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Opportunity Alert for the week of September 28th

The National Association of Black Journalists offers a summer internship with NBC Universal in New York. While they have not yet posted applications for Summer 2016, now is the time to start preparing your application. Fellows in this program will be assigned to work for 10 weeks (at $10/hour) with one of NBC News’s programs. You must be a current member of NABJ, be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student and must be able to relocate to New York for the full summer program. You’ll need to submit a resume, cover letter, school transcript, and five work samples. Check this website regularly and be ready when the application period opens. http://www.nabj.org/?page=internships

· Your Community Foundation (based in Morgantown) has immediate need for a PAID writing/social media/marketing intern. Pays $10.50-$16.50/hour (commensurate with experience). 20 hours per week. Preference given to students who can make a two-semester commitment. Duties include helping market YCF’s “Opportunity Day” to businesses of varying sizes throughout North Central WV. Will also require development of a social media strategy. You can learn more about the foundation and its current marketing efforts here: http://www.ycfwv.org/.

· Brunner (Pittsburgh office) seeks copywriting intern. 40 hour/week FT paid position for current students or recent graduates. Full job description and application instructions here: http://brunnercareers.theresumator.com/apply/bFjO8w/Internship-Copywriter

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IMC Online Information Session October 8th and 20th

Are you interested in learning more about the IMC graduate program at West Virginia University? If so, you will find our live, comprehensive one-hour information session extremely helpful in answering your questions about our program.

Upcoming Sessions
Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time
Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Noon Eastern Time

You will learn about the diversity of our faculty, IMC student experience, application and admissions processes, curriculum offerings and the WVU eCampus course management system.

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Advising blog offers guidance to students preparing for registration

The relationship you have with your College advisor is probably much different than the one you experienced with your high school advisor. With college comes the freedom to choose your classes, but with so much freedom, some guidance is necessary to keep you on track for graduation.

By now you should have received an email from your advisor with information about pre-registration and the process for setting up an advising appointment. Look for this link http://bit.ly/1PIgDsf. It includes some important dates and scheduling information you need to know!

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"Need to Read" Flash Mob Oct. 7

Have you always wanted to participate in a flash mob? Well, now you can! The Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia and Preston Counties (LVMPC) is hosting the “Need to Read” Flash Mob Read-In event October 7 at 2 p.m. in Woodburn Circle.

Participants are asked to bring something to read to show support for the battle against illiteracy in West Virginia. Check in to receive a free raffle ticket and proof of attendance to qualify for LVMPC iServe volunteer hours.

For more information check out the flyer.

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Apply for December Graduation! Deadline Oct. 2!

If you anticipate graduating in December 2015, you must complete the online graduation application by October 2, 2015. Students who have previously applied for graduation, but whose degree was not granted must resubmit a graduation application. If you will not complete all degree requirements by December, please do not submit a graduation application at this time. Only students who will complete all requirements by the end of the fall semester will be eligible for December graduation.

Detailed below are instructions to apply for December graduation:

1. Log into your MIX account (http://mix.wvu.edu )
2. Click on the STAR tab
3. Click on the link “Click here to log into Degree Works” 
4. Verify major(s), minor(s), and area of emphasis (if applicable) are correct

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Fall Family Weekend October 2-4


Families of West Virginia University students will be welcomed to campus for the annual Fall Family Weekend sponsored by the Mountaineer Parents Club Oct. 2-4, 2015 with a host of new events, plenty of pancakes and even an opportunity for a selfie or two with President Gordon Gee.

Events have been scheduled for families eager to explore the greater Morgantown community. On Friday, the annual ‘Art is Food’ event, a collaborative effort between the Mountaineer Parents Club and Main Street Morgantown, will be located at the corner of Fayette and Spruce streets from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and includes samplings of food from Morgantown eateries provided through the Downtown Morgantown Restaurant Association. Tickets can be purchased here http://www.downtownmorgantown.com/msm_events/art-is-food/.

Other weekend events include a Welcome Reception on Friday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in Mountainlair Commons Area where representatives from various WVU units including Housing and Residence Life, Student Success, WELLWVU and others will be on hand to answer questions.

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2016 Pulliam Fellowship now accepting applications

The 2016 Pulliam Fellowship welcomes application’s for next year’s program. Twenty winners nationwide will be chosen for a 10-week internship, which will run from June 6 through August 12,2016 in Indianapolis and Phoenix.

For 42 years, the Pulliam Fellowship has awarded internships to promising journalists committed to news reporting. More than 600 Fellows have completed the program. many are still working in news. Four have won the Pulitzer Prize.

Eugene C. Pulliam of Central Newspapers created the Fellowship in 1974 for college graduates pursuing news reporting. Gannett Co. has continued the program since its purchase of Central Newspapers in 2000. We welcome applications from college juniors and seniors and graduate students. Most applicants have some prior news writing experience, including college newspapers.

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Journalism professor to debut book about sex work and the law


The Huffington Post recently interviewed  West Virginia University Reed College of Media  Assistant Professor Alison Bass about sex work and the law, as her upcoming book focuses on this issue.

Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and the Law, publicly debuts in early October. The book weaves the true stories of sex workers together with the history of prostitution and the latest research into what one author calls “a gripping, clear-eyed look at a marginalized subculture.” Bass makes the argument that decriminalizing prostitution would alleviate many of the problems associated with commercial sex.

In recognition of the book’s launch, Bass will read an excerpt and facilitate a question-and-answer session on Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m., in 130 of Colson Hall.
She hopes her new book will explode common myths and change people’s perceptions.

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