Tuesday's Tidbits

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

1. Last Call for Nashville Mini-session

2. Earasers Special Offer from Golden Eagle Sound and Production

3. Job Opening for WTOK

4. British Studies Informational Meeting, December 4th

5. Free Printing and Stress Management Activities, December 4th in the Cook Library

6. Job Opening with Urban West Advertising, December 5th

7. The Back Door, December 12th

8. Fall Course Evaluations


1. Last Call for Nashville Mini-session

EI 470:  Seminar in Recording Industry — instructor: Drew Young

Join MCJ artist in residence Drew Young as he takes the USM EI classroom to Nashville.  Nashville is no longer just country music! It is the center of a thriving community of musicians working in all genres and paving the way for the new music business. While in Nashville, we will be studying, firsthand, the music business in one of the major music cities in the world.  We will be studying publishing, production, record label operations, songwriting and new media. In addition to our daily studies we will be meeting with industry leaders getting the latest up to date information on this dynamic and ever-changing career path known as the music industry.  All majors are welcome; there are no pre-requisites for this course, but all students must apply to participate.

A committee of faculty members will be selecting just 12 students for the session.  To apply, you need to submit a short essay (maximum two double-spaced pages) describing your interest in participating.  You should also submit a copy of your resume.  The committee will also be considering your GPA and academic standing.  Please submit your essay and resume via email to Drew Young at Andrew.P.Young@usm.edu by Dec. 5, 2014.

Note:  This class requires a $600 payment primarily to cover the cost of housing.  Students who arrange their own transportation to Nashville will pay $525. Payment (to USM MCJ) needs to come by check to the main office (CH 106) in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism by Dec. 6, 2013. For more information, contact Drew Young at Andrew.P.Young@usm.edu

2. Earasers Special Offer from Golden Eagles Sound and Production

Golden Eagle Sound and Production Earasers graphic

Give a lasting gift by helping your USM Golden Eagle protect their hearing with Earasers!

Earasers are no ordinary earplugs - they are specially designed to reduce the level of sound across the frequency spectrum. By gifting a set to the USM student or special someone in your life for $45.00 (which includes the aluminum carrying case), you are also helping golden Eagle Sound and Production, our student production group.

Need more information or ready to buy? Call (601) 266-5188 or click the gift above!


3. Job Opening for WTOK


Becoming a member of the number one news team in East MS and West AL.  We are seeking an aggressive anchor/reporter with excellent writing skills, good on-camera presence, creative ideas and a desire to know and be a part of a growing community.  Candidate must also be able to shoot, edit, produce newscasts and work a flexible schedule.   Degree in Broadcast Journalism is preferred.  Experience is important, but talent is even more so.

Qualified applicants should send a resume, references and examples of work to Human Resources, WTOK –TV, P. O. Box 2988, Meridian, MS  39301 or they may also be E-mailed to humanresources@wtok.com or faxed to (601)-693-9656.   A pre-employment drug screening and motor vehicle records check are required.   WTOK-TV is a drug free workplace.  Gray Television also participates in the Homeland Security E-Verify program.

Other positions that are still available include:

  • Creative Services Producer

  • Part Time Master Control Operator/Production Technician

  • News Video Journalist

  • News Producer/Video Journalist

4. British Studies Informational Meeting, December 4th

British High Tea graphic

5. Free Printing and Stress Management Activities, December 4th in the Cook Library

The Student Government Association in conjunction with University Libraries will offer students a day of free printing on Thursday, December 4, 2014. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Cook Library, students will be able to print project, papers and other end of semester items at no cost.

Free printing is part of Eagle Appreciation Day, an event hosted by the SGA to boost student morale at the end of the semester when students are most stressed. Additionally, Health Services will be offering stress management activities in Cook Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cook Library's lobby. For more information, contact Cook Library at 601.266.4250.

6. Job Opening with Urban West Advertising, December 5th

Paid Opportunities with Urban West Advertising: There are several projects coming up and Urban West Advertising is looking for a crew to fill the following positions:

1. Host - this individual will conduct on camera interviews.

2. Camera operator - this individual will be responsible for capturing video footage.

3. PR assistant - this individual will create press releases, respond to emails and social media

4. Graphic designer

No experience is required, and the company will provide all equipment and training needed for each project. Anyone interested must have an email account, cellphone, and transportation.  Some projects will include a stipend and all candidates will get a reel to add to their portfolio.

If you are interested submit the following to Chuck Pruitt aturbanwestads@yahoo.com or call 601-207-1064 for more information by Friday, December 5.

Name, Address, Phone, and Head shot. Specify the position you are interested in and give a brief introduction of yourself and your background.

7. The Back Door, December 12th

9,000 MILES! Sharon Miles and Toby Barker bring the band and their own inimitable musical stylings to the Back Door for our December show! The big stage is set up for the return of the largest band (7 to 10 members with bass, guitars, violins, drums, keyboard) that The Back Door ever host for rich, full-bodied sound!

December 12th Friday 7:30 The Back Door opens at 7p.m. and shows start at 7:30. That gives you time to get your coffee, coke, treats, and find a table near the stage. The new B.Y.O.F policy means The Back Door welcomes bringing in your own pizza, burger or filet mignon as well! Silverware and your drinks are included. Remember The Back Door donation only, but all donations (great or small) make the Difference. Suggested donation is $10.

8. Fall Course Evaluations

Course evaluations for Fall 2014 classes are now available.  Students completing their evaluations will be able to view their grades as soon as the Registrar’s Office posts the grades. Students not completing evaluations will be able to view their grades beginning Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
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