The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  March 2, 2016

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In Memoriam: Danny Ray

In Memoriam: Danny Ray

Danny Ray, faculty member and coach of the Thundering Word speech and debate team, died this morning. President Gilbert has issued a statement regarding Ray's passing. Message from President Jerome A. Gilbert regarding passing of faculty member Danny Ray The entire Marshall community was deeply saddened today to learn one of our valued faculty members has passed away. I got a …

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Tubist Tony Zilincik to play guest recital tonight

Tubist Tony Zilincik to play guest recital tonight

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. tonight,  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" in …

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Staff, faculty asked to nominate students for 'Who's Who'

Nominations are now being accepted for the selection of students for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, according to Andrew Hermansdorfer, director of the office of Student Involvement and Leadership. All nominations are due Monday, March 7. To be eligible, a student must be a junior, senior, or graduate student, have high academic standing, and must have …

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TheBestSchools.org ranks Marshall’s online geography degree among top 5

TheBestSchools.org ranks Marshall’s online geography degree among top 5

Marshall’s B.A. in Geography online degree program, offered by the College of Liberal Arts, is ranked among “The 5 Best Online Bachelor in Geography Degree Programs” by TheBestSchools.org. “TheBestSchools.org selected Marshall University’s program based on several weighted factors described in the article’s preamble, which include its popularity, annual income revenue, and media references,” said Monica Roberts, a representative with the …

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Chair of Orthopaedics establishes scholarship for Marshall medical students

Chair of Orthopaedics establishes scholarship for Marshall medical students

Ali Oliashirazi, M.D., founding chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and vice dean for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and his wife, Corrina, have pledged to fund a new endowed scholarship at the school. “I am absolutely delighted to see this selfless act of generosity and leadership from one of our most prominent physicians,” said Joseph I. Shapiro, …

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Men's basketball to play Thursday, Saturday

Men's basketball to play Thursday, Saturday

Men’s Basketball will be facing LA Tech on Thursday at 7 p.m. and then Southern Miss on Saturday at 7 p.m. for Senior Night at the Cam Henderson Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit HerdZone.com.

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Panel discussion on Rural Women in Activism at Marshall March 3

Panel discussion on Rural Women in Activism at Marshall March 3

A panel discussion on Rural Women in Activism, featuring panelists from The End of the Line, by Sellus Wilder, and Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed, Appalachian Women and The Fight for Environmental Justice by Shannon Elizabeth Bell, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in Drinko Library 402 This event is part of Rural Women’s Week on …

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School of Pharmacy students plan fundraiser for Huntington City Mission

Tickets are currently on sale for the Queen of Hearts Masquerade Gala, a philanthropic event organized by the School of Pharmacy student groups to benefit the Huntington City Mission. The gala is set for 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 5, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center and includes dinner, music and dancing as well …

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Film on resistance to Bluegrass Pipeline to be shown March 8

Film on resistance to Bluegrass Pipeline to be shown March 8

When two major energy companies teamed up to ship hazardous liquids to the Gulf Coast, they didn't count on the resistance the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline project would encounter in Kentucky. A diverse coalition of farmers, activists and religious orders won against all odds after joining forces to resist a threat to their land, liberty and lives. The film, “The End …

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Putnam County entrepreneur is 2016 Vanguard winner

Putnam County entrepreneur is 2016 Vanguard winner

A Putnam County entrepreneur is the winner of the 2016 Vanguard Agriculture Competition sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI). Mandy Curry created Healthy Kids — an easy-to-use, customizable online meal planner that includes recipes, instructional videos and shopping lists of ingredients. With the help of her husband, a master gardener, Curry is developing a …

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Marshall Day at the Capitol Feb. 26 promotes the university with state leaders

Marshall Day at the Capitol Feb. 26 promotes the university with state leaders

Academic units and other departments gathered at the state capitol in Charleston last Friday for Marshall Day. The event provided a chance to meet legislators and other state leaders and show them the latest opportunities Marshall has to offer. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin presented President Gilbert with a special proclamation for the day and also conducted a formal ceremony naming Red …

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Marshall’s online master’s in education degrees ranked among top 10 by GoGrad.org

GoGrad.org has ranked Marshall University as one of the top 10 higher education institutions in which to earn an online master’s degree in education. Dr. Teresa Eagle, dean of the College of Education and Professional Development, said the formal recognition was “wonderful.” “We  have long known how exceptional our program is,” Eagle said. "Dr. Lisa Heaton, the program director, has been a driving …

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Library encourages participation in 'MU Reads'

Library encourages participation in 'MU Reads'

Readers who are thinking about tackling a new novel or unraveling an old classic can now be eligible for prizes by reading that book with MUReads, a yearlong reading initiative that encourages West Virginians to read books individually or as part of a team. A few dedicated Marshall librarians started the initiative a few years ago in conjunction with WVReads …

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Marshall women’s basketball coach gives keynote at Women of Color observance

Marshall women’s basketball coach gives keynote at Women of Color observance

Whether it’s on the court or in the classroom, Caronica Randle has done nothing but succeed since coming to Marshall University. Since 2012, Randle has served as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team and in May, she will graduate with her master’s degree in adult and technical education from Marshall. In an effort to recognize women like Randle …

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LCOB faculty evaluate RCBI's economic impact

Marshall's Center for Community Growth and Development (CCGD), housed within the Lewis College of Business’ Division of Finance and Economics, has completed a project involving technical consulting work for the Robert C Byrd Institute (RCBI). In January, LCOB faculty members Dr. Michael Newsome and Dr. Becky Tomasik, two of the founders of the CCGD, completed a technical paper for RCBI …

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Faculty Achievement: English faculty members

Three English Department faculty members—Assistant Professor Dr. Kristen Lillvis, Instructor David Robinson, and Assistant Professor Dr. Walter Squire—conducted a round table session titled “Teaching Difficult Topics through Octavia Butler’s Texts” at the inaugural Octavia E. Butler Conference, which took place at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 26 through 28.  Butler was an African American science fiction writer, renowned for …

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West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers to host annual conference Sept. 7-8 in Charleston

West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers to host annual conference Sept. 7-8 in Charleston

“Reclaim, Restore, Revitalize West Virginia” is the theme for the 11th annual West Virginia Brownfields Conference. The event, hosted by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers, will take place Wednesday, Sept. 7, and Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston. The conference features exceptional educational programs covering multiple aspects of brownfields redevelopment. New this year, the event …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 9, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, March 7.

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