University Communications

The Newsletter for Marshall University        February 23, 2011

Anniversary celebration to take place March 2 at the Capitol

  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.


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Women of Color celebration to feature author, TV producer June Cross

“Be the Change” is the theme of this year’s Women of Color celebration scheduled to take place at noon on Tuesday, March 1, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.

The keynote speaker is June Cross, an award-winning producer and author with 35 years of television news and documentary experience. 

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Michelle Douglas named Director of Human Resource Services


Michelle Brown Douglas has been named the Director of Human Resource Services after serving in an acting capacity in that position for the past several months.

Douglas has been working in higher education for almost 20 years. A native of Pompano Beach, Florida, she came to Marshall in 2007 as the director of Equity Programs.

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Digital forensics professor will help Cabell County fight Internet crimes against children, child pornography


A Marshall University faculty member has been appointed to work with the Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to fight Internet crimes against children and child pornography.
  John E. Sammons, an assistant professor of digital forensics in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, will begin work immediately as a part-time investigator, according to Chris Chiles, Cabell County Prosecutor. At their recent meeting, the Cabell County Commission members voted unanimously to support the new position.

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Spring international Film Festival Starts March 3

  The Marshall Artists Series annual Spring International Film Festival will begin Thursday, March 3, and continue through the following Wednesday, March 9, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington.

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Fine Arts Update:

Theatre Alliance to present Tim Robbins’ ‘Dead Man Walking’

Marshall University’s cast of “Dead Man Walking” will take the stage tonight, as part of a theatre project designed to raise awareness and replace apathy regarding the death penalty.

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Gallery 842 to open exhibition by students, local artists

Gallery 842, an art space connected with Marshall University, will open a juried exhibition Friday, Feb. 25, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

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‘The Revolution Continues’ features series of shows
on healthy cooking and eating

Marshall’s Department of Dietetics is collaborating with Ebenezer Medical Outreach and Huntington’s Kitchen to produce a series of shows on healthy cooking and eating.


  The series, “The Revolution Continues,” will consist of four shows addressing: Healthy Eating for Persons with Diabetes, Healthy Eating for Weight Management, Quick and Healthy Meals on the Go, and Cooking with Vegetables.

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Board of Governors Update: Intent to Plan new M.S. in Athletic Training degree approved

Marshall University’s Board of Governors last week  approved the Intent to Plan for the Master of Science in Athletic Training degree during the board’s regular meeting on the Huntington campus.

  The School of Kinesiology, which is part of the College of Health Professions, requested permission to establish the M.S. in Athletic Training. The Intent to Plan contains a thorough investigation of the program’s demand, cost and expectations. Approval of the degree is expected to take place in a future board meeting.

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Classified staff election set for April 12; nominations due March 9

The Classified Staff Council will hold an election to choose council members for the 2011-2013 term as well as the Staff Council chair, representative to the Advisory Council for Classified Employees (ACCE) and the representative to the Institutional Board of Governors.

  The council is composed of 25 members, with five members chosen from each of the five EEO groups. H.B. 2224 mandates that the selection will take place every two years by direct election of all classified staff employees.

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Profile: Clark Egnor
  - a series on interesting Marshall University people


Sitting at his Marshall display at a career fair in King Abdullah High School in Amman, Jordan, Clark Egnor was delighted to hear students chanting “We Are … Marshall” as they approached his table. Actually a counselor had told him earlier to expect a large crowd at his display. The Jordanian students were very familiar with the 2006 movie, “We Are Marshall,” because it had been used in their freshman orientation as a lesson in overcoming adversity.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed March 9, 2011. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by March 7.

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