April 29, 2015

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  • Award winners, retirees recognized during general faculty meeting


    April 29, 2015 Awards of distinction were  presented and retiring faculty recognized during Marshall University’s spring general faculty meeting held yesterday at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The meeting began with  remarks from  Interim President Gary White and Faculty Senate Chair Larry Stickler. Three people received the Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award. To be eligible for the awards, faculty members must either be tenured or hold tenure-track appointments. The purpose of the award is to recognize distinction in the fields of artistic and scholarly activity on the part of the Marshall faculty. The senior recipients of the Distinguished Artists and Scholars ...
  • ChannelNet CEO & founder Paula George Tompkins to speak at commencement


    Paula George Tompkins, a 1974 Marshall University alumna and CEO & founder of the digital marketing and sales firm ChannelNet, will deliver the commencement address to undergraduates Saturday, May 9, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington. The ceremony, the first of two on the day, begins at 9 a.m. A ceremony for those students receiving advanced degrees starts at 2 p.m. at the arena. Tompkins, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Marshall, grew up in Huntington and graduated from Huntington High School in 1970. She has titled her speech, “Life is a Journey,” and plans to ...
  • Next presidential open house is Wednesday, May 6


    Interim President Gary White and members of the university’s senior management team will host the next in a series of informal monthly open houses for members of the Marshall University community next week. It will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the reception area of the Office of University Communications, 213 Old Main.
  • Large number of students expected to attend annual Donning of Kente


    The annual Donning of Kente Celebration of Achievement, set for 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, is expected to involve the largest number of African and African American spring degree candidates in the history of the celebration at MU. “Approximately 70 African and African American students will attend, having pending degrees from all university colleges and the School of Medicine,” said Maurice Cooley, associate vice president of intercultural affairs. Donning of Kente takes place this year in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Burnis Morris, the Carter G. Woodson Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, will be the keynote speaker. Morris said he ...
  • Photographer Rick Haye recognized as ‘Unsung Hero’


    University Photographer Rick Haye, left, who is usually behind the lens, was surprised by Matt Hayes, executive director of the Marshall University Alumni Association, with the association’s unsung hero award at the association’s annual awards banquet during Alumni Weekend April 25. Haye’s wife, daughter, and son-in-law were in on the surprise and attended the banquet, along with colleagues from University Communications.  
  • Marshall’s School of Physical Therapy invites community to White Coat Ceremony; first DPT class to graduate May 9


    The  School of Physical Therapy will hold its 3rd annual White Coat Ceremony and Presentation Day at the St. Mary’s Center for Education Friday, May 1.  The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that marks the students’ transition into a clinical environment, according to program director Dr. Penny Kroll “The White Coat Ceremony is a formal ‘cloaking’ of students with the white coat, a symbol of clinical care and service typically worn in the clinical setting,” Kroll said. “During the ceremony, students will recite the American Physical Therapy Oath for Physical Therapists, affirming their commitment to the profession and ...
  • Five inducted into Marshall’s College of Business Hall of Fame


    The induction ceremony for the 2015 Class of the College of Business Hall of Fame took place Monday, April 27, at the Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. The latest class of inductees includes: J. Richard Damron Jr., former president and CEO of Home Diagnostics, Inc. Calvin A. Kent, former vice president, Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Marshall University and former dean of the College of Business, Marshall University. Paula George Tompkins, founder and CEO of ChannelNet Janet Smith Vineyard, president of the West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association (OMEGA) Dr. Stephen J. Kopp, former president of Marshall University (posthumously) Here is ...
  • June Harless Center to offer summer camps


    The June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development, part of the College of Education, is offering summer camps on the Huntington campus for students entering 3rd through 8th grade. The theme for the camps this year is Exploring S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics).   Links to register for either camp can be found on the June Harless Center Facebook page. Two weeks of camps will be offered for children:   ARTS AND BOTS: EXPLORING ROBOTICS AND THE ARTS! WHO:             Children entering 6th grade through 8th grade WHEN:          Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11 WHERE:       Huntington campus COST:            $175 per child   ARTS AND ...
  • School of Medicine inducts new medical honor society members


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine inducted 10 students, three residents and two faculty members into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society April 16 at the Touma Medical Museum. New inductees for the Class of 2015 are Amanda Adkins, Shane Cook, Andrew Martin, Casey Patick and Meaghan Tranovich. For the Class of 2016, inductees are Matthew Abadir, Hagger Ali, Kyle Burner, Jordan Hilgefort and Paul Viscuse. Resident inductees for 2015 are Jesse Cottrell, M.D.; Carolyn Curtis, M.D.; and Joshua Hess, M.D. Anthony Alberico, M.D., professor and chairman in the department of neuroscience, and Justin Nolte, M.D., assistant professor in ...
  • Choral Union to offer stand-alone performance


    Members of the Marshall Choral Union will be performing alone for one night only, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Smith Recital Hall. Hillary Herold, a senior and choral scholar in the union, said this is the first time in her six years that the Choral Union will be performing solo. “Throughout the year we do large works in combination with University Choir and Chamber Choir, and we’ve done a couple of things with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well,” Herold said. “But this is really unique in that we’ll be performing by ourselves.” More than 30 Marshall ...
  • Annual psychology awards given in memory of Dr. Stuart Thomas


    Each year the department of psychology awards the most outstanding empirical paper in psychology with the Thomas award, an award that was made possible from a donation to the department by Dr. Donna Spindel and family in honor of Dr. Stuart W. Thomas. Thomas was a member of the department who was an outstanding statistician, mentor, and colleague and who is fondly remembered as a loved colleague and friend through his standards of excellence. This year, for the first time, there is a three-way tie for the award.   The authors and their winning papers are as follows: Dana Zeid’s research was on the ...
  • Jacob T. Kilgore, M.D., chosen as April Resident of the Month


    Jacob T. Kilgore, M.D., a second-year internal medicine/pediatrics resident, has been selected as the April 2015 Resident of the Month “To watch Jacob mature from a student to an outstanding resident is one of the most rewarding things an academic clinician can experience,” said Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean, graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “He is truly a remarkable and caring young physician and respected by all.” Kilgore was nominated by Shelia McCallister, who works in the department of internal medicine. “The many occasions I’ve had to interact with Dr. Kilgore have proven him to be ...
  • Outstanding Women of Marshall awards to be given Friday, May 1


    Winners of Women’s Studies 2014 Outstanding Women of Marshall Awards, along with graduates of Women’s Studies, will be honored at a reception at 3 p.m., Friday, May 1 in the Drinko Library Atrium. The honorees are: Susan Gilpin, administrator Jill Trefiz, faculty Amy Saunders, staff Briana McElfish, graduate student Jacqueline Wheeler, undergraduate student The reception will also recognize students graduating with a minor in Women’s Studies or a  Women’s Studies graduate certificate. Everyone is welcome to attend.  To RSVP,  call ext. 6-3338 or email wcenter@marshall.edu.
  • Early-bird registration taking place for this summer’s Healthy Herd Youth Camps


    The  Recreation Center will host the 2015 Healthy Herd Youth Camps beginning May 26 and running through Aug. 7. Early-bird registration, which runs until May 1, allows parents to save 10 percent on the cost until that date. The camps will run weekly with two different age groups: ages 5-10 (Little Marcos) and ages 11-15 (Future Herd). Each weekly camp will feature a different theme, with different activities tailored to the theme. Some of the themes include Aloha Summer, Imaginarium Outdoor, Operation Splash Down and MU Olympics. Early-bird weekly prices are $99 for members and $121.50 for non-members. Regular registration prices are $110 for ...


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