Posts Tagged ‘george mason’

Snow Day

Thanks everyone for sending us your snow shots. Had fun sharing some today. Be safe, be warm. More to likely come Thursday!

NBC4’s Education Nation Special

Thanks for all who made News4’s Education Special with Aaron Gilchrist a success. There was a range of important topics covered. One issue involved just how big of a wake-up call college is for most high school students. I went back to college to find out the secrets to success and will be sharing them on News4 at 5PM Tuesday Oct 28th. I hope you can tune in.

New pandas in town

If you read this site then you often see a lot of my college friends pop up in posts. I met many of them through AOII. My best memories from school were with these women. The great thing about the family– it keeps getting bigger and bigger. Fall recruitment at GMU just wrapped up and we’re welcoming 37 amazing young women to our chapter. Follow them on twitter @aoiigmu and join their facebook page.

Welcome Fall 2012

Sisters

The sisters leading the way now!

With awesome Alumni

Congrats Gamma Alpha on a strong rush. To all the ladies… remember NEVER FORGET!

Clifton’s best kept secret

What a wonderful world… out in the little town of Clifton in Northern Virginia. It’s called Paradise Springs.. a winery perfect for the family. I met up with some college gal pals and their hubbies. We all brought the kids and they had a fantastic time. There’s plenty of place for children to run free and burn energy. There’s live music too. You can bring your own food.. wine and cheese, etc. They do sell food along with a delicious selection of wine that they press themselves. In fact, we got a mini tour and chance to watch them press chardonnay grapes!

Cheers to dear friends and fun times!

Molley, Angie, Kere, Jess, Catherine, April and Carissa

Owner Kirk Wiles explains how the grapes go from this to fine wine!

Grapes before being pressed (behind me!)

Fan of the live music

Playing monkey in the middle

Facing the Future of Journalism

As the keynote speaker this year at the Washington Journalism and Media Conference one of the first things I did was ask the students to get out their phones an take a pic.

and then I took a pic of them

I posted it on my twitter feed as I kicked off my speech on the future of journalism and media. More than 250 of the brightest students in America are attending the week long conference. Many journalism professors are here too. I

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was so impressed with the great questions I got from students. They also were on fire with twitter throughout the entire night- I loved it!


George Mason hosts the conference which doubled in size this year

Ready to see Washington

Great stuff on opening night

Enjoyed meeting new friends

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Super cool

Thanks to student Valerie who kindly introduced me

Photos by Robbie Hammer for synthesismp.com

Holiday spirit with sisters

One of the best parts about college was meeting friends who I know will be there for a lifetime. Every now and then my AOII sisters from George Mason will gather to catch up. We decided to meet to share stories and a little holiday cheer at the Tasting Room at Reston Town Center. It was so good to see everyone again!

Kristina Dorville, Stephanie Feldman, (FR) Melissa Hunt Peterson, Sandra Ospina Benedetto, Angie Goff, Sahar Greeley Odderstol and Gail Villarin

Jessica Stover, Jackie Allder and Noreen Shahid

Tania Shamms and Avisha Hendiazad.. check her out on HSN

 

Juan Williams, Steven Pearlstein deliver panel with a punch

Talk about being caught in the crossfire at the George Mason University Campus. Fox News’ Juan Williams and Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein went at it a few times during our “What Happened to Journalism” panel. I have to admit I sat quiet through most of it.. as they battled out opinions over newspapers charging for content and whether reporters are still digging hard for the scoop. I commented more on social media and whether it’s threatening journalism. I also talked about this big experiment reporters are undergoing today in newsrooms across the nation. We’re all trying to find the best way to use these new online tools and access to enhance our coverage. I added I don’t think the web is gonna kill TV. People want the access the internet gives them… but still want the comfort of television and those on it. One of my former professors Steve Klein brought his news reporting class. It was great to meet aspiring journalists and also see my former intern Britt Wright again! Special shout out to Jack Censer, Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences for organizing the event and former ABC News correspondent and GMU Board of Visitor’s Kathleen deLaski for moderating the discussion.

What Happened to Journalism?

Join me along with Fox News Channel’s Juan Williams and Steven Pearlstein from the Washington Post for a panel discussion on the Past, Present and Future of Journalism.
The event is free and open to the public.

Whatever Happened to Journalism?
George Mason University
Johnson Center, George’s Restaurant, 4th Floor
October 25, 2011, 12:00 PM

Sponsored by The College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Where’s Doc Nix?

Where in the world is Doc Nix?
George Mason icon and Green Machine conductor Doc Nix is away on sabbatical but his spirit continues to live on. Send photos with your Doc Nix bobblehead when you travel, whether it be on vacation, business, to an amusement park or even when you go out to eat. We’ll post them in the gallery! Don’t have a bobblehead? Get your Doc Nix Bobblehead here.

Where in the world is Doc Nix

Where in the world is Doc Nix?
George Mason icon Doc Nix is away on sabbatical but his spirit continues to live on. Send photos with your Doc Nix bobblehead when you travel, whether it be on vacation, business, to an amusement park or even when you go out to eat. We’ll post them in the gallery! Don’t have a bobblehead? Get your Doc Nix Bobblehead here.

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