"Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless."  — Mother Teresa
September 26, 2016

What's Happening This Week?
Mason Votes Debate Watch Party
Monday, September 26th @ 9PM
JC Atrium

SPJ Q&A with Byron Edwards
Tuesday, September 27th @ 5PM
The Hub 1012

Join SPJ as they chat with and learn about the broadcast industry from ESPN & BET Network Speaker: Byron Edwards!

GMR General Interest Meeting
Tuesday, September 27th @ 7PM
The Hub 1012

Fall for the Book
Sunday, Sept. 25th - Friday, Sept. 30th
This week long festival is full of events and activities both on and off campus! For a full list of events please visit:

Volition Open Mic Night
Friday, October 1st @ 7 PM
JC Bistro
Zotero Workshop
Friday, September 30th from 12 - 2PM
Fenwick Library 2100
Zotero is an open source citation management software program created by George Mason University. Come learn how to make the best use of this incredible research tool!

MCN Video Live Stream Schedule:

• Women's Soccer vs. St. Bonaventure
   Thursday, September 29th @ 7:00PM

• Women's Volleyball vs. Rhode Island
   Friday, September 30th @ 7:00PM

• Women's Volleyball vs. Fordham
   Saturday, October 1st @ 7:00PM

• Women's Soccer vs. Dayton
   Sunday, October 2nd @ 1:00PM



1st Presidential Debate
The first of Election 2016's three scheduled Presidential Debates is happening tonight at New York's Hofstra University. Pundits anticipate this historic showdown may end up being one of the most watched television events of all time, with some 80+ million Americans expected to tune in for the first one-on-one exchange between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) and businessman Donald Trump (R).
Illustration by: Mary Jane DeCarlo

Content Spotlight

WGMU Radio & Mason Cable Network
Jammin' With Jackie
Mondays and Wednesdays   |   11AM - 12PM

Jammin' with Jackie is a music rotation show that introduces listeners to independent artists and new, local, or talented musicians you may not have heard of before. In addition, Jackie mentions upcoming concerts and events that may be of interest to the community. The show's mission is making other peoples' talents known and showcasing their musical artistry.

Jackie Reed
Listen online at
The Nice Guys
Wednesdays   |   5:30 to 6:30PM

Co-hosts Matt and Cory are two young men that have big dreams, big voices, and zero respect for each other. Join them as they share personal stories, opinions, news, and many surprises along the way. You'll laugh, they'll cry, everyone has a good time on The Nice Guys.

Hosts: Matt Dotson and Cory Morgan
Listen online at
The Plugs
Tuesdays and Thursdays   |   2:30 to 4:30PM

The Plugs is a sports talk show that features debates and discussions about professional sports topics, including game highlights from the NBA, NFL, Soccer (Premier League {UK}, La Liga {ESP}, Bundesliga {GER}, UEFA Champions League, & International Soccer). The Plugs recently won a 2016 Spring RadioStar Award from RadioFlag - congrats!

Alshowk and Amro Tashman
Listen online at
Mason Cable News
Wednesdays   |   6:30PM

Mason Cable News is Mason’s live news program produced by Mason Cable Network. Airing Wednesdays at 6:30PM, the MCNews team brings you Mason news, events, weather and interviews, giving the Mason Nation the low-down on their community.

Ky'Lend Adams and Alexis Whitted
Watch live on campus channel 8.1 or stream online at

Photos courtesy of: WGMU and MCN

Strengths Finder
George Mason University has partnered with Strengths Academy and made the Strengths Finder Assessment available for FREE to all Mason Students!

This assessment allows students to gain greater insight into their natural talents and personal strengths For more information about how to take the Strengths Finder Assessment and the Wellness benefits of knowing your Strengths please click here.

Do You Know Your Strengths?
Take the Assessment Now!

Patriot Success Survey
The Patriot Success Survey has launched!

This survey allows students to tell the university exactly where they would like more resources and how the university can help students make the most of their time at Mason! Take a screenshot of the confirmation page and your Mason ID to the JC Kiosk E for your FREE CLASS T-SHIRT!

