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The Newsletter for Marshall University        November 3, 2010

Marshall Community to Observe 40th Anniversary of Plane Crash

  The 75 victims of the 1970 Marshall University plane crash will be honored at the annual memorial service conducted by MU’s Student Government Association at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 on the Huntington campus.

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Marshall University celebrates sealing of time capsule

Marshall University celebrated the sealing of the time capsule for the Marshall University Foundation Hall, Home of the Erickson Alumni Center in a ceremony today on the Huntington campus.

Items symbolic of the Marshall University Foundation, Inc., Marshall alumni and the university were placed in the time capsule that was displayed during a ceremony on the Foundation Hall courtyard. They will be sealed at a later date, and the time capsule will be opened in 2060.

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Jason Bays is Employee of the Month

  Jason Bays, Skilled Craft Specialist in Physical Plant, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for September, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.

Bays was nominated by Denise Lawhon, Jan Parker and Donna Spindel.

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Brownfields Assistance Center announces financing workshops

The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall has announced workshops to be held this month in partnership with the National Development Council, BB&T and the Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU.

  Two one-day “Brownfields Redevelopment: Environmental and Economic Viability” workshops are planned. The first workshop is scheduled for Nov. 16 at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. The second workshop will be held Nov. 17 at Tamarack in Beckley.

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Marshall teams with Marine Corps to help kids during holiday season


Marshall University will join forces this holiday season with the United States Marine Corps Reserves in supporting a drive to collect toys for needy children in 14 West Virginia counties and four counties in Ohio in the 2010 Toys for Tots regional campaign.

Staff Sgt. Don Snyder, who is heading the campaign, said the need for toys for children ranging in age from toddlers to early teens in the 18 counties is enormous.

“We already have more than 1,300 children signed up, and I’ve been getting 20 e-mails a day from people who need toys,” Snyder said. “We’d like to give every child who signed up three toys. Our goal is to exceed what we did last year. That’s why we are enlisting the help of Marshall University."

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Record turnout expected for 7th annual Marshall Marathon

More than 1,400 people from about 40 states have signed up to run or walk in the 7th annual Marshall University Marathon Sunday, Nov. 7, race director Tom Dannals said.



The number of pre-race entrants is a record for the event, what starts at 7 a.m. on 3rd Avenue near Cam Henderson Center.

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Exhibition of Sculpture Students' Work Under Way

Sculpture students in the Department of Art and Design at Marshall University are hosting an exhibition of 3-dimensional art at Gallery 842 in Huntington. The exhibition, which opened Friday, will continue until Thursday, Dec. 2.

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Yeager Symposium Lecture Series Concludes Nov. 9

The third and final lecture in the society of Yeager Scholars Annual Symposium Lecture Series, will take place Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Smith Hall 154.

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Guest artist series to present bassist Volkan Orhon

Marshall University’s MUsic Alive concert series will host double bassist Volkan Orhon on Friday, Nov. 12. The concert will take place at noon at First Presbyterian Church in Huntington, which is located at 1015 5th Ave.

The guest artist will be joined by cellist Dr. Şőlen Dikener, a member of the Marshall music faculty, and another bassist, Jason McNeal.

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Profile: Sandy Hutchison and Suzann Workman
 - a series on interesting Marshall University people


Sandy Hutchison (left) and Suzann Workman have such fond memories of the summer and fall of 1989. It was the time when women sported big hair and bigger shoulders, when Morgan Freeman was Driving Miss Daisy, when carpe diem had become a household catch phrase, when Bette Midler was soulfully celebrating the Wind Beneath her Wings and Cher just wanted to Turn Back the Hands of Time. It was also the time when Hutchison, and just three months later, her sister, Workman, came to work at Marshall.
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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Nov. 17, 2010. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by  Nov. 15.


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