)

Student Recognition Awards
Student Media's Student Recognition Program honors winners each month in the following categories:

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

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

REMINDER: March nominations are due by 4/1/16!
Nominate an Outstanding Student Today!

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
MCN General Manager Opportunity:
2016-2017 MCN General Manger: Mason Cable Network has begun the process of hiring a new General Manager for the 2016-2017 school year. The General Manger oversees all production and distribution of content for the network and  represents MCN at meetings with Student Media staff and advisers. The position is open to any Mason student with prior video experience and appropriate qualifications.
Deadline has been extended to April 1st! Click here for more information about the position and an application.

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

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:

Nick Ortiz, WGMU Radio, on March 28th
Sasha Toophanie, Communication Team, on March 28th

Created by: Sasha Toophanie and Jason Hartsel