April 8, 2015

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  • 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 ...
  • Artists Series to present BBC Concert Orchestra April 21


    The BBC Concert Orchestra, one of five British Broadcasting Corporation radio orchestras and considered to be one of the United Kingdom’s most versatile ensembles, closes out the 2014-15 Marshall Artists Series with a performance on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Created in 1952, the BBC Concert Orchestra, with roughly 50 players, spends the majority of its time producing music for the radio broadcast. Tabbed one of the world’s finest orchestras, they have performed at the Proms in London, Royal Festival Hall, and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert. Keith Lockhart, one of classical music’s most dynamic ...
  • Reminder: Rescheduled Diversity Breakfast is Friday, April 10


    The annual Diversity Breakfast, postponed last month because of cold, snowy weather, has been rescheduled for Friday, April 10, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. “We look forward to this exciting affair as we continue to recognize the importance of diversity and the richness of inclusiveness at Marshall University and around the entire globe,” said Maurice Cooley, associate vice president of intercultural affairs. Dr. Eduardo Pino, associate professor of pediatrics at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and the medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital, will be the keynote speaker. The theme for the ...
  • Latest information on move to bi-weekly pay given by finance office


    Marshall’s finance office has issued the following statement regarding pay changes that are expected for Marshall University employees.   Although there is still much uncertainty regarding the move to bi-weekly and other pay changes, we wanted to provide an update to the campus and share a few reminders. Marshall University employees will NOT be moving to bi-weekly prior to July 1.  To this point no agencies have gone live on wvOASIS or bi-weekly pay. It is highly unlikely that Marshall University employees will to move to bi-weekly pay prior to October of 2015. All summer school pay will be paid on regular paychecks and in arrears. The first paycheck for ...
  • In Memoriam: C.T. Mitchell


    C.T. Mitchell, who was a longtime director of university relations and executive assistant to several presidents at Marshall, died Tuesday, April 7. The complete obituary may be found on The Herald-Dispatch’s website at http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x864384262/Journalist-community-leader-dies. (Note: a password to access the site may be required.)
  • Women’s Studies conference to take place this weekend, April 10-11


      Marshall’s Women’s Studies program will conduct its biennial conference this Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in Huntington. Titled “Women and Gender in the Social and Natural Worlds: A Rural Perspective,” the conference will explore a multi-disciplinary perspective of the roles, experiences, struggles and triumphs of women in rural areas. Friday night’s activities will begin with a 6:30 p.m. keynote address by Dr. Susan F. Hirsch, a cultural anthropologist and professor in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. She will be speaking about “Mining Mountains and Metaphors: The Gender/Nature Question through ...
  • Nominations sought for Women of Marshall Award 2015


    The Marshall University Women’s Center is seeking nominations for the Women of Marshall Award. This award is issued to Marshall University administrators, faculty, staff, and students who have demonstrated significant contributions toward the advancement of issues related to gender equity and/or women’s issues through any of the following avenues: Advising Mentoring Education Creative Activities Research Policy Development Community Service/Volunteering Leadership Activities Activism Other activities that support women’s issues A nomination form may be downloaded at www.marshall.edu/ucomm/files/web/2015WomenofMarshallNomination.pdf. Please fill out the form and return it to tolliver@marshall.edu by April 17, 2015.  
  • Marshall donors, scholarship recipients to be honored at brunch


    Marshall University donors and current recipients of privately funded scholarships will be honored Saturday, April 11, at the Scholarship Honor Brunch in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The event, sponsored by the Marshall University Foundation, begins at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the Marshall University Foundation, will serve as master of ceremonies and will speak on “Scholarships: Bridging the Gap.” Also speaking will be students Olivia Milam of Spanishburg, West Virginia, and Andrea Hensley of Barboursville. Milam is a returning student majoring in computer science in the College of Information Technology and Engineering. She previously graduated from the ...
  • Liberal arts dean asks for remembrance of Kenyan university students


    Dr. Robert Bookwalter has asked the Marshall University community to remember the Garissa University College students who were killed in Kenya last week. The text of his message is as follows: Last Thursday, April 2 at 5:00 a.m. Kenyan time, a group of terrorists carried out a horrific attack on students, staff and faculty at Garissa University College. The attack, which began when students in the dorms/hostels were still asleep and lasted 15 hours, deserves a place among the worst examples of deliberate, inhuman brutality perpetrated in our lifetimes. The systematic, execution-style slaughter of anyone who was not identifiably Muslim is ...
  • Thundering Word to perform speech and debate showcase April 10


    Members of the Thundering Word speech and debate team will prepare for the National Forensic Association (NFA) National Tournament by performing for the home crowd in a speech and debate showcase Friday, April 10. The event is free to the public, although personal hygiene items will be collected at the door with all proceeds benefiting the Huntington City Mission. The showcase begins at 7:30 p.m. and takes place in Corbly Hall 105. Thundering Word members will perform prose, poetry, persuasive orations and more during the showcase. In mid-March, the Thundering Word placed sixth in Individual Event Sweepstakes at the Pi Kappa Delta National ...
  • Psychology Awareness Week starts April 13


