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Journalism Faculty to Look Back at 1968

Journalism Revolt

In a year with a history-making presidential election, faculty at the Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) will reflect on another year that changed America: 1968.

The public is invited to the symposium, which will take place Thursday, Nov. 13 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in room 402 of the Drinko Library. A reception follows the event.

It was a year in which people clashed on all sides of issues such as free love, clenched fists at the Olympics, poverty, civil rights for black Americans, equal rights for women, an unpopular war in Vietnam and an unpopular president because of the war. The media were in the thick of it, and they were changed with America, too, said Robert Rabe, assistant professor of journalism and one of the organizers of the symposium. Journalism faculty and other researchers at the symposium will highlight the impact of such major issues from 1968 and their impact on America 40 years later.

For further information, persons may contact Rob Rabe by phone at 304-696-4636 or by e-mail at rabe@marshall.edu, or Burnis Morris by phone at 304-638-3322 or by e-mail at morrisb@marshall.edu. (11-11-08)

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International Programs Display

International Display

The Center for International Programs traditionally celebrates its Annual International Festival this month.  This year, during the month of November, a beautiful display of items from around the world can be seen at the John Deaver Drinko Library.  For more information about the display, festival, or International Programs contact Elizabeth Lee, Public Relations Assistant, or visit the Center for International Programs online or at Old Main room 320.  (11-07-08)

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Banned Book Week

Ron Titus with the Banned Books display

From September 27 to October 4, 2008, the Marshall University Libraries will be observing Banned Book Week with a display in the Drinko Library and an updated web site. The theme this year is "Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas" Visit the web site or stop by the display near the Reference Desk in Drinko to see what has been challenged or banned over the past year. Contact Ron Titus at 696-6575 or library@marshall.edu with questions.

Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose and the freedom to express one's opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, stressing the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. It is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Library of Congress' Center for the Book. (9-18-08)

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One Book program display in Drinko Library

The Things They Carried
In conjunction with this fall’s One Book Marshall program, there will be a display located on the 1st and 3rd floors of Drinko Library, beginning August 22nd and running through October 31st. The display currently contains a brief history of the Vietnam conflict, excerpts from a soldier’s diary, books and videos available from MU Libraries and items they carried. Also included are items carried by soldiers in recent operations in Iraq. For more information on the One Book Marshall program and related events, go to http://webcontent.marshall.edu/sites/fye/onebook/Pages/default.aspx (8-25-08)

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Confederate history collection at art museum July 27-

General Lee We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Huntington Museum of Art on their upcoming exhibit entitled Civil War Photographs from the David L. Hack Collection. Materials from the Libraries’ Rosanna A. Blake Confederate History Collection will be on display. During her life, Rosanna Blake, who was born in Proctorville, Ohio, and later moved to Huntington assembled one of the finest private collections of Confederate history in the United States. Blake was an honor’s graduate of Marshall College (now Marshall University) in 1934. The collection contains historic documents and manuscript items, including soldiers’ diaries and letters; sheet music; song books and dance notices printed in the South during the Civil War, and so forth.For more information on the collection, go to http://www.marshall.edu/library/speccoll/virtual_museum/blake/default.asp (8-1-08)

The opening reception for the exhibit is on July 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

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Ken Hechler film premiers September 20, 2008

The South Charleston Museum and West Virginia Labor History Association will be celebrating Ken Hechler’s 94th birthday on September 20th, at 7 PM, with birthday cake provided by Mrs. White. Ken will introduce the new feature documentary, “Ken Hechler – In Pursuit of Justice” and autograph copies of his books in the lobby. Russ Barbour, the director of the film, will also be present. DVD copies of the film will be for sale. There is no admission charge for this event.

About the film – Ken Hechler – In Pursuit of Justice

Ken Hechler Barbara Winters, dean of the Marshall University Libraries, is the producer for this film about West Virginia’s most distinguished civil servant, Dr. Ken Hechler. For several years she led a group of individuals that raised the funds and assisted director Russ Barbour in producing the 120 minute documentary. Staff members of her library assisted Barbour and Morgantown filmmaker Chip Hitchcock in their work. Richard Fauss, film archivist for The West Virginia State Archives in Charleston, also provided much assistance in finding footage, photographs, and other materials that were used in the film.

The film had its world premiere on April 5th at the Marshall Student Union in Huntington. 250 people attended the free screening and celebrated Ken’s life including more than 50 years devoted to the people of West Virginia. Dr. Hechler first came to WV to teach at Marshall College in 1957. He later served 18 years in Congress in the House of Representatives and 16 years as secretary of State at the WV Capitol.

DVD copies of the film will be available for purchase as well as copies of Hechler’s books on President Truman, The Bridge at Remagen, his newest book, “Super Marine!” and others.

The West Virginia Labor History Association inducted Hechler into its Labor Hall of Honor in fall 2006 along with Bill Blizzard, leader of The Battle of Blair Mountain. WVLHA will present a display about its Labor Hall of Honor that includes many WV labor leaders including Mother Jones and Walter Reuther. (7-10-08)

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Highlights from the Dahesh Museum Collection

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"Highlights from the Dahesh Museum Collection" will be on display May 12 through June 30, 2008. The display includes prints of artwork by artists from around the world and books about the Dahesh Museum Collections. Items are currently on display in the entrance Foyer and the Law Alcove on 1st floor and the Display Cases on 3rd floor of the Library. For more information you may contact Paris Webb, Digital Resources/Systems Support Librarian. (6-6-08)

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Nelson Bond's Television Plays: A Retrospective

He met President Calvin Coolidge, studied under Page Pitt himself, and was sued by Orson Welles! And his writing career spans seven decades. Nelson Slade Bond may be the only graduate of the Page Pitt School of Journalism to have had a career in each of the seven specialties taught in the School. And, he deposited his papers with the Marshall University Libraries in 2003.

Join us as we celebrate the life and work of Nelson S. Bond the week of April 14-17. Details below!

The week will be crowned with the dedication of the newly-renovated Nelson S. Bond Room on the 2nd floor of the Morrow Library at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Please RSVP to Dena Laton (dcallicoat@marshall.edu) if you plan to attend the dedication.



APRIL 14-17, 2008 — 3:00 to 4:00 P.M.
Drinko Library 4th Floor (DL 402) Auditorium, Marshall University

"AL HADDON'S LAMP" — Monday, April 14
Starring Buddy Ebsen
A magic lamp brings the unexpected to a struggling salesman.
First aired on NBC's Gruen Guild Playhouse, 1952.

"BACULAR CLOCK" — Tuesday, April 15
Starring Buddy Ebsen
What would happen if you could turn back the clock?
First aired by Revue Productions, 1952

"MASK OF MEDUSA" — Wednesday, April 16
Starring Raymond Burr
A visitor to a wax museum finds that all is not as it seems.
First aired on NBC's Tales of Tomorrow, 1953

Starring Edward R. Murrow, Ed Asner,
James Colburn, Warren Beatty and Warren Oats.
Terror grips the U.S. in 1938 when it is invaded by Martians.
The first full length (60 minutes) live television play aired on CBS's Studio One, 1957 (4-10-08)

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