Music Poster Contest!

Mason Undergraduate Students! Do you love music? Are you interested in music? Are you studying music? Enter the Music Poster Contest!

How to Enter

  • Create a display poster for Mason Libraries’ Music Library.
  • Do some biographical or historical research on a music topic of personal interest – choose a subject from any era or genre of music. Use the Music InfoGuide – infoguides.gmu.edu/music – as a starting point.
  • Then TELL a very short music-related story or EXPLAIN a music-related event on your poster.
  • Any Mason undergrad can submit an entry – no need to be a music major.
  • Stop by the Music Library, 2600 Fenwick, and look at the current exhibit for ideas of how the posters can be designed and are displayed.
  • Contest deadline: November 19, 2018. Winning posters will be displayed in the Music Library, 2600 Fenwick Library from December 3, 2018 to February 15, 2019.

Great Prizes!

  • Grand Prize = $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • 3 Runners-up = $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Cards

Details + More Information

  • Visit infoguides.gmu.edu/musicposter for complete details about your poster entry: font, layout, graphics, how to submit poster, etc.
  • Questions? Stop by and visit your friendly, approachable Music Librarian, Steve Gerber, 2604 Fenwick.

 

Call & Response 2018: Borders

Call & Response, an annual exhibition of collaborations between writers and visual artists, in which ones calls and one responds. The result is a dynamic set of paired works of words and artistic media that resonate and speak to contemporary issues. The theme for the twelfth annual Call & Response is Borders.

Call & Response: Borders is on display from Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Fenwick Gallery, housed in Fenwick Library on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus. An opening reception and panel discussion with the artists is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Reception refreshments provided by Argo Tea Cafe.

For more information, visit at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/borders.

#archivesmonth Archives Fair on 10/5

To celebrate Virginia Archives Month, Mason Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center hosts its first Archives Fair on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, 2001 Fenwick Library, October 5 from 1 – 3:30 pm. This is your opportunity to see what local Virginia archival repositories have to offer, speak to archivists, learn more about archives and archival services, and to see what interesting records they hold! The following institutions will be at the Archives Fair:

For more information about the Archives Fair, contact Brittney Falter, bfalter@gmu.edu, 703-993-2058.

Research Reflections: Seth Hudson

Seth Hudson is an assistant professor of game writing in the Computer Game Design program in Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. On September 25, 3-4 p.m., in the Fenwick Main Reading Room, Professor Hudson will present “Theoretical Approaches to Developing Industry-Relevant Pedagogy
in Computer Game Design”. He will discuss his research on pedagogy in computer game design programs, presenting a framework for course and curriculum development for computer game design in higher education and methodologies that leverage the actual experiences of practitioners in the games industry.

Professor Hudson teaches story design for computer games, critical studies, and the history of computer games. His continuing interests lie in narrative, critical theory, the teaching of writing, and research to improve teacher practice in higher education — all in relation to the emerging field of game studies and game design.

Research Reflections in the Reading Room highlights Mason faculty research interests and foci.