January 14, 2015

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  • Marshall family pauses to remember, honor President Kopp


    Marshall students, faculty and staff gathered yesterday afternoon, Jan. 12, to reflect on the life and legacy of the late President Stephen J. Kopp. The memorial service took place in the Cam Henderson Center. Dr. Bill Bissett, a Marshall alumnus and former chief of staff and senior vice president at the university, served as the master of ceremonies and introduced the speakers and performers. Speakers included Marshall Interim President Gary White; West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Menis Ketchum; Elizabeth Bradley, Kopp’s daughter; Dr. Paul Hill, chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission; Michael Sellards, chair of the Marshall ...
  • Marshall community to welcome interim president with reception Friday


    The Marshall University community will welcome Interim President Gary G. White and his wife, Jo Ann, with a reception this Friday in the third floor atrium of the John Deaver Drinko Library on the Huntington campus. The event, which will last from 4-6 p.m., is open to all Marshall students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, as well as the Huntington community. Welcome receptions also are planned for the South Charleston campus and the Mid-Ohio Valley Center. Details will follow in the coming days. White was appointed by the Marshall University Board of Governors last month to replace Dr. Stephen J. Kopp, who ...
  • Marshall, local branch of NAACP planning activities for MLK Jr. Day


    In conjunction with the Huntington-Cabell Branch of the NAACP, Marshall University will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19, with various activities, including the MLK Jr. Traditional March. Maurice Cooley, associate vice president of Intercultural Affairs, said his office and the NAACP are co-planning this year’s activities with the local community, churches, pastors, community leaders, and various other constituents in the area. “We hope to have strong support from our Marshall family,” Cooley said. “Our goal at Marshall is to have 250 faculty, staff and/or students attending at least the traditional march and as many as possible to attend the ...
  • Researchers celebrate silver anniversary together at School of Medicine


    For just over a quarter of a century, Ronald J. Stanek, M.S., and Maurice A. Mufson, M.D., have worked as a team in the Virus Research Laboratory, Department of Internal Medicine, at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Stanek received his master’s degree in biological sciences from Marshall University in 1984, and began working with Mufson five years later.  Mufson had been hired in the late 1970s as the inaugural chairman of the department of internal medicine at Marshall. He and Stanek set about conducting virus research in the areas of pulmonary diseases, including pneumonia and bronchiolitis in ...
  • Marshall juried art exhibition receives record number of entries from across U.S.


    Marshall University’s Fourth Annual National Juried Exhibition has been narrowed from the more than 200 submissions nationwide to 18 exhibitors. Free and open to the public, the exhibition’s opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Visual Arts Center Gallery at 927 Third Ave. The exhibition will be on display until Feb. 20 during the gallery’s normal business hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. “We received more than double the number of entries from last year,” said Megan Schultz, Visual Arts Center gallery director and facilities coordinator Juror Arif Khan, who whittled the list, will ...
  • Scholarship created at School of Medicine in honor of lifelong West Virginia couple


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced last week the creation of the C. Douglas Phillips, M.D., F.A.C.R., Scholarship to assist a medical student with educational expenses. The scholarship was created by Dr. Doug Phillips, Class of 1984, in honor of his parents, Clifford R. and Angelia E. Phillips, lifelong West Virginia residents who reside in Randolph County.   In making the scholarship, Doug Phillips credited his parents with instilling in him a love of learning. “My parents’ selfless commitment to higher education and their love and guidance are a constant inspiration,” Phillips said.  “In addition to my parents, the scholarship is ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center to host Pump and Run competition


    Pump and Run, a competition that features a combination of weight lifting and a 5K run, will take place at the Marshall Recreation Center on Saturday, Jan. 31 beginning at 8 a.m. Participants will be able to take up to 15 minutes off their running time by shedding 30 seconds off their time with each bench press rep. The 5K run (3.1 miles) will be completed outside, around the campus, and will include chip timing. In the case of inclement weather, the run will take place on the Rec Center treadmills. The pump portion of the race, which precedes the run, will take ...


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