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  • Board of Governors welcomes four new members

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    Four new members of the Marshall Board of Governors were sworn in at the board’s meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27, by the Hon. Jane Hustead, Cabell County circuit judge. Their appointments had been announced by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Aug. 2. The newest members are James Bailes of Huntington, Tim Dagostine of Charleston, Christie Kinsey of Lavalette and Phil Cline of Huntington. Bailes, Dagostine and Kinsey were appointed to three-year terms and Cline was appointed for four years. “I’m pleased these men and women have accepted this opportunity to serve on the board of governors,” Tomblin said. “Together, their knowledge, skills and ...
  • Biology faculty member receives federal grant to study rattlesnake habitat at Parris Island

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    Dr. Jayme Waldron often can be found crawling through dense brush in search of the largest venomous snake in North America – the eastern diamondback rattlesnake. An assistant professor of biology, she has spent much of her career tracking the snakes to learn more about how and where they live, and how far they roam. Waldron’s newest research project will take her to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in Beaufort County, S.C., where she will be leading a study to examine the effects of common military land use practices on the snakes. The research is being funded through an $87,800 ...
  • ‘Green Fridays’ begin Aug. 30


    One of the ways fans can show their support for the thundering Herd is to wear green Marshall gear every Friday throughout the football season. Marshall kicks off Green Fridays on Aug. 30 by participating in the ninth annual National College Colors Day. Fans across the nation are encouraged to wear their college colors and support their favorite university.   By participating in College Colors Day, Marshall is continuing a tradition of encouraging fans to wear their Marshall gear on this special day. The Green Fridays promotion continues throughout the season. MU employees, students and fans everywhere are encouraged to participate in Green ...
  • Solo exhibit features drawings of Amanda Burnham

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    Visiting artist Amanda Burnham is being featured in a solo exhibition that began this week at the Birke Art Gallery. The exhibit opened Aug. 26 and  features a site-specific installation of drawings created on site in the days before. “I make drawings as a way of exploring cities, an exercise that began when I moved to Baltimore years ago,” Burnham said. “More recently, I’ve been developing a series of installations … this new trajectory allows me to experiment with the forms that interest me on a large scale … These ‘wall drawings’ afford me … the chance to more aggressively make ...
  • Save the Date: Childhood Obesity Conference is Oct. 2

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    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host a conference on childhood obesity Wednesday, Oct. 2. The keynote address will be presented by Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., who discovered the obesity gene, Leptin. He is the recipient of the 2010 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. He is the director of the Starr Center for Human Genetics and professor at the Rockefeller University in New York, holding the Marilyn M. Simpson Professorship. He is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Watch for more information soon.
  • Paint the Capital City Green event kicks off fall season

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    Marshall University fans attending the sold-out Paint the Capital City Green event Aug. 22 enjoyed a pep rally atmosphere that included a tailgate spread, entertainment by mascot Marco, the cheerleading squad, dance team and members of the Marshall University Marching Thunder. Thundering Herd fans heard from Doc Holliday, Marshall University’s head football coach, athletic director Mike Hamrick and President Stephen J. Kopp, as well as key members of this year’s team, as they shared information about the future of Marshall University football. There was also a special appearance by Miss West Virginia 2013, Miranda Harrison, a broadcast journalism student at Marshall. The event, ...
  • Marshall cardiology fellow receives international award

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    Christopher Adams, M.D., a cardiology fellow with the department of cardiology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, recently received the James Willerson Clinical Award Competition for Residents and Fellows from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS).  The award was established to promote, encourage and recognize young talents in cardiovascular science, medicine and surgery. The award is named in honor of James T. Willerson, M.D., president and medical director of the Texas Heart Institute in Houston and current president of IACS. Adams was recognized for his research, “Perivascular Fat Relation to Hypertension:  WV-Appalachian Heart Study,” which he has been conducting for several ...
  • WV-INBRE summer research program wraps up with annual symposium


    Undergraduate college students, the majority from West Virginia, showcased their summer research projects at Marshall University in July as part of the 12th Annual West Virginia IDeA Network for Biomedical Research (WV-INBRE) Summer Research Symposium. The projects, which were researched under the direction of faculty mentors during an intensive 9-week period, included studies on the treatment of chronic low back pain, treatment and prevention of obesity, the pathophysiology of infectious diseases, the harmful effects of diabetes on brain and cardiac function among others. WV-INBRE, which is designed to support biomedical research in the state, is supported by a grant from the ...
  • Marshall offers master’s degree in public administration this fall


    Marshall’s new master’s degree in public administration (M.P.A.) is available to students beginning in the fall semester, which began  Aug. 26. Dr. Marybeth Beller, M.P.A. director, said this is an interdisciplinary program offering students concentrations in nonprofit management, urban governance and general administration policy. “The College of Business and the departments of political science, geography, leadership studies, sociology and psychology are combining their expertise to offer students in the Tri-State region a flexible program, with courses taught in Huntington, South Charleston and online,” Beller said. Both daytime and evening courses will be available to students.  Anyone interested in learning more about the program ...
  • Classified Staff Council to hold election Sept. 17-20; nominations due Sept. 5


    The Classified Staff Council is holding an election to fill vacancies for the following: One vacancy in EEO 10 – Executive, Administrative & Managerial; One vacancy in EEO 40 – Technical and Paraprofessional; One vacancy in EEO 50 – Clerical; and Three vacancies in EEO 60/70 – Service/Maintenance. The staff members elected during this election will finish the remainder of the current terms, which will end on June 30, 2015. Nomination forms will be distributed by mail on Wednesday, Aug. 28.  The forms are due in the Staff Council Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5. No nominations will be accepted after that date. All ...
  • Lajterman scramble moved to Twin Silos, tees off Sept. 6


    The seventh annual Marcelo Lajterman Memorial Golf Scramble, held in New Jersey the past six years, will take place this year at Twin Silos Golf Course in Lavalette, W.Va. The event tees off at noon Friday, Sept. 6, with dinner and an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Cost to play is $100 per person or $400 per team. The tournament is played in honor of Lajterman, a former place kicker/punter on the Marshall University football team who died along with 74 others in the 1970 Marshall plane crash. Lajterman was just 19 years old when he died. The Lajterman family decided to move ...
  • Faculty/Staff Achievements


    Dr. Jess Morrissette, associate professor of political science and director of the international affairs program, has had an article published in PS: Politics & Political Science, and John Van Kirk, professor of English, has published his first novel. Morrissette’s article is titled “Marxferatu: The Vampire Metaphor as a Tool for Teaching Marx’s Critique of Capitalism.”  PS: Politics & Political Science is the journal of record for the discipline of political science reporting on research, teaching, and professional development. A release from the journal summed up the article: “What do vampires and capitalists have in common? According to Karl Marx, more than you might ...
  • Choral Union accepting new members


    Marshall University’s Choral Union is looking for interested singers for the 2013-2014 season. This fall, the choir will be performing Anton Bruckner’s Mass No. 2 in E Minor for eight-part choir, which will feature an instrumental ensemble of oboes, clarinets, bassoons, trumpets, horns and trombones. The group will be under the direction of Robert Wray, associate professor of music. “The Mass in E Minor is a work of inspiration and incredible artistry,” Wray said. “Composer Anton Bruckner combined wonderfully his unique approach to harmony and counterpoint with many of the traditions and sounds of the older sacred music he cherished.” Rehearsals will begin on Monday ...

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Sept. 4, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Friday, August 30.