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News Archives - Fall 2011

Faculty Job Satisfaction Report 4: Policies The fourth Faculty Job Satisfaction Report focuses on policies and practices at Marshall. This article highlights faculty responses concerning these processes at the department, college, and university levels, sorted by faculty rank and gender. More information... (12/9/2011)


Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Report 3 The third Faculty Job Satisfaction Report focuses on workload and resources at Marshall. This article highlights faculty responses concerning these processes at the department, college, and university levels, sorted by faculty rank and gender. More information... (12/2/2011)


Human Performance Laboratory Programs Research being conducted through the Human Performance Laboratory Programs at Marshall's School of Kinesiology has proven the effectiveness of Intensive Multifactorial Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention (IMTLI) strategies to treat patients with cardiac, pulmonary, and diabetic heath issues. Patients who complied with the exercise, nutritional, and management plans adapted for each user benefitted from significant health improvements. In addition, they became less dependent on the health care system in terms of medications and emergency room visits. More information... (11/18/2011)


June Harless Receives CREATE Award Marshall's June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development was awarded $207,000 to establish a satellite of Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE (Community Robotics, Education, and Technology Empowerment) Lab. Housed in the College of Education, the June Harless Center seeks to provide leadership in educational initiatives in West Virginia. This grant will enable the use of robotics and technology in rural parts of the state, as well as real-time access to technology currently being developed at the Carnegie Mellon lab. More information... (11/11/2011)


An Evening With Sexuality Studies Join Drs. Christina Franzen and E. Del Chrol for The Eyes Have It: An Evening with Sexuality Studies, on Tuesday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre. Dr. Franzen's talk, Deoculation and Sexual Dominance in Lucan's Civil War, analyzes the impact forced eye removal has on humans and their relationships to people. Dr. Chrol's talk, Love is a Pathogen Contracted through the Eyes, examines how and why the ancients considered love a medical condition, as well as how victims were created out of love. More information... (11/4/2011)


Jackson Katz to Speak at Symposium The 25th Annual Yeager Symposium, Gender and Society, will kick off with renowned domestic violence activist Dr. Jackson Katz on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, Room BE5. Known for educating males on how to take a proactive stance against violence, Dr. Katz co-authored the bystander theory, an approach that holds witnesses accountable for violent crimes they know about, but keep secret. More information... (10/28/2011)


Honors College Names Fellows. Marshall's Honors College has named Dr. Jamie Warner, Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Allison Carey, Assistant Professor of English, as the inaugural da Vinci Faculty Fellows. Funded by the Jeanine Y. Francis Foundation, this fellowship provides the awardees with a unique professional development opportunity, while also allowing for a consistent faculty presence within the Honors College. More information... (10/21/2011)


Alumnus' Works to be Presented at MU. Mr. Craig Johnson, a Marshall theatre alumnus and New York Times bestselling author, will return to his alma mater next week to read excerpts from his books to watch scenes from them be brought to life by current theatre students. The public reading will take place on Monday, October 17, at 8:00 p.m. in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre. The student performances will be held on Wednesday, October 19, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Mr. Johnson's books are being adapted into the television series Longmire for the A&E network. The series, starring Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Katee Sackhoff will debut in 2012. More information...(10/14/2011)


The HELP Program Turns 30! Marshall's HELP (Higher Education for Learning Problems) Program celebrates thirty years of providing assistance to students with learning problems. In 1981, Dr. Barbara Guyer founded the program with only three students and two graduate assistant tutors in a small space on Marshall's campus. Today, the HELP Program has its own facility, Myers Hall, ten full-time staff, and more than 200 students and 40 tutors. The HELP Program...(10/7/2011)


Mathematica 8 in Education and Research. n Tuesday, October 11, 2011, Mr. Andy Dorsett, a representative from Wolfram Reserach, Inc. will be at Marshall to present "Mathematica 8 in Education and Research." Mr. Dorsett has helped educational institutions in 23 states incorporate Mathematica as a tool to enhance education and research. The presentation at Marshall will introduce users to version 8 and showcase how Mathematica can be used in disciplines outside of mathematics and the physical sciences. More information... (9/30/2011)


Campus Conversations. The Campus Conversations for the Fall semester will address the question: "What is the Meaning of a Marshall University Degree?" Prompted by the Higher Learning Commission's invitation for Marshall to participate in a new accreditation process, Campus Conversations will focus on building a Degree Qualifications Profile to answer the aforementioned question. Two Conversations will be held to discuss the Profile and how it will impact Marshall's future. More details... (9/23/2011)


Native American Powwow. The Office of Multicultural Affairs, in partnership with the Lower Eastern Ohio Mekoce Shawnee Nation, will host a Native American Powwow October 7-8, 2011, at Marshall University. The Powwow will feature drumming, dancing, story-telling, and traditional wares. On Friday, October 7, approximately 1000 elementary-aged children will participate in the Powwow events. The Powwow is open to the public both Friday and Saturday evenings. Email for more information... (9/16/2011)


Faculty Mentoring Program. The Center for Teaching and Learning's Faculty Development Office, in partnership with MU-ADVANCE, will offer a mentoring program for new full-time faculty. Each new faculty member will be paired with a mentor to learn how to navigate MU, gain insight on professional development and research, and balance their professional and personal lives. Faculty members interested in participating as mentors or mentees need to register by Monday, September 12, 2011. More... (9/2/2011)


Project P.R.E. M.E.D. The Office of Multicultural Affairs has launched Project P.R.E. M.E.D. (Providing Real World Experiences for future Marshall Educated Doctors). The Project was proposed by a 4th-year medical student who saw the need to increase efforts to attract and prepare female and minority students for a medical education. Funded in part by a HEPC grant, this program will introduce interested undergraduates to medical researchers and faculty, will provide a mentor and a tour of the medical school, and allows potential medical students to sit in on selected lectures. How to apply... (8/26/2011)



News Archives- Spring 2011

Dr. Art Stringer to Present at Writers' Gathering. Dr. Art Stringer, Professor of English, will participate in the "Over the Edge: Writers' Gathering" poetry reading, to be held on Friday, May 13, 2011, in Galway, Ireland. Over the Edge is a professional literary organization that sponsors public readings and creative writing workshops. More information... (5/6/2011)


Dr. Donna Sullivan Awarded Faces of Appalachia Fellowship. Dr. Donna Sullivan, an Associate Professor of Sociology, has been named the third Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellow. She will investigate the current economic situation and its impact on the provision of care by women within low and median wage-earning families. More information... (4/29/2011)


Ms. Emily Beckelhimer Presents Research at U.S. Capitol. Ms. Emily Beckelhimer, a junior Microbiology major, presented "FT-IR Analysis of Tissue Sections from Normal and Malignant Mouse Colorectal Tissues," as part of the Council for Undergraduate Research "Posters on the Hill" session, held Wednesday, April 13, 2011. More information... (4/22/2011)


Dr. Joan Wilson Profiled in Marshall Magazine. Dr. Joan Wilson, a molecular biologist and senior scientist at the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, is featured in the Spring 2011 Marshall Magazine. The article highlights Dr. Wilson's research and the path that led her to become an expert in gene regulation. More information...


MUOnline Scheduled For a Facelift. MUOnline will upgrade to an improved software platform, Learn 9.1, on January 1, 2012. The new system boasts enhanced communication features that promote online faculty-student collaboration. More information is available, including how it will affect your discipline. (4/8/2011)


MU Uses Nationally Benchmarked Assessments. Assessment Day 2011 will be held Wednesday, April 6. Using two nationally benchmarked assessments, MU has surveyed student learning and satisfaction at the institutional level to plan for program improvements. To see how MU students measure against Carnegie Peers, click here... (4/1/2011)


Dine & Discover: The Ohio River Series. Mr. Cristofer "Nik" Botkin, a graduate student majoring in sculpture, will present "Apartment Earth: Art and Our Environment," as part of the "Dine & Discover: The Ohio River Series" at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Schooner's Waterfront Grille. More information... (3/18/2011)


Cyberinfrastructure Day. Marshall will host the "Cyberinfrastructure Day" on Thursday, April 7, 2011, in the Memorial Student Center, Room BE5. Anyone interested in learning how to employ cyberinfrastructure (CI) in their classrooms, or how CI is being used at Marshall and within West Virginia, should attend. More information... (3/11/2011)


Brain Expo 2011. The Third Annual Brain Expo will be held at Marshall on Friday, March 11, from 9:00-2:00 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. The event, held during International Brain Awareness Week, is part of the outreach effort to bring MU research and neuroscience education to the public. More information... (3/4/2011)


Campus Conversations, Spring 2011. The Spring Campus Conversations will focus on "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses," by Richard Arnum and Josipa Roksa, through panel discussions with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Graduate Council Members, First-Year Seminar faculty, and Deans. More information... (2/25/2011)


MU-ADVANCE to Host Symposium. MU-ADVANCE will host The Pat Logan Symposium of Scholars on Thursday, March 3, 2011, in the Memorial Student Center, Room BE5. An overview of the Program will commence at 2:00 p.m., followed by research presentations by the MU-ADVANCE Faculty Fellows. A poster session, reception, and dedication to Dr. Pat Logan will begin at 5:00 p.m. Schedule of events... (2/18/2011)


Graduate Student Profiled in Praxis. Ms. Anna Jones, a first-year English graduate student, was profiled in Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. As described on their website, Praxis is a "biannual electronic publication sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin's Undergraduate Writing Center, a component of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing."  Praxis serves as a communal space where writing-center consultants have access to articles pertaining to both the tutelage of students and the impact of writing centers, training opportunities, and news and announcements. Read Ms. Jones' profile... (2/11/2011)


Thundering Word Places in Interstate Appalachian Tournament. Under the direction of Mr. Danny Ray, Marshall's speech and debate team, The Thundering Word, competed in the two-day Interstate Appalachian Tournament at Ohio University, held January 29-30, 2011. The Thundering Word finished 4th out of 18 schools (five of which are the best in the nation) at the first day competition, and placed 2nd in their division at the second competition (Finalists). This weekend, Marshall will hostThe 40th Annual John Marshall Tournament, the region's largest middle and high school speech and debate tournament. (2/4/2011)


Dialogues on Faculty Diversity will link MU with Diversity Experts. Multicultural Affairs will sponsor "Dialogues on Faculty Diversity," a program designed to facilitate conversation between faculty and administrators on faculty diversity. Panelists from the Southern Regional Education Board, The Higher Education Policy Commission, UK, WVU, and MU-ADVANCE will be on-site to directly link MU search committees to diverse applicants. The event is scheduled for Friday, February 18, 2011, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. (1/28/2011) RSVP...


Stand for Women Conference. The Marshall University Women's Studies Program will host the inaugural "Stand for Women" Conference on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Pullman Plaza Hotel. The purpose of the conference is to explore the impact of activism on women's lives. (1/21/2011) More information...


Michigan Players Kick Off Spring 2011. The University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching's Theatre Program performed "First Class" and "Institutional Change: The Musical" to kick off the Spring semester at Marshall. The event was sponsored by MU-ADVANCE. (1/14/2011) More information...


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