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  • Marshall Vision Team asks community to vote on a new vision statement for the university

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    Since October, teams of Marshall University students, faculty and staff have been diligently working to develop the university’s latest strategic plan. The intensive discussions were sparked following a summit that identified Marshall’s key challenges as it faces dwindling state funding for public higher education. During the Oct. 11 summit, known as the 20/20 retreat, one of the first priorities was to create a new “shared vision statement,” which will help set the stage for Marshall’s overall goal as a university, said President Stephen Kopp. Summit participants set a deadline of Jan. 10, 2014, to develop a draft vision statement. “A vision statement ...
  • Winners announced in President’s 2013 Holiday Design Contest

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    Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp and his wife, Jane, believe that MU students have incredible talents that need to be seen and appreciated by friends, alumni and their fellow students. A few years ago, the Kopps determined that one way to show off those talents would be to sponsor a holiday design contest each year. So, the Kopps began sponsoring a contest in 2006.  On Monday, Dec. 2, they announced the winners of this year’s eighth annual contest. “This is an opportunity for us to recognize the creative talents of our students,” Stephen Kopp said. “The competitions bring out the best ...
  • Charlann McKenna is Employee of the Month

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    Charlann McKenna, Business Manager in the office of the Senior Vice President for Administration, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for August, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. Employed for more than six years, she was nominated by Karen Kirtley, Senior Vice President for Administration. In her nomination Kirtley wrote, “Char works with many departments reporting to Administration.  Comments are always forwarded regarding her thoroughness and attention to detail.  She continues to take on additional duties and her performance remains outstanding.  She is dedicated to her job and to Marshall and ...
  • Winter commencement honors more than 1,200 MU graduates

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    Marshall University honored graduates from July and August 2013 and students who are tentatively scheduled to graduate this month at the annual Winter Commencement Sunday, Dec. 15, at Cam Henderson Center. Among the 1,209 students who received or are about to receive degrees are 763 undergraduates and 433 with graduate degrees. More than 400 students participated in the ceremony. They received congratulations from President Stephen J. Kopp and were presented with a scroll by their academic dean. Registrar Roberta Ferguson said 193 students graduated with honors. Twelve graduated summa cum laude (3.85 to 4.0 GPA), 58 magna cum laude (3.6 to 3.84 ...
  • Marshall graduate students hooded in special ceremony in Charleston


    Master’s and doctoral level Marshall University students who took classes on the South Charleston campus were hooded Thursday evening, Dec. 12, in a special ceremony. More than 200 students were eligible to be hooded during the ceremony, which was held at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium. In the College of Education and Professional Development: Twenty-four students earned master’s degrees in Adult and Technical Education. They are Robert Amis, Interdisciplinary Studies; Rebecca Burke, Career and Technical; Kimberly Copley, Interdisciplinary Studies; Judy Dingess , Training and Development; Kieu Dinh, Training and Development; Tracy Eubank, Adult Education; Sean Flynn,  Interdisciplinary Studies;  Donna Frischkorn, Career and Technical;  Zhe ...
  • Master Plan approved at Board of Governors meeting


    Marshall University’s Board of Governors last week unanimously approved its 10-year campus master plan, which provides a roadmap for future development and investment in Marshall properties. President Stephen J. Kopp said he was pleased with the recommendations, which he called fiscally responsible. “The emphasis of the plan is on flexible and adaptive reinvestment – reinvesting, improving, and where needed, expanding current facilities and infrastructure to better serve our students and campus community.” he said. Mary Jukuri, principal with SmithGroup JJR, the consulting firm hired by Marshall to prepare the plan, summarized the extensive report, which took more than a year of collaboration ...
  • COHP faculty member introduces benefits of exercise testing to Marshall cardiology fellows to help improve regional health care


    Dr. Terry Shepherd of the  College of Health Professions recently held a clinical demonstration that showed the capabilities of cardio pulmonary exercise tests (CPETs) for 12 fellows from Marshall Cardiology in the Cam Henderson Center. Shepherd, a faculty member since 1987 and an exercise physiologist in the college, said the equipment used in the demonstration can determine whether someone has an exercise intolerance and if this intolerance is caused by the pulmonary system or the cardiovascular system. “Many times doctors can’t figure out why patients say they are unable to do certain physical things they were capable of doing last year and ...
  • Faculty Achievements: Elsa Mangiarua, David Trowbridge, Michael Woods


    Dr. Elsa I. Mangiarua, a professor in the department of pharmacology, physiology and toxicology and section chief for physiology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been elected to a position with a national professional organization.   Mangiarua will serve as secretary-treasurer of the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology.  She was elected to a three-year term.   Mangiarua has been with Marshall since 1987. Two Department of History faculty members, are presenting papers at the annual conference of the American Historical Association, the top history conference in the U.S., on January 2, 2014.  They are: Dr. David J. Trowbridge, associate ...

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