January 15, 2014

 

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  • Cooley takes new position with Marshall University; named associate vice president for intercultural affairs

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    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Maurice Cooley, director of the Center for African American Students at Marshall University for the past 11 years, has been named associate vice president for intercultural affairs, university President Stephen J. Kopp announced today. Cooley assumes his new position Friday, Jan. 17. Intercultural affairs is the new name for the former office of multicultural affairs and now reports to the division of academic affairs. “The title of intercultural affairs more accurately reflects the paradigm and the kind of work that we must do in universities in our global society,” Cooley said. “And that is to focus on the intercultural process ...
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Sam Clagg

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    Dr. Sam Clagg, emeritus professor of geography and a past acting president of Marshall University, died Thursday, Jan. 9. A memorial service took place Sunday, Jan. 12, in the Memorial Student Center. For further information, click to view the following: Herald-Dispatch obituary; Excerpt from Marshall Magazine, Spring 2007; Excerpt from Principals and Presidents of Marshall University, written by Lisle G. Brown in 2012.  
  • Reminder: ‘Living the Legacy’ awards luncheon to take place Jan. 23, deadline is today


    Best-selling author Omar Tyree will be the featured speaker for the annual “Living the Legacy” Awards Luncheon, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Tyree’s  works include the nonfiction The Equation: Applying the 4 Indisputable Components of Business Success and novels such as Flyy Girl, Welcome to Dubai (The Traveler) and For the Love of Money. Dr. Shari Clarke, vice president for multicultural affairs, said the luncheon is free to the Marshall  community, but reservations are required. Reservations may be made by e-mailing allen1@marshall.edu or calling ext. ...
  • Sandee Lloyd named Employee of the Month

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    Sandee Lloyd, Administrative Associate, Graduate College Dean’s Office, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for October, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. Employed since March 1984, she was nominated by Dr. David J. Pittenger. Pittenger related in his nomination that, although there was a comprehensive “desk manual” prepared for him by his predecessor, after he became interim dean of graduate studies in August 2013, there were numerous day-to-day matters that needed to be dealt with and he continued to call upon Lloyd, . “I became more impressed with her comprehensive knowledge of the ...
  • Anthropologist using 3-D printing technology to enhance research and student learning; equipment available to university community

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    As a biological anthropologist and assistant biology professor at Marshall University, Dr. Paul Constantino studies human evolution. His research focuses on how the skull and teeth have developed and how diet has influenced that development. The shelves of his office are lined with life-size skull models illustrating the range of human evolution and his lab is filled with experiments designed to measure things like the force required to crack nuts and the jaw motions of giant pandas as they chew bamboo. Ironically, perhaps, for someone studying and teaching about humans who lived tens of thousands of years ago, Constantino is using one ...
  • Rec Center available to Marshall employees until Jan. 26


    The Marshall Recreation Center is inviting all Marshall employees to bring their immediate families to utilize the center through Sunday, Jan. 26, said Michele Muth, assistant director – marketing and memberships. This is an extension by one week of the originally announced date. If you haven’t had a chance to utilize the facility or you’re looking to kick off your New Year’s resolution, now is the opportunity. And if you’re still affected by the current water emergency, you may want to take advantage of the shower facilities. Bring your Marshall ID to the Welcome Desk at the Recreation Center to get started.
  • Marshall Recreation Center division of Outdoor Pursuits releases spring calendar of events, trips


    Marshall Recreation Center division of Outdoor Pursuits has released its calendar of events and trips for the spring 2014 semester. Advance registration is required unless otherwise noted. Here is the schedule: January 27 – Winter Warmer Film Series: 180 Degrees South – The first installment of the Rec’s 4-week Outdoor Film Series will be held in the Outdoor Pursuits Lounge.  February 31-Feb. 2 – Ski Trip at Snowshoe – A 3-day, 2-night skiing and snowboarding trip to the Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Various packages are available. 3 – Winter Warmer Film Series: The Shorts – The second installment of the Rec’s Outdoor Film Series will be ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center presents MELT: a workshop for sports-related pain and injury


    The Marshall Recreation Center will be hosting a special hour of MELT with Susan Robarts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21. MELT is a simple self-treatment technique that helps people get out of and stay out of chronic pain.  MELT is not exercise or a  diet.  It is a simple method using soft balls and a soft roller that  can be done  at home to restore neurological balance, stability, and joint mobility.  This workshop will show how to  MELT at home to decrease the “stuck stress” that has accumulated in the body from normal activities and daily living. Robarts, BSc, CPT, and ...
  • Abatement project under way in Science Building


    An asbestos abatement project on the second floor (annex side) of the Science Building began Jan. 13 and is expected to be concluded Friday, Jan. 17, according to Tracy Smith, director of environmental safety and health. Next week, beginning Monday, Jan. 20, an abatement project will be conducted on the ground floor annex side of the building.  The purpose of these projects is to remove floor tile and mastic in the corridor to prepare the area for repairs and renovation. During the project, these areas will be unoccupied and will be completely isolated from the rest of the building by protective ...
  • Faculty Achievements: Dr. Jeffrey Powell


    Dr. Jeffrey L. Powell, professor of philosophy and the 2013-14 Drinko fellow, was part of a panel concerning the notions of pain and language in Heidegger at the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy conference held last fall at the University of Oregon. In addition, he  presented “Heidegger and Ereignis” at the West Virginia Philosophical Society meeting at Marshall, which he organized, in November. He also  published “Language, Writing, and Truth” in Research in Phenomenology, vol. 43/1, and has an essay, “On the Event,” that is to appear in Continental Philosophy Review sometime in 2014. Powell  has been  awarded a book contract from SUNY ...
  • Rec Center announces Fitness Challenge


    The Marshall Recreation Center has announced a fitness challenge that will be in effect until April 11. Following is the announcement as prepared by Rec Center staff. ———————- Do you have a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight or have new fitness goals for yourself? Then sign up for the Spring 2014 Fitness Challenge. What better way to stay motivated and on track than to log your points and progress with friends!! We have two divisions available for the Fitness Challenge: Student or Faculty/Staff. The Challenge will take place January 20th– April 11th.  Each team must consist of 2-5 participants. Register your team ...

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