April 22, 2015

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  • Appreciation Breakfast honors staff for extra efforts this winter


    Marshall staff members who went “above and beyond” during the university’s closures during the inclement weather this past winter were treated to breakfast last Friday. President White and members of the senior staff served workers from Physical Plant, Housing and Residence Life, Student Center, University Communications and other departments who were called on even when the university was closed. ————– Photo: President White and other senior staff members serve breakfast to those who worked during the university’s closures due to weather.
  • Town Hall sessions to discuss budget model, tuition


    The finance office will host a series of Town Hall Sessions this week , where the faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to provide input into the university’s proposed new budget model and tuition and fee schedule. They will be available to answer questions about what changes are proposed, the effects and what the benefits of the changes would be. Remaining sessions are scheduled for: Wednesday, April 22 2-3 p.m. South Charleston campus, GC 116 Thursday, April 23 10-11 a.m. Drinko Library Atrium Friday, April 24 4-5 p.m. Drinko Library Atrium  
  • White, Board of Governors host legislative, community leaders


    Interim President Gary White and the Marshall Board of Governors hosted a dinner for members of the Cabell-Wayne Delegation and other legislative and community leaders Monday evening in the John Marshall Dining Room to say thanks and to show appreciation for the legislature’s continued support of higher education. Sen. Mike Hall, R-Putnam and chair of the finance committee, said Marshall officials handed the legislature eight bills they wanted passed and lawmakers passed all of them, including a bill that gives the medical schools relief from potential liability, according to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. “Our budget is less this year, but we ...
  • 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 ...
  • Yeager program honors Gillette for his leadership


    For Marshall alumnus and avid supporter Joe Gillette, success began in the form of a mop bucket and a recognized opportunity. Speaking April 10, at the third annual Yeager Leadership Institute, Gillette told the crowd of Yeager Scholars, board members and guests about his rise from a dishwasher to an executive. As a Marshall student, Gillette got a job at a pizza restaurant on Fifth Avenue to work his way through college. His duties included washing dishes and mopping the floors at the end of the day, when he noticed his supervisor siting down to look over the finances with a ...
  • Doing something great? BeHerd!


    President White and the Office of University Communications want to recognize and publicize your activities and accomplishments. To make it easier to let them know what’s happening, an online form has been added to the University Communications website. To submit an idea, suggestion or accomplishment, visit www.marshall.edu/ucomm and click on the BeHerd link on the right-hand side of the page. Submitted forms will go directly to University Communications staff, who will share with the president as appropriate and respond promptly.
  • Indian Student Association to present first Holi festival at Marshall


    The Indian Student Association will sponsor the first Holi celebration at Marshall University from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the green space between Gullickson and Prichard halls. Organizers say all students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Holi is a traditional Hindu festival marked by color and signifying the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, the end of winter, and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships. In one of the observances, participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder. (Source: ...
  • ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ event takes place tomorrow


    On Thursday, April 23, the Marshall University ROTC Thundering Herd Battalion will host “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence” in conjunction with the MU Police Department, the MU Women’s Center and CONTACT Rape Crisis Center. Inspired by the saying that you can’t understand someone else’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes, organizers of this event invite university and community members to raise their voices for active change on this front. In the past, men and women of Huntington and Marshall of all ages and backgrounds have participated – including athletes, professors, ...
  • Organizers of ‘Lose the Training Wheels’ seek support to continue program


    For the fifth consecutive year, Marshall University will host the Lose the Training Wheels program, which teaches children and adults with special needs how to independently ride two-wheel bicycles. The camp is offered through a partnership between the nonprofit charity iCanShine and Marshall. However, without more help from the community, the program may cease to exist in the region, according to the program’s director and associate professor of kinesiology, Dr. Gregg Twietmeyer. “We have an opportunity here as members of the Huntington community to make a difference in the lives of our youth,” Twietmeyer said. “This program has improved the health and well-being ...
  • Smoking cessation class to be offered April 29


    A smoking cessation session, sponsored by Student Health Education Programs, is being offered on Wednesday, April 29, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Wellness Suite at the Recreation Center. For more information, call ext. 6-4103.
  • Marshall University and School of Medicine name inaugural class for accelerated B.S./M.D. program


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has announced the selection of the inaugural class for the newly created accelerated B.S./M.D. program, which allows students to complete the requirements for both degrees in seven years. The program is open to highly motivated West Virginia high school students who achieve a minimum ACT composite score of 30 (or equivalent SAT), an ACT math score of 27 (or equivalent SAT) , as well as a cumulative GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.  Other admission criteria include three letters of recommendation and an on-campus interview. Students will begin in August 2015 as university freshmen ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. C. Damien Arthur


    Dr. C. Damien Arthur, assistant professor of public administration and policy in the department of Political Science, has been awarded a national grant by The Dirksen Congressional Research Center. The grant enables Arthur to travel to the archives at the newly constructed Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University. At the center, he will utilize the latent data in the congressional papers of Senator Byrd to construct an empirical assessment in the legislative sub-series on appropriations, his case-work correspondence, and his personal papers sub-series from 1989 to 2009. Emphasizing his leadership and influence on the Senate Appropriations Committee (1989–2009), ...
  • Marshall joins WVU to host second annual Stuttering U. camp June 25-27


    The second annual Stuttering U. camp will take place June 25-27 on the Huntington campus. “Children can experience negative emotions or thoughts related to their stuttering. This can cause them to feel very different from their peers and lead to social avoidance,” said Craig Coleman, department of communication disorders faculty member and stuttering specialist. “Last year, we held the first annual Stuttering U. program designed to educate speech-language pathologists about stuttering, and empower children and families to manage stuttering effectively. Watching the changes in the children and families over the three days was awe-inspiring.” “The program was a success for the children and ...
  • School of Medicine to host 17th Annual Golf Classic


    The 17th Annual Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Golf Classic will tee off at noon, Tuesday, May 5, at Silo Golf Course in Lavalette. All proceeds from the event benefit the Class of 2015’s graduation fund, which includes investiture and graduation, senior awards and the Class of 2015 Scholarship. A four-player scramble is the format for this year’s event. Check-in is at 11 a.m. with lunch. Shotgun start will be at noon. A putting contest will take place throughout the tournament at $3 per ball. A cookout and awards will follow the tournament. Event sponsors to-date include Retina Consultants PLLC (green sponsor) and ...
  • School of Medicine scholarships created to honor legacies


    Two new scholarships recently established with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine honor the legacies of two individuals who have affected School of Medicine faculty and students in unique ways. “Named scholarships are a fantastic way to pay tribute to someone who has made a difference in one’s life,” said Linda S. Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs for the School of Medicine. “These scholarships are doubly special because we have two individuals who have had such a profound influence on our school and medical community that others saw fit to honor their legacy in a meaningful and lasting ...
  • Staff Council election results announced


    The winners of the of the Staff Council 2015 general election, who will serve from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017 are as follows:   Chair Nina Barrett – Accounting   Board of Governors Representative Miriah Young – Housing   Advisory Council of Classified Employees Carol Hurula – Academic Affairs   EEO 10 – Executive, Administrative and Managerial William “Tootie” Carter – Student Center Operating Lisa Williamson – Lewis College of Business Miriah Young – Housing Carol Hurula – Academic Affairs Rachel Williamson – College of Fine Arts   EEO 30 – Other Professionals Chris Atkins – University College Amber Bentley – University College Timothy Melvin – Academic Affairs Jennifer Jimison – Financial Aid Noah Lamb – University Budget Office   EEO ...


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