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News Archive - Fall 2010

Marshall Installs Phi Kappa Phi Chapter. Marshall University joins more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines by installing a new chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's largest, most selective honor society, whose mission is to promote academic excellence in all disciplines. (12/3/2010) More Information...

 


Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Reports, Part 2. The second Faculty Job Satisfaction Report focuses on faculty diversity: gender, race, nationality, and sexual orientation. This article highlights faculty responses concerning diversity at the department, college, and university levels. Statements with responses that were significantly different from females relative to males are also presented. (11/19/2010) Report 2...

 


Marshall Hosts WV Sheriff's Association. The MU Geography Department hosted a Geographic Information Systems training session for members of WV Sheriff's Association to familiarize them with Pictometry's Electronic Field Study software. This software will enhance investigative capabilities within the state. (11/12/2010) More Information...

 


Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Reports, Part 1. The first Faculty Job Satisfaction Report focuses on promotion and tenure preparation and the review process. This article highlights faculty responses at the department, college, and university levels concerning these processes, sorted by faculty rank. (11/5/2010) Report 1...

 


Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Results. The Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey, administered in April 2010, generated a 50% response rate (a total of 369 faculty completed the survey). The data have been segregated into targeted reports that were disseminated to campus offices during the summer. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning received a report discussing new faculty orientation responses; Career Services was informed about the progress of Dual Career Services; the Office of Multicultural Affairs received a report addressing issues concerning diversity. A full report covering all aspects of the survey was provided to Academic Affairs, who will disseminate the information to individual colleges. Data of concern to faculty will be disseminated as news items through the Academic Affairs 2010 newsletter. (10/29/2010)

 


Campus Conversations Continue. The next installment of "Campus Conversations," "Mobile Technologies: The New Chalk!," will be held Wednesday, October 27, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Shawkey Room. Drs. Gayle Ormiston, Michael Little, and Mr. Brian Morgan will facilitate the discussion. (10/22/2010) More information...

 


"Teaching Diversity: The Sesame Street Method." Dr. Loretta Long, well known for her role as Nurse Susan on "Sesame Street," will spend October 25-29, 2010, as a Visiting Multicultural Scholar in Residence at Marshall. Dr. Long will educate members of the Marshall community about diversity through "The Sesame Street Method." (10/15/2010) More information...

 


Defining Critical Thinking Courses. Dr. Chris Green, Chair of the General Education Council and Associate Professor of English, discusses how the term "Critical Thinking" emerged during the Cold War, as well as how Marshall has defined and designated this phrase as part of the university's new General Education Curriculum. (10/8/2010) More information...

 


"100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan." Dr. Natsuki Anderson and Ms. Jingping Zhang acquired 73 books from The Nippon Foundation's Program, "100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan," to broaden Marshall's collection of materials related to Japan, as well as to complement the Japanese major. (10/1/2010) More information...

 


Marshall Mentoring Network. Career Services and the Alumni Association are teaming up to offer a series of panel discussions, "Network and Nibble," aimed at connecting current students with alumni. The first event will be held on Tuesday, September 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the MU Foundation Hall. (9/24/2010) More information...

 


What's New with Women's Studies. The Women's Studies Program, now under the leadership of Dr. Wendy Williams, has an ambitious agenda for the fall semester. At the opening Social on Friday, September 3, Dr. Williams announced plans to offer women-centric activities for the 2010-11 academic year. (9/17/2010) More information...

 


World-Renowned Scientist to Visit MU. The College of Science and the Drinko Academy invite all members of the Marshall community to spend an evening with Dr. Lynn Margulis, an internationally-recognized scientist. The event is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. (9/10/2010) More information...

 


Welcome from the Provost. Welcome to the 2010-11 Academic Year. The Academic Affairs 2010 newsletter will provide information on important events and news at Marshall, as well as disseminate results from the Campus Conversations, an hoc Tenure and Promotion Committee, and Climate Survey. (9/3/2010) More information...

