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Enter the 1st Annual Target Case Study Competition for a chance to win $750!

Students from all majors are encouraged to enter the 1st Annual Target Case Study Competition!

Put your marketing, management and social media skills to work for a chance to win $750.

The kick-off event is Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Mountaineer Room @ the Mountainlair. For a list of guidelines and information on team sign-ups, view the downloadable PDF .

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Register now for the Reed College of Media's women's hackathon event

You decide.

WVU women are invited to join the Reed College of Media for a women of technology networking and hackathon event October 24-26. The event, “Hack the Gender Gap: A Women Hackathon on Wearables,” is sponsored by PBS MediaShift and the WVU Reed College of Media.

The women-only hackathon will kick off Friday night, October 24, with a Women of Technology Symposium hosted by Google. Panelists will announce the challenge to hackathon participants during the symposium, which will be aired live in Martin Hall.

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Innovation Awards honor College of Media faculty

WVU’s second annual Innovation Awards

The WVU Reed College of Media is constantly striving to innovate through groundbreaking ideas and new media technology. Last night, three faculty members were recognized for their contributions at WVU’s second annual Innovation Awards. The awards honor innovation and impact on society through commercialization of ideas.

Assistant Professor Dana Coester was honored with the award for Established Career Innovator. Coester is creative director for the Alexis and Jim Pugh Media Innovation Lab and has been instrumental in cultivating the culture and practice of innovation across campus.

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The Knight Foundation issues News Challenge

The Knight Foundation is issuing a call for ideas about how libraries might be used in the future. Libraries are key for improving Americans’ ability to know about and to be involved with what takes place around them. The library has been a vital part of our communities for centuries—as keepers of public knowledge, spaces for human connection, educators for the next generations of learners. While habits are changing, those needs have not. The Foundation wants to discover projects that help carry the values of libraries into the future.

There are no specific projects in mind, and this contest is open to anyone, from public libraries to universities to businesses, nonprofits and individuals. The Foundation believes passionately in the role libraries have played in helping people learn about and participate in the world around them and wants to support the next generation of that essential endeavor.

What captures your imagination about the future of libraries? From September 10 to September 30, you’re invited to submit your idea to win a share of $2.5 million, which we’ll award in January of 2015 to the most compelling teams and projects. After submissions close, participants will have the opportunity to refine their submission during the feedback and refinement phases.

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Opportunity Alert for the week of Sept. 16

Lots of leads this week! If you have any questions about these or need more information, just ask! Please be specific about the opportunity you’re asking about when you call or email Eric Minor.

· StratComm (ADV/PR) – Morgantown-based EdVenture Group (nonprofit educational consulting company) seeks PAID Marketing Intern for fall semester. Duties include social media, community relations, and communications planning. 8-12 hours per week. Send resume, cover letter and work samples to Jill Fratto

· Journalism (TVJ) – Locally produced, nationally televised reality TV show seeks production assistant intern. Some travel required. Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming airs nationally on Outdoor Channel. Send cover letter, resume and work samples to Jarod McClure, Producer at

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Graphic design position open with US Marine Corps Marathon

Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS) is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team-oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.

This position is located at MARINE CORPS MARATHON. Candidate selected for this position will serve as a GRAPHIC COORDINATOR for MCCS.

Plans and executes the development of graphic designs, layouts, and exhibits in coordination with the presentation of printed and/or visual media. Designs logos and other graphic elements using both freehand and computer software programs. Creates signs, murals, posters, banners, decorative artwork using a variety of materials, in an effort to increase sales and promote program participation. Provides promotional materials for theme parties, holiday observances, and other special events. Works with Marketing Director, Department Heads, and managers concerning special events, ensuring appropriate use of various printed media for flyers, posters, marquees, and other commonly used visual media. Researches sources, recommends and prepares material requirements for graphic equipment, materials, and supplies for budget and events, surveying local events, surveying local stores and vendors to obtain prices, quantities, and delivery information.

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Students: Professional mentorship applications due Sept. 22!

All students: Applications for the Professional Mentorship Program are due to Eric Minor by noon on September 22nd. If you would like to be matched with a professional in your field of study who can guide you, educate you about the industry and serve as a mentor, apply now!

So far, dozens of professional mentors are available, including industry leaders at NBC/Universal, ESPN and Spotify.

for more information or to apply, contact Eric Minor at
Phone: 304.293.6117
Schedule an appointment today: at
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Apply for December Graduation--Deadline Oct. 3

If you anticipate graduating in December 2014, you must complete the online graduation application by Oct. 3, 2014. Students who have previously applied for graduation, but whose degree was not granted must resubmit a graduation application. If you will not complete all degree requirements by December please do not submit a graduation application at this time. Only students who will complete all requirements by the end of the fall semester will be eligible for December graduation.

Detailed below are instructions to apply for December graduation:

1. Log into your MIX account ( )
2. Click on the STAR tab
3. Click on the link “Click here to log into DegreeWorks” 
4. Verify major(s), minor(s), and area of emphasis (if applicable) are correct

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WVU Reed College of Media celebrates 75 years

This month, the WVU Reed College of Media launches its 75th year on campus with a kick-off celebration in Woodburn Circle.

The event will be held on Tuesday, September 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is open to all members of the WVU community. The celebration will feature special guests President Gordon Gee and the Mountaineer mascot, hands-on activities, plenty of food and live music from U-92.

The first 75 people to register at the event will receive a free-t-shirt, and all participants can enter to win an iPad mini and gift cards.

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