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WVU literary magazine accepting submissions

Are you interested in being published in an award-winning literary magazine?

Calliope, WVU’s undergraduate literary magazine, is now accepting submissions for the 2013 edition.

Undergraduates from any major can submit up to three pieces of prose (fiction or nonfiction), no more than 2,000 words per piece; up to five pieces of poetry, no more than 500 words per piece; and up to three pieces of artwork, which can be a painting, drawing, art photograph, or photography of a sculpture, pottery—anything classified as fine art, craft or folk art.

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College Lifestyles seeks interns for online magazine

College Lifestyles ™ ( is an online magazine for classy co-eds featuring articles on nutrition, health, style, DIY, campus life, professionalism and etiquette.

College Lifestyles ™ is currently seeking classy young women and gentlemen to join our Editorial, Social Media, and Campus Representative Teams for the Spring 2013 semester.

Positions available include:

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American Cancer Society seeks Community Manager (Morgantown, W.Va.)

Position Description

As the largest voluntary health organization, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. They are working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays – a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. The ACS combines relentless passion with the wisdom of nearly a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and they get results. The ACS saves lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work; nearly 12 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate a birthday this year.

Staff have a unique opportunity to save lives through direct mission impact while fulfilling personal and career objectives. The American Cancer Society values accountability and high performance and rewards those teams and team members who continually improve their capability and contribution. The American Cancer Society is also dedicated to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce to help achieve our mission.

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SOJ professor to participate in WVU panel on science and the media

The SOJ’s Alison Bass will participate in a panel discussion on scientific information and the media. 
The event, “Communicating Science and Medicine: A Panel Discussion on How and Why” will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in White Hall G06.

This National Science Foundation sponsored Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program features two authors who have used different approaches to write books about science and medicine targeted to lay audiences.

In addition to Bass, who is the author of Side Effects, the panel will feature James Kakalios, Professor of Physics at the University of Minnesota, who is the author of The Physics of Superheroes.

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American Cancer Society seeks community manager

Applications are currently being accepted for a Morgantown-area Community Manager with the American Cancer Society. Interested applicants should visit and click Opportunities. This position is listed under WV-Morgantown (Job ID# 11416). 
This position will work with specific communities in West Virginia to execute Mission programs and execute fundraising events (Relay For Life community events). View the full job description.

For more information, contact: 
Leandra Hickman, community manager, South Atlantic Division 
American Cancer Society, Inc.
122 South High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501

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WVU releases 2013 May Commencement schedule--SOJ ceremony slated for Saturday, May 18

West Virginia University is pleased to announce the 2013 May Commencement schedule. Candidates for graduation should visit for general event information.

The School of Journalism will release additional details as they are available. Students should watch their MIX email, SOJ eNews and the SOJ website for specifics around the May Commencement.

Below is the official WVU May Commencement schedule:

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Martin Hall Agency: Rake-a-Thon for Wishmakers on campus

The Martin Hall Agency is working with WVU Wishmakers on Campus to promote its rake-a-thon fundraising event this Sunday, October 28 from 2pm to 6pm. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Students will rake yards for area families in exchange for a donation to Make-a-Wish. For more information, view the press release or contact Celina Welbers at (802) 309-9167 or

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Martin Hall Agency to host speaker Jason Bender

As part of its “Power Up Your Professional Network” event series, the Martin Hall Agency is proud to host speaker Jason Bender, executive creative director for Rockfish Interactive, on October 25 at 6 p.m. in G21 Ming Hsieh Hall

Bender is the Digital Pioneer and is an expert with everything digital, so he perfects that aspect of advertising for Walmart, Sams Club, Pringles, P.F. Changs, EA Sports, Cisco, etc.

Bender had made it for himself in New York City by his early 30s, which is no small task. He will answer any questions after his presentation and network, so attendees should bring resumes.

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WV Grantmakers seeks special programs assistant intern

The West Virginia Grantmakers is the statewide network of private, family, corporate, and community foundations and other grantmaking institutions in West Virginia. We are committed to our mission of Strengthening Philanthropy in the Mountain State.

Position Overview:
This internship with WV Grantmakers will allow in-depth exposure to the dynamic work of the organization. The internship is devoted to assisting the president in the research and development of programs, creating special initiatives and platforms to better serve the different sectors of grantmakers, working with committees and volunteers, and assisting with public policy outreach/advocacy work. The intern will report to the president and have an interest in the WV Grantmakers’ mission. The opportunity is a full-time or part-time position (2 to 3 days a week) and must be a minimum period of one semester or 4 months. Please note this is an unpaid position.

Responsibilities & Requirements:
– Assist the President with special programs
– Research programs, samples, or issues to serve members, philanthropy initiatives, public policy, etc. 
– Assist with committee and board meetings by taking minutes, preparing materials, and distributing to the board
– Prepare reports and drafting documents for the President
– Outline and coordinate a format to communicate information and resources to specific sectors of grantmakers membership and a system wide public policy advocacy strategy
– Excellent written and oral communication, research, organization and writing skills
– Work with committees and volunteers to coordinate projects 
– Ability to work independently and within the constraints of tight deadlines
– Event planning, logistics, and coordination 
 – Undertake special projects and assignments as needed

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