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WVU Center for Women's & Gender Studies seeks intern

The West Virginia University Center for Women’s & Gender Studies is advertising a position for an intern who will help publicize and coordinate activities for the Center during the 2012/2013 academic year. This person should be currently enrolled as a WVU student with a background in women’s & gender studies and/or a commitment to social justice issues. The position is part-time (10-15 hours per week depending on need and availability) with a pay rate of $10 per hour and will start during the fall 2012 semester.


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WVU Student Affairs seeks employer relations specialist

The Employer Relations Specialist will be responsible for identifying, developing, and sustaining strong recruitment relationships with employers from non-profit, government, and for-profit sectors. Other duties include creating marketing and communication strategies to engage students and employers in recruitment activities, and provide assistance to employers and students relative to campus recruitment.
You can view a full description of the position and apply online.

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Colistra receives state, national awards

WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism professor Dr. Rita Colistra takes pride in making a difference in the classroom and in the community. Now her professional peers are recognizing her efforts.

Dr. Colistra, assistant professor of public relations in the School of Journalism, recently won three prestigious awards for her dedication to teaching and community service through projects like “Buy Local” campaigns in Ritchie County and Fairmont, W.Va.; campaigns to promote the WVU Center for Civic Engagement; and The House That WVU Built, a Habitat for Humanity partnership.

In June, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) announced Colistra as the first place Promising Professor Award recipient, a national honor given to new faculty and graduate students who demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching. Colistra’s “strong commitment to the classroom” was noted in the award letter. AEJMC will present the award at their national conference in August in Chicago, where Colistra will also present on the Promising Professors and Distinguished Educator Panel.

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Pay Your Bill to Avoid Being Dropped

Students registered for summer classes should check their MIX for messages from Student Accounts. Students who have not paid their bills in full will be dropped on the following dates: Monday, June 4 for the period covering May 21 through June 8; Monday, June 25 for the period covering May 21 through June 29; Monday, July 16 for the period covering May 21 through July 20; Monday, Aug 06 for the period covering May 21 through Aug 10. Students who registered for classes but decided not to enroll should send an email from MIX to with the message “Not Returning” so tuition and fee charges can be cleared from your account. Be sure to include your name and last 4 digits of your WVU ID in the e-mail.

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WVU's Student Government Association is looking for a PR Director

The PR director for West Virginia University’s Student Government Association (SGA) will be in charge of internal and external communications, media relations, social media, and marketing. The director will be expected to uphold the organization’s brand and reputation, as well as publicly advocate its stated goals.

The candidate will be expected to fill the position until April 2013, and be prepared to work approximately 10-20 hours per week. To apply, contact SGA President Zach Redding (

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WVU College of Business and Economics seeks PR specialist

Job Summary:

The person in this position will advance the visibility of the College of Business and Economics through social media, web-based and other electronic communications vehicles to various audiences including students, alumni, donors, faculty and staff, and friends of the College. By shedding light on the important activities of the College, this position will broaden the communications pipeline, thus elevating our stature with designated audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship Center seeks PR intern

On Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship Center provides a safe environment for individuals with disabilities, enabling them to enrich and enhance their lives through equine assisted activities and therapies. Participants include children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional, and social disabilities and challenges. The intern will maintain a positive presence in the North Central, W.Va., community by updating and maintaining all social media outlets, writing and sending press releases, maintaining good media relations, assisting with maintaining a newsletter, managing promotional items, assisting with fundraising events, and assisting with website maintenance. The intern will need to be flexible enough to visit the center to take photographs, some video and also conduct interviews for press pieces. This is a paid position.

To apply, contact Carol Petitto by email ( or phone (304-288-9748). The position will remain open until it is filled.

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WVU Student Services seeks graduate assistant

General Description:

The Graduate Assistant serves an essential role in the Student Communication Center, as well as the office of Undergraduate Student Recruitment. The Graduate Assistant must demonstrate exceptional leadership ability, customer service skills, and maintain a consistent enthusiasm for West Virginia University.

The Graduate Assistant will assist in daily management of the Communication Center, as well as assist student counselors and team leaders in maintaining and initiating goal-setting and goal evaluation. In addition to traditional Student Counselor responsibilities, the Graduate Assistant will also assist with setting work schedules and staff meetings.

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Index-Journal seeks staff writer/reporter

The Greenwood, SC, Index-Journal, a 15,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive staff writer/reporter to join its award-winning team.

The ideal candidate must understand local news matters and can convey that through stories and photos. The ideal candidate must be able to manage several beats while juggling general assignment duties. The ideal candidate must be aggressive, creative and thorough. The ideal candidate must put pride in his/her work and have a passion for journalism.

If you think this job sounds like a good fit for you, follow the instructions below. Failure to adhere to instructions eliminates candidates from the pool. Applications must be sent by June 22. Serious candidates only.

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