August 27, 2014

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  • Physical Plant workers rise to the challenge of Friday’s flooding


    Most of Marshall’s physical plant crew members were called in to work this past weekend in order to clean up and repair Huntington campus buildings that sustained damage due to the heavy rains Friday, Aug. 22. “Our crews and managers did a great job of addressing the issues,” said Brandi Jacobs-Jones, chief of staff and senior vice president for operations. President Stephen J. Kopp thanked everyone who worked to clean up the damage caused by the storm. “Our employees did an exceptional job getting everything back to normal in time for classes to start on Monday,” he said. “The flooding came at a ...
  • Marshall 20/20 teams report summer progress


    The Marshall 20/20 strategic planning process continues. The following updates are intended to bring the university community up to speed on this initiative.   Budget Work Group Following a summer break, the Budget Work Group will reconvene in the coming weeks to review the framework for a proposed institutional budget model—a revised system of budgeting and planning that will better support long-range planning and decision-making. An improved budget model also will: Help the university more effectively align its resources with its academic priorities; Promote revenue generation through entrepreneurial behavior in all departments; and Address the challenges of ongoing reductions in state funding. Since it began meeting last year, the Budget ...
  • New faculty join The Herd


    Fifty-one new members of the faculty participated in the New Faculty Orientation hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning last week.  Participants learned about academic policies and procedures, faculty resources and technology in the classroom. Future orientation activities include learning about additional policies, availability and uses of other technologies, and a social outing. Those participating in orientation were: Raid Al-Aqtash, Tina Allen, Ruthann Arneson, Charles Arthur, Joseph Beckett, Angela Bejarano Barrera, Marc Bergman, Jane Bogan, Eric Bushey, Jonathan Butler, Liz Casey, Sarah Chavez, Rebecca Childers, Teresa Clark, Abby Daniel, Andrea Duhon, Bennie Eng, Whitney Flesher, Saba Gebrehiwot, Ana Gil, Hui-Ling ...
  • Herd supporters encouraged to participate in Green Fridays


    One of the many ways  Marshall  fans can show their support and pride for the Thundering Herd is  by wearing green Marshall gear every Friday throughout the football season in celebration of Green Fridays. Marshall kicks off this season’s Green Fridays on Aug. 29 – the day before the Herd’s season-opening game at Miami (Ohio) – by participating in the 10th annual National College Colors Day. Fans across the nation are encouraged to wear their college colors and support their favorite university. College Colors Day, organized by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), coincides with “back to school” and the kickoff of intercollegiate ...
  • Ribbon cutting marks grand opening of Towers Learning Center


    Marshall celebrated the grand opening of the Towers Learning Center, a new academic support resource, with a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Twin Towers East lobby. The center was developed with the purpose of providing late-night, peer academic support to first-year students. It has up-to-date technology and ample space for study groups and academic programs, and faculty-in-residence and academic mentors will provide office hours in order to support students. “This is a very important event recognizing a resource initiative for and on behalf of our students,” said President Stephen J. Kopp. “Hopefully, this is the start of something that will ...
  • Violauta Duo to perform Aug. 28 and 29


    The Violauta Duo, composed of  faculty members Dr. Wendell Dobbs, flute, and Dr. Júlio Alves, guitar, will give two performances later this week. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Jomie Jazz Forum and give a repeat performance at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in downtown Huntington at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. Both events are free and open to the public. The duo devotes this program to music that tells a story or draws a picture starting with Giorgio Signorile’s “Two Miniatures,” the first a charming depiction of a snowball followed by a nostalgic encounter between ...
  • Marshall recognized by PBS story on nontraditional students


    Recent Marshall graduate Corey Clark, a Marine Corps veteran who went back to college after leaving the military, was featured in a Public Broadcasting Service story titled “Colleges adjust to new reality that more students juggle work, family” by Kyla Calvert, which appeared online this week. Also quoted in the article were Andrew Gooding, director of the Regents Bachelor of Arts program, Dr. Tammy Johnson, executive director of admissions, and James Light, a veteran and current RBA student. The focus of the article was that colleges and universities are increasing their attention to students that are older than the usual college student, with ...
  • Wellness programs to start next week on South Charleston campus


    The College of Health Professions and PEIA Pathways to Wellness are offering free Healthy Living Programs for PEIA-insured faculty and staff on the South Charleston campus. On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Regional Health Promotion Consultant Marjan Washington will introduce an upcoming series of programs on Walking, Fitness and Dynaband Stretching, and Strength.  In addition, she will be conducting “10-Minute StressReduction” workshops in October and “Re-Think Your Drink” presentations in November. Complete course information and online registration are available at http://www.marshall.edu/human-resources/training/training-schedule/.  Registrants will be contacted by a PEIA representative to confirm eligibility to participate in these programs.  
  • BB&T continues support for capitalism center at Marshall


    Marshall University has  received the seventh installment in a series of gifts from the BB&T supporting the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism at the College of Business. David L. Helmer, Senior Vice President and Regional Corporate Banking Manager for BB&T, presented the latest check for $100,000 to  President  Stephen J. Kopp. The Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism sponsors a lecture series and upper-division course in capitalism for business students, among other activities. “The course has been very intriguing for our students and the objective of the program has been more than met,” Kopp said. “We’re very proud of ...


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