I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.“  ― Thomas Jefferson
May 3, 2016

What's Happening This Week?
Journal Jam
Thursday, May 5th @ 7:00PM
JC Bistro
Help us celebrate literary journals at Mason! Volition has been elevating the campus arts scene for 20 years and The George Mason Review is celebrating 25 years of academic excellence across the curriculum. Join both publication's editors, staff, contributors, and readers for an evening of networking, awards, refreshments, live music, and fun. Professors, staff, and community members are all welcome to attend. Click here to learn more.

Casa Ruby Poetry & Prose Reading
Friday, May 6th
Epicure Cafe (11104 Lee Hwy, Fairfax)
Join the editors and staff of So to Speak for a night of poetry and prose readings benefitting Casa Ruby, a multicultural LGBT organization based in Washington, DC. Non-perishable food items, personal care products, and cash donations will go to support vulnerable community members in our region. Readers for the night include John Copenhaver, Jennifer Atkinson, Marcos Martinez, and Split this Rock's Sarah Browning. Learn more at
Game Design Senior Expo
Thursday, May 5th @ 8:30AM - 1:30PM
Dewberry Hall
The 2016 Senior Game Expo showcases the original, innovative work of Computer Game Design students. Free and open to the public, all are welcome to come explore, learn, and PLAY! Click here to learn more.

MCN Video Live Stream Schedule:

• Men's Baseball vs. UMBC
   Tuesday, May 3rd @ 3:00PM

• Senior Salute
   Tuesday, May 3rd @ 5:15PM

• School of Dance Studio Series Spring 2016
   Tuesday, May 3rd @ 6:00PM and 8:00PM
   Click here to watch the live stream.



Bulletin Board
Two exciting course opportunities from the Communication Department.

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End of the Year Survey
All Student Media staff and volunteers must take this survey before the end of the academic school year.

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Content Spotlight
Fourth Estate
Photo courtesy of: Bonnie Stephens/Fairfax County Times

Mason alumna moves from student-run
newspaper to community publication

Savannah Norton, Fourth Estate Lifestyle Editor

Topping lattes off with caramel syrup during the weekends and editing articles on weekdays, recent Mason graduate Hannah Menchhoff is on her way to achieving her dream of editing international journalism.

Menchhoff currently works as the editor for the Arts and Entertainment section of Fairfax County Times...

Menchhoff graduated from Mason in 2015 with a degree in communication and a minor in theater.  As a Mason student, she was actively involved with journalism as Fourth Estate’s online lifestyle editor. During Menchhoff’s senior year, she also reviewed plays for Fourth Estate.

“I started reviewing plays my senior year at Mason, thanks to one of my acting teachers,” she said. “Those [reviews] literally gave me the job I have now. Fairfax was looking for a new editor, and I guess I had the background needed."

Click here to read the full article at!

In Case You Missed It
Mason Cable Network Awards Gala
Mason Cable Network students and staff gathered for the MCN Gala on Sunday, May 1st in The Hub Ballroom. The event was well-attended and featured keynote speaker Kala J. West (KJ), who traveled from Philadelphia to attend. KJ is an MCN and WGMU alumna, serving as News Director and one of the founding members of MCN's Sports Broadcasting Team. In addition, Kala hosted a popular talk show, Girlfriends, that aired on WGMU Radio. Kala is currently a producer at Penn Sports Network. The students and staff would like to thank Kala for her participation!
The following awards were presented during the MCN Gala this past weekend:
Sport Broadcasting
Ironman –
Yosha Lacy
Rookie of the Year – Andrew Tait

Best Daily Update Anchor –
Julia Kauffman
Best Video Feature – Airelle Thornhill
Best Sports Anchor – Michael Revollo
Best Video Editor – Ashley Adams
Public Relations
Dedicated PR Volunteer –
Alexis Whitted

Best Show – Noticiero GMU

Executive Staff
Individual Achievement Award –
Ky'Lend Adams
Leadership Award – Tyler Byrum

Congratulations to all MCN students!

Group Photo Above (Left to Right):
Issmar Ventura, Kera White, Ky'Lend Adams, David Carroll, Robert Horan, Ashley Hill, and Tyler Byrum.
Mason Day 2016
All photos by: Amy Rose
End of Year Reminders
Assistant Director Leslie Steiger would like to remind all Student Media staff and volunteers of the follwing end of year procedures:
  1. Any employee that completes timesheets via PatriotWeb must see Leslie on their last day of work to complete a Separation Checklist.
  2. Anyone issued a physical key to access their office/space must return their key to Leslie by their last day of work or May 13th, whichever comes first.
  3. If you need card swipe access to the Student Media office over the summer please see Leslie as soon as possible.
Summer Work-Study Employment Opportunity:
The role of the Communication Intern is to recruit new students to join Student Media, assist with summer office projects and initiatives, maintain and increase social media presence, and provide support for the upcoming Fall semester. The Communication Intern provides excellent customer service to students, visitors, and advertisers using social media, email marketing, and community outreach events.
Please see Leslie to apply. This position is open to work-study students only.
Window of Opportunity
Paid Summer Employment Opportunity:
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. This summer, we are running an office in Washington, DC to build support for Environment Virginia's campaign to save the bees. Millions of bees are dying off every year, putting our ecosystem and food supply at risk. One of the major reasons is a relatively new type of pesticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics," which are about 6000 times more toxic to bees than DDT. Scientists, farmers and beekeepers have sounded the alarm, and now Environment Virginia is running a campaign to educate the public and build public support in order to get the EPA to ban these dangerous chemicals. This is your chance to spend your summer working for a great cause, while gaining valuable campaign leadership experience and making on average between $10-15/hour.

Click here to fill out the form, set up an interview, and learn more about the available positions.
On behalf of everyone at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to:

Issmar Ventura, MCN, on May 3rd
Natalia Arancibia, The George Mason Review, on May 4th

Kylie More, SPJ, on May 6th
Nick Colletti, WGMU, on May 6th
Alya Nowilaty, Fourth Estate, on May 7th
Leslie Steiger, Student Media Assistant Director, on May 8th
Created by: Jason Hartsel