West Virginia University
11 Oct

WSAZ-TV seeks full-time producer

Christa | October 11, 2011

WSAZ is looking for a full-time producer who can make a newscast unique and memorable on this dominant #1 station. We want someone who can thrive in a fast-paced, highly competitive work environment. This person must be an excellent writer, possess strong leadership and organizational skills and be able to perform well under pressure. The ideal candidate develops and enterprises stories daily and communicates well with co-workers and the community. The candidate will also be required to coordinate field anchoring opportunities as well as live coverage of special events, run the assignment desk and post stories to our station’s website.

Duties include:

  • Must possess strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Required to write copy and edit video into newscast and web formats
  • Ensure content of each newscast is clear, concise and easily understandable by our viewers
  • Responsible for determining story lineup and timing for each story or segment of newscast
  • Work with anchors and reporters on story selection, writing and enterprise pieces.
  • Work with news team and production department for on-air promotion
  • Must be able to develop and enterprise compelling stories that interest our viewers
  • Present information on wsaz.com immediately and as updates become available.
  • Work with director to determine best use of graphics and coordination of live shots that will complement the stories included in each newscast
  • Maintain a positive work environment through active team participation
  • Develop good judgment and decision making skills by staying heavily involved in the daily news product
  • Maintain ability to listen to requests and ideas, determine needs and develop realistic plans
  • Must meet deadlines
  • Participate in future planning

Skills, experience and education:

  • BA in Journalism or related field preferred
  • Must be able to work flexible days and hours
  • Ability to handle moderate to high stress and deadline pressure

Send resume to:
Dan Fabrizio
News Director
WSAZ TV
645 5TH Ave.
Huntington, WV 25701

Email:
dan.fabrizio@wsaz.com
No phone calls please.

Gray Television Broadcasting (NYSE: GTN) is a diversified media corporation. Well-known for its creative culture as for its operations, Gray employs people who are aggressive, knowledgeable and deeply committed to the communities in which we operate. Because employees are the key to our success, Gray offers strong benefits and incentives, including health, vision, dental and life insurance, profit sharing, discount stock purchase plans and a 401(K) contribution plan. For more information about Gray and the markets in which we operate, see our website at http://www.graycommunications.com/

Gray Television is an equal opportunity employer

11 Oct

WSAZ-TV, a dominant #1 station, is looking for a full-time multimedia journalist. We are seeking a reporter that is passionate about the art of storytelling through crafted scripts, compelling interviews, creative video, meaningful natural sound and skilled editing. We want someone assertive that is willing to ask the tough questions but also someone that can connect with people where they are and humanize a story. The candidate should have strong reporting and shooting skills, leadership qualities, solid news judgment and the ability to multi-task.

Candidate qualifications:

• Present information in a fair, unbiased manner, insuring the information is accurate and of interest to viewers.
• Develop story ideas to present in morning/afternoon news meeting.
• Eager to report, go live, onset debrief of story
• You must have strong writing, shooting and editing skills, ability to post stories to the web and read from a computer monitor
• Willing to work with our news consultant to develop on-air look and presence
• Work contacts and establish self in beat counties and community
• Always present a professional image as a representative of WSAZ-TV
• Ability to handle moderate stress on a regular basis, meet daily and long range deadlines, work well with others in a team atmosphere and contribute meaningful content daily.
• Candidate should have a degree in Journalism or related field
• 1-2 years of experience is preferred

Send reel and resume to:
Dan Fabrizio
News Director
WSAZ TV
645 5TH Ave.
Huntington, WV 25701

Email:
dan.fabrizio@wsaz.com
No phone calls please

Gray Television Broadcasting (NYSE: GTN) is a diversified media corporation. Well-known for its creative culture as for its operations, Gray employs people who are aggressive, knowledgeable and deeply committed to the communities in which we operate. Because employees are the key to our success, Gray offers strong benefits and incentives, including health, vision, dental and life insurance, profit sharing, discount stock purchase plans and a 401(K) contribution plan. For more information about Gray and the markets in which we operate, see our website at http://www.graycommunications.com/

Gray Television is an equal opportunity employer

11 Oct

Students and their families can start making graduation plans for May Commencement.

