University Communications

The Newsletter for Marshall University        February 8, 2012

Heuton, Kirtley promoted at Marshall


Mary Ellen Heuton has been promoted to chief financial officer after a year as interim CFO. And, Dr. Karen Kirtley has been named senior vice president for administration after serving as interim senior vice president for finance and administration for the past year.

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Mary Ellen Heuton Karen Kirtley  

Marshall University cancer research included
in Department of Defense publication


Ongoing research by two Marshall University scientists has been published in the latest program book for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ Breast Cancer Research Program (CDMRP).

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Diversity Breakfast to feature Tim Tooten Feb. 17


The 12th Annual Marshall University Diversity Breakfast will take place on Friday, Feb. 17, from 7:30-8:50 a.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center.

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Reminder: Play by local artist describes search for her father


 “Snapshot,” a play by local artist Carmen Mitzi Sinnott, will be performed in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 9.

Read full article from the last issue.

Amicus Curiae resumes Feb. 10 at Marshall
with the first of three lectures on the Constitution

A lecture series on the Constitution of the United States of America titled Amicus Curiae, or Friend of the Court, continues this spring with three events featuring three visiting professors.

The series, which debuted last fall with three lectures, is sponsored by Marshall’s Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy and the College of Liberal Arts, with financial support from the West Virginia Humanities Council.

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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, Feb. 14. 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.

Contest Results from the Jan. 25 Issue

The winner of the Jan. 25 contest was  Tanya Ramsey, Senior Office Administrator in Finance and Administration. She correctly identified  one of the new Marshall signs located at the corner of 5th Ave. and Hal Greer Blvd.



Technology Transfer Office to present international patent seminar

The MU Technology Transfer Office will present a free seminar focusing on international patent protection from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Room 349 of the Drinko Library.  

The session will be led by attorney Terry Wright of the firm Stites & Harbison PLLC in Louisville, Ky.

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Other Coming Events

V-Day Marshall joins global effort to stop violence
against women and girls

Marshall will present a three-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award-wining play, “The Vagina Monologues,” at 8 p.m. daily Feb. 9-11 at Marco’s in the Memorial Student Center.

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Fiction writer Donald Ray Pollock to read from his work

Fiction writer Donald Ray Pollock will read from his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center.

Pollock’s novel, The Devil All the Time, has recently been published by Random House.

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Marshall Artists Series to present 'In the Heights'

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "In The Heights,” comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p. m.

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Cleopatra latest subject for Body Shots presentation at Marshall

Body Shots VI: Cleopatra will be presented in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre, located inside the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center  at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

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Profile: Sue Hollandsworth

  - a series on interesting Marshall University people


The tiny elephants march across the window sill ... a proud pachyderm parade, trunks upraised in the traditional elephant salute. A yellow wooden one doubling as welcome sign dangles from a doorknob, while a blue plushy one perches on top of the computer clutching a peanut in his trunk, compliments of a fellow faculty member who stops by regularly to feed him.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Feb. 22, 2012. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by Feb. 20.


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