January 22, 2014



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  • Long-range planning process groups continue their work

    Work continues on the Marshall 20/20 long-range planning process, which began with a session Oct. 11 to introduce the concept of developing a new “business model” for Marshall University. The importance of this process was intensified earlier this month, when additional reductions in state funding were announced, totaling nearly $700,000 in additional budget cuts for the remainder of this fiscal year (2014). This was in addition to the $5.3 million reduction levied at the beginning of the year. The most recent cut included the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “We must become more self-reliant and more self-sustained,” Kopp said as the ...
  • Marshall research and commercialization experts to speak at statewide bioscience summit

    Marshall University representatives are among more than 25 life science experts who will share experiences and discuss strategies for successfully expanding the state’s bioscience industry during the upcoming West Virginia Bioscience Summit. Sponsored by the Bioscience Association of West Virginia (BioWV), the summit will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. The annual event brings together members of the bioscience community with policy and opinion leaders, economic developers and others who are interested in learning more about how to grow and nurture the industry in West Virginia. At the summit, Dr. ...
  • Kopp to speak at PROMISE Scholarship Forum Jan. 28

    President Stephen J. Kopp will be featured as a panelist at the PROMISE Scholarship Forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Clay Center in Charleston. The event is cosponsored by Generation Charleston, a committee of the Charleston Area Alliance, and Generation West Virginia, and will be moderated by Senate Education Chair Bob Plymale. Other members of the panel include the keynote speaker, former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise; Dr. Paul Hill, chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission; Lloyd Jackson, member of the West Virginia Board of Education; Lizzy Margolin, former PROMISE Scholarship recipient; and Kristen Pennington, chair ...
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Michael W. Galbraith

    Dr. Michael W. Galbraith, professor of leadership studies, died Saturday, Jan. 18. A member of the Marshall University faculty since 2001, Galbraith had previously been on the faculties of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Temple University and Florida Atlantic University. A specialist in adult and continuing education, he was a member of the International Adult and Continuing Higher Education Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2011. He received  both a B.A. degree in social studies/education and a Master of Education degree from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.   He was awarded a doctorate in adult education from Oklahoma State University-Stillwater. A memorial ...
  • Marshall Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ‘sneak peek’ set for Jan. 23

    Marshall Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a division of Marshall Surgery, will host a “sneak peek” from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, at its new office at 5185 U.S. 60 E., Suite 26, in the East Hills Professional Center. The new office is conveniently located near the 29th Street interchange of I-64. Dr. Adel A. Faltaous and Dr. Farid B. Mozaffari, the area’s most comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgery team, will now see patients at the new location.  They offer both surgical and non-surgical procedures and products. The sneak peek, which is for Marshall, Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center ...
  • Award-winning author of books about Lincoln to speak at Marshall

    The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series, sponsored by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy at Marshall University, will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 4, when it welcomes Dr. Brian R. Dirck, award-winning author of several books about Abraham Lincoln, and Professor of History at Anderson University. Dirck’s lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and Constitutional Optimism,” will focus on the challenges Lincoln faced as he struggled to fight the Civil War within the boundaries created by the U.S. Constitution and how he found ways to use the Constitution as a source of power and inspiration, rather than difficulty and restriction. Dirck also will discuss Lincoln’s ...
  • Rec Center thanks participants from last month’s ‘Rec the Halls’

    The Marshall Recreation Center is thanking all of the students, faculty and staff who participated in the ‘Rec the Halls with Holiday Hopes’ event last month. More than 550 gifts were donated and wrapped for organizations such as the A.D. Lewis Community Center, Ronald McDonald House, Golden Girls, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Tri-State, and NECCO. Click to view complete letter.
  • Reminder: 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. Bring your Marshall ID to the Welcome Desk at the Recreation Center to get started.
  • Reminder: Retirement Celebration for Dr. Arnold Miller

    Dr. Arnold Miller, assistant vice president for information technology and executive director of computing services, will be honored at a retirement celebration Tuesday, Jan. 28. It will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Drinko Library Atrium on the Huntington campus. Click to view complete invitation.
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Elinore Dannenberg Taylor

    Dr. Elinore Dannenberg Taylor, a retired member of the English faculty at Marshall, died Jan. 12. A Huntington native, she attended the Marshall Laboratory School, from which she graduated in 1948. She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1952, and later a master’s degree from Marshall and a doctorate from West Virginia University. Services will take place at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Huntington at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, with graveside services at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church or the Ohio Valley ...

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