The University will host a series of individual, personalized ceremonies at a variety of venues on the Evansdale Campus and around Morgantown, including the WVU Coliseum, Creative Arts Center and Morgantown Event Center.

Candidates for graduation should visit the graduation event portal at http://graduation.wvu.edu for event updates, lodging information and other details. More information will be added as details are finalized.

Graduates should plan to arrive at least one hour prior to the start time of each ceremony for check-in and lineup. Celebratory receptions will immediately follow each ceremony. Each ceremony should last two hours, or less.

This year’s December graduates will take part in December Convocation on Dec. 11, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in the WVU Coliseum.

The 2012 May Commencement event ceremony schedule is:

Friday, May 11:

  • Army ROTC Commissioning, 10 a.m., location to be announced
  • Air Force ROTC Commissioning, time and location to be announced
  • Honors Convocation, 5:30 p.m., Creative Arts Center

Saturday, May 12:

  • College of Human Resources and Education, 9 a.m., Coliseum
  • School of Dentistry, 9 a.m., Morgantown Event Center
  • Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, 9:30 a.m., Creative Arts Center
  • School of Nursing, 1 p.m., Morgantown Event Center (A reception at Touchdown Terrace will precede the ceremony.)
  • College of Law, 2 p.m., Creative Arts Center
  • College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, 2 p.m., Coliseum
  • School of Pharmacy, 5 p.m., Morgantown Event Center
  • College of Creative Arts, 5:30 p.m., Creative Arts Center
  • College of Business and Economics, 6 p.m., Coliseum

Sunday, May 13:

  • School of Medicine (M.D., Ph.D.), 9 a.m., Morgantown Event Center
  • Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, 9:30 a.m., Coliseum
  • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences – Masters and PhD students (Hooding and Degree Conferral Ceremony), 10 a.m., Creative Arts Center
  • School of Medicine (professionals), 2 p.m., Morgantown Event Center
  • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences – Bachelors Degrees, 2 p.m., Coliseum
  • College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, 2:30 p.m., Creative Arts Center

11 Oct

Opens position: Sr. Communications Associate/Public Communications Professional
Where: Reingold, Washington, D.C.
Work Location: Falling Waters, WV
Status: Full time; Temp. NTE 1yr.

Reingold, Inc., a leading Washington marketing and communications firm, offers an outstanding opportunity for a creative senior-level communications and project management professional to develop cutting-edge social marketing, change management, public outreach, and advertising campaigns. Prestige clients include associations, educational institutions, government agencies, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.

This position demands a versatile self-starter with strong intellect and initiative, total reliability, and top-flight communication skills. Our senior specialists lead account teams, maintain client relations, and develop strategy—while launching campaigns and adding value to each and every client assignment.

The successful candidate will have experience and working knowledge in the following areas:

• Marketing/communications experience to include the utilization of internal and external creative resources
• Strategic planning and campaign development
• Brand development skills with demonstrable experience in developing a complete brand identity including mission, vision, values, logo, etc.
• Public relations/journalism experience in PR campaign development, research, publication queries, writing press releases, interviewing, developing and copywriting
complete articles, editing and media relationship building
• Writing in multiple styles including journalistic, promotional, executive correspondence (i.e. objective third person vs. first/second person conversational)
• Strong understanding of grammar and editing rules
• Graphic design, printing and design knowledge with experience in developing print and electronic materials
• Internal communications – ability to use communications to connect leadership and staff, sharing information, policies, best practices in easy to understand language

Additional preferred areas of expertise:

• SharePoint Web/portal marketing an understanding of web parts, content areas, and navigation design
• Special event planning and management including working with multiple event venues, coordinating with onsite vendors, contracting decorators, and etc.
• Presentation development
• Knowledge of 508 requirements and implementation
• Strong graphic design/layout experience and ability in Adobe Photoshop, illustrator, in-design and other graphics programs

