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Guest speakers discuss the second battle of Blair Mountain


February 24 at 7:30 – G21 Ming Hsieh Hall

Ninety years ago one of the largest armed uprisings in U.S. history took place in West Virginia. Come and hear Dr. Harvard Ayers and Dr. C. Belmont Keeney discuss the story of Blair Mountain and the movement to preserve the most important battlefield in West Virginia history.

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SOJ professors, students to launch online store to promote African American War Memorial

Students and professors at West Virginia University’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism are using new media to transform cultural heritage into economic development in rural West Virginia. They are doing so through the launch of an online store to support The Kimball World War I Memorial in McDowell County.

The e-commerce effort is the latest addition to the exhibit Forgotten Legacy: Soldiers of the Coalfields produced by School of Journalism students and faculty. Housed in the Kimball WWI Memorial Building, the interactive exhibit examines the story of African-Americans who migrated to McDowell County from the rural South in the early 1900s to work in the coal mines and who served in the U.S. military during wartime.

“An online store will create a larger market for products and provide drastically needed financial support to tell the story of these soldiers and this community to the world,” said E. Ray Williams, Kimball War Memorial board member.

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One-Stop Shop announced for May Graduates!

Attention May Graduates! One-Stop Shops will be held this week on both the Downtown and Evansdale Campuses.

EVANSDALE: Engineering Mineral Resources Atrium, February 21, 2011 from 10am to 3pm

DOWNTOWN: Mountainlair Commons Area, February 22-23, 2011 from 10am to 3pm

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We’re looking to expand our coverage of youth ultimate Frisbee by adding an online magazine to the website. The magazine will be laid out like a regular magazine and displayed on the website using Issuu. The magazine will be between 8-12 pages and will be published 4-6 times per year.

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Scholarship opportunity!

Dial My Dentist is proud to award scholarships to deserving students that will be attending College or University in the Fall of 2011. Our scholarships have been generously donated each year by our loyal clients. The primary goal of the program is to reward students who can demonstrate, through an essay, that they understand the value of an education.

To be eligible for our company scholarship you must be between the ages of 16 and 20. Note that your age is based on the date of the deadline. The deadline for the scholarship will be 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on May 6, 2011.

To be Eligible you:

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Mineral Daily News-Tribune seeks editor/writer

The Mineral Daily News-Tribune is located in Keyser, WV.

Job Description:

We have a rare opportunity for a hard-working individual to join the award-winning news team at
Mineral County’s Daily Newspaper as an EDITOR / WRITER.

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Student leaders wanted for Adventure WV: J-School Program

Attention SOJ students: We are seeking student leaders for our summer Adventure WV: J-School program. This program blends the unique summer orientation program with opportunities to learn about the School of Journalism and multimedia reporting. Applications are now available at: and are due by March 1. Questions? E-mail

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Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship announced

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: April 30, 2011

The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship is open to currently enrolled high school seniors or first-year college students. To be eligible for this award, you must be a U.S. citizen, be under 25 years of age and answer both of the following two essay questions: in under 1000 words, “Why is a healthy lifestyle important in school?” and in under 500 words, describe your career plans, goals and personal ambitions.

To apply:

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