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CreateAthon@WVU

WVU students will host the second annual CreateAthon@WVU event on November 11 at 2 p.m. and end November 12 at 2 p.m. at Martin Hall.

CreateAthon@WVU is a 24-hour creative blitz coordinated by Reed College of Media students in partnership with United Way. The event provides students the opportunity to work with professional mentors and offer free creative services to select 501c(3) nonprofit organizations in Monongalia and Preston Counties. WVU is proud to be a CreateAthon partner and is looking forward to giving back to three nonprofit organizations, including: Preston County Workshop, The Shack Neighborhood House, and Scott’s Run Settlement House.

CreateAthon@WVU offers students the opportunity to develop creative talents and learn to collaborate as well as lead teams and projects, all while gaining experience with real clients. The work that is created by the students can then be used in personal portfolios. For additional information, to view materials created by WVU students at the past CreateAthon@WVU visit www.createathonwvu.org.

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WVU News receives two MarCom Awards

WVU News won two MarCom Awards for the Spring 2016 semester. The team won a News Program Gold Award for their Newscast “Substance Abuse: A West Virginia Epidemic” and the team received an honorable mention for the newscast “Evolution of Diversity in the Mountain State”.

MarCom Awards is a creative international competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. The MarCom competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world with about 6,000 entries per year. A look at the winners shows a range in size from individuals to media conglomerates and Fortune 50 companies. The competition is so well thought of in the industry that national public relations organizations, local ad clubs, and local business communicator chapters are entrants.

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Wellness Workshop Series

Though finding romantic connection is a big part of the college experience, forming and maintaining healthy relationships can often be hard work. Do you feel comfortable asking for what you need from your partner? How do you know if things are moving too fast? How do you move beyond “Netflix and Chill?” And sometimes when relationships end, we find ourselves overwhelmed with intense emotions and feeling unsure of how to move on. As part of the Wellness Workshop Series, The Carruth Center will be offering a free Workshop designed to help students learn to recognize and form healthy relationships, and cope with the hurt of breaking up. The workshop will be on Tuesday, 11/1 from 6:30-7:30 in CPASS Room 101 and is open to all students.

See the attached flyer for additional information.

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College of Media's online programs department to host panel discussion

The WVU Reed College of Media ’s online programs department will host a panel discussion regarding the College’s online minors and Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) major on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 4:30pm, in the Media Innovation Center’s Forum. Students 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 who are interested in online minors to hear from other students about their experiences in these programs,” said Aaron Hawley, program developer for the Reed College of Media’s online programs.

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.
MDS Program Coordinator Casey Liston stresses the importance of this event for those considering the MDS degree program.

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