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“Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don't really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way.”  ― C. JoyBell C.
WEEK OF: December 14, 2015

This is the final newsletter of Fall 2015 — thanks for a great semester!
 
What's Happening This Week?
 
MCN Sports Video Live Stream Schedule:

• Women’s Basketball vs. Air Force
   Saturday, December 19th @ 12:45PM

Men's Basketball vs. Longwood
   Saturday, December 19th @ 7:45PM


• Wrestling vs. Davidson
   Monday, December 21st @ 7PM

Men's Basketball vs. Wagner
   Tuesday, December 22nd @ 12PM
 
Men's Basketball vs. VCU
   Saturday, January 2nd @ 4:45PM
 
• Wrestling vs. Tech

   Sunday, January 3rd @ 2PM
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WGMU Sports Audio Live Stream Schedule:

Men's Basketball vs. Longwood
   Saturday, December 19th @ 7:45PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!
 
• Women’s Basketball vs. Air Force

   Saturday, December 19th @ 12:45PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!
 
Men's Basketball vs. Wagner
   Tuesday, December 22nd @ 12PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!
 
Men's Basketball vs. VCU
   Saturday, January 2nd @ 4:45PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!

Good Luck with Finals &
Have a Wonderful Winter Break!

Student Recognition Award Winners
Thank you to those who submitted nominations!

We have winners in three categories; no nominations were submitted for the fourth.

Leader in Action Award:
Ana Carolina Machado Silva
Editor-in-Chief, George Mason Review

Outstanding Employee Award:
Matt Dotson

Program Director, WGMU Radio   

Student Media Spirit Award:

Ky'Lend Adams

Communication Team

 
Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Winners!

Content Spotlight
 
Mason LIFE Student Work

The Mason LIFE (Learning into Future Environments) Program is a supportive academic university experience offering a four-year curriculum of study to post-secondary students,18-23 years of age, with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is supported by the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd) within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) of George Mason University.  masonlife.gmu.edu
Whitley Draper, COMM 145 (Newspaper Workshop I)

Whitley attended the Disney on Ice production at the EagleBank Arena as a press photographer from Student Media in October. Here is what she had to say about her experience:


“I really liked taking pictures of the Disney on Ice show in October. This class gave me the chance to continue to build my photography skills. I had a lot of fun with this class this semester!”

 
Kevin Bennett, COMM 145 (Newspaper Workshop I)

Kevin took some photographs around campus and attended Mason Madness at the EagleBank Arena as a press photographer from Student Media. Here is what he had to say about his experience:


“I liked the fact that I get to go to events on campus to take pictures. I also liked that we were able to meet every week and talk about the projects that we were working on. My experience in newspaper class was wonderful!”

Bulletin Board

Staff Reminders
A note from the Fiscal and Operations Asst. Director, Leslie Steiger:

1. Any students not returning to Student Media next semester must fill out a "Separation Checklist." The form can be found online and returned to Leslie ASAP. Click here to access the form.

2. If you have new team members joining next semester (paid or not paid) please let Leslie know so she can assist them with card access and paperwork.

3. If you are NOT returning and you have a GMU key, please inform Leslie and return it to Key Control (located in Lot C near the AFC).

4.
Reminder: The Hub will be closed between 12/21/15 and 1/3/16.
There will be no access to Student Media during that time.
The office will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Arrivals & Departures

Fall 2015 has been a great semester for Student Media. We hosted many successful events including Press Pass Open House, two Volition Open Mic Nights, the week-long Happy Birthday George! celebration, and more. In addition, this fall saw a modest increase in overall audience and a more focused approach to social media. Thank you to all of our staff who helped out with events and contributed to our collective success by working together.

We are incredibly excited to see what the future holds for Student Media in 2016 and look forward to the accomplishments of those who graduate this December! As always, saying goodbye to talented students is difficult, but wish them all the best wherever their journeys lead them!

We would like to send a special thank you and heartfelt farewell to our departing staff members:

Claire Cecil, Fourth Estate Photography Editor (graduating)
Kala West, Mason Cable Network Executive Producer for News (graduating)
Lindsay Kroboth, Communication Team Leader (graduating)
John McClung, Sales Team Director (graduating)
Natalia Arancibia, George Mason Review Managing Editor (graduating)
Curtis Murray, WGMU Radio Programming Assistant (graduating)
Sara Moniuszko, Fourth Estate Co-Editor-in-Chief (spring study abroad)

 
Congratulations Graduates!
On behalf of everyone here at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to...


Kaleel Weatherly, Fourth Estate and WGMU Radio, on December 7th
Julian Nguyen, Mason Cable Network, on December 8th
Tetayna White-Jenkins, Fourth Estate, on December 13th
Cameron Evans, George Mason Review, on December 16th
Tyler Hernandez, Mason Cable Network, on December 20th
Alyssa Swaney, Sales Team, on December 24th
Natalia Kolenko, Fourth Estate, on December 25th
Kate Rathburn, Mason Cable Network, on December 25th
 
Amanda Mendoza, Phoebe, on December 29th
 
Aurora Pasos, Society of Professional Journalists, on January 4th
Mitchell Westall, Fourth Estate and WGMU Radio, on January 15th

 
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