Frontier Communications has presented $200,000 to Marshall for the June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development. The grant is for 21st century technology to advance educational programs and training in West Virginia. Specifically, it involves support for a Virtual S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Academy.
“The June Harless Center is extremely grateful for this gift from Frontier Communications,” said Dr. Stan Maynard, director of the June Harless Center. “We are pleased that Frontier has the confidence not only in Marshall University, but the June Harless Center in making this initiative successful.”
|Marshall’s annual Marshall Day
at the Capitol will take place from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Wednesday, March 2. This is a day where
students, faculty and staff travel to the state
capitol in Charleston to display the work that
happens daily at the university.
This year’s event will include special tributes to the 50th anniversary of the signing of the law proclaiming Marshall College a university March 2, 1961. The university’s highway historical marker and an exhibit of photos and documents from the university archives will be on display. A commemorative issue of The Parthenon also will be available. Student Government Association representatives and Mr. and Ms. Marshall will be recognized by the West Virginia House and Senate.
Departmental or program representatives interested in participating should contact Nancy Pelphrey in Alumni Affairs by phone at 304-696-3134 or by e-mail at Pelphrey@marshall.edu to check on space availability, parking and other details.
Smith is the new director of purchasing at Marshall University, effective Feb.
1. She replaces Dennis Meadows, who retired.
||Eighty-eight students representing 15 West Virginia universities and colleges,
including 17 from Marshall University, presented their discoveries in poster
format in the 8th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston
Tuesday, Jan. 25.
The event helps members of the state Legislature and the executive branch understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students who produced these projects. The projects are original research and the posters are designed for a general audience.
A special presentation by Haiti expert Kiran Jayaram one year after the
earthquake that killed 300,000 people will take place Wednesday, Feb. 9, on the
|Jayaram, an anthropologist specializing in Haiti and a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, will be talking about Haitian history and culture as well as the aftermath of the earthquake. He also will be speaking to several classes before and after his presentation.|
The 2011 Technology Summit is taking place today
and tomorrow in the Drinko Library.
Seminars and presentations from Drinko 349 also are being aired at the South Charleston Campus, in MUGC 134. The summit will be two days of workshops, seminars and poster sessions regarding not only the services Information Technology offers, but library services as well.
Lecture to explore connection between art, spirituality
Art professor Peter Massing will present a lecture on art and spirituality Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall 154. It is open to the public.
The presentation, titled “Process: a Path
Toward Creative Expression” will address the
connection between process and spirituality.
Joan C. Browning, a Civil Rights activist and one of the original nine Freedom Riders in Albany, Ga., in 1961, will speak at Marshall Thursday, Feb. 17.
|Browning’s talk, which is free to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Room BE 5 in the basement of the Memorial Student Center. She is speaking as part of Marshall’s new program in African and African American Studies.|
The College of Health Professions is offering a
new interdisciplinary graduate program in Health
Informatics on its Huntington campus. The degree
is the first Master of Science in Health
Informatics to be offered in West Virginia.
As the first truly intercollegiate program
offered at Marshall, courses for the degree will
come from the College of Health Professions, the
College of Information Technology and
Engineering, and the Lewis College of Business.
University has received a $540,752 grant from the National Institute of Justice
for a two-year project to study factors that affect interpretation of data by
fire debris analysts and to develop a computer program to aid in interpretation.
Dr. J. Graham Rankin (left), a professor of forensic chemistry in the Forensic Science Graduate Program, is conducting the study, which began January 1, 2011.
The Marshall University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will have a
fund-raiser Saturday, Feb. 12, to assist a Haiti physician with whom Marshall
faculty and staff have worked in providing aid to Haitians in the wake of the
Three Marshall counseling faculty members attended and contributed to the recent Professional Counselors Day in Charleston, an annual event hosted at the State Capitol during the legislative session.
Attending the event were assistant professors of counseling Dr. Andrew Burck, Dr. Lori Ellison and Dr. Carol Smith. In addition, Jason Newsome, president of the West Virginia Counselors Association and an adjunct faculty member at Marshall, attended, along with approximately 50 professional counselors and several students. One of the goals of the group was to raise awareness of the counseling profession at the West Virginia Legislature. A proclamation on their behalf was read in the House of Delegates.
|Go to the
second floor of the Morrow Library and you will find Nat
DeBruin, archivist, manuscript librarian, and adjunct
faculty member, who can guide you through thousands of
linear feet of archival materials, from the earliest
document—a copy of the 1837 land deed that handed
Marshall Academy property over to the Methodist Church
which was the formation of Marshall University, to
“The archives are the records of the university,” he says. “It’s anything that has been published by the university, especially as it relates to academic/faculty/student life."
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