April 2, 2014

 

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  • Reminder: Spring Career Expo is today

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    Career Services is conduction its annual Spring Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 2, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The expo is open to all Marshall students, faculty and alumni. Recruiters will be sharing information on part-time, full-time and internship positions. More than 80 employers are expected to have recruiters at the event, representing the areas of customer service, IT/computer science, health care, media sales, engineering, insurance/financial services, corrections, retail management and many others. A continually updated list of employers planning to attend the Career Expo is available at http://www.marshall.edu/career-services/events/careerexpo.html. Denise Hogsett, director of Career Services, ...
  • Hedrick Teaching Fellowship opportunity available for faculty


    The Center for Teaching and Learning has announced a new fellowship opportunity for Marshall University faculty made possible by a gift from Charles B. and Mary Jo Locke Hedrick.  The $5,000 fellowship will give a full-time faculty member the opportunity to pursue a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project, collaborate with the CTL staff in shaping the strategic plan for campus-wide faculty development and develop a niche area of expertise in faculty development, thereby adding to the programming regularly offered by the center. To be eligible to apply, the recipient must be a full-time faculty member on a 3-year term ...
  • Marshall 20/20 Update: Budget Work Group meets to discuss operating budget requests

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    At the March 28 Budget Work Group meeting, team members discussed a variety of topics related to the initial FY15 operating budget requests. One of the subjects of question was the money allocated for classroom maintenance and furnishings. A member of the group had asked if any funds allocated this year  be considered by a committee to determine needs. Team members also were presented draft information of the summarized budget requests from all campus spending units, by department and college. Members discussed the voluntarily reductions and how some departments had submitted reductions that were substantially larger than others. Departments were asked to give ...
  • Housing challenges encourage conservation and competition


    Showers around the residence halls have been getting shorter, lights have been burning only when needed and faucets have been turned off for the teeth-brushing rituals of many students calling Marshall University’s Huntington campus their home away from home. It’s all a part of a friendly competition to see which group of on-campus residents can conserve the most water and energy during their daily routines. Tiffany Hughes heads up the Sustainability Committee for Housing and Residence Life. She and her crew devised a contest that would last two months beginning in February. The idea was to educate the students about water ...
  • Sonja Cantrell named Employee of the Month

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    Sonja Cantrell, associate registrar in the registrar’s office, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for January, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. She was nominated by Meghan Buckland, Division Secretary Senior in the Safety Technology program in the College of Information Technology and Engineering. In her nomination, Buckland wrote:  “Sonja Cantrell has a difficult job as associate registrar. It is a … cumbersome and absolutely critical position that is an essential mechanism to the inner workings of the Marshall University machine. In her relatively short time here at Marshall, she has become someone ...
  • Hollis takes home national convention award for 10th time

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    For the eighth year in a row and the 10th time in the past 11 years, Dan Hollis, associate professor of journalism and mass communications, received the first-place award in the Video News category during the Professional Electronic Media Awards and Exhibition. The recognition was at the National Broadcasting Society’s national convention, which took place March 11-16 in Los Angeles. Hollis received the award for his work as executive producer for “Birthday Vase,” a behind-the-scenes look at Blenko Glass’ creation of a special vase commemorating West Virginia’s 150th birthday. He also presented a video about a Huntington Whiffle ball league. “Obviously, winning ...
  • Bell to give Schmidlapp lecture April 10

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    The  Women’s Studies Program will welcome Dr. Shannon Elizabeth Bell to the Huntington campus Thursday, April 10, to deliver the annual Schmidlapp Distinguished Lectureship in Women’s Studies. The event, which is free to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. at the MU Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. A reception will follow. Bell’s talk, “Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice,” will address issues that are both timely and relevant.  Her research falls at the intersection of environmental sociology, gender, and social movements, with a particular focus on understanding the ways in which environmentally-destructive industries acquire and ...
  • In Memoriam: Fred J. Krieg

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    Dr. Fred Jay Krieg, Professor of School Psychology, died March 27 at LifeCare Hospital of Chester County, Pa. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was an accomplished psychologist, educator, consultant and author. He held an undergraduate degree from Boston University, a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and two doctoral degrees from Ohio State University. A licensed clinical and school psychologist, he led a multi-city, multi-disciplinary mental health practice that at one time was the largest in West Virginia. He acted as a consultant to school systems, businesses, and the legal community. An instrumental member of the National Association of School ...
  • Diversity Symposium to feature children’s and young adult literature


    This year’s Diversity Symposium at Marshall, which will focus on children’s and young adult literature, will feature a keynote presentation by illustrator and author Chris Soentpiet. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, on both the Huntington and South Charleston campuses. Dr. Isaac Willis Larison, assistant professor of literacy education at Marshall, said that live sessions will take place on both campuses and that sessions will be transmitted electronically to the alternate campus. In addition to Soentpiet, the program will feature West Virginia writers Anna Egan Smucker and Marc Harshman, who is the Poet ...
  • Engineering receives grant to support energy and power outreach program for high school students


    The Weisberg Division of Engineering has received a grant from Alpha Natural Resources to support an energy and power outreach program for high school students. According to Dr. Richard Begley, professor of engineering who is directing the project at Marshall, the funds will be used to help develop high school classes focused on energy and power and implemented in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Education and the Southern Regional Education Board. “Last year, Marshall was selected to participate in SREB’s Advanced Career initiative with this program, which is designed to increase the number of students who leave high school prepared ...
  • Marshall faculty members get state grants for research proposal preparation


    Two Marshall University faculty members have been awarded grants that will help them prepare large research proposals. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science and Research awarded Research Proposal Mini-Grants of $6,000 each to Dr. Gary Schultz, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Guo-Zhang Zhu, associate professor of biological sciences. The grants provide replacement salary for an uninterrupted period of time so the faculty member can write large research proposals during the summer. As a condition of obtaining the grant, each faculty member agrees to submit a proposal for funding to an external agency or foundation. Schultz is exploring the ...
  • Rec Center to conduct focus groups next week


    As part of the Assessment Day Activities the Marshall Recreation Center will be hosting focus groups  the week of April 7-11. They will be collecting responses to questions about the Rec Center and ways in which to improve services to members through the feedback that is received. “We are trying to reach each demographic with this focus group and would like faculty and staff feedback. We are hoping you would be able to take time out of your schedule to stop by and tell us what you think about the Marshall Rec Center. Every faculty/staff member that comes to a session will receive a ...
  • Two new scholarships established in honor of Bart and Doris Andrews


    The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has established two new scholarships in honor of the support of Marshall University and MU athletics generated by Marshall alums W.B. “Bart” Andrews and his wife, Doris Andrews. The W.B. “Bart” and Doris Andrews Scholarship for the College of Business is an endowed award that will go to a recipient from a county in which Bart Andrews did business. The recipient will be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in business management in the College of Business. Andrews was past president, general manager and part-owner of Danco Inc., a lumber and building materials company which operated in ...
  • Professional development to be offered in grantsmanship


    The Marshall University Research Corporation (MURC) has announced a new series of professional development opportunities in grantsmanship. The workshops, which will be held in the Drinko Library, are designed specifically for Marshall University researchers, faculty and administrative staff. Lunch is not provided; however, participants may bring their own lunches to the workshops.  Registration is strongly  encouraged and can be done online here. Remaining workshops include: LOCATING FUNDING Where is the Money?  Knowing how and where to search is critical for funding success. This generalized session will familiarize MU faculty and staff with resources and tools currently available to conduct funding searches.  College-specific sessions will be formed upon ...

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