Position Duties:
• Interview, research and analyze the long and short-term goals of multiple work groups, developing communications strategies using new media approaches and identifying areas where establishing common best practices across groups will help meet these goals
• Design material for print and electronic distribution
• Develop campaign themes promoting readership and attracting attention while carrying brand consistency
• Write promotional copy for campaign elements
• Provide design oversight for in house and external resources, ensuring readability and compliance with brand guidelines and established visuals
• Research, interview subjects and write articles following journalistic style and established Department style guides for internal newsletters and external publications
• Research and implement the use of Web 2.0 and SharePoint technology to promote communication using dynamic Web portals
• Develop workshops and activities, gathering information and leadership participation in creating and launching new products and classes or rebranding existing ones • Develop corporate identity campaigns and elements including logo design/development
• Create PR plan including press releases, teleconferences announcing major events, article queries and subsequent authorship, and exposure monitoring
• Develop content and guide creation of newsletters including article solicitation, article creation, editing, and design guidance

A bachelor’s degree and minimum of five to seven years’ experience in communications, marketing, management consulting, business, public administration, or related field is required; seven to ten years’ experience preferred. Agency experience and client/account management experience is essential; new business development and proposal writing experience a plus.

We offer creative freedom, a supportive, team-based work environment, challenging assignments, superb clients, and the chance to make a difference. The interviewing process will include writing skills assessment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email cover letter including salary history and expectations, resume, and two brief, relevant writing samples to HR@reingold.com or fax to 202-333-6620. No phone calls, please.

7 Oct

December 2011 Graduation events announced

Christa | October 7, 2011

SOJ December Graduate Open House

Sunday, December 11, 2011
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
205 Martin Hall
RSVP required

The SOJ December Graduate Open House will begin with a short ceremony in 205 Martin Hall. Dean Maryanne Reed will recognize top graduating seniors and students graduating with Latin Honors. (Honor cords will be presented at the event and should be worn during the WVU December Convocation ceremony.) All prospective December graduates and their guests are invited to attend. A light reception will follow in 101-102 Martin Hall.

WVU December Convocation Ceremony

Sunday, December 11, 2011
1:30 pm
WVU Coliseum
RSVP required

All SOJ graduates are encouraged to attend the WVU December Convocation ceremony on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum. All graduates will don academic regalia, walk across the stage as their names are read, shake the hands of WVU’s president and other members of the platform party, and receive a letter of congratulations during the ceremony. Because the event is held prior to the completion of finals due to the winter break and final exam schedule, degrees are not conferred at the convocation and diplomas are not awarded. Complete details, registration information and more are available online at http://decemberconvocation.wvu.edu/.

7 Oct

December 2011 Graduation events announced

Christa | October 7, 2011

SOJ December Graduate Open House

Sunday, December 11, 2011
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
205 Martin Hall
RSVP required

The SOJ December Graduate Open House will begin with a short ceremony in 205 Martin Hall. Dean Maryanne Reed will recognize top graduating seniors and students graduating with Latin Honors. (Honor cords will be presented at the event and should be worn during the WVU December Convocation ceremony.) All prospective December graduates and their guests are invited to attend. A light reception will follow in 101-102 Martin Hall.

WVU December Convocation Ceremony

Sunday, December 11, 2011
1:30 pm
WVU Coliseum
RSVP required

All SOJ graduates are encouraged to attend the WVU December Convocation ceremony on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum. All graduates will don academic regalia, walk across the stage as their names are read, shake the hands of WVU’s president and other members of the platform party, and receive a letter of congratulations during the ceremony. Because the event is held prior to the completion of finals due to the winter break and final exam schedule, degrees are not conferred at the convocation and diplomas are not awarded. Complete details, registration information and more are available online at http://decemberconvocation.wvu.edu/.

7 Oct
mike_fulton WVU School of Journalism alumnus Mike Fulton is considered a “hired gun” on Capitol Hill—and a good one at that.
The Hill newspaper recently named Fulton, executive vice president for GolinHarris, as a “Top Lobbyist” in Washington, D.C.