Please see your email for more information and a personalized link for survey access.
Learn More About the Patriot Success Initiative

Bulletin Board

Help Wanted!
In Case You Missed It
Mason Students "Rock the Vote"

Mason students from all political parties came together on Wednesday, September 21st to “Rock the Vote” on North Plaza. The event was co-sponsored by the College Republicans, College Democrats, Student Government, and Mason Votes.

Student volunteers were on hand to register students and community members to vote, sign up for election reminders via text, listen to music, and of course, discuss politics.

“Statistics show that 8-10% more people are likely to cast their vote when reminded…we are giving this a shot through the ‘Commitment to Vote’ card, which allows us to contact students through text messages and emails to remind them to cast their vote on Election Day,” said Maria Salgado, a Mason Votes volunteer.

Mason Votes reminds all students that Election Day is now less than 50 days away on November 8, 2016.

Students who are registered on campus will be able to cast their ballot at Merten Hall from 6am until 7pm. Remember to bring photo ID in order to vote.

Read more about Election 2016 at
Photos by: Mimi Albano. Courtesy of: Mason Votes
Meet the Staff: Sales Team
This space will feature new and returning staff profiles each week.
Alyssa Swaney

Class Standing: Sophomore
Major: Film and Video Studies
Alyssa plans to become a cinematographer, working in film and television. This is her second year with Student Media and she loves the opportunities our office provides for personal growth and experiential learning. Alyssa is absolutely in LOVE with TV. Some of her many favorite shows include: Supernatural, Grey's Anatomy, and Criminal Minds.
Wesley Ward

Class Standing: Freshman
Major: Marketing
Minor: Communication
Wesley plans to one day work in corporate marketing and advertising. He is a member of of Green Machine and plays the piccolo. Wesley's favorite thing about being involved at Student Media is working with such amazing people and the great sense of belonging he has found here!
Window of Opportunity
Paid Internship Fall 2016:
Cortona Academy 
needs a person with
superior writing, grammar, researching, and speaking skills to serve at our front desk, learning the ropes of marketing. Writing articles is CRITICAL for our marketing plan. We need a student who is motivated, well-dressed (we’re a school office and everyone must dress in business casual), and has a positive personality.
Applicants must be a junior, senior or grad student, be a quick typist (we also do databases), and absolutely know social media. A “plus” would be the ability to update our website, which is Wordpress. This is an intern position, but we are willing to pay base salary (min. wage) + hefty bonuses for helping us at conventions during some weekends and evenings.
Job interviews are starting now! Contact:
Sharon Strauchs, Cortona Academy Director
13505 Dulles Technology Dr, #3, Herndon, VA 20171
703.464.0034 - 877.851.2010 - 301.215.7788

Scholarship Opportunity
Big Red ¡Avance! Scholarship Program
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), Big Red, America’s original and best-selling red soda, has partnered with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-serving Institutions, to support students pursuing a higher education. Big Red will grant five $1,000 Big Red ¡Avance! scholarships to assist students with the cost of higher education.

Scholarships will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students can learn more about the scholarships at and sign up to be notified when the scholarship application is live in January 2017.

Paid Summer 2017 Employment Opportunity:
The Dow Jones News Fund is accepting applications for its 2017 summer internship programs. College juniors, seniors, and graduate students are invited to apply for the 2017 internship program. Internships will be available in data journalism, digital media, business reporting, and interactive news editing. The News Fund provides students with one week all-expenses paid training program in the latest news gathering and storytelling technologies; followed by paid internships at top media companies. Students earn $400 or more per week from news organizations and receive $1,000 scholarships from the Dow Jones News Fund.

Deadline to apply for the 2017 summer program is Nov. 1.
Visit for more information.
On behalf of everyone at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to
all of our Volunteers, DJs, and Staff Members, who are celebrating
another year this September!

Thank you for your service and for making Student Media a fabulous place to work!
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