University Communications

The Newsletter for Marshall University                   August 29, 2012

WOW, just WOW: Successful Week of Welcome helps freshmen get ready for college careers

  Nearly 1,750 Marshall University freshmen experienced the WOW factor last week on the Huntington campus. They learned about college life during the Week of Welcome (WOW), and this week the Class of 2016 began the process of learning a lot more with the start of fall classes.

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Lecture series on the civil rights movement begins Sept. 11

  A series of lectures by distinguished scholars centering around the long civil rights movement in the U.S. will take place during the fall semester, according to Dr. David Trowbridge, associate professor of history and director of African and African American Studies.

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State Supreme Court of Appeals to return to Marshall Sept. 18


West Virginia's Supreme Court of Appeals will return to Marshall's Huntington campus Tuesday, Sept. 18, to hear four arguments. The session, which begins at 10 a.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, is free to the public.

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Marshall supporters encouraged to participate
in College Colors Day, wear green on Fridays

Marshall University fans can show their support and pride for the Thundering Herd by wearing their green Marshall gear every Friday throughout the football season.


  The university kicks off Green Fridays this Friday, Aug. 31, with participation in the eighth 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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New parking facility ready for Marshall students, employees; numerous upgrades made over the summer


Students reporting to the Huntington campus for the start of fall classes on Monday, Aug. 27, had new parking from which to choose.

A $7 million, six-story parking facility located on Sixth Avenue next to the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center opened and is ready for business.

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Sharon Booth named Employee of the Month


Sharon Booth, Administrative Associate, Housing and Residence Life, 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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Coming Events

MU Choral Union accepting
new members

Marshall’s Choral Union is looking for interested singers to join the group for the 2012-2013 season.

This fall, the choir will join with the West Virginia Symphony Chorus to present performances of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Midnight Mass for Christmas.” The combined choirs will perform in Huntington Thursday, Nov. 29, and in Charleston Friday, Nov. 30.

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Rec Center issues faculty and staff fitness challenge

The fall 2012 faculty and staff fitness challenge runs from Sept. 3-Nov. 19 and team sign-ups are now under way.

Teams of up to five coworkers can register at Total weekly exercise times can be logged in every Monday at the same website.

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Marshall’s Birke Art Gallery begins fall semester
with exhibition of art by husband-and-wife duo

The slate of Marshall University’s Birke Art Gallery exhibitions for fall semester began this week with a display of artwork by Cincinnati-based artists/educators Michael Stillion and Kate Labmeier. The exhibit will feature oil paintings and drawings by Stillion, and embroidered “animal portraits” by Labmeier.

A reception with light refreshments will take place at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. At 5:30 p.m., Stillion will lead students and patrons in an informal discussion of the work on display and his experiences as a working artist.

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Marshall Theatre students to give encore of performance
in Scotland

Marshall University Theatre students who traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, earlier this month will perform a special encore performance on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Performance of the show, titled "The Iliad, the Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 90 Minutes or Less," will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre.

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RCBI part of nation’s first Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute
Federal grant will foster innovation, growth of region’s manufacturers

West Virginia’s Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is a partner in a major federal investment that will establish the nation’s first Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute under the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

  The new initiative, which will receive $30 million in federal funds, is designed to connect industry, universities, community colleges, federal agencies and states together to jumpstart manufacturing innovation and foster the nation’s economic growth. RCBI’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers will be key components of this initiative.

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Five new academic scholarships established
at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Five new scholarships have been created for medical students at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, courtesy of several different benefactors. One of the scholarships is geared toward medical students who plan on careers in specific areas of medicine. All five scholarships will benefit students who have demonstrated financial need.

  Two of the new scholarships are being created by the faculty and staff of the Department of Orthopaedics, under the direction of Dr. Ali Oliashirazi, chairman of the department.

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Profile: Sherri Knapp

 - a series on interesting Marshall University people


She has a keen eye for the whimsical, and sees possibilities just about everywhere. For instance, she can take a prosaic plastic drinking cup and turn it into a droll mountain craft.

Inspiration comes easy to Sherri Knapp, who’s an administrative assistant senior in the Classics Department. She loves taking unexpected objects and putting her own spin on them.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Sept. 5, 2012. Please send any materials for
consideration to Pat Dickson by noon, Sept. 4.

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