December 11, 2013


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  • Marshall headed to Military Bowl in Annapolis

    Marshall’s football team has accepted a bid to the Military Bowl, which will be played Friday, Dec. 27, in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The Thundering Herd will play the Maryland Terrapins. “I want to encourage all of our supporters to purchase their bowl tickets through our ticket office,” Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick said Sunday. “It’s important to us, and doing that will benefit our program in a significant way. “It not only benefits us in the short-term, but when bowls are looking at the Herd in the future, we will have those great numbers to use to enhance ...
  • Kateryna Schray to deliver winter commencement speech

    Dr. Kateryna Schray, an English professor and the Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient for 2012-2013, is the keynote speaker at the  2013 Winter Commencement, which takes place Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Cam Henderson Center. The ceremony will be the fifth annual winter commencement for Marshall, which began conducting a winter graduation ceremony in 2008 with a convocation at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The speaker was Dr. Montserrat Miller, professor of history. Winter commencement began in 2009 and the tradition of having an MU professor deliver the keynote address continued. Previous commencement speakers were Dr. Simon Perry, professor of ...
  • Teresa Meddings named Employee of the Month

    Teresa Meddings, Administrative Secretary Sr., College of Business, Division of Finance and Economics, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for July, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. Employed for almost three years, she was nominated by Harlan M. Smith II. In his nomination he writes that their division manages multiple degree programs with 15 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty, plus adjuncts and GAs.  “Teresa works tirelessly and competently every day, to make sure our administrative house is in order and that each of us has everything we need to do our ...
  • Fan celebration planned before Marshall-WVU basketball game

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    Friends and fans of Marshall University are invited to attend the 2013 Capital Classic Fan Celebration before the Thundering Herd’s annual men’s basketball showdown with West Virginia University Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Charleston Civic Center. The reception, which annually draws a large crowd of Herd followers, runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the South Hall of the civic center. It precedes the game between Marshall and WVU, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. Music, food, fun and festivities are guaranteed to all who attend the reception, said Nancy Pelphrey, assistant director of alumni affairs. The MU Alumni Association is ...
  • Football program to host toy drive Saturday

    Members of the Thundering Herd football team will be on hand for a “Kick Off for Kids” toy drive which will take place  Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Barboursville Wal-Mart (located by the mall). People are encouraged to stop by, meet team members and drop off unwrapped new toys, which will be distributed to children in the Tri-state area.           ——————— Click to view flyer in larger size.
  • Marshall University Theatre, Lunar Stratagem to present ‘Can You Forgive Her?’ this weekend

    Marshall University Theatre and the Lunar Stratagem, the international touring theater company based in Huntington, will premiere Lunar Stratagem’s newest work , “Can You Forgive Her?” in performances Thursday, Dec. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 14. All three performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. For tickets and more information, please call the Marshall Theatre box office at (304) 696-ARTS (2787) or visit Written by postman-turned-novelist Anthony Trollope (1815-82), “Can You Forgive Her?” is actually three interconnected stories. Alice (played by Marshall Theater faculty member Nicole Perrone) is engaged to ...
  • Staff Council updates items needed for holiday project

    As tomorrow,  Thursday,  Dec. 12,  is the deadline for donating items for the Classified Staff Council’s Holiday Project, here is an update on the items still needed to meet their goal. The following is needed for the Homeless Christmas Bags Project: Toothbrushes – None needed; our goal of 300 has been met! Tubes of Toothpaste – None needed; our goal of 300 has been met! Bars of Soap (Individually Wrapped) – 111 needed Little Debbie Christmas Cakes – 289 needed Candy Canes (Individually Wrapped) – 204 needed Several donations have been made for the  Veterans Home and  the following items will continue to be taken: Toiletries (travel sized ...

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