“Fulton is well versed in the minutiae of the Washington bureaucracy and is adept at finding federal grants for his clients,” the article states.

This is the fourth year in a row that Fulton has received the honor.
In his more than 23 years at GolinHarris, Fulton has assisted energy and environmental companies, associations and academic institutions in achieving their government relations and communications goals. To view the entire list, visit: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/185843-top-lobbyists-hired-guns

4 Oct

Reporter opening at The Commercial Review

Christa | October 4, 2011

The Commercial Review (Portland, Ind.), a 5,000 circulation, award-winning daily newspaper, is seeking its next star reporter.
The main area of focus will be coverage of city government and the police beat. The job also includes photography, layout/design, proofreading and feature writing.

We have a small, close-knit staff and we work together to make our product the best it can be. Our ideal candidate will have newspaper writing experience at the collegiate and/or professional level, an inquisitive nature to ask insightful questions in order to better inform our readers and a desire to work hard and become a well-rounded journalist.

Experience with photography and layout/design are helpful, but not required. Competitive wages and benefits offered.

To apply: Send resume and three to five clips to assistant managing editor Ray Cooney at cr.sports@comcast.net. The deadline for application is Sunday, October 16.

4 Oct

West Virginia Junior College is hiring a career services officer for its Charleston campus. The career services officer will assist in placement of graduates in careers and externships and will instruct career preparation courses. Candidates must have excellent networking, writing and communication skills. Bachelor’s Degree required. Send resumes to 1000 Virginia Street, East Charleston, WV 25301, fax to 304-345-1425 or email to tom.crouse@yahoo.com.

4 Oct

This year marks the Institute for Humane Studies 50th anniversary of helping students and academics interested in individual liberty pursue their intellectual and career goals.

The internship programs in policy and journalism at The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University offer real-world experiences that can help students land jobs after graduation. They offer a range of placements across the United States and students may also request funding for internships secured on their own. The Institute for Humane Studies offers two internships:

The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program is comprised of paid public policy internships at over 50 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States. This is a ten-week, summer program.

The Journalism Internship Program features paid placements at newspapers, major media networks, online news sites, and investigative, nonprofit newsrooms. This internship is offered in the spring, summer and fall.

More information is available at www.theIHS.org/studentprograms

4 Oct

On Monday, October 10, the WVU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter will host guest speaker, Victoria Rhil, Intern Queen ambassador. Ms. Lauren Berger, the self-proclaimed Intern Queen, selected Rhil to be the liaison between Berger’s company the WVU campus. Rhil will discuss how she got the position and what it has allowed her to do over the past year.

If you are interested in joining PRSSA, the group holds weekly meetings every Monday at 5 pm in room 205 Martin Hall. All majors are invited.

4 Oct

Political cartoonist Adam Zyglis will give a talk about his work at West Virginia University on October 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building room G15.

Zyglis is the staff cartoonist for The Buffalo News. His cartoons are internationally syndicated and have appeared in many publications around the world, including The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. In his spare time he has done freelance work in book illustration and storyboarding. His work has also appeared magazines such as The Week, Time, and MAD Magazine.

In 2004, he graduated from the Canisius College Honors program summa cum laude, with a major in computer science, a minor in math and a concentration in studio arts. In 2003, he was honored with a first place national award from the Associated Collegiate Press and the Universal Press Syndicate. He placed second in the 2004 John Locher Memorial Award, and he was a finalist in the 2003 Charles M. Schulz Award. In 2006, he won third place for Editorial Cartoons in the 2007 National Headliner Awards, sponsored by the Atlantic City Press Club.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science. It is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, please contact Erin Cassese, assistant professor of political science, at Erin.Cassese@mail.wvu.edu.

