Marshall University was closed July 2, in accordance with Governor Joe Manchin’s executive order declaring a special day of honor and mourning for U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd.
“It is only fitting that we will take a brief pause from our daily activities in order to remember and commemorate the extraordinary life and service of one of Marshall University’s most distinguished alumni, Senator Robert C. Byrd,” said President Stephen J. Kopp.The Office of University Communications has assembled a group of videos, photos, and other materials in tribute to Sen. Byrd. It is located online at www.marshall.edu/ucomm/byrdtribute.htm.
Jenkins, Administrative Secretary Senior in the Division of
Marketing, Management and MIS of the Lewis College of Business, has
been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for May,
according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the
|The Center for Teaching and Learning is seeking nominations for the thirteenth annual Dr. Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award.||
The $5,000 award, made possible by a grant from
Charles B. and Mary Jo Locke Hedrick, is named in
honor of Mr. Hedrick’s father, a former history
professor and founder of the Graduate School.
Kelly Sweetman-Nekvinda has been named Director of Military and
Veterans Affairs at Marshall University, according to Steve Hensley,
Dean of Student Affairs.
|Sweetman-Nekvinda, who began her duties with Marshall on June 16, came to MU from Copper Mountain Community College, which is on the Marine Corps Base 29 Palms in California where she worked with active duty marines. She is a native of New Zealand.|
The Office of Human Resources has announced a four-part series of workshops designed to provide basic supervisory tools for both new supervisors and seasoned supervisors who want a fresh look at their supervisory practices.
|Dr. Thomas E. Wilson, professor of physics, is presenting a paper (coauthored by Drs. Michael Oehme and Erich Kasper, the Academic Director, and Head, respectively, of the Institute of Semiconductor Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany) titled “Superlattice Ultrasonic Generation by Pulsed Far-Infrared Laser Radiation” at the 2nd International Symposium on Laser-Ultrasonics LU2010, which is taking place from July 5 to 8 in Bordeaux, France.|
Several academic and service departments have undergone name or phone number changes recently.
Eldon Larsen was a junior in high school, he took an engineering
aptitude test, but when the results came back a counselor solemnly
advised him he might want to consider going into another field of
||A whiz at math (it was like a game to him, he says) and good in science, Larsen, who is professor of engineering and a Certified Project Management Professional, had decided to be an electrical engineer. Luckily, a high school chemistry teacher realized his potential and at his own expense took him to a Saturday open house at Brigham Young University, 100 miles away from his home, the farming town of Willard, Utah.|
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