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Martin-Hall Agency accepting new members

Martin-Hall Agency, West Virginia University’s fully-integrated advertising agency, is looking to expand for next year. The agency is now accepting new members in a wide variety of majors to join the agency for the 2012-2013 school year. Journalism-related majors are especially encouraged to be a part of the agency to gain real-world experience and learn more about their desired profession.

The Martin-Hall Agency will be having their final meeting of the year Tuesday, April 24 at 7 PM in Room 205 of Martin Hall. This meeting will serve as a planning meeting for next year in which we will elect a new executive board and discuss our objectives. The open executive board positions include President, Chief Communications Officer, Chief Creative Officer, Vice President of Client Engagement, Treasurer and Webmaster.

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Paid summer internship with The Daily Athenaeum

The West Virginia University Committee on Publications is now soliciting applications for the position of summer editor-in-chief of The Daily Athenaeum for the summer terms 2012. The editor-in-chief is responsible for content of the newspaper.

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better and must be a full-time fee paying student, but need not be a journalism major. The position is paid and expected to serve the total of the 2012 summer sessions. The selected editor is expected to report for duty by May 8, 2012 and complete duties on August 1, 2012.

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Office of Senator Jay Rockefeller seeks press assistant

Job Description: Senior Democratic Senator seeks Press Assistant for fast-paced communications office. Duties include, but are not limited to: drafting press releases and materials, assisting with media events, tracking media coverage, maintaining the office website and social media sites, and performing general press office support.

Location: Washington, DC

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Dr. Colistra named 2012 Excellence in Civic Engagement Award Recipient

On April 19, during the CCE’s annual Engagement Celebration, it will recognize exemplary representatives of each category with the Excellence in Civic Engagement Awards. The award presentation takes place as part of the seventh-annual Week of Engagement (April 16-21).

The awards, which were created in 2009, are dedicated to recognizing the most active and civically engaged among us at WVU. For 2012, the CCE expanded the award categories to include student organizations and local businesses. Each recipient has to have shown a strong commitment to civic engagement and service throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.

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SOJ alumna launch campaign to fund "Hollow"

Seven West Virginia natives – a mix of filmmakers, journalists, advocacy leaders, cartographers and School of Journalism alumna – are jumpstarting a hybrid community participatory and interactive documentary called Hollow, which spotlights McDowell County and its residents.

To cover production costs, the group launched a campaign with Kickstarter, an online crowdfunding site, to raise $25,000, which includes workshop fees and the purchase of five cameras for participants. After production, the cameras will be donated to residents so the storytelling can continue—maintaining the project’s goal to create content for the community, by the community.

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