4 Oct

Reporter opening at Butler Eagle newspaper

Christa | October 4, 2011

The Butler Eagle has an opening for a full-time staff writer. Butler is about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Half of the position is handling obituaries on a daily basis and handling community news items such as scout news, military service items and school menus. The other half is
reporting and writing news and feature stories. Attention to detail is a must. The position will be open at the end of the year. Candidates should send a resume, samples of their writing and a letter outlining what skills or experiences they could bring to this position to Mark Mann at news@butlereagle.com or by mail:

Mark Mann, managing editor
Butler Eagle
P.O. Box 271
Butler, PA 16003

4 Oct

The Institute on Political Journalism presents:
“Journalism, Politics, & the Presidential Campaign of 2012”
A Conference for College Journalists

When: November 4 & 5, 2011
Where: Washington, D.C.

Overview

The youth vote will once again play a pivotal role in the Presidential campaign of 2012. Collegiate journalists will have the opportunity to report on the campaign and shed light on the competing claims of the candidates. This conference will provide practical tips on how best to cover the election while exploring the issues that are at stake. We’ll examine how religion, the economy, ideology, and the rough and tumble world of the campaign trail will offer college journalists plenty of copy for their school news operations.

Planned Sessions & Site Visits

  • National Journal Hotline Election Special: A view of the political landscape
  • Religion, politics, & the media in the 2012 Elections
  • The History of News in America: Visit to the Newseum
  • Capitol Hill Session: The Press vs. the Press Office
  • Your Government 24/7: Site visit to C-SPAN Studio
  • The Libertarian Moment
  • Social Media in the Newsroom
  • Resume Workshop

Invites and Past Speakers

  • Bill Adair, POLITIFACT
  • Shane D’ Aprille, Senior Editor, Politics Magazine
  • Richard Benedetto, USA Today
  • Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard
  • David Gregory, NBC’s Meet the Press
  • Kathy Kiely, Politics Managing Editor, National Journal
  • Josh Kraushaar, Executive Editor, National Journal Hotline
  • Jessica Taylor, House Race Editor, National Journal Hotline
  • Elizabeth Tenety Galle, The Washington Post
  • Karen Travers, ABC News Digital White House Reporter
  • Reid Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, National Journal Hotline
  • Jim VandeHei, – Co-Founder of POLITICO
  • Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, Getreligion.com

Who May Attend

The conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students with experience or interest in journalism, communications or politics. Deans, professors or media advisors from colleges and universities are invited to attend as well.

For further details on location, accommodations and to complete registration form, please visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJconf.

Questions may be directed to Joe Starrs, Director of the Institute on Political Journalism, at jstarrs@tfas.org or 1.800.741.6964.

4 Oct

Soon-to-be graduates of West Virginia University can do everything from pick up regalia to get tips on resume writing at the University’s One-Stop Shop.

The shop will be held in the Mountainlair, Oct. 5 & 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At the shop, students can purchase official University regalia to wear at Commencement, obtain information on Commencement, order official WVU class rings and get tips on resume writing and job hunting.

Representatives from several University departments will be on hand to provide students with assistance needed to prepare for graduation and life after, including the Office of Admissions, WELL WVU and the Career Services Center.

Students in attendance will have the opportunity to sign up for giveaways, including a WVU Bookstore diploma frame and $100 gift certificate.

For more information on the One-Stop Shop call Sheila Powell at 304-293-5811.

3 Oct
Diamond and Bonnstetter Evan Bonnstetter and Julie Diamond have been announced as West Virginia University’s 2011 Homecoming king and queen.

Bonnstetter and Diamond were crowned during halftime of the WVU-Bowling Green football game on Saturday (Oct. 1) at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Bonnstetter is a public relations and Spanish double-major from Morgantown, and is part of the WVU club tennis team and the Alpha Kappi Psi business fraternity, where he has held the positions of pledge class community service chair, pledge board, pledge master and warden.

He is a student liaison for the Gold and Blue Student Ambassadors and was part of the Student Government Association from 2009-11. Bonnstetter is a member of the Honors College, an instructor of an Honors 199 class and Honors In-Hall tutor.

His community activities include: Ronald McDonald House, Sundale Nursing Home and Morgantown Public Library Activities, among others. He is the son of Dennis and Cathy Bonnstetter. He was sponsored by the WVU club tennis team.

