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The Newsletter for Marshall University        August 31, 2011

Alumni Association kicks off fall football season, new school year with 2011 HERDFEST


The Marshall University Alumni Association, in conjunction with 93.7 The DAWG, is kicking off the football season and new school year with its annual HERDFEST beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, at Pullman Square in Huntington.

The 2011 HERDFEST will feature several musical groups including Jabberwocky, a student and Marshall alumni group which performs at 6 p.m., and Parrots of the Caribbean, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, which takes the stage at 7 p.m. Additionally, Marshall cheerleaders, Marco, school administrators and DAWG personalities will attend.

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Green Fridays Start Sept. 2

  Marshall is encouraging fans to show their support by wearing their green Marshall gear every Friday throughout football season.

MU kicks off Green Fridays on Sept. 2, with participation in the seventh annual National College Colors Day. Fans across the nation are encouraged to wear their college colors and support their favorite university.

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Tamra Jones Named Employee of the Month

  Tamra Jones, administrative secretary senior for the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development/Leadership Studies, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for July, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.

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Cee Lo Green to Appear Sept. 8 at Harris Riverfront Park

  Versatile singer/songwriter/vocal coach and Grammy Award winning entertainer Cee Lo Green will open the much anticipated 75th season of the Marshall Artists Series with a concert on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in Huntington’s Harris Riverfront Park.

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Prewitt to Serve on Steering Committee for Chest Physicians Group

  Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of the College of Health Professions, has been selected to serve as a member of the Allied Health NetWork Steering Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) by its current members. His selection was approved by the president of the ACCP, Dr. Suhail Raoof.

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Anderson Named Associate Dean of Pharmacy School

  Dr. H. Glenn Anderson Jr., former associate dean of academic affairs at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, has been named associate dean for academic and curricular affairs at the Marshall University School of

Pharmacy. He began his duties Aug. 17.

Anderson was a founding faculty member of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he began his academic career in 1996 as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice. While in that position, he developed the school’s first residency program. He was promoted to associate professor in 2002 and trained the school’s first post-doctoral fellow in drug information. Anderson then served as Tech Tech’s interim associate dean of curriculum from 2005 until 2006, when he was named associate dean of academic affairs.

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Outreach Coordinator from Japan Arrives at Marshall

  As Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) program coordinator at Marshall University, Azusa “Hanah” Yamada is spending the next two years in Huntington demonstrating various aspects of the Japanese culture for any interested community groups or schools.

“I would like to make U.S. people familiar with Japan,” she said. “That’s the bottom line.”


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White Named to Subject Matter Experts in Social Work

Kimberly White, a mental health counselor at the Counseling Center in Pritchard Hall on the Huntington campus, has been selected to serve in the North American network of subject matter   experts who write test questions for the social work licensing examination used in the United States and Canada.

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Profile: Ian Levstein

  - a series on interesting Marshall University people



On a sweltering summer day with the air conditioning down and the heat index soaring to stratospheric levels outside, the only sound Ian Levstein could hear in his Forensic Science Center office was the steady hum of a portable oscillating fan with its insistent whirr, whirr, whirr. It was a mundane sound, which to most meant only a cool welcome breeze, but to Levstein—well, it was literally music to his ears.

Levstein hears music everywhere ... and sometimes sees it as well. That evening, inspired by the rhythm of that humming fan, he went home, put pen to paper, and began composing Magnificat, an ambitious orchestral piece with choir which features a setting of a text from the Bible.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Sept. 14, 2011. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by Sept. 12.


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