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August Grads: RSVP for December graduation

WVU’s August 2014 graduates are invited to participate in the Commencement ceremony scheduled for December 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. inside the WVU Coliseum. If you plan to participate, fill out and submit the online registration form here by December 9, 2014.

Questions? Contact the Office of University Events at or 304-293-7132.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

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Mobile WVU eCampus app available this fall

Students and faculty will be able to access WVU eCampus on mobile devices starting this fall by downloading the new Blackboard Mobile Learn app.

A mobile application that brings two-way teaching and learning to iOS and Android devices has been the most-requested feature from both students and faculty members. Information Technology Services will provide details about availability and downloading instructions as the launch date approaches, so please watch for updates.

The simple, intuitive app gives students full access to their course information directly from mobile devices. Designed specifically for the iOS and Android platforms, the app lets students check grades and assignments, view documents, create discussion and blog posts, and much more. Instructors can post announcements, view class rosters and perform other tasks.

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Guest Wi-fi will be free to WVU visitors by Aug. 1

Wireless Internet service will be available free of charge to visitors on the Morgantown campus and the Potomac State College campus in Keyser by Aug.1, eliminating both cost and the need to seek specific passwords from a sponsor.

Information Technology Services is currently rolling out this change to all academic and office buildings, and to the lobbies of residence halls. Steve Belcher, assistant director of networking, said the work should be completed by the end of July.

“WVU.Guest” will automatically appear when users refresh their list of available network, and users will be prompted to complete a brief registration form.

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Aug. 13 is payment deadline for fall classes

The Office of Student Accounts reminds students of several critical dates related to the tuition billing and payment process. Students who miss these dates are at risk of being removed from their scheduled classes. All students are required to pay at least 60 percent of their Fall 2014 bill by Wednesday, Aug. 13, which is earlier than in past years. Financial aid such as loans and scholarships, in addition to tuition waivers, personal payments, or pending third party contracts will all count toward the total calculation. The critical dates include:

1. Monday, July 14, 2014: Students will receive their first billing notification for fall 2014 via MIX
2. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014: Students must have paid at least 60 percent of their tuition and other assessed charges
3. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014: Students who do not satisfy the 60 percent minimum payment requirement will be removed from all registered classes.

Students are encouraged to look at their accounts online (through MIX) to determine their account status. Students will also receive direct communications from the University leading up to the Aug. 13 deadline via email, postcards, etc. For more information, contact Student Accounts at 304-293-4006 or

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WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio has openings for several positions

WBNS-TV, Central Ohio’s News Leader, has openings for three positions.

WBNS-10TV central Ohio’s most watched news station. WBNS has more anchors, reporters, producers and photographers, than other stations and is backed by the Columbus Dispatch, This Week Community Newspapers, Niche Publications, and RadiOhio.

Weekend Anchor
WBNS seeks a dynamic and experienced journalist to anchor weekend evening newscasts. This position will also cover breaking news and interviews assigned on weekends, and will serve as a General Assignment reporter when not anchoring. Successful candidates will have the ability to break through and create a trusted bond with viewers. Candidates must also be strong enterprise storytellers capable of conveying their news sense through their anchoring and reporting. Successful candidate will have a college degree and at least five years experience as an anchor/reporter. Familiarity with Central Ohio a plus.

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Hartzell Hardwoods in Piqua, Ohio, seeks sales and marketing intern

Job Description:
Position: Sales Intern 
Business Unit: Hartzell Hardwoods
Location: Piqua, OH 
Reports To: Domestic Sales Manager 
Department: Sales 
Basic Function: The Sales Intern works on various projects for Hartzell Hardwoods such as conducting market research and compiling lists of prospective customers. The Sales Intern will work closely with the Sales and Customer Service Department to gain valuable knowledge about Hartzell Hardwoods.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from ad inquiries, trade shows, direct mail responses, card deck leads, aged leads, bingos, dealer resellers, business directories, Internet Web sites, and other sources.
2. Conducts marketing research on various products and presents proposals to the Sales team.
3. Interfaces with customers on a direct, regular basis via telephone in a sales environment.
4. Processes and maintains database for salesmen’s proposals and sales leads.
5. Prepares and processes literature for customer requests and outside sales activity.
6. Makes outbound lead follow-up calls to potential and existing customers by telephone and e-mail to qualify leads to turn over to other sales staff.
7. Handles inbound sales lead calls to convert calls into sales.
8. Overcomes technical and business objections of prospective customers.
9. Completes daily and/or weekly reports as required.
10. Files documents, transmits faxes, types forms using Microsoft Word, Excel and Intuitive.
11. Order Entry for new sales orders
12. Other duties as assigned.

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U.S. State Department seeks applicants for the Virtual Student Foreign Service internships -- Expires July 22!

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is an academic year-long, unpaid eInternship program. VSFS virtually connects U.S. citizen college students with State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agriculture Service, Broadcasting Board of Governors, and other US government agency domestic offices and U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to engage in digital diplomacy. Because these eInternships are virtual, students can have a flexible virtual work schedule during the academic year, allowing both academic and eInternship goals to be met.

The State Department is looking to American college students to lead the State Department and U.S. Government in conducting digital diplomacy and engage American citizens in its diplomatic efforts. A Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship is an opportunity to play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, journalism, trade, and agriculture initiatives. eInterns will act as citizen diplomats and will have the opportunity to connect with each other and work collaboratively with eInterns across the country.

The Department of State and the Bureau of Information Resource Management’s Office of eDiplomacy encourage college and graduate students from all majors and backgrounds to apply to the VSFS eInternship program.

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WVW Career Services Center seeks intern for Fall 2014

About Career Services Center:

The WVU Career Services Center helps prepare WVU students and alumni at all levels of the career development process, to include major and career selection, resume and professional document review, job search coaching, mock interviews, and networking skills. The Center also connects students and alumni with employment opportunities through on-campus career fairs and interviews as well as online job posting and networking sites.

Job Description:

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The Register-Herald in Beckley, WV, seeks Paginator/Multimedia Journalist

The Register-Herald, the leading daily newspaper in southern West Virginia, has an immediate opening for a paginator and multimedia journalist. 
Experience in InDesign preferable. Proficiency in all aspects of social media as well as web management.

Duties: Paginating pages for The Register-Herald, it’s weekly zoned editions and a number of special sections, as well as web posting. Other duties as directed by assistant managing editor.

Benefits: Yes

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