WEEK OF: April 14, 2015

Welcome to Student Media!
Student Media is the voice of Mason's student body and publishes exclusive content in print, online, and over the air through our student-run newspaper, television, and radio platforms.

What's Happening This Week?
MCN Contest at the Corner
April 14th @ 9AM - Corner Pocket Patio
Think you know all there is to know about MCN and GMU? Then head on over to Corner Pocket where MCN will be holding contests for a chance to win prizes. This is also the beginning of their MCN Takeover Campaign this week. Find out more via twitter:

International Week 
April 9th - 18th  
For the full schedule of events check out

iWeek Dance Competition
April 16th @ 7PM - CFA + MCN Live Stream
Mason Cable Network will be live streaming the International Week Dance Competition this Thursday. Watch it LIVE!

National Student Employment Week
April 13th  - 17th 

Visit Career Services' website for a list of workshops throughout the week:

GMView Yearbook Portraits

April 14th @ 12PM - 8PM - Hub 1012
April 15th @ 10AM - 7PM - Hub 1012
April 16th @ 10AM - 5PM - Hub 1012
April 17th @ 12PM - 8PM - Hub 1012

Schedule an appointment today! Code 700.
Sibling Weekend 
April 18th  - 19th 
Lots of fun events are planned, including a Scavenger Hunt, Brunch with the Patriot, and a screening of Big Hero 6. Learn more:

Spring Preview Yard Fest
April 19th @ 10AM - SUB I Quad
Mason's largest open house event for admitted students. In addition to being a great recruitment opportunity, there will be a 3-legged race and hula-hoop and popcorn eating contests. 
Sign up to work the event!

Spring Into Well-Being
Runs through April 30th
Full schedule of events and seminars:

MCN Live Streams

• Baseball
  April 15th @ 3:30PM - Spuhler Field
  April 17th @ 3:00PM - RAC
  April 18th @ 2:00PM - Spuhler Field
  April 19th @ 1:00PM - Spuhler Field

• Lacrosse
April 17th @ 4:00PM - Spuhler Field


Content Spotlight
Fourth Estate

The official student news outlet of George Mason University.
Read Fourth Estate Online

Staff Reminders
• TIME SHEETS:  Fill out time sheet daily if you are a hourly employee.

• OFFICE HOURS:  If you are a RA employee you must attend all scheduled office hours unless an emergency occurs and you let us know in advance of your shift.

• EVENT STAFFING:  Office policy states that all staff members are required to work events that occur during their office hours. Basically, everyone should be doing their part to help represent Student Media at community events. Sign up here:

Student Recognition Awards
Student Media is constantly thinking of new ways to showcase the talented and hard working students that work in our office. As a result, we are implementing a Student Recognition Award Program. All paid student staff, volunteers, submitters, co-curricular students, and interns have the ability to nominate peers, team members and superiors in the categories of Best Creative Content, Leader in Action, Outstanding Student of the Month, and Student Media Spirit.

March winners will be announced soon!
April Nominations are now Open!

Staff Opportunities
NAHJ Newsroom Immersion Experience
Application Deadline: April 30
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Student Project is offering an opportunity for twelve students to participate in an intensive, week-long submersion in a newsroom experience during NAHJ's national conference. Students will work as reporters, photographers, producers, writers, and multimedia journalists to provide coverage of the convention and other news concerning the Latino community in English and Spanish.

Click the link below to apply
NAHJ Student Project Application

Special Recognition
Jessie Robinson has been elected the new General Manager of WGMU for the 2015/2016 school year.

Sara Moniuszko and Alexa Rogers have been elected to serve as Editors-in-Chief of Fourth Estate for the 2015/2016 school year. 

Ana Silva has been elected as the new Editor-in-Chief of The George Mason Review for the 2015/2016 school year.

Lindsay Kroboth was offered a summer PR internship with the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Congratulations to all!

Tips & Tricks

Students who attended the recent Digital Storytelling Summit in DC share what they learned with the rest of the Student Media staff. Expect a new tip each week.

This week's tip comes from Fourth Estate's Sara Moniuszko:

"[One] thing that really stood out to me during the summit was the importance of learning about coding!
Even if you don't take a class and learn how to code yourself, many speakers stressed the importance of knowing how to hold a conversation about computer design and coding."

"Another thing that I thought was a good tip was to "close the circle" or "close the loop" when it comes to your writing. Meaning, if you've gotten a lot of information from a source or different sources, it's a good idea to follow up with them once the article is finished/published. This will not only strengthen your connections, but will most likely lead to more people reading your article."
Created by: Ky'Lend Adams and Jason Hartsel