University Communications

The Newsletter for Marshall University                   April 25, 2012

General Faculty Meeting today to honor retirees, award winners


The spring General Faculty meeting of the 2011-12 academic year will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Huntington campus.

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At left: Dr. Dan Holbrook will receive the Hedrick Outstanding Faculty award today.


Alumni Weekend is April 27-28 at Marshall University,
celebrating '175 years of your success'

Marshall University will celebrate Alumni Weekend 2012 Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, with a variety of special events culminating with the 75th annual Alumni Awards Banquet.

  This year’s Alumni Weekend celebrates 175 years of alumni and student success. The banquet, during which distinguished Marshall alumni and friends are honored, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center.

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Yanzhi Wu named Employee of the Month


Yanzhi Wu, Senior Office Administrator in the Division of Information Technology, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for February, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.

Wu, who has been employed for more than 10 years, was nominated by Dr. Monica Brooks, Jon Cutler, Dr. Jan Fox, Dr. Arnold Miller, Jody Perry and Allen Taylor.

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Distinguished MU alumna to speak at Honors Convocation;

nearly 200 students to be recognized for academic achievement



Dr. Staci Provezis, senior communication and evaluation coordinator in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will return to Marshall University Friday, April 27, as the featured speaker at the Elizabeth Gibson Drinko Honors Convocation.


The convocation, part of Marshall’s 18th annual Celebration of Academics, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Huntington campus. It is free to the public and will be followed by a public reception.

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Mountain Stage to appear in Huntington April 29


West Virginia Public Radio’s live radio program, Mountain Stage, will celebrate 75 years of the Marshall Artists Series with a jam-packed list of performers including folk singer Arlo Guthrie; singer-songwriter Paul Thorn; Tony Award-
winning Broadway star, Huntington native Michel Cerveris, and his band, Loose Cattle; and the Alt-Pop Americana rock band Delta Rae as they join to pay tribute to the Marshall Artists Series.

The show takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29. in the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington.

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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, May 1. 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 April 11

The winner of the contest in the April 11 edition of the newsletter was Ben Childers,
Clinical Instructor for the WV Autism Training Center. He correctly identified the outside of the Birke Art Gallery in Smith Hall on the Old Main side.

Marshall tartan design up for voting


The MU community is invited to be involved in choosing the next symbol for the university – its official tartan design.

Administrators have been working with Collegiate Tartan from Greensboro, N.C., as it  produces an official tartan design.  After evaluating many possible designs from the company, the choices have been narrowed to four.

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Marshall students to receive Kente cloths at ceremony Thursday


Marshall University’s annual Donning of Kente Celebration of Achievement will take place at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.

The celebration and cap-and-gown ceremony, presented by the Center for African American Students’ Programs,  will begin with a processional that will include graduating students, university deans, faculty and President Stephen J. Kopp.

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Service Awards Luncheon set for Thursday, May 31

Marshall University’s 28th annual Service Awards Luncheon will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.

  In addition to the service awards, the Employee of the Year will be named at this time.

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Profile: Pat Campbell

  - a series on interesting Marshall University people


On a given Saturday morning, shoppers strolling through the Huntington Mall can buy the latest strappy sandals, trendy tees, golf balls, a latte or lunch. They can also find out how to jump-start their college careers at Marshall by chatting with the friendly lady who presides over a Marshall-laden information table. And if there’s one thing Pat Campbell is passionate about, it’s getting the word out about the College Courses in High Schools Program, so if that means heading to the mall, giving out information and literature and fielding questions in the midst of that bustle, just look for her there.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed May 9, 2012. Please send any materials
for consideration to Pat Dickson by May 7.


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