Media College eNews

Widmeyer family, PR firm establish endowed professorship, scholarship at WVU

WVU alumnus Scott D. Widmeyer and his parents, Douglas and Ruth Ann Widmeyer, who supported the professorship and scholarship, will be honored during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in Martin Hall on WVU’s Downtown Campus.

The Widmeyer Professorship in Public Relations was established in August by Scott Widmeyer, his parents and Widmeyer Communications.

In 2004, he and the firm established the Widmeyer Communications Professorship in Public Relations, an enhanced professorship that was funded for three years. A recent gift from his family and Widmeyer Communications ensures the professorship will continue for years to come.

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WVU's Academy of Distinguished Alumni to induct three Feb. 6

Honorees include Bayer CEO, AMA president, communications exec

The West Virginia University Alumni Association will induct an internationally respected business leader, the president of America’s largest physicians organization and a public relations executive into the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Ruby Grand Hall of the new Erickson Alumni Center.

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Three WVU alumni part of new WTOV9 anchor teams

Three West Virginia University alumni will report the news as part of the new early-evening anchor teams for WTOV9, the NBC affiliate in Steubenville, Ohio.

WVU graduate Allison Latos will join longtime news anchor and fellow Mountaineer Eric Minor and chief meteorologist Kevin Carter on the anchor desk for “NEWS9 Live at Five.”

Meanwhile, WVU graduate Jackie Cain will join Minor and Carter to co-anchor “NEWS9 at Six.”

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WVU Sports Writer Brings Unique Perspective to Blogging

Kerri Kosten has been interested in sports her whole life, but when she was 15, West Virginia University’s play-by-play announcer Tony Caridi, invited her to join him on his Statewide Sports Line radio show. He told her then he thought she should be a sportscaster. That comment changed her outlook on life.

She writes headlines for WAJR-AM in Morgantown and she writes “glogs” or game logs, with play-by-play sports information on the internet.

“People who don’t get to hear it can see it,” Keri Kosten said, “so it makes me the eyes of the game on the internet.”

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