The Newsletter for Marshall University                            September 14, 2016

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College signature events continue as president's investiture nears

Signature college events are taking place this week and next part of the observances of President Gilbert's investiture, which will take place Thursday, Sept. 22. Click to visit the investiture website.    

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President Gilbert's piece on Harper Lee appears in Chronicle of Higher Education

President Gilbert's piece on the two novels of Harper Lee appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education online Sept. 7 and in the Sept. 9 print edition. The article may be accessed on the Chronicle's website. "I am using these books to frame discussions about divisiveness in America with a reading group of our top scholarship students," Gilbert says in the …

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In Memoriam: Gina Kates

Gina Kehali Kates, who was most recently the departmental secretary for the College of Liberal Arts, died Sept. 8. Her services took place Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. "She was a warm, sensitive, caring person to everyone she met," said Dr. R. B. Bookwalter, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "Our thoughts and prayers are with …

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Marshall announces TTA partnership for new downtown loop

Representatives for Marshall University, Tri-State Transit Authority and the City of Huntington were on hand Friday, Sept. 9, during the university’s presentation of the newly branded bus, “The Green Machine.” The system offers students swipe access to a new loop from various stops on the Huntington campus to the Visual Arts Center downtown and Kroger on Fifth Avenue. Marshall President …

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College of Science hosting 4th annual Water Festival for local students today

Over 260 children from schools across the region are attending Marshall’s 4th annual Water Festival today. The event will take place from until 2 p.m., on Buskirk Field. Educating students about the importance of clean water and its impact on our environment has always been the goal of the Water Festival, according to Dr. Chuck Somerville, dean of the university’s College of Science. …

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Oboist Burgess and harpsichordist Schelhase visit Marshall; performance is this evening

The Marshall University School of Music proposes an evening of Bach with visiting Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professors in the Arts Dr. Geoffrey Burgess, oboist, and Leon Schelhase, harpsichordist, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. Featured on the program will be the recently discovered version for oboe of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 2nd …

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Accomplished pianist Michael Noble to perform free concert at Marshall tomorrow night

Marshall’s School of Music will present Michael Noble, an American pianist currently living in Brussels, Belgium, in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. The solo piano recital in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus will feature music by Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Rzewski and Scriabin. The concert is free and open to the public. In addition to the …

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Marshall’s SUPER Day to promote reading to area students

The College of Education and Professional Development at Marshall University will host SUPER Day from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Marshall Recreation Center on the Huntington campus. The theme for the event, which is part of the Investiture activities for Marshall President Jerome A. Gilbert, is Students Using their Powers to Engage in Reading. Through the …

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Ten tons of potatoes to be dropped on Buskirk as part of Thundering Serve

Ten tons of potatoes will be dropped on Marshall University’s Buskirk Field Friday, Sept. 16, following the 4 p.m. launch of Thundering Serve, the university student body initiative to make an impact on campus and the community. The potatoes, which are being donated by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, will be bagged by 500 students over a four-hour period …

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MUsic Mondays series to return to the Cellar Door

The Marshall University School of Music will open the second annual MUsic Mondays Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington. The fall series, titled “Music and Ways of Telling,” investigates how the composer conveys meaning to the listener. The first lecture, “Portraying the Hero: Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony,” will explore Beethoven's musical …

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Fet's 'Alice and the Time Machine' to be introduced Sept. 21

Dr. Victor Fet, professor of biological sciences, has published Alice's Time Machine, which he describes as a tale inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. He will give a presentation on the science fantasy book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the 4th floor atrium of the Drinko Library. Refreshments will be served. The …

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Marshall University Theatre announces season lineup

Marshall University’s School of Theatre has announced the lineup for the 2016/2017 season, which is scheduled to kick off Wednesday, Sept. 28. The season will feature four plays as well as a special event presented by Huntington Dance Theatre. The four regular-season plays are “Picnic” by William Inge, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and adapted by Romulus Linney, “Circle …

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RCBI to host West Virginia Makes Festival Oct. 7

Calling all makers: Mark Oct. 7 on your calendar and prepare to join in as the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) presents the West Virginia Makes Festival on the Huntington campus of Marshall University. This year’s third-annual festival features a Design Challenge that awards a series of cash prizes – including a $1,000 “Best of Show” …

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B.S.W. director serves as member of Research Leadership Team of pediatric substance abuse group

The Pediatric Research Subgroup of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Region III Opioid Overdose Prevention Collaborative has been approved for a $15,000 award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project on “Engaging Community Partners to Decrease Addiction.” Jo Dee Gottlieb, director of the undergraduate social work program at Marshall, serves as a …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 21, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

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