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College of Media seeks Director of Marketing and Communications

The WVU Reed College of Media is looking for a strong writer and passionate communicator to tell and share our story. The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for leading the College's strategic marketing and communications efforts. This position reports directly to the dean and will work with her to promote the College's innovative efforts in teaching, scholarship and engaged outreach to local communities. Apply here:

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College of Media to host MDS and online minors panel discussion

The WVU Reed College of Media will host a panel discussion regarding the College’s online minors and Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) major on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 4:30pm, in the forum of the Media Innovation Center. Students in attendance will learn more about the College of Media’s seven online minors—Advertising, Entertainment Media, Event Planning, Health Promotion, Public Relations, Sport Communications and Strategic Social Media— as well as its MDS program. 

“This is a great opportunity for students interested in online minors to hear from other students about their experiences in these programs,” said Aaron Hawley, MDS & Minors Coordinator for the WVU Reed College of Media. “Students will also learn how the MDS program can help them to customize their degree to best serve their specific interested and career goals.”

The discussion will feature both student and administrative representatives from the College’s online minors and MDS degree program. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of both their peers and the programs’ administrators.

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WVU Constitution Day program September 18 will address freedom of the press

West Virginia University’s annual observance of Constitution Day this year will focus on the role of a free press in a democratic society.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will join WVU communications, journalism and law professors to address the erosion of the First Amendment, fake news, and why a free press is necessary for a strong democracy.

“Freedom of the Press: Constitutionally Enshrined Guardians of Democracy” takes place September 18 at 4 p.m. in the Event Hall at the WVU College of Law.

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Education abroad faculty workshops and fair

Next week the Office of Global Affairs will host Workshops on Education Abroad on September 18 and 19 in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair located on the Downtown Campus

These sessions change annually and are geared towards both new and experienced faculty leaders. Participants will review new items to consider for this year’s programming while taking part in opportunities to network and discuss best practices and past experiences. Faculty are invited to drop in and out as available. (See schedule below.)

Additionally, the Office of Global Affairs will host the Education Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 20 from 10am – 4pm  in the Mountainlair Ballrooms located on the Downtown Campus. The Education Abroad Fair will feature faculty-led education abroad programs, exchange programs, international internships, and global service-learning programs. 

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College receives a $150,000 grant to expand community-based reporting aimed at bridging America’s divides

Martin Hall in the summer with students walking by to class

A foundation launched by the founder of eBay is supporting the efforts of West Virginia University’sReed College of Media to better tell the stories of Appalachian communities and to help bridge America’s political and cultural divides.

The Democracy Fund recently awarded the College of Media $150,000 to combine and advance three of its successful programs: the Innovator-in-Residence program, currently funded by the Knight Foundation; the start-up digital publication “100 Days in Appalachia,” and the social justice reporting collaboration between the College of Media and Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Apply for December Graduation--Deadline October 6!

The online application to graduate in December 2017 is now open - if you anticipate graduating in December 2017, you must complete the online graduation application by October 6th, 2017.  Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Please note, if you applied to graduate in a prior term but your degree was not granted, you MUST submit a new graduation application for December 2017.

If you will not complete all degree requirements by the conclusion of the fall term, please do not submit a graduation application at this time. Only students who will complete all requirements by that time will be eligible for December graduation.

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Journalism on the Frontlines: Covering the Trump Administration

September 13, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. | Mountainlair Ballrooms

Every administration has had its run-ins with the press, but the Trump Administration’s relationship with the media has been particularly rocky. President Trump has called the media “fake news”, and journalism, the “enemy of the American people”. His administration has restricted access to the White House press briefings and limited the flow of information to the journalists.

During our moderated-panel event, we will get to the heart of what it’s like as a media professional to cover the Trump Administration. We’ll also discuss why it is important, now more than ever, for journalists to ask the tough questions and to be the watchdogs of our democracy.

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