Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.“  Winston Churchill
February 01, 2016
What's Happening This Week?
Isabelle Khurshudyan's Q&A
February 2nd @ 5:00
The Hub Room 1012

Isabelle Khurshudyan is a sports writer for The Washington Post, and Mason's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has set up an on-campus Q&A session with Isabelle for anyone who is interested in learning more about sports writing and/or a career in Washington media. This event is open to anyone who wishes to participate!

MCN Sports
Video Live Stream Schedule:

Men's Volleyball vs. Pfeiffer
   Friday, February 5th @ 7:00PM

• Wrestling vs. Bloomsburg
   Saturday, February 6th @ 2:00PM

• Men's Volleyball vs. Limestone
   Saturday, February 6th @ 7:00PM

WGMU Sports
Audio Live Stream Schedule:

Men's Basketball vs Richmond
   Tuesday, February 2nd @ 6:45PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!

Men’s Basketball vs. Dayton
   Saturday, February 6th @ 1:45PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!


Homecoming 2016 #MasonHC
February 8th-13th
Mason celebrates Homecoming 2016 next week with a full slate of events and festivities including Mason Majesty, a blood drive, lip-sync battles, the annual block party, and a performance by comedian Kathy Griffin. Click here to learn more about Homecoming 2016.

Content Spotlight
Take It To The Hill
Since today is the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucases, it seems fitting to spotlight WGMU Radio's political talk show, Take it to the Hill, airing Mondays at 9PM on

Join hosts John Hill and Rohan Ramesh for their FINAL season of Take it to the Hill on WGMU! Political talk and "discussion" will get interesting as the election year is heating up, and as always, Ryan will provide Small Talk News during every show. Go to for updates!

Programming Note: John Hill, WGMU's political analyst, will be joined by co-host Rohan Ramesh for a special two hour broadcast tonight from 9 to 11 for the Iowa Caucus. John is also running the George Mason University Twitter this week so join the conversation!

In Case You Missed It
Arlington Independent Media Partnership
WGMU General Manager directs radio play for WERA 96.7 FM station launch
Heff Munson (left) creates sound effects while (from left) Garret Hill, Janey Robideau, Bryan Thren, Erik Beringer, and Jesse Robinson perform “Real Estate House of Horrors.” Photo courtest of Vernon Miles

WGMU Radio's "Improv4Mason" host Jesse Robinson and guest show improvisers Bryan Thren, Janey Robideau, Erik Beringer, and Garrett Hill (all Mason students/alumni) participated in a Foley-style old fashioned radio play reading and demonstration. WGMU General Manager Jesse Robinson directed the radio play which was recorded in the studios of Arlington Independent Media for their grand opening launch of WERA 96.7 FM in early December.

The Arlington Connection newspaper ran an article about the station's launch: "At WERA’s grand opening, local music and community issues were one of the primary focuses... a group of students from George Mason University’s WGMU radio station performed a short comedy. “Real Estate House of Horrors,” a short comedic piece written by Meff Munson, showcased the various types of sound effects."

“You see a lot of interest in radio at college,” said
Jesse Robinson, general manager for WGMU. Robinson said the power of having a radio host talking and picking songs is part of that. “A lot of people are moving away from mainstream audio. People feel more of a connection with what they’re hearing on radio.”  Click here to read the full article.

In addition, Jesse has accepted a new part-time position as assistant radio producer at WERA 96.7 FM at Arlington Independent Media!

Congratulations, Jesse!

Bulletin Board

Help Wanted

Window of Opportunity
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

Summer Internship Opportunity:

Summer Institute on Political Journalism: The priority deadline for the Summer Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC is coming up on February 10. The final application deadline is March 16. Students can earn between 3 and 9 credits and are guaranteed an internship in the fields of journalism, communication and PR. Almost 1 million dollars in scholarship funding is awarded annually and awards are made on the basis of financial need and merit. We are also pleased to announce our inaugural Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship awards that will provide full scholarships to 4 students to attend the program this summer. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 10. More information on the selection criteria and the application process may be found here:
More information on the program can be found online at

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 here at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to...

Amy Rose, Fourth Estate, February 3rd

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