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The Newsletter for Marshall University        August 11, 2010


CSX Makes 'Bucks for Brains' Gift to Rahall Institute


CSX Corporation has presented a gift of $50,000 to Marshall University for research at the university’s Nick J. Rahall II Appalachian Transportation Institute (RTI).

U.S. Congressman Nick Rahall and Marshall officials accepted the check from J. Randolph Cheetham, CSX regional vice president for state relations.

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John Cummings Named Employee of the Month

John Cummings, assistant director of enterprise applications, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for June.

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Evans Named Drinko Fellow for 2010-2011

  Dr. Dan Evans, professor of biological sciences and curator of the herbarium, has been selected as the 2010-2011 Drinko Academy Fellow.

Drinko Fellows receive a stipend, financial support for research, a student assistant and reduced teaching loads to undertake research or curriculum development.

Evans, who is the 18th Drinko Fellow, will present the results of his work to the university community at a symposium next spring during Marshall’s annual Celebration of Academics.

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Visual arts update: Artists with Marshall connections participate in exhibitions in Huntington, Lexington, Va.


Fall Invitational at Gallery 842 continues through Sept. 9

Gallery 842’s new exhibition, a fall invitational, opened, Aug. 6, and will run through Sept. 9 in downtown Huntington.

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Artists with Marshall ties exhibit at Nelson Gallery in Lexington, Va.

John Farley, Daniel Kaufmann, Andra Levy and Tommy Warf have been chosen to participate in the Nelson Gallery’s 11th Annual Juried Show, which opened Aug. 6 and runs through Aug. 28.

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'Time for Music' registering for fall

“Time For Music,” a popular program for babies and children up to age 5 is once again being offered with sessions set to begin the week of Aug. 23.  The program is offered through Marshall’s Speech and Hearing Clinic.


  Classes are available for babies from birth to 18 months; toddlers from 18 to 36 months; 3-year-olds, and 4- and 5-year-olds.  In the baby category, a “baby-and-sibling” registration is available so that parents may register two children at a combined rate.

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Profile: Linda Beaver - a series on interesting Marshall University people

Although it didn’t seem like it at the time, losing her job as a pharmacy cashier turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Linda Beaver.


After all, this sunny optimist is a firm believer that when one door closes, another one undoubtedly opens. And sure enough, that open door let her straight to the Bursar’s Office at Marshall, where’s she’s been now for 26 years.

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