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SOJ student among 2012 McNair Scholars

Nineteen West Virginia University students, representing a diverse range of majors from aerospace engineering to psychology, have been chosen for the latest class of McNair Scholars.

Through financial aid, academic advising and undergraduate research opportunities, the McNair Scholars Program pushes underrepresented students toward their doctorate degrees.

The 2012 scholars will be given a $2,400 annual stipend, graduate school placement assistance and professional development opportunities to help them gain admission into masters’ and doctoral programs.

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WVU IMC Website, Videos Win Communicator Awards

Two IMC program videos and the WVU IMC website have received awards through the annual Communicator Awards competition.

The IMC program’s 2011 graduation video received an Award of Excellence, the competition’s highest honor, in the Video – Educational Institutions category.

The IMC program’s website received an Award of Distinction in the Website – School/University category. And, the program’s Digital Marketing Communications (DMC) promotional video received an Award of Distinction in the Video – Educational Institutions category.

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WV Public Theater seeks a creative/ broadcast designer intern

WV Public Theater in Morgantown, W.Va., seeks a creative/ broadcast designer intern for its summer session (June 17-August 1).

Job Description:
Creating marketing trailers and television commercials for West Virginia Public Theatre’s summer season. Filming actor interviews and rehearsals for use on social media and websites.

Experience with video recording and editing. Experience with social media websites. Access to video editing equipment is preferred. Flexible schedule.

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The Exponent Telegram seeks multimedia sales and PR representative

The Exponent Telegram, a media company with 150 years of history in West Virginia, is seeking a new member for its advertising department. This person should have a degree(s) covering public relations and online advertising sales, but understand traditional media. Salary + Commission + Benefits.

To apply, please send a resume to:

Brian M. Jarvis, Esq.
The Exponent Telegram

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Apply for August Graduation--Deadline June 8

If you anticipate graduating in August of 2012, you must complete a application packet and return it to Ronda Maxon in 107 Martin Hall by June 8, 2012. You MUST complete and return the application by this date to ensure an audit is completed before second summer session starts.

You must make sure to mark the correct term of graduation, August on your application. Students will only be graduating in August if they are completing all of their course requirements at the end of the summer semester.

Please return your completed application to 107 Martin Hall, please place it in the envelope on Ronda’s cubicle marked Completed Graduation Applications. You may also fax or mail the application back to our offices. A completed graduation application must also include a phone number at which I may contact you in case I have any questions.

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VISTA volunteer needed for McDowell County project

Award-winning project on African American history and community in McDowell County is looking for dedicated, hardworking, motivated and organized student or graduates to help build a cutting-edge new media project in collaboration with the Kimball Community. Opportunity to coordinate gathering content, grant writing, multimedia documentary, social media planning and implementation and develop these and other sought-after skills. Contact Professor Joel Beeson at (304) 293-6757 or

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ACCT Seeks Summer Intern

The Appalachian Coal Country Team (ACCT) is seeking a Summer Program Member to begin in June, 2012. The Environmental Steward Summer Program, the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) and the Department of the Interior’s Office of Youth, Partnerships & Service, are providing opportunities for 10 week summer service positions. These positions are intended to create environmental stewardship opportunities and provide professional development and hands-on experience for the Summer Program Members. The ACCT, a nonprofit that works in 7 states, is looking is looking for a PR/Marketing intern with strong writing skills to conduct for the Team.


The Summer Program Member will assist with the communications and marketing efforts of the ACCT. This includes, but is not limited to, covering Team news events and writing stories that highlight the work of the ACCT, developing a database of media contacts, and developing media toolkits to be used as a training resource. Strong writing skills are must.

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2012 SOJ Golden Quill winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Golden Quill Teaching Awards!

The faculty recipient was Visiting Assistant Professor James Ebel. Ebel is the Harrison/Omnicom Professor in Integrated Marketing Communications. Ebel Teaches copy writing and healthcare marketing communications for IMC.

The instructor recipient was Angela Lindley. Lindley teaches media writing and public relations courses.

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