The Newsletter for Marshall University                                 January 10, 2018

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Higher education presidents unite to unveil the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia

Presidents and representatives from 10 of the state’s public higher education institutions announced Jan. 8 the Alliance for the Economic Development for Southern West Virginia (Alliance), a joint venture among West Virginia’s southern colleges and universities. The Alliance will work to better connect the educational resources and workforce training offered in Southern West Virginia to promote the region, eliminate redundancies …

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Marshall to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15

Along with the Huntington-Cabell branch of the NAACP, Marshall’s Office of Intercultural Affairs is sponsoring the annual traditional freedom march and birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 15. All of the Marshall and Huntington communities are encouraged to participate.

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Marshall makes commitment to be Open to All

Marshall University is an institution of higher learning committed to promoting an inclusive environment and has affirmed this commitment through its pledge to be “Open to All.” The city-wide Open to All campaign in Huntington began in 2016 to encourage local businesses and organizations to make a pledge to maintain a welcoming and safe environment for all visitors, customers, employees, vendors and …

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Last chance to get involved in Marshall Day at the Capitol

Kelly green will be in evidence at the West Virginia State Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 24, as the university celebrates the annual Marshall Day at the Capitol. Exhibitors interested in having a table at the event are encouraged to register at www.herdalum.com. Representatives from Marshall, including Marco the Bison, will be at the Capitol from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., greeting …

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Violauta Duo to perform ‘Rossiniana 2’ Jan. 18

The Violauta Duo of Wendell Dobbs on the flute and Júlio Ribeiro Alves on the guitar will give a joint faculty recital, “Rossiniana 2,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Studio 143 of the Smith Music Building at Marshall University. The first part of the recital represents a continuation from the fall semester of the duo’s examination of opera …

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Marshall’s Distinguished Professor in the Arts to perform Liszt piano sonata

German pianist Hinrich Alpers has been named the Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor in the Arts at Marshall and will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. Alpers was the first prize winner of the third International Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn, Germany, and laureate of Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition. This …

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Start the semester off right with help from Lynda.com

Marshall University Information Technology provides access to Lynda Campus for all faculty, staff and students. This service provides the university, and the members of its community, with easy online access to in-depth training demos on a wide variety of topics underlining important technical and life skills. Faculty can easily embed Lynda.com content directly into Blackboard for instructional use or use …

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Local singers sought for Marshall University Choral Union

The Marshall University Choral Union, a community-collaborative choral ensemble, began a new semester of music Jan 8, but new members will still be welcome at its next rehearsal on Monday, Jan. 22, according to Director Deborah Bradley. The ensemble is open to singers of all ages from within the university and the surrounding communities. Auditions are not required, but prior …

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Children’s Chess Club looking for participants

Marshall University and West Virginia Science Adventures invite children ages 8 and older (or younger children with excellent attention spans) to participate in the Children’s Chess Club. All levels and ages are welcome. The group meets from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 6 to May 26, in Room 307 of the Science Building on the Marshall University Huntington …

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Digital Humanities Scholars invited to 2018 R-CADE Symposium

Marshall’s digital humanities scholars have been invited to present at the 2018 R-CADE Symposium, an event sponsored by the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden in New Jersey. Representing the departments of English, political science, and computer and information technology, as well as Marshall Libraries, the intercollegiate group of faculty will present on skeuomorphs, or nonfunctional design features that reference …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 17, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12.

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