Media College eNews

WVU Reed College of Media Opportunity Alert

This week’s opportunity alert has some really fascinating leads for you! Note the important deadlines and other important dates for Mentorship and the Brazil capstone experience!Remember, these opportunities aren’t just “resume builders.” They’re a chance for you to get real-world experience that will supplement your classroom learning. Learn it today, use it tomorrow! Click here for a downloadable version of this week’s opportunity alert.

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Student operated Integrated Marketing Communications agency seeks new members

Martin-Hall Agency is the first student-led and student-run Integrated Marketing Communications agency at WVU. Agency members obtain real-world IMC experience through working with paying clients. We are seeking new members for the fall 2014 semester with the preferred majors but not limited: Advertising, Public Relations, Strategic Communications, Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design, Finance, Accounting and Business.

We are having an introduction meeting on Wednesday, September 3, at 6 p.m. in room 101 Martin Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Let Martin-Hall Agency help you go from being an IMC student to an IMC professional.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at

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You are invited to WVU's Second Annual Innovation Awards Ceremony

Would you like an opportunity to listen to and meet with individuals who are committed to innovation in and around the Morgantown community? Here’s your chance! WVU’s Vice President of Research, Dr. Fred King, is inviting students to attend WVU’s Second Annual Innovation Awards Ceremony. The event is Monday, September 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Waterfront Place Hotel. The keynote speaker is Wes Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman. Bush is a West Virginia native with a remarkable career from a systems engineer to his current role as CEO. In addition, President Gee, Provost McConnell, Health Sciences Vice President Dillon and Dr. King will be active participants. For planning purposes, be sure to RSVP.

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Bennett to serve as Amazon brand ambassador

Interview by Christa Currey

Christa Currey: What does an Amazon Student Brand Ambassador do?

Valerie Bennett: My partner, marketing junior Deonna Gandy, and I will promote the Amazon brand on campus—particularly Amazon Student. Amazon Student is similar to Amazon Prime, but students can join at a discounted rate, and the deals are geared specifically toward students.

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Printing guidelines for WVU Reed College of Media students

Full-time admitted College of Media students are now able to print using your student ID card at the printers outside of G4 Martin. Students receive $35 toward printing for the semester, which has been placed on your card. Costs to print remain the same as last year and appear below:

Please note that when your printing balance gets below 6 cents, you will need to call OIT (3-4444) to clear (zero out) this balance before you can continue to print using your own “Mountie Bounty” funds.

There was a problem with the swipe card technology unit we received for the new 201 classroom, so printing is not yet available there. However, we are hopeful we will receive the replacement part soon! We will alert room 201 instructors when printing is again available on the second floor. Until then, you may use the student lounge and open labs to send your work to the G4 printers.

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Now accepting applications for the Professional Mentorship Program

The WVU Reed College of Media is now accepting applications for its Professional Mentorship Program. The program matches juniors, seniors and graduate students with industry leaders from the College’s network of alumni and friends. Professional mentors provide guidance, coaching and support for students in journalism and strategic communications as they prepare to enter the workforce. The application period is now open, and the program continues through the end of the academic year. Applications are available online .

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Fall semester computer lab hours

Fall semester computer lab hours in Martin Hall are as follows:

Room G1
Friday, 1 pm – 5 pm (mainly for JRL 225 students)

Room G2
Monday/Wednesday 8:30 am – 9 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 am – 9 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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WVU Reed College of Media begins 75th year with new name, facilities and curricula

The WVU Reed College of Media (formerly the P.I. Reed School of Journalism) begins its 75th year on WVU campus with a new name, upgraded facilities and new curricula.

On Monday, August 18, College of Media students were the first to use the new Alexis and Jim Pugh Media Innovation Lab on the second floor of Martin Hall. Built this summer, the lab is an open, flexible environment that offers students access to the latest media technology and fosters creativity, ideation and product development.

The lab houses a customized teaching wall, collaboration tables and a digital media bridge. The multi-screen system features streaming data, multimedia and social media content that faculty can integrate into their teaching.

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