The Newsletter for Marshall University                              February 24, 2016

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Budget Work Group to consider approach to FY 2017 budget

Budget Work Group to consider approach to FY 2017 budget

Marshall’s Budget Work Group, a significant part of the Marshall 20/20 process, held its first meeting of the spring semester Feb. 17 under the leadership of Gary White, at the request of President Gilbert, and Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Mary Ellen Heuton. The meeting began with a review of the financial environment of higher education …

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C-SPAN films history lecture at Marshall University

C-SPAN films history lecture at Marshall University

A video team for C-SPAN’s American History TV was in the back of Dr. Kat Williams’ class yesterday on the Huntington campus. "We are always looking for classes that cover American history in unique ways,” said Jen Garrott, associate producer of C-SPAN's American History TV. A specialist in women’s history and the history of sport, Williams said history is fun and should …

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Reminder: Spring Amicus Curiae series begins tomorrow night

Reminder: Spring Amicus Curiae series begins tomorrow night

The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series for Spring 2016 kicks off  at 7 p.m. tomorrow night in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. Guest speaker Dr. Jonathan W. White will deliver the lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties During the Civil War.” White is the author of several highly regarded books about Lincoln, including Abraham Lincoln and …

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Open house to take place Wednesday, March 2

Open house to take place Wednesday, March 2

President Gilbert and members of the university’s senior management team are hosting another of the informal monthly open houses Wednesday, March 2,  for members of the Marshall community from 3 to 4 p.m. The event will take place in the in the reception area of the Office of University Communications, 213 Old Main. Refreshments will be served. Faculty, staff and, students are welcome …

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Library to show 'Revolution '67' this afternoon

Library to show 'Revolution '67' this afternoon

The second film celebrating Black History Month and cultural literacy takes place in Drinko Library 402 from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, with a discussion to follow. Revolution ’67 examines the six turbulent days in July of 1967 when revolts against poverty and police brutality erupted in Newark, New Jersey. The screening and discussion are open to the public. Refreshments will …

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Athletic events for this week

Athletic events for this week

Herd Women’s Basketball is back at the Cam at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, to take on Middle Tennessee State University and then again at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, for their Senior Day against MTSU. For more information and to purchase tickets visit HerdZone.com.

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Reminder: complimentary tickets for faculty, staff at men's basketball March 3

The Marshall Athletic Department would like to cordially invite you and a guest to the Thundering Herd Basketball game on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Staff and faculty members may visit the Cam Henderson Center Athletic Ticket Office this week to pick up their two complimentary tickets for the game. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5.  Tickets will …

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Music scholarship competition to be held Feb. 28

Music scholarship competition to be held Feb. 28

The  School of Music and Theatre will hold its annual competition for the Belle Jackson and Lynum Jackson Memorial Award and the Paul A. Balshaw Award at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in Smith Recital Hall. “This is the most prestigious competition in the university’s music program,” said Dr. Wendell Dobbs, music program director. According to Dobbs, winners will receive …

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Calligraphy demonstration to take place tomorrow in South Charleston

Calligraphy demonstration to take place tomorrow in South Charleston

A demonstration of the ancient art of calligraphy will be the topic of a brown bag luncheon on the South Charleston campus, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 25, at noon in the Library and Research Commons. Meg Homma, Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator in West Virginia, will conduct the demonstration. Following her presentation, participants will have the opportunity to practice calligraphy …

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Marshall Theatre continues run of 'Mauritius'

Marshall Theatre continues run of 'Mauritius'

Marshall University Theatre continues its performances of Theresa Rebeck’s “Mauritius” Thursday, Feb. 25 through Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. nightly in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The story enfolds when, after their mother’s death,  two estranged half-sisters  discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. Tickets are $20 …

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Electronic database trials underway through University Libraries

The library is currently offering three trials for electronic databases, which are available to all current faculty, staff and students.  The trials can be accessed both on and off campus from this site:  http://libguides.marshall.edu/az.php. According to the library: Browzine is a user-friendly portal used to access and read our collection of electronic journals.  You can browse by subject, set up …

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S.A.M.E. to host 23rd annual Engineering Career Day at Marshall University

The Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) Huntington Post is sponsoring the annual Engineering Career Day for local high school and college students Thursday, Feb. 25, on the Huntington campus. Engineering Career Day at Marshall occurs during National Engineers Week each year and invites approximately 140 high school sophomores from 16 area high schools to attend the by-invitation only even.   Included …

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Marshall Sustainability Department awarded grant from Dunn Foundation for curriculum pilot project

Marshall Sustainability Department awarded grant from Dunn Foundation for curriculum pilot project

The Sustainability Department has been awarded a grant from the Dunn Foundation to develop, implement and test a new sustainability curriculum with middle school-aged students enrolled in the West Virginia Science Adventures Program. With assistance from the College of Education and Professional Development, the June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development and the College of Science, this modular …

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Tubist Tony Zilincik to play guest recital March 2

Tubist Tony Zilincik to play guest recital March 2

The School of Music and Theatre will welcome tubist Tony Zilincik to the Smith Recital Hall stage for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. Zilincik, an associate professor of music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, is known for presenting new music in different ways. In 2012, he joined 200 other musicians to perform his own "Tower Thunder" …

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Rec Center offering Healthy Herd Camp March 21-25

Rec Center offering Healthy Herd Camp March 21-25

The Marshall Recreation Center is sponsoring the 2016 Spring Break Healthy Herd Youth Camp from March 21 to 25. Campers will spend the week swimming, climbing, playing games and making crafts. The cost is $110 for members of the Rec Center and $135 for non-members. Advance registration deadline is  Monday, March 7. Advance registration includes a camp T-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring …

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President Gilbert, bookstore to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday March 12

President Gilbert and Marshall cheerleaders will  help celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Saturday, March 12,  when they will read to children beginning at 11 a.m. in the Marshall University Bookstore. Sponsored by the bookstore, the story time will also feature a special appearance by Marco, who will be on hand for photos and autographs.

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West Virginia natives establish medical student scholarship

Rose A. Goodwin, M.D., and her husband, Barry A. Goodwin, have established an endowed scholarship with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine to help assist aspiring physicians. Although they are both West Virginia natives, the Goodwins are now retired and living in Gahanna, Ohio. Dr. Rose Goodwin, a fellowship-trained surgical pathologist, graduated from the Marshall School of Medicine in …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 2, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29.

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