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The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) is seeking a Communications Intern (paid)

The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) is seeking a Communications Intern (paid) to assist with communications efforts for the statewide initiative administered by the WVU Research Corporation.

The successful candidate should be comfortable with social media communications, video editing applications, web, and text platforms. Responsibilities will include managing the institute’s media clip file, organizing and managing the digital photo library, drafting and scheduling social media posts, assisting at WVCTSI events, and other duties as part of the WVCTSI Strategic Communications Plan.

This internship will begin in August 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Time requirement: 12-15 hours/week. This is a paid internship.

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Commencement 2014 message focuses on the future


On Saturday, May 10, more than 200 master’s and bachelor’s degree candidates “looking for a new adventure” crossed the stage at the WVU Creative Arts to Center during the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism’s 2014 Commencement ceremony. Keynote speaker Amy Webb, founder and CEO of Webbmedia Group, began “in the great tradition of President Gee” by taking an epic selfie with the grads. She then followed it with a tweet to the Ellen DeGeneres Show asking them to hire our graduates. Webb’s entire speech, Today I’m Going to Predict Your Future: Five important things that will happen before your 20-year college reunion, is available on Medium.com.

Following Webb’s speech and the conferral of degrees, Associate Dean Dr. Diana Martinelli recognized top scholars in the undergraduate program. Lindsey Beall received the Top Overall Scholar award and the Top Scholar in Public Relations award; Alexis Cunningham received the Top Scholar in Advertising award; and Ian Moore was named Top Scholar in Journalism. The awards were determined based on overall GPA.

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Middletown Tractor Sales seeks Marketing Communications Coordinator

Middletown Tractor Sales in Fairmont, West Virginia, has an exciting opportunity for a creative individual that has a passion for making the best even better! We are seeking a candidate for the position of Marketing Coordinator. The successful candidate will be the point person for all things marketing and advertising; from working with our ad agency in directing our marketing efforts, to creating effective displays and signage, to coordinating and executing several sales events throughout the year.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to mike@middletowntractor.com for consideration!

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Students gain professional experience in China

This summer, a group of School of Journalism students have stepped outside their comfort and time zone. Seventeen of the School’s strategic communications students have traveled to China for a month-long learning experience that will forever change how they see their place in the world.Seventeen of the School’s strategic communications students have traveled to China.

The trip is part of a partnership between the School and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China. Harrison/Omnicom Visiting Professor in Integrated Marketing Communications Jim Ebel organized the trip, which includes an IMC course and a two-week internship.

School of Journalism Dean Maryanne Reed says this summer’s trip is part of the School’s ongoing effort to provide global experiences for students.

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SOJ alumna honors mother's memory with scholarship

Inspired by the lessons of her mother, Paula Otto, a 1983 West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism alumna, has created a new scholarship in her mother’s name.

Otto says this scholarship is special because they started it together, and her mother was pleased to contribute to the fund before she passed away last month.

“Education was very important to my mother. She and my father always had the expectation that all four of their children would go to college,” said Otto. “We all were expected to have good grades and to apply for scholarships.”

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SOJ alumna talks about her "dream" career abroad

Kendal Montgomery (BSJ, 2009) went to Santiago, Chile, after graduating from the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism. She wanted to use her newly minted journalism skills while living and working abroad, but what started as a five-month internship at The Santiago Times has turned into a new life for this West Virginia native. Watch her story online.

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Commencement 2014 message focuses on the future


On Saturday, May 10, more than 200 master’s and bachelor’s degree candidates “looking for a new adventure” crossed the stage at the WVU Creative Arts to Center during the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism’s 2014 Commencement ceremony. Keynote speaker Amy Webb, founder and CEO of Webbmedia Group, began “in the great tradition of President Gee” by taking an epic selfie with the grads. She then followed it with a tweet to the Ellen DeGeneres Show asking them to hire our graduates. Webb’s entire speech, Today I’m Going to Predict Your Future: Five important things that will happen before your 20-year college reunion, is available on Medium.com.

Following Webb’s speech and the conferral of degrees, Associate Dean Dr. Diana Martinelli recognized top scholars in the undergraduate program. Lindsey Beall received the Top Overall Scholar award and the Top Scholar in Public Relations award; Alexis Cunningham received the Top Scholar in Advertising award; and Ian Moore was named Top Scholar in Journalism. The awards were determined based on overall GPA.

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Alumna's Charleston, WV, firm joins Asher Agency

The Arnold Agency, an integrated marketing firm with offices in West Virginia, Montana and Washington, D.C. —founded by SOJ alumna Linda Arnold (BSJ, 1976)—has officially joined Asher Agency. Asher Agency is a 40-year old advertising, marketing and public relations agency with a staff of over 60 employees operating offices in five states.

The Arnold Agency is being rebranded as the West Virginia office of the Asher Agency and will join other marketing and media firms under the umbrella of Eastport Holdings. In a move Linda Arnold refers to as a “good cultural fit,” the Asher Agency will do business in 25 states.

Linda Arnold will be available as a consultant to the new company while she continues to expand the distribution of her syndicated newspaper column, “Live Life Fully.” “Following 25 years with The Arnold Agency, I’m happy to have the legacy continue under this new structure,” said Arnold. “It gives me the opportunity to pursue my passion with my writing, and I’m thrilled to realize the dream of recently having my column become syndicated on a national basis.”

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Associated Press Sports Editors offering four $1,500 scholarships

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue careers in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarships which will awarded based on the students’ journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States. The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 1.

Applicants, should include the following information in letter of application:

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