“The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light” ― Malcolm Lowry
WEEK OF: October 5, 2015

What's Happening This Week?
 University Life Workshop:
Critical Thinking "Outside the Box"

Tuesday, October 6th @ 6PM
SUB I Room 3129

Thinking and problem solving at the college level requires well-developed and structured cognitive skills. This workshop will teach individuals how to be purposeful, reasonable, and goal-oriented when making decisions, formulating inferences, and solve problems.  Click here to register.

FBI Talk: Internships for Creative Types
Tuesday, October 6th @ 4PM
JC Meeting Room B
Attendees to this event sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists and Career Services will learn more about the FBI’s internship opportunities for students with Journalism, Public Affairs, Communication, Film and Video Studies, Graphic Design, and Web Development backgrounds. 
Fall Career Fair
October 7th and 8th from 11AM to 4PM
Dewberry Hall
Are you career ready? Make sure to take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and network with national and local companies. For more info and a full list of employers, visit

Patriot Prelude Transfer Open House
Friday, October 9th @ 1PM
Dewberry Hall

5th Annual Immigration Monologues

Monday, October 12th @ 6PM
The Hub Ballroom

Mason DREAMers, the Hispanic Student Association, and the Filipino Cultural Association host an evening of powerful stories from our immigrant community. Can't make the event? Watch MCN's live stream at
Alcanza! (Latino Open House)
Tuesday, October 13th @ 11AM
Dewberry Hall

Mason hosts Latino high school students from the area to encourage and motivate them to pursue their education beyond high school. Hispanic Culture Review will be representing Student Media and promoting their journal at the event.

Sarah Fraser Interview
Tuesday, October 13 @ 5PM
The Hub Room 1012
Join the Society of Professional Journalists as they welcome blogger and radio host of 107.3’s “Sarah, Ty & Mel,” Sarah Fraser, for a conversation about her career in media.
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! Click here for more information.

MCN Sports Live Streams:

Women's Soccer vs. UMass
  Thursday, October 8th @ 7PM - Mason Stadium

Women's Volleyball  vs. Dayton
  Friday, October 9th @ 7PM - RAC

Women's Volleyball  vs. St. Louis
  Saturday, October 10th @ 7PM - RAC

Women's Soccer  vs. St. Louis
  Sunday, October 11th @ 1PM - Mason Stadium


Content Spotlight

Mason Cable News
Mason Cable News was all over NASA's big announcement about their discovery of liquid water on Mars. Check out this interview with Mason professor Mike Summers for some context about this amazing discovery.

Bulletin Board

In Case You Missed It
Social Media Brainstorming Session

On September 25th during the Student Leader meeting, students were asked to brainstorm ideas for social media engagement in the areas of content, events, partnerships, contests, and general tactics. They used post-it notes (seen above) to help organize their thoughts. Student Media will also be conducting a survey to better gauge how each group is leveraging "the power of the post" and putting forth recommendations to up our social media game.

Stay tuned for results and ways you can help us increase audience engagement!

Event Staffing
Student Media already has a number of events on the calendar for this week and beyond. 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

Media Opportunities
  • HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND! The GW Hatchet, George Washington Universitiy's independent student newspaper, is hosting a conference for college journalists on October 10 from noon to 3PM. The event will consist of a panel on political reporting, a panel on navigating online newsrooms, a keynote speech and a catered networking session for attendees to meet the speakers. Tickets are $10 and are available at  
  • 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:
  • The Washington Post is accepting internship applications from juniors, seniors and graduate students who have had previous experience at a major media outlet. Students can find out more and apply at The deadline for applications is October 16. The Washington Post offers internships in all disciplines from reporting and copy editing to video journalism and data visualization and just about anything else you can think of. The paid internships typically last 12 weeks and offer students the opportunity to perform at the highest level in one of the most dynamic newsrooms in the country. For more information:  
On behalf of everyone here at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to...

 Mackenzie Bailey, WGMU's Local Music Director on October 7th
Created by: Ky'Lend Adams and Jason Hartsel