“Winning Homecoming king is the biggest honor I can imagine at WVU. It means that other students see me as a good representative of the University and a true Mountaineer,” he said. “I have been going to the WVU Homecoming game with my family my whole life, and I hope that both they and the alumni that traveled to Morgantown for Homecoming feel the same way.”

Diamond is a biology and mathematics double major from Morgantown. She is the vice president for the Theta Chapter of Chi Omega Sorority sorority and a member of the Beta Beta Beta biology fraternity.

Diamond is a recipient of the West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Presidential Award for Excellence and Scholarship and is in the Honors College. In addition, she was selected as the sole undergraduate representative on the search committee for the new WVU vice president for research.

Her community activities include Relay for Life, Rosenbaum Family House, Monongalia General Hospital, SHOP and Make-A-Wish Foundation; she received a Community Service Award for more than 200 hours of volunteer work. She is the daughter of Harvey and Theresa Diamond. She was sponsored by the Theta Chapter of Chi Omega Sorority.

“The title of queen carries a priceless platform from which one’s voice can be heard, and I will do everything I can to influence others positively and to serve my community and state,” Diamond said. “The good will, enthusiasm and talents of our WVU students, harnessed and coordinated, could make a difference in so many ways, especially to the young people in our schools.”

Other king candidates were: Alex Folio from Clarksburg, Andrew Heckler from Morgantown, Brett Phillips from Grafton and Christopher Smith from St. Albans.

Other queen candidates were: Erin Dailey from Danville, Pa., Emily Dill from Scott Depot, Ellie McCoy from Charleston and Kathryn Pappa from Wheeling.

WVU alumnus Forest “Jack” Bowman was honored at halftime of the WVU-Bowling Green football game, as well. He was named the WVU Alumni Association’s 2011 Outstanding Alumnus. For more information on Bowman: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2011/09/28/former-student-body-president-all-american-to-be-honored-during-wvu-homecoming-celebration.

WVU alumni Rawnette Murray, Brian Martin, Juli Hatcher, Jeffrey Layne, and Sandy Barton were honored as the 2011 WVU Alumni Association Chapter/Service award recipients during halftime, as well. For more information on the honorees visit: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2011/09/28/alumni-to-be-recognized-at-homecoming-for-dedication-and-passion-to-wvu.

Also during Homecoming weekend, former Mountaineer all-American basketball player Da’Sean Butler led the annual Homecoming parade on Friday (Sept. 30) down High Street. Butler won a Big East Conference Tournament title and led WVU to a Final Four finish in 2010 and is the third-highest scorer in WVU basketball history behind greats Jerry West and Hod Rod Hundley. Butler was also honored during halftime.

Homecoming is a great time to remember days gone by. Share with us your own WVU memories through the University’s Heritage Project. Do you have a special recollection from WVU Homecoming? Tell us at http://heritageproject.wvu.edu/share_a_message.

For more information on WVU’s Homecoming festivities, visit http://homecoming.wvu.edu/.

28 Sep

West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism alumnus Ray Gillette (BSJ, 1971) and his wife Susan were the first in their family to go to college. The experience changed their lives and motivated them to help future generations. Give

“We realize that our parents worked hard to help put us through school,” said Gillette. “Today it is even harder to send a child to college. This is especially true for minority students. My wife and I have been successful in life, and we feel fortunate to be able to give this scholarship.”

The Raymond and Susan Gillette Minority Scholarship is one of four endowed scholarships established for journalism students during the past year. Others include The Arnold Agency Scholarship, the Col. Thomas J. Boyd Scholarship, and the William and Jean Reed Scholarship.

Ray Gillette is a retired advertising executive and a member of the West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni. He currently teaches in the School’s online master’s program in Integrated Marketing Communications. Most notably, Gillette served as president of DDB Chicago, a worldwide advertising agency, and later as president of the independent advertising agency Downtown Partners Chicago. Gillette and his wife Susan established the Raymond and Susan Gillette Minority Scholarship, which was awarded this fall.

