University Communications

The Newsletter for Marshall University                   March 7, 2012

StartUp WV Manufacturing program announces first class of entrepreneur awardees

Keith Burdette, cabinet secretary of the Department of Commerce, was the keynote speaker at the StartUp WV Manufacturing event March 5.

  Offering the tools and technical assistance to take an entrepreneur’s idea from concept to prototype with the goal of creating jobs for West Virginians, the StartUp WV Manufacturing program announced its first class of seven awardees during an event Monday at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) on the South Charleston campus.

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Former Hillary Clinton campaign manager to speak at Marshall

  Patti Solis Doyle, campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, will speak at 7 p.m.,  Thursday, March 8 in Room BE5 in the Memorial Student Center as  part of Women’s History Month 2012.  Her lecture is titled, “The Power of a Woman Leading the Way.”


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Respondents sought for caregiving survey

Are you a caregiver?  Do you provide assistance to a family member, friend or neighbor?  If so, you’re  invited to participate in a free research study on carework.  

The goal of the study is to better understand the provision of care within families and friendship networks with a particular focus on the Appalachian region.

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Marshall University School of Medicine names
Dr. Larry D. Dial to administrative post

  After serving for seven months as interim chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. Larry D. Dial has been named chair of the department. He assumed his duties Feb. 29.

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Gallery 842's juried exhibition under way

Gallery 842, operated by the Department of Art and Design in collaboration with the local community, opened its Second Annual Juried Exhibition last week.

A juried exhibition is a type of exhibition where artwork is submitted and a juror or panel of jurors decide which pieces will be in the exhibition, John Farley, director of the MU galleries, explained.

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From the Psychology Clinic

Men’s body image concerns

Marshall’s Psychology Clinic will offer a group for men with body image problems, said Dr. Keith Beard, professor of psychology and director of the clinic. 

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Transgender therapy group
The Marshall University Psychology Clinic will offer a support group for transgendered individuals starting this month. This group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday evenings for ten weeks with group facilitators Claire Carpenter Phillips and Hend Alsulaiman. 

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Newsletter Contest: Where's This?


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

Marshall students, faculty, staff (below the level of director) and alumni are eligible. 

Send your entries to Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. Entries must have the answer (both the identification of the item and its location) 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.

Winner from Feb. 22

The winner from the last newsletter was Carol L. Bailey, Applications Systems Analyst Programmer Senior in the Office of the Bursar. She correctly identified the spire on the walkway at Drinko library.

Application process under way for Summer 2012 Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waivers

Applications are now being accepted through Friday, April 6, for the Marshall University Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waiver Program for Summer 2012, according to Dr. Donna Spindel, dean of the Graduate College.

  The scholarship program provides tuition assistance for MU graduate students and Marshall full-time faculty and staff employees.

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Marshall artists receive prizes from West Virginia
Division of Culture and History

  Two artists with Marshall University connections were awarded prizes in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) juried art exhibition, which  opened last week with the theme “Portraits of Historic West Virginia Figures” at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

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Other Coming Events

Distinguished writer to read at Marshall

Distinguished fiction writer and West Virginia native Jayne Anne Phillips will read from her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre on the Huntington campus. A book signing will follow in the lobby of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

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Kiva co-founder, Jessica Jackley, speaks at Marshall next Monday

Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva – the revolutionary microlending  website – will be the featured speaker at the Harry and Betty Wolfe Lecture Monday, March 12, on the Huntington campus.

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Violauta Duo, Linda Dobbs to give recital March 14

The Violauta Duo, which includes flutist Dr. Wendell Dobbs and guitarist Dr. Júlio Alves, will be joined by soprano Linda Dobbs for a faculty recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. The program is free and open to the public.

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Spin-a-thon proceeds to benefit PATH project

The School of Medicine’s American Medical Association, in participation with the Marshall Recreation Center, will conduct the Pedal for PATH Spin-a-thon, a fundraising event in which all proceeds go directly to the PATH Project.

The event takes place at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at the recreation center.

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Faculty Achievement

Dr. Felix Cheung, Assistant Professor in the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was one of three West Virginia physicians profiled in the Winter 2011 Edition of West Virginia Executive Magazine. Cheung, who practices at Cabell Huntington Hospital, was part of a story that focused on specialty doctors in West Virginia.


Marshall TRIO staff members to visit Washington, D.C.

Several staff members, students and alumni representing Marshall University’s TRIO programs will travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend for a series of seminars, advocacy workshops and face-to-face meetings with Congressional members and their staffs. The group will be in Washington from March 9 to 14.

  Funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, TRIO programs offer a pipeline of services that help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to participate in higher education.

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Profile: Mary Clark

  - a series on interesting Marshall University people


She can delight an audience with her high-spirited banter and her lighthearted tales of moving around the country with an accomplished family of doers. But today Mary Clark is back at Marshall for the second time and she’s on a serious mission to complete her Ph.D. so she can add those cherished letters after her name.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed March 28, 2012. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by March 26.


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