April 1, 2015

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  • A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series to kick off spring semester celebrating Appalachian identities


    The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall will kick off the spring semester by featuring the newly released anthology, Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South. Okey Napier, Julia Watts and Jeff Mann will be sharing stories of Appalachian identity, queerness and authentic community. Readings will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Don Morris Room of Marshall’s Memorial Student Center. The anthology, published in May of 2017, highlights a variety of Appalachian experience, including queer experience and other regionally marginalized voices. Napier teaches sociology at Marshall, as well as Ohio University and Mountwest Community and ...
  • June Harless Center Hall of Fame inducts four


    Three people and the NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV & V) Educator Resource Center (ERC) were inducted into the June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development Hall of Fame Jan. 12. Brad and Alys Smith were honored as inductees. Brad Smith serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Intuit. According to Harless Hall of Fame officials, he has established an innovative culture leading to initiatives to reimagine and reinvent Intuit to harness emerging technology and trends. Clayton Burch, associate state superintendent of schools, was the third inductee. Burch works directly under the State Superintendent of Schools as a ...
  • MUsic Mondays returns to Cellar Door Jan. 22


    The School of Music will kick off the spring semester of its MUsic Mondays series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the Cellar Door, 903 Third Ave. Music History Professor Dr. Vicki Stroeher will explore music from Finland with a lecture titled “Finlandia: Jean Sibelius and the Search for a Finnish National Identity.” This year’s series features two interlocking themes: Music Faculty Favorites and Music and National Identity. Stroeher, the series organizer and lead presenter for MUsic Mondays, said several of her colleagues approached her to introduce some of their favorite works to the public in a relaxed setting. “I’m ...
  • Marshall to test MU Alert system Jan. 24


    A test of the MU Alert emergency messaging system will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 24. Marshall community members who are subscribed to MU Alert are asked to be sure that they have received the message that morning. If a message has not been received by noon, a subscriber should review and update his or her contact information in the myMU/MU Alert Web interface. If this contact information was already correct, but a message was still not received, then an e-mail should be sent to mualert@marshall.edu with details on which contact method (text, e-mail, voice) did not work as expected. Faculty, staff and students who ...
  • Awadh recognized as January Resident of the Month


    Hesham Awadh, M.D., has been selected as the January Resident of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Awadh is completing his third and final year as an internal medicine resident. “It is important to recognize residents and fellows who are providing excellent care of patients on a daily basis and who are also dedicated and committed to excelling academically,” Wehner said. “It is indeed a pleasure to recognize Dr. Awadh as our first Resident of the Month for the new year.” Nominated by several colleagues, Awadh ...
  • Marshall faculty emeritus, former students have research published on the psychology of addiction


    Current and former Marshall psychology students and an emeritus faculty member have had research published relating to drug addiction. A peer-reviewed publication written by Dr. Marc A. Lindberg, professor emeritus from the Marshall University’s College of Liberal Arts, and Dana Zeid, a former Marshall undergraduate who is currently a Ph.D. student at the Pennsylvania State University Department of Biobehavioral Health, has been published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. The paper presents their new theory and model of how criminal behavior can develop through addictive elements similar to gambling and drug addiction. It is titled “Tests of the ...
  • Electric car charging station now available on Huntington campus


    Marshall has unveiled an electric vehicle (EV) charging station on its Huntington campus. The station is now operational in the pay parking lot adjacent to Corbly Hall, at the corner of John Marshall Dr. and Fifth Ave. It is the first EV charging station on campus and is available for public use. The dual unit station, with two “Level 2” chargers, is self-service and easy to operate. Charging is free. Users can just “pull up and plug in,” leaving their vehicles at the charging station while they are in class or attending university events. Users will be required to pay the standard ...
  • Inclement Weather Reminder