    A number of activities are being planned beginning Monday, April 13, by the psychology department as part of Psychology Awareness Week and the Tri-State Psychology Conference. Dr. David Schroeder, professor of psychology at the University of Arkansas, will give a talk Monday, April 13, titled “Consilience and Prosocial Behavior” at 1 p.m. in Harris Hall 130. Schroeder’s research interests include prosocial behavior, social dilemmas, and social influence processes. The talk is open to everyone. Activities continue Tuesday through Thursday as part of Psychology Awareness Week, as both faculty and graduate students in the department present on various topics from 10 a.m. to ...
  • Marshall Rec Center invites faculty and staff to attend focus group sessions


    The Marshall Recreation Center will be conducting focus groups next week, April 13-17. The groups are designed to generate thoughts and ideas about the Rec and what it offers. Questions and concerns are welcome as well. Marshall faculty and staff are invited to attend and give their feedback. Any member of Marshall’s faculty and staff that participates will receive a free month of membership at the Rec. Times and dates are as follows: Monday: 2 p.m., 6 p.m. Tuesday: 1 p.m. Wednesday: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. Thursday: 2:30 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m. The groups will be meeting in the Wellness Classroom inside the Marshall Recreation Center. If you ...
  • Guest mathematician to speak April 14 and 15 at Marshall


    Dr. Judy Day, assistant professor of in the department of mathematics and the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will give two talks on mathematical modeling at Marshall next week. On Tuesday, April 14, Day will present “Modeling the host response to inhalation anthrax to uncover the mechanisms driving risk of disease” at 4 p.m. in 276 Science Building.  In this talk, she will discuss the use of mathematical modeling to uncover mechanisms driving the risk of disease in different inhalation exposure scenarios. On Wednesday, April 15, she will speak on “Determining the what, when, and how of therapeutic ...
  • Marshall University FEST to feature national and local musicians


    The Office of Student Activities and Campus Activities Board will host an all-day music festival on Saturday, April 25, at the Ritter Park Amphitheater. Marshall University FEST is a reinvention and modernization of Spring Fest, which Marshall hosted during the late 1980s and early 1990s. This recent revitalization will feature artists from across the country including The Ying Yang Twins and American Idol’s Blake Lewis, among others. “We realize the eclectic tastes in music among Marshall students, and we hope to reflect that in our artist selections for FEST,” said Lee Tabor, coordinator of student activities.  “Not only do we have genres ...
  • Marshall grad receives Fulbright to work in Slovakia


    Ashley Clark, a 2013 bachelor’s degree graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to work in the Slovak Republic for 2015-16, according to Dr. Ronald J. Bieniek, professor in the College of Information Technology and Engineering and Fulbright program adviser for Marshall. Clark is currently teaching in a middle school in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of the Teach for America program. A native of Ona, West Virginia, she graduated from Marshall with a triple major in political science, international affairs and Spanish. Her Fulbright assignment will take her to the ancient city of Stisska Nova Ves, where she ...
  • Alpha Natural Resources creates School of Medicine scholarship


    Alpha Natural Resources has created a newly endowed scholarship at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The Alpha Natural Resources Scholarship will be available to first-year medical students, with first preference given to a child of an Alpha Natural Resources employee and second preference to a student from one of the counties in which the company has an operation. The award is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress. Alpha agreed to transition the remaining funds from the Doctors for Our Communities (DOC) program, a loan program initiated by Alpha predecessor Massey Energy that encouraged Marshall medical students ...
  • School of Medicine announces national student leadership team


    Four medical students at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have been chosen by their peers to serve on the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) to the national Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC.) The OSR seeks to ensure that students actively participate in their medical education and gives medical students a voice in academic medicine at both the national and local level. The Marshall students selected for OSR are: Justin M. Pacor, a first-year medical student from Montauk, New York Lauren M. Burgunder, a second-year medical student San Diego, California Anna C. Clarke, a third-year medical student from Charleston, West Virginia Brad A. Leath, ...
  • Photo exhibit on display at South Charleston campus


    Members of the Charleston Camera Club are featured in a new photography exhibit in the library on the South Charleston campus. The exhibit, titled “Varied Visions,” features an eclectic assortment of images and will be on display through May. The collection features approximately 40 photos by both amateur and professional photographers in both black and white and color and includes portraits, landscapes, architecture, digital and still-life abstracts Lisa Hechesky, library associate, is a member of the Charleston Camera Club and helped bring the exhibit to the South Charleston campus. Her photo of water lilies, titled “Trio,” is one of the photographs on ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Brown recognized as she retires as assistant prosecuting attorney


    Margaret Phipps Brown, professor of criminal justice and criminology,  who has retired as a part-time assistant prosecuting attorney for Cabell County, was recognized for her service in a recent article in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Titled “The ‘luckiest’ prosecutor,” the feature article can be accessed at http://www.herald-dispatch.com/features/x294265545/The-luckiest-prosecutor. (Note: website registration may be required.)


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