The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    May 11, 2016

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Hayes, RCBI, White enter Harless Hall of Fame

The June Harless Center for Rural Research Education and Development inducted members of the educational community in a ceremony that took place May 5 in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Among the inductees was Dr. Robert Hayes, who served as the 11th president of Marshall University.  His term (1974-1983) has been called the “Decade of Progress” because of the academic …

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Recreation Center announces summer kickoff event

The Marshall Recreation Center will be hosting its first Summer Rec Kickoff event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Rec’s intramural field. Everyone in the Huntington community is encouraged to attend the kickoff. This is an open house event for a variety of the summer programs that will be offered at the Recreation Center. Both youth …

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Maker Vault Opens at RCBI

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is celebrating the opening of its new makerspace on Friday, May 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. RCBI’s makerspace, called the Maker Vault, is housed in a former vault – a holdover from the days when the Huntington building was home to a bank. During the open house, RCBI will …

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Reminder: Continuing Education offers chance to 'Create Your Summer'

Marshall University’s newly created Center for Continuing Education will be offering classes this summer on both the Huntington and South Charleston campuses. In addition, culinary classes and camps will be held at Huntington’s Kitchen in downtown Huntington. With the theme, “Create Your Summer,” the courses cover a wide range of topics aimed at ages 8 to adult. The courses begin …

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Plans underway for the Pullman Square Thursday Night Concert Series, DAWG Dazzle

Marshall's Office of University Communications is once again sponsoring the university's presence at the Pullman Square Thursday Night Concert Series and DAWG Dazzle (Huntington's Independence Day event at Harris Riverfront Park) this summer. This includes a booth space at all of the events, which will occur during the period June 2 to Aug. 25. Over the past two summers, participating …

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Marshall Men's Soccer to host series of camps this summer

“Marshall University men’s soccer is excited for its summer camp season to continue,” said Men's Assistant Coach Thomas Olivier. “We will hold three different camps this year to offer young players different options.” The Marshall Soccer School is under the direction of Head Coach Bob Gray and Olivier, and will also include other Marshall Soccer staff members. All camps will …

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Women of Marshall awards reception honors students, faculty and staff

The Women’s Center and Women’s Studies program presented the Women of Marshall Awards at a reception last week in Drinko Library. Leah Tolliver, director of the Women’s Center, said the ceremony is for women and men who are at the forefront of affecting women’s issues. “We really want to be able to honor and give recognition to the women and …

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School of Medicine hosts 18th Annual Golf Classic

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine hosted its 18th Annual Golf Classic, presented by BrickStreet Insurance and Natural Resource Partners, Tuesday, May 3, at Sugarwood Golf Club in Lavalette. More than 100 players gathered that morning for the golf scramble. This year’s winning foursome was Joe Browning, Adrian Garmestani (School of Medicine, Class of 2001), Ben McGinnis and Chris …

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Four Lewis College of Business faculty honored

Four faculty members from the Lewis College of Business at Marshall University have been honored by the college’s Faculty Awards Committee for their research, teaching and service, according to Glen Midkiff, director of stakeholder engagement. Recipients of the awards receive a framed certificate and a monetary award in recognition of their achievements. “We are excited to be able to recognize …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Slav Gratchev

Dr. Slav N. Gratchev, assistant professor of Spanish, will have the article “Bakhtin in His Own Voice: The Annotated Translation” in College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies, one of the most prestigious journals in the field of literary criticism (published by John Hopkins University Press). The journal comes out at the end of May. According to Gratchev, “This annotated phono-document …

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Huntington High School student receives Kopp Memorial Huntington Rotary Club Scholarship

Christian Joel Paredes, a senior at Huntington High School, is the recipient of the President Stephen J. Kopp Memorial Huntington Rotary Club Scholarship. The scholarship award, which begins in the 2016-17 school year, is for $5,000, with $1,250 provided each year for up to eight total semesters. Paredes has been a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, American …

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Marshall student receives Fulbright summer scholarship to study in Wales

Hunter Barclay, a freshman at Marshall University, has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Cardiff University, Bangor University, and Aberystwyth University in Wales in one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide. Barclay’s six-week summer program will allow him to study at the three different universities during that time, where he’ll …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed May 18, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, May 16.

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