 

 

News Archive - Spring 2010

Committee to Review Marshall Policies. MU-ADVANCE and Academic Affairs will co-sponsor an ad hoc committee to review Marshall’s current Annual Review and the Tenure and Promotion policies. This committee of ten faculty members will convene over the summer and will provide recommendations by the fall. (5/7/2010)

 


Marshall Undergraduate Presents at Experimental Biology 2010. Kathleen Brown, and undergraduate Biological Sciences major working with Dr. Piyali Dasgupta, was selected to give the oral presentation, “MG624, an α7-nicotinic receptor antagonist inhibits growth of human small cell lung cancer by induction of p73” at the Experimental Biology 2010 Meeting. She is also the first author on the publication highlighted below. (4/30/2010) Abstract...

 


Marshall Grad Wins Prestigious Fellowship. Marisa Rubio, a 2008 graduate of Marshall's Department of Chemistry, has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study amyloid fibers in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Graduate Program at Yale University. (4/23/2010) More information...

 


MIIR Continues Seminar Series. The Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research will continue its "Culture, Technology, and Society" Seminar Series on Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation by Dr. Rob DeSalle, curator of entomology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. (4/16/2010) More information...

 


Celebration of Academics. TheCelebration of Academics began with the presentation “Practical Project Management: Principles and Fundamentals,” by current Drinko Academy Fellow Dr. Eldon Larsen, and will conclude this evening with “A Permanent State of Transition,” presented by Dr. David Wiley. (4/9/2010) More information...

 


Campus Conversations Continue.The Campus Conversations will continue with an additional four sessions, focusing on the revisions to the Tenure and Promotion processes and the elements and priorities that will contribute to the Academic Master Plan. (4/2/2010) More information...

 


Brain Expo. The second annual Brain Expo was held at Marshall University on Friday, March 12, 2010. Participants from six local elementary schools joined more than 100 faculty and student volunteers to learn about the brain, the nervous system, and neuroscience. (3/19/2010) More information...

 


MU Professor Chairs Commission. Dr. Kat Williams, an Associate Professor of History, was named Chair of the West Virginia's Women's Commission in January 2010. Dr. Williams also serves as the Director of the Women's Studies Program at Marshall. (3/12/2010) More information...

 


West Virginia Professor of the Year. Dr. Bonita Lawrence, Professor of Mathematics at Marshall, was honored as the West Virginia Professor of the Year at a ceremony held Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Dr. Lawrence was one of five nominees for this prestigious award given annually by the Faculty Merit Foundation. (3/5/2010) More information...

 


Diversity Roundtable. On Friday, February 19, the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted the Diversity Roundtable. Guest speakers discussed the following topics: Recruitment and Retention Strategies, Understanding Diverse Faculty, the Language of Diversity, and Strategies for Success. (2/26/2010) More information...

 


Common Book Selection. After sorting through dozens of submissions, several faculty and students spent their winter breaks reading the final four Common Reading choices for the First Year Seminar book. Following careful deliberation, Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers” was chosen for the 2010-11 academic year. (2/19/2010)

 


Critical Thinking Courses. The General Education Council has solicited and approved a variety of courses for the new University-wide Core Curriculum. Beginning in Fall 2010, all new students will be required to participate in a First Year Seminar that focuses on critical thinking. (2/12/10) More information...

 


Mentoring Program. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has officially launched a mentoring program for new faculty. Offered annually to new faculty interested in meeting regularly with a seasoned faculty member from a different department, this program will begin each year with a “speed mentoring” event. During this event, potential mentors and mentees are matched according to shared profes­sional interests. “The idea first emerged from the work MU-ADVANCE had been doing to improve retention of new female faculty in STEM disciplines,” said Sherri Smith, Executive Director of CTL. Faculty interested in serving as mentors for Academic Year 2010-11, should contact Sherri Smith for more information. (2/5/10)

 


Modified Duties Policy Approved. The Modified Duties Policy has been approved and implemented for the Spring 2010 semester. This policy will permit 9-month faculty, who do not accrue sick leave, to alter their job duties in the event of certain personal issues, such as the birth of a child. (1/29/10) More information...

 


Spring Campus Conversation Scheduled. The fourth Campus Conversation, Financial Considerations and Contexts, will be held Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17, 2010. This conversation will focus on developing the faculty and academic programs to build and support Marshall's student body. (1/22/10) More information...

 


Academic Affairs 2010: Greetings from the Provost. Welcome to the first issue of Academic Affairs 2010, a weekly newsletter co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and MU-ADVANCE. Each Friday, this newsletter will report on the following areas of interest: News, Faculty, Faculty Achievements, and a Resource. (1/15/2010) More information...

 


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