    This is a reminder that the university’s policy regarding inclement weather is available at http://www.marshall.edu/ucomm/weatheremergency-closings. Students, faculty and staff are reminded to use their own judgment when traveling in inclement weather. If weather conditions prevent employees from getting to work or getting to work on time, they should notify their supervisor as soon as possible to make arrangements to charge accrued annual leave for the portion of the workday missed. In the event classes are cancelled, students are advised to contact their instructors for any updates to their course schedules and assignments. If instructors need to cancel classes, they should make every ...
  • President Gilbert’s mother passes away in Mississippi; services are today


    President Jerome A. Gilbert’s mother, Elizabeth A. Gilbert, age 96, passed away over the weekend in Mississippi. The memorial service is scheduled for today in  Ridgeland, Mississippi. The full obituary is available online at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Elizabeth-Gilbert&lc=7253&pid=187853634&mid=7724903. President Gilbert will be out of the office for the remainder of the week. The entire Marshall community sends its condolences to the Gilbert family.
  • ‘Poverty Simulation’ program to take place Feb. 16


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Marshall Office of Intercultural Affairs and the Department of Psychology will host “Rethink Poverty: Poverty Simulation”  Friday Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center. The program breaks down stereotypes by allowing participants to step into the real-life situations of others with a live-action simulation to role-play lives of low income families. Attendees must be registered to attend. Registration is free and available at www.eventbrite.com/e/poverty-simulation-tickets-41844107853?ref=estw. Click on graphic to view full poster for the program.
  • INTO Marshall asks for ‘Dinner in an American Home’ volunteers


    The INTO Center would like to inform the Marshall University faculty, staff, administration and the Huntington community about an initiative that is offered through the center, “Dinner in an American Home.” This event is an opportunity for university and community members to show international students love and support while they are in the U.S. Our students are very excited to spend time in American homes and welcome the opportunity to learn more about American customs and practice their English. The commitment can be small (one meal, one student, one time) or recurring, with students coming to your home on a regular ...
  • 2017 W2 forms to be mailed this month


    W2’s will be mailed, to the current payroll address on file, on or before 1/31/2018.  Please visit www.marshall.edu/finance/w-2s/ for the latest updates.
  • State Ballet Theatre of Russia to bring ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to Huntington


    Leap into the New Year with the State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. The company, based in the city of Ufa, hometown of legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, is returning to grace the Keith-Albee with their ravishing performance of “Sleeping Beauty.” Featuring enamoring sets and costumes along with breath-taking authentic Russian choreography by the legendary Yury Grigorovich, State Ballet Theatre’s production of “Sleeping Beauty” is an enthralling sight to behold. With every grand jeté and chasse, the company of 60 of Russia’s finest dancers will ...
  • 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 and share best practices, improve the quality of life for area residents, create jobs and revitalize southern communities. The partner institutions include Bluefield State College, BridgeValley Community and Technical College, Concord University, Marshall University, Mountwest Community and Technical College, New River ...
  • 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 visitors and interacting with legislators. Displays promoting a variety of programs will be set up during the event, which is being organized by Marshall’s office of alumni relations. “Once again it is a privilege to spend time with our elected state leaders ...
  • 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 young artist – recognized for playing with maturity, youthful energy, versatility and sincerity — has performed at venues such as the Philharmonie Berlin and the Gasteig in Munich. He is artistic advisor to the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and serves on ...
  • 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.
  • 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 campus. Families can pay for all 19 meetings or on a drop-in basis. Cost is $140 for the semester or $10 per day. Siblings receive a 50 percent discount, and scholarships are available, based on financial need. The club is sponsored by West ...
  • 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 choral experience is expected. Rehearsals are from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays in Room 150 of Smith Music Hall. This semester’s repertoire will include pieces by Dello Joio, Mulholland, Faure, Handel and others. The end-of-semester performance is planned for Sunday, April 29. ...
  • 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 clients, regardless of race, religion, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. President Gilbert joined city officials Monday morning at City Hall to declare the university’s “Open to All” status and hosted a reception at his home yesterday to celebrate ...


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