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Student spends summer with PGA TOUR

Interview by Angela Lindley

Lindley: Explain what you did and where you were placed for your internship.

Jessica Rangel: I was selected to work in the digital department. I wrote, produced and edited content for the website, In all, I wrote about 25 articles for the website ( I was based at the headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., so I moved here for 10 weeks. The PGA TOUR takes good care of its interns. We were provided with furnished apartments, which we shared with other interns.

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Journalism alumna establishes scholarship in honor of parents

More students at the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism will have the opportunity to realize their academic potential thanks to 1975 alumna and Clarksburg, W.Va., native Jane McNeer.

McNeer has established The Hilda G. and James E. McNeer Journalism Scholarship in honor of her parents. McNeer, who has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, is now a semi-retired fundraising consultant. She says her parents were the highest example of the benefits of education and the importance of life-long learning.

“They generously funded 34 years of higher education for my five sisters and me,” said McNeer. “The School of Journalism was my foundation – a ticket to a world of opportunity. Through an endowed scholarship named in honor of my parents, I hope to pass on the same opportunity that the School and my parents provided to me.”

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Mid-Atlantic NAME Scholarship competition

The Newspaper, Advertising and Marketing Executives (NAME) Scholarship Foundation is offering a $5,000 scholarship plus a trip to the NAME annual convention. The scholarship is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who attend a school in the mid-Atlantic region and are studying advertising or marketing. Entry deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014. View complete entry materials here.

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Marketing interns needed for new local business

Bellini Beauty Bar is looking for public relations and journalism students to assist in the marketing efforts of the region’s first blowout bar/nail bar/gathering spot. We plan to be Morgantown’s choice for birthday and bachelorette parties, as well as THE SPOT for girlfriends to gather and get their beauty on. Students will gain experience in video production, social media, event planning, business basics, and more. Please send inquiries to

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Outreach and Development Intern: Make-A-Wish

As an intern at the Make-A-Wish® Morgantown office, you will be exposed to two facets of a non-profit organization: Outreach and Development. In addition, you will be asked to perform general office duties. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 to 5 and Fridays from 9 to 3, and an intern’s hours and days can be flexible within that time frame. Internships are unpaid. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Leandra Hickman at

OUTREACH (Marketing and Communications)
• Assist in organizing community relations and outreach programs
• Identify and attend community events/health fairs/volunteer fairs relevant to Make-A-Wish
• Assist with promotional events

DEVELOPMENT (Fund-raising and Special Events)
• Assist the Regional Manager and development team that is responsible for raising funds for children’s wishes
• Assist with the Kids for Wish Kids and Wishmakers on Campus fundraising programs
• Assist in planning and implementing special events such as golf tournaments, motorcycle runs, haunted houses and recognition events.
• May include attending event planning meetings
• May include assisting at events depending on intern’s availability.
• Events are usually during weekends or evenings
• Make follow-up telephone calls to donors and volunteers (no telemarketing involved)
• Learn information about the children’s wishes while writing wish stories for thank you letters

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Charleston marketing agency seeks intern

Job Description:
Fahlgren Mortine, one of the nation’s top independent marketing communications agencies, is looking for a talented Advertising Account Management Intern for the Charleston, West Virginia office.

The internship will provide a college junior or senior with the opportunity to gain experience working in an integrated marketing and communications firm. Under the mentorship and direction of an Account Management team member, the intern will be responsible for supporting client-related projects and/or deliverables.

Specific responsibilities may include:

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RTDNA Meeting Aug. 26

The first meeting of the semester of the Radio, Television and Digital News Association (RTDNA) will take place August 26 at 7pm in 103 Martin Hall. Anyone interested in learning more about the organization are welcome to attend, and free pizza will be served.

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Kearns documentary wins regional Emmy

The documentary, “Frank Kearns: American Correspondent,” has won an Emmy in the historical documentary category from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It was written and directed by SOJ alumnus Gerald Davis (MSJ, 2008; 1975, BSJ) and co-produced by Chip Hitchcock (MSJ, 1985; BSJ, 1976).

The documentary introduces the life and award-winning work of CBS News correspondent and former School of Journalism professor Frank M. Kearns (BA, 1938). In the 1950s, ‘60s and early ‘70s, Kearns was the “go-to guy” at CBS News for dangerous stories in Africa and the Middle East. By his own count, he came face-to-face with death more than 100 times in his career. Dan Rather told a national audience that “Frank Kearns was [a legend] around here.”

Kearns returned to WVU to teach at the School of Journalism from 1971 – 1983.

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