April 15, 2015

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  • Alumni Association to host annual Alumni Weekend festivities April 24-25


    Marshall University and the Marshall University Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Weekend, April 24-25, with a variety of events held throughout the weekend, all leading up to the 78th annual Alumni Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. “Marshall University’s Alumni Weekend is a unique opportunity to bring alumni and friends of Marshall University together for a weekend of fellowship and celebration of the many memories made right here in Huntington,” said Matt Hayes, executive director of alumni relations. “This is our opportunity to recognize and honor the achievements of our notable alumni, while giving them an opportunity ...
  • Presidential search committee meets to review candidate pool


    Marshall University’s presidential search committee met Monday in executive session on the Huntington campus to review candidate materials and determine a select field of applicants for preliminary interviews. Board of Governors Chairman Michael G. Sellards is leading the search committee. He said consultants with AGB Search Inc. forwarded the resumes of more than 50 candidates to the committee last week. “I speak for the entire search committee when I say we are extremely pleased with the depth and diversity of the candidate pool,” he continued. “In particular, there are a number of high-quality candidates who have the desired combination of a strong ...
  • INTO Project Showcase taking place today


    INTO Project Showcase, which demonstrates the semester-long group projects of INTO Marshall Academic English students, is taking place today until 5 p.m. in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre. The INTO Project Showcase has been held every semester since last spring. With this semester’s theme of ”change,” student projects will be examining change in several areas ranging from globalization to peer pressure.  INTO faculty, staff and students are inviting the Marshall and Huntington communities to come and see the students present and discuss their projects. Four INTO employees are visiting the Huntington campus this week and will be attending several events including the showcase.
  • Noted Lincoln scholar to speak at next Amicus Curiae Lecture


    Dr. Lucas Morel, professor of ethics and politics and head of the politics department at Washington and Lee University, will be the featured speaker at the next Amicus Curiae Lecture at Marshall University. The next installment of the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series, sponsored by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Foundation Hall, Home of the Erickson Alumni Center. Morel originally was scheduled to speak on Feb. 19, but bad weather forced postponement of his lecture until April 16. The lecture is titled, “War and Remembrance in Abraham Lincoln’s ...
  • ‘Spring Fling’ taking place at the library tomorrow


    As part of the Marshall University Libraries’ yearlong effort to encourage faculty, staff and students to read for pleasure and knowledge, a Spring Fling open house will take place tomorrow, Thursday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second floor of Morrow Library. The Marshall community is encouraged to explore the treasures of the University Special Collections department There will be refreshments and prizes. More information on MU Reads is at http://libguides.marshall.edu/content.php?pid=559846.
  • Marshall Family Medicine to co-sponsor global health conference


    The Department of Family and Community Health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, in collaboration with academic partners University of Louisville, University of Kentucky and University of Cincinnati Schools of Medicine, will kick off the 6th annual Global Health Conference Friday, April 17, at the University of Louisville’s Shelby Campus. The conference, “Global Health Hits Home: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Public Health Challenges, Ebola and Beyond,” is open to physicians, allied health care providers, public health scientists, nurses, students, postdoctoral trainees and medical residents/fellows. Dr. John Walden, professor emeritus in the department of family medicine, says Marshall’s longtime commitment to global ...
  • Reminder: Empty Bowls event to take place April 17


    Raising more than one million meals worth of donations for the local food bank just isn’t enough. Unfortunately, there are still many mouths to be fed in our Tri-State region. Join us for yet another year from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church to peruse hundreds of beautiful pottery pieces—our empty bowls—which have been hand-crafted by Marshall University art students and local artisans. Purchase a bowl and speak with student potters while they carefully wrap your purchase for easy transport. Each $15 bowl purchase also includes one ticket to the soup-kitchen style meal of ...
  • Opera Theatre to present Opera Gala


    Marshall University Opera Theatre will present its spring Opera Gala “From Vienna to Broadway” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, in Smith Recital Hall. “It will be a grand night for singing,” said Linda Dobbs, director of the Opera Gala. “I hope many will come to hear Marshall University’s talented students perform favorites from a music theatre tradition that spans over two hundred years.” The semi-staged concert features arias and scenes from grand opera including Mozart’s “The Impresario,” “Bizet’s Carmen,” and Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) as well as songs from the musicals “Shenandoah,” “Candide,” “Songs for a New World,” “Little Women,” and ...
  • English teaching group to meet on South Charleston campus Saturday


    English language teachers from West Virginia and surrounding states will gather in South Charleston on Saturday, April 18, when the West Virginia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WVTESOL) hosts its 18th Annual Spring Conference. English language educators from the public school system, adult and literacy education programs, and higher education programs will be hosted by the Graduate ESL program on Marshall University’s South Charleston campus. “All those who work with English language learners or who are interested in working with learners in programs that serve non-native English speakers are invited to attend,” said Dr. Beth Campbell, assistant professor of ...
  • Marshall Chamber Choir to perform free concert


    The Marshall University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. David Castleberry, will present a concert of choral music spanning five centuries at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in Smith Recital Hall. The performance will feature music from the choir’s recent concert tour to Atlanta and includes sacred music, folk songs and new compositions. Selections include music of Mozart, Brahms, Ravel and many others, while the program’s centerpiece is a set of songs by American composer Jeffrey Van, who set four poems by Walt Whitman to music for choir and guitar. Dr. Julio Alves, guitarist, who accompanied the choir on tour in ...
  • Marshall to host information security conference


    The AIDE Digital Forensics and Information Security Conference will take place April 20, 22, 23 and 24 in the Marshall University Forensics Science Center. The conference is approved for 25 hours of West Virginia Law Enforcement in-service credits. Topics to be covered include: One-day advance wireless network investigation course from the NW3C; Digital forensics speakers from the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, Cellebrite, NUIX, Magnet Forensics, Purdue University, and the National White Collar Crime Center; Presentations on securing quantum computing, low-tech threats to the power grid, how the justice system is dealing with the hacktivist group Anonymous, and much more; and Presentations from top information security ...
  • New minor in film studies to begin this fall


    Beginning in Fall 2015, a new interdisciplinary minor in film studies will be available at Marshall University, according to Dr. Walter Squire, assistant professor of English. Composed of courses in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Arts and Media, the film studies minor will educate students in the analysis, evaluation and production of dynamic visual texts. The minor will provide students opportunities to discover how a variety of film-based texts are created, communicate and interact with almost all human endeavors, according to Squire. “The minor encourages students to explore a diversity of visual texts, elements of production and interrelationships ...


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