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The Newsletter for Marshall University             September 26, 2012

Marshall to ‘Remember the past, Thunder into the Future’
at Homecoming

  Homecoming week is Oct. 1-6, culminating with the Thundering Herd football team playing the University of Tulsa in a Conference USA game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

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Art Weisberg to be grand marshal of Homecoming parade


Huntington philanthropist Art Weisberg, whose financial assistance has greatly contributed to the re-establishment of Marshall University’s engineering degree program, will serve as grand marshal in MU’s homecoming parade this fall, Student Body President Ray Harrell announced last week.

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State of the University address highlights
General Faculty meeting

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View video of General Faculty Meeting.


Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp gave his annual State of the University address at the fall general faculty meeting yesterday, Sept. 25, in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theater of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

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Renowned scholar to discuss 'The Eight Rival Religions
That Run the World'


Dr. Stephen Prothero, who has been described by Newsweek magazine as “a world religions scholar with the soul of a late-night comic,” will deliver a public lecture Friday, Sept. 28, at Marshall University.

Prothero, chair of the department of religion at Boston University, is the featured speaker in the third annual da Vinci Lecture, presented by the Honors College and the office of the provost. The public lecture and discussion begin at 7 p.m. in room BE 5 on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center.

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Reminder: Lecture by Thomas Mann to kick off
Amicus Curiae series today


  Dr. Thomas E. Mann, W. Averell Harriman chair and senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, will be the first speaker in this fall’s Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) Lecture Series on Constitutional Democracy.

Mann will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. The event is free to the public.

Read newsletter article from last week.

'Titanic: The Musical' comes to Huntington Monday

  On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the legendary ship, The Marshall Artists Series presents Titanic: The Musical, a tale of recounted dreams, hopes and aspirations of those aboard the fateful ship, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The evening will include an exhibit of Titanic artifacts on display in the theatre lobby.

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Other Coming Events

Constitution Week concludes with Robert C. Byrd Forum

Prof. Jean Edward Smith will be the featured speaker in the Robert C. Byrd Forum on Civic Responsibility at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre.


Nominations sought for spring commencement speaker

The University Functions Committee is soliciting  nominations for individuals to be considered for speaker at the spring commencement ceremony. Nominations also will be accepted for a recipient of an honorary degree at the winter and spring commencement ceremonies.

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Trio program to take place in Huntington Sept. 27 and 28
Guest pianist John Ingram will return for another performance at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27,  with Marshall faculty flutist Dr. Wendell Dobbs and Marshall graduate student cellist Ezgi Karakus in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. The program will be repeated at First Presbyterian Church’s Music Alive Series at noon on Friday, Sept. 28. Featured on the program will be works by Dussek and Martinu.

Read article from last week's newsletter.


Marshall professor presents research
at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

  Dr. J. Graham Rankin, professor in the forensic science graduate program, presented research results to develop a field method for identifying the hallucinogenic herb Salvia divinorum Sept. 12 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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School of Medicine outreach program in spotlight

Marshall Medical Outreach (MMO),a student-led initiative of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine to deliver health care to the homeless, has been recognized by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin as part of the 2012 Governor’s Day to Serve.


MMO was created in 2011 as a volunteer opportunity for medical students, resident physicians and faculty interested in providing health care to homeless and needy individuals in Huntington.

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Profile: Joanna Young

A series on interesting Marshall University people


Joanna Young was a high school sophomore in Syracuse, N.Y., the year the movie “We Are Marshall” came out and somehow she missed seeing it. She made up for that, though, when she found she’d be coming to Marshall as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer.

“I knew nothing about Huntington or Marshall before that,” she says candidly. Actually she ended up at Marshall as kind of a lucky fluke. After graduating from the College of Brockport-State University of New York, she was toying with the idea of joining the Peace Corps when her aunt suggested she research AmeriCorps, a kind of U.S.-based version of that group. That’s when VISTA possibilities caught her eye.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Oct. 3, 2012. Please send any materials for
consideration to Pat Dickson by noon, Oct. 1.

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