February 26, 2014

 

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  • Birke Fine Arts Festival continues 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, is taking part in several events as the visiting artist in Marshall University’s Birke Fine Arts Festival. Senn has an exhibition of sound and video installations titled “Not Random, Just Complex” at Gallery 842, 842 4th Ave. in Huntington, which began last night and will continue through Saturday, March 1. The exhibit features an installation of sculptural musical instruments called “Cycling China” and a multimedia exhibit, “A Chattering Field.” Admission to the gallery is free and gallery hours are from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through ...
  • Women of Color program features award-winning actress Carmen Mitzi Sinnott

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    Marshall’s annual Women of Color program will take place Tuesday, March 4, with this year’s theme, “Our Community in the Americas.”  The celebration will begin at noon in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. The keynote speaker will be Carmen Mitzi Sinnott, a versatile actress, writer, educator and activist.  Women of Color awards will be presented and a luncheon buffet will follow. Sinnott is the author of Snapshot, a one-woman play about her African American father, Lorenzo Batts, a popular and talented Huntington native who left for the Vietnam War before she was born.  Her answers to finding her ...
  • Career Services’ Job-a-Palooza is today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


    Career Services is hosting Job-A-Palooza, a part-time job and internship fair, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Feb. 26, in the Memorial Student Center lobby. The event is open to all Marshall students, faculty and alumni. “Job-a-Palooza is an excellent opportunity for students to start networking and learning those networking skills in a more casual environment,” Jennifer Brown, program manager for internships and experiential learning at Career Services, said. “This event is held once a semester and allows recruiters to reach out to Marshall students for their hiring needs during busy seasons.  Students have the opportunity to gain experiences that ...
  • University community to review progress to date on Marshall 20/20 at March 25 retreat

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    Members of the Marshall community who have been working on any aspect of the Marshall 20/20 strategic planning project will be attending an all-day retreat Tuesday, March 25, at the Heritage Farm Museum and Village in Huntington. Mary Ellen Heuton, senior vice president of finance/chief financial officer, who is among the planners of the retreat, said that this is a follow up to the Oct. 11 leadership retreat. It will be a time for members of the university’s Board of Governors, the Marshall 20/20 planning group, and the various action teams to address the work completed to date, focus on challenges ...
  • Brain Expo returns Friday


    More than 630 elementary school children from around the Tri-state region will visit the Memorial Student Center Friday to participate in activities designed to help them learn about the brain and nervous system. The sixth Brain Expo at Marshall will feature more than 25 interactive stations where children will explore how the various parts of their nervous system are responsible for how their bodies function and learn how healthy lifestyle choices lead to better brain health. Activities will include testing their reflexes, playing memory games, coloring their own “brain hats” and building brain cell-shaped key chains. More than 200 Marshall students and ...
  • Performers attempt to solve eternal mystery of the mermaid


    Performers will use a host of creative forms to solve – once and for all – the eternal mystery of the mermaid as the Marshall University Women’s Studies Program presents “Body Shots VIII – Mermaids” Wednesday, March 5, at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre, inside the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The performance is free to the public. “Body Shots” is a unique collaborative effort involving Marshall students and faculty from across disciplines exploring themes relating to gender and the body. This year’s participants are from art and design, English, political science, history, sociology and anthropology, theatre and dance, among others. From ...
  • Center for Teaching and Learning to host open house March 5


    The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will host an open house next week for faculty to celebrate the center’s 15th Anniversary and to introduce faculty to a number of exciting new resource and opportunities, said Dr. Sherri Smith, director of the center. Drop-in hours for the Open House will be from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p. m., Wednesday, March 5, in Old Main 109. Refreshments, prizes and a drawing for an iPad Mini are on tap, along with several creative and interactive installations. At the Open House, CTL will be announcing a call for applications for a new annual fellowship, the ...
  • March 6 public reading to feature writers Ian Stansel, Afaa Michael Weaver


    Writers Ian Stansel and Afaa Michael Weaver will appear in the next public reading sponsored by the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. The reading will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in room 154 of Smith Hall. Stansel is the author of the story collection Everybody’s Irish (FiveChapters, 2013). His work also has appeared in Ploughshares, Salon, Cincinnati Review, Ecotone and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and holds a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston, where he served as editor of Gulf Coast. He currently serves as fiction editor ...
  • Pair of endowed funds focus on Modern Languages programs

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    The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has established a pair of endowed funds in memory of the wife and in-laws of Dr. Del Kimbler, professor emeritus of industrial engineering at Clemson University. The funds are called the Elisabeth Davidson Kimbler Award for Study Abroad, which honors Dr. Kimbler’s late wife, Elisabeth Kimbler, and the Maxine Garrett Feldmeier and Arthur Nelson Davidson Endowment Fund, which honors her parents. Elisabeth Kimbler had always wanted to do something meaningful directed to students in higher education.  When she passed away in October 2013, Del Kimbler decided to honor her wish.  Considering that her parents were Marshall graduates, ...
  • Orthopaedics professor at School of Medicine honored with national teaching award

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    Dr. Felix H. Cheung, associate professor in the department of orthopaedics, department vice chair of operations and finance, and chief of the division of orthopaedic oncology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2014 National Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). Cheung becomes the first Marshall professor to win the award. It was created in 1996 and recognizes medical school professors who make a significant impact on their students and medical education and is given to one person annually. “Dr. Cheung is an outstanding educator as is evidenced by this ...
  • Winners announced in MU stormwater slogan contest


    The Environmental Health and Safety department has announced the winners of its annual stormwater slogan contest, which are as follows: You have the power to change rain into a deadly poison!  Do you really want to? (Kenneth Devlin) Treasure water like our life. (Mengying Cao) Keep the pollution away and it will make your day.  (Kayleigh Edwards) “We would like to congratulate Kenneth Devlin, Mengying Cao and 9-year-old Kayleigh Edwards for their winning entries,” said Travis M. Bailey, environmental specialist. “Marshall University is fortunate to have an environmentally conscious student body, and we want to thank all of the participants for their time and ...
  • Speech and Debate team to showcase its talents Feb. 28


    Marshall University’s speech and debate team, winner of three tournaments this winter, is taking its performance public at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Smith Hall 154.   “We want to give the people who are interested an idea of what we do,” Coach Danny Ray said. “There will actually be some performances of public speeches and dramatic events, and interpretations of poetry and prose.” Although admission is free, donations will be accepted at the door. “We want to start a scholarship fund,” Ray said. Several factors have contributed to the Thundering Word’s phenomenal success this year, he said. “We have a lot of experience,” ...

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