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The Newsletter for Marshall University        November 17, 2010

Marshall Community Observes 40th Anniversary of Plane Crash

View photo slideshow on Marshall website.


Lajterman family endows Marcelo Lajterman Memorial Scholarship

Members of the Marcelo Lajterman family presented the Marshall University Foundation, Inc., with a check for $23,000 to endow the Marcelo Lajterman Memorial Scholarship during the Thundering Herd’s football game Saturday with Memphis at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.   Lajterman, a native of Lyndhurst, N.J., was a placekicker for Marshall and was just 19 years old when he died in the 1970 plane crash.

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Marshall kicks off United Way campaign

Marshall University began its 2010 United Way campaign Tuesday with a kickoff celebration in the Memorial Student Center lobby.

The campaign, which is part of the West Virginia State Employee Combined Campaign (WVSECC), runs through Friday, Dec. 17.

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Huntington Federal Savings Bank adds
to Kermit McGinnis professorship fund


  Huntington Federal Savings has added $50,000 in 2009 and 2010 to the principal of the fund that honors its chairman of the board, Kermit McGinnis, with distinguished professorships in Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business.

Dr. Chong W. Kim, dean of the college, said the principal of the endowed fund has reached more than $300,000 with these latest gifts.

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College of Health Professions receives gifts to refurbish classrooms

Through a relationship with Capitol Business Interiors, Marshall University and the College of Health Professions have received approximately 60 new student table and chair sets along with several faculty desks, classroom desks and free standing storage cabinets.

  Also, classrooms have been professionally cleaned and freshly painted and are scheduled to be carpeted. All of the improvements have been donated or discounted by the partnering businesses.

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Brazilian music professors to perform at Marshall

Two Brazilian music faculty members, guitarist Dr. Werner Aguiar and cellist Dr. Hans Twitchell, will present a free public recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Smith Recital Hall.
  The two are visiting Marshall as part of a faculty exchange program that began Monday, Nov. 15, and will continue through Friday, Nov. 19.

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Theatre Alliance Update: 10-Minute Plays, 'A Christmas Carol'

Theatre Alliance to present evening of 10-minute plays

Marshall University’s Theatre Alliance will present an evening of 10-minute plays and a staged reading of Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God – Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre.

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Theatre Alliance to present
'A Christmas Carol'

Marshall University’s Theatre Alliance will present a one-man play based on Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol, featuring theatre faculty member Jack Cirillo. The performances will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2; Friday, Dec. 3; and Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Huntington campus.

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Faculty/Staff Achievements

Dr. Thomas E. Wilson, Professor of Physics, has had a manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series titled "Superlattice ultrasonic generation.” This is the first demonstration of the excitation of high-frequency (terahertz) acoustic waves/phonons by far-infrared laser radiation with potential applications ranging from acoustic microscopy for subsurface imaging with nanometer resolution, to the development of more efficient thermoelectrics for green energy.

  Wilson also attended by invitation the 2010 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Materials and Processes Far From Equilibrium Workshop held 2-4 November 2010 in Arlington, VA. Wilson also presented his research results to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on November 8, 2010. He was invited by John J. Quinn, former Chancellor and now Professor of Physics at the University of Tennessee, who first predicted the effect theoretically.

Profile: Trish Gallagher
 - a series on interesting Marshall University people


She reads Charles Darwin for fun and throws in a little Aristotle and Plato just to lighten things up. An insatiable reader, Patricia "Trish” Gallagher’s tastes run the gamut from heavy-hitting writers whose voices have thundered through the pages of literature to the lesser-read authors whose works can be found shelved in dusty library alcoves.

For the University College advisor, reading is a way of life. Her wide-ranging, incurable curiosity led her to complete both an undergraduate degree and, just last May, a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University. She has a passion for learning, which she translates into helping the students who come through University College.
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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Dec. 8, 2010. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by  Dec. 6.


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