University Communications

The Newsletter for Marshall University        March 9, 2011

 Riddel receives recognition as Professor of the Year finalist


Dr. María Carmen Riddel, professor and former chair of the Modern Languages Department, was one of five finalists for the Professor of the Year Award from the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia.

“I was extremely honored to be considered for this award.  Everyone has been so supportive,” Riddel said.   “I am very grateful for the way President Kopp spoke about me at the banquet.”

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Aaron Goebbel named Employee of the Month

Aaron Goebbel, Assistant Athletic Director for Ticketing, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for January, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.

An employee since 2006, he was nominated by Jeff O’Malley, Associate Athletic Director/Chief of Staff.

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Anniversary celebration showcases Marshall community

President Stephen J. Kopp (left) listens to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin read the proclamation naming March 2, 2011 "Marshall University Day last Wednesday. The proclamation was among the events at the Capitol celebrating the 50th anniversary of Marshall becoming a university.

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Wellman to keynote Cyberinfrastructure Day April 7


F. Selby Wellman, retired senior vice president of Cisco Systems Inc., will be the keynote speaker for the April 7 Cyberinfrastructure Day (CI Day) program at Marshall University.

Wellman, a Williamson native and 1963 graduate of Marshall, will talk about the future of the Internet.

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Ballou named to Disabilities Services position


Stephanie Ballou has been named the Assistant Coordinator of the Office of Disabilities Services.  A Marshall graduate with a B.A. degree in psychology and a minor in counseling, she previously served for three years as an administrative assistant in the School of Kinesiology.

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Two administrative positions filled at Marshall’s School of Pharmacy

Two administrative positions at Marshall’s new School of Pharmacy have been filled, according to Dr. Kevin Yingling, dean of the school.


Yingling said Dr. Robert Stanton has been hired as Director of the Office of Experiential Learning, effective Feb. 15, and Terri Moran has been hired as the Director of Student Affairs and Assessment, effective March 1.

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Upcoming Events

West Virginia Rosies to make presentation at Marshall

The West Virginia Rosies, women who served on the home front as defense workers during World War II, will make a presentation about their experiences on Thursday, March 10, at Marshall.

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Marshall to host 3rd Annual Brain Expo Friday

The College of Science and Department of Biological Sciences will sponsor a “Brain Expo” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the Memorial Student Center. The event is a part of an International Brain Awareness Campaign founded by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.

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Virginia State University’s Gospel Choir to perform March 11

Virginia State University’s award-winning Gospel Chorale will perform in concert at Marshall University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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Dr. Jack Levin to present ‘Hate and Violence – American Style’ March 14

A nationally recognized authority in the study of violence and hate comes to Marshall’s Huntington campus to present “Hate and Violence – American Style,” Monday, March 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room BE5 in the Memorial Student Center.

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Local writers to read from their work next Wednesday

Writers Andrea Fekete and Phil St. Clair will read from their work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall University’s Huntington campus.

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Campus Conversations continue
March 14 and 28

Two more sessions of Campus Conversations will take place in the form of panel discussions focusing on the book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, published this year by the University of Chicago Press.

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Marshall professor receives prestigious Ray O. Duncan Award

  Dr. Jennifer Mak, professor and director of the sports management program, has received the Ray O. Duncan Award, the highest award given by the West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WVAHPERD).

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Galbraith named to International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame

Dr. Michael Galbraith, professor of leadership studies in the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, will be inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame on April 7 in Toronto, Canada.

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Classified staff to vote on constitutional amendment

The Classified Staff  will vote on a constitutional amendment during the April 2011 Regular Election, which will take place April 12 through 15.


The staff will vote on an amendment to “Article VIII – Amendments” within the Marshall University Classified Employees Constitution.

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Profile: Teresa Bailey
  - a series on interesting Marshall University people


She’s a bubbly optimist, a walking ray of sunshine. Hand her a lemon and she’s likely to make you a gourmet double lemon chiffon pie.

Teresa Bailey, an administrative assistant senior for the history department, is a Huntington native from a family that spans four generations in the area.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed March 30, 2011. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by March 28.

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