“The deep roots never doubt Spring will come.“  ― Marty Rubin
April 11, 2016

What's Happening This Week?
Senior Portrait Week 2016
Monday, April 7th - Thursday, April 14th
JC Atrium
Graduating in 2016 and still need to have your portrait taken? This week is your last chance this year to have your Senior Portrait taken! Schedule an appointment for your sitting now! Click to register using code 700.

International Week
Friday, April 8th - Saturday, April 16th
Mason is hosting their 35th Annual International Week celebration! Students from all around the globe join together to showcase their counties and cultures. Click here to register to participate in any of the events during this week.

iWeek Dance Competition
Thursday, April 14th @ 7:00PM
Center for the Arts

Live Stream via

Mason Cable Network is producing a live stream of the popular iWeek event so you can watch from home or share the performance with family and friends around the world who can't make the live performance. Click here to watch the live stream.
Spring Preview
Sunday, April 17th @ 10AM - 2PM
Dewberry Lobby
Destination Mason: A Spring Preview is an event that hosts newly admitted students, exposing them to all that Mason has to offer. If you are willing to help promote Student Media at this event, sign up here.

MCN Sports
Video Live Stream Schedule:

• Men's Volleyball vs. St. Francis
   Friday, April 15th @ 7:00PM

• Men's Volleyball vs. Penn. State
   Saturday, April 16th @ 7:00PM

• Women's Lacrosse vs. Duquesne
   Sunday, April 17th @ 12:00PM

COMING SOON: Mason Day  |  Friday, April 22nd @ 2-6PM
As always, Student Media will have a table at Mason Day 2016. We will be taking surveys and giving out prizes including branded smartphone wallets, t-shirts, sunglasses, and more! Please sign up to help us staff the Student Media table; not only is this a fun event, it is one of the best student outreach opportunities of the year for recruitment and awareness.
Click here if you can help staff Mason Day!
Mark your calendars! Mason Cable Network will be live streaming the International Week Dance Competition on 4/14/16 at 7:00PM. Click here to watch the live stream.

Bulletin Board
SPJ Movie Night
Oscar Winner for Best Picture: Spotlight

Content Spotlight
VA Governor Interviewed on WGMU Radio
Photo by: Amy Rose
WGMU General Manager Jesse Robinson and Chief Political Host John Hill recently interviewed Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on WGMU Radio.

Click here to listen to audio from the interview on

In Case You Missed It
Sports Broadcasting Team Update
An update from Associate Director David Carroll:

The Sport Broadcasting Team just finished broadcasting eight games over five days (1 game Wednesday, 1 game Thursday, 2 overlapping games Friday, 2 games Saturday, and 2 overlapping games Sunday).

The students involved in this impressive effort were:
Khafre Barclift, Jason Brightman, Tyler Byrum, Bianca Eckerberg, Rosie Hartwell,
Robert Horan, Yosha Lacy, Chad Lynch, Ramon Mejia, Kate Rathburn, Tyler Resh,
Anthony Stampone, Alyssa Swaney, Andrew Tait, Dan Ward
International Week Parade
On Friday, April 8th, Mason students participated in the annual International Week (iWeek) Parade. This year, the parade route started at The Hub, passed Southside and Blue Ridge, and concluded on the North Plaza. In addition to the iWeek Parade, there was an International Dessert Buffet that included churros and Swedish Summer Cake. iWeek runs through April 16th. Click here for a full schedule of events.
Above: The Patriot mascot was on hand to rally school spirit, dancing along as Urbanknowledgy led the crowd in the Mason Whip.

Right: Student Media's own
Salvatore Pitino (center) carried the Italian flag during the iWeek parade in his capacity as president-elect of the Italian Club. Gia Primerano (far left) of Volition was also part of the parade's Italian delegation.
Gia Primerano
Gia Primerano
Photos by: Alya Nowilaty
SPJ Members Attend Region 2 Conference
Holi Moli Festival
On Saturday, March 26, students gathered at the center of President’s Park for Holi Moli, the Hindu festival of colors where colorful powder is thrown into the crowd. Holi celebrates the triumph of good over evil and serves as a holiday to bring the community together. Click here for more photos from Fourth Estate.
Photos by: Claire Cecil

Student Recognition Awards

And the Winners Are...
February 2016:

Best Creative Content
Mustafa Almusawi

Leader in Action
Doug Luman
Spirit Award
Alexis Whitted
Staff Awards for
Outstanding Contributions:

Kera White

Christopher Campos-Perez

Robbie Maakestad

Jason Brightman
Congratulations to these Outstanding Students!
April Nominations Are Now Open!
Student Media's Student Recognition Program honors winners each month in the following categories:

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

We are now accepting nominations for April 2016! If you know someone who deserves consideration in the categories above, click on the button below to submit your nomination(s).

April nominations are due by 5/1/16!

Nominate an Outstanding Student Today!

Lost & Found
Over the past few months, a couple of mysterious items have appeared around the office.

A flash drive here, a scarf and umbrella there...

If anyone is missing any items like the ones pictured, please visit the front desk to claim your stuff!

Event Staffing
Student Media has a number of events on the calendar for Spring 2016. 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

Window of Opportunity
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:

Office of Student Media Opportunity:
Fourth Estate Editor-in-Chief: Fourth Estate is George Mason's official student-run news outlet and is seeking applications for Editor-in-Chief for the Fall 2016 semester. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the overall editorial content direction of Fourth Estate, as well as managing a staff of over 30 editors and contributors. Qualifications for this position include: leadership experience in writing, reporting, copy editing, and assigning stories, effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with and motivate a diverse staff, and understand the importance of strong and positive working relationships with advertising staff and advertisers. Click here for more information about the position and application process from the Fourth Estate website. For the HireMason job listing, click here.
On behalf of everyone at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to:

Kathryn Mangus, Student Media Director, on April 11th
Ryan Adams, Fourth Estate, on April 12th

Created by: Sasha Toophanie and Jason Hartsel