February 11, 2015

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  • President, cabinet kick off series of open houses


              Interim President Gary White and members of the university’s senior management team last week hosted their first informal monthly open house for members of the Marshall University community. Students, faculty and staff members dropped by for refreshments and to chat. The open houses will be held from 3-4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the reception area of the Office of University Communications, 213 Old Main. The next one will take place March 4. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.   —————- Photos Far left: Interim President Gary White with a group of students at the open house Feb. 5. Second ...
  • Marshall representatives headed to Charleston Feb. 18 for MU Day at the Capitol


    Marshall University faculty, staff, students and alumni will turn the upper rotunda of the State Capitol Kelly green Wednesday, Feb. 18, as the university celebrates the annual Marshall Day at the Capitol. Representatives from Marshall will be at the Capitol from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., greeting visitors and interacting with legislators. Nearly 40 displays promoting a variety of programs will be set up during the event, which is being organized by the office of alumni relations. “We are excited and thankful to once again have the opportunity to showcase what is happening on Marshall University’s campus for our state leaders at ...
  • Budgeting process for next year continues


    Work continues to put together the budget for Fiscal Year 2016, using a set of budget concepts developed in conjunction with the Budget Work Group. University departments submitted funding requests in December 2014 and the Budget Office is reviewing the requests. The next phase of the process will be late winter/early spring meetings with the individual budget units to review their submissions and discuss the methodology used to derive a preliminary budget allocation by applying the new budget concepts. It will be a collaborative process and an opportunity for budget managers to better understand the new model. There is still a great deal of work ahead. Even after ...
  • Herd men’s basketball to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a white-out


    What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to cheer on the Thundering Herd? The men’s basketball team will take on Western Kentucky University Saturday,  Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Cam Henderson Center. Fans are urged to wear their white Marshall gear. Students are admitted free with a valid Marshall ID. For other ticket information, visit http://www.herdzone.com/tickets/mars-tickets-m-baskbl.html.
  • Reminder: MIIR lecture series to feature internationally recognized kidney specialist tomorrow


    One of the world’s leading kidney authorities and researchers will be speaking tomorrow at Marshall University. Dr. Anita Aperia, professor of pediatrics at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and a former member of the Nobel Assembly, is widely recognized for her groundbreaking research contributions to medicine’s understanding of how the kidneys function in health and disease. Her talk titled “The Physiological Function of Na+/K+-ATPase” will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in Room 101 of the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center on Marshall University’s Huntington campus. The free event is part of a series of public lectures hosted by the Marshall ...
  • Omicron Delta Kappa seeks nominations


    Elizabeth Appell Sheets, Omicron Delta Kappa adviser, is requesting nominations for ODK, the National Leadership Honor Society, from deans, faculty, and staff. In her request she noted,  “We are now accepting nominations for Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. To be eligible a student must be a junior, senior or graduate student, have high academic standing, and must show strong leadership ability. As a member of the Marshall community, you have the opportunity to work with students on a daily basis. Undoubtedly, you know students deserving of this recognition, due to the accomplishments and contributions these students make to the ...
  • Author John Brandon to conduct literary reading, book signing at Marshall


    John Brandon, author of three novels and a new short story collection, will conduct a literary reading and book signing at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the atrium on the third floor of the Drinko Library. The event, called the John Brandon fiction reading, is part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. The series receives support from the College of Liberal Arts, the Honors College and the Department of English, along with the West Virginia Humanities Council. A Q&A and book signing with the author will follow his reading. Brandon’s novels are Arkansas, Citrus County and A Million Heavens, and the new short ...
  • Marshall faculty member certified as only Listening and Spoken Language Specialist-Auditory Verbal Educator in West Virginia


    Dr. Jodi Cottrell of the College of Health Professions recently passed her credentialing and is now the only Listening and Spoken Language Specialist-Auditory-Verbal Educator (LSLS-AVEd) in West Virginia. Cottrell, a program director in the Department of Communication Disorders, said she has been working on this certification for 3 ½ years. “This was a long and rigorous process, which required 900 hours of teaching children with hearing loss and speech disorders,” Cottrell said. “As the program director for Marshall’s Luke Lee Listening Learning Language Lab, I wanted to meet this credential to become a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist with the specific credential ...
  • Marshall among 22 winners of Knight News Challenge on Libraries


    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has named a team from Marshall University among 22 winners of the Knight News Challenge on Libraries, awarding the recipients a share of $3 million for their ideas. Launched in September 2014, the challenge asked applicants for ideas that leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities, recognizing their potential as a driver of innovation, creativity, news and information, entrepreneurship, education and social resources. Eight of the winners will receive investments of $130,000 to $600,000, while 14 early-stage ideas, including Marshall’s, will receive $35,000 each through the Knight Prototype Fund, which helps ...
  • Visual Arts Center’s education program to showcase youths’ work


    The Visual Arts Center again will open its doors to middle schoolers for four Saturdays beginning Feb. 14 for The Collaborative, a hands-on, student-centered workshop that allows youth to explore art within a dynamic artistic space. Classes for sixth- to- eighth-graders will be held from 10 a.m. to noon for four consecutive Saturdays beginning Feb. 14 on the 5th floor of the Visual Arts Center at 927 3rd Avenue. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to join the 9:30 a.m. student-led tour of the building Feb. 14. Dr. Maribea Barnes, an art and design faculty member and the lead educator for this ...
  • Marshall School of Medicine selects February Resident of the Month


    Carolyn A. Curtis, M.D., a second-year medical resident in the department of family and community health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been selected as the February 2015 Resident of the Month, Paulette Wehner, M.D., vice dean, graduate medical education, announced last week. “To be peer nominated is one of the most flattering ways a professional can receive an award,” Wehner said. “After all, it is your peers who are with you in the learning and clinical environments and have firsthand knowledge of your skills, attitudes and abilities.” Nominated by several of her fellow second-year family medicine residents, Curtis ...
  • Faculty Achievement: University Libraries


    Marshall Libraries’ faculty Jingping Zhang, Gretchen Beach, Thomas Walker and Larry Sheret co-authored “A Primer on How to Launch an Institutional Repository Successfully” which has been published in the peer-reviewed journal The Charleston Advisor. The article is a case study about the successful launch of Marshall Digital Scholar (MDS), Marshall’s institutional repository (IR), which provides open access to the faculty’s scholarly output, and the University archives. MU faculty who wish to have their published articles, presentations and other research output posted in MDS should send their CV or a list of published articles to mds@marshall.edu or the University Librarian/Director of Libraries ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Carl Mummert


    Dr. Carl Mummert, assistant professor of mathematics, has recently published two research papers co-authored with Marshall students. “On the modal logic of Reverse Mathematics,’’ co-authored with Sean Sovine (an undergraduate mathematics major) and Alaeddine Saadaoui (master’s student in mathematics), will appear in the Archive for Mathematical Logic. “On the existence of a connected component of a graph,’’, co-authored with Kirill Gura (undergraduate student in mathematics) and Jeffry Hirst (professor, Appalachian State University), will appear in Computability.   


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