Linda Arnold (BSJ, 1976), chairman and CEO of The Arnold Agency, wanted to share her passion for public relations and advertising with future Mountaineers. She and her colleagues, Steve Morrison (BSJ, 1973) and Mark Polen (MPA, 1981; BA, 1980), established The Arnold Agency Scholarship.

“The P.I. Reed School of Journalism provided a strong foundation for our careers,” said Arnold. “We’re glad to help create a foundation for other students.”

The Arnold Agency is an integrated communications firm, specializing in public relations, advertising, government relations and interactive marketing. Headquartered in Charleston, W.Va., the agency has been helping clients across the country with its unique approach to communications for more than 22 years. The Arnold Agency Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in fall 2012.

After more than three decades in military communications, Colonel Thomas J. Boyd (BSJ, 1971) believed a scholarship gift would help to support journalism students in their career endeavors. During his career in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, Boyd had extensive experience dealing with U.S. and international news media, directing crisis communications, strategic communication planning, media training and public affairs. Boyd’s scholarship will be awarded for the first time in fall 2012.

Dean Maryanne Reed joined the School of Journalism as a faculty member in 1993. Before being named Dean in 2004, she chaired the School’s broadcast news program. Reed established the William and Jean Reed Scholarship in honor of her parents.

“Establishing the William and Jean Reed Scholarship is a way to honor my late parents, who gave me strong values, a loving home and self-confidence,” said Reed. “In turn, it’s a joy to share my success with the next generation, helping our students build a strong foundation for their future.”

Reed’s scholarship was awarded this fall.

Those interested in establishing a student scholarship at the School of Journalism may contact Director of Development Luella Gunter at luella.gunter@mail.wvu.edu or visit the School’s Website www.journalism.wvu.edu.

28 Sep

JQE test dates

Christa | September 28, 2011

The Journalism Qualifying Exam (JQE) will be held on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in room 101 of Clark Hall.

The testing fee is $20 and will be charged to your student account after the test. Please bring a photo ID and a #2 pencil with you.

Follow the links below to register for the JQE. Register for ONE test date only:

Learn more about the JQE by visiting the SOJ online.

28 Sep

W. E. B. Du Bois Fellowships

Christa | September 28, 2011

Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1896, and provides a standard of excellence for scholarship in any discipline and an especially inspiring model for black scholars. Because of the achievements of Dr. Du Bois, West Virginia University has named this fellowship program in his honor. These fellowships are open to African American graduate and professional students, excluding those in the Health Sciences, who are native or naturalized U.S. citizens . The stipend amount for this fellowship is $18,000 for nine months, and requires some service obligation. Selection is competitive on the basis of academic merit and potential for success in graduate or professional study. Inquiries should be directed to the graduate or professional program of choice or to the Office of Graduate Education & Life.

Application Due Date: February 18, 2012

28 Sep

SOJ lab hours

Christa | September 28, 2011

The student lab hours at the SOJ for the fall semester will be as follows:

Room G1
Monday 8:30 am-2 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 am-10 am
Wednesday 8:30 am-10 am, 1 pm-2:15 pm
Friday 8:30 am-10 am, 10:30 am-3:45 pm

Room G2
Monday thru Thursday 8:30 am-8:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Room G3
Monday/Wednesday 1:30 pm-3:15 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 am-10 am
Friday 9 am-2:15 pm

Room G4
Wednesday 8:30 am-10:15 am
Friday 8:30 am-4 pm

Room 201
Monday/Wednesday 9:30 am-11:15 am
Wednesday 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am-4 pm

The student lab in G2 will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, this semester!

The other computer labs have limited hours, because they are used for classes. Please plan wisely when planning to work on projects. All computer labs have the same software, so this shouldn’t be an issue. Also, you may be asked to sign in when you arrive in the lab. Please be prepared to give the lab helper your name, major, and whatever class you may be using the computer for at that time.

Please note that the labs are for School of Journalism classes only.



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