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The Newsletter for Marshall University        January 11, 2012

Marshall University Maintains Prestigious AACSB accreditation
for College of Business and Accounting Department


The College of Business has successfully maintained its business accreditation as well as its accounting accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in both business and accounting.

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Play based on fictional meeting between King, Malcolm X
takes place Jan. 16


In honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Marshall University’s Department of Multicultural Affairs is presenting “The Meeting,” an acclaimed play that depicts a fictional meeting between two of the strongest voices of the civil rights movement, King and Malcolm X, at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16.

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Annual FluteWorks to feature principal flutist
of West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

  Lindsey Goodman, principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, will be the guest artist for the Department of Music’s annual FluteWorks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Jomie Jazz Center.

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Business majors at Kanawha Valley CTC can now parlay
their associate degrees into bachelor’s degrees from Marshall


Marshall University has entered into an agreement that allows business majors who have earned associate degrees from Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College to seamlessly transfer those credits to Marshall in pursuit of bachelor’s degrees.

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Holly Simpkins is Employee of the Month


Holly Simpkins, Client Services Manager for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Division of Information Technology and Medical Informatics, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for October 2011, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.

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Allied Realty Company gift to support Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research

Marshall University has received a $100,000 gift from Allied Realty Company to support the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research.   Including the donation, which was announced yesterday, Allied Realty Company has contributed a total of $350,000 over the past four years to benefit research at the institute.

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CSX presents gift of $25,000 to Marshall University’s
Bucks for Brains program for rail research at RTI

  Representatives from CSX Corporation have presented a gift of $25,000 to Marshall University for rail research conducted by the Rahall Transportation Institute (RTI), a National University Transportation Center based at Marshall.

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Fruth Pharmacy establishes scholarship for
Marshall School of Pharmacy


The Fruth Pharmacy Scholarship for Marshall’s School of Pharmacy has been established through a $15,000 gift donated by the Mason County family-owned business.  

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Newsletter Contest: Where's This?




One winner will be drawn from the correct answers to the question of where or what is in this Marshall-related photograph.

Marshall students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible. 

Send your entries to Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 17. Entries must have the answer and the entering person's name, affiliation (to Marshall), phone number and mailing address.

Click to view larger version of the contest photo.


Win two "We Are . . . Marshall" Kelly green shirts!

Mr. and Ms. Marshall are shown in the Kelly green shirts that will be given to one lucky winner, as well as two tickets for a home men’s basketball game.

Contest Results from the Dec. 14 Issue

Sorry, there was no winner in the last issue. No one correctly identified the reflection of the floor of the Marshall University Foundation Hall, Home of the Erickson Alumni Association.

MU Foundation annual report wins CASE award


Marshall University Foundation’s 2009-2010 annual report, titled “Words to Live By,” has been selected for a Gold Award in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Accolades Awards program.

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Other News

Classified Staff Election results announced

Winners of the recent Classified Staff Council special election to fill three vacant seats on the Council have been announced.

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More than 1000 children's books collected in holiday drive

The Information Technology Department wants to thank the Marshall community for their help in collecting 1,000 books which were distributed by the Salvation Army to area children during the holiday season.

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Engineering scholarship to honor McCaskey, first program head

A scholarship honoring the first head of the Marshall University Engineering program has been established in his name by members of his family.

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Call for singers

The Marshall University Choral Union invites interested singers to join for the spring 2012 semester. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Smith Music Hall Room 150.This spring, the choir will perform music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Rutter, as well as an array of opera choruses in conjunction with the MU Opera Theater.

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Marshall University assists Mount View High School with solar panel installation project

The Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) and the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall are partnering with the West Virginia Division of Energy (WVDOE) Office of Coalfield Community Development on a project to install a solar panel system at Mount View High School near Welch.   The project is just one of several the groups are cooperating on to demonstrate renewable energy applications on surface-mined properties.

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Profile: Karen Fischer

  - a series on interesting Marshall University people


Her iPhone has more memory and functions than the first computer she worked on during her undergraduate days as a Marshall computer technology major.

Karen Fischer can laugh now about the cumbersome and sluggish machines she once considered state-of-the-art technology.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Jan. 25, 2012. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by Jan. 23.


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