College of Liberal Arts News Archive

Public SKYWARN Weather Spotter class to be offered Feb. 19
The Marshall University Department of Geography and the National Weather Service will present a SKYWARN Weather Spotter class. SKYWARN spotters volunteer to become the “eyes and ears” of the National Weather Service and serve their community by acting as a valuable source of information when dangerous storms approach.
Underhill authors historical account of J. Edgar Hoover based on newly released documents
Marshall University’s Dr. Stephen M. Underhill has published The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI with Michigan State University Press. It is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and other retailers. Underhill examines how longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover incited the Red Scare to undermine Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, as well as the New Deal.
Free screening of the documentary ‘Chemical Valley’ offered
The Marshall University film studies program will present a screening of the documentary Chemical Valley, which delves into issues experienced during the 1980s in the Kanawha Valley, related to industry’s impact on the environment and community.
Fourth Annual Student Short Film Festival set for Feb. 5
The Marshall University film studies program will present the 4th Annual Marshall University Student Short Film Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse, featuring a screening of short films and videos created by Marshall students.
A.E. Stringer Writers Series to present Appalachian authors
Marshall University’s A. E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will host a reading by Appalachian writers Jon Sealy and Mesha Maren at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.
$98,809 NEH grant to increase Clio accessibility for visually impaired
 The Marshall University-founded history app, Clio, has received a $98,809 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities this month to improve accessibility of the app for users who are visually impaired. Clio will collaborate with the American Foundation for the Blind on the project.
19th Amendment centennial activities to kick off with Amicus Curiae Lecture Series event
Marshall University will present women’s historian and author Dr. Marjorie J. Spruill, distinguished professor emerita of history from the University of South Carolina, in its first Amicus Curiae Lecture Series event of the spring semester. The lecture, “One Woman, One Vote: The Long Road to Ratification of the 19th Amendment,” will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall and will kick off several activities that Marshall has planned as part of its commemoration of the Nineteenth Amendment’s centennial celebration.
Faculty readings to be presented as part of A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series Dec. 5
The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall University will present a Marshall faculty reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Room 154 of Smith Hall.
Federal Judge David J. Barron to speak Nov. 12
Marshall University’s Amicus Curiae Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall with a lecture by David J. Barron, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. His lecture is titled “Waging War: When Congress and the Commander in Chief Clash,” and the event is free and open to the public.
A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series to host National Book Award finalist in recognition of Native American Heritage Month
Marshall University’s A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will host a Native American Heritage Month reading event featuring Ojibwe author Dr. David Treuer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Room 105 of Corbly Hall.