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Double feature to commence Film and Discussion Series observance of Black History Month

On the occasion of Black History Month, the Cecilia Rollins Brown Bag Film and Discussion Series will host a double feature on Tuesday, Feb. 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 6 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Mountainlair Gluck Theater.

“Sankofa” will be shown Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. This 1993 film by Haile Gerima bends concepts of time and space in order to take the audience through the terrible ordeal that was the Maafa, the African Holocaust. In the film, a contemporary African-American woman, in Africa for a photo-shoot, travels back in time and experiences slavery. Haile Gerima’s poetic and precisely detailed film takes its audience into its heroine’s life and mind as her moral sense is challenged and changed. Although the majority of his film takes place in the past, Gerima passionately believes that the importance of the film is the direction it can provide for both the present and the future.

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Spring 2014 'WVU News' team announced

Professor Gina Dahlia made public this week the names of the students who will anchor the Spring 2014 episodes of “WVU News”. Andrew Sealy of Throop, N.Y., will be the main anchor of the show while Taylor Eaton of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., and Victoria Licata of Weirton, W.Va. will co-anchor. Sports anchors were also announced. They are Joe Mitchin of Canton, Ohio, and Brittany Cavanaugh of Plains, Pa.

Ardath Osborne and Cory Sanchez will be the executive producers of the show.

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Advertising agency Deeplocal CEO to lecture at WVU Jan. 30

Nathan Martin, CEO of the award-winning Pittsburgh-based advertising agency, Deeplocal, will present a visiting artist lecture at the West Virginia University School of Art and Design.

When: Thursday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m.
Where: Creative Arts Center’s Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A)

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Piece by recent SOJ grad examines coal industry's effects on West Virginia

Omar Ghabra (BSJ, 2013) recently published a piece examining the coal industry’s long-term effects on West Virginia and its people. The article, which appeared Jan. 24 on The Nation website, takes a hard look at the challenges that extractive industry poses to those who live nearby. 
Read more of Ghabra’s piece here.

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$5,000 Greek American Heritage Scholarship

$5,000 Scholarship Opportunity for Graduate and Undergraduate Journalism and Related Communications Majors of Greek American Heritage

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family for the last two decades.

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Kansas City Business Journal seeks multimedia journalist

The Kansas City Business Journal is looking for a true multimedia journalist to help us give our audience the information they need in whichever format they want. This position will help produce our morning news email and bolster our online coverage through reporting, shooting video and taking photos.

Hours:
Full Time

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Digital Media Artist to display artwork at CAC

Visiting Digital Media Artist Andrea Polli displays her data-informed installations and artwork at the WVU Center for Creative Arts. In “Particle Falls,” sensor data about air quality is incorporated into public art.
http://sensingchange.chemheritage.org/sensing-change/art/particle-falls

Laura Mesaros Gallery
January 23 – February 27, 2014
Breathless Andrea Polli

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2014 Case Media Plan Competition

The Media Plan Case Competition represents the cornerstone and the entry-level for the Media Scholars Program. It challenges students to think strategically and dive into the deep-end of marketing impressions, numbers and budgets.

The Qualifying Round
The qualifying round includes a brief introduction to the basics of media planning and allows judges to determine those able to submit a competitive media plan. During this round of the competition, students may work either individually or as a team of two.

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