Media College eNews

SOJ hosts accreditation site team Nov. 1-4

Next Sunday through Wednesday (November 1-4), the School of Journalism will host a site team from the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. These five people will be visiting campus and Martin Hall to review our undergraduate journalism program for re-accreditation. This is a very important event for the SOJ.

Currently, only 114 journalism programs in the country are nationally accredited. The fact that we are among this select group is something you can point to with pride on your resume, job applications, and in interviews.

We spent the summer compiling a report for this review, and we are now preparing for the site team members to visit us.

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Alpharma student video contest accepting submissions

The following is a letter from Alpharma Animal Health

Thanks to those of you who submitted clips during Phase I of the Alpharma Student Video Contest. A total of 146 clips were submitted and are now available to download for the remainder of the contest. Phase I of the Student Video Contest is now closed, and it’s time to move on to Phase II, which opened Monday, October 19th.

With the kickoff of Phase II you’ll be able to view and download the clips that were submitted throughout the first phase of the contest by going to the contest Web site. You can use any number of video clips from the first phase of the contest and/or your own media to make the most creative and educational video possible for your chance to win $5,000.

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Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. seeks full-time Executive Director

Position: Executive Director, Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.
Salary: competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: Arthurdale, West Virginia, 26520, United States
Posted by: Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.
Job Category: Administration, Fundraising & Development, Management
Sector: Non-profit
Type: Full time
Language(s): English
Area of Focus: Fundraising, Historic Preservation, Tourism, Education, Foundations, Museums and Historical Societies

Description:
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is accepting applications for a full-time Executive Director.

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is a 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic Arthurdale, WV. The United States government established Arthurdale in 1933 and it was the nation’s first New Deal Homestead Community. Created through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, the community provided a new chance at life for residents of West Virginia who were suffering from the Great Depression. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt served as the empathetic force behind the community, which became known as “Eleanor’s Little Village” because of her interest. Today, Arthurdale is a National Historic District that features 160 of the 165 original homesteads.

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CLS scholarship opportunities

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language
Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand
dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical
need foreign languages. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in
thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2010.

ELIGIBILITY
All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be currently
enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or
graduate level. All candidates must have completed at least their
first year of university-level study by the summer of 2010. Students
in all disciplines including business, engineering, sciences, social
sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply. Only graduate
students and graduating seniors are eligible to apply to the summer
2010 Persian program.

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JQE test reminder

JQE tests will be held this week and next. You must have already pre-registered to be eligible. There will be NO registrations at the door.

JQE TEST DATE #1: Tuesday, October 27, 2009
TIME: 5:30pm – 7:30pm 
LOCATION: Room 21 G Ming Hsieh Hall
TEST BEGINS AT 5:30 – NO ADMITTANCE AFTER TEST BEGINS
MUST BRING: PHOTO ID – #2 PENCILS

JQE TEST DATE #2: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
TIME: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
LOCATION: Room 21 G Ming Hsieh Hall
TEST BEGINS AT 6:00 – NO ADMITTANCE AFTER TEST BEGINS
MUST BRING: PHOTO ID – #2 PENCILS

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Football legends, team owners to discuss "The Business of Sports" at WVU

October 21st, 2009 | 
Oliver Luck, two-time Academic All-American who led West Virginia University to victory in the 1981 Peach Bowl and Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff will join two team owners for a discussion on “The Business of Sports” at 6 p.m.., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center.

The football players will join Ken Kendrick, managing general partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Bob Nutting, chairman of the board and principal owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the Wells Fargo Distinguished Lecture Series.

The event, sponsored by WVU’s College of Business and Economics and the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, is free and open to the public. Kendrick, Luck and Huff are WVU alumni.

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Brown bag lecture at SOJ Oct. 28

When: 10/28 (Wed), 12-1PM
Where: Room 101 Martin Hall
Topic: “Resistance to Persuasion: Inoculation Research” 
Lecturer: Dr. Sammy Lee

Open to all interested students and faculty

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