February 19, 2014


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  • ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ debuts tonight at Experimental Theatre

    Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre will present “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” a play by Sarah Ruhl, at 7:30 p.m. nightly Wednesdays through Saturdays, Feb. 19-22 and Feb. 27-March 1 in Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre on the Huntington campus. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for Marshall faculty and staff. Marshall students are admitted with a valid ID. Click to view event flyer.
  • Grand opening of Marshall food pantry is today in student center

    Marshall’s new food pantry will be unveiled with a grand opening at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The event will take place in room BW 14, on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center. The pantry is open to all students. It mainly consists of non-perishable items, such as canned goods. The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday, beginning Friday, Feb. 21. Much of the food was donated by campus organizations that conducted food drives. The Alumni Association is currently having a food drive that will run through Feb. 28. It is accepting ...
  • Ceramics Open Studio is this Saturday; bowls will be made to help the hungry

    Marshall’s ceramics studio will open its doors to faculty, staff and students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, so they can help make bowls for the annual Empty Bowls event to support the Huntington Area Food Bank. “We will have food on hand for lunch, so bring a friend and come on down to throw bowls for Empty Bowls,” said Frederick Bartolovic, assistant professor of art and ceramics area coordinator. No experience is necessary; bowls also can be hand-built instead of thrown on a wheel, he said. The ceramics studio is located in the art warehouse at 201 21st ...
  • Marshall Dining Services conducting customer survey through March 5

    Marshall Dining Services is conducting one of its regular customer surveys now and until Wednesday, March 5. Customers are asked to visit this site and take a few minutes to fill out the survey: http://vcil.cc/gtjompw  
  • Dr. Stephen M. Petrany tapped to lead department of family and community health

    Stephen M. Petrany, M.D., has been appointed chairman of the department of family and community health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, according to Dean Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D.   He succeeds John Walden, M.D., who served as chairman for five years and now transitions to a new role with the school. “Steve Petrany is a perfect fit to lead the department of family medicine,” Shapiro said.  “He is an excellent clinician, dedicated teacher and astute business leader.   I couldn’t be more pleased that he has accepted the position.  He understands the mission of our medical school and I expect ...
  • Birke Fine Arts Festival continues next week with guest artist Dan Senn, Festival of New Music

    Dan Senn,  an internationally recognized artist-composer who creates sound art, music, video, and kinetic sound sculpture, will take part in several events as the visiting artist in the Birke Fine Arts Festival. Senn will present an exhibition of sound and video installations titled “Not Random, Just Complex” at Gallery 842, 842 4th Ave. in Huntington, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25, and continuing through Saturday, March 1. The exhibit features an installation of sculptural musical instruments called “Cycling China” and a multimedia exhibit, “A Chattering Field.” An opening reception for the exhibition will take from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.  Admission ...
  • South Charleston campus to hear Amerikaner Feb. 27

    Dr. Marty Amerikaner, faculty representative on the Marshall University Board of Governors, will be the featured speaker for the next brown bag luncheon on the South Charleston campus, which will take place at noon Thursday, Feb. 27, in room 319 of the administration building. Lunch will be provided by the College of Education and Professional Development, which sponsors the luncheon series. A faculty member in the psychology department since 1988, which he served as chair from 1991-2007, Amerikaner will speak about how the Board of Governors has evolved over his two-and-a-half years of service on the board. For more information, contact Dr. Luke ...
  • Plant ecologist publishes third book

    Biology professor Dr. Frank S. Gilliam has published his third book, “The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America, Second Edition.” Oxford University Press released the volume this week. A recognized expert in plant ecology, Gilliam studies the movement and cycling of plant nutrients within land-based, or terrestrial, ecosystems. He describes the herbaceous layer as the lowest layer of plants in the forest. “This layer is generally less than one meter in height and includes a mixture of herbaceous species such as lilies and grasses, along with seedlings of shrubs and trees,” he said. “Despite a growing awareness that the herbaceous layer ...
  • Reminder: ‘Carmen’ comes to the Keith-Albee Feb. 20

    The operatic tour-de-force, Bizet’s Carmen, will be on stage at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20. A pre-show opera chat featuring music professor Dr. Larry Stickler and Teatro Lirico D’Europa’s Artistic Director, Giorgio Lalov will begin at 6 p.m. The opera, performed with a full orchestra, unfolds the story of Carmen, the heroine of Bizet’s opera, who  is a gypsy woman and an unpredictable femme fatale who draws two disparate men, Escamillo and Don José, to her flame. Bizet’s Carmen is sponsored by Community Trust Bank, KEE 100, WVHU, WSAZ, The Herald-Dispatch, Marshall University and the Marshall ...
  • SURE program for STEM undergraduates accepting applications

    Marshall University is accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Fellowship. This program has been conducted at Marshall since 2005, and is funded through the West Virginia Research Challenge Fund, administered by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, Division of Science and Research. The SURE program is designed specifically to enable West Virginia undergraduate students with a history of research to work at Marshall. Each student will receive a stipend of $4,000, plus support for travel. SURE supports undergraduate researchers over a 10-week period; this year’s program runs from May 19 through Aug. 1. The SURE program is ...
  • Marshall to host Appalachian Studies conference next month

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    Marshall is hosting the Appalachian Studies Association annual conference on the Huntington campus March 28 through 30. One of the program organizers, Dr. Linda Spatig of the College of Education and Professional Development, said approximately 800-1000 people are expected to attend. Anyone can register and attend. “We have a terrific program lined up and lots of scholarships available for people who need them, including students,” Spatig said. In addition, Marshall students who are not presenters (those who ARE presenters can get scholarships) can attend any conference event free of charge just by using their Marshall IDs. For further information, visit the conference website ...

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