"Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience."  Denis Waitley
WEEK OF: November 30, 2015
What's Happening This Week?
Writing for a Cure TOMORROW!
Tuesday, December 1st @ 3PM
JC Cinema
WAVES, and MEDx are sponsoring Writing for a Cure in honor of World AIDS Day. The purpose of this event is to spread awareness about both HIV/AIDS and for the HIV Here + Now project. The HIV Here + Now project was started by award-winning poet and HIV activist Michael Broder.

University Life Workshop: Email Like a Pro!
Wednesday, December 2nd @ 3:30PM
SUB I, Room 3400

Attend this interactive workshop to learn some quick tips for writing powerful emails. Click here to register.

WGMU Noodles & Company Fundraiser
Tuesday, December 8th @ 5-9PM
Noodles & CompanyOld Town Fairfax
WGMU will be hosting a fundraiser with the help of Noodles & Company. Come on out with a printed copy or screenshot of the flyer (seen directly below) and present it to the sales associate when ordering. A portion of the proceeds from your visit will go towards new studio equipment for the station and its DJs.
Happy Birthday, George!
A Week-long Celebration of Our
Namesake's Legacy & Ideas

Week of December 7th11th
In honor of George Mason's 290th birthday (12/11/15), Student Media is hosting a week-long series of events to celebrate his ideas and legacy. See below for more details!

WGMU Sports Audio Live Stream Schedule:

Women's Basketball vs. Georgetown
   Wednesday, December 2nd @ 7:00PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!

• Men's Basketball vs. U st. Penn
   Saturday, December 5th @ 5:45PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!

Women's Basketball vs. Delaware
   Monday, December 7th @ 7:00PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!

Monday 1st Amendment Panel Discussion
Moderated by Provost Emeritus Peter Stearns!  (5PM, JC Cinema)

Tuesday WGMU Radiothon
Tune in to for a full day of Mason-themed programming, concert ticket giveaways, faculty interviews, trivia, and more!

Wednesday Freedom Kiosk
Visit our kiosk in the JC where students can share what the 1st Amendment means to them. (11AM-3PM, JC Atrium)

Thursday Open Mic Night
Enjoy a night of free expression and creative talent showcasing student performances. (7PM, JC Bistro)

Friday Birthday Celebration
Join us for a birthday party honoring our university's namesake with fun activities, door prizes, and an appearance by George himself! (Time & Location TBD)
Print out a hard copy of the flyer above or show a screenshot on your smartphone when ordering at Noodles & Company to make sure that a portion of your bill is donated to WGMU Radio.

Student Recognition Nominations
Last year, Student Media launched a new Student Recognition Program that honored winners in the following categories:

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

We are now accepting nominations for Fall 2015! If you know someone who deserves consideration in the categories above, click on the button below to submit a nomination.

Nominate someone you feel THANKFUL for!
Winners will be announced on Dec. 11th.
REMINDER: Nominations are due by 12/04/15!
Nominate an Outstanding Student Today!

Content Spotlight
Fourth Estate
Johnson Center elevator issues fixed after $1 million renovation.

Fourth Estate's Amy Rose recently published an in-depth article focusing on elevator service calls and entrapment incidents on Mason campuses. Amy's exhaustive investigative reporting resulted in a well-researched piece of journalism that has received high praise from many in the Mason community, including administration and University Life officials. Congraulations, Amy!

Check out the full article on!

Here is a brief excerpt from Amy's story that appeared in the November 9th issue of Fourth Estate:

The University Police Department says there have been 142 elevator service calls across Mason campuses in the past year. Of these calls, 77 resulted in confirmed elevator entrapments where an individual was stuck inside and needed assistance to be released from the car... Local firefighters are often called in to assist in releasing those who are trapped.

Master Fire Medic Ryan Hilt of Station 33 gave advice for anyone who becomes trapped in an elevator in the future.
“The most important thing if you are trapped is to stay calm,” Hilt said. “It is important to remember you’re getting into something inherently safe. You are safe, and if you’re okay when you enter you’ll be okay when you exit.” " (Infographics by Megan Zendek)

Bulletin Board

Staff Reminders
A note from the Fiscal and Operations Asst. Director, Leslie Steiger:
  1. Please inform her of whom from your staff (paid & not paid) is NOT returning in the Spring 2016 semester.
  2. Additionally, if you have new team members joining next semester (paid & not paid) for Card Access & Paperwork.
  3. If you are NOT returning and you have a GMU key please return it to Key Control.

Media Opportunities
Deadline is December 10th!   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.
WREX-TV 13 in Rockford, IL  Student Media alumnus Reuben Jones reached out to let us know that there are a number of job openings available (or opening soon) at the NBC affiliate in Rockford, IL where he works as a reporter. Click here to learn more about those opportunities.

The Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C. is offering a $7,500 scholarship to a female undergraduate student majoring in speech, communication, or the equivalent, at an institution of higher learning in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The scholarship is to be paid directly to the recipient's university for their continued studies in Speech, Communications, or the equivalent. The Capital Speakers Club was founded in 1951 and consists of distinguished women who are active in professional, cultural, civic, diplomatic, and social activities in the Washington, D.C. area.
Applications must be submitted electronically by midnight on April 15, 2016 via
Internships and Fellowships

'Tis the season to be scouting out and applying for internships. To help you with your search, the folks over at Poynter have put together a list of 80 (and growing) internship and fellowship opportunities with a media focus. The list includes large and small media organizations from across the country, but luckily our area is home to some of the best in the field (USA Today, The Washington Post, Politico, Chronicle of Higher Education, and DC bureaus of other national papers and networks). Some deadlines have already passed so make sure you don't miss out on these exciting programs by applying today!

Click here to read the full list over at

Good luck with your applications!
On behalf of everyone here at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to...

Jordan Keller-Martinez, GMR Peer Reviewer, November 30th
Amanda Douillette, GMR Peer Reviewer, December 4th
Katherine Morgan, Fourth Estate's Design Editor, December 5th
Lindsay Kroboth, Communication Team Leader, December 6th
Created by: Ky'Lend Adams and